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…

Star Gazing

Of the many highlights from our trip to Paris earlier in the year for the 2017 Fall Winter shows, being in the bleachers for the Chanel show is something I won’t ever forget. As we sat in The Grande Palais in the presence of the ‘Gabrielle Chanel Agence Spatiale’ rocket, we knew we were about to witness […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Synergy

  This weeks Sunday Sanctuary is in the hand of Raphaël Van Gend, Belgian-born designer with an impeccable taste for paid back minimal interiors. Mmm sounds like something we have in common. This space holds the perfect combination of old and new and rough and smooth, with minimal furnishings, where the absent is peaceful. I’m feeling those […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Ivy

I couldn’t let tonight go by without a little nod the festive season and a holiday themed Sunday Sanctuary for you this Christmas eve. This beautiful home goes to show that decorating for December can lean a little to the minimalist side and still be full of charm. Perhaps neutral tones, a pulled back table […]

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The Look

 
The perfect December holiday outfit…
The Cropped Cocoon Painters Shirt: Michael Lo Sordo  .  Hush Tire Earring: Ellery  .  The Fossiled Long Skirt: Christopher Esber  .   Book: Eero Saarinen  .  Regard Gift Kit: Aesop  .  Slingback Ikeban…

Sunday Sanctuary: Neutra House

  In 1959 Richard Neutra, the famed architect designed the 1,300 square foot glass house. Best known as one of modern designs architectural gems. Today the space is home to David Neto and his family, who have filled the interior with a collection of vintage designs, midcentury pieces, art and sculptures… and we only a little […]

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Sidelines

Before working in fashion, back in my days as a full time artist, paint was my medium of choice. It was in my studio that a love of colour blossomed and experimenting with different shades, tones and combinations became part of my everyday. While working with colour was easy for me on the end of […]

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Tangerine: Sunday Sanctuary

  All about the off vibes as of late… Quiet, still and serene. Three words that adequately describe this beautiful space and one that I can’t seem to look away from. It may be down to the masterfully edited tangerine sofa, or the tonal colour palate, a known Oracle Fox favourite. Bravo Bravo! Kinfolk  . YellowTrace  .  Pinterest  . […]

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Camille

My mum has always said to me ‘there’s no such thing as being overdressed’. But for the most part, I find a uniform of denim and t-shirts to be the perfect all event outfit. However as we know, mums know best… So when the beautiful team at Valentino make your dreams come true and kindly dress a […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Times Two

On the island of Zhoushan in rural China lies a house that can only be described as extraordinary, with a story to match. Laying abandoned for over 70 years, two neighbouring houses have received the ultimate makeover by being combined into one, despite a 4 metre difference in elevation. The architects & designers of such a […]

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Lust List: $300 and under

I can hardly believe it… But guys, tomorrow is December. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere the arrival of December rings in a solid few months of beach time, mangoes and swimwear. For our cold friends in the north that may be a little hard to hear, but please know that it’s this […]

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Eye Candy

eye candy                              noun – visual images that are superficially attractive and entertaining but intellectually undemanding. No matter how you ‘look’ at it, it doesn’t need to be sunny for us to want to whip out a good looking lens to finish […]

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Île Saint-Louis

When a friend of mine recently asked what time of year is best for a holiday in Paris, she may have thought it was curious that my advice was to travel in Winter when it’s cold and rain is never too far away. I can’t quite put my finger on it exactly, but I’ve always […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: History Repeating

You guys, this is how it’s done. This lust-worthy Le Marais apartment is taking us to interior design class and I’m a very willing student. If only we could all get our hands on a Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge or a Jean Prouve Daybed. While we’re at it, some digs in Paris would be mighty fine too. Sunday dreaming […]

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Valentino Spring 2018

In between the endless deadlines, emails, travel time and general wonderment that is Paris Fashion Week, a select few moments tend to stay with you, so fresh in your memory your that you feel as though they are happening all over again. As I sit here half a world away from the Paris runways, I […]

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Mellow Yellow

  New to the mellow yellow vibes, of fizzy sherbet and pastel mustard. This colour platte has me looking sunny side up… xx earrings: Ellery  .  t-shirt: Vestments  .  trousers: Ellery  .  ankle boots: Acne Studios SHOP LO-FI:

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Sunday Sanctuary: The Scarlet

To fans of bright interiors, dark walls can sometimes be the enemy… A moody addition that can dramatically change an interior and darken the atmosphere. But stop the presses ladies and gents, as you can see from the above, deep colours deserve big respect and I can feel my hand reaching for the paint bucket […]

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Acne Studios Spring 2018

As I walked through an enormous translucent shower curtain, the other side did not resemble the inside of my shower at all, but the Acne Studios Spring 2018 runway show.  As the music began and the shower curtain rose I had a sudden feeling I was about to be taken on a journey of Saturday Night […]

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Power Suiting

    Power dressing – noun – the practice of dressing in a style intended to show that one holds an important position in business, politics, etc. Now lets get down to business… prince of wales-checked wool jacket: Ellery  .  shopping tote: Balenciaga  .  cat-eye sunglasses: Celine  .  wide leg wool trousers: Jacqeumus  .  white square toe […]

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Solace

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, we all love a good power duo right? Well it may not be hip hop but it’s just as good baby, one of my latest obsessions is dream team Laura Taylor and Ryan Holliday-Stevens the design team behind Solace London. With […]

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