Ruby Weekly: Alex Stanworth

From the streets of New York, Paris and London to New Zealand, our new RUBY WEEKLY series follows a RUBY girl for a week, looking at her daily outfit choices and inspiration. First up, we take a peek at what our lovely Newmarket Manager Alex has been wearing over the last week, and hear which celebrities influence her style choices.


MONDAY: RUBY Lux Petal Mini, Lux Crystal Choker, Imperial Heel & Liam Comfy Sweater

I chose this outfit for the start of my week as I wanted something easy, yet fun. I always keep a close eye on the street style blogs and lately I've seen a lot of slouchy, knitted jumpers paired with a cute, fun mini. It's always great to feel comfy on the first day of the week and I like to add an element of fun.


TUESDAY: RUBY Fields Shirt, Lux Crystal Flat, Lux Crystal Choker & Liam Vapour Skirt

I felt in the mood to change up my outfit today. I wanted to mix feminine and masculine and came up with this! Someone I always draw inspiration from for outfits like these is Erin Wasson, I love the oversized checked shirt paired with a beautifully tailored pencil skirt!


WEDNESDAY: RUBY Lux Crystal Choker, Dazed Playsuit & Riot Chain Boot

I always try to wear fun outfits mid-week as it's the day when I look back and reflect on what has been. I drew inspiration for Wednesday from one of my classic style icons - Kate Moss!


THURSDAY: RUBY Fairchild Blouse, Rumours Ankle Boot & Liam Dusk Jean

Waking up to a chilly Thursday I couldn't help but put on my new velvet jeans and suede boots. I wanted a feminine touch to add to my dark look so chose a beautiful floral blouse.


FRIDAY: RUBY Moonrise Mesh Tank, Fields Shirt, Riot Chain Cuff, Rumours Ankle Boot & Liam Vapour Skirt.

I prepared for work this morning knowing that I needed an outfit that would transition well from day to night. A trend I am loving and seeing around are oversized shirts tied at the waist. I love how slightly sheer my singlet was, so I wore my new Lonely bra and accessorised with metallic detailing on my shoes and wrist.


SATURDAY: RUBY Lux Crystal Choker, Imperial Heel & Liam Meander Pantsuit.

I was dreaming of Saturday night when I pulled out my Liam silk pantsuit. This is the first pantsuit I've ever owned and I'm obsessed with it!


SUNDAY: RUBY Rumours Ankle Boot & Liam Dynasty Sweater & Twin Short.

My lazy Sunday consisted this week of beautiful soft tones to match the lovely sunny weather. Now that Autumn has arrived there is a slight chill in the air, so my floral Dynasty Jumper with sheer sleeves was the perfect seasonal change option.

What looks are you lusting over? x

Eats by Anna: Charlotte's Summer Tomato Tart

The season's gradual progression into colder, darker days has left us wanting to hold onto summer moments all the more; not to mention what comes with it! Days outdoors, airy summer clothing and delicious seasonal fruits and veges. Luckily, Anna from Eats By Anna has the perfect slice of summer happiness for us to enjoy in the final moments of sunshine.

One summer we were lucky enough to spend time with some friends at their family villa in the South of France – an enchanting spot close to a tiny village where although the sun was blazing, the countryside remained green and magical, dotted with old stone buildings. With about twenty guests staying at the house and custom demanding three-course meals at both lunch and dinner, we ate food that was simple, full of flavour and good for sharing. My step-sister Charlotte made several tomato tarts similar to this one each lunchtime, and I can tell you a slice tasted heavenly in that heady atmosphere – and it still does wherever you are on a beautiful summers’ day.

You absolutely want to make this tart when tomatoes are at their height of summer best – now! And you really ought to make it using fleshy, heavy tomatoes such as Beefsteak and other heirloom varieties – they have less liquid and seeds which can make the tart soggy. In any case, I recommend slicing your tomatoes and then letting them drain in a sieve for 20 minutes or so – turning occasionally – to let excess liquid drain away.



You will need:

• 200g Plain Flour
• 100g Butter - chilled and cut into cubes
• 1 Egg
• ¼ tsp Salt
• 1 Tbsp Water
• 800g Fleshy Tomatoes
• 1 Heaped Tbsp Dijon Mustard
• ¾ Cup of Cheese such as Comte, Emmental or Maasdaam

Optional: Olives, Red Onion, Basil and Feta


Short Pastry Base:

  1. Put flour, butter, egg, salt and water in a food processor and blitz until it forms a ball. Or if you’re mixing by hand, make sure the butter is finely chopped or grated and run into the other ingredients using fingertips to make a crumb-like texture.
  2. Tip dough out onto floured or non-stick surface and roll out to about 3mm thick. Line the greased tray with dough and trim the edges. If you find it tricky rolling out the dough and transferring it, you can always just press the dough out gently with your fingertips to line the tin – but don’t handle it excessively or you’ll end up with tough pastry.
  3. Put lined tin in fridge for 20 minutes to chill, while you heat the oven to 180° Celsius.

Tart Filling:

  1. Slice about 800g fleshy tomatoes and let them drain for 20 minutes.
    2.Take chilled pastry base form fridge and blind bake in the hot oven for 10-15 minutes to par-cook and seal the top of the base.
  2. Spread Dijon mustard over the par-cooked base, then scatter over grated cheese. Arrange tomato slices on top. If you like, add some sliced red onion and/or Kalamata olives. Scatter with flaky sea salt and grind over black pepper, then bake in hot oven for around 45 minutes, until the tomatoes are starting to shrivel a little, and bubbling, and pastry is cooked through.
  3. If you like, scatter over some crumbled feta (goat’s is very good) and/or torn basil leaves, and drizzle with some good extra virgin olive oil.

Tomato Tart

Bon appetite!