Fall into Red Ruby Rose's clutches #Sponsors: Fashion#bouquet alternatives#clutches#gifts#handmade#peacock feathers Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jul 10 2009) Ariel arielmstallings This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Allow me to introduce you to Red Ruby Rose, a collection of unique handmade clutches made in Bristol, England by artist and illustrator Rowena Dugdale. These amazing clutches come are made from an eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage fabrics that seem custom catered to Offbeat needs — check out the full range of peacock designs! Some of them are so brilliantly colored and gorgeous that I could see a courthouse bride using one instead of a bouquet. Imagine this being held by a bride in a tea length dress, wearing sharp little red gloves: Rowena credits a mix of influences, from vintage ephemera and moody blooms to noir silhouettes and ethereal patterns. The Red Ruby Rose has a whole line of bags crafted with custom fabrics inspired by Rowena's illustrations and photography. To check out a few of my very favorites from of The Ruby Red Rose's collection, keep reading. And imagine these in the hot little hands of your bridesmaids or, heck, YOURSELF! [To view more info about a bag, just click the photo!] Please, will some bold retro bride snap this one up? I love that this fern clutch manages to feel both organic and classy at the same time. Best? It's lined in bright pink silk: This bird on a wire is silk lined in the most amazing shade of teal: Bold! Finnish! Blue silk lining! SO MOD: Rowena is one of those bad-asses who I have covet her work and half just want to befriend. I mean, come on: She fronts an indie-pop band, and does awesome illustrations, and blogs, and more … all this in addition to making some of the most lovely clutches for offbeat brides ever! If you're as enchanted as I am, go look browse Red Ruby Rose on etsy. And then, in a few months, send me the pictures of you walking into your reception wearing your little pillbox hat and holding your Red Ruby Rose clutch. Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Hope & Gavin's Head banging, Footy sock, Pantsing party Wedding NEXT "Did you know" log centerpieces + tons of DIY inspiration Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] Its redrubyrose.etsy.com 🙂 Reply Wow, I suck at teh typing. FIXED!! Reply oh my goodness! you totally read my mind — I'm doing a lot of ferns in my Pacific Northwest wedding, and was browsing Etsy last night, and bookmarked that fern clutch! And today it appears here! AWESOME! Reply I made a few inspiration boards using her clutches, they are great! Reply I have 3 of her bags and I have my heart set on more…. Reply Yes! I have a brown and orange one for our October wedding! Reply I fell in love with the fern bag and ordered one for my wedding! It's WAY cuter (and more elegant) than the bag I had originally planned to use. 🙂 Reply I have been drooling over that peacock feather one for months and months. I really wanted to get it for one of my bridesmaids ….. but I ended up finding something else instead. I can still drool, though! Reply I bought one of Rowena's embroidered peacock feather numbers and it is GORGEOUS! Reply I plan on purchasing the "bird on a wire" clutch. So cute! Reply Luuurrrve these purses! Reply I love her line of clutches. Love, love, love. I could take one in every pattern. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.