Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Sail On Silver Girl

Hi Darlings,

Week two of rehearsals are beginning here in the land of the palm trees and strip malls and I am, sadly, without my beloved photographer. Today on the blog I can't bring you a #threewaystowear, but here is a little Outfit-Of-The-Day #ootd

Enjoy darlings! I'm off to learn lines on the beach #sorrynotsorry



Shorts: Forever 21, similar here
Top: Primark, similar here
Shoes: Vintage, but these are also darling

Photos by the one and only: Denton Taylor




Friday, 26 June 2015

Rachel Marie Designs

Hello Fashionistas,

Yesterday I landed in West Palm Beach, Florida, to begin work on 'A Little Night Music' at the Palm Beach DramaWorks. Hurrah! Of course I'm playing a Countess (FINALLY, the role I was born to play #royalty) and I'm in glorious Palm Beach. This means you can expect an upcoming #threewaystowear post featuring either Edwardian ballgowns or the Palm Beach uniform of a turban and kaftan, smoking a cigarette through a 2ft cigarette holder.  Something to look forward to...

Today on the blog however, I am featuring the beautiful jewelry of Rachel Marie Designs. I absolutely love her collection: glamourous yet subtle, with a distinctly vintage feel. Check out her website for more of her fabulous creations.

Here is the necklace she kindly gifted me worn #threewaystowear

#1 Wear with a high-necked dress so that the necklace has the perfect backdrop. Very Audrey Hepburn-chic. 



#2 For a more urban feel add a splash of neon. #downwiththekidsbruh

#3 FULL.OUT.GLAMOUR. This is not the rehearsal divas. "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got, I'm still, I'm still....mainly shopping at H&M...."
Neon Necklace: River Island
Collar Necklace: H&M

Photos by the wonderful Denton Taylor

Happy Friday Darlings!
xoxo 





Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Heading For A Wedding #jk

Hey Fashion Darlings,

It's hotter than hell outside, so I am writing this sitting face first into the AC unit in a swimsuit #classssaaay

This week I am showcasing a vintage wedding dress worn in three different styles. I mean hey, if you are going to spend a month's rent on a dress, you may as well get some use out of it.

P.S Shoutout to the bride of the moment: Miss Gemma Glynn, whose glamourous Gatsby-esque wedding will, I'm sure, be gracing the pages of this blog very soon. 

Love and sweaty kisses,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Wear with Louboutins. Nuff said.







#2 For a more daytime feel, throw over a little plaid shirt (especially if you're heading for a friend's performance art gig in Bushwick) and add a pop of colour with a vintage scarf worn around the head.








#3 For a little evening glamour, throw over a beaded jacket and add some vampy lipstick. 

Dress: Vintage
Outfit: Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Outfit Two: Shirt: Forever 21, Scarf: Vintage, Shoes: Bought in China
Outfit Three: Beaded jacket: Stolen from E's closet

Photos by the darling: Denton Taylor

Happy Tuesday Blogsters 
xoxo



Sunday, 7 June 2015

Snowman NYC

Hello Fashionistas,

Sometimes barging into someone's office and demanding they give you a raincoat to wear on your blog, actually bloody works! 

#Gobigorgohomeson 

Of course, it probably helped that Korean was the main language spoken in the office - I think they just said "yes" to get rid of the odd, British girl stumbling about in white sunglasses. 

Anyway, who cares, it's the destination not the journey or something like that so, long story short, in this post I am collaborating with the NYC based outerwear company Snowman NYC.

With this inclement weather, a light, "shove-it-in-your-handbag" raincoat** is exactly what I need right now. 
(**not official name.....yet....)

Here is one of their waterproof raincoats styled up #threewaystowear. 

Love,
Ruthie Darling xoxo


#1 Just because I'm not an Upper East Side mother yet, doesn't mean I can't dress like one. Wear your yuppie Hunter wellies with pride darlings! 
Optional: Accessorise with a baby named Gulliver or India.



#2 Wear over some wide-legged polka-dotted trousers and cinch that waist to within an inch of its life - you don't need to be able to digest until after lunch anyway.



#3 For more of a vintage feel, wear over an A-line skirt and matching crop top. Then hang out near a bunch of outdoor eateries hoping that someone will buy you a cheeseburger. (No one did btw and yes this is a overt attempt at a Shake Shack collaboration).





Raincoat: Snowman NYC
Outfit One: Dress: Forever 21, Scarf: Primark, Wellies: Hunter
Outfit Two: Trousers and Shoes: Primark, Scarf: Bought in Istanbul @The Grand Bazaar
Outfit Three: Top and Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Primark

Photos by the wonderful and amazing Denton Taylor

Thank You all at Snowman NYC!

At one point during the shoot I attempted to sit on one of these planters and, let's just say, well, I appeared to have the balancing skills of a drunk on an express subway train. We did manage to get one shot though, however I was so excited to have done it I look like a mental Morton Salt girl.
#classy

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

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