A Good Hair Day

Ye olde good hair day. Oh, a thing of ego-stroking wonder – of bouncing curls, shiny locks and that uniquely delicious ‘fresh from the salon’ fragrance – practically a ‘new car smell’ for your hair. These images of my very good hair day are from a few weeks ago – they’re taken from a shoot …

Ruby Slipper’s Peninsula Adventure – Part 1

Oh my. The upcoming series of Ruby Slipper’s Peninsula Adventure blogs reminds me a bit of a Baby Sitter’s Club Super Special. But instead of Mary-Anne and Logan, Claudia and her sweet stash, Dawn and alpha-captain Kirstie – you’ve got a selection of your favorite bloggers adventuring together. Enjoy living vicariously with virtual girlfriends – bloggers …

Ruby Slipper for Cruciani – Giveaway!

If you follow my Instagram (@iolantherubyslipper) or read my blog regularly, you’ll have noticed some particularly colorful lacework I sport regularly on my wrists. Delicate and easy to wear, lacework Cruciani braccialetti are an accessory with a romantic story to boot. Italian-made for generations, Cruciani braccialetti are the product of the Caprai family and the products …

Celebrating in the Yarra Valley

  Last Saturday was meltingly hot. Foundation slipping-ly humid, zinc-applyingly burney weather. Reader,  on this scorcher I escaped Melbourne to join a dear friend of mine celebrate a special birthday in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley is a place I don’t often visit – can’t say why really. It’s not really very far from …

Ruby Slipper Does Balayage @ Organika Hair

So, I’m not a person who’s particularly finicky about my hair. That could be because I’ve got so darn much of it – after I blowdry it, there’s a vertiable wookie on the floor of my bathroom. I’ve had short hair, long hair, curled hair, worn my hair in braids, buns, rolls – you name …