Friday, March 07, 2008
Of all the many adjectives applied to Victoria Beckham, 'sophisticated' has been one of the least used. Until now. Posh Spice is at last living up to her nickname with a glamorous yet refined photoshoot for Vogue, including her first cover. Posing in a series of flowing outfits accessorised with diamonds, the 33-year-old singer and fashion designer evokes memories of the young Princess Margaret, photographed for her 19th birthday by Cecil Beaton. Other shots bring to mind vintage style icons such as the actresses Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich. Only the occasional flash of tattooed back betrays her 21st century status. Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue, said: "The pictures demonstrate the Eliza Dolittle quality of Victoria, veering from mannered hauteur to the trashy sexiness of her exposed back laced with tattoos." Miss Shulman, who interviewed her for the feature, said Posh arrived in skyscraper Christian Louboutin shoes and admitted: "I have joined a gym but I can't bring myself to start. "Obviously working out is important - well, I don't. What do you wear on the running machine? I can't bring myself to wear flat shoes."
Vicki B. really does look stunning in this photo ... I can't wait to see the rest (in the meantime, we can click HERE to watch behind the scenes video of the shoot). I am quite taken with how soft and regal she looks. Her usual stylishly hard look is what makes her look robotic most of the time ... I am a fan of this softer side of Victoria Beckham. Yes, I deffo want to see more. [Source, Source]
UPDATE: Here are the rest of the pics of Vicki B. from this photospread in the new issue of UK Vogue magazine:
It is a really pretty spread ... but she does look a bit stiff in some of the other pics. I guess it's difficult for the robot to look soft all of the time. [Source]