Getting ready for the Polo – and more pics of Kate!

Sorry to those who are bored of my Polo pics – I would have just put everything up at the same time but I have been away so much that it’s been impossible to get sorted! The video below the photos is a vlog with some footage from the Audi Polo event and some film showing what I did with my hair, what I wore, etc etc. I also did a makeup tutorial because it was quite a nice natural look with just a bit of added glam – I’ll be posting that up shortly. There are a couple of products used that some have been asking after, so hopefully it will be helpful!

Anyway, many thanks to HRH, Mr AMR, for inviting me as a guest (I would have been incredibly cross had he asked anyone else, let’s be honest! It might have been grounds for divorce!) and thanks so much to the people at Audi who make it all happen. I had a great day and a good catch-up with friends.

Video info:

Gradual Tanner from St Tropez is here:

Privé Root Amplifier is here:

Just because I know you’ll ask… Bathrobe is Marc Jacobs, bath towel is from Missoni. The cute lamp is from Lapin and Me:

Dress was from BA&SH at Monica & Joe (
Scarf is Jaeger, shoes (the usual!) are from LK Bennett, bag is a Mulberry Lily.

Heated Rollers are “The O”:

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  1. May 20, 2012 / 6:34 am

    Just what I was craving, Ruth! Thank you ever so much for sharing this day with us. You looked wonderful, down to the color of the nail polish on your toes with the shoes. Tips were, of course, gleamed from all. And I certainly enjoyed my first (and alas, last, I’m pretty sure!) polo match albeit from a long distance, this side of the pond.

    But, my, my, how the boys have grown from when I saw them back in ’89! And I do so love Kate. I think you Brits should be quite proud of her, as well as “the boys”!

    This “series” is a real keeper in my book, for oh so many reasons, right down to your rollers! ;) xxx

  2. Johanna
    May 20, 2012 / 10:19 am

    you looked cute Ruth. the make up was so beautiful and simple. BUT the walls in your bedroom!!! omg! you’ve got the most beautiful walls in all your house!! where do you buy something like that? or is it custom. your whole house is just so chic. love it to pieces

    • Ruth
      May 20, 2012 / 5:24 pm

      @Johanna that is wallpaper from Cole & Son! I’m changing it soon because it drives me insane. And they got it on Hollyoaks, apparently, which for me is the death-knell on style. xx

  3. Katja Dressel
    May 20, 2012 / 11:22 am

    Thank you for that footage of the lovely couple.
    BTW you looked gorgeous, sophisticated and appropriate for this event.
    I hope you would answer my private question, I absolutely adore you wallpapers, the one that is you usual background (with the leaves) and the one in your bedroom (with the trees). If possible please send me a message from with company the are. ([email protected]).

    Thank you in advance

    Kindest regards

    • Ruth
      May 20, 2012 / 5:18 pm

      @Katja hello, they are both from Cole & Son! x

  4. May 20, 2012 / 1:10 pm

    Aww you look really nice in that pic, very polo-esque haha!

  5. Elizabeth Maiorana
    May 20, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    How splendid!! Many many thanks for this special treat. I totally enjoyed this … xoxo Beth in Pgh ;-)

  6. Iulia
    May 20, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    Oh I’ve got some boots from L.K. Bennett, I feel chic now:) Loved your outfit here and the make-up! And yes, Kate looks like a very lovely person!

  7. Nicole
    May 21, 2012 / 2:11 am

    Ha ha, the comment on Hollyoaks had me in fits….

  8. May 21, 2012 / 2:23 am

    I’m a bit of a closet Kate Middleton fan so thank you for that lovely clip….love her dress and wedges too!!

  9. Lisa
    May 21, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    Love your blog! Just wondering which Lily you have – it’s stunning. Lisa x

    • Ruth
      May 21, 2012 / 4:31 pm

      Hi Lisa,
      It’s just the regular Lily in black, not the mini or the oversized! xx

  10. Biz
    May 22, 2012 / 6:29 am

    Love the reporting and the wedges. Bit of a odd question, but how tall did she seem in them? Thanks

    • Ruth
      May 22, 2012 / 9:28 am

      @Biz tall and lithe, but not REALLY tall! Just, normal tall? Haha, sorry.. x

  11. Vera
    May 22, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    Am I the only one who can’t watch the video? It shows a completely black square where the video was supposed to be. I’m not with my usual internet connection, maybe it’s my problem…

    • Ruth
      May 22, 2012 / 9:43 pm

      @Vera yep, working OK here. Anyone else? x

  12. Claire
    May 24, 2012 / 12:12 pm

    Ruth, about the St Tropez gradual tan, do you recommend using a mitt or is it easy to just apply with fingers? xxx

    • Ruth
      May 24, 2012 / 2:55 pm

      I just apply with my hands and then wash my hands thoroughly! x

      • UrielxXxEllen
        June 14, 2012 / 11:07 am

        I tried using this gradual tanner the other day and it came out horrible! I looked like a tiger with a skin disease, all orange stripes down my shins. I exfoliate and moisturise regularly so I wonder what I did wrong?


  13. Sara
    July 26, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I am buying the Lily (it’s SO pretty!) I think but House of Fraser in Ireland only has a very small one. Also seems the only ones on the Mulberry site are the small ones. Is yours this size or did you get your hands on a bigger version somehow? Thanks in advance! Sara xxx

    • Ruth
      July 26, 2012 / 4:04 pm

      It’s small I think? xx

      • Sara
        July 27, 2012 / 2:25 pm

        Okay cool thanks. I’m torn between that and a tan Bayswater, eeek the pressure of this decision! :-) Thanks for replying, appreciate it x

        • Ruth
          July 27, 2012 / 5:04 pm

          My pleasure! x

  14. Anna G.
    September 14, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    Oh my God,Ruth!!!You mean to tell me you were in

  15. Anna G.
    September 14, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    Oh my God,Ruth!!!You mean to tell me you were in the same space with Tom Hardy????I am somehow hoping you’ll say ‘no’ but at the same time wishing you actually did…

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