Sunday Sanctuary: Villa Waalre

In a week that will filled equally with pre production and post production, a calming space with back to nature elements was exactly what the doctor ordered. This weeks Sunday Sanctuary is a result of a creative sculptural form that is liveable, responsive and elicits an incredible sense of calm. Villa Waalre is located in the town

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Sunday Sanctuary: Curatorial House

  This week at OF HQ we have been channeling the Wes Anderson vibes where the unusual, witty, meticulous and richly detailed are all prerequisites. And just when we thought we’d had enough (said no one ever) this Sunday Sanctuary came along. Known as the Curatorial House, this is where a collaboration between Architect Luke Moloney and interior

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Sensation

If only we were currently swimming in the fresh blue waters in the heart of Italy right now.   Alas the fantasy it is not so, and as the reality of mountains of editing from my latest shoot (which I cannot wait to show you my lovely friends) literally ‘sinks’ in I can only dream

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Le Chic Radical

  I’m not sure what it is about our Eastern European friends in Georgia,  but this particular region of Turkey seems to be somewhat of an incubator for rising talent. In addition to our good friend George Keburia, yet another creative duo hailing from this part of the world has popped up on our radar and now, there’s no

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On Boyfriend Watch

OK so let’s be clear here, I may not be on the watch for a boyfriend anymore (BTW proof of my marital status can be found here) but I’ve been on the watch for a boyfriend watch since, well since I got hitched. Until now … that is. Thanks to my fabulous friends at Louis

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Sunday Sanctuary: Case Design

  There is something to be said about simplicity when it comes to interiors and furnishing. The combination of natural materials and paired back fittings is a match made in interior  heaven. This weeks Sunday Sanctuary appeals to just that, designed by architecture firm Case Design, who are based in Mumbai. The firm work on

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Saddle Up

Argh the 90’s and 00’s, t.b.h they might just be our favourite era’s to reference in the style stakes, think pre-Brad Pitt Angelina, Wynona Ryder circa ‘Reality Bites’ and Chloe Savigny’s early 2000’s tomboyish charm.  But for this girl and the O.F team one of our favourite icons of the era was the Dior Saddle

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In the know

 
Always a fan of the no make-up make-up look… we believe these are all the elements needed
 
Rose Hair Moisturiser: Aesop  .  Nail Polish: J Hannah  .  Lip Balm: Grown Alchemist  .  Arm Cuff: Widen Jewellery  .
 Lash & Brow Brush:…

Pierre Augustin Rose

  Pierre Augustin Rose’s showroom images have been floating around my feed for sometime now, the intriguing yet simple design furnisher has made its way to the top of my to furnishing wish list. This collection has been described as timeless aestheticism, with very clean lines and finishes of uncompromising demand… And that it is.

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Sunday Sanctuary: Tedhams

  This week I have felt the need and the desire to get back to basics. Where was my first stop… Tumblr of course. The old school mood board and source of inspiration for many years and many projects. There is a definite ease and nostalgic feeling when getting back in the groove of tumblr, I

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The Conie

  Never met a Rejina Pyo pump I didn’t like… SHOP OUR CURRENT FAVOURITE MULES

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Public Displays Of Affection

OK friends, let’s be honest here .. it may have become quite clear that after several years I’ve come to realise what my best assets are, and putting this funny face at the front of every image I shoot is not one of them.  I know it may seem harsh or even as though I

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Sunday Sanctuary: Frey House II

  An avid Palm Springs lover since forever, this Sunday Sanctuary ticks all the boxes. This beauty is designed by the one and only Albert Frey, often described as one of the founding architects of Palm Springs, California.  Having visited Palm Springs not to so long ago it would be hard to imagine the desert city

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La Femme Française

  Bonjour mes amours and as Caroline de Magritte so politely put it in the book ‘How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are’ .. ”It’s the personality of a woman that should sparkle and nothing else, that’s the true sign of personal wealth”. When we sit and wonder what it is about the French woman

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The Art Of…

  The art of finding the perfect accessory is never easy… Hopefully this makes the decision that little less difficult keychain: Balenciaga  .  sunglasses: Celine  .  earrings: Pixie Market  .  coffee table book: Bauhaus by Taschen  .  straw bag: Pixie Market

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Sunday Sanctuary: Beachside

If I lived in a space like the above I think I would abide by the simplest of itineraries… I would wake with streams of sunshine on my face while snuggled under fresh white linen sheets. I would proceed, every so slowly to the lounge and take advantage of the spaces use of  natural materials

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A Need For Tweed

Why is it that we’re all so suddenly in love with tweed?  Could it be that through our love of cult instagram account @tasteofstreep that our obsession for Meryl Streep’s plaid ensembles teamed with Tiramisu has tantalisingly left us with a taste for more?  Or is it something more tangible and related to Alessandro Michele’s Gucci

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Jill Sander Resort 2019

  Upon one of my late night Insta scrolls, the recent Jill Sander Resort 2019 look book caught my eye. The use of multiple models  and colour blocking repetition has been on my mind since my team and I had a brainstorm meeting, and Jill Sander Resort 2019 tied together all the elements floating around in

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First Glance

 
Casual Fridays outfit inspiration…
t-shirt: OF by Amanda Shadforth  .  earring: Ellery  .  bag: Mansur Gavriel  .  mules: Balenciaga  .  pants: Ellery  .  book: Assouline Eames
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Shape Up

I’m fully aware that I’m not the most lady-like ‘eh-hem lady’ that you’ve ever met.  With a track record of tomboyish behaviour when it comes to dressing (stealing dad’s cardigans included) this girl-slash-boy tends to shy aware from the overly pretty. However why would you cut off your nose to spite your face and when

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Sunday Sanctuary: Summer House

  The recent cold front that has been apparent in my normally warm corner of the world is starting to take its toll… (dramatic) All jokes aside right now the sound of a summer house sounds more than appealing. This summer house is located on a forested cliff, deep into one of the more spectacular fjords

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Common Denominator

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re missing out on something that everyone else knows about but you.  I somehow once missed a group message where my friends had organised tickets to see one of my favourite bands and I didn’t realise until it was too late ..  let’s just say fomo is my

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The Go-To

It’s midweek and I’m feeling informal, for me this means tagging my best friends into cat memes, reggae in my car on the way to the coffee shop, unbrushed hair, and jeans with tweed my lazy day reliable go-to. Let’s not give up all together here though right?  A girl working in fashion needs to

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Venice Film Festival With Vogue Australia

It only feels like yesterday but last September during a run of perfect italian autumn days, I was lucky enough to attend the Venice Film Festival as a guest of the beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre. An invitation to travel to a dream city for an adventure such as this was of course accepted with endless amounts of grateful enthusiasm…

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Sunday Sanctuary: Zicatela House

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Geometric

 
Inspired by modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer’s modern yet sensual aesthetics this exquisitely designed bag has an eye-catching curvilinear geometry.
This may be my new bag for the season… xx
 
Modern bag from Mlouye in Black

OF by Amanda Shadforth: Margarida

Romantic yet not overtly girly, poetic without being pretentious, the inspiration for the second editorial instalment for OF By Amanda Shadforth was inspired by the nostalgic image of the Portuguese Woman. When I sat down with my team earlier in the year with an idea to photograph a series of muses for my new venture,

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Sunday Sanctuary: Amangiri

  This weeks Sunday Sanctuary vast expanse of desert terrain is making me feel like a mid year holiday should be on the books, a holiday that evokes a sense of land before time. Located in Utah, Amangiri is a paean to architectural elegance, with low set rectangular buildings matching the colours and textures of the

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Chanel Fall 2018 Ready to Wear

    There was something magic in the air this season at the Chanel Fall 2018 Ready To Wear show.  As you walked into the Grand Palais you were greeted by an eerie and beautiful enchanted forest, it something similar to from a Brothers Grimm children book.  Nine incredibly haunting trees stood centre stage, free

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Hermes Fall 2018 Ready To Wear

Under a dusky pink Parisian sunset the audience milled as the anticipation grew for the Hermés Fall 2018 runway show.  Shifts of misty fog drifted between trees grouped around the edges of the outdoor runway paved in cherry red gravel.  This was the first Hermés show that I’ve been lucky enough to attend and the

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Peachy Keen

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Good Company

 
 
 

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Sunday Sanctuary: Union

Familiar to the union of old and new, ancient and modern this Sunday Sanctuary dates back to the 17th century. An old oil mill in Soglinao Cavour, a small village in the province of Lecce, Italy. The raw spirit of the home is still intact where ancient stone floors, walls are arches speak. The old

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Peter Do Bag, Balenciaga Pants

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Travel Guide: 3 Days In Venice

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve drifted off into a day dream and found myself wandering through the streets of Venice… Venice has always been right at the top of my list, but somehow I’ve never quite made it. … When I was a little girl my grandparents returned from a cruise through

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Sunday Sanctuary: Vila Tugendhat

  In the midst of an Instagram scrolling vortex, I stumbled across this master piece of beauty and simplicity. With an instant save and a quick google search, a perfect Sunday Sanctuary was in my horizon. And here we are now at Vila Tugendhat, designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and built

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Valentino Fall 2018 Ready To Wear

It only feels like yesterday that I was lucky enough to be shaking it on the dance floor at the Valentino Spring 2017 afterparty while head designer Mr Pierpaolo Piccioli cut tracks behind the DJ booth.  The rainbow lightbox dance floor was covered in a sea of men and women, but it was the females

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Sunday Sanctuary: Calming Space

    In a world-wind week which involve launching our very own collection of custom t-shirts and bespoke art prints a bit of R&R and calm was definitely in order.  The architect and owner behind this beautiful calming space, Vincent Van Duysen,  is an advocate for the elimination of excess, and creating serenity in throughout all

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Celine Pre Fall 2018

My most recent Cèline experience (and a certain highlight of the year) involved having the opportunity to wear one of my favourite looks from the Spring 2018 Ready To Wear show, Phoebe Philo’s last Ready To Wear collection for the French luxury house of our dreams. In my eyes Philo has always been one step ahead, whether its Furkenstoeks

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OF By Amanda Shadforth

In August 2011, I nervously created my very first post on www.oraclefox.com.  I was working from my tiny Art Gallery in Queensland… picture a desk out the back of the gallery positioned against a wall covered in pictures from floor to ceiling, torn out of old magazine and art journals.  The ‘Wall Of Inspiration’ which

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Sunday Sanctuary: Light Fill

  A long time fan of anything and everything tonal, this weeks Sunday Sanctuary is no exception. This somewhat minimalist apartment has just the right amount of character catching our interior eye. Located on the top floor of a centuries-old townhouse in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, sits this bright, woody naturalist’s dream space. The

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The Long & The Short Of It

Today we’re going to talk about proportions… and no you heard me right not portions (I’ll will definitely have fries with that), but proportions as in ratios in the fashion sense. Where once you would have caught me gloating that wouldn’t catch me dead in mini skirt past the age of 22, I’ve now changed

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The Summer Of George

In the lightning speed world of fast fashion,  I’ve become increasingly obsessed with a desire to search out the relatively unknown .. and I’m not just talking about latest section on Topshop here friends.  Don’t get me wrong a girl still needs her shot of Gucci-mania goodness but sometimes it’s nice to sniff out the

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Sunday Sanctuary: Casa Modesta

Welcome to Portugal and the magical Casa Modesta, which might I add speaking from personal experience is a pure slice of heaven.  Recently my team and I travelled to the south of Portugal to photograph this instal-drool worthy location which has long been on our travel buck list. Casa Modesta is not like any other

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A Lazy Weekend In Byron Bay

I’m just going to put it out there, change is great but a getaway to Australia’s eastern most destination, dripping in white sandy beaches, artisan markets and healthy gourmet bistros has got my vote any day.   Whoever said ‘change is as good as a holiday’ has possibly never travelled to one of my favourite

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So Frenchy So Chic: Part 2

Eat, Sleep, work repeat, eat, sleep work repeat… Welcome to Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2018. For those not on the ground PFW looks like a magical fairy tale broken up with long lunches at insta-worthy restaurants and the kind of fashion shows that one would swap a kidney to attend. Well let me clarify,

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Mid Week Uniform

  Its Wednesday 7:30 am. Your starring blankly into your wardrobe looking for some sort of inspiration… We have that inspiration right here, right now.. earrings: Leigh Miller  .  blouse: Balenciaga  .  faux fur bag: Pixie Market .  trousers: Topshop  .  mules: Balenciaga  .  hand cream: Aesop   SHOP LO-FI:      

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Marcel Breuer Harnischmacher Villa: Sunday Sanctuary

  Clean, white and tonal furnishing, an absolute winning combination in our eyes, and this Sunday Sanctuary has the lot. Back to basics as I like to call it… Villa Harnischmacher is this beauty’s name, after the World World II bombings destroyed the first version, the German family commissioned Marcel Breuer to re-build. The result received […]

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Floating On A Cloud

The 1st of October 2017 for me was not just any old birthday, it was also the day that I was honoured with the privilege of attending my first Céline show inside of the cloud like bubble installed at the Tennis Club of Paris. Late 70’s and early 80’s references featured strongly throughout the show, hitting […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Formula

It’s fair to say that it’s in our nature to sometimes overcomplicate things, but I think you’ll agree that often times, simpler is best. The clean lines, open space and understated interiors in this beautiful home in India are a nice breath of fresh air… Add to that, just a surprising touch of something a […]

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Loewe AW 2018 Ready To Wear

  Leaving the noise behind and embracing calmness, is what Mr Anderson set out to achieve with the Loewe Fall 2018 Ready To Wear Collection. And that he did. This season the Loewe woman came across as the kind of girl you would meet in one of those chic underground art galleries on the Lower East […]

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Modern Romantic

If Jane Austin, Emily Bronte or Shakespeare were to write a modern day romantic tale, I imagine our heroine would be dressed in something like this… Our character is independent and ambitious, and prefers her garments to be of the soft, structured and dreamy kind. While this modern work of fiction may include a love interest […]

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Miu Miu AW 2018

  As Elle Fanning lead the the procession of bouffant beehive wearing Breakfast Club-ish bargirls for Miu Miu AW 2018 RTW, it was clear to see the this season Mrs Prada’s intention for the Miu Miu muse was a certain kind of girlish rebellion. Shiny belted puffer jackets in shades of 1980’s drugstore lipsticks were among some of my personal […]

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Head First

Day four PFW .. and let’s just say no makeup no problem.  With a dam fine oversized sleeve, a classic pair of mum jeans and a ‘cult’ worthy basket bag there’s no guilt to be had in rushing out the door without your full face on. And let’s face up to it, it’s funny how a […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Crisp

  Herringbone floorboards, ornate wall mouldings and the type of Parisian apartment that we at Oracle Fox dream of, is all right here in one sweet little package my friends. A poetic union of 19th century details and an urban aesthetic of minimalist functionality, this space is homed to Paris-based, Peruvian architect Diego Delgado-Elias. The apartments combination […]

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The Aforementioned

This girl is never not on the hunt for the perfect dress, alongside the other unicorn in my life .. the perfect French onion soup (cue ad-lib trip to Paris anyone?). Anywho, where the latter may require further searching tbc stay tuned to my friends out there with like-minded quams in the cuisine department, something different can […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Neutral

  A minimalist apartment with just the right amount in character to catch our interior eye… Scandinavian interiors have been a long time love here at Oracle Fox, which comes down to a number of fabulous things. It’s the thoughtful and artistic placement of furniture, the purposeful spaciousness of certain rooms, the collection of simple, […]

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Olive

  Need a bag that will match every season… Drum roll please  –  we have your solution. Trademark’s garden bag in olive. Match with a pair of white jeans for summer, or mans trousers for winter… xx garden bag in olive: Trademark   SHOP  BAGS:

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Knifes Edge

Monday life hack … When you’re running late and cannot work out what to wear, let alone begin to entertain the thought of executing an outfit with any real co-ordination … solution ‘the suit’. One entire outfit that comes packaged in a head to toe ensemble and requires no conscious aesthetically speaking thought process .. much like a […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Klein House

  A mid century dream… Selkrik Klein House, located on the Scottish Boarders. A somewhat reminiscent of previous interior tours this baby is sure to get the creative juices flowing. The design of the single storey house is essentially a rectangle subdivided into eight foot modules, talk about open spaces. The interior highlights the use of natural materials […]

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The Weekend

I had lunch with a friend last weekend, it was a Saturday morning and I ordered my usual … avocado on toast with a side of lemon.   The thing about the weekend is that I’m a creature of habit, which I might add I was reminded of by my breakfast date.  She’s a little bit more […]

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Ellery Fall 2018 Ready To Wear

 
 
Ellery’s first haute couture show…
Thoughts? Voluminous proportions and cutout shapes were familiar territory, a territory which is much loved btw.
The collection, was inspired by the notion of collecting and the curation of …

Tonic

  Anyone keen for a mid week read? We certainly are… Shop this mix of hi-lo outfits below xx ribbed roll neck top: Topshop  .  bonded crop wide trousers: Topshop  .  cherie cut out handle bucket bag: Topshop  .  leather ankle boots: Vetements  .  pebble earrings: BY NYE  SHOP:

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The Patriot

If you’re not the girl who lives in Paris, you’re most likely me … yep that’s right that girl who imagines that she lives there. On the weekends I order croissants, when I leave my makeup on at night I like to reason that it’s ok because it’s so very French no? And I can […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Maison Kamari

Drum roll please… Let me introduce the dream minimalist summer house on the island of Paros in Greece. Maison Kamari was designed by Athens based architects React Architects who have einterpreted the cubic cycladic architecture with a modern and minimalist twist.  The design of the house is complimented by the decorated interior, a curated mix of mid-century […]

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Lightmaker Studio

Lightmaker Studio has one simple principle at their core – to make beautiful objects.  As you can see, this is something at which they excel.  Each object is carefully designed and assembled in their Toronto studio which takes the nostalgic chandelier and updates it with a modern 21st century twist. Drawing inspiration from elements such […]

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Creature Comforts

Just out of shot there was a curious crowd assembling… Tourists and Venetians alike walking along the canal wondering what kind of creature was creeping along their walkway, or perhaps they were asking themselves why that person was acting in such a way? Well, there may be no particular rhyme or reason for this behaviour […]

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Boxy

                          Despite the fact that I live in one of the warmest parts of the world I seem to have acquired a coat collection that could clothe a small village. You see the coat, although no doubt a practical essential for most, semaphores the […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Casa No Tempo

  Casa No Tempo aims to connect the past with the future, leaving out the marks of time. Resulting in the most peaceful and timeless place. And we totally agree! It may be the vast white walls or the minimal yet very effect furnish styling but this little baby ticks all the boxes. All floors […]

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Girl: off-duty

 
Feeling those off-duty vibes… Affordable outfit inspiration
cali big button linen top: Pixie Market  .  check trousers: Topshop  .  mid heel shoes: Topshop  .  macrame bucket bag: Staud  .  face and body oil: everyday oil  .  camille earr…