16 December 2008

Victoria Pendleton: The frock odyssey!

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Chris Hoy may have been named BBC Sports Personality of The Year but it was his teammate Victoria Pendleton who took gold in the style stakes. The Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist looked every inch the fashionista in a navy blue Stella McCartney dress and cream Christian Louboutin heels. Phoning Grazia from her table at the GQ Christmas lunch yesterday (er, can we swap lives please, Victoria?), she told us about her fashion choice: ‘I decided to treat myself after the Olympics, so I bought this Stella McCartney dress and the Louboutin shoes, too. It's a bit extravagant, but I think every girl would like to own a pair of Louboutins. And I think I deserve them!' This is a far cry from a few months ago, when Victoria rang Grazia to ask for fashion advice: she had an important event to go to, but absolutely nothing to wear. We hooked her up with British fashion giant Burberry, and the rest is fashion history. Since then, Victoria almost out-fashioned us, having been invited to attend a Stella McCartney for Adidas show - where Stella kitted her out in ‘a hybrid' of gear from her Adidas and Autumn/Winter 2008 collections - as well as doing some designer shopping of her own. Our work is done...

- Hannah Marriott


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