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Number 39 blog — Ruby Shoo

Gingham

Posted by Mel Jacobs at

Hi All, thought I’d take a look at Gingham this week...... this print originated in India and Indonesia and was first exported to Europe in the 17th Century. The pattern of the fabric was striped originally, however from the mid 18th Century when the mills of Manchester were producing the fabric, it started to be woven in check or plaid patterns. Since the 20th Century the iconic print has been a favourite of famous women including Jackie Kennedy, Gloria Vanderbilt, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda. The ever popular print with its vintage flair was, according to Vogue, featured...

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May Designer of the Month - Ruby Shoo

Posted by Becca Simmons at

These contemporary and beautifully designed shoes are from a team based in North London and headed by designer Samantha Lines. Their vintage looking designs are colourful, quirky and unique, combining modern and archive fabrics to create gorgeous designs for any occasions. The Ruby Shoo Eva is a fresh and edgy low cut court shoe in a beautiful navy and red combination. There is an adorable faux suede floral corsage to give that little extra bit of glamour to these versatile shoes. Matching bags are also available for this and many of the Ruby Shoo designs. Click on the photo to...

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