Either you are disappointed or you are relieved that we survived or should one say, we didn’t kick the bucket just yet.
Me?
You see… I’ve went trough the “End of the World” saga already a few months ago when we shot this editorial with one hardworking team of creatives for FASHIONISING.COM.
Editorial was out yesterday.
Just in time!

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http://www.fashionising.com/pictures/b–envisioning-worlds-end-37660.html

Photographer – Simon Ackerman
Creative Director & Fashion Stylist – Joey Bevan http://www.joeybevan.com
Model – Ruby Slate Balthazar (me)
Hair – Danny Defreitas http://www.dannydefreitas.com
Makeup – Louise McCarthy http://www.louisemccarthy.com
Photography Assistant – Olu Ogunshakin

Till next time,

Ruby
Xoxo

Early morning.

NYC

We shot some Polaroids before the actual photo-shoot.
SIMPLE
CLEAN
NATURAL

Hope you like it…

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Photography by Mick Cantarella

Till next time,

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Follow me on my journey trough Barbados. A place I call home. I know I will be back!

Now, I am aware music isn’t the best choice but hey… ;)

PS: watch out for the fabulous super granny at the end, as she gives me directions for a raw vegan restaurant in Bridgetown. Well at least she tried but ended up confusing herself. This is one thing I love about Barbadian people. Easy and …
… the best person to ask for directions, honestly, is a bling man;)
A bling man will go straight to the point. Before we were lucky enough to come across our guy we got lost about 10 times!

“No Rush!”, they say.
And they are right. I love Barbados!

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Till next time.

Ruby,
Xoxo

I’m glad to share some behind the scenes snapshots from a fashion editorial story we shot in Barbados. Will update you once the story is published and printed.

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Till next time,

Ruby
Xoxo

Here’s a few images from an editorial we shot this spring.

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Team…
Photography: Jayesh Pankhania
Model: Ruby @ Nevs (myself)
Hair: Danny De Freitas
Styling: Lauren Eva
Make up: Sunny Valentine

Till next time,

Ruby
Xoxo

This post connects to the previous one, regarding the fashion editorial “Silent Movie”:

http://rubysessentials.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/nyc-silent-movie-editorial/

Here s the link to the fashion video we have done as a trial from that same shoot:

Same team with addition of our videographer Landry.

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Hope you like it

Till next time,

Ruby
Xoxo

 

I’m chilling on my terrace on another sunny morning here in Barbados & I have an editorial to show you. This will be another quick post….

Shot in NYC this September, with the following team:

Model – Ruby Balthazar @Nevs (me)
Photography – Vlasta Pilot
Styling – Christine McLaughlin
MUA – Ashley Parisio
Hair – Shelby Samaria

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Till next time,

Ruby
Xoxo

Just a quick one this time!

As the new Issue of Modna is out, I guess I can post an interview they’ve done with me for their previous, 18th Issue, for those who understand the lingo.

For those who don’t ahhhmmm, …
I won’t be translating as there are 3 pages, but if you would like to know something feel free to ask.
I will do my best to answer.

Here is the link to the post about the Cover I have shot for the September issue of Modna:

http://rubysessentials.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/modna-versus-myself/

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Photo: Innis McAllister
Hair: Danny De Freitas
Make: Sunny Valentine

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Photo: Brian Rolfe
Hair: Danny De Freitas
Make: Sunny Valentine

Till next time,

Ruby
Xoxo

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Recently introduced to Sally, the designer behind the brand LaLaQueen, trough a mutual friend who’s working with me on a film project, we all had dinner a week ago and I instantly felt I’ve known Sally for way longer than just a couple of minutes.

On my return to London I met up with “The Queen” aka my newly made friend for a midday tea.
We exchanged gifts. My eyes flickered as she handed me this colored clutch (above), Yey!!
In return I gifted her with one of the books that inspired me profoundly.
Next to the book on the picture below you can see the funky polka dot bag Sally had with her today. I believe her forte is color blocking & also combining colors in a way that transforms the otherwise classic bag into a fashion “eye candy”.

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In her own words:
“LaLaQueen is a philosophical fashion statement! Its a compliment! Its the only way to be!
When you feel good, you look good.
Feeling good is a world waiting to be discovered, conquered and shared.
Carry your “world”
Set your style,
Set your trend,
Do it with confidence.
Do it with love ♥”

There is something about Sally!

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At the neighbor table was a vision that made us laugh, I just couldn’t resist taking a picture.
They were well mannered puppies though and didn’t hop on the table at all!
Below you can spot Sally’s own little charm, the red gummy bear earring. Had to share !!

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Till next time,

Ruby
Xoxo

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The ability to stroll down the streets of old town in your summer shorts with a scoop of yummy gelato, priceless!

Yes Yes Yes I know!
It’s too cold for all that in London.

What if you could just escape?
Right now

Well, I did….
Watch the video to see what happened and where I went.

 

Till next time

Ruby
Xoxo

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Photography: Fulvio Grissoni
Editing: Vladimir Mićković, Miha Artnak
Styling: Nina Jagodic
Make up: Tina Fabjan Poln Profil
Hair: Matjaž Šiška

I realize it’s been almost 2 weeks since this certain magazine came out but I’m rather shy & as its not in my nature I didn’t think of blogging about it until a friend suggested.

Just over a month ago a journalist called Masa contacted me, very randomly, saying she is interested in interviewing me for a magazine called Modna.
Modna is a well known Slovenian fashion magazine. This September issue was its relaunch and 18th birthday. I ended up shooting the cover for it too.
For those who don’t know how to connect Slovenia & me…?
Well thats where I grew up.
Slovenia is small but has everything one wants.
It’s kind of like Neverland. Whenever I return, its still as beautiful and peaceful as it was when I last left.
S-afe, L-oving, O-ptimistic, its a chicken shaped land with all four seasons to it, has its faults yes but it’s innocence will make you fall for it & individuals you meet there might surprise & stay with you for life.

And

Masa, well she is one of those down to earth people you can just chill, chat and hang out with & in the meanwhile forget she’s interviewing you. Thats exactly what happened. As a matter a fact the whole team at the shoot was super relaxed & upbeat.

Images below are from the “Launch party”. As I wasn’t there nor held or seen the magazine yet it’s kind of funny seeing people i dont know holding this magazine with me on the cover. Funny but amazing all at the same time!

Check it out and if you end up visiting Slovenia or live there, go buy Modna and let me know what you think of the interview.

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Director at Ubrani Aljosa Kroslin Grlj

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(from left to right)
Art director Vladimir Mickovic, Chief editor of Modna Nina Jagodic, Director at Ubrani Aljosa Kroslin Grlj, Fashion & Beauty editor Masa Kljun

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In one of the shopping malls (my face is on the floor, never thought I’d say that).

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Till next time

Ruby
Xoxo