I consider myself a Retro housewife in a modern world, and as an influencer, I am a mature vintage/retro model, promoting items that appeal to that culture.
I have been in local ad campaigns for a shopping mall, published in a local magazine as well as Marjorie Magazine geared towards the vintage-minded community. I have been in local online advertisements and on billboards locally. I have been interviewed and will be included in an online documentary for inclusivity in the pinup community, and the upcoming companion book. I have a YouTube channel and Instagram account that is growing on a regular basis.
The companies I have worked for/with are all small independent companies tho I did finish up doing promotions for MVMT.com.
Ruby Feldman specialises in
Retro and Vintage inspired product promotion
Our readers would love to get to know you more Ruby. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
As stated in the previous question, I am of mature age and only recently, in the last two years began modelling for vintage and retro brands and photographers, but it has been a steady rise over that time.
I consider myself a Retro housewife in a modern world, representing a simpler, more elegantly chic time in history for fashion, but without all the repressive thoughts and behaviours of the eras, I favour.
I love supporting women in business, especially those with small businesses, helping to get them exposure and sales.
I also love showing other women my age that if they have a passion or are drawn towards a particular style, age shouldn't matter.
I am someone with a chronic health condition, and I try to inspire others not to let such things bench them from life and life's passions.
All in all, I try to support, inspire and spread kindness as well.
Ruby, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as an Influencer?
My passions and aspirations, which I touched on above, are to see myself grow as an influencer within the retro/vintage culture, but also within the 50 plus age group. I would love to bring in an income as opposed to just product.
I began as a blogger 6, nearly seven years ago and in that role began representing local as well as online businesses, both for retro brands and not. I also helped review and promote authors of self-help / inspirational books. I retired my blog and began doing Instagram and then YouTube to the latter is a supplemental platform to I.G.
Who is your inspiration in life Ruby? How do you stay inspired as Influencer?
In life, I am inspired by many women who are part of the Advanced Style movement, Women who in their middle age and beyond have created a new career in social media as models and influencers and are seeing success beyond expectations. I am also inspired by all the strong women in the retro/vintage/pinup community, both younger and older than myself.
I stay inspired by my fans /followers who encourage me and cheer me on as well as telling me that I inspire them.
We all make mistakes Ruby; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
I feel there are so many...no one is perfect. I know I could have been a better mom, wife, daughter and friend over my years ..but I do not let my past mistakes do more than inspire me always to strive to do better...be better.
Ruby, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?
I feel I am outgoing, professional and go over and beyond as much as I am capable.
Please tell us, Ruby, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
Family and self-care are always first. I try to be a good and supportive friend and to not let anything I do in social media come first, but in the sted compliment it and keep me fulfilled. I don't make the work slide or fall behind, but it indeed is not put above what's truly important.
Ruby, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
As I don't work outside of the home currently, I don't have an answer that refers to now.
In the past, working in management in the spa industry it was by remaining calm, and staying my side and views professionally and planting certain seeds and watching them grow with encouraging words and actions.
Ruby, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as an Influencer.
My proudest moment was when I was given the trust to promote and take over the accounts for Pinup The Movie thru social media. Secondary I was thrilled to be on a local billboard supporting our local shopping centre. That being said, I am proud each time I can represent a client, and they are happy with my work.
Ruby, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
I feel that's what's amazing about being an influencer on social media, it's always about being creative, and it's still exciting to be in the planning and execution of the promotion.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as an Influencer?*
Be true to yourself! Don't give up or in and power thru stumbling blocks, there is always a new path to follow ...slow and steady growth is still growth.