Palm Beach Vintage Adventures

Hello Fashionistas,

Happy Friday darlings. Today on the blog I have a special guest, my cast-mate from 'A Little Night Music', 

Brittany Baratz

. Brittany is the fabulous high soprano of our show and could be described as Joan Collins meets a Jewish grandma:  glamourous, always ready with a zinger and often providing the dressing room with sage words of wisdom. Check out her

website

to learn more about her talents and to see some video of her in action. 

As I continue to raid the costume department here at the theatre, I am finding some fabulous, and very Palm Beachy, gems. Here is Brittany modeling some of these vintage treasures. 

#1 Check out this awesome 1960's dress, worn with a turban and huge sunglasses....poolside naturally....

#2 This fabulous jacket is a old-lady statement piece of it's own. It's tropical print contains flowers and birds and is perfect thrown of jeans and a t-shirt for a more modern look 

#3 In case you were missing me readers, here I am up a tree (where else?) wearing a gorgeous skirt taken from a recent Le Liaisons Dangereuses

 production and worn with a crop top and sneakers

My thanks to darling Brittany for being such a fab model.

Oh and in case you thought I had made it through a photo shoot without doing something ridiculous, here is a photo of me falling out of the tree....

Keeping it classy 

Bathing Belle (Turb Your Enthusiasm)

Happy Friday Fashionistas,

It's another beautiful day down here in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

My raiding of the theatre's wardrobe department is still going strong, so please enjoy this vintage turban which I am wearing poolside. I paired the darling hat with a cute Primarni swimming costume and some Louboutins - natch.

I'm well on the way to be mistaken for a native, just need to work on my tan....er, that might take a while......

Love to you all,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

Swimsuit is from Primark (last summer), here are some similar suits:

Color and Light

Hi Fashion Darlings,

A little nod to Sondheim in the post title there as I am busily reading my script for 'A Little Night Music' which I begin rehearsing next month in West Palm Beach. Expect some beachy shots coming your way soon. 

Today I'm giving the #threewaystowear treatment to this colourful little (very little, yikes!) tunic that I bought at the mecca that is Primark aka Primani. 

Enjoy!

RD xoxo

#1 As Iris Apfel once said "I'm a color person, I've never been known to play it safe". With that in mind, why not throw on some neon wedges and become a walking rainbow. 

#2 For those days when shaving your legs is just too much hassle, wear the tunic over some jeans. Why not add a bejeweled turban too, go on...you're not driving...

# 3 For a cooler day wear over a shirt and add some knee length socks. Sure, I look mildy insane but "more is more and less is a bore!" 

Tunic: Primark

Outfit One: Wedges: Primark

Outfit Two: Jeans: Urban Outfitters, Turban: Miss Selfridge, Shoes: Zara, Cardigan: Primark

Outfit Three: Shirt: H&M, Socks: Who the hell knows where their socks come from? Shoes: Primark

Photos: 

Denton Taylor

Not to go all "Jerry's Final Thought" on yo asses, but I thought you might enjoy this little look behind the curtain. Sure fashion blogging and musical theatre is pretty glamourous, but there are many not-so-glam moments. For example, the moment that a spider landed on my hand mid-shoot and Denton my photographer kept shooting. The result? This gem:

Love Ruthie Darling xoxo