Ruby Slipper @ Vivian Ashworth Salon Launch

Gatsby fever well and truly has Melbourne in its grip! At the height of the Jazz-age celebrations in April was the launch of Vivian Ashworth‘s salon at 109 Greville Street, Prahran. The event was a bustling, fizz-popping affair at Vivian’s luxe new premises, featuring armfuls of flowers, hot jazz from chanteuse Hetty Kate and more …

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 @ Micky In The Van

Autumn, I am glad you are here. Autumn means long-sleeved dresses in warm fabrics, turbans, boots ( I recently began wearing my year-old Dr. Martens again just in time), scarves and decadent makeup. A little glimpse of toasty winter was present at the launch of designer Estelle Michaelides’ (pictured far left above next to Kyra …

Ruby Slipper @ Pybus Accessories Preview

What better way for a girl to update her wardrobe than with a choice accessory or two? When the going gets tuff (and regular retail therapy is no longer an option for a short time), a quality bag, piece of jewellery or pair of snazzy shoes can make all the difference to your wardrobe. I …

Ruby Slipper @ Queen Khan

A happy New Year to you, dear Ruby Slipper readers! I hope that you’re still on holidays and enjoying the beaches, rivers and countryside of Australia (or further afield, if that’s where you’re reading from). We are still away on break until the 14th of January, but have had a little time to share our …

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 @ 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 @ Maling Road

Like a school excursion but so, oh so much better, Pybus PR‘s extravagant day out for bloggers on vintage chi-chi Maling Road, Canterbury was an absolute delight. Here I am with other Melbourne bloggers chosen to enjoy the retro-charm of Maling Road including Esme and the Laneway, Lady Melbourne, Vanity Press, Business Chic, Estelle La …

Ruby Slipper @ AB Makeup by Antoinette Bekos Launch

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the launch of AB Makeup by Antoinette  Bekos at Las Chicas in Carlisle Street, Balaclava. Antoinette (picture above with yours truly) is a veteran makeup artist – indeed, she’s the Head of Hair and Makeup at Channel Ten. Presenting well-known media personalities at their best is something …