Tuesday, 25 August 2015

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

Friday, 21 August 2015

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

Tuesday, 18 August 2015


Hello Fashionistas,

I am writing to you from sunny England where I have been for the last two weeks, visiting family and friends and hitting up the fabulous shops and markets of London town. Photos coming very soon....

Today on the blog I am showcasing a dress gifted to me by the wonderful online fashion mecca that is SheInside. Thanks team!

Here it is #threewaystowear 

Happy Summer my lovely FashionSquad!

Ruthie Darling xo

#1 If you're going to go all neon-cyclist-chic at least match the shoes too. Also be warned: whenever I wear this outfit I find myself singing "'let's get VISIBLE" in my head to the tune of Olivia Newton-John's "Let's Get Physical". Could just be me though...

#2 Overlay the skirt with another long lace number, belt it and add a hat. Also check out the Iris Apfel sunnies I have on. I bought them in an old lady pharmacy in Palm Beach. They were right next to the turbans...

#3 For a more romantic look, I added a cropped grey t-shirt, some hologram sandals and a statement necklace. Tones down the neon somewhat and gives the dress a more casual vibe. 

Photos by the wonderful Denton Taylor

Oh and just incase you thought I'd made it through a shoot without being a total idiot, think again:

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Grayson Clothing Part Two

Hello Fashion Darlings,

I am currently typing this from sunny England! I'm here (and around Europe) for the month attending a wedding in a castle, hitting up the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and generally causing trouble! Before we get into the European photos though, here is the second part of the Grayson collaboration that we shot in Palm Beach, FL, last month.

The second item they generously sent me, was a pair of cosmic leggings. Worn here by the darling Cristina Flores. Cristina is a singer for a fabulous international band called The Social. Based out of Miami, they travel the world performing at parties for the glitterati. Check out their work here

Here we are #threewaystowear

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 A nod to the film Clueless (ugh as if), we threw on a loose, chiffon blouse and then added a tight crop top. Worn with bright pumps to complete the look. #winningattheleggingsgame

# 2 Go with the crazy pattern and, rather than trying to play it down, play it up and add a crazy patterned dress to it! Get ready to be noticed though (as if you weren't ready for that, divas)

#3 Okay, okay, they ARE leggings aka comfy, casual pants. I guess we can dress them down if you insist. Here they are with a metallic tee and some sneaks. Don't forget the 1950's frilly ankle socks though. 

A huge thank you to GraysonShop and to Cristina Flores

RD xoxo