Ruby Slipper @ Dear Gladys Meets Mr Smith

A very happy (non-official) long weekend for all my Melbourne readers, as you’ve no doubt been luxuriating on your couches watching catchup on iView after visiting many coffee shops and having multiple long lunches/dinners/breakfasts with your pals to ring in the Cup festival and start of party season. Or at least, that’s what we’ve been …

Ruby Slipper – M for Missoni

Here at Ruby Slipper, we’re no fashion snobs. Cotton On or Chanel – it’s OK by us. That said, we have always had a soft spot for Missoni. Since I was a little girl, bright Jenny-Kee style knits have always caught my eye. I can remember one particularly chic early 1980’s red and grey koala …

Ruby Slipper Sew Sneaky!

It’s all about the mad skillz. In this case, it’s about Ruby Slipper’s Director Iolanthe and her new sewing skillz. These ninja-style skillz lay dormant for some time before popping up in a series of lessons at Dear Gladys in High Street Northcote. Under the tutelage of Remy and Melissa from Dear Gladys, Iolanthe got re-acquainted with …

Ruby Slipper Update: Dear Gladys Beginners Sewing Part 2

Another week gone by, another session of Ruby Slipper’s Iolanthe learning to use sewing machines effectively with Dear Gladys on High Street in Northcote. Oh, that and swapping tiramisu recipes, eating copious amounts of blue cheese, quaffing some champagne and snaffling down ginger kisses. Yup, just a normal sewing lesson. Louisa adeptly enjoying cheese apres sewing machine …

Ruby Slipper @ Dear Gladys Beginner’s Sewing

Once upon a time, your Ruby Slipper head protagonist Iolanthe read a Marion Zimmer Bradley novel called ‘The Mists of Avalon’ (a feminist re-telling of the Arthurian Tales) and got very enthused about pentacles, fairy wings and making sweeping medieval gowns out of panne velvet from Spotlight. Thankfully, this period passed. However, in its passing she lost …