99 posts tagged "Victoria Beckham"
Why would anyone wear a veil to her wedding when she could wear a crown? That’s what Victoria Beckham—née Adams—did when she married David Beckham in 1999. Her gold and diamond nuptial coronet, created by renowned artist and jeweler Slim Barrett, is set to go up for auction at Bonhams in London on December 5 , at which point some lucky bidder with between $29,000 and $41,000 to spare will be crowned the new Princess (or Prince) Posh.
David Beckham might have retired from football (or soccer, for those of us in the less civilized USA) earlier this year, but he’s not exactly hurting for gigs. This summer, he stripped down to star in the ads for his Beckham-branded H&M undies range, and today British Vogue reports that he’s not only the new face of Belstaff but has also followed in his wife’s creative footsteps (side note: It was revealed today that she’s opening an office here in New York) and designed a collection for the British heritage brand. Judging by the Peter Lindbergh-lensed campaign (above) Beckham’s motorcycle moment suits him.
While fur—in every color and form—is a major trend for Fall ’13, it’s safe to say that the look is not for everyone. You won’t see too many twentysomething New Yorkers walking down the street in a floor-length mink. A pony hair backpack from Jérôme Dreyfuss, however, feels youthful and on point. Pony hair (which is, in fact, haircalf) is a rich alternative to fall’s traditional leather pieces, and unlike full-on fur, the shiny texture only hints at opulence. We suggest sticking to neutral hues and simple silhouettes, like slim skirts and structured bags, to let the texture really shine. Shop our favorite pony hair pieces from Victoria Beckham, Proenza Schouler, and more, below.
1. Victoria Beckham calf hair paneled felt pencil skirt, $1,695, available at net-a-porter.com
2. Marni calf hair top, $3,110, available at net-a-porter.com
3. Gianvito Rossi pony hair pointed-toe pumps, $744, available at matchesfashion.com
4. Neil Barrett calf hair and felt baseball cap, $415, available at net-a-porter.com
5. Proenza Schouler gray calf hair and leather tiny PS11 shoulder bag, $1,885, available at ssense.com
Pleating, in various iterations, unfurled as a keynote trend this season. Alexander Wang, for example, offered boxy swatches on miniskirts in New York. Also crimped in Manhattan: Victoria Beckham‘s peekaboo accordion creases. And, in Paris, Phoebe Philo caused a stir with loads of narrow corrugations at Céline. Yet where these designers skewed toward traditional folding, a trio of labels proposed a fancier twist on the technique for Spring ’14 via intricate pleats that mimicked ruffles.
At Delpozo, creative director Josep Font’s barley-yellow trousers, which boasted an arc of frilled pin-tucks, were a standout in his soft, painterly collection. In Paris, Dries Van Noten opened his show with a quiet white frock, the seams of which were embellished with whorls of gilded fabric. Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier, too, employed creased ruffles in his Spring ’14 lineup. One dress in particular—a gray-green number vertically veined in bow-like folds—was particularly striking. “I wanted to add texture and dimension in an unusual way,” Maier told Style.com. “The monochrome color, combined with the movement of the pleats, creates this effect.” To construct the garment, Maier and his team blended cotton with a vegetable fiber called ramie, which possesses malleable characteristics akin to copper. The result was a tactile sartorial sculpture.
Today’s T Magazine feature on Victoria Beckham paints the stiletto-wearing pop-star-turned-designer as a real go-getter. “I want to get bigger and bigger,” she said. “I absolutely want an empire.” Granted, much of that go-getting was reportedly spurred by the fact that she couldn’t find anything to wear. “I wanted to create handbags because I couldn’t find the right handbag that I wanted to carry. Then I couldn’t find the right sunglasses, so I decided to make my own sunglasses,” she explained. Other highlights include Beckham telling Juergen Teller that she doesn’t want anyone to know that she eats (“Why ruin that?” she asks), David Beckham’s undercover culinary skills, and the secret behind Posh’s supposed aversion to smiling.