Julia Fox on Dating Post-Kanye, Fashion with Law Roach, and Working It All Out for INSTYLE Magazine

Posted on April 25, 2024


In INSTYLE’s exclusive interview and office siren photoshoot, Fox opens up about going from ‘party girl’ to entrepreneurial boss and mom who has to get home to put her 3-year-old son, Valentino to bed. She also talks fashion with Law Roach, dating post-Kanye, establishing her identity, and the business of being a celebrity.



On becoming infamous: “I think fame found me because of Uncut Gems. But even before that, I was a hood celebrity. People always knew me and I was always around. But I think that had to do with the fact that I was just really crazy and rowdy and I had a fat ass and guys really liked me. And I would smoke blunts with the guys. I would get into fights with people. I was just known for being a terror. So it was more like an infamy.”

On her dating outlook post-Kanye: “Dating that man for a month—one month. [Fox is referring to Kanye West.] And that’s why I have such a sour taste in my mouth about dating anyone in this sphere. Because I don’t ever want to just be known as someone’s girlfriend. I know I’m so much more than that. And I feel like that happens so much to women in this industry. They’re only as good as their partner or they can make a whole career off being some guy’s partner. But regardless, either way, it becomes their identity. And I feel like I have to transcend that, and I want to break that mold, and I want to just stand on my own two feet and not need a man to back me. I did that for years. I’m good. I have established myself, and I want to keep establishing myself. And maybe one day I’ll even be taken seriously.”

On going from ‘crackhead’ to businesswoman: “I’ve been around. I did all of it. I was the party girl. I was the fucking crack head. I was out all the time. I was homeless,” she says, referencing her trajectory from NYC nightlife staple to legitimate entrepreneurial boss. “Now that I do have that stability and that safe space, that’s where I want to be—home. I’m done. I’m done. I paid my dues. I got my street cred. I’m ready to stay home.”

On working with Law Roach for OMG Fashun: “I just love Law so much. I feel like on the surface, I was just so intimidated by Law because I was like, This is the fashion God, I’m not even worthy. How did [he] even agree to do this? This is a fluke. This is crazy. And also, when Uncut Gems came out and we were looking for a stylist, I asked Law to style me, or I had my people reach out to Law, and Law was too busy. So I was just like, Oh, I’ve already been rejected once by Law, but I’m going to try. And when the production company was like, ‘Make a wish list of your co-hosts’; I put Law first. But I was like, I’m just aiming high. The list will start at the moon and then trickle down to what feels more like it could actually happen.”

On always slaying at her job: “I’m the type of person where it’s like, I have to make the most of that moment. I didn’t come all the way here to not fucking kill it. Because yeah, it sucks, but the feeling of not having slayed is even worse. You know what I mean? It’s like a double-edged sword. I don’t know, I can’t explain it. But I also do have this pressure to prove myself, because I feel like I’m always surrounded by naysayers that are always just underestimating me or not taking me seriously. So, sometimes I just want to pop out and be like, “I’m here. I’m here and I’m not leaving.”

On being a full-time mom: “I don’t have a nanny, so I do everything: the drop-off, the pickup, the lunches, the feeding, the shower, the bath, all of it, the doctor’s appointments, the play dates. I’m doing most of it. Obviously, I’m lucky that my family is here in New York, all the grandparents, the aunts, the uncles. So if I have to go do something, it’s very easy for me to call upon somebody. And they’re all very eager to take care of him because he’s just the sweetest, most fun little ray of light.”


[Photo Credit: Rosaline Shahnavaz/InStyle Magazine]

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