The Grande Dames Society’s Favourite Upcoming Event: The Mayhem, Masked Ball At Elizabeth Bay House

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For one night only, go back in time to the 1930s when Elizabeth Bay House played host to decadent parties. With a story to tell in every room, get ready for an evening of mayhem and a masked ball as you’ve never experienced before.
FRIDAY 8 MAY 2015 6.30PM–9.30PM
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Basilica Couture’s Inspiration: The Head Scarf.

Basilica Couture has always been inspired by Hollywood actresses like Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.
They wore head scarves, that framed their greatest asset, their faces and it was the most popular accessory of the time. It also protected their hair from the elements and so for whatever reason women of different races, faiths and social standings, still wear them, we think that it’s a beautiful accessory. 
Images in the media following the Martin Place tragedy showing the outpouring of floral arrangements, showed photos of Muslim women wearing their scarves, laying flowers, but unfortunately the minority of Australians still find these offensive and put targets on these women.
We would love to bring back the head scarf and have all women wear a head scarf, to show that we are the most socialised and stronger sex and that a scarf isn’t a weapon and doesn’t define our rights and beliefs. We don’t want it to become political statement, but just a subtle sign of solidarity. 
So, we ask that if you work or are near Martin Place, or any other public area, sit and eat your breakfast or lunch there, wearing a head scarf along with your sunglasses and let’s have all women silently unite against violence.

Celebrity Wedding: The Nanny’s, Fran Drescher, Says “I Do”.

In September, Fran Drescher said “I do” to Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, who holds the patent for creating email, at their beach home in front of a small group of friends and family, People confirmed. The Nanny actress tweeted: “Surprise!!!!! We got married!”
Fran Drescher, star of TV Land’s Happily Divorced, is now happily married, a rep from Drescher’s office confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE. 
Drescher married Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai at their home on the beach among an intimate group of very close friends and family. 
She wore Badgley Mischka, he wore Ralph Lauren. 
Ayyadurai, 50, who holds the patent for creating email, met Drescher, 56, a little over a year ago when he gave a talk at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra, according to an interview he did with the Huffington Post. 
“Fran heard my talk and we fell in love, and we’ve been together since that talk,” he said. “Every day is a celebration with Fran. Every day is almost a romantic hangout with her. We’re always laughing, always enjoying ourselves.” 
Drescher recently shared on Twitter a sweet photo of her and Ayyadurai kissing. The caption read, “Be happy b well. B loving.” 
Drescher was previously married to Peter Marc Jacobson, her current producing partner, for 21 years. They divorced in 1999, and Jacobson later revealed to her that he is gay. 
• Reporting by JENNIFER GARCIA