We were so delighted when we stumbled across Tiffany Mitchell's darling illustrations on Instagram (@tifforelie), that we had to share them with our Ruchettes! Inspired by our feature, The Sunshine List, we adore how she styled and illustrated the pieces together.
Don't forget to take a peek at The Sunshine List to shop the individual pieces from her drawings. You can also buy these illustrations as prints and iPhone cases in her shop. We just might have to get one for ourselves!
To all artists, if you'd like to be featured, please send your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we first listened to Honeypie, their songs instantly put a smile on our faces. With their cheerful vocals, we knew their sound was perfect for our latest spring lookbook, Tea for Two, and we couldn't wait for the rest of our Ruchettes to fall in love with them, too. Continue reading learn more about Ryan and Trisha, the adorable duo behind Honeypie.
What is the story behind Honeypie? How did you come up with the name? We met in 2006; we were both in a band called Venus Infers. "Honeypie" is the name of a song from an album by one of our favorite bands.
Describe the other in 3 words. To describe Ryan: ambitious, playa, yarp To describe Trisha: prankster, songbird, fawn
What is your favorite thing about being a musician? It's a way to communicate with people on a unique level. Also, it's fulfilling to work on a craft.
What’s one of your fondest band memories? It was a great feeling listening to the final mixes of the album we put out last year, after working on it over a period of six months.
Who/what provides you the most inspiration during your song writing process? Like most people, a combination of brand new music and classic favorites inspire us.
What’s your favorite original song? Our favorite song of the last album is Della. It is the last song we wrote for the album, so it feels the freshest.
Name a song you can’t stop listening to right now. Ryan: Swim and Sleep Like a Shark - Unknown Mortal Orchestra Trisha: Pink Matter by Frank Ocean. I like rapping along with Andre 3000
What do you do when you’re not playing music? Trisha: Eating cream puffs, painting, and decorating cakes. Ryan: Drinking tea and eating Mexican food.
Any upcoming plans for 2013? We're going to record again at the end of the year. We're also looking forward to the new season of Arrested Development. The rest is top secret.
If you love 1950s fashion as much as we do, you’re in for a treat!Our stylist has curated a 1950s inspired fashion collection filled with full skirts, skater dresses, and other 1950s fashion essentials to channel the decade this spring.
For ideas on how to style your picks and create a 1950s outfit with your current wardrobe, browse through our brand new illustrated vintage guide!
Ruchettes, learn how to recreate this beautiful DIY that we used in our bridal lookbook, Forever and A Day.
1. Cut out a few long strips of fabric (about 2-3 inches wide). The fabric will be used to cover up the design of the hula hoop.
2. Tie one end of a fabric strip onto the hula hoop. Start wrapping it tightly around the hula hoop. Once you reach the end, secure the fabric strip by tying it into a knot. Continue until the entire hoop is covered.
3. Place the hula hoop onto the lace and start cutting around it. Make sure to leave 3-4 inches of extra fabric around the hula hoop when you cut.
4. To secure the lace, fold the edges over the back side of the hula hoop. Use a needle and thread to start stitching the lace into place. You can cut or tuck in the excess lace into the back of the hula hoop.
5. Continue stitching and tucking all the way around the hula hoop until the lace is tightly secured, and then you're done!
Have a DIY project that you are interested in sharing? We'd love to see it! Send your instructions and unedited photos to email@example.com for a chance to join our Ruche Blogger Family and become published.
We're in love with this elopement story by Guest Blogger, Nicole. Take a peek at her romantic outdoor ceremony and swoon over how she wore our bridal dress with a clever "something blue." ♥
Patrick and I met in FL through mutual friends back in the 2008 and from that moment we spent the rest of our days together. After dating for three years Patrick proposed and shortly after we relocated back to my home state of NJ. There were several trials and tribulations that contributed to us both putting off making our decision on where we would get married that would "keep everyone happy" regarding location/travel. We had a vacation planned to visit Seattle in November 2012 when the idea occurred to us. We should just elope while we're in WA state! We did some research and found the perfect venue to hold our private elopement. It was called TreeHouse Point in Issaquah, WA. This place is a sight to see with towering trees draped in green moss and cozy tree-houses. Our elopement package included an officiant who perfectly personalized our ceremony, an amazing photographer, a talented florist who through emailing photos created my beautiful bouquet and a one night stay inside the treehouse of our choice. The main house was even a bed and breakfast! It was just the most romantic place.
Being that it was just the two of us there were no distractions, no worrying about if everyone else was happy just Patrick and I gazing deeply into each others eyes as we read aloud our own vows. What a perfect start we had, we wouldn't change a thing. Our wedding under the trees was simply romantic and absolutely unique. With less than one month to prepare I was on a mission for the perfect dress. I had seen Ruche's bridal collection and adored it, but I was skeptical about ordering my wedding dress online. So I continued to look for something similar in stores and continued to come up empty handed. Nothing compared to Ruche's vintage accents and attention to detail, so I took the plunge and placed my order and boy was I happy I did. Ruche had exactly what I was looking for, it fit beautifully and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Meet Hayley, our April Ruchette of the Month! As a local customer, we got the honor to meet Hayley in person and she's just the sweetest thing! We got to talking and discovered that she not only has amazing style, but she has an amazing singing voice too. ♥ Continue reading to find out more about Hayley's sense of style and music career.
Tell us a little bit about your personal style. How would you describe it? Vintage, but fun! Think: rhinestones and pearls.
Who/what inspires your style? I love Teen Vogue. Also, I follow M Loves M [our stylist's blog!] and Ruche, of course.
What are your everyday styling essentials? Earrings, always. And lipgloss.
What kind of earrings? STUDS. Omigosh, I probably have 30 pairs or so.
Do you prefer... dresses or pants? Everyday? Probably dresses.
Stripes or polka dots? That's easy: polka dots!
Why do you love being a Ruchette? I love the girly aspect of it, the classy style. It's a style for everyone.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.:) I'm really shy! But through my music, I'm able to express myself and share my story.
How did your interest in music begin? I started singing at 8 years old. Seriously singing around 16 or so. I've always enjoyed writing too.
What inspires you most when writing your music? Personal life or anyone I meet and their story. People don't take the time to listen, and I think we should.
Do you have a favorite place to sit down and write? In my room! I can just sit down with my guitar and write there. It's my creative space -- vintage inspired and decorated in lights.
Do you have any favorite songs you've written so far? “Please Don't Let Go”. I wrote the song as I was contemplating my hopes of being able to create music that touches people and travel and perform, etc. I was imagining all of these wonderful things happening, but thinking of all the wonderful memories I might be leaving behind. I'm really proud of it.
Who are your current favorite artists? Ed Sheeran! When I first heard his music, all I could think was, "When are you coming to America?!" I also love Parachute. The lead singer is an amazing writer.
Send your outfit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured in our Style Files and to become our next Ruchette of the Month! *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item. In addition, be sure to mention why you love being a Ruchette, and let us know if you have a personal blog too!