Last night I promised myself I would actually go to bed, when I went to bed but yet again it didn’t happen. I know that this may sound weird but in a recent conversation while lunching with my team during a shoot that we were producing, there was a serious number of offenders (myself included) who .. when it’s time for bed spend the next 3 hours ‘scroll-axing’. If you think about it, we can happily justify to ourselves that this time could be classified as ..
a) Market research..
b) A savvy way of keeping up with pop culture (and endlessly satisfying list of Donald Trump Meme’s)
c) Just a really really good way to catch up everything that all your favourite accounts are up to in a peaceful environment .. (other than in the bathroom or during your lunch break).
So if you’re reading this is bed right now I’d like to say a special hi, snuggle up and enjoy some stealthly gratifying bedtime scollaxation. And if not, I suggest that you give it a go .. cast the guilt aside and call it a good opportunity for some Cultural Immersion .. at least that’s how we’d like to classify it anyway..
I guess that you could say that I like to look at the world differently, sometimes it’s just a little more obvious than others. Good hardware is one of my all time weaknesses and I’m pretty sure you’ve realised by now I’m not talking about the household kind.
With Autumn in full swing for my amigos in the Northern Hemisphere, I’m here today to inspire your desire for the perfect Autumn Accessories with a little help from my friends, French Luxury Accessory Specialists .. Monnier Frères.
Celine sunglasses, gold earpieces and buttery Marni handbags aren’t my only current favourites. Head to my Monnier Frères Autumn Essentials wishlist here, and you can check out my other obsessions for your scroll-axing pleasure.. there’s a reason they call it retail therapy right ..
The Oracle Fox Journal girl for this addition has taken a voyage to Tokyo. It’s been a long time coming that I’ve wanted to work with the beautiful Dutch/Australian face of Marthe Wiggers. Marthe and I met briefly backstage last year during Australian Fashion Week, amongst the chaos of hair spray, backstage photographers and a sea of worker bee’s preparing for the opening show. Her angelic and exotic features made her an immediate draw card for me, that and the fact that she has a wicked sense of humour and one of the most infectious laughs in the business.
The search for girls who carry a sense of quiet confidence and unconventional beauty is always key for me when it comes to working on our purely creative projects, after all… What would a beautiful editorial be without a muse.
When I discovered that I would be travelling to Tokyo for an assignment Marthe immediately came to mind, having resided in Japan on and off for nine years now, I loved the thought of working with a muse who felt part of the tapestry of her environment. Together with my incredibly talented photographer friend Rodney Deane, we scoured some of the most quietly beautiful locations in Tokyo to capture the world in which Marthe lives. Amongst the lantern clad streets of Asakusa to the majestic Meiji Temple of Shibuya, the goal was to capture the quieter side of Tokyo, a place where the elegant traveller goes to connect with what really inspires her alongside the culture and history of the places the she yearns to be part of.
Much like our muse, we feel as though you should travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you’ve been all along ..
I swear I’m not giving you the cold shoulder, but let’s be honest there’s nothing like a good upper arm detail. I’ve always been a believer in the theory that less is more and this instance a hint of shoulder through a man style crisp white shirt is just what the doctor ordered ..
It ain’t just Celine and Vetements who have ignited our penchant for the wild west. Bandana scarves, hardware heavy belts and a sturdy pair of ankle boots may already be hidding in your closet, and there’s no better time than now to roll those babies out with the kind of vigour that a western belle draw her pistols over ..
It’s safe to say that you can forget everything you once thought of lace. The imagination has previously conjured images of Victorian style dramas the minute the thought of lace had entered our minds. Recently however thanks to the likes of Riccardo Tisci’s lace wrapped Givenchy warriors, lace has received a contemporary overhaul and with a hit of leather and a clean silhouette , you can go from Mozart to modern muse in an instant..
The trans-seasonal wardrobe, in my opinion, should consist of a crisp white shirt, a good pair of denim jeans and let’s be honest a comfortable pair of ankle boots for all of those miles we walk girls. Thanks to this trio, you’re set for any occasion .. 3 is always the magic number ..
The Libran in me struggles with any lack of symmetry, call it borderline OCDC or maybe even a creative streak, but anything asymmetric usually throws me off guard . Well times they are a changin baby, lately with a series of slinky asymmetric knits marching down the runway, the scales they are a tipping. Ryan Roche’s monochromatic knit ensembles, Rosie Assoulin’s one shoulder cable knit sweaters, Victoria Beckham’s asymmetric knit skirting, the obsession continues. Ladies you need to get on board, the asymmetric knit is a season winner, we’ll make it a team effort ..
Sometimes it’s not what you put into something but it’s what you take out. The cut-out trend and I have been on and off again lovers, dancing the game of are we meant to be together or are we better off calling it quits until further notice.
However, in recent times thanks to the likes of inspo from designers such as Erdem, Alexander Wang and the king of cut himself Mr Christopher Kane, my love of the slashy geometric gash has been reignited, the romance re-ignited, cupids bow has struck again.
With the fresh approach of layering the cut-out anything feels possible, your options are limitless, think cut-outs in winter layered over a turtle necks .. if you catch my drift. So don’t diss those lacerated wardrobe relics, reinvent your love affair with a fresh ‘joie de vivre’ .. sometimes love deserves a second chance .. no?
Why hey there and happy New Year! How surreal it feels to be kicking off 2016, it’s going to be a big year and so far we’re off to a perfect start. As you’ll probably already know I’ve been on holidays in California and Mexico but I’m finally back and so happy to sink my teeth into the year ahead. We have some ridiculously exciting things planned for the year but before I overshare, here’s a little something from my recent sneaky trip to Paris to set the wheels in motion. There’s nothing better than having Palais Royale all to yourself in the warm sunlight on a cool wintery morning. With a cashmere knit from Dion Lee and the perfect balance of luxe accessories, all you need is a Café Flore hot croissant, a coffee, oh and yeah.. a good looking French boy to prepare it for you and you’re set .. x