Oroton AW19 Venture Micro Tote worn by Oracle Fox, Amanda Shadforth


Words by: Natasha Inchley
Creative Director and Founder of Oracle Fox and OF By Amanda Shadforth

Amanda Shadforth, the chic Creative Director behind Oracle Fox, knows a thing or two when it comes to navigating the season’s standout looks. More specifically, she has a way of stamping her look with the kind of elegant finishing touches that work across all seasons. Here, she pinpoints a few of her favourite looks for winter.

Oroton AW19 Solo Satchel worn by Oracle Fox, Amanda Shadforth

Which pieces do you love from Oroton’s current season?
For me, the new collection pieces have that perfect mix of classic and contemporary, and the muted colour palette is so beautiful. I really wanted to highlight the styles such as the Arena Saddle Bag, the Solo Satchel and the Icon Frame Clutch, which are perfect for everyday, but still make a statement and can be worn for both day and night.

What is your style tip for the winter season?
I love that these accessories can be mixed and matched with additional straps and bag accessories, it’s a great way to experiment and wear your bag in different ways. It’s nice to be able to have some fun with accessories in this way.

Oroton AW19 Check Silk Scarf worn by Oracle Fox, Amanda Shadforth

What was the inspiration behind your story for Oroton?
We really loved The Botanist campaign for the Autumn 19 collection, and were excited to create our own take on the theme. I’ve had my eye on a secret garden location for a long time and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to shoot there. I loved the diversity of the different plants, flowers and trees and it also ties in so beautifully with the soft colour palette of the collection.

How do you dress according to your day’s schedule – be it in the studio or outside on location?
I think it’s best not to overthink things and keep it simple. When you have a piece or outfit that you love, use that as the base and build upon it in different ways. I always try to have a little bit of fun, too.

Oroton AW19 Arena Satchel worn by Oracle Fox, Amanda Shadforth

On those rare occasions, how would you spend a day off in your home city?
I’m lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places and have Noosa as my backyard. Life here is all about the outdoors and the beach so you’ll find me walking through the National Park to one of my favourite bays for a surf with my girls. You’ll most likely find me at Miss Moneypenny’s for a drink or eating out at Sum Yung Guys.

Lastly true style, in your mind, is …
Wearing what makes me feel good and having the confidence to be original, no matter what other people might think. True style comes from within.

Oroton AW19 Venture Micro Tote worn by Oracle Fox, Amanda Shadforth