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






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

Aubrey Mae Davis - Three Ways To Wear

Hello Fashion Darlings,

Today I am thrilled to introduce to you a friend of mine starring in her own #threewaystowear shoot, the actress Aubrey Mae Davis.



I know, I know, I have some gorgeous friends, it's a nightmare ;)

Aubrey hails from Sonoma, CA and moved to NYC in 2007 after studying at The Meisner Technique Studio in San Francisco. Upon graduation she toured internationally with the musical Hairspray. She was also cast in the national tour of Catch Me If You Can (with Vanessa Dunleavy who appeared on the blog here). This summer Aubrey will be playing Cathy in The Last Five Years with Sight Glass Theatre, tickets available on their website

Today we are styling Ms Davis in an ASOS black skater skirt with a white trim. 






#1 Go with the monochrome stripe theme and pair with a striped leotard and striped wedges. Accent the waist with a red belt and throw on a wide brimmed hat for ultimate joie de vivre!




#2 Wear with a simple black crop top - a little peek of waist is sexy, yet demure. Layer on a bunch of necklaces and add a splash of colour with some orange pumps. Accesorise with a vintage handbag.







#3 For full on glamour add a shirt and bow tie, fascinator, and eye watering heels. Oh and wear sunglasses so you can get places without your fans recognising and accosting you.






Skirt: ASOS
Outfit One: Leotard:American Apparel, Belt: Thrifted Vintage, Shoes: Gap, 
Outfit Two: Top: American Apparel, Shoes:Vintage, Leaf Necklace: H&M, Bag: Vintage
Outfit Three: Shirt: H&M, Fascinator: Accesorise, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Photos: Denton Taylor

Thanks darling Aubrey, you look fabulous!

Oh one final thing. The school across the road from my apartment had a sign up advertising the PTA. I made Aubrey pose next to it and called her a "Yummy Mummy." Just as we took the shot, a real yummy mummy walked by and said "I never look like THAT at pick-up!"

Until next week fashionistas!
RD
xoxo

Silk Philosophy

Hello Fashionistas,

Happy Saturday, I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing day where ever you are.

Today on the blog I am excited share with you my collaboration with the NYC based company Silk Philosophy. Run by three fabulous women "three ambitious girls, one style affair" Nishta, Milda and Rasa, this company produces handmade, limited edition, beautiful silk accessories. They use fine silk fabrics from select merchants here in NYC. Anna Sui and Oscar de la Renta are just a couple of the design house that their fabrics are sourced from - so you know you're in good company. 

Most importantly for me, this is a woman-run company using their creativity and business savvy to create something beautiful together #sisterhood

The scarf they gifted me is one of their bestsellers, a gorgeous vintage floral print which reminds me a little of a Cath Kidston design (shout-out to all you English readers with one of her tea towels currently hanging on the cooker!) It comes with a gold ring that enables you to style it in many different ways (perfect for me!)

Here it is #fourwaystowear (yeah four, I'm value for money this week biatches). 

Check out their website to see more of their designs. I particularly liked the red scarf with the anchor print on it, very nautical chic.

#1 Wear it as a headscarf for a little 60's cool.

#2 Wrap it around your ankle to add some zing to plain pumps

#3 Wrap it around your arm. This look made me think of that Carrie Bradshaw outfit (photo below) that she wears when helping an old lady up a curb as the lady comments "well that's a crazy outfit" 


#4 The most classic way it to wear it, around the wrist as a bracelet.



Thanks Nishta for the collaboration!

Scarf/Ring: Silk Philosophy
Top: Topshop, Skirt: Primark, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Photos: Denton Taylor

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


Reuse and recycle!

RD xoxo




Evil Eye

Hello Fashionistas,

I hope you are all having a glorious sunday; eating eggs, drinking mimosas, taking a walk. I had a fabulous brunch this morning with the composer Rodney Sharman and artist Mohamed Ali - thanks for a fun time gentlemen, some fascinating revelations involving candlewax and greyhounds......!

Today on the blog I am wearing an oh-so-subtle sequined "evil eye" tshirt, which actually came as a free gift along with an internet order.  Here it is #threewaystowear

Have a great day darlings!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Wear with some harem trousers and sandals for a comfy/casual look. Add green lipstick if you dare!
















































#2 Keep with the metallic theme and add a gold, high waisted skirt. The cute shoes play up the 50's cut of the skirt.


#3 For a more sophisticated look, wear with white culottes and delicate heels. 








Outfit One: Harem Trousers: Eileen Fisher (thanks Evie), Sandals: Necessary Clothing, Ring: Topshop (thanks Mum)
Outfit Two: Skirt: Necessary Clothing, Shoes: Primark
Outfit Three: Culottes: Topshop, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Photos: Denton Taylor

see you next week darlings!

xoxo

White Noise

Happy Thursday Fashion Divas,

This week I bring you #threewaystowear a white mini-dress. The dress (which I bought on sale at Urban Outfitters) is leather in the front and a thin cotton in the back. This means if I'm walking towards you I'm rocking an "upper east side lady going out for a latte" look, and if I'm walking away from you it's more of a "stripper on her way home from work" vibe. 

It keeps things interesting. 

Enjoy!

Ruthie Darling xoxo 


#1 Layer the dress with a sheet petticoat and vintage belt for a more demure look.
































































#For a cute "harajuku girl" feel add a flower-crown and the shoes of the moment - the flatform.




























#3 Add an adorable hat and socks combo for a sexy "Madeline" french girl on the streets of Paris look.







































Dress: Urban Outfitters
Outfit One: Petticoat: Gift, Belt: Vintage, Shoes: New Look
Outfit Two: Headband & Shoes: Primark
Outfit Three: Overshirt: H&M, Hat: Forever 21, Socks: My sock drawer Shoes: Necessary Clothing

Photos: Denton Taylor

Reuse and Recycle darlings!

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


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!



Spring Fever

Hello Fashionistas, 

It's Spring, it's spring!! 
*Spins around with arms outstretched channeling Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music* 
Oh thank the effing lord it's warm outside and sun is shining. The trees down here in the village are covered in blossom and even the most jaded New Yorkers are smiling. 
In this post I'm giving the #threewaystowear treatment to a pair of floral culottes from Primarni. 
Enjoy darlings,
Ruthie Darling xo

#1 Florals with floral. Hey, it's effin springtime Scrooges, put on your flowers!  






#2 Floral and stripes are darling together, play up the french vibe with a sweet little cardigan and ballet flats.




#3 For an edgier look, team the culottes with some badass wedges a crop top and even throw on a leather jacket. 






Outfit one: Shirt: Forever 21, Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Outfit Two: Cardigan: Miss Selfridge, Shoes: Primarni
Outfit 3: Crop Top: Necessary Clothing, Shoes: Forever 21, Jacket: Topshop

Photos: Denton Taylor

Enjoy the weather darlings!

Earn Your Stripes

Hello Fashion Darlings,

Perhaps I'm going crazy but didn't I notice some sunshine this weekend? Maybe spring has finally sprung. Perfect timing really as we are having our kitchen remodeled this weekend so the apartment currently looks like the inside of Britney Spears' mind circa the head shaving incident. 

On the plus side it has encouraged me to go outside and take some photos at last! This week I am dressing up (and dressing down) a stripey pencil skirt from the bargain mecca that is Forever 21 #threewaystowear

Enjoy Fashionistas!

RD xoxo

#1 Double up the stripes. Yes, that's right, stripes on stripes - go big or go home right?









#2 Dress it down with an oversized sweater. Dots and stripes are very cute together.




#3 Throw some colour into the mix, with a yellow sweater and neon wedges



Skirt: Forever 21
Look One: Top and Shoes: Necessary Clothing, Jacket: Marks & Spencer, Ring: Topshop
Look Two: Sweater: Necessary Clothing
Look Three: Sweater: H&M, Wedges: Primark

Photos: Denton Taylor


Reuse and recycles bitchez mwah 
xoxo

Top Three NYC

Hi Darlings,

Listen, I hate to complain (who am I kidding? I'm English!) but THIS WEATHER!!! My photographer and I have decided to go on strike for the rest of the week until the sun comes out again. 

In place of the usual #threewaystowear, for this post we are featuring three ways to....dine. This is the Ruthie Darling Guide to the Top Three Fashionista Spots in NYC. (Or rather the top three spots within high-heeled-walking distance of her apartment in NYC). 

You have the style, now take it out on the town darlings!

Ruthie Darling xoxo


#1 Margaux at The Marlton Hotel




















8th Street in Greenwich village has been undergoing a transformation of late. In recent years I only ever visited it when I was picking up a halloween costume, (last year I was a space-girl, a look that will never make an appearance on this blog, hey we all make mistakes kids). Now however, walk up from 6th Ave to 5th and it's like a Willamsburg bomb went off down there. 

At the back of the swanky Marlton Hotel is a bar and restaurant called Margaux. Here you will find the fashion crowd sipping cocktails and pretending to eat. 



If you think green juices are just for yogis and people who hate themselves, think again. A lot of the drinks here are made with cold pressed juices mixed with the spirit of your choice. Kale juice features prominently on the cocktail menu which is great if you accidentally stumble in from Bushwick and are feeling homesick.


There is also a cute espresso bar for the days when you are recovering from the aforementioned gin and kale juice experiment. After all, juice does not negate the effects of the tequila it was mixed with darlings, remember that. You don't want your strut to turn into a stumble. Keep it classy, bitches. 


Oh and they also serve posh food. Quinoa is definitely on the menu. And it's probably organic. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm open to invitations.




























Margaux
5 West 8th Street,
New York, NY
212-321-0100


#2 The Happiest Hour 

























The Happiest Hour is a fun little spot on W10th street. It opened recently and has a kind of Americana, Tiki, 1950's vibe. In fact, just before its launch, we did a shoot there:










































My partner in crime and I hit this place up soon after its launch and had some delicious burgers and a side of "salt and pepper broccoli" which was so good we ordered a second bowl #don'tjudgeus


Fashionistas love this place and my favourite NYC fashion blogger, Bee of Atlantic Pacific, was spotted here last week, though she probably ordered the kale salad and a sparkling water. And then arranged them perfectly on her table. And then photographed them.

The Happiest Hour
121 W10th Street,
New York, NY
212-243-2827


#3 The Greenwich Project



Back we go to 8th Street (I'm telling you, this street us up and coming) to the sweet little Greenwich Project. This beautiful restaurant, bar, and cafe is a perfect spot for writing one's fashion blog whilst sipping an espresso (she says wistfully as she writes this from her kitchen table in Primark pajamas). 



The food here is lovely, but what really caught my eye about this place is that they serve high tea!! To any English Girl In New York this is the ultimate holy grail. Not just high tea, it's high tea on crack. Yeah, yeah, there are cucumber sandwiches but they also serve 'fig and brie' and 'truffle egg salad'. In your face Claridges!!

The Greenwich Project
47 W8th Street,
New York, NY
212-253-9333


Have a great weekend fashion darlings and feel free to tell me about your favourite NYC fashionista hang outs. 

RD xoxo

Pinafore Princess

Hi Darlings,

This navy pinafore was a steal from Forever 21. Here's a little #threewaystowear for wednesday.

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo


#1 Wear over a neon blouse and with dominatrix shoes to offset the cutesy pinafore feel (oh and stand next to a lot of graffiti for the full on gangsta effect)





#2 Go for the french vibe with an off-the-shoulder striped top and a side pony, oh and why not throw on some avant garde shoes too?



#3 Wear over a jeweled top, who cares if you're just running out to the coffee shop - every street is a catwalk baby.

Pinafore: Forever 21
Look One: Shirt: Forever 21, Bag: Primark, Boots: Necessary Clothing
Look Two: Top: Primark, Shoes: Necessary Clothing
Look Three: Top: Topshop

Photos: Denton Taylor


Reuse and recycle!



Easter Bonnet Parade

Hi Darlings,

Yesterday was the annual NYC Easter Bonnet Parade. The sun came out and so did the fashionistas who were strutting their stuff up on 5th Avenue. Check out some of the looks below. The hat I'm wearing I actually found lying around my apartment (I know that sounds insane but this is what happens when artists live together!) So I dusted her off and painted her up a little and she was quite the hit! One photographer asked me what I was representing, I told her I was walking for amputee barbies (as the doll on the top of my hat only has one arm), she looked very sincere and dutifully noted it down. I really hope that appears in print somewhere.....!!

Happy Monday Darlings!

RD xoxo

Here I am with my photographer's fabulous wife and nephew team:




Some action shots:






Here I am with some Advanced Fashion Stars. To my left is Carol Markel - check out her fabulous blog here and on the end of the photo the fabulous texter is Debra Rapoport from the documentary Advanced Style, read all about her here



Last but not least are my favourite style icons Valerie and Jean of The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas Blog #fashionheros

Photos by Denton Taylor (and Teresa Taylor!)

We Love Colors


Hi Darlings,

Today I am very excited to introduce you all to my collaborator for this post, the dancewear and hoisery company from Miami We Love Colors. This fabulous brand were kind enough to gift me this hand-dyed unitard for me to wear on the blog this week. WLC stocks the most amazing selection of colours I have ever seen. You will be the belle of the yoga class in these leggings and tights and don't forget to check out their cute range of socks which would look fabulous worn with rolled up jeans and brogues.

Now I love a challenge and a unitard is certainly that, so I decided rather than strutting around town in it like some madcap extra from Cats, I would place it in it's natural habitat and of course style it in my usual #threewaystowear. So today's shoot is a little different. We shot these looks at the fabulous Brooklyn AirSpace - an immersive gallery in Willamsburg who offer a fantastic range of aerial, circus and dance classes, check them out.

Ruthie Darling xoxo



#1 Here is the fabulous unitard from We Love Colors in all its glory





















#2 Add a black ballet skirt to soften the look and make it more feminine 




#3 Add some yoga shorts and knee socks for an Oliver Newton John feel (never a bad thing right?)











A huge thanks to We Love Colors, I am already scouring their website for some new workout clothing! 

Also thanks to Brooklyn AirSpace


** Fly My Pretties**

Green Party

Hello Darlings,

Happy April, we're here (and it's still freezing). Today we are styling up some vintage green trousers - enjoy!

Stay warm lovvies, drink that coffee and work those three (four?!) scarves that you're STILL wearing. This winter can't last forever, right........???? 

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo


#1 Wear with a simple white shirt, or if you're like me, a totally flamboyant white shirt.



#2 "Red and green should never be seen" - screw you fashion rules. 





#3 High waisted pants are great with a crop top. Try dressing up the trousers with a structured black cropped shirt.




Look One: Trousers: Vintage, Shirt: Some weird chinese website, Shoes: Zara
Look Two: Top: Forever 21
Look Three: Top: Topshop

Photos: Denton Taylor


Reuse and recycle darlings!

Tutu Cute



Hi Darlings,

It's friday, yay we all made it! Okay, the last look of the week and I have to give another shout out to my very generous friend Debra for gifting me this fabulous skirt from Lilith in Soho. 

Here we are, #threewaystowear (actually three and a half but who's counting?)

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo


#1 Go against the cuteness of the skirt with an ironic t-shirt, biker jacket and vintage boots












#2 Throw on a denim shirt and knot it at the waist to play up the fifties feel






#3 Go with the tutu feel with a leotard and a scarf tied in the hair





Look One: Leather Jacket: Topshop, T-Shirt: Etsy, Scarf: Zara ( a gift from Sal!), Boots: Vintage
Look Two: Shirt: Forever 21, Shoes: Vintage
Look Three: Leotard: Topshop, Scarf: Primark

Photos: Denton Taylor


Reuse and recycle!

#diva