Jane Birkin: the quintessential French chanteuse. Who isn’t actually French. Little known fact is that Jane was actually born in London, but after a bit role in “Blow Up”, had the good sense to get herself to Paris in time to screen test for the lead female role opposite Serge Gainsbourg in Slogan. Jane could speak as much French as me (which consists of 3 words: “oui”, “no” and “champagne”) and as the legend goes, the forlorn Gainsbourg (having recently broken it off with Brigitte Bardot) teased her to the point of tears. Impressed with her ability to cry in … read more
Growing up in the 80’s, I had the good fortune of witnessing a lot of experimental aesthetics be celebrated. While I’ll always be grateful to the downtown freaks, punks, and rebels for paving the way for things like stacked Dior Creepers, the mini skirt, and bleached denim, there is something to be said of the timeless nature that was introduced to me with the advent of the Guess ad. Behold, the tossled blonde in high waisted denim and a glorious bustier, topped with a devil may care attitude. See her thwart the paparazzi, and dance with the local bread maker … read more
There is nothing more satisfying in the sensual world than a simple, black, bra and panty set. Nothing, that is, except when one can perfectly accessorize said set. Ladies and gentlemen, Today’s Obsesion: Villa Caprice Cuffs and Stirrups by Maison Close! Made of sumptuous stretch velvet, these pieces effortlessly amp up the sex appeal of any tried and true, go to basic. The perfect accessory to the perfect crime. xoBKFox
Can you believe this woman is 67 years old? Talk about sexy! Our very deserving Silver Fox of the Day is none other than New York’s own Norma Kamali. Norma is credited with seamlessly crossing street wear fabrics with high end design and versatility. She is responsible for both the original sneaker high heel and the sleeping bag jacket. When I was but a wee thing on the loose in NY with no money, I had the tremendous luck of finding said sneaker heels at a second hand store for $40, and man did I wear those to DEATH. I … read more
One of our favorite little foxy treats is a great longline bra. They’re classic, they’re chic, and they’re not the sort of thing you find every day which gives them an added mystique. One of the latest additions to our closet is the Rumeur Bustier from Huit. The smooth geometric silhouette and graphic lace panelling look ultra modern- this is definitely not your grandmother’s bustier! We’ve been rocking ours on the weekends with an unbuttoned cashmere sweater, black jeans, and leather boots! And in the summer time, it’l be donned with high waisted cutoffs and some strappy sandals. Underwear as … read more
Fully Fashioned: Before the days of nylon, stockings had no stretch in them. First the stocking was knitted out flat, and then the two ends of the knit were joined together, resulting in the seam we have come to consider a design element alone in todays modern world. Fitted according to shoe size and height, the shape of a leg had to literally be tailored into the design in order to account for the lack of give. Nylon: Along came nylon. Nylon was introduced to the world by the DuPont company at the World’s Fair in 1939, and was an … read more
Huit indulges us in a classic cream or sunflower yellow Leaver’s lace and stretch tulle demi and soft bra. These foxes are gonna be wearing this collection all summer long.
Grace Jones is a fearless hurricane of a woman. After frolicking around with the likes of Andy Warhol and the Studio 54 crowd of 70’s New York, Grace burst onto the international scene with her debut album, Portfolio. She went on to release an album a year through 1982, and put out another 3 before the close of the 80’s. While she started as straight up disco musician she managed to transition seamlessly into the androgynous, new wave, powerhouse we’ve all come to know her as. One cannot credit her without crediting her collaborator, the stylist/choreographer/art director/graphic design genius Jean-Paul … read more