Ruby Slipper @ The Australian Edit

One of the most energetic and visionary people in Melbourne when it comes to supporting and fostering emerging local designers is Jane Hayes – Director of Jane Hayes Consulting and member of the extended Ruby Slipper family. Jane is the brains behind The Australian Edit, an emerging designer fashion market held at prestigious Yering Station …

Ruby Slipper @ Metal Couture Launch, Royal Arcade

In the past two weeks, I’ve been reading Hilary Mantel‘s Wolf Hall and further immersing myself in the dangerous world of Henry the Eighth’s court by watching HBO’s ‘The Tudors’. I feel like I’ve been visiting with Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, and can’t decide who to sympathise with more – yet. Attending the launch …

Ruby Slipper @ Whitehouse Institute A[Wear]

Last week Ruby Slipper attended Whitehouse Institute’s A[Wear] event, in support of the Prahran Mission and the great work they do assisting the disadvantaged and mentally ill of our community. I’d never been to the Whitehouse Institute, and was really amazed at the sheer size of the place. Overlooking Southern Cross Station, the Whitehouse Institute …

Ruby Slipper @ LMFF Launch Party & Runway

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival swung into full gear by the waterside at Docklands last night, with a block-style party launch to the anticipated David Jones Runway. Bright eyed and bushy-tailed, Melbournites flocked to the much-publicized launch for a serious dose of people-watching and fashionising. I was dressed by local Melbourne fashion label Leiela for the event …

Ruby Slipper @ Couturing Launch, GPO

Ruby Slipper Consultants’ Iolanthe was delighted to attend the launch of Thom Whilton and Lisa Teh’s wonderful new project – Couturing. This is going to be one website to watch, comprising of their own editorial-style fashion shoots, CouturingTV and more. Held at Melbourne’s GPO overlooking Elizabeth Street, the launch was a huge success – a heady mix of designers, …

Ruby Slipper @ Domain Flowers Celebration

Happy weekend everyone! It’s generally been a week of celebration chez the house of Ruby Slipper, with lots of events to share with you and much traipsing around Melbourne meeting new clients and old friends. Today’s blog is a brief, pretty thing which looks at last night’s Domain Flowers end of year celebration. Domain Flowers …

Ruby Slipper @ Surviving Georgia Premiere

I was delighted to be invited to the red-carpet gala event that was the premiere of Surviving Georgia this week. Surviving Georgia is a humorous, whimsical ‘Sea Change-ish’ kind of a tale, with key protagonists played by Pia Miranda, Holly Valance, Spencer McLaren and Shane Jacobson. To be honest, they had me at ‘Holly Valance’, as …

Ruby Slipper @ Frockswap for Buy Nothing New Month

Today’s Ruby Slipper blog looks back at a wonderful Sunday afternoon at the Pybus PR headquarters, surrounded by lovely (particularly stylish) friends, pets, sparkling champagne, chocolate cake – and a sumptuous array of clothing and jewellery to be borrowed for the month of October. In short – a gathering to discuss mindful consumption and promote …

Ruby Slipper @ Fashion Connect – The Carlton

Last night’s Fashion Connect event evoked a menagerie of campness, enhanced by Melbourne’s most debonair creative dressing and a good shake of a Chambord French Martini. I was delighted to attend with milliner and curator extraordinaire Jessica Piesse, and equally excited to wear the beautiful silk, vintage Connie Simonetti jumpsuit I inherited from my fashion-forward …