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The Silk Slipper | Ruby Lane

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About The Silk Slipper

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I went to my first jumble sale at the age of 6 and have always been passionate about collecting textiles, antiques and art whilst indulging my other passion which is flea markets. My house is bursting with things I have collected over the years and with my interest in photography the idea of opening an online shop seemed a good way of combining a lot of interests at once and keeping a souvenir of everything I pass on.

I have worked for the last 30 years as a fashion stylist, including 5 years at Vogue in Paris. During my career I enjoyed working with many photographers including Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon.
I have two diplomas; one in shoe design and leather technology from Cordwainers college, and another in Costume design from the London College of Fashion.

I now live in a tiny village in the Gers region of South West France where my partner and I enjoy foraging for treasures every weekend whether that be flea markets or auctions. I am delighted to share my finds and collections with you here in my shop.

Everything I send out will be something I treasure and wrapped carefully. My aim is not just to sell things but to create a whole experience. One client said it was like receiving a package from a dear friend, which is a lovely way of putting it.

Thanks for looking, Philippa
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