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Julia Fox, why did her house shock the web?

Her New York apartment is definitely different from other celebrity homes

Julia Fox, why did her house shock the web? Her New York apartment is definitely different from other celebrity homes

Shoe boxes stacked in the kitchen, clothes and toys scattered everywhere, different style furniture juxtaposed together, and no designer objects in plain sight to symbolize coolness and luxury. Julia Fox's home is very different from the luxurious and perfect celebrity mansions we have been used to seeing on shows like MTV Cribs or in Architectural Digest

Julia Fox, her statements

«Okay, I never thought in a million years that I would do this, but I do believe in maximum transparency and so I’m going to give you guys an apartment tour.» Exclaims the actress and model before leading us, wearing an oversized white T-shirt and bleached eyebrows in prime paino, around the rooms of her New York apartment. The first stop is the living room, the largest room, where she has arranged a bed, dressers, a mirror, and many small objects, such as photos of friends and family or two small plant pots labeled "basil" and "mint" in which nothing grows «because we don't know what we're doing»; while what was originally supposed to be her bedroom has become a playroom for her son Valentino. From here we pass through a long hallway crammed with boxes, toys, overcoats and piles of all sorts of objects. Another brief stop to glance at the tiny bathroom with Valentino's toys in the tub and beauty products piled haphazardly on the sink shelf. Then Julia's cell phone screen frames Valentino's mini-kitchen, positioned right in front of the actual kitchen, where the stove area coexists with a corner crammed with shoe boxes that Fox says is a «very common thing for New Yorkers» and with a table, once again, topped with miscellaneous items including a cotton candy machine.

Her son's room

The last room to peek into is her son's, which Julia also considers the nicest (and we would add the neatest). Throughout the home tour Julia is down to earth and ironic. She talks about «a little mouse problem» that is not so bad so much that «I kind of let them rock. I appreciate that they, um, at night while we’re sleeping, come out and clean up the crumbs that my son drops on the floor. So, yeah, I’m not gonna evict the mice anytime soon.» and concludes the video by pointing out that «I don't like excessive displays of wealth. They make me feel bad. Especially people who have really big houses. It's really wasteful when there are so many homeless people in this country.»


Come with me on a very underwhelming apartment tour! also to clarify I have only ONE mouse and he’s cute

The comments are varied: there are those who criticize her

In Julia Fox's apartment there are no conceptual and very expensive pieces of art hanging on the walls, huge hot tubs, make-up stations, bowls of fresh fruit or trays of cupcakes of the of a store window, there is no pantry stocked with ten kinds of pasta, nor a coffee station, short there is none of the usual details we are used to seeing in celebrity homes. There is only lived life, lots of clutter, and the air of a space actually lived in by her and her son. This sort of "detachment" from the traditional sought-after design, almost always the work of real professionals and blatantly devoted more to aesthetics than functionality, that characterizes the abodes of people like Emma Chamberlain and Kendall Jenner has sparked comments, dividing the web.

And also those who appreciate her

Julia's stated intent with this latest video of hers was to show a certain normalcy that would make the viewer think, "Maybe I'm not doing so bad," diluting the feeling of failure that one sometimes gets from comparing one's studio apartment with the stunning mansions where stars live, and many appreciated Fox's choice for that very reason. Some call it a "relatable queen," judging the space "appropriately messy" without being dirty. "It's just like us," reads one comment on TikTok. «I am legit flabbergasted that Julia Fox lives just like me. It doesn't seem right,» commented another. While on TikTok someone wrote «Your a mother that obviously prioritizes your child & it is a beautiful apartment. Love you are showing that success looks different for every person.» Another group of people tried to imagine Kanye West, a known fan of minimalist design and architecture in Julia's home and wrote, «I can’t help but laugh at Kanye walking into Julia Fox’s apartment for the first time. If he threw out all Kim’s old clothes , I KNOW he wanted to throw that whole apartment away LOL.» There is no shortage of haters pointing out the clutter, the presence of mice, and the general condition of Julia's apartment, especially given that it is a spacious dwelling by NY standards where on average the rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,700 per month. Among the comments in this category, one of the nicest reads, «My achievement for January is knowing my apartment is cleaner than Julia Fox’s apartment.» What do you guys think?