With Miss Moneypenny’s opening this Friday, there have been many questions asked about the door policy and dress codes. So RA went to the source, Scott Robinson, the managing director of Miss Moneypenny’s. We asked him for a quote on its policies and I think his following answer was more than sufficient:
"I think a lot of people are taking our "dress glam or scram" dress code the wrong way. The main reason we have a dress code is to offer you the chance to escape the confines of everyday life and for one night of the week go wild and truly let yourself go... after all it's back to work on Monday for most of us. I know I dress casually for most of the week, Saturday night offers us a rare chance to dress up and feel good about ourselves. It’s difficult for me to say exactly what to wear as there is no one set rule - I think you will probably know yourself if you have made an effort and feel dressed up. It doesn't matter to me if you are wearing a Prada dress or you are wearing a second hand outfit - Miss Moneypenny's is all about individual style and not how much an outfit costs.
We aim to overcome prejudices - straight, gay, black, white, famous, infamous, it really doesn't matter as long as you have an effort, have an open mind, and you are ultimately there to enjoy yourself. The reason we are so strict on the door isn't because we are pretentious - it is simply because we want an environment where our crowd can feel free to dress and act as outrageously as they wish without fear of persecution. The last thing we want is for you to make a big effort getting dressed up and making yourself look good - only to be made uncomfortable all night. We only ask that you make an effort to reflect the effort that we have made with our DJ line-ups, lavish production, professional dancers and performers - the last thing I want to do is turn people away on the door after they have made the effort to come along and show us their support. No one club can be everything to everybody - but wouldn't life be boring if everything and everyone was the same. Ultimately we promote individuality and I may be wrong but that concept should work the world over.
At all times I will never be far away from the door and I will be making the decisions as to who gets into Miss Moneypenny's. This way it is not left up to doormen who don't always understand fashion and instead follow dress codes to the letter without exercising discretion. All I ask is that you give us a chance and find out for yourself what Moneypenny's is all about, and I look forward to meeting you all on the April 27th at the Bank in Sydney."