• Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Our creative photographer, Jesse, is not only talented behind the camera, but she's extraordinarily crafty too! When she showed us the birthday party invitations she shot and drew for her nephew, we had to share!

    First, I took a high-quality digital photo of my nephew. (This could be a point & shoot, DSLR, or iphone 5!) I chose a very simple, clean background and positioned him in the bottom portion of the frame, on his dad's sturdy hand. :) This positioning gave me room to drawn and write later. I was sure to say something silly to get him to laugh like that, too! Candid laughing shots are always the best! Then, I opened the image in Photoshop. I used the normal paintbrush tool and chose a thickness that was about the same as a marker. Next, I had fun trying out various options for hats and wording. The pom-pom hat with polka dots is my favorite! But, the possibilities are endless! To finish, my sister printed the invites on thick cardstock at Kinkos, and wrote the party details in hand on the backside. I love the simplicity and uniquness of this DIY - I may have to customize it for my own birthday this year!

    --Jesse, Creative Photographer

    xo,
    Ruche

    Have a DIY project that you are interested in sharing? We'd love to see it! Send your instructions and unedited photos to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to join our Ruche Blogger Family and become published.


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  • Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Located in California, Chaffin Cade Photography styled a stunning photo shoot to highlight their wedding album collection. Paired with Ruche clothing, these photos are not only dreamy, but they showcase wedding essentials! Continue reading to see which wedding album you need for your special day. ♥

    The Wedding Guest Sign-In Book
    A book of handwritten messages and engagement photos makes a cherished keepsake.

    The 40-Page Wedding Album
    Capture the highlights of your wedding day with something sweet and simple.

    The 100-Page Wedding Album
    All the big (and little) moments are meant to be remembered.

     The Archival Luxury Album
    A beautiful handmade book is made to showcase the beauty of a dress. Adore these wedding albums as much as we do? Visit Chaffin Cade Photography for more details!

    xo,
    Ruche

    P.S. We're on Chaffin Cade Photography's preferred vendor list! Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!


  • Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    The moment a bride makes her grand entrance, all eyes will be on her. We hope our bridal collection will take your breath away, and also make the bride feel the most beautiful she has ever felt before. ♥

    For a touch of vintage-inspired beauty, scroll below to see a few of our favorite bridal headpieces.

    Tell us, which bridal headpieces do you adore the most? Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!

    xo,
    Ruche 


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  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Here are some of the photos from our Crafts and Cocktails party with Zooey Magazine and A Beautiful Mess! We're so glad everyone had such a fun time with our DIY project - so much that we actually had to run out and buy more hangers and fabric!

     Amanda Crew stopped by our booth to make her own hanger!

     

    Cathy Baron and Regina Saldivar stopped by our craft table as well as Bethany Joy Lenz!

    Photo Credits: Doug Duong, Chris & Jane Sha

    Learn how to make these fabric-wrapped hangers here. Trust us, buy quite a bit of fabric because you'll be wanting to cover all your hangers after making just one! ♥

    xo,
    Ruche

    PS: More photographs from the party coming soon!


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  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    We recently hosted a Crafts and Cocktails event with Zooey Magazine and A Beautiful Mess and spent an afternoon indulging in sweet treats and crafty DIY projects. Our Fabric Hanger DIY was a huge hit, so we're excited to share it with all of you too! If you're looking for a cute Mother's Day gift or a special hanger for your wedding dress, this DIY project is for you. ♥

    Supplies:
    Hanger
    Fabric
    Scissors
    Tacky Glue
    Ribbon

     Directions:
    1. Cut the fabric into long strips (about 1 inch wide).

    2. Take one end of a fabric strip and tie a knot at the top of the hanger.

    3. Wrap the fabric tightly around the hanger.

    4. Once you reach the end of the fabric, use tacky glue to secure it.

    5. Add more fabric strips with glue until the entire hanger is covered.

    6. Once you reach the top, tie the end of the fabric strip into a knot. 

    7. Cut off any excess fabric.

     8. Add a bow to cover the knots.

     9. Enjoy!

     Love it? Share it!

    xo,
    Ruche 

    Have a DIY project that you are interested in sharing? We'd love to see it! Send your instructions and unedited photos to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to join our Ruche Blogger Family and become published.


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  • Monday, May 6, 2013

    We never tire of seeing spring flowers on every corner so it's no wonder that we are head over heels in love with floral fashion this season! Floral dresses, floral skirts, floral blouses... What's not to love?

     

    Our spring fashion feature, In Bloom, showcases spring outfits inspired by flowers in bloom.

    Photography: Kirsten Ellis
    Hair and Makeup: Jill Pugh
    Ruche Stylist: Mara Ferreira
    Model: Ashlyn

     

    View the spring fashion feature here and browse the darling spring outfits. Which fresh outfit is your favorite for springtime?

     

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, May 6, 2013

    Mother's Day is just around the corner, so we're excited to celebrate inspirational women all week! For a chance to win a $50 gift card to Ruche, email us your favorite photo of any mom you know -- including yourself! -- along with her best piece of advice, and we'll feature her in our Mother’s Day Facebook album. ♥

     

    Please send submissions to blog@shopruche.com with the subject line, "Mother's Day Album: Your Name" by Friday, May 10 at noon PST.  We will upload the photos throughout the week – just in time for Mother’s Day! We randomly choose and announce the winner on Friday on this blog post, as well notify the winner via email! Good luck and we look forward to all your submissions!

     

    xo,

    Ruche

     

    UPDATE: Congratulations to Lisa for winning the $50 gift card! Here's what her submission said: "My mothers best piece of Advice: Be as kind and generous as you can be and live today as if it's your last. Don't let anyone make you feel worthless, and always stand for what you believe in. My mother Marcia is the most beautiful, real and admirable human beings I have ever met."


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  • Sunday, May 5, 2013

    Goodbyes are never easy, but they make Hellos that much more special! Happy Sunday, Ruchettes!

    xo,
    Ruche