If you love to cruise and listen to classic oldies, you’ll love our June Babe of the Month!
Meet Miss Ruby Woo, a classic dame who loves vintage fashion as much as she does her Chevy Fleetlines. Hailing from the City of Angels, Ruby spends most of her time creating music. As a vocalist/songwriter Ruby has been creating music since she was 3 years old. This talented lady shares her story with us here on Rod Authority.
Sign: Leo/Virgo, born on the cusp; evening of Aug 22nd
Hometown: Boyle Heights
Current Residence: East Los Ángeles
Hair Color: Brunette, auburn and blonde depending on mood.
Eye Color: Coffee Brown
Favorite Classic Car: 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline
Last Car Show Attended: Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, Lincoln Park Cinco De Mayo Celebration.
Favorite Car Show: Mooneyes seems to always be the beginning of car show season just prior to the new year. I suppose it’s why Mooneyes has remained one of my favorites. Not to mention, the fact that I was a contestant in the Ms. Mooneyes Pinup Contest in December 2017.
What do you love most about the car culture: What I love most about the car culture is the passion, sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears that goes into building, restoring and maintaining these vehicles. The love that exists within the community, genuine desire to bring something, long forgotten, back to life. The friendships and bonds that form seem to last a lifetime and beyond.
What do you enjoy most when you’re out cruising: Nothing like having your speakers bumping Golden Oldies, people getting excited over the car as you roll by, exploring new parts of town and watching the sunset (or sunrise for those early car shows) My song “Cruisin” personifies a bit of that experience.
Tell us about your music career: Born into a family of musicians and songwriters, musicality came quite naturally. Performing vocals since 3 years old. Over 18 years of stage experience. A member of numerous choirs; church, city, schools. Recipient of countless awards in vocal performance. I like to stress that writing music is in my blood, my grandfather, uncles, cousins and siblings are also writers and musicians.
What do you love most about music: Music feeds the soul and allows expression that one wouldn’t easily be able to convey otherwise.
Any gigs coming up: Just had a performance in DTLA – just performed May 26th at Los Angeles Biergarten. A couple things lined up for June though unfortunately can’t mention them until they’ve been solidified. Also booking events for this summer. Performing in San Diego soon, dates will be announced on my Instagram @rubywoo13
Where can we listen to your music: My music is available on iTunes & Google Play, search RubyWoo13, one word.
What do you love most about modeling: I love getting dolled up and evoking an emotion or memory that someone can recall in their distant past. It’s quite empowering to the individual being photographed but also to those who see the images, should they feel a bit less self-conscious after seeing someone else’s boldness.
What are three things you are passionate about: I am quite a passionate individual but feel most enthusiastic about: One’s Health; mental, spiritual and physical- Education of CBD health benefits (as a cancer survivor I believe CBD to be reason I’m well and cancer free today) Eating Plant Based and Organic go hand-in-hand with my enjoyment of cooking (2) Vintage Fashion & Lifestyle; collecting, wearing and repairing vintage clothing, household goods, machinery, vehicles etc. (3) Music; learning about artists, new and from the days of old. Experimenting with the sounds my own vocal chords are able to make, stylizing what’s commonly recognized, challenging my octave range, absorbing and indulging in other musicians’ performances.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: I feel with my lifestyle, that my time is so limited but when I do have the spare time, I really try my best to venture to car shows, cruising in my car, writing lyrics/music and/or finding inspiration for new projects.
What is your favorite decade: I adore the 1940s there’s just something about that period that I connect to – music, fashion, mannerisms. All absolutely superb.
What do you love most about vintage fashion: The fabrics and cuts were meant to accentuate, not just drape, any figure. The hand sewn details, the choice of natural fabrics like silk, linen, wool and cotton. Hats! Gloves! Shoes! Oh My!
What’s your favorite vintage piece you own: There are a great number of lovely handmade pieces I own, tag-less as I like to call them. Though I do rather cherish my Gene Shelly silver sequined “Wiggle Dress,” as well as a Hong Kong black silk sequence dress my great aunt gifted me.