We had a ball filming for Channel 9’s Today Show Extra with the super gorgeous Susanne Messara!
If you didn’t see it, check the clip out here…and get our tips on How To Look Like You’ve Dropped a Dress Size:
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Ladies, if there’s one thing we love at Ruby Slippers it’s getting dressed up are you with us? And, when we can do it to benefit a good cause well that’s even better!
Friday 16th October is #LOUDSHIRTDAY 2015, the annual fundraising initiative encouraging Australians everywhere to don their brightest clothing to support deaf and hearing impaired children around the country (via The Shepherd Centre in NSW/ACT).
Many people don’t realise that it costs $18,000 per child, per year to provide these crucial early intervention services teaching kids how to hear and speak and give them the best shot at life despite their disability. So to help raise much needed funds and to break out of your monochrome ways, lets embrace the new season styles and show our support!!
To encourage all our wonderful gals to join us, we’ve put together our top five stylist tips for dressing LOUDLY and still looking fabulous!
- Loud doesn’t necessarily mean bright colours. For the more traditional fashionista, try clashing black and white prints for LOUD style that doesn’t slap you in the face. The sky’s the limit, we love leopard print and stripes, checks paired with abstract prints. The trick is to pick tailored pieces and keep patterns proportional to your body shape.
2. For our more adventurous ladies, try mixing prints (florals are an obvious winner for spring) that have the same colour scheme, like this Missoni top and skirt straight off the runway. The splashes of yellow in the purple skirt and purple in the yellow top mean the whole outfit hangs together and looks stunning instead of silly.
And check out these looks for all out loud, floral lust:
3. Two is better than one. Twin sets are all the rage. A crop and pencil skirt in a unique print looks chic and polished for the races:
This Alice McCall set is funky, fresh and looks great both together and as separates. We’re in love!
4. It’s all about COLOUR, COLOUR, COLOUR! Look for a standout colour (think red, magenta, emerald green or navy) and rock it on top AND bottom. At Ruby Slippers we love LOVE a tailored pant and blazer combo like these:
Keep it simple with a strappy nude shoe and dewy makeup to finish off the look.
5. Let your shoes do the talking. We all know the importance of a good shoe, sometimes we even plan our whole outfits around the perfect pair. This is a great excuse to rock the most marvelous, sparkly, strappy, colourful and outlandish pair you can find. Because, well, why not!! Sophia Webster makes some of the most magical creations (available via Green With Envy Boutique and online), but if your budget doesn’t stretch that far, we’ve found some lust-worthy, affordable pairs:
Show us how you get LOUD by posting your style photo on social media using the hashtag #LoudShirtDay and support the cause by registering to host your own event anytime from now until October 16.
You’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons in no time. So go forth in style ladies!
Have fun x
By Ishtar Schneider
Did you find yourself wondering who snuck in over winter and stole all your summer dresses?
If you were one of the many wearing tights, long sleeves and sweating your way into work this morning, we are here to help.
Don’t despair (or overheat) you don’t need to spend a fortune or look like your heading to the beach to stay cool in the office. Check out our Stylist’s top pick of Spring Work Dresses and tell your wardrobe he can keep all the dresses he’s been hiding!
Team any of these gorgeous dresses with a blazer and nude heels:
If your wardrobe needs a little Spring make over, give Ruby Slippers a call! Our amazing stylists in Melbourne and Sydney can give your wardrobe the refresh it needs. Check out our Ultimate Styling Package or Personal Shopping Package for more details.
Happy Shopping x
The sun is out, moods are lifted…and there is a new sheriff in town…step aside leather, suede is here for the season. Skirts, jackets, bags, boots, you name it, it’s suede!!!
At Ruby Slippers, we’ve fallen head over heels for the latest retro trend, and have styled up some looks to keep you one step ahead this Spring.
Add one key piece into your outfit to add instant glam, without looking like an extra from ‘The Good, the bad and the Ugly’! Unleash your inner Twiggy, and have some fun with this versatile trend:
If your wardrobe needs a little make over, give Ruby Slippers a call! Our amazing stylists in Melbourne and Sydney can give your wardrobe the refresh it needs. Check out our Ultimate Styling Package or Personal Shopping Package for more details.
Happy Shopping x
A wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear?
Hate feeling disappointed in the changing rooms?
Always wearing black?
Has your body changed since having a baby?
Then this is the workshop for you!
This action packed 2 hour workshop will be bursting at the seams with knowledge from our experienced Stylists. They’ll generously share their insider knowledge and will help you not only be a smarter shopper, but to be your own personal stylist.
We’ll help you figure out your body shape and what you should be wearing to showcase all the good bits! We’ll show you how to accessorise, how to wear colour, how to throw together simple outfits and what to shop for this season.
But that’s not all, our Personal Stylists are there to help you, so there will be an opportunity for 1:1 questions and consultations. It’s fun, informative and will provide skills that will make sure you never feel lost in the change room again!!! Excited? We are!
The vital statistics: Hazelhurst, 782 Kingsway, Gymea. Thursday 8th October: 7pm – 9pm.
The boring bits: Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.
The price: $55
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0450 754 726 to book your place!
We have launched in more shopping centres and we now cover:
Sydney Westfield, Bondi Junction, Miranda, Parramatta, Macquarie and Chatswood.
We have also headed south of the border and are shopping up a storm in the lovely laneways of Melbourne. We now cover:
The Emporium, Melbourne Central, The Lane Ways, Collins Street and Flinders Street.
Check out our popular packages and see how one of Ruby Slippers Stylist’s can help you find your style, find your perfect outfit or just have some fun shopping!
If there is a centre you would love to see us in, please just let us know!
Last night was one of the most exciting nights of fashion in the entire year. The night where the fashion set pull out all the stops and the invitations are highly coveted (selfie queen Kimmy K couldn’t even get an invitation until a couple years ago).
It’s been known as ‘Fashion’s Prom’, a prom with a hefty price tag – $25,000 per ticket! We are talking about the Met Gala. Seeing how fashions finest interpret the theme (which changes every year) is something we look forward to each May, and this year was no exception.
The theme was China: Through the Looking Glass and while some stars got it very right, others were way off the mark. Here’s the Ruby Slippers Styling’s roundup of who rocked the Met Gala red carpet and who flopped.
We have to start with Rihanna, now known as #slayanna who showed up in a canary yellow ensemble complete with fur trim, swirled headpiece and embroidered detailing by Chinese designer (and Met exhibitor) Guo Pei.
While her look is certainly not demure, with her confidence and interpretation of the theme you can’t help but love that she’s taken a risk like this.
It seemed that this year continued to be the year of the butt with all our favourite gals playing peekaboo with daring cut outs and strategically placed beading.
First there was Beyonce in nude sparkle Givenchy Haute Couture, then JLO in red jewels by Versace with plenty of “side bum” apparently the new “side boob,” and finally Kim Kardashian West in a white and sheer feathered gown with a mile long train and her signature sleek ponytail.
Now, while I applaud all of these ladies for daring to bare (and usually I bow down to JLo on her fashion choices), I didn’t really feel that any of them really hit the mark on the interpretation of the theme.
Some of the stand outs were Kate Hudson’s gold Michael Kors dress and updo paired with a cute white clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. She looks fresh and totally on-theme, we loved it!
The Ruby Slippers Team are divided on Diane Kruger’s Chanel pale pink bustier and matching cigarette pants. Definitely, not as lavish as some of the other guests:
And, can we talk about Kendall Jenner in this to-the-floor beaded cut out Calvin Klein gown in a striking jade green which totally pops alongside her fair skin and dark locks. Loving that she kept her make-up light and fresh and let the dress take centre stage. I can’t believe this girl is only 19, she is poised and looks STUNNING.
Catwalk queen Naomi Campbell rocked the red carpet in a chartreuse and black Burberry gown that looked simply magnificent on her. Paired with her blunt bangs it struck all the right oriental notes that many other guests failed to hit.
Singer Zendaya Coleman went for a playful moment with a really fun Fausto Puglisi number with a sun theme, black fitted bodice and structured red skirt with a train. We liked the whimsy in this outfit and her jewelled headpiece, matte make-up and simple black pumps really tied it all together.
Another winner was the wine coloured gown, also Calvin Klein, worn by Aussie Rose Byrne. The hand cut leather detailing is divine and her perfectly matched claret stilettos top off the look paired with messy waves and bronze makeup.
I think she manages to make this gown with long sleeves and a (relatively) low hemline look just as sexy as some of the other more risqué gowns.
Dame Helen Mirren got it oh so right in a cherry red laser cut out gown by Dolce and Gabbana, proving once again at 69 that style knows no age limit. And can we talk about her AMAZING drop earrings?! To die for.
But, drum roll please…our ultimate favourite, and best dressed of the night goes to none other than Anna Wintour’s own offspring and emerging fashion plate: Bee Shaffer.
She wore a STUNNING Alexander McQueen creation adorned with hand stitched cherry blossoms and crane which made her dress visually magnificent both from the front and from the back.Paired with her Nicholas Kirkwood heels and Alexander McQueen clutch this look gets an A++++ !
And of course, there are always a couple that completely miss the mark.
When Miley Cyrus and Zoe Kravitz turned up I thought they may have gotten the wrong invitation. Both girls looked as if they had jumped out of the Renaissance with Zoe donning a slinky grey gown and chunky belt by Alexander Wang that looked more like a piece of chain mail armour and Miley’s dress (also Alexander Wang) was studded and had massive side cut outs which was both intimidating and displeasing to the eye. A big thumbs down for both.
Then there was Katy Perry in THIS Mochino monstrosity. No words for this graffitted mess. The only thing worse that the dress is the statement blue gloves and her unkempt pixie cut hair.
The dress would have been nice on it’s own but somehow went from chic to costumey with the accessories. It was semi-salvaged by her slicked hair and makeup but I expected a lot more from a girl who has her own clothing collab with Adidas.
No matter who hits the red carpet for the Met Gala each year, it’s always such fun seeing what they come up with, I can’t wait until next year! Only 364 more days to go!!
By: Ishtar Schneider
Images courtesy of Daily Mail
It’s here by popular demand and we can’t wait to share the styling love with Mum’s and their Daughters.
What an amazing Mother’s Day gift for that special lady in your life.
Check out full details here.
And, how many do you actually wear?
Probably about 10% of them?
We have our favs in high rotation….ever been known to dry your bra with a hair-dryer and leave the house with it semi dry?!?!?! No? Well even if not I’d be willing to bet there were some unworn bras in your closet somewhere!! So, if you’re one of the many undie hoarders out there, we have something for you….allow us to detox your bras!
An amazing charity called Uplift Bras, sends millions of preloved bras to women around the world who aren’t as lucky as we are. They help women in disadvantaged communities, where a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable.
So, ‘what can I do‘ I hear you cry…get to your closet, be ruthless and have a good clear out. Then, check out the places you can drop off, there are SO many country wide. Get them packed off and share the bra love to someone who needs it.
Remember 4 out of 5 ladies are wearing the wrong size bra, so get yourself fitted before your next purchase.