Clothes are only part of the picture and great outfits needs the right accessories to fully complete them.
Whether that’s a cool bow tie or practical shoelaces or a belt, your little boy will love the amazing accessories of Foxy Fellow.
Perfect for the boy who has places to go to, people to see, and things to do, Foxy Fellow accessories have a modern international flavour about them, combining a clean country club and classic ivy league look with that of the elegant British gentleman.
It’s about time for an interview with the brain behind this brand!
Would you mind introducing yourself and your brand to our readers?
I’m Pauline and creator of Foxy Fellow. I have always loved fashion and in particular accessories. I always imagined having girls and dressing them with very feminine accessories. The only problem as it turned out was that I had two boys! After a while, I realised that it did not have to stop my fascination of accessories. Hence Foxy Fellow was born.
What was your background prior to starting Foxy Fellow?
Growing up I begged my parents to take me to acting class as a child but they were far too practical for that. Instead they encouraged me to take up the family trade of accounting and ultimately I became a tax accountant. When I got married, my husband challenged me to find my passion. It was too late for Hollywood, but it could explore my other passion, accessories.
What got you started working in children’s clothing design?
I have always had a keen interest in fashion but since having my two boys, I realised that I enjoyed styling their outfits. I came to a point where I discovered that there wasn’t so much catered for boys fashion and the idea evolved from there.
Do you have children? How does that influence your work?
I absolutely love testing out new designs on my two boys. Both boys have a similar complexion and I would be lying if I don’t at first think of how it would look on them. However, seeing all the social media posts of boys with different styles dressed up in Foxy Fellow gear and how it works on them, really gives me a buzz and inspires me. Check out the boy with the long blond locks on our website!
What sources of inspiration do you continually find yourself going back to, what are some new ones that have influenced your most recent collection?
The old world charm and the gentlemanly style is always a base that I start from. I look to the ivy league, preppy look but also the classic English look.
Tell us a bit about your drive and purpose, your vision for your designs.
While the brand is still in its infancy, my ultimate vision is to create a new idea around what is a classic look for boys. I want to create classic with a modern and more practical, everyday twist.
What current trends are you keeping track of? Any that you just can’t stand?
I love that guys are embracing accessories, and fashion is focusing on accessories being the statement piece in the outfit. Bow ties and suspenders for example have made a huge comeback and its their time to shine!
What do you feel makes your work unique?
We are creating a special sense of style that is usually only reserved for men. We are give boys the opportunity to be dressed in classic, preppy pieces for all sorts of special occasions.
What’s your favorite piece from your current line? Any all time favorite(s)?
My favourites are our bow ties part of the new collection; Theodore, Percy & Winston – they have that thick texture that suits the winter season here in the Southern Hemisphere but can also be used in styling for any time of the year.
If one of our readers is in your city, which is, for 24 hours. What one thing would you recommend they do?
Hop onto a tram in the heart of the Melbourne CBD and head to the Windsor Hotel for my favourite traditional afternoon tea which has been served every day since 1883. After that, you will want to spend some time shopping in the world class boutiques along the “Paris” end of Collins Street.