YMCA

March 6, 2009 at 10:54 am (Belt, Buttons, Fergie, Hat, Military, Victoria Beckham) (, , , , , , )

I know the last Spice Girls tour didn’t go so well. Did Victoria Beckham decide to join the Village People instead?

I love/covet/worship the Valentino bag (although Fergie’s in cream was even better), but the rest of this dumpy gray montage can go. Especially the atrocious hat/sunglasses combo. Yikes!

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Chippendale

October 16, 2008 at 12:25 pm (All Black, Tie, Victoria Beckham) (, , , , , , )

Undoubtedly, Victoria Beckham has a flair for the dramatic in fashion. But I do wonder — is it about the clothes or is it about her?

Maybe this is a crazy question in today’s world of shameless self-promotion. Maybe a woman who schleps perfume and jeans and make-up and God-knows-what-else, it is only about self promotion.

Some celebrities truly love fashion. Charlize, Gwyneth, and Nicole come to mind. Oviously, Victoria Beckham has splendid taste. But I think she’s in it for herself and not for fashion.

PS Am I the only one who sees a Chippendale dancer in that tie?

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Superhero

September 29, 2008 at 10:24 am (Backless, Boots, Katie Holmes, Leggings, Shiny) (, , , , , , )

Victoria Beckham must be going for the Superhero of Fashion look. Perhaps she is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Or she will save Gotham City from from the perils of blah fashion?

I’ll say this for Ms. Beckham– she always creates a sensation. For the launch of the Beckham’s new fragrance, she sported Antonio Berardi from head to toe (but not heel).

The dress is lovely and very sculptural. I liked it better at it’s original runway length (which was a few inches longer, but still well above the knee). Her mega-shortened skirt lost most of the interesting detail along the thigh. But a beautiful dress.

It’s the rubberized-leggings-that-become-heelless-platform-boots that are…aahh…noteworthy. They certainly aren’t for everyone. If anyone can pull them off, i would be Victoria Beckham. I like that they push the boundary of what is expected. But when does pushing boundaries just become absurd? Absurd, as in “I can’t really walk or stand in these” absurd? I mean, really? Come on.

I can’t wait until her BFF Katie Holmes buys these to wear with her pegged baggy jeans.

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Bringing hairy back

August 29, 2008 at 9:46 am (Fur, Headband, Tank, Victoria Beckham) (, , , , , , )

I cannot think of a single scenario where a hairy back would be considered alluring. Granted, Victoria Beckham is a far cry from an overweight shirtless dude with hair along his back and arms. Nevertheless, I don’t think this is a fashion trend that will (or even should) catch on.

This Giambattista Valli dress otherwise is impeccable, albeit a little plain. It’s a shame the furry mink of a back was added. I can think of a million other ways to embellish this dress well.

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Wound up tight

August 12, 2008 at 2:23 pm (Belt, Buttons, Stripes) (, , , , , )

I think that Victoria Beckham is very fashionable. But she doesn’t often look very comfortable. Maybe it’s because she isn’t much of a smiler. Maybe it’s the sharp edges of her haircut. Maybe it’s her skeletal body. Or maybe it’s all those reason’s rolled into one. But she usually doesn’t look very comfy– she looks wound up tight.

Take this dress, for example. She is just going out for a Sunday night dinner. It isn’t a runway show. And how can she expect to eat anything (not that she eats much anyways) with that mega-belt?

Beyond looking rigidly uncomfortable, I don’t think all that sacrafice is worth it for *this* dress. I completely understand putting up with some pain for a great dress or some killer shoes. But this combo is neither great nor killer.

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