Our first lady of fashion, Ruth Langsford, was back in Q Towers recently for a busy day of meetings. We sat down with her to chat all things Easter-themed and may have made a dash to our café shortly after to stock up on chocolate. Readers beware; you may be tempted to do the same after reading this.
QGossip: Tell us about your plans for Easter, Ruth.
Ruth: Easter to me is a lovely time of new beginnings, green shoots and daffodils. I find it very uplifting. It’s also a chance to get everyone around somebody’s table, whether it’s mine, my sister’s, or a friend’s. We’ll always have a big roast lunch, something nice and traditional like roast lamb. I like to cook for the family and my sister is brilliant at puddings and cakes, she’ll always make a proper simnel cake.
QG: Do you have a favourite Easter treat?
Ruth: Chocolate! Easter just says chocolate, and lots of it, to me. You can be decadent and even have chocolate for breakfast. I miss doing the Easter egg hunt now that my son is older, I’m looking forward to grandchildren one day.
QG: Speaking of egg hunts, what are some of your other family traditions?
Ruth: My family have always done an Easter tree, which is quite a new thing here apparently. We lived abroad when I was younger because my Dad was in the army and in Germany the Easter tree was a big thing. My mum would create one from a branch with little ceramic eggs, and actual eggs that we painted as kids. I try to keep up this tradition so I always have one up in my home.
QG: Do you have an outfit planned for Easter Sunday?
Ruth: No, I never think about that until the morning of. I definitely won’t be wearing a bonnet or anything like that!
QG: What are some of the trends/ pieces you’re looking forward to now we’re into spring?
Ruth: I love it when spring comes, I’m so fed up of wearing winter clothes. I’m looking forward to lighter colours definitely, the day you get out of a heavy black jacket and into a lighter blazer is joyous.
I’ve got some gorgeous dresses coming up in my latest collection. You know what, I was so surprised to walk into my dentist the other day and see the lovely receptionist, Michelle, wearing one of my dresses! I completely forgot it was one of mine and when I walked in I said ‘oh you look nice today!’ She turned around and said ‘of course I do, it’s one of yours’! She’s also got a pair of my jeans, and another favourite of hers is her Frank Usher poncho.
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