Red Alert

Hello Fashionistas,

Happy Tuesday from sunny (and I use that word ironically) London. Today on the blog I am wearing a fantastic asymmetric skirt bought in the Marks and Spencer's sale (who knew they were so cool!?)

The photos are again by the delightful

Juliette

.

Here it is #threewaystowear

#1 Wear with a shirt and jumper in neutral colours to really let the skirt shine. Add flatforms to keep it edgy.

#2 For a more romantic vibe wear with a sweet floral top and vintage heels. Perfect for a late summer brunch. Also please enjoy the incredible creepy door knocker....

#3 Go big or go home. Crop top, platform boots, massive church. DONE

Until next time fashion divas!

RD 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

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!