It’s hard to believe but it’s now just on 4 years since I began Oracle Fox. My very first workspace was probably similar to so many of you, a card-table sized desk facing a wall covered in aspirational tear sheets and magazine images. Naturally based on the fact that I was still currently a visual artist, with a career exhibiting through-out Australia and internationally, the best way to get the creative cogs moving was to cover my walls in beautiful pictures that spoke of far away dreams and places.
With a workspace upgrade since, the addition of 2 amazingly loyal and encouraging full-time team members Bree and Gabby (love you dags) and one thousand four hundred and thirty eight blog posts later, Oracle Fox has not only grown but grown up. It is with great humbleness that I realise these achievements and I’m sure which have contributed to the fact that recently I was nominated for by far the most honourable career acknowledgement yet, as a finalist in the very first Elle Australia Style Awards. You may have already noticed that I’m one to usually shy away from the camera where possible, but with time I have slowly become used to the fact that you can only hide for so long. It’s still a very surreal concept for me to consider that some of the strange and interesting outfit combo’s over time have appealed to any of you so thank you so much for your loyalty, but mostly your sense of humour. If you are one of these people and would like to vote, you can hit on the Elle Style Awards ‘vote’ button here.
I’d also like to take a moment to thank the wonderfully incredible Justine Cullen, Editor in Chief of a Elle Australia and her team, not to mention some of my other favourite ladies up for the same award. And at the very end of the day in the words of Donatella Versace ‘Fashion should be about dreaming and making other people dream too” .. x
Elle Australia portrait by Danielle Rech