Entering a marshmallow-cloud-like tent within a Parisian Tennis Club felt somewhat comforting. And this comfort was further enhanced by wooden benchescovered in Célineprinted sleeping bags. Now that’s what I’m talking about, good ol’ fashioned camping…
But I knew this was going to be a camping experience that I was neither previously accustomed to, nor had encounter before.The bespoke Céline camping experience.
To start the show… a trio of oversized trench coats appeared, setting the tone for what to expect; wearable everyday pieces that fit into everyday life. Khaki suits with big shoulders and side-pleated skirts highlighted the Céline uniform, one that I have become rather attached. Giant envelope leather totes, and softly padded clutches were the beginning of a drool worthy accessory collection.
There was a whole lot of Chic going on under the Céline tent, and if this is what they are calling the new aged camping experience, then definitely count me in
My headmaster once summonsed me to the head office, my friends and I had been requested to attend an award ceremony in regards to our artistic pursuits. Woo hoo, to say that we were excited was an understatement. The headmaster was also impressed with our creative endeavours, however was not overly excited at the fact that outside of school we’d taken to personalising our uniforms with sharpies and not ending the creativity on the canvas. We were neatly dished out detention along with our awards, but it’s needless to say that early on I was given a stern lesson in the importance of the uniform.
These days I have Ms Pheobe Philo to thank for teaching me the value of the quality wardrobe for the modern woman and one that I’m most accustomed too. Large slouchy trousers, a collared shirt, boxy oversized coats, a crisp tailored dress – all preferably in navy or black an on high rotation. There’s no doubt that the Céline uniform will outlast all of the trends that come and go, keeping us out of trouble not only in detention but also in life’s classroom too ladies ..
Celine’s newly establish digital Insta presence has got me egg-stremely excited and becoming a great source of inspiration for the Oracle Fox Journal. And what is just as exciting is the Celine Pre Fall 2017 lookbook. The somewhat tonal colour palette emphasises a new modern aesthetic, and in my opinion is what Mrs Philo is all about.
So hats off to Mrs Phoebe Philo who resist being interpreted for anything other than her clothes and accessories.
Embellished, oversized, cats eye… We all know that when it comes to accessories, too much choice is never a bad thing. Sunglasses have always been a favourite and if you ask me, there’s no better way to add a finishing touch your outfit.
The sun doesn’t have to be shining to seek some shade… If you catch my drift. Here’s some of my current obsessions..x
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 ..