Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday: Before the Party

History Buff:

A friend of mine looking reminiscent of the lovely Jane Birkin sporting the classic heavy fringe and long locks. She happened to become an official history buff today.

Listening To:

Getting myself in to a fun, French, and fancy mood before going to toast this lovely, crisp evening. I do love Serge Gainsbourg, if you haven't already seen it, you should really try to view the recent biopic film. It's rather humorous and terribly romantic, see the trailer at . Also, I love Jane Birkin, who Refinery 29 just did an interview with.

Love a chic couple. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rainy Day: Illuminations

In Love With: Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012

But of course I am, I pretty much love everything this talented young fellow does. Peruse the complete collection at, and while you're at it take a gander at his Spring 2012 collection, if you haven't already. I would hate for you all to be left behind when the flowers start blooming again. I know it's a little early to start thinking about spring, but a girl can dream.

Would Love To Be Wearing: Look 7 from TSE Fall 2011

It would be the perfect marriage of cozy and chic on a wet and chilly day such as this.

Listening To: Digable Planets & Otis Redding


Some music to match the rainy day outside while sketching out the remainder of Fall 2012, my debut collection. Otis Redding makes it particularly romantic, so you don't mind being inside. Luckily it will be sunny and dry tomorrow when I head to the studio to bring some of these sketches to life.

Love: Malick Sidibe

Photos from another amazing Malian photgrapher. Again stripes,prints,and trousers. I'm thinking these Malian photographers are going to be a huge source of inspiration for me in future collections.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Me: Purpose

I am a designer and fashion writer, and have recently begun the process of starting my own business. This will be among many other things a documentation of the evolution of my company, Ruby Charles, as well as an outlet for my musings, illuminations, and projects.
Thanks for reading

Love:Seydou Keita 1921 to 2001

Some inspirational photos from the late Malian photographer. Stripes, prints, trousers.