Ruby Style: Meet Our Auckland Team

Meet our Auckland Manager's and find out what they're loving this winter....

SONYA

What do you love most about this outfit?

I love how versatile it is – it’s definitely an outfit I can wear to work and out at night during these winter weekends. I’m one to mix patterns, colours and fabrics so this outfit is a favourite of mine. I tend to stay away from wearing too much black during winter so I love the contrast between the stark white Mist Top and the lush petrol of my Dusk Jeans. I also love Liam jeans. They always feel like old favourites you have had for years, they are just that comfortable!

What are your must-have Autumn/Winter 2014 pieces?

- Benvolio Cardigan - They’re a RUBY favourite and a favourite of mine, white or black, you can’t go wrong. Benvolio is the perfect winter companion – warm, fluffy and a zip! Functional and adorable, he is the best.

- May Silk Blouse - A black, silk blouse is an essential piece of every wardrobe and the May Silk Blouse is one of the best.

- Rumours Ankle Boot - It is tough to find the perfect ankle boot. They need to have the right amount of heel and not cut you off. I love my Donkey pair so much, I got the Black too – a winter boot not to be missed.

How would you describe your personal style?

In one word, eclectic. I love bold colours, pastel colours and patterns. Mixing them, matching them, I’m obsessed. I love old classics, ridiculously out there pieces and mixing the two. I may also hoard silk pieces especially long silk gowns. I particularly love to wear these gowns as casual as possible, because why not. I’m a bit of a fashion magpie, high or low it doesn’t matter, if I like it, I’ll have it and make it work.

What do you love most about RUBY High St?

The heritage – Our High Street store was the first ever RUBY store. I remember shopping here as a teenager and falling in love with the brand. It’s a beautiful little pocket among the buzz of city life and people never cease to comment on how much they love coming into the store.

KIM

What do you love most about this outfit?

I love the juxtaposition of my oversized Stones Shirt worn with a more feminine skirt. I like layering jewellery over buttoned up shirts too, it's a lovely contrast!

How would you describe your personal style?

It depends on my mood - if it's a gloomy day I tend to wear darker colours as a reflection. In summer the brighter, the better!

What do you love most about your store?

The Department Store is such a unique environment to work within. It's a place where our customer's can experience the very best in design, beauty & fashion. In a world overwhelmed by generic product and bland shopping experiences, The Department Store is a haven of good taste, quality and luxury at every price point!

SIGHLE

What do you love most about this outfit?

I like the quirkiness of this outfit. The Theo Trousers are super bright so I've kept the rest of my outfit neutral.

What’s your favourite colour to wear in winter?

Black. I’m definitely a monochromatic kind of girl, but do enjoy adding an extra splash of colour into an outfit at times.

How would you describe your personal style?

Ever evolving. I’m often drawn to pieces that are a little different, without being too out there, and enjoy incorporating these into outfits in a modern and sophisticated way. At the moment I’m loving trousers and coordinated suits so you could say it’s quite masculine inspired.

ALEX

What do you love most about this outfit?

I love how each piece can be worn casual or dressy. This appeals to me as I love mixing these two ways of dressing into one overall look. I love the casualness of the Dusk Bomber sitting on my shoulders paired with my dressy skirt & heels. Each piece seems to even each other out.

What’s your favourite colour to wear in winter?

I am attracted to darker shades in my wardrobe, so I do tend to wear A LOT of black, grey and white in winter. I do love a bit of burgundy thrown in there, too!

What do you love about working in Newmarket?

I love that we are right in the heart of the Auckland fashion area. I love seeing very stylish people around Teed St. They inspire me with my own wardrobe and how I can switch up my looks in store too! It's really fun having people in store who have a great appreciation for fashion and who adore RUBY like I do.

Shop our RUBY Style Edit online now here.

Images by Karen Ishiguro

Work With Us!

Work With Us

We are looking for five part-time retail assistants to join our RUBY Newmarket, Ponsonby, Christchurch and Hamilton teams.

If you have at least one year’s retail experience, love fashion, strive to always provide your customers with the best possible customer service and are available on the days we require we want to hear from you.

Successful applicants must be available to work:

  • Newmarket - Friday & one weekend day

  • Newmarket - Wednesday & one weekend day

  • Ponsonby - Monday & Tuesday

  • Christchurch - Friday & Sunday

  • Hamilton - Monday & Friday

Please make your application either in person, by popping into store with your C.V and cover letter, or via email:

  • Newmarket - alex@rubynz.com

  • Ponsonby - manager.ponsonby@rubynz.com

  • Christchurch - manager.christchurch@rubynz.com

  • Hamilton - manager.hamilton@rubynz.com

Applications close Thursday 19th June. Positions to commence on the 1st of July.

We look forward to hearing from you! x

Ruby Loves: Pantograph Punch X Metro Magazine

Metro magazine and online publication Pantograph Punch have teamed up to present, The Briefing, an evening showcase of the best arts and culture talent, on tonight at Auckland's Q Theatre. To celebrate, we caught up with Pantograph Punch editor, Rosabel Tan, to hear about the events' origins and why it's an evening not to be missed.

PP

Tell us a bit about Pantograph Punch...

We're a website that features smart, interesting writing on arts and culture. The best part about working for the Pantograph Punch is being surrounded by people who are devastatingly impressive.

What would be your favourite interview you've done so far?

It would have to be the time I got Duncan Greive and Chip Matthews in a room together to talk about music criticism. Years ago Duncan wrote a scathing review of an Open Souls performance and in response the band wrote a mean and quite threatening song called 'The Critic'. Even though they had never met Duncan it was all about him and included personal details from his life. When I found out I decided to get Duncan and Chip (the bands' bassist) in a room together. They had never met before and it was a little awkward at first - for a moment I even thought things were going to turn sour - but they ended up getting along.

Who are five people you'd love to have at a dinner party?

Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google because I'm fascinated by how he thinks.Jeffrey Eugenides and Lorrie Moore, they're two of my favourite writers and have warm and witty voices that I think will translate to life.Either Julia Turner or Dana Stevens from the Slate Culture Gabfest (my favourite podcast).Arthur Miller, because he's one of my favourite playwrights - he married Marilyn Monroe and I want to know who that man was.

How did The Briefing come about?

We'd been talking about it for a while. We wanted to put something on which would be like a tasting platter for all the best talent in Auckland, as well as offer a little behind-the-scenes insight and some smart conversation and debate. It happened that Q Theatre liked the idea too and came on board as a sponsor. From there everything fell into place, this will be the first collaborative event between Metro and The Pantograph Punch and I can't wait.

What can guests expect to see this evening?

A cross-section of everything we're excited about this month. We've got Guy Montgomery and Guy Williams talking comedy. NZ Opera are performing an excerpt from L Traviata, and we're screening a short documentary about how Silo Theatre became what it is today. We've also got Renee Lyons presenting a scene from Verbatim, a play that was created from interviews with perpetrators of violent crimes and their victims, and performances by The Jubilation Choir and folk singer Eli Driftwood.

Win a double pass to The Briefing on our Twitter page or buy tickets here x