Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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

Friday, 24 April 2015

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


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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!



Friday, 17 April 2015

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!