The deal is .. lately we’re all about friendship, sisterhood, partnering with someone that you love or who inspires you, the collaboration. It’s so funny that in the world we live in, we seem to have more friends than ever before, that is on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat .. but are they really friends. I know that not that long ago I was on my own Facebook and realised that there were people appearing on my feed that I couldn’t remember ever meeting. Who are these ‘friends’ that we’ve come to accumulate and is more really more.
So, in the face of the ever-changing meaning of the word friend, we’ve decided to take it back to simplest form. A true friend, someone that you can call at 6am when you’re on the way to the airport and realised that you just broke the zip to your only suitcase. A friend who doesn’t need to comment on every image that you post on social media but will comment when she thinks that you’re not yourself. A friend who you can swap clothes with and not need to ask when she’s going to return the pieces and let’s be honest a friend who you can use the face swap app with and has you crying with laughter.
So sisters unite, celebrate the true friends that mean something to you, the friend that rocks up to your house basically wearing the same outfit. Or the friend who has borrowed something but not yet returned it to your closet .. after all that’s what friends are for right?
My mum always says ‘cold hands warm heart’. In case you hadn’t guessed it I feel the cold… I’m the girl that you see at the movies wearing shearling and the chic on the plane wearing cashmere (with the occasional addition of a pompom beanie, but who’s taking any notice right?). Always with the best intentions to rug up, I have an unhealthy obsession with the warmer wardrobe pieces. Combining this craving with a need to shop online, this season I teamed up our friends at Avenue 32 to put together some of my favourite ‘chilled’ winter selects, if you’ll pardon the pun.
Statement knits from Bella Freud, textured trousers from Isa Arfen and the ultimate shearling cocoon coat from Dlux, all at the top of my hit list this christmas and in perfect timing for my wintery road trip down the coast of Californ-I-AY. So ladies layer up and prepare for the big chill, maybe this winter we’ll all have warm hands and warm hearts for a change, wouldn’t that ‘cool’ .. xx
My parents where probably the first to notice my aversion for playing with dolls and my equal amount of passion for riding BMX bikes. Blame it on genetics or the fact that it’s just so comfortable and relaxed, but I love a good suit ..
I’m often surprised at my positive affections towards the colour grey.. well that is because most of high school years were spent cloaked in the most unflatteringly obnoxious grey uniform, tights and all head to toe hideous-ness. Grey however, ain’t as bland as you may think and could seriously be considered as the perfect alternative to black, well that’s what i like to tell myself anyway. With the Fall 2015 Couture season just behind us, I think it’s safe to say that shades of slate, smoke and sea foam should be hot on your radar. Mixed in with neutrals in corresponding tints is always my favourite approach and don’t forget accessories with some character doesn’t go astray either. E.L James wasn’t the only who was hot under the collar for ‘Shades of Grey’ let me tell you ..
Turning up the heat literally , the temperature here has been in the high 30’s this week and it’s been hot enough to fry an egg on top of your leather duffle bag..not that that will be happening any time soon. In times like this I like to head to wearing pieces that are not just relaxed and easy but also cool, and that’s not just in the literal sense of the word either. Bassike just get it and to be honest they’ll get you too if you already haven’t sampled the goods.. you can never be too cool for school..
There’s something said for a picture speaking a thousand words.. or was that a T-shirt? Either way the object of today’s look is about keeping things short, sweet and simple. I happen to almost live in these Acne trousers, in the day time it’s with slides in the night it’s with a sleek pump, the perfect answer for a busy modern day gal. Besides with a backdrop like this your clothes don’t need to do too say too much and if they do it helps if you know how to speak French.. as Art of Science would ask .. Parlez vous Francais?
Sometimes you just wake up and don’t want to have to think too much about serious farshun. Jane Birkin, Daria Werbowy, Caroline De Maigret .. some of my favourite ladies in the fashion stakes have mastered the art of the off duty look. Trousers are always a O.D staple and let’s not forget a large pair of sunglasses and a statement bag, the winning trio for those seeking effortless… just enough effort without looking like you’re going to too much ‘trouble .. x
Somewhere between New York and Paris I met a girl with a fierce set of eyes and the kind of style that you envy, not because she necessarily has the best wardrobe you’ve ever seen but just in the way she put it together. You know that girl I’m sure.. she doesn’t always brush her hair but choses to tie it in a messy bun or fringe braid when she needs to keep the hair out of her eyes. She wears her boyfriends Y-fronts when she doesn’t feel like giving a damn and when she leaves her apartment to duck out to buy the paper or a packet of cigarettes she throws on an oversized coat without a care, if she’s even wearing a bra or a t-shirt underneith for that matter. So as the second instalment of the Oracle Fox Journal here’s to that girl and some laidback inspiration for you. Some fast easy notes on how to look like you don’t really care .. even though you do, it’s the perfect tomboy cool without a singular high price tag insight.. there you go, style is all about the way you carry yourself not the size of your wallet .. x
I have a vague memory of a teacher I once had in high school who would wear suits to class. As you can imagine it’s the kind of memory that is best left undisclosed, those slightly scarring double breasted power suits burnt into my mind. Through time women and suits have had a love hate relationship, let’s be honest the 80’s really didn’t help and we’ve never really recovered. Well I’m happy to share that the ‘power’ is shifting and it’s time for a well deserved change. Recently I teamed up with Australian Designer Yeojin Bae for her Spring Summer 14/15 collection to re-interpret our long lost friend and once loved 2 piece. No longer a symbol of pure masculinity, a token of breaking the glass ceiling and all, the suit is back and in more likeable version, timeless and cleaner, more ‘suitable’ one might say for the modern day heroine. So with all this in mind, don’t be afraid to suit up outside of the workplace, after all we all know that there’s something about a man in a suit so now it’s our time, suit yourself you may be surprised .. xx