........................................................................................Name: Mandy Shadforth
.City: Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
DW__When and How did you come up with the idea to start a blog?
As an artist I was always on the hunt for inspiring images for my art projects, which I used to squirrel away in various notebooks and computer files. I started Oracle Fox in August 2010 as a means of artistic expression. It also allowed me to share some of my interesting finds with others, at the same time making my own artistic processes more interactive.
DW__Could you introduce your blog in a few words?
Join me and be inspired by my free spirited style and inspirations on Oracle Fox blog http://www.oraclefox.com/,
Fashion is a beautiful way to express your personality and creativity. It's fun, creative, adventurous and colourful, it's everything to me.
DW__What do you think about the influence of fashion bloggers in the fashion world?
I think that fashion bloggers have a huge influence in the fashion world. Bloggers are guided by their own motivations, attitudes, styles and beliefs which can be a very powerful tool. Readers love the organic, fresh and authentic approach that bloggers offer, it's real. Bloggers speak directly to their readers who are often likeminded individuals, there is a powerful connection here.
DW__Do you believe that one day they'll replace the fashion magazine or do you think it's just ephemeral?
I don't think that blogs will replace fashion magazines, there is definitely room for both. I think that bloggers and magazines will work more closely together in the future to cater for the everchanging needs of their readers.
DW__ What is your greatest inspiration?
Mother nature is, and will always be my greatest inspiration as it provides me with an endless source of material to draw ideas from. The colours of the seasons, the ocean, the changes in weather, and shapes of trees, it all inspires me every single day! I alsao love to travel and draw new inspiration.
DW__ One last/final word?
I hope to continue to inspire my readers through Oracle Fox, I am so humbled by their ongoing support and inspiration.