Well the September issues keep on flooding in and one of the most anticipated covers for me was seeing Victoria Beckham for Glamour US. Not content with just being the cover star, the Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer also guest-edited the magazine’s “Full-On Fashion” issue alongside Cindi Leive.
I get VB as guest editor for a fashion issue, what I don’t get is why they went for such a playful cover. I am not saying I dislike I actually love seeing the goofy side of Victoria and come on only she could work a bubble bath and a Stephen Russell tiara, but surely with the tagline “Full-On Fashion” a full-on fashionable cover was needed.
I’m often asked, if I weren’t designing, what other job I would love to do. Once upon a time I would have said I’d be a ballet dancer—I trained as one for years! But if not dancing, I’d be a fashion editor – Victoria Beckham.
The cover and the accompanying editorial made a little more sense once I had watched the behind the scenes video, see below, as the concept was all about being a glamorous soccer mom. So we see Victoria Beckham drinking a milkshake wearing a skimpy pair of knickers and an orange lace top by Lover, playing on a swing in a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier skirt, and showing her best editor pose in some geeky specs **which are apparently Victoria Beckham Opticals – LOVE** and of course wearing a dress from her own collection.
OK, so I am not blown away by the cover, but the editorial is fun and I can’t wait to read the interview as Victoria talked to Glamour about her famous pout, her marriage, where she sees herself in five years, and why she’d never say never to having another baby.
On guest editing the September issue: “It’s been exciting for me to see my ideas come to life, from type colors to photo selection to casting. I even made my own list of Glamour fashion Don’ts to keep out of the issue: boat shoes (unless of course you’re designer Alber Elbaz or on a boat!), Bermuda shorts, nose rings, Crocs, and American tan tights (that’s nude pantyhose to you).”
On her husband, David Beckham, coming to see her fashion show in New York this past season: “It was the first time! He’s always been working or training. But I was nervous about this show. I was feeling a lot of pressure. He phoned me the night before, and I just said, ‘I want you to come be with me. I want a cuddle. I really do.’ And it was great to have him there. I think he was surprised; I don’t usually bother him with much detail. And then you get there, and the models, the hair, the makeup…I think he was blown away!”
For more information on the shoot and to read Victoria’s editor note head on over to Glamour.com, and check out the behind-the-scenes below – I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for the magazine to hit the newsstands on August 7.