Extraordinary Women

Networking is a dirty word, which often makes one feel immediately sweaty-palmed and distinctly lacking in business cards. However,  somewhere in the back on your noggin, you know that it’s important to get out there and meet new people. Whether you’re a business owner or a professional type, the occasional forum where you can meet …

Ruby Slipper @ The Mansion SocieTEA

Last Sunday’s Societea at The Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park was everything you would wish a high tea to be in your wildest, most Vogue Living-inspired dreams. Imagine a balcony clinking with fine china, heaving with notable, fashionable types and warm with golden sunlight to boot. Werribee Mansion is a historic building which has …

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 @ Parisian Street Society

Today’s brief Ruby Slipper blog appeals to your inner Parisian girl. You know, that lissome version of yourself swanning around outside the Plaza Athenee with a Chanel 2.55 bag, black coffee and flaky croissant spread with thick Bonne Maman jam. Although this exact fantasy may only be one you can play out a few times in your …

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 @ L’Heure Du The by Le Style

L’Heure du The, a frenchy-chic event by Le Style was a high tea unlike any other I’ve experienced in Australia. Echoing more the afternoon repast of an exquisite tea I enjoyed at the Musee D’Orsay in Paris than a high tea at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms (which isn’t to be sneezed at, by the way) this special event …

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 …

Ruby Slipper @ Stonnington Fashion Industry Forum

Whenever I set my alarm clock for anything with 5 as the starting numeral, it had better be for something outstanding! Wednesday’s Stonnington Fashion Industry Forum at the brisk hour of 7:00 am in the Prahran Town Hall certainly didn’t disappoint. Today’s blog covers off on some of the key topics discussed by the morning’s …

Ruby Slipper @ Fashion Torque – Doramania

A cold, wet and windy night couldn’t keep Melbourne’s high-fashion set away from the monthly Fashion Torque evening at the Globe Cafe, hosted by Jenny Bannister and birthday boy Philip Boon. In fact, the air conditioning was set to high inside creating the chilly environment necessary to facilitate a discussion on ‘Doramania’ – the obsession …