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And so it begins! I am delighted to reveal my summer series of The Lost Fashion History of Dublin 2017. This is my third year running the tours and I love brin ...

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Costumes from The Crown


I went on a lovely jaunt to London last week which led me back to many old haunts, one of them being my old work place Liberty of London. I was smitten by their Christmas window inspired by The Nutcracker which was dressed with a Royal Ballet inspired set, complete with twirling ballerina shoes and waving …

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No Idle Day


Rua Ruth is home to stories about the romantic, rosy-tinted side of Dublin, while I choose to write about the brighter side of life in the city it doesn’t mean that I haven’t considered the dark.  I believe one of the darkest aspects of life in Dublin is our homelessness crisis, something I quite literally …

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In the Press 2016

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What a year for The Lost Fashion History of Dublin Tours. I have been so delighted to showcase my tours to an even wider audience and also so chuffed to be featured in many different publications. See the line-up of amazing articles below and thank you to everyone who supported me. The Irish Times, The …

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Lost Tours 2016: Book here

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  The Lost Fashion History of Dublin Tours back again for another stylish summer! This year I am running the tours around the same locations from O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, South William Street, Merrion Square and The Liberties with added surprises and visits to past and present day fashion locations along the way. The tours will …

Vintage Ruth



Over the years I have heard amazing stories about Xanadu vintage store from many different people, whether it was tales about how wonderful it was – an Aladdin’s cave of amazing vintage – or how it was frequented  by Bono and Co along with Dublin’s bohemian set during the 1980s. When I found out the …

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On Tour

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People often ask me what happens on one of my #Lost Tours, what it involves and how I could possibly explain the story of fashion in Dublin over the centuries? I usually reply by saying that I try to showcase the city of Dublin through a fashion lens and use everything from architecture, ghost signs, …

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Number 21, Wicklow Street


The Lost Fashion History of Wicklow Street The famous song a Dublin Saunter has a line that says Grafton Street’s a wonderland there’s magic in the air… but what it doesn’t say is that there’s even more fashion history magic if you turn the corner for a saunter down Wicklow Street. Have you ever taken your …

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