My Interview for “The Inspirations”!

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I am absolutely thrilled to be one of “The Inspirations” on Rock ‘n Roll Bride this week! If you haven’t yet been on the fabulous website that is Rock ‘n Roll Bride, then you must. It’s wedding porn at its best! Nosing about in other people’s wedding preparations and actual big days is almost as addictive as looking in other people’s houses – I’ve spent hours on there before!

I won’t tell you any more about how I know Kat, the Mastermind behind the site, because it will spoil the interview. But I will tell you that Kat asks me some quite probing questions about my career, past, present and future, so get yourself over there!


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  1. June 14, 2012 / 6:51 am

    Very interesting reading, Ruth, thanks for posting the link :)

  2. Diana
    June 14, 2012 / 9:19 am

    Ruth, i love your metallic nails! Are they foils or an actual polish? x

  3. Vera
    June 14, 2012 / 10:35 am

    And judging by the comments, you will have some new fans too :)

  4. UrielxXxEllen
    June 14, 2012 / 10:48 am

    Hi Ruth,
    I loved reading that interview, it was so interesting. I’m not just saying this to be a lick arse but I think you really are one of those women who have the ability to inspire others.
    I will never be a model despite having the height because a)I don’t have the look and b) it’s just not something I want to do. Yet I still find you really inspiring as a business woman.

    I LOVE how you’ve managed to set up A Model Recommends and work for yourself while still being a beautiful person, both inside (as much as I can tell from this site) and outside.

    I’m currently studying Business and Economics and my dream is to eventually set up my own business. Although the business I dream of establishing is very different from a blog, the fundamentals of having to work hard and put yourself out there are still the same. As a result, I really respect and admire you for all that you’ve achieved and when people ask me what business women I’m inspired by, you are one that I name.

    This is all beginning to sound a bit OTT and barf-tastic to me now, I sound like a fan girl on crack haha but I just wanted to let you know. Sometimes, I think that society is too focused on criticising others and no-one seems to say “well done” anymore.

    PS You are so right about that phrase ‘beauty AND brains, wow!’. I’m no model but I have my good days and the most annoying thing in the world is when guys say to me, “you study Business and Economics? Really? I’d have had you down for studying Hair and Beauty or something because you’re so into that stuff”. It’s like, ‘yes, I can work with numbers AND wear lip gloss’. Men!


    • Ruth
      June 14, 2012 / 11:33 am

      Thank you, that’s a lovely bit of feedback! You are right about the criticism thing – we all need to say more nice things to each other! Within reason. Obviously! ; )

  5. Angelina
    June 14, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    Hi Ruth I love your black and white picture!!!!!
    You look like Brigitte Bardot in her young age.
    Sexy, mysterious and very beautiful!!!!!!
    Great pic and very interesting interview!!!!!!

  6. Sue
    June 14, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    Great interview and gorgeous shots- as ever! xxxx

  7. Chris
    June 14, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    Great article, but I thought we might get a glimpse of some pics of your actual wedding ;)

  8. Syvie
    June 14, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    You’re lovely! It’s so ironic that the author, or interviewer, says “brains and beauty” in the intro! Major fail!

    • Ruth
      June 15, 2012 / 9:41 am

      I think she was being ironic! x

  9. Piscohof
    June 14, 2012 / 10:05 pm

    Nooo! The interview says modelling and this site go hand in hand. If you ever decide to retire from modelling, that doesn’t mean you can give the website up. K? You’re not allowed!! Just so we’re clear and all.

    • Ruth
      June 15, 2012 / 9:41 am

      Ha! No, don’t worry, I’d just change it to (Ex) Model REcommends xx

  10. Roharnna
    June 15, 2012 / 1:53 am

    Your such a breath of fresh air, honest and realistic. So happy for your success and hope, you continue to be successful throughout your life. And you really are an inspiration! My god 31 you look fantastic. Xxx

    • Ruth
      June 15, 2012 / 9:39 am

      Thank you! x

  11. Jo
    June 15, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    Love the interview! :)

  12. Alexa
    June 15, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    Ruth, so you used to be a smoker? For how long, how did you give up? I am also considering to give up, although I’m only smoking socially.
    Great interview, I love that you’re straightforward and funny!

    • Ruth
      June 17, 2012 / 7:45 pm

      I smoked for a good few years, it was foul. Rookie error, but one that many models make when they are still young… I gave up by reading that EasyWay book! x

  13. June 16, 2012 / 5:35 am

    I’m not quite sure how I managed to miss this post but am so happy that I DID catch it – it was a fantastic interview and the pictures were great. I loved what you said about having another area to keep in the wings or to have on the side, as well as mentioning that all along you knew you didn’t to work for someone else, so you were aware of how much harder you’d need to work in order to succeed. Bravo, Ruth. It’s what I most admire about you: the inspiration you give! xx

    • Ruth
      June 17, 2012 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you Upa! x

  14. Kim
    June 17, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    Hi Ruth, are you ever going to share some details from your own wedding on the blog? I’d really love to see what you did on your big day, especially now I’m engaged and looking around for inspiration! I thought this might finally be the post I’ve been waiting for! xxx

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