Tag Archive: Victoria Beckham

Jan 30 2013

Cover Loving: Victoria Beckham For ELLE UK

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I love, love, love the March issue of ELLE UK starring Victoria Beckham and so it seems does everyone who follows me on Twitter. This morning I tweeted a picture of the subscriber issue that dropped through my door and everyone went a little crazy for it and with good reason it is the best ELLE cover for a while.

When I saw the newsstand cover last week, see below, with VB wearing a Burberry leather jacket with a lace body I was blown away by how incredible she looked, but I was completely floored with the subscriber cover – wow, wow, wow – that Hussein Chalayan neon peplum top looks insane on her.

We’ve seen Victoria Beckham look amazing before on magazine covers, I have to be honest I do have a girl crush on her, but there is something special about this shoot snapped by Carter Smith that I love. The styling is cool, VB wears not only her own designs but also spring/summer 2013 looks from Lanvin and Miu Miu, I love her hair long, and I think I need to try out Burberry Beauty as they did all her make-up.

I haven’t checked out the whole magazine yet, I haven’t even finished my first flick through as I wanted to share the cover, but the mag has had a little re-vamp I have noticed it in the fonts and layout and it is looking good, and this March issue is huge with more than 400 pages. Now all I need to do is find a quiet spot to take it all in!!!

So what do you think of the Victoria Beckham covers and will you be buying the March issue of ELLE?

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Jan 03 2013

Cover Loving: February Magazines Are All About Actresses

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You can tell that it is award season as all the major magazines have gorgeous actresses gracing their covers. Vanity Fair has gone for Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, Harper’s Bazaar have an elegant looking Anne Hathaway, Glamour UK goes girlie with Emma Stone, and Victoria Beckham’s designs score two covers with both Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart wearing white on the covers of ELLE UK and V Magazine.

My favourite has to be the gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence sporting her natural blonde locks in a fun cover for Vanity Fair. Shot by Ellen von Unwerth there is a softness in Jennifer’s face on the cover that is transformed into a complete vixen for the accompanying editorial and I love it. Sometimes Jennifer can be a little too serious – this cover is fun and relaxed and definitely brightened up my day.

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Next up has to be Scarlett Johansson’s subscriber cover for ELLE UK’s February issue wearing a Burberry coat shot by Rankin. I like the newsstand version with her working a Victoria Beckham microbrush and lace dress but only from the ankles up, I am not loving those runway Manolo Blahnik for Victoria Beckham shoes. The subscriber cover is intriguing – I love the messy hair and seeing only one eye – Scarlett looks beautiful.

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It was hard to decide who came next between Anne and Kristen, I am not blown away by either cover to be honest, but I think Harper’s Bazaar just takes it because of that gorgeous crystal-embellished Giorgio Armani strapless gown – all I can say about the rest is does Anne have a lazy eye?

Kristen doesn’t fair much better for me on V Magazine’s Spring 2013 issue. It isn’t that I don’t like the styling, the white Victoria Beckham vest with a black bra peeking out is fine, the make-up is grundy as you would expect from the Twilight actress – the problem I have is that I feel I have seen it all before – the wet hair, the moody look, the dark make-up around the eyes. Anyone else a little bored?

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[Pics: Vanity Fair/Glamour UK/ELLE UK/Harper's Bazaar/V Magazine]

Oct 17 2012

Elle France: Victoria Beckham Gets Her Pins Out

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French magazines are showing the world how it is done lately, I loved Diane Kruger for the French Marie Claire, Eva Mendes looked stunning on the cover of Glamour Paris, and now Victoria Beckham has revealed exclusive piccies of her Elle France shoot alongside Karl Lagerfeld.

If getting her pins out wasn’t enough, doesn’t she look hot, her cover shoot was also snapped by the one-the-only Karl Lagerfeld, plus it was all done at the home of Coco Chanel, seriously I would die to be on that staircase at 31 Rue Cambon.

Victoria looks stunning in the both shots, I adore her Lanvin black jumper teamed with Chanel jewellery, very Parisian, and the second shot shows off her own glasses line, which I so need – very geek chic!!!

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Tweeting the piccies, Victoria said that the shoot with Karl was “a dream come true!” and I can’t wait to see the cover if these snaps are anything to go by as it is surely going to be amazing.

The former Spice Girl also receives high praise from Chanel creative director in ELLE France, which hits newsstands Friday, who said: “Victoria has an innate sense of style. She knows what she likes, and knows what is good for her.”

What do you think of the two shots released? I am already heading out the door to the gym to get legs like hers!!!


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So here it is, Victoria Beckham’s ELLE France cover shot by Karl Lagerfeld – anyone else not as wowed as they thought they would be after seeing the first two shots from the accompanying editorial??? Don’t get me wrong I like it, I just don’t love it. Maybe it is because I have seen Victoria in this Victoria Beckham dress before, I want to say in a couple of colours, she looks great, the dress looks amazing, and I even don’t dislike her arms being crossed – I am just not blown away.

What do you think of Victoria’s ELLE France cover?

[Pics: Twitter - @ElleFrance @VictoriaBeckham]

Aug 03 2012

Cover Loving: Victoria Beckham For Glamour US

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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.

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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.

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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.

[Pics/Video: Glamour.com]

Jul 07 2012

The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival

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Yesterday I blogged the first of my three looks at The Outnet Summer Style session, well from daytime lunching we went to chic festival fashion, no muddy fields, no Wellington boots, just VIP all the way with tea cups, well that was the brief and I went all out on the right accessories for the job.

Like Olivia Palermo who wore a navy blue and black colour scheme to Christian Dior this week, I also like the combination of the two colours – so I paired a gorgeous, slightly too big for me, black A.L.C. washed-silk wrap-around maxi skirt with a sports-luxe mesh-sleeved jersey Marni top, but for me this look was all about my accessories.OutnetSummerStyle10 The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival %tagOutnetSummerStyle7 The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival %tag

Top of my list of accessories needs were sunglasses, you can’t go to a festival without them and I picked out the most gorgeous pair of Victoria Beckham shades, they had everything I wanted from the retro cat-eye style to the detachable chain – well I don’t want to lose them while dancing now do I!!!

I paired these beauties with one of my favourite clutches from New York designer Rebecca Minkoff, I just thought that my navy/black combination could do with a pop of colour and what better than leopard print, granted you can’t fit a lot in there for a festival but remember I was going to an imaginary VIP festival, and I just had to include Rebecca Minkoff as she is one of my favourite designers.

Finishing off my look were some touches of jewellery, I love the bright pink and blue Dannijo jewels, they worked perfectly with my three silver Philippe Audibert bracelets, and my Pamela Love ring. Plus my only sensible thing were my flat shoes, I really liked the bright blue flash from the Pour la Victoire’s ‘Edilia’ leather sandals.

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Ella from Coco’s Tea Party looked adorable in her printed Thakoon top paired with her leather See by Chloé – if I had her figure and legs I would also have worked tiny shorts. I also loved Kate from I Am Not A Celebrity in neon pink and that gorgeous Pamela Love harness-style necklace.

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Next up will be my eveningwear look, which is my favourite of the three, and you will also spot the Victoria Beckham shades and Rebecca Minkoff clutch making another cameo, I loved them so much I had to include them again.

So what do you think of my chic festival look? I really liked the semi-sheer maxi skirt, would have loved more if it had fitted me – I had to be bulldog clipped in so it didn’t fall down, but I do like the combination of the sporty tee with the more dressy maxi – but for me this look is all about the accessories.

Don’t forget that all the blogger looks are on sale at The Outnet.

[Pics: Abi Marvel, Me, and thanks to Kate for taking my style shots]

Jun 03 2012

Victoria Beckham: “The Queen Is An Icon”

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I am a big fan of Victoria Beckham, granted she wasn’t the best singer in the world, but come on I think we can all agree that fashion was certainly more her calling, and I am loving this insightful video that she has realised as part of her ambassador duties for the GREAT campaign, which promotes the UK abroad.

In this video Victoria shares her thoughts on what she believes makes Great Britain so special, discussing everything from fashion to music, yes she did put the Spice Girls up alongside names like Oasis and the Stone Roses, as well as sharing the fact that David can’t dance, and how Anna Wintour is the most respected British woman in fashion.

Victoria also shares her love and memories for Camden Market, why she wanted to become a fashion designer, why her line is based in Britain, and my favourite part is when she discusses The Queen.

“The Queen is an icon. She’s so appropriate and very very chic – I mean, she’s the Queen!”

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Taking about her fashion line, Victoria added:

“I want to empower women, I want to make women feel good about themselves and for me to be able to achieve the quality that I want to give my customer, I have to do that in London. My brand is British, my team are all British, you can feel the energy as you’re driving through London.”

When it comes to the Great British fashion brands, I do think that Victoria Beckham deserves a place alongside these names:

“In Britain we have some incredible brands, when you look at Burberry, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Mackintosh, Hunter – we have really cool, quality British brands and I’m really proud to consider myself one of those.”

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Looking amazing in one of her own designs this is most naturally I have seen Victoria in a video, and I love it when she giggles and asks “is that me?” when a drawing of herself in one of her hand-to-ear poses is shown. It is also nice to hear that even though she lives in America she is still very proud to be British!!!

So what makes you proud to be British?

Apr 23 2012

Range Rover: Victoria Beckham In Her AW12 Line

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Over the weekend, Land Rover unveiled the Range Rover Evoque special edition, a collaboration between Land Rover Design, led by Gerry McGovern with Victoria Beckham, who was appointed Creative Design Executive in July 2010. It has taken 18-months but the car has finally launched, and of course they couldn’t do just one event at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China, nope Victoria Beckham was on hand for three – a photocall, an afternoon tea, and a party, which means we got three great VB looks, all from her fabulous autumn/winter 2012 collection.

For the photocall, Victoria went for her classic chic black fitted dress, which falls just below-the-knee, and teamed with nude ankle-strap peep-toe heels, and her hair down.

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My favourite of the three looks was her afternoon tea outfit, a tight-fitted light grey dress with maroon collar and cuff detailing, teamed with a double wrapped leather belt and knee-high peep-toe boots. I am loving not only the details of the collar and cuff, but also the colour, the side-swept ponytail and her smoky eyes – this a great look. The only thing I am not sure about is the boots, I am not 100% sold on the peep-toes.

The party look was another great choice, opting again for the light grey, but this time the strapless dress has a colour-block design with black and maroon to the bodice. I like the dress, but I am not keen on those peep-toe knee-high boots styling for a party look, if she had worn it with different heels, and maybe the dress was different colours from her afternoon tea dress then this might have been my favourite.

Which of the three looks do you prefer?

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[Pics: by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for Land Rover]
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