Badass Beauties: Boxing Kitten Goes Vintage Vixen For Spring 2011
Boxing Kitten had us at "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"—the so-bad-it's-good 1965 cult film about three buxom beauties in fast cars that served as inspiration for the brand's spring '11 collection. One glance at their lookbook, and we were sold. Designer Maya Amina Lake's line takes classic silhouettes, from the fun and flattering peplum skirt to curve-enhancing cutout dresses, and revamps them with bright graphic prints that make them fierce enough for divas like Beyonce and Rihanna to rock. Lady Lake primarily uses Ankara fabric purchased in Western African countries, dyed through the wax hollandaise method, lending a rich vibrancy to each piece. Best of all, with accessories like patterned bows and headbands starting at $19, and dresses priced at just over $300, you won't go broke stocking up on Boxing Kitten attire. So get your modernized '60s sex kitten on with this dangerously darling collection of modern African fashion.