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

Goth Girl

Hello Darlings,

Today on the blog we are having a little #threewaystowear fun. I found this Victoriana-style sheer dress in the sale at H&M.  Victoriana is a look that is definitely in this season. See this article from Fashionista on the subject. 

Here it is. Enjoy darlings!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

 

#1 Wear over black skinnys with gold accesories. Stand by graffiti for extra street-cool

#2 Dress down the look with a sweet grey sweater and some leopard print boots. Adding the blue jeans underneath makes them stand out more against the sheet fabric

#3 For a more glamourous look add last year's bodycon skirt over the top of the dress. The skirt has a corset type effect, leaving the fabric to billow out at the bottom. 

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

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