[Create]

“You should be seeing everything. Films, sculpture, and great art. Have range and also keep moving. Never have an idle hand. Draw. If you’re not doing makeup, you should be drawing. A hand should always be mobile, should always be fluid.” -Dick Page

I found this quote on a friend's Instagram page and thought it can be translated into any creative field. Being in a creative job, you don't always see immediate results nor are your "successes" measured by anything concrete. But how do you keep yourself inspired? Immerse yourself in art. Whether it's makeup, photography, fashion or anything of the like, always find ways to better your "art". Read, watch films, go to museums, draw, listen to music you've never heard before, find ways to step outside the box and be inspired.

I hope this inspires you this Monday.

xx

Ruby

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Shot by Johnson Le.

[Babydoll]

Something so feminine about blush and tulle-- I love that Tobi combined both elements to create this dress. If I were to pick my favorite silhouette it would be this. I love mini dresses in baby-doll form. My sister would always jokingly say I have a fashion taste of a five-year-old but that's because I believe there is something very angelic about this look. Baby doll dresses are by far my favorite type of dresses. I love that Tobi has such a variety. Take a look at their selections here. Summertime dates on lock. Let's fall in love...with dresses. Hehe. Oh, and first time shoppers all get 50% off at Tobi! Get yo' shop on this weekend! 

xx

Ruby

What I'm Wearing:

[Ribbon- Michael's]

[Ocean Dreams NYC crystal necklace]

[Spartina 449 charm bracelet]

[Tobi Dress]

[Jeffrey Campbell Pumps (old)]

Shot by Armando.

[Retro Summer Vibes]

Meet you at the water hole! Currently in love with 70s camp vibes with Camp Collection. After finally getting my hands on the yellow driver aviators I've been eyeing at Zero UV for a year now, I am am able to finally pull off the retro vibes I dream of. I'm never one to never keep to one style because I love playing dress up! I love that we have the freedom to do that now. The 70s were all about freedom of speech and freedom of expression. What's better represented about this era than blue hair with colored glasses and a rainbow top? I would say this is the perfect summer-time outfit. I can't wait to get more color on my skin and plan more getaways. Where shall I go next? This girl is currently itching for an adventure!

xx

Ruby

[Modcloth in Palm Springs]

After two attempts at editing the vlog for this trip, I am opting to share photos first as Adobe Premiere decided to shut down on me twice in the middle of editing. My poor little heart couldn't take another failed attempt as it is currently 4:30 AM and I am still working on this blog post. Instead these photos will have to do. I will decide later today if I can get myself to take on the video again. I hope you enjoy my adventures in Palm Springs! I can't wait for you to see the final photos from the shoot! Thanks again to the wonderful Modcloth team who always inspires me! I heart you all!

xx

Ruby

[Valley High Bomber + Dress Shirt // La Piz Sensible Sunglasses // Teva Sandals]

[Valley High Bomber + Dress Shirt // La Piz Sensible Sunglasses // Teva Sandals]

[Trunkettes Bikini]

[Trunkettes Bikini]

[Korea headband // Valley High Tank // Sabo Skirt Shorts]

[Korea headband // Valley High Tank // Sabo Skirt Shorts]

[Modcloth dress (coming soon)]

[Modcloth dress (coming soon)]

[Modcloth Top]

[Modcloth Top]

[Trunkettes Bikini]

[Trunkettes Bikini]

[Modcloth Dress + earrings (coming soon!)]

[Modcloth Dress + earrings (coming soon!)]

[Case Cavern Custom Phone Case]

[Case Cavern Custom Phone Case]

[Modcloth]

[Modcloth]

[Avocado Activewear]

[Avocado Activewear]

[MeWe: Let's Chat. Unfiltered.]

Privacy: a quality that is lacking when it comes to social media apps these days. The question of how do we monetize our app is always on the minds of new media ventures but this is what sets MeWe apart. They value the users and their privacy and want to create a space for users to feel safe and use this app without the fear of having Big Brother spying on you. They are creating a movement and reinvigorating the way we think of social media stating we are #Not4Sale. (Watch their video here.)

 

When you think of social media apps nowadays, a lot of what you see is curated and censored—a lot of what we post has lost its intimacy and in a way its genuineness as a way of keeping in touch with your friends and family. What happens when you combine the rawness of Snapchat, the customizable quality of Instagram, the quickness of What’s App and the creativity to allow yourself to fully express yourself in a chat or message? MeWe. All of the features you love about all your chat and social media apps are available in one easy-to-use app that allows you to customize your message with over 700+ emojis, and animated GIFs whilst allowing secret chat options and disappearing content features so you can post without the worry of data tracking, facial recognition, spying, and stalking as MeWe never invades the privacy of its users. I’m excited to be able to post without worrying about whether my photos or information is floating around the Cloud or Interspace unless I choose to do so. You can customize your group chats so you can have it private or public—which is perfect for a blogger like me who wants to post on social media to chat with all of you and also keep in touch with friends in family. Join the revolution of new age communication—the all-in-one app that never releases your personal information—and let big data know you’re #Not4Sale.

Here are MeWe’s features broken down in easy-to-read format:

  •  Cutting- edge texting and chat app
  • Unique custom camera
  • Disappearing content
  • Next-gen voice messaging
  • Secret chat with encryption options
  • Personal social cloud
  • Multiple/custom group profiles
  • Private and open groups
  • Animated GIFs
  • 700+ emojis

I created my own MeWe group specifically for fashion and beauty lovers—let’s chat! Unfiltered. Just the way it should be. I'll be uploading my daily outfits on this chat group! I'd love to see yours! I want this to be a very interactive space for those who love fashion and beauty. Whatever fashion or beauty dilemmas you're having, let's share! I'll also be sharing my daily fashion thoughts. I can't wait to hear what y'all have to say! 

I've also found it hard to answer all your questions on Instagram and the answers can get lost in the feed after a while, so this chat app is perfect for those who want to directly chat with me or anyone else in this chat group! Join my chat group here: https://mewe.com/join/the_ruby_element.