Life in Vintage #5 – Hello from Alison


Hello, Alison here! Lyn’s new partner in Ruby’s.

Rather fortuitously, when Lyn asked me if I would be interested in joining Ruby’s as Yvonne, her previous business partner was relocating to Shanghai, I was about to take early retirement from my busy corporate job  so this gave me a new interest and a new venture. read more

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Life in Vintage #4 – Vintage on the Telly


What does everyone think of Dawn O’Porter’s series This Old Thing?

I have watched all the episodes and whilst I agree with trying to get more people into wearing vintage, I think that there is too much emphasis on 80s fashions plus she is making life way too complicated by drastically altering clothes to fit  – like the jacket we saw in Episode 2.  I think that will put new people off as making a relatively cheap item too expensive read more

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Life in Vintage #3 Bring Back The Brooch!

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There is a bit of a local campaign going on at the moment – Bring Back The Brooch!

Some like minded brooch lovers have got together informally to try and bring the brooch back into fashion.  Not just on a coat or a formal jacket, but everywhere including hats, handbags, tshirts, denim jackets, in fact anywhere that can be enhanced by a bit of sparkly or an elegant or quirky piece of jewellery. read more

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Ruby’s at Newbury College 8th March 2014


Our first Fair of the year at Newbury College took place on Saturday 8th of March and it was the first one for a while that Ruby herself was present.

For those of you who don’t know, Ruby is Lyn (& Vic’s) 1938 Vauxhall 14/6 and she was parked outside the front door of the College in all her splendour. She definitely added to the atmosphere and proved to be very popular with old and young alike. read more

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