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.

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Images by Karen Ishiguro