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Ruby and Lara Get Dressed

Fashion journalists Ruby Redstone and Lara Johnson-Wheeler explore what it means to have a relationship with clothes, the issues both personal and political that garments can raise, and their own ever-evolving philosophies of dress.

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Ruby and Lara Get Festive

Ruby and Lara are trimming themselves with tinsel for the holidays—even if it’s just going to be the two of them beside the tree. In this Christmas cracker of a special, the two discuss what makes an outfit good for cookie-baking and surprise each other with imaginary stocking stuffers. Listen to hear about the exciting new format for Ruby and Lara Get Dressed launching in 2021! Sign up here to be notified when it drops: https://rubyandlaragetdressed.substack.com/p/coming-soon — Thank you so much for tuning in to this special and for bearing with us as we work out our technical difficulties! As always, please consider liking, subscribing, and sharing the pod with anyone else who might want to get dressed with us too. We'll be back in the new year with a brand new season for you. In the meantime, follow our daily musings on Instagram @rubyredstone & @laraletticejw, or get in touch via e-mail at rubyandlaragetdressed@gmail.com.

37mins

7 Dec 2020

Rank #1

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#6: Ruby and Lara Answer Your Questions

In the final episode of Season One, Ruby and Lara answer your questions spanning everything from their favorite literary heroines to what to do when fashion makes you feel isolated from your friends. Plus, lots of exciting announcements for Season Two and too much information about Gossip Girl. — Thank you so much for tuning in to this season of Ruby and Lara Get Dressed! We cherish each and every one of you so much. If you enjoyed our debut season, please continue liking, subscribing, and sharing it with anyone else who might want to get dressed with us too. We'll be back in the fall with a brand new season for you and fun new sartorial treats! In the meantime, follow our daily musings on Instagram @rubyredstone & @laraletticejw, or get in touch via e-mail at rubyandlaragetdressed@gmail.com, and have a fabulous summer!

43mins

31 Jul 2020

Rank #2

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#5: Ruby and Lara Are Inappropriate

‘We all have to wear something, because otherwise we’d be arrested…’ - Daphne Guinness This week Ruby and Lara debate what makes an outfit ‘appropriate.’ Whether that fickle and flimsy term be applied to occasion-specific dress codes, age groups, or workplaces, the two have no shortage of opinions on how to challenge the patriarchal status quo of appropriateness—most of which require being either vastly over- or under-dressed. — Thank you so much for tuning in to this week's episode! If you enjoyed it, please consider liking, subscribing, and sharing it with anyone else who might want to get dressed with us too. Follow our daily musings on Instagram @rubyredstone & @laraletticejw, or get in touch via e-mail at mailto:rubyandlaragetdressed@gmail.com

47mins

17 Jul 2020

Rank #3

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#4: Ruby and Lara Sweat the Small Stuff

As their respective cities begin to emerge from lockdown, Ruby and Lara make predictions about summer trends and tie-dye everything in their wardrobes. They also discuss the decidedly unglamorous necessities for hot days at home which include the best blister plasters on the market, remedies for thigh chafe, holsters for hand sanitizer, and…Crocs. — Lara on her everlasting love of Margiela’s Tabi boots, Miss Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/what-to-know-about-margiela-tabi-boots Lara’s interview with Viktor and Rolf, LOVE Magazine: https://www.thelovemagazine.co.uk/article/its-like-we-have-one-brain-victor-and-rolf-on-creating-a-cult-brand __ Thank you so much for tuning in to this week's episode! If you enjoyed it, please consider liking, subscribing, and sharing it with anyone else who might want to get dressed with us too. We'll be back next Friday with a brand new episode for you. In the meantime, follow our daily musings on Instagram @rubyredstone & @laraletticejw, or get in touch via e-mail at rubyandlaragetdressed@gmail.com

43mins

3 Jul 2020

Rank #4

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#3: Ruby and Lara Stand with Black Lives Matter

In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against police brutality worldwide, Ruby and Lara discuss pervasive issues of racism in the fashion industry and provide some resources for positive change. Please note that this is just the beginning of a conversation that will evolve for weeks, months, and years to come, so feel free to reach out if there is anything you’d like to hear discussed in future episodes. — ‘We Need to Rethink Our “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen” Approach to Activism’ by Yomi Adegoke, British Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/performative-grief-online ‘Afua Hirsch On The Crucial Black History Lessons All Schools Should Be Teaching’ by Afua Hirsch, British Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/black-history-education Adwoa Aboah in conversation with Janaya Future Khan, British Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/news/article/adwoa-aboah-janaya-khan-black-lives-matter The TikTok ‘Vogue Challenge,’ as shared by Edward Enniful: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBYItj3lYTM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link ‘The System Isn’t Broken, It Was Built This Way’ by Afua Hirsch, SHOWstudio: https://www.showstudio.com/projects/afua-hirsch Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death by Arthur Jafa: https://www.moca.org/exhibition/arthur-jafa-love-is-the-message-the-message-is-death The CFDA’s initiatives for Black creatives: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBA9QJ_B3d8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Aurora James’s #15PercentPledge: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAyttttJRSE/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet 500+ Black-owned brands compiled by Elizabeth Tamkin: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k3gNGUpFIhkX9TMWsRpzuPZi_zfyZrJBb2ij6M9CjVE/edit#gid=0 Bianca Saunders’s zine with Joshua Woods ‘We Are One Of The Same’: https://www.biancasaunders.com/bianca-saunders-x-joshua-woods-zine/bianca-saunders-x-joshua-woods-zine Dr. Rebecca Arnold, @documenting_fashion: https://www.instagram.com/documenting_fashion/ Betty Davis in Rags Magazine via @laurakitty: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBY8zdIhlX7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link — Thank you so much for tuning in to this week's episode! If you enjoyed it, please consider liking, subscribing, and sharing it with anyone else who might want to get dressed with us too. We'll be back next Friday with a brand new episode for you. In the meantime, follow our daily musings on Instagram @rubyredstone & @laraletticejw, or get in touch via e-mail at rubyandlaragetdressed@gmail.com

29mins

20 Jun 2020

Rank #5

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#2: Ruby and Lara Fall in Love

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman in possession of a good wardrobe MUST be in want of a man. Lol.  Well, it may seem strange that both Ruby and Lara are happily in relationships, given the exceptionally off-brand outfits they wore whilst courting their significant others. This week, they discuss how romantic relationships have influenced their style--from workplace meet-cutes and first dates to moving in together and walking down the aisle--and how to align this notion with their own brands of feminism. -- Pandora Sykes on meeting her husband at age 24: https://play.acast.com/s/thehighlowshow/2f30f10c-f715-43e9-bcce-d574375ef1e3 Ruby's wedding: https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/11/ruby-redstone-wedding.html -- Thank you so much for tuning in to this week's episode! If you enjoyed it, please consider liking, subscribing, and sharing it with anyone else who might want to get dressed with us too. We'll be back next Friday with a brand new episode for you. In the meantime, follow our daily musings on Instagram @rubyredstone & @laraletticejw, or get in touch via e-mail at rubyandlaragetdressed@gmail.com

48mins

29 May 2020

Rank #6

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#1: Ruby and Lara Address Femininity

Get it? A dress? Ruby and Lara definitely have ‘feminine’ style--they're just not quite sure what that means yet. In this episode, they discuss how fashion is changing with conceptions of gender, reminisce on pre-teen style mishaps, and debate if Prada is the secret sauce to becoming an imperfectly perfect woman. -- Ruby on why she's not yet ready to wear Prada : https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/10/prada-runway-recreation.html Ugly by SHOWStudio: https://www.showstudio.com/projects/ugly Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations by Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda: https://books.google.com/books/about/Schiaparelli_Prada.html?id=oICN1rxpbFIC&source=kp_book_description -- Thank you so much for tuning in to our first full episode! If you enjoyed it, please consider liking, subscribing, and sharing it with anyone else who might want to get dressed with us too. We'll be back next Friday with a brand new episode for you. In the meantime, follow our daily musings on Instagram @rubyredstone & @laraletticejw, or get in touch via e-mail at rubyandlaragetdressed@gmail.com.

28mins

20 May 2020

Rank #7

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Ruby and Lara Get Intro-Dressed

Ruby and Lara call each other from across the Atlantic to explain what this podcast is all about. They also reminisce about how they met over a bag of Doritos and realise that Lara's infamous Tabi boots were not made for walking in the rain. --- Zadie Smith on her style in London vs. New York, British Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/article/zadie-smith-london-new-york-fashion --- Thank you so much for tuning in to our first ever episode! If you enjoyed it, please consider liking, subscribing, and sharing it with anyone else who might want to get dressed with us too. We'll be back next Friday with a brand new episode for you. In the meantime, follow our daily musings on Instagram @rubyredstone & @laraletticejw, or get in touch via e-mail at rubyandlaragetdressed@gmail.com.

22mins

19 May 2020

Rank #8