The month of October is a very special month…Thanksgiving, Halloween, (my birthday), and the very first “Natur-Elle” gal! For our first pick we have Ruth who is a good friend of mine, always in looks that not only work for her, but that make me want to go home and try the same thing, ridiculously funny and extremely talented. I think she really embodies all that I would like this blog to be about. She is currently playing Columbia in our school’s production of The Rocky Horror Show and is great with everyone, obviously she’s got the pipes and acting skills to carry this role easily, but the cast already seems to love her and she’s always ready to do whatever is asked of her. Today we blocked a scene where she was basically just a big creep in the corner and she was so into it every time we ran even though she only had 2 words in the whole scene, it was great! I could rave about Ruth for a few pages so before that happens… Here’s her interview and pictures that were taken throughout last week!
The interview with our “Natur-Elle”, Ruth:
How important is fashion to you?
“‘Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.’
When it comes to style, [I think] it’s more important to wear what is appropriate for your location. If I were going to show up for a professional job interview I’d pull out a blazer, but if I was going tree planting…like I so often do…I’d probably pull something different out of my closet. I like dressing to impress because I think it gives people a good first impression. That’s not to say that I think everyone needs to be “fashionable” at all times, [just] dress everyday like you’ll be murdered in those clothes.
[There’s] also … a very sentimental aspect to fashion. When we were kids we dressed up to pretend we were somebody else. T he clothes I choose to wear … now that I’m 20 still allow me to use my imagination and put on a character. Fashion can be very uplifting in this way and can inspire the same confidence in me that I had when I was a child. ”
What in your closet can you not live without?
“A light grey cashmere sweater from Club Monaco.”
What incited you to become interested in fashion?
“Honestly? … An all girls high school, the movie Clueless, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, [and] Barbie …”
What is your favorite trend right now? Of all time?
“I love when tends are reminiscent of the 30’s and 40’s. High wasted skirts, red lip stick…etc.”
What was your worst fashion choice? Elaborate…
“Modrobes…no elaboration necessary.”
Are there any high fashion pieces that you covet?
“Christian Louboutin shoes… black ones.”
Favorite designer/store? How do you feel about designer labels as opposed to everyday brands?
“Chanel. Hands down. When and if I can ever afford extravagantly expensive things, I will head straight for Chanel. I think it’s an Audrey Hepburn thing.
In terms of how I feel [about designer labels] … I think a white t-shirt should cost the same across the board, there is no need for a Marc Jacobs t-shirt to cost an arm and a leg. But I like seeing plain outfits accessorized with designer brands from now and then. Unless it is the Louis Vuitton pattern. For some reason I have a really big problem with the Louis Vuitton pattern.”
What’s your take on the fashion industry generally only using extremely thin girls?
“’To ask women to become unnaturally thin is to ask them to relinquish their sexuality’
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