We Need To Talk About Victoria…
I’ve talked about my love of anything Victoria Beckham does before…in my opinion, David’s got nothing on her. She was always my favorite Spice Girl (I was even her for Halloween one year in middle school) and I stayed true to my adoration even when she had that weird Katie Holmes phase (guarantee you they aren’t friends anymore). Anyway, she didn’t earn the name Posh Spice for no reason, if you were as big of a fan of Spice World as I was (am), you’d know that Victoria has always been all about fashion.
She’s so committed to dressing to impress wherever she is that she and David have shown up on the red carpet in matching outfits (pre-Britney and Justin), and even gave herself an “LA look” when the family moved stateside for David’s soccer career (did anyone else watch that documentary?)
Since she started her own eponymous collection in 2008, Victoria went from the chicest Spice Girl (stilettos only, please) to a major force within the fashion industry. Though originally criticized her line was too similar to Roland Mouret, she’s since developed into the must-see fashion show of Fashion Week, drawing in the fashion crowd like Grace Coddington and Ms. Anna Wintour herself.
When I saw her recently walking around town in one of her newest creations, I knew she’d be the perfect person for our next installment of “We Need To Talk About…” I’m actually kind of surprised I didn’t do this sooner.
Victoria was seen walking around in her latest collection the other day in New York while promoting the Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection. I love the idea of a wrap dress, it’s very 50’s housewife. Plus the maroon accessories give it a little something extra. While this dress is somewhat simple, it still has a lot going on. For starters, the contrasting pattern and the sheer top. Cinch it with a belt and the entire outfit is polished and, well, posh.
Probably one of the few times I’ll feature Victoria in something other than her own collection. Seen here in New York in 2008 (pre-fashion debut), this was Victoria’s “ladies who lunch” phase when she was first becoming friends with Katie Holmes and had a whole collection of Audrey-esque sunglasses. And a Birkin, obvi, because this was a time when her collection was rumored to cost more than $1 million. I like that she’s dressed so ladylike during this time, though it does kind of age her.
This is when she started to have a lot more fun with her collection. A lot of mini dresses, bright colors and sexy exposed zippers in the back. This dress speaks to me in so many ways, because I feel like it’d be an amazing addition to my closet…if only I had the funds to buy it. Victoria and myself weren’t the only people who liked this dress, BFF Eva Longoria was seen in the exact same dress at another event after Victoria wore it. Now that’s a supportive friend…
A couple years after her initial Victoria Beckham collection, the designer wanted to have a little more fun with fashion that was slightly lower-priced and younger. This dress has stood out in my mind for years because I love the cut and color. I would totally wear this myself in a heartbeat. Maybe without the platform shoes, though…they’re a little too “Spice Girls” for me. A lot of her dresses from this collection are similar in structure and cut, which is probably why so many celebrities were spotted in it.
Yessssss. Hands down one of my favorite dresses she’s ever created. The military-inspired frock has been a staple in her collection (it was even named one of the ICONS that she brought back due to high demand). Victoria has always dressed to accentuate her frame, and the tight dress with the cinched belt complete that. Not pictured: the exposed zipper that goes all the way up the back. Could do without the boots, though. Wish she went for a stiletto.
Are you as obsessed with Victoria’s style as I am?