Ask

By popular demand, I have decided to create an “ask” page. Just ask any question in the comments below, and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability!

58 thoughts on “Ask

  1. Hi! Its Dayzee from Style Dynamite. I have been thinking about starting a website (with a free website builder like Wix) and it wouldn’t be copying off rookie, I’ve wanted to do this for a while now! But yeah it would kinda be like rookie. (well, rookie is the website most alike the one I have in my head) So I was wondering you know, If you’d be interested in doing it with me and some other bloggers.

    It needs a lot of work and at the moment it is only an idea. But if you’d like to help then can you reply or send me an email (you can find it on the about me page of my blog).

    It’ll just be a bit of fun!

    Dayzee x

  2. Hi i’m Mana Hao Hjorleifsdottir Taylor. Alice Aalderlink is my pen name. I just saw your comment on Rookiemag.com and we have so much in common!! My blog is pickystyles.blogspot.com. I’m 14 I love retro glasses and high skirts and I love the 50s 60s and 90s. I like making bead necklaces and I sell them on etsy and looking at funny cat pictures is good for my boredom. My favorite colors are red and gold together. I don’t like people who think leggings=pants. It’s awkward. I have the same shoe size as my mom as well. I wish I lived in Rhode Island, but I live in Chicago. I live 7 blocks away from Tavi Gevinson. My favorite animal is an owl or a panda. I’m a vegan. My favorite movie is The Matrix and my favorite book is the perks of being a wallflower. Ok maybe not THAT much in common, but still a bit.

  3. holy crap. i just found your blog from rookiemag and i was like, “oh this girl writes really neat. she must be like in college or something.” and then i went to your blog and was scrolling through your pictures all creepy-like and was like, “oh this girl looks really neat. she must be at least 16 or whatever.” yeah, well you put my 14 years of age to shame when i read that you were only 13 and had already established something most people could never do, much less at your age.
    i don’t comment on people’s blogs much because of my paranoia that they will track me down and find my address and yeah, but i think you are super cool. and i wish i could be all duct-tape-crowns and dinosaurs-taped-to-my-hair, but they closest thing i’ve come to being a hipster-cool-teenage-adolescent-angsty-girl was gluing flowers and googly eyes to headbands and wearing a cross necklace from confirmation.

  4. You remind me so much of Tavi from stylerookie. Everything from your physical appearance, clothes, style, writing, wit, pictures, interests, etc. Were you inspired by Tavi in the beginning stages of starting your blog? Are you friends in real life (not internet/blogging life)?

    • No, unfortunately! But I was definitely inspired by Tavi, especially in the beginning of TRL. She’s the reason I even started a blog at all, because until I read Style Rookie I didn’t know fashion blogging existed! I do write for Rookie, however, and so I sometimes interact with her through that.
      I am flattered, though! Thanks!

  5. Hey ruby. I was wondering, as I’ve been looking for a bag exactly the same as your little owl one, where did you get it from and how much was it?

    • Hello! I’m sorry, but if you mean my red owl-shaped one, I got it in China at a street market. I’m sure you could make one if you’re good at sewing, because it’s just a basic bag with a pull-string. Then add feet, feathers and eyes for decorations! Sorry that I couldn’t be more help.

  6. Hi! (again because i guess you’re just that cool). do you mind if i mention you on my blog (stylepukka.blogspot.com)? i’m doing a sort-of pile up of my favorite same-age fashion bloggers.

    thanks in advance =)

  7. Your diary entries on Rookie are great! Your style is so expressive and creative! I love how you’re not afraid to make daring and different combos! You are very accomplished to be writing on Rookie, and you have a great writing style with a sense of character! I’m a fellow blogger, and only been blogging for a few months, and I would love some feedback on my blog from someone as experienced as you! If you had time to check me out, that would be great! Thanks so much! Love the blog!
    MAREN
    <3

  8. Ruby,

    I’m sorry this comment has to be made anonymously, and I hope you don’t judge me for acting so cowardly. But I just can’t. I sat in front the computer for while, with this empty comment box on my screen until I decided I had to write this. I don’t know whether or not this will make matters worse—I certainly hope it doesn’t. I decided that I couldn’t do this, ignoring the things I should ignore, staying away from the things I have no place in. And even if I am the most insensitive, ugliest person in existence for doing this, I feel that I owe it to something, for all the things I’ve done wrong, for all the rights that I’ve never done.
    You know me Ruby, or at least you once did. You were one of my best friends for almost a year, before so many things became wrong. We were young, but I have to stop using that as my excuse. It sounds incredibly pretentious, but really, its an enormous regret that I’ve had to live with, and I will continue to live with. I don’t know the person you are now, but after finding this blog, after finding Rookie, I wish I did, more than ever.
    And now, the most unforgivable part of what I am doing is that the huge, emotional brick that knocked me down from my undeserved pedestal is the fact that I read your diary entry on Rookie, and I heard about your Mom. Another thing I wish I could do. I wish I could be there for you, or even had a right to be here now. I don’t. Who am I to throw the past at you, when you deserve more than any one of us to forget?
    My relationship with your Mom was no more than sleepover-mornings over at your house. Still, when I saw that Rookie article, when I was hit with the news, it affected me more than it should have. It’s funny how much I want to cry, how big the lump in my mouth swells and how much I hate the feeling, how guilty I feel, for feeling like my tears are so impersonal, intruding on something so personal—my tears do not belong.
    But just to think that someone I was once so close to, had sleepovers with, sang with, laughed with, wrote stories with and was best friends with, is going through something like this, I just want to curl up under the covers and pray to a God I never believed in that you are stronger than I am, stronger than I’ll ever be.

    I am so, so, sorry.

  9. Ruby,

    I’m sorry this comment has to be made anonymously, and I hope you don’t judge me for acting so cowardly. But I just can’t. I sat in front the computer for while, with this empty comment box on my screen until I decided I had to write this. I don’t know whether or not this will make matters worse—I certainly hope it doesn’t. I decided that I couldn’t do this, ignoring the things I should ignore, staying away from the things I have no place in. And even if I am the most insensitive, ugliest person in existence for doing this, I feel that I owe it to something, for all the things I’ve done wrong, for all the rights that I’ve never done.
    You know me Ruby, or at least you once did. You were one of my best friends for almost a year, before so many things became wrong. We were young, but I have to stop using that as my excuse. It sounds incredibly pretentious, but really, it’s an enormous regret that I’ve had to live with, and I will continue to live with. I don’t know the person you are now, but after finding this blog, after finding Rookie, I wish I did, more than ever.
    And now, the most unforgivable part of what I am doing is that the huge, emotional brick that knocked me down from my undeserved pedestal is the fact that I read your diary entry on Rookie, and I heard about your Mom. Another thing I wish I could do. I wish I could be there for you, or even had a right to be here now. I don’t. Who am I to throw the past at you, when you deserve more than any one of us to forget?
    My relationship with your Mom was no more than sleepover-mornings over at your house. Still, when I saw that Rookie article, when I was hit with the news, it affected me more than it should have. It’s funny how much I want to cry, how big the lump in my throat swells and how much I hate the feeling, how guilty I feel, for feeling like my tears are so impersonal, intruding on something so personal—my tears do not belong.
    But just to think that someone I was once so close to, had sleepovers with, sang with, laughed with, wrote stories with and was best friends with, is going through something like this, I want so badly to be able to curl up under the covers and pray to a God I never believed in that you are stronger than I am, and stronger than I’ll ever be.

    I am so, so, sorry.

  10. Hey Ruby! I really want to get a pair of docs and Ive been searching (thrifting) everywhere to try to find some, where do you get yours?
    ps-sorry. i posted this comment on one of your posts instead of your ask page……
    Also I just started a blog and i have no followers….How can over bloggers and people to see my blog and follow me? http://kittyluvsfashion.blogspot.com/ (my blogggg)

    • Hello, Grazicat!
      I got most of my Docs at a local store in my city (one pair is from China and another is vintage), so I can’t help you too much. You could also check out thrift/vintage stores. If you live in an area with less hipster college kids it will be easier to find them. Yard sales, too.
      You could try online shopping, on eBay.com or Amazon.com. I personally find that Amazon has a greater selection of everything. Most of these will be used but you probably don’t mind because you thrift.
      If all else fails, order from the Doc Marten website (http://www.dmusastore.com/) or go to the Docs store in New York.

      As for the followers… just try to make your content more good relatable! People don’t understand how much this matters. Regular posting, too, will make people more likely to read your blog daily without forgetting about it. I also try to comment on EVERYTHING and leave my blog address. People will end up putting you on their blogrolls and it will spread like a happy virus. Another tip would be to try to exist everywhere… Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr…’

      I hope I helped! Good luck!
      Love,
      Ruby

  11. I’m totally in love with your blog and your style ahhhh you’re so kawaii n__n ((not to be creepy or anything, but can we friend you on facebook?))

  12. Okay I know I shouldn’t comment about your Rookie stuff on your blog, but I was scared my comment would get swallowed with a million others. I really wanted to thank you for your most recent diary entry. I’ve dealt with anxiety since I can remember but depression is a newer blockade in my road, it developed about three or four years ago and this year has by far been the most difficult. There are times when I feel so low…I don’t even know how to explain it but things can get pretty dark. But your post brought me to tears, you get it. To know that other people experience this, that it’s a real thing and a real illness brings me so much comfort-not in the fact that you have to go through something so awful, but that you understand and have similar feelings to mine. I don’t feel so alone. If I could give you a huge hug right now I would throw my arms around you!!! Thank you so much for sharing something so personal, it’s people like you who lift me back up.

  13. Hi Ruby, I read on Rookie about the troubles that you’re having and I’m so sorry that you have to go through this. My parents are counselors, and I would have to agree with your dad that medication may not be the best solution for depression and anxiety, but maybe some alternative therapies would be. There is a type of healing called Reiki that clears out bad energy and can heal physical and mental problems. I’ve tried it and can tell you that it can really work for people. You may not be very spiritual or religious, but you could still give it a try! Another thing to consider might be Hypnotherapy, which helps people to go back into their past to when the anxiety or depression started and heal up that time so that you can move forward. I don’t mean to mean to be an infomercial or anything, I just want to help you get through this because I know how hard it can be. I too was struggling with a minor case of depression a little while back, but then I found you and the fashion blogosphere, Ruby! You may not realize this, but you are an inspiration to everyone who reads your blog and I believe that you’re going to do bigger things than you can even imagine in this life! This post is really long, but I just want to get the message to you that you are loved. You are important. And you will get through this.

    ~Faith

  14. umm i love you and have sent you several emails and i reeeeeeeeeallllly like that black dress you wore in your ice reign video on youtube and i want to know where you got it. if you would tell me.

    • I know this is the worst answer ever to hear, but I got it at a thrift store. If it helps, the tag says “Catchet by Bari Protas” but I don’t even know what that is.

  15. Hi Ruby :D I’m 14 and I looove your YouTube channel because *le gasp* it’s awesome. So yeah. This is like an appreciation note because you’re my age and AMAZING!

  16. Hi Ruby! I’m 14 and my name is Ruby, too and basically I love Rookie and pretty blogs and I kind of aspire to be you. So thanks!
    Love, Ruby from Baltimore

  17. Hello! I was on your style icon Luna Lovegood, and so far I loved it but as I scrolled down almost all the pictures weren’t working.. so i’m not sure did something happen or is it just my stupid computer? Thank you, bye!

  18. Gosh I really <3 the stuff you've written for rookie, so I wasnt surprised to see you're a really cute clever chick on your blog too. Love Maddie thx for being great

  19. Hey Ruby!! i was wondering how old you are 0-o since in the “about me” said you were 14 as of October 2011 …..does that mean your 17 now? 0-0 you dont look to old in your videos

    sorry if by asking this it makes me appear to be “creepy”, i just think you are really awesome and you are my inspiration for youtube!!! ……i wonder if you will acutally see this comment

  20. um hi I just wanted to say thank you for you blog …its help a lot to know I’m not alone in some of my views on multiple things .So thanks.

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