We all know there is no better advertisement for Victoria Beckham's wares than Victoria Beckham herself. When launching her fashion line seven seasons ago, VB’s slender frame was the perfect showcase for her form-fitting frocks. Next, she enthusiastically endorsed her range of luxe handbags by always having one nestled in the crook of her arm. And now the lower-priced collection has arrived, who’s going to show us how it’s done? You guessed it, it’s Lady B.
After her NYFW show on Sunday, she celebrated with a shopping spree – at Prada, daahling – parading a candy pink dress from the ‘Victoria by Victoria Beckham’ collection. For a trip to Barney’s on Friday, she effortlessly modelled another VbyVB design – this time a peachy number covered in an adorable cat print teamed with heels hot off her runway.
Sandwiched in between, she flaunted a pink minimalist number from her latest S/S ’12 collection for a browse through Marc Jacobs’ rails, worn with fabulously impractical sky-high Louboutins, naturallement. But the dresses aren’t the only VB creation on display – oh no. Victoria has taken to showing off her newborn daughter, Harper Seven, on every outing too.
Yes indeedy, gone are the Katie Hillier-collab’d bags and in their place is Baby Beckham, the cutest outfit addition we ever did see. Artfully poised on the chest rather than hidden in a buggy, little Becklet is beautifully coordinated with mum thanks to an array of her own pretty frocks (not to mention an adorbs hair bow). Perhaps Posh is pulling a Grace Kelly and using her baby – rather than her bag – as the greatest cover-up. Forget The Birkin, could it be that The Harper is the hottest accessory in town?
Thing is, this has left Grazia Daily feeling somewhat befuddled. As a dedicated fashion follower, we’ve always relied on Victoria Beckham to never, EVER leave the house without a ginormous tote. Whether she’s taking her kids to sports day or watching her hubby play footie, there’s always a boxy handbag surgically attached to her elbow. Until now.
Quelle horreur, the once beloved appendage has disappeared! Now that her arms are filled with little Harper, does Vicky B no longer need a chic container to carry her bits and bobs in? Has she taken to storing her Oyster card and Party Feet insoles in those over-sized pockets that have suddenly cropped up on her latest designs?
Then we saw THIS picture. But of course! Madam Beckham DOES still need a boxy bag and Planet Fashion IS still turning. Phewf! Victoria just has an accessory-carrying assistant to cart it round for her. And that’s another mystery solved by Detective GD *dusts hands satisfactorily*
- Jessica Vince