Images by Karen Ishiguro
Shop the new RUBY mini winter 2013 collection here!
The talented filmmaker and budding young artist Isobel Dryburgh shot our RUBY Magic Hour short film for us! As an Elam graduate, Isobel works across many different mediums including film, theatre, set design and art direction. We spoke to Isobel about her work and our Magic Hour film....
Tell us a bit about your inspiration for our RUBY Magic Hour short film....
On the day of the RUBY Magic Hour shoot, I was trying to capture as many moments as possible between Jasper, Matt, Chiara and Norina from Clyne. What we were trying to do relied heavily on being able to bottle their exchanges and get a sense of their experience. The light as the shoot got on became so beautiful, I feel my inspiration was feeding from the environment and people.
What's your favourite film you've worked on in the past?
I've been witness to a large amount due to both my parents being in the film industry. My favourite project to have been a part of would probably be Love Story by Florian Habicht. I shot several sequences for Love Story while his regular Director of Photography was away, which was an amazing experience!
As an artist, do you have a favourite medium you like to work with?
My work has always involved performance of some kind so I would say performance is my favourite medium. I try to work with the format that best executes the idea. (Check out Isobel's Art in the Dark piece here)
What other exciting projects are you currently working on?
I've been keeping busy doing some writing, set design for theatre (most recently Cloud 9 at Basement) and art directing jointly a short film. I'm looking forward to starting some new projects!
This Friday 7th of June RUBY are excited to announce the release of their mini-collection, titled Magic Hour, for winter 2013.
The ten-piece collection is comprised of fun dresses and separates that are perfect for a winter party!
To mark the RUBY Magic Hour release, we've created a short film, shot by the talented Isobel Dryburgh, that captures candid moments of side-tracked youths passing time in the wilderness on their way to the party.
Check out some of the beautiful stills from the film here....
Filmed by Isobel Dryburgh
Styled by Amelia Holmes
Starring Jasper Seven, Norina & Chiara Gasteiger and Matt Donaldson from Clyne Models
Edited by Adam Thompson
Make-Up by M.A.C Cosmetics
Hair by Dry & Tea
The amazing hairdresser Sara Allsop wears many hats. From Dharma salon owner, to international session stylist and ghd Guest Artist, Sara is one talented lady!
We had a chat to the lovely Sara about her favourite winter 2013 hair looks and her tips for keeping your hair in tip top shape in the cooler months....
I love the side over look at the moment. It was all over the red carpet at the Met Gala and it's a throw back to Punk days.
STEP BY STEP
1. Take a low side parting.
2. Braid the smallest side of the head very tightly into the nape.
3. Using your ghd styler, either take the other side and style it straight, or take sections starting at the ears and add a wave to the hair.
4. Finish the style, either glamorous using ghd Final Shine Spray or a bit dirtier using the ghd Final Fix Hairspray and raking your fingers through to give a grungy look.
What are your top four tips for caring for your hair this Winter?
- A good Shampoo and Conditioner.
- Great colour that is maintained.
- Regular trims and/or shape.
- Using a Heat Protection Spray before blow drying or styling your hair. (We are big fans of the ghd Heat Protect Spray!)
Your one must-have product for winter 2013?
I love ghd Total Volume Foam as a product. It's so good for getting added texture and volume into your hair. I am also loving the ghd Eclipse. It is so 'definite' with every styling technique.
We can’t wait to try the ghd Eclipse. Tell us a bit about the product and how you’ve found it….
So so so so good! It feels substantial and works so well on every hair style. I do a lot of prep for shoots and shows and this tool is quick and easy to work with....I wouldn't go back!
Queen’s Birthday in New Zealand is a chance for everyone to take a long weekend away from home. It's a welcome public holiday in the middle of the year and we have the British monarchy to thank for it! Even though The Queen was born on April 21st 1926, we celebrate on the first Monday of June, which serves double-duty as the opening of our snow season.
We decided to commemorate Her Majesty with a look at some of her most stylish outfits. We love her lemon yellow suit she wore to Kate and William's wedding and her cute black and white bow hat.