Grrr for Leopard


I come from a long line of leopard-print lovers. My Yiayia is fond of a spot of zebra print, Mother Ruby Assembly is known for her full-ocelot ensembles (down to watches, brollies and hats, bless her fuzzy boots) and my Baba had a wide array of furry coats. Let us just say, I come from generations of ladies who know the trope of stylish camp. In today’s Ruby Assembly post I venture to leopard print, interpreted two ways.


These images of my two-tone leopard Gorman dress and shoes (from different seasons) were taken outside the new Ruby Assembly studio, which is a delightful heaving ex-industrial art deco darling. It’s broken down and polished up in all the right places. I am very happy there along with the  extended team of Ruby Assemblyettes: Alley, Nancy and Annabelle (who took these photos).


It’s all in the detail: Up close with the leopard-print Gorman shirtdress I’ve come to love year-on-year, highlighted by a sass & bide ‘Make a Wish’ country western style star necklace. Islands in the stream, indeed. Gorman flat wedges in quasi-leopard print meets Jackson Pollock.


Grrrr for leopard. What’s your favorite way to wear leopard print? Do you call it ocelot to feel schmancy like I do sometimes? Do you have a rule about leopard print in your wardrobe – only one piece at a time? Me? Frankly, I can’t get enough.

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Digital polymath and Director of Melbourne’s social media agency Ruby Assembly, Iolanthe Gabrie knows good business. Creating inimitable brand content of rare depth, Iolanthe is a mentor, speaker and author with a focus on the startup space. Iolanthe builds exceptional online voices and develops productive, engaged communities across social media platforms for individuals, businesses and organisations.

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