The Way We Wear: The style message from the street
Ruth's cloche-style hat and drop-waist coat are reminiscent of the 1920s. The Belstaff boots give a contemporary edge to her elegant look.
She is: Ruth Spivey, 29, model with Nevs agency and also has a wine blog called goodlegslonglength.com, London.
she wears Coat, reduced to €150, Reiss. Fur-lined hat, €50, St Petersburg in Russia. Scarf, €10, hotel shop in Nepal. Bag, £150, Longchamp store on London's Bond Street. Boots, €400, Belstaff store.
what is your...
- Favourite shop?
- Bargain buy?
A black, 80s-style, knee-length, fitted cocktail dress by Balenciaga with a dungaree-style neckline and straps. I got if for about €50 in Liberty with 90pc off.
- Biggest splurge?
A dark tan, thick leather, utilitarian-style satchel for £460 from the Ally Capellino shop.
- Best and worst dressed style icons?
The best are Coco Chanel or Audrey Hepburn and the worst is Lady Gaga.
- Favourite label or designer?
- Monthly spend on clothes?
Not a lot; between about €50 and €100.
- Last fashion buy?
A black, thin cotton T-shirt with a satin trim, deep V neckline from Gap.
- Biggest fashion mistake?
Stonewashed, denim dungarees ... two mistakes in one garment!
- What do you love and hate in fashion?
I love French, feminine chic and I hate when people follow fickle trends and when fashion becomes too contrived.