I’m Coming Back

I haven’t blogged here in more or less years but I’m coming back.

Things will be a tad different- I’ll be posting all my Youtube videos here, and there will be more personal outfits than anything else fashion related because I’m less interested in high fashion than I was as a 13 year old or whatever.

I’ll post my writing here sometimes as well, and link to everything I write for Rookie.

This is basically going to be videos, articles, photos, my art, and whatever else I feel like doing.

Thanks for sticking with me if you have during my absence.

Why I am a Feminist

Here’s a video that was highly requested. It’s about what feminism means, what makes someone a feminist, and why it’s not outdated. Share it with your friends, especially if they don’t believe in feminism. Also, subscribe to my Youtube channel!

Am I Still Blogging?

I haven’t posted since early October, and now it is May. You’ve probably assumed I’ve quit writing on this blog. You’re partially right.

My interest in high fashion, even fashion in general, has almost disappeared. I guess it was a fleeting hobby or a phase. I still respect it as an art, but it’s not what draws me in anymore.

But people have been asking me to please start blogging again, and I remember how much fun it has been in the past, so I’ve decided I’m keeping The Ruby Lotus, but in a new form.

I’m not deleting any old posts, but from now on, I probably am not going to be blogging the same way I used to. I’ll be using this to share my writing, or to rant, to show you guys an outfit, to give news, or to crosslink. My posts aren’t going to be nearly as frequent and they’re going to be different, and I’m really, really sorry if that disappoints anyone. I’m very thankful for all of you supporting me in my writing and other aspects of my life.

This isn’t goodbye, remember. This is just a change.

If you want to hear from me more often than every time I post on here, I have an Ask (ask.fm/rubybook), a Tumblr (picnicsincemeteries.tumblr.com), an Instagram (@RubyBook [therealsammanson]) and a Twitter (@BookRuby).

Don’t forget about my Youtube channel, either. I’m still going to vlog.

Thanks for sticking by me.



Harpy Barfday

It’s that magical time of the year where I eat excessive desserts and receive free stuff given to me out of social obligation.


I’m going to feel as entitled as this guy today.

I’m going to guilt people out of questioning anything I do, no matter how ridiculous, because NO HURT FEELINGS ON MAH BIRTHDAY.  To start, I’m going to hire this gal to follow me around all day with her violin.


(FLIP YEAH, substitution profanities because family members sometimes read my blog and have heart attacks.)

Second thing I want for my birthday: Feltpez. PLease can it happen? I know I’m unoriginal and a total generic fangirl but THIS IS ACTUALLY SO IMPORTANT TO ME. Please, Xenu. Lauren and Tom were meant for each other. (I can tell because I have seen both of them acting completely separately and then watched completely separate staged interviews).

Not sure what I’m wearing just yet (early morning post).

I am going to do my hair really FANCY with my ROOKIE CROWN. (This is my unfancy hair with the crown.)

Then I’m going to buy myself an Amazon giftcard and get myself a ton of cheap clothes.

(First two photos by Caroline De Greef)

Tommy Ton: Street Style

Photographer Tommy Ton shot some street style around the 2013 Spring shows. Here are just a few of my favorites.


The beading is incredible, but something about that embroidered circle in the middle of the chest just makes me ^O^

Oh hey. Comme Des Garcons and “That Girl” ‘s lovechild

DAT SKIRT. Seriously. The closest thing I have to that is Jesus bandaids that I use decoratively on sweaters.

When I grow my bangs out this will be the first thing I try.

And now, my very very favorite picture I saw that speaks for itself…

We are the weirdos

I didn’t stick to my basic outfit schedule. I didn’t submit extra Rookie pitches. I don’t have fun getting dressed anymore. I didn’t go to homecoming. I’m in a bad rut, guys, and I feel like I don’t feel anything right now. All creativity has been sucked out of me and I don’t know why.
I’ve been wearing basically the same outfit every day. Usually my outfits alternate between something like this…

And this…

And on top of all this, the zipper on my favorite black Docs broke.

Come on, get it together, Ruby.