|Victoria & David Beckham on the cover of Vogue Paris, December 2013/January 2014.|
About two days after Christmas I already had the post-Christmas blahs and needed a little lift. I knew just where to get it! I headed to Barnes & Noble to buy the Vogue Paris I had spied on Christmas Eve, but didn’t let myself buy, thinking I needed to focus on presents for my kids, not buy a $16 magazine for me!
I did have a look at it however, and I loved what I saw, starting with the very romantic cover. Victoria and David make a great-looking couple and he is in a tux, while she is in a gorgeous green silk crêpe gown by Lanvin and stunning vintage emerald and diamond earrings by Bulgari. Inside are more simple clothes, subdued makeup, and beautiful gems. The photos are by Inez & Vinoodh, who seem to be everywhere right now.
|I love these amazing earrings by Bulgari.|
I put the magazine back on the shelves on Christmas Eve but wound up buying it a few days later. I only buy Vogue Paris once a year, if that, and since I never throw any issues out, I can’t work up the guilt over the price.
Victoria is the guest editor of the December 2013/January 2014 issue, so there are articles on her beauty routines and what products she likes, the photo shoot with David, plus personal photos, including her gigantic Hermès collection (she does like her Birkins!), and a funny spread featuring models that look like her and David and inspired by the paparazzi constantly taking their photos.
|The beauty section features a 60s look on Victoria.|
|This look is right up my alley. Blouse by Burberry Prorsum. Photo by Terry Richardson.|
|Yes to the dress, yes to the bag! Photo by Terry Richardson.|
|Her Hermès collection runneth over!|
I know some people have negative opinions of Victoria Beckham but I can’t help it, I like her. I was never bothered that she was a Spice Girl who turned her eye toward becoming a designer. She clearly loves fashion and she had an opportunity to start a company. I say, why not? I was not into her style when she was a pop star or the scandalously-clad WAG (Wife and Girlfriend) of a soccer phenomenon, but now that she is the (mostly) buttoned-up head of a fashion line, I find it a lot more interesting. The ladylike look suits her so much better than the wild clothes of her earlier years.
|David & Victoria on the cover of W, August 2007.|
The Vogue Paris pictorial is so very different from the one Victoria and David did back in 2007 for W. My my my, that was one racy spread. I saw it in a doctor’s office and could not stop laughing at the sheer outrageousness of these two world-famous people posing in this way for a major American magazine! I won’t show it all but here is one of the cleaner pictures. You can Google the rest.
|I do love Victoria’s manicure, ring, and eye makeup in this shot from W, August 2007!|
This Vogue Paris feature is worlds away from that W tawdriness, and has the couple formerly known as Posh & Becks looking so glamorous and wonderful. I love the romance and fantasy of it, to tell you the truth. They probably do too.
|The subscriber cover. This is such a great photo of them!|
Now if I can just translate the very lengthy interview with Victoria to find out how she is juggling a foxy husband, four cute kids, and a growing fashion empire! Let me get out my French-English dictionary and get cracking. Comment dit-on “lots of money and help” en français?