Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ruche in VESTITURE Magazine

Ruche had the opportunity to get a feature in VESTITURE Magazine's Winter 2008 Edition. You can download a digital version of this awesome fashion + beauty magazine edition on their website. We sent over a couple pieces to get photographed on their model.

This one is my favorite! But I'm so sorry, I sold out all of these dresses before the edition launched and I won't be able to get anymore =(.

Teal Moonglade Dress $39.99 from Ruche

Left: Gray empire knitted brooch sweater $36.99 from Ruche; Divine Rights of Denim Sensuality Ultra Jeans from Dillards.

Right: Black light wool cape coat $42.99 from Ruche; White high waisted skinny jeans $32.99 from Ruche; "Tipsy" boots by Not Rated $65.

Left: High waisted green plaid skirt $36.99 from Ruche; Shanri-Las Jacket; "Confused & Abused" boots $130 Naughty Monkey

Right: black high waisted skinny jeans $34.99. There are so many to list on this one. But if you click on the image, you can see where everything came from.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Add Ruche" Sweepstakes

Gosh, I have been behind on all my social networking! I've finally created an account for Ruche on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. I haven't had a sweepstakes in a long time and I thought this would be a perfect timing! So here goes....

Add Ruche as a fan/friend on Facebook, Twitter, and/or MySpace between 1/21/09-2/14/09 and you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Ruche Gift Card! Add us to all three and you will be entered three times. Simple isn't it?


Thanks all and good luck!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ruche's Inspiration: PainfullyHip

I wanted to start doing blog post features on my favorite style icons. This one is dedicated to Amber from PainfullyHip.

My BIGGEST inspirations are not fashion designers, but fashion bloggers. All you ladies out there have inspired me so much! In fact, without all of you, Ruche would not be what it is today. Even then, I still have so much more to learn and so many improvements I want to make on Ruche. I want to thank all of you for supporting and inspiring me!

My first inspiration was Amber from PainfullyHip. Before Ruche, I ran another online boutique. Amber was the first to discover it and blogged about it! She also introduced me to Wardrobe Remix, which I think is the GREATEST site ever! Amber is really a fashion icon. Her daily dose of fashion finds, editorial and street style photos definitely kept me hooked.

Ruche's Interview with PainfullyHip

> How did you get into blogging?
I was working at a sound studio in Vancouver attending to B list movie actors and was bored out of my mind 70% of the day. Blogging was something productive to do while I waited to get coffee for Jean Claude Van Damme. No joke.

> How would you describe your style of fashion?
Layers, mixed up proportions and lots of patterns. I have a tendency toward sixties and twenties styling with a quirky but modern edge

> Inspirations?
Louise Brooks, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Leslie Hall, MIA

> Current favorite outfit?
My newest one. I have a short attention span.

> Your favorite vintage find?
A tooled leather corset belt. Its completely amazing. Discovered on

> What is your favorite season to dress?
Summertime! Who loves short shorts? Guilty as charged.

> What do you think will be big for spring?
tapered, high-waisted trousers in bright colors.

> What recent trend have you been totally turned off by?
Fringe on everything. Fringe is cool, but only when used responsibly.

> What is in your purse?
I'm constantly carrying around a dizzying array of travel-sized products which I never use. Except for my Tide stain pen - I eat like a starving person at a casino buffet. Its a curse which makes wearing white very risky business.

> Things you can't live without?
My Benetint blush.

> What do you like to do in your spare time?
Anything I've never done.

Check out Amber in Ruche's purple ruffly tie pencil dress! I just loved how she paired up the dress with a black belt and bright red shoes. What a terrific combo.

Thanks again Amber!

Oh La La - Premium Denim for $40.00!

One of my resolutions for the New Year is to SPEND LESS. With the economy situation these days, everyone is on a budget. I really have to cut my habit of eating out and of course my shopping splurges. Ever since my first pair of Seven for all Mankind, I was hooked on buying premium jeans. The saying "once you start, you can't stop" is sOOO true!

But alas, Karyn from Alias Denim introduced me to her line of premium denim! I got myself a pair of premium denim jeans for only $40!! You can probably only get jeans for this price at Old Navy, but it is NOT half as nice, comfortable, and fitting as these jeans! There is only one wash at this time, but I'm sure they will be coming up with some new washes in the near future. Either way, dark denim is a must have! These jeans are super soft with a really nice wash. But I think the best part of it is the fit. I am a shorty with a flat butt and these fit really well because they lengthen my leg and give me a butt! Perfect!

I was reading Alias's about us and it is so similar to my vision for Ruche.
Alias: "We were tired of paying hundreds of dollars for premium denim. We loved the fit and style but didn't love what it was doing to our bank account. We tried less expensive jeans, but just couldn't find the right style and price combination....Look HOT without burning a hole in their jean pocket." I'm all for that!

Get them at for $40!.

Check out some picture: