Confused. Confused by feelings of respect for Victoria Beckham.
This is her second cover for Harper’s Bazaar in the same month, the other being for the UK May edition, where she lounges around in couture swimwear and bangs on about representing the average woman. Yawn.
So we were delighted to see Beckham’s super fashion-forward cover and editorial for Harper’s Bazaar China for their May issue – a striking and interesting departure in ugly-pretty, and not the usual pissed off buttah face in a pretty dress she usually parades from car to building.
Normally Victoria over styles and starves herself to look as perfect as she can from any given angle for her friends, the papparazzi. Even given her foray into fashion ‘design’, she rarely sports edgy, risk-taking clothing, hair or make-up. This is the first time we’ve seen Posh let anyone throw caution to the wind à la Anna Dello Russo and be styled in a truly fashion forward way.
The Queen of Scowl-tland looks uncharacteristically beautiful and interesting from a fashion perspective in this editorial. The juxtapostion of a hard exterior in the accessories and make-up,with a soft (and oddly pretty) interior in Vicky’s face makes for some intensely satisfying photograpy by Chen Man.
Bad posture and wind swept hair really do Victoria justice. Who would have thought that elements normal people struggle with on a daily basis would yield such an accessible version of our favourite love-to-hate celebrity.
Let’s hope she works that for the paps and start to actually enjoy fashion for a change.