Ruby Slipper @ Madam Virtue & Co

Madam Virtue and Co. are synonymous with elegant, intelligent garments – the kind of unusual pieces that engage you slowly, enticing you with texture, detail and deluxe materials. Located on curious Crossley Street in the heart of Melbourne, Madame Virtue’s Dean, JC and Maude have an inclusive attitude towards (sometime imposing) haute couture. You’re always …

Ruby Slipper @ Fashion Torque Media Launch

Fashion bunnies of Melbourne, rejoice – for Fashion Torque returns to brighten your month! Today industry icons Jenny Bannister and Philip Boon re-launched their popular fashion chat show at new it-venue Hasti Bala (think Bali Hai, but with Richard Attenborough and Julian Clary as key design influences). All Ruby Slipper fans and Fashion Torquers can rest assured …

Ruby Slipper @ Oaks Day

Last week, Ruby Slipper’s Iolanthe ventured out to the annual circus that is the height of the spring racing season to attend Oaks Day. Joined by Kyra of Pybus PR, here is a brief photo blog of the various shenanigans of two ladies who know how to keep it nice at the races. Agreeing to …

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 @ 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 …