The Duchess is a pretty as a daisy for a day at the beach [Getty]
How does a Spice Girl turned fashion designer celebrate her milestone birthday? By hiking in the hills, of course! Yes, Victoria Beckham reached the big 4-0 yesterday and while we were taking a trip down memory lane with her style evolution, she was trekking across the Grand Canyon with her hubby and ‘babies’. Who’da thought it!
And how do we know this? Because Victoria has kindly shared photos of the celebrations with her fashion bunny followers. The birthday girl began her day posing in a minxy lace nightie against a sunny backdrop in Arizona. Not bad, eh? ‘Good morning! Special day with my beautiful babies and wonderful husband, I love you all so much x vb,’ she captioned. This was followed up by a picture of her in a bikini relaxing with David who, as you may or may not notice, is utterly SHIRTLESS. Thank you, VB.
Behind-the-scenes with Sky Ferreira
Sky Ferreira is up to her usual grungey mischief in her latest music video, hanging out with gangsters in L.A. parking lots, getting arrested and wearing Saint Laurent – as gangsters do. But whilst the video for I Blame Myself is inspired by early ’90s hip hop videos (think bouncing car suspension and a whole lotta leather), there is something distinctly modern about this one. Yes, the singer has teamed up with e-store SSENSE.COM to make the video entirely shoppable with every slouchy, punky piece from a highly covetable designer collection.
The retailer has experimented with this format before with Iggy Azalea’s video I Think She Ready with an entirely interactive (although occasionally confusing) shoppable video where you can follow links right from the frame. Ms Ferreira’s take follows a simpler click through with every item outlined at the end of the track.
Diane Von Furstenberg is known for her iconic wrap dresses and it seems Kate Middleton is a super-fan. Pictured on a visit to the Blue Mountains in Australia, K’middy sported the ‘Patrice’ wrap dress in a blue and white print and, inevitably, it’s selling out fast!
Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood [Rex]
The Kate Moss for Topshop line drops in stores in just 13 days and to build up even more hype Toppers have teamed up with NOWNESS to create not one but eight films letting us into Kate Moss’ world. Each video (shot by Leigh Johnson) will be an interview with Kate’s friends and fashion contacts, who each give us a never before seen access to the notoriously private Kate.
There has been no wardrobe more copied, envied or pored over than Victoria Beckham’s – from the minute she zigazigah’d on to our screens as a Spice Girl to now, as a respected designer and bona fide fashion icon. So to celebrate her 40th birthday, we look back at her style journey…
In today’s age of celebrity brands, when the internet offers up millions of pictures of every style step (and mis-step) you’ve taken, reinvention is one of the trickiest feats to achieve. However, if there’s one woman who can bask in the light of her successful evolution – both wardrobe and career-wise – it’s Victoria Beckham. Slowly but steadily she has navigated the apparently impassable waters between being an icon of pop culture irony to a bona fide industry powerhouse. So how did she do it?