Sting, The Last Ship, Salt Lake City and Vintage Fashion!

Hi Darlings,

It's been a while since I've posted on the blog, that's because I've been appearing in The Last Ship in Salt Lake City, UT vintage shopping and....you know....hanging out with Sting!!!!!

Photo: BW Productions. Left to right: Bryant Martin, Karen Azenberg, Sting, Ruthie Darling

Look at my mentiiiiile smile! Oh god, what an amazing moment. Sting wrote the music to The Last Ship and popped by to catch the performance and join us for a drink afterwards.  He really liked my performance and gushed to me about the last big note I held in my song. All I could muster in response was "Thanks.....Sting". Smooth Ruthie lol. 

It's been an amazing experience to be a part of this production. I'm not sure it will completely sink in until I leave Utah. Here is a video of Sting joining us up on stage. He touches my arm! #DEAD

Okay that's the big news out of the way, now onto the fash-un. 

Here in Salt Lake City there happens to be one of the best vintage stores I have ever visited in my life. The pieces are as amazing as the prices. I practically bought up the entire store! Expect many vintage outfits gracing the pages of this blog soon. Here is a sneak peak of a couple of gorgeous pieces I picked up. Huge thanks to my co-star Anne Tolpegin for taking these amazing shots around town. 

This perfect 1940's suit cost $30 - yes you read that right. Oh, it's so good to be out of New York sometimes! The shoes are also from Decades and the bag is Kate Spade - both gifts. 

Next up a duck egg blue dress, perfect for climbing on sculptures and posing for photos in!  

Ahh Salt Lake, you've been tremendous. Now to start putting all of these new purchases into some #threewaystowear shoots. Watch this space my darlings! 

Love,

RD xoxo

Southern Belle - Part Two Y'all

Happy Friday Darlings!

Here is part two to my 'raided the costume shop' post.

First up, a gorgeous 1940's dress:

Next up, an amazing taffeta and sequined gown.

A sweet lemon coloured 1950's dress is adorable with pink shoes

This hat and jacket were used in a kid's show, but I thought they were fabulous!

Thank you Jane and Cassandra for this super fun shoot!

Finally, my audition for SVU - take note Dick Wolf!

Southern Belle - Part One Y'All

Hi Darlings,

As you may or may not be aware, these last couple of weeks I have been immersed in a production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch in North Carolina. A musical about transgender people in the HB2 state - yep, what the hell was I thinking? You can read about my experiences with this show in an article I am writing for Curve Magazine, so watch this space theatre-luvvies!

Dressing as a man every night for this show, has somehow brought out my feminine side in my real life. After much pleading with Tom the artistic director of the theatre, I raided the costume shop and discovered these beautiful vintage dresses. 

I shot the looks at the majestic Fair Oaks house - a spectacular Greek revival home built in 1859 here in the same town as the theatre. I had cycled past the house a few times and called the owner, the lovely and generous Jane Stewart, who let me use the space and also ended up art directing the shoot! Talk about right place, right time! 

Check out my Southern Belle looks below, sigh, why I can't I live this way everyday....

Photos by Cassandra Vallery

Oh this late 40's dress is so gorgeous. The perfect spring ensemble!

Costume shops are always full of wedding dresses - lord knows the best musicals end on a wedding ;) I added a flower crown to this beauty and some converse sneaks to keep it real. (Also I now know why women used to swoon - it's bloody hot in this formal gown in The South!)

Doing my best Vivien Leigh.....

This jump suit was handmade by someone way back when. It may need to take a little trip up to Bushwick........

Part Two coming up on Friday! Have a beautiful, happy week kittens.

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

The Rack Shack

Hello Darlings,

It's a beautiful week in NYC. Spring has blissfully arrived like a drag queen breezing into a party "I'm here divas, get your hotpants on!".

I noticed a new store had opened up in my Bushwick hood recently called The Rack Shack. The store sells a curious combination of underwear/nightware and sneakers. The owner, Laura, is from Amsterdam and is skilled at sourcing underwear in hard to find sizes, making this store a pilgrimage spot for those woman large of breast and small of back, or vice versa. She also sells these AWESOME light-up sneakers. I was stopped about twenty times in the ten minutes I was wearing them. Forget Tinder - buy a pair of these badboys. 

In this post, I am wearing one of her vintage-style onesies. Here it is kiddos. 

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Wear with coloured heels and carry a vintage parasol for old movie chic.

#2 Feeling a little chilly? Throw over the most over-the-top coat you own. This one is Betsy Johnson that I picked up in a thrift store. Add flatforms to keep the look modern.

#3 Add the aforementioned trainers/sneakers and add a statement jacket. Keep the look cohesive with a black and gold belt.

What did I tell you - people cannot get enough of them!

Thank you to Laura at The Rack Shack and of course to the man, the legend, Denton Taylor for the photography.

See you all on Friday xoxo

Back To Black

Hello Darlings,

It's April! Another month to look fabulous! Today I am styling up this gorgeous dress that was given to me by StylingOn - those girls are so sweet, check out their website. Here it is styled up three different ways.

Next week I will be working with a couple of brands and embarking on my first ever lingerie shoot, GOD HELP ME. I'm off to start my diet now.....maybe lift a weight......ugh that was exhausting. 

Enjoy fashionistas!

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

P.S Mum, I am so sorry for the flagrant nipples on show.....you can cut off my inheritance now

#1 Let the dress do the talking (not that I had any choice), add shoes that are so high you are practically walking around en-pointe, comfort-schumfort. 

#2 To soften the look, add a 1950's vintage summer coat in muted shades. I've had this one since I was 18 so you do the mathS. I mean, don't obviously that would be frightening. Look, my point is, vintage lasts. It isn't worn out tat and it's good for the environment. Invest baybehs.

#3 Victoriana is big this year (I keep trying to tell you, you'll see...) so add a jacket with a nod to the era - like this one that sports a little bustle on the back. Think Queen Victoria, but with fewer chins. 

There you have it. I had such a great time on this shoot. Denton, you are so rude to me constantly, but I effing love you.

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Enjoy this beautiful day. 

....I have a heart like the sea, a million dreams are in me....

Friday Floral

Happy Friday Fashionistas,

We made it through the week yay. Today on the blog I am giving the #threewaystowear treatment to this charming 1940's tea dress that I picked up at the now defunct Family Jewels store on 23rd st. The every increasing NYC rents drove them out, however you can still purchase items at their Etsy shop.

#1 Wear with cute ankle boots and a little leather jacket for a laidback saturday vibe. Accesorise with modern, geometric jewels for some contrast.

#2 For a french girl in Paris look, add a cropped black polo neck (turtle neck in America I know, I know), some red patent ankle boots and an Alice In Wonderland necklace. Model it by scaling a sculpture, naturally. 

#3 Keep it simple (great advice for life too - see, you get so much more than just fashion here babies). Throw on your highest and most delicate heels (Louboutins encouraged, but make sure someone else buys them for you) and a vintage snakeskin belt. 

Oh hi there Denton!

sorry Dad

Okay now for a little competition: who can tell me where these photos were taken?  (The sculpture is a big clue). The prize is the smug satisfaction that you truly know New York City.

That's all for this week darlings. Huge thank yous to my darling photographer Denton Taylor, putting up with me like a champ!

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

London Calling

Happy Friday Fashion Darlings,

Today your English Girl In New York is actually in London! East london to be exact. The home of the best vintage stores, street art and disconcertingly cheap curries.

On the corner of Hanbury and Brick Lane I met my London secret weapon - photographer 

Juliette Carton

. This fabulous girl is only 18 years old and is already pretty hot on the London music photography scene. Check out her website to see more.

The outfit I have on today is an oversized trapeze dress which I bought from a stall at

Spitalfields Market

. The young designer, originally from Thailand, says she has no brand name, website or instagram. So if you like the dress (there were many more colours and patterns) head over to Spitalfields and find her stall in the outside part of the market opposite the Leon. 

Here it is #threewaystowear

#1 Wear over skinny jeans and platform boots for a casual "yes I'm always this cool" look.

#Vintage the s*** out of the dress by belting it at the waist and adding some vintage heels and a vintage headscarf.

#3 Play up the unusual shape of the dress by wearing with flatforms and geometric sunglasses. A side pony ain't just for women in spandex leotards you know, rock that side pony with pride.

Thanks again to the wonderful 

Juliette

More London photos coming next week. Until then divas!

RD xoxo

Grayson Clothing - Part One

Hello Fashionistas,

Today I am very excited to share with you my collaboration with the new clothing brand 

Grayson

. They specialise in junior (stop laughing bitches) fashions at awesome prices. 

Last week I was lucky enough to receive two items from their current collection. Here is the first: a sweet, striped, cropped top - showcased here in my #threewaystowear

My model today is the actress Catharine League, who played Fredrika in 'A Little Night Music' with me in Palm Beach. Catharine is currently working at Disney World playing Ariel in the Little Mermaid. She is also a figure-skating-diva. Check out her video at the end of this post.

Here she is, enjoy darlings! Oh and check out Friday's post to see the other item they sent me, modeled by another actress from the show, Cristina Flores. 

RD xoxo

#1 Wear with a vintage petticoat. (Gone-With-The-Wind-chic?) The black booties give it a more modern feel 

"Flatley my dear, I don't riverdance"

#2 For a forties nod, wear with high waisted linen trousers and an adorable headscarf. Catharine The Riveter

 ladies and gentlemen:

#3 For a more elegant look, wear with a satin wrap-around skirt and the obligatory Louboutins. Accesorise with palm trees, natch.

A big Thank You to Grayson Clothing and Catharine my model. 

Visit their website 

here

 and you can follow them on social media on these links:

instagram

facebook

twitter

 and 

pinterest

Before I leave you, here is Catharine being ridiculously good at figure skating. Stop having so many talents dammit #upstager

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:

Opening Night

Happy Friday Fashionistas,

It's opening night down here in West Palm Beach! I am absolutely thrilled to be playing every acerbic-witted actress' dream role of Charlotte. #typecastandlovingit

One of the most marvelous things about working in theatres around the country for a fashion blogger can be summed up in two words: COSTUME SHOP. Endless racks of vintage clothing and costumes just dying to be taken out into the street for a fashion shoot. 

Over the next few posts I will showcase some of the delicious discoveries I have made whilst ransacking the wardrobe department at the Palm Beach Dramaworks. Shoutout to Wardrobe Mistress Linda Shorrock who is currently tied up in a storage closet.

First, a little 70's action. Cute, but **be warned** polyester and the Florida heat do not mix well. I smell great right now.

RD xoxo 

Dress and shoes: Vintage

Photos by: Nanique Gheridian - thanks!!!!

Picnic Princess

Darling Fashionistas,

Week two of rehearsals here in West Palm Beach are going well and I'm typing this from my dressing room, surrounded by glamourous showgirls. (It could be worse right?)

Today on the blog, I'm wearing an all red ensemble. The skirt is light enough for the scorching Florida heat and, in a pinch, 

can be used 

as a picnic blanket ;)

Happy Friday Divas!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

Top: Vintage

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Primark

Photos: the lovely 

Denton Taylor

For similar looks check out the links below!

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Heading For A Wedding #jk

Hey Fashion Darlings,

It's hotter than hell outside, so I am writing this sitting face first into the AC unit in a swimsuit #classssaaay

This week I am showcasing a vintage wedding dress worn in three different styles. I mean hey, if you are going to spend a month's rent on a dress, you may as well get some use out of it.

P.S Shoutout to the bride of the moment: Miss Gemma Glynn, whose glamourous Gatsby-esque wedding will, I'm sure, be gracing the pages of this blog very soon. 

Love and sweaty kisses,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Wear with Louboutins. Nuff said.

#2 For a more daytime feel, throw over a little plaid shirt (especially if you're heading for a friend's performance art gig in Bushwick) and add a pop of colour with a vintage scarf worn around the head.

#3 For a little evening glamour, throw over a beaded jacket and add some vampy lipstick.

Dress: Vintage

Outfit: Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Outfit Two: Shirt: Forever 21, Scarf: Vintage, Shoes: Bought in China

Outfit Three: Beaded jacket: Stolen from E's closet

Photos by the darling: 

Denton Taylor

Happy Tuesday Blogsters 

xoxo

Leather and Lace

Hey Fashionistas,

This weekend I began the arduous task of sorting through my summer clothes and putting away jumpers and wool scarfs for the season (an optimistic act on my part which prompted it to rain so hard in New York that we received a flashflood warning on the iphone - you're welcome NYers). 

In the process of going through my wardrobe, I found this beautiful vintage nightdress which I remembered was gifted to me by the costume designer on a production of Cabaret that I was in a few years ago.  Thank you Sherry!

Here it is #threewaystowear

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Let the dress do the talking, but to accent the era add long pearls and a bejeweled headband. Louboutins hype up the glamour. Oh and pose by a wall that has paint peeling - it really adds to the shabby chic vintage look #jokes

#2 Mix up eras why not and add a 1980's wrap-cardigan in a metallic colour. Mixing eras can be risky, but hey the fashion police aren't going to come and pick you up - they are far too busy running after men in bowling shirts

#3 To toughen the look, add a leather jacket and boots. These boots have an East London circa 1880's look that I love. Victorian Prostitute Chic - it could catch on....maybe...

Dress: Gift

Outfit One: Headband: Miss Selfridge, Pearls: Vintage, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Outfit Two: Cardigan: Vintage

Outfit Three: Jacket: Topshop, Boots: Vintage

Photos by the divine: 

Denton Taylor

Raiders of the Lost Closet

Hello Saturday Fashionistas,

I was reminded this week of one of the great things about sharing a flat with another woman - the clothing swap potential! This got me musing upon my London days, when my flatmates and I would pool our fashion resources on a Saturday night and share clothing and shoes before hitting Upper Street. (I'm thinking of you: Carys Fazey, Gemma Glynn, Jacqueline Wilson, Stacey Crosskill, Vicki Lee Taylor, Nicola Phillips) #kestonlodge #neverforget

Last week as I was putting something away in E's wardrobe when I noticed this amazing....dress?....shirt...? Not sure exactly what it is, but I was in love. Turns out it belonged to her mother who was a bit of a fashionista herself.

Here it is #threewaystowear

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Wear it as a wrap dress over shorts and a tank top. Add killer boots and a statement necklace. Speaking of mothers, this reminds me of a story about Sal - see the bottom of the post

#2 Wear over an asymmetric black dress to play up the unusual cut of the over-dress. Pick a colour from the pattern and add shoes of that colour. Throw on a couple of statement necklaces - always a good idea in my book.

#3 For a more casual look, wear over torn up jeans and green high heeled pumps. #casuallyfabulous 

Dress: Thank you to Joyce Heeney Beglarian

Outfit One: Shorts: Forever 21, Boots and Necklace: Necessary Clothing

Outfit Two: Dress: Necessary Clothing, Shoes: New Look, Red Necklace: Primark, Blue Necklace: Topshop (gift from Mummy)

Outfit Three: Jeans: River Island, Shoes: Zara, Necklace (which contains bubbles!!) Gift

Thanks to the one and only 

Denton Taylor

 for the photos

The Sally Story:

When I was about 9, my Mum took me to Camden Market in London. (For those of you who don't know, Camden is home to punks and goths and the craziest fashions.) My Mum was wearing a necklace similar to the one I'm wearing here. As we walked down Camden High St, a woman approached us with purple hair and about 20 facial piercings (something I had never seen before in my life - damn, I couldn't even pierce my ears until I was 14 thankyouverymuch) I was slightly terrified until the woman said "cool necklace" to my Mum. 

I've never been prouder. #Sal

Flatform Fashionista

Hello Fashion Darlings,

Another beautiful week here in the village. The sun is shining and, predictably, this English girl immediately got a light sunburn by sitting with one part of my body in the sun at a cafe. Ooh yeah, keeping it classy with ONE pink shoulder. I name this look "asymmetric tanning" - watch out for it in the fall collections in Paris this year.

Fashion fails aside, in this post I am wearing some uber-fashionable flatorms with a lucite base. Lucite (or 'perspex' as we call it in England) is a shoe material most commonly associated with strippers. Well fashionistas, think of these like stripper shoes that have been melted down and re-modelled because now 'Amber' is turning her life around, working in Think Coffee and getting her GED. 

Here they are #threewaystowear

Enjoy!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1. Wear with crazy harem pants (so comfy and cool in the hot weather) and a space-agey crop top. Accesorise with a Xena The Warrior Princess cuff.

#2 Wear with a vintage 70's dress for ultimate Judy Jetson circa 2015 chic (btw the dress cost $5 - bargain!!!)

(how cute is my boyfriend? don't be jealous haters)

#3

Channel your inner Japanese fashion student and wear with an A-line print dress and floral sunglasses. 

Shoes: Urban Outfitters (sale)

Outfit One: Trousers: Bought in Istanbul, Top: H&M, Cuff: Joycie Beglarian

Outfit Two: Dress: L Train Vintage

Outfir Three: Dress: Some weird chinese website, Sunglasses: Beyond Retro, London

Photos:

The 'Empowered' Denton Taylor

Reuse and recycle!

RD xoxo

Suit You Sir

Hey Saturday Fashionistas!

What a gorgeous day it is here in New York City, the land of "baristas" and "mixologists" - for the British readers that means the makers of flat whites and the pullers of pints. A glorious day for a walk around the city to muse upon what Kate will name her new baby, my money is on Victoria (well it's hardly likely to be Britney is it?) 

In this post I am showcasing a wonderful gift that was given to me by Eve's aunt's friend, Mrs Charlotte Schwarz. It's a handmade 1940's suit that belonged to Charlotte's mother. It's absolutely gorgeous and fits me like a glove. Thank You Charlotte! I will treasure it xoxo

Here it is in #threewaystowear style.

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Wear it with a simple white blouse and super high heels to really showcase the suit, but also keep it modern. You don't really want to look like you just wandered off the set of Casablanca (except now that I'm saying that, that sounds kinda awesome, don't listen to me do whatever the hell you want!)

#2 Wear with a black top and cinch belt for an "everyday work" look - the dramatic sleeves really add some flare. 

#3 Throw the jacket over a black dress, I chose a dress that also had a 1940's shape to it to keep the look cohesive, but many other styles would work too. The blazer would add structure to a floaty maxi dress for example. Boom - four ways to wear, you're welcome.

Dress: Gift.

Outfit One: Blouse: Primark, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Outfit Two: Dress (worn as top): Necessary Clothing, Belt: Vintage

Outfit Three: Dress: White House Black Market, Hat: Vintage

Photos:

The Athletic Denton Taylor

Have a great weekend

xo

Chinese Delivery

Hello Darlings!

Another beautiful (if still cold) week here in NYC, the home of exorbitant rents and excellent pizza. In this post I am giving the #threewaystowear treatment to a daring neon green ballerina-length skirt. I bought it from a questionable chinese website (which I won't mention here in case at some point down the road they wish to sponsor me - gimme dat Yuan!) and was unsure what it would be like when it arrived. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I mean sure, if I get anywhere near an open flame it's all over, but the colour is fierce. So here we are. Enjoy!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Pair with a black top and shoes to really highlight that shocking neon. Compliment the skirt with bold jewellery. If you don't want people to look at you and for a fabulous gay man to yell "yass girl" on 11th street during a photo-shoot, then don't wear this. Otherwise strut around in this ensemble and rule the world.

#2 Think neon can't be cute? Think again. Pair it with a gingham blouse and some vintage shoes and you're ready for a punk rock production of Carousel.

#3 For a more work-safe look, style with a cute shirt and a fitted jacket. A dear friend of mine, Stewart Charlesworth, always used to say to me "the bigger the hair, the smaller the waist", but in this instance I think 'the bigger the skirt, the smaller the waist", with that in mind throw over a statement belt too - it will accentuate the narrowest part of your body.

Skirt: Dodgy Chinese Website

Outfit One: Top: Zara, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Vintage, Large Necklace: River Island, Small Necklace: Topshop

Outfit Two: Shirt: H&M, Shoes: Vintage

Outfit three: Shirt: H&M, Jacket: River Island, Belt: Vintage, Boots: Necessary Clothing

Photos: 

Denton Taylor

Reuse and recycle!

RD xoxo

Lemon Drop

Happy Friday Fashionistas!

It's been a lovely spring week and joy of joys I stumbled upon this fabulous 1950's lemon coloured dress at the Housing Works on 10th street for $20!! I snapped that baby up and here it is styled in my usual #threewaystowear

Enjoy luvvies! 

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Throw on a hot pink flower crown and some matching shoes whilst you're at it. Be bold divas.

#2 Play up the fifties feel with a full petticoat in a complimentary pastel colour. Add some cute sneakers and a headscarf and pretend you're in a production of Grease #thereareworsethingsicoulddo

#3 For a cooler day throw over a cropped cardy, add some leather boots and top it off with a straw hat. 

Dress: Housing Works Vintage

Outfit One: Flower Crown: Primark, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Outfit Two: Pink Headscarf: Primark, Yellow Headscarf: Vintage, Petticoat: Beyond Retro, Sneakers and Bag: Primark, Brooch: Vintage (thanks Mum)

Outfit Three: Hat: Primark (where else?), Cardigan: Miss Selfridge, Boots: Vintage

Photos: 

Denton Taylor

Happy Spring Kiddos! 

xo

Vanessa Dunleavy - Three Ways To Wear

Hello Fashion Darlings,

Great news kids, your eyes can take a break from my face today to marvel at the beauty that is my guest, Miss 

Vanessa Dunleavy

.  

Vanessa and I met a few years ago in a production of

Hair

and recently worked together in Florida on the musical

Descent

(more info plus video at the end of the post). Vanessa is a NYC based actress, singer, dancer, and yogi extraordinaire. Here we are doing a little song and dance together:

Last week I forced my way into her apartment, tied her to a chair and raided her wardrobe. (I gave her a glass of wine to sip on, I'm not a barbarian). Amongst the vintage treasures, and believe me - there were many, I discovered this stunning velvet cocktail dress. After I untied her and made her try it on for me, I went about styling the dress three different ways with pieces sourced from her wardrobe. After she saw how fabulous she looked she immediately forgave me for the home invasion, well that or she could have stockholm syndrome, either way the results are gorgeous.

Enjoy Darlings! 

RD xoxo

#1 Wear with a vintage hat and killer heels for full on vamp. 

#2 Wear a crop top over the dress to take the look out of "1940's glam" and into "1960's Madmen-Chic". A bejeweled headband helps to identify the era and the black and gold accessories complete the look.  

#3 Throw over a vintage trench coat and silk scarf. Pick out the green in the scarf with some cute green shoes and a green ring. A kinda french-spy-chic. 

Dress: Vintage

Outfit One: Hat: Vintage, Shoes: Gastine Lucioli

Outfit Two: Top and Bag: Vintage, Shoes: Primark, Headband: Miss Selfridge

Outfit Three: Trench: Vintage Gucci, Scarf: Vintage Valentino, Shoes: Vintage Lanvin

Green Ring: Elsa Perreti, Ring and Earrings: David Yurman

Photos by the ever-patient: 

Denton Taylor

Watch out for Vanessa and her one woman show

My Post Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret

coming to a city near you! 

To find out more about

Descent

watch this sexy video from our Florida performance:

THANKS VANESSA!