Clothes! Do you have too many clothes? Are you failing to wear them, even though they’re perfectly usable? Does your wardrobe need reinvigoration? Should you probably not spend more money right now? Let your clothes bring joy into a new wearer’s life! And pick up some new-to-you clothes too. At The Ruby’s Clothing Swap, clothing will be hung onto racks and organized by type. (There will be no rifling, raccoon-like, through garbage bags!) Pick up a new outfit or four and feel good that your old clothes will find their way into a new home.
Bring your gently used clothing, shoes, and jewelry to The Ruby by Friday, November 30, so we can organize the items.
At 2 p.m., we'll have a discussion about clothes and fashion featuring Belle Bueti, Grace Lavery, Jillian Knox, and Candace Hynson, and moderated by Ruby Aku Ammah-Tagoe.
PLEASE NOTE: The Ruby is an arts & letters–focused work and gathering space for creative Bay Area women of all definitions. All are welcome to this event with RSVP (regardless of membership status or gender identity). No walk-ins, please; details about our location via email!
ONE OF A KIND : Saturday May 19th, a pop at General Store San Francisco.
I'll be partnering with Cloutier Ceramics for an afternoon of one of a kind ceramics and vintage garments. Julie will be coming down from her Tomales studio with a selection of extra-special bowls, handheld sculptures and ceramic light fixtures. I will have a variety of garments for the fancy and everyday body, all one of a kind and collected from within the Bay Area. This will include: antique dresses, simple linen staples, silk kimonos and breezy summer sets. We hope to see you there!
Belle Bueti, of Body Philosophy Club, will be hosting a short discussion on clothing and its role in our lives. Following this discussion will be a clothing swap.
Participants are asked to bring at least 4 clean garments (clothing or shoes). Should participants not have excess clothing, they can instead donate $10 (all proceeds to local non-profit Sunset Youth Services) and still participate. Please drop off your clothing to Irving Street Projects before this day so we can arrange and hang up for an organized, enjoyable treasure hunting experience.
STORYBODY opens Friday, April 13th, with a reception from 5:30-7:30 pm
Show runs April 13-April 29, featuring a vintage clothing pop up shop and fine art exhibition that take place simultaneously in the Backroom Gallery.
Belle Bueti and Rebecca Haseltine are interested in thinking and making around the experience of bodies. They feel what a body holds, and also what holds a body. Their respective practices, in poured ink and previously worn clothing, investigate how we exist in the world around us and live within the worlds we hold inside us. For both Rebecca and Belle these questions often manifest in stories, told visually and sensually in their work.
Through her vintage clothing business, Belle re-homes clothing, allowing its story as an object, and its relationship to a body, to be continually written and re-written.
In Rebecca’s ink flows, she uses her full body, she draws from history as a dancer, and her current bodywork practice, to ambidextrously fill the image with her somatic responses to our rich and vulnerable environment.
Together, their work tells a story of both perpetual and fluid change, respecting the eventual end that must come, and celebrating the beauty that unfolds moment by moment.
Curated by Claire Frost / hellocollabo.com
The Ruby SF holds an organized clothing swap of freshly laundered, nicely hung new-to-you garments!
I will be giving a short talk about passing on and inheriting clothing from other humans, and ask some questions about choosing and being in fabric, about taking care of it and yourself.
For women-identified humans, free to Ruby members who bring 4 pieces by Friday, 16th. $20 for non-members. I really love this new space & feel very humbled to be doing this there. Hope to see you!
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beautiful seconds from Julie Cloutier including lidded jars, one-offs, bowls, and lots of cups of all sizes and shapes (a sale I've felt so lucky to attend as a customer before) // vintage linen, matching sets, spring dresses, simple shoes and more from me