Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Greatest Vintage Show on Earth!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls of all ages, step right up to The Greatest Vintage Show on Earth!

Miss Ruth's Time Bomb and Rillo's recently teamed up to host the Food and Fashion event that benefited the Carlisle YWCA. The event was a blast and we wanted to share our show with all of our Time Bombers! So without further ado here it is!

Check out the Sentinel article on the event!

 Enjoy these photos and don't forget to shop at our Etsy Store and at Bedford Street Antiques, booth number 22! We can't wait to re-open our store! You will all be invited to the grand re-opening!

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Best Decade for Your Body Style!

On Monday, March 19, 2012, the Carlisle YWCA asked me to give a presentation to their Girl Power Club about dressing for your body style. I presented researched information about hourglass, apple, pear, and rectangle figures and sprinkled in some of my own personal experiences. I found it particularly difficult to display these "rules" as concrete. I wanted the girls to know that fashion is art and they should not be afraid to experiment and have fun, after all this is how one develops their own personal style. However, just like a student of art, one must first learn the fundamentals before they start breaking through the lines and creating something personal and new.

 In fact on this particular day I was wearing a vintage, empire waist, baby doll, grunge revival dress, over a 1970's Gunne Sax ruffle slip, and brown cowboy boots. One of the rules for dressing an hourglass figure is to avoid empire waist garments. I was a walking hypocrite and getting compliments all day long! So I hope I left the girls with the idea that they should keep these rules in mind as they build their unique, experimental, personal wardrobes.

With this in mind I wanted to share with my Time Bombers some guidelines on the best decade for your body style. But please remember to break the rules and be creative with your style!


You know you have an hour glass figure when your bust and hips are almost the same measurements and your waist is 9 inches smaller than your bust and hips.  

Pictured here is Jasmine writer of Vintage Vandalism  modeling Mode Merr. If you have an hour glass figure then 1950s pin-up style is perfect for you. High waisted pencil skirts that highlight your small waistline and hug your beautiful curves should be one of the staples of your wardrobe. 


You know you have an Apple figure if you tend to hold your weight in your bust and belly. 

The 1980s was the birthplace of some great designs and many of them look fabulous on an apple figure. This 1980s dress from Some Girl's Vintage  creates the look of a slender waste line and drapes beautifully over the hips. 


Rectangle shaped women have little curves and their bust, waist, and hips ratio doesn't vary very much. 

The 1920s created fashion especially for those of you with rectangular figures. Christen pictured here is wearing a 1980s Liz Claiborne dress, for sale at Miss Ruth's Time Bomb's Etsy Store, it replicates a 1920s design. Her figure makes this drop waist dress look amazing! 

Women with pear shaped bodies have a smaller bust line and a significantly curvier hips

If you have a beautiful pear shaped body then dress yourself in the great fashion of the 1970's. Much of the designs of the 70s included empire waistlines and a beautiful drape to the hipline. Think maxi dresses and skirts. What a great way to celebrate your shape! This maxi dress can be found for sale at Screaming Mimi's Vintage 

So there you have it! But remember, no matter what your body size, be sure to have fun with fashion and wear what you love. You can easily find something to love at Miss Ruth's Time Bomb's Etsy Shop! Use coupon code "blogmember" and receive 15% off your order!

And be sure to check out our latest email reminder for information regarding the Rillo's Ladies Night Out: Food and Fashion event. Miss Ruth's Time Bomb will once again be taking the stage and this year we're bringing the circus to town!