In a pivotal interview with Business of Fashion founder, Imran Amed, my favourite Spice Girl gets once step closer to my heart. The piece came out last year but as with her book, That Extra Half an Inch, I love to re-visit it whenever I’m in need of some inspiration (I obviously have both in hard copy). Sure, Victoria Beckham has all the fame and glory that would make us think it’s so easy for her to do whatever the heck she wants, however she admits to Imran that it is “a double-edged sword, really.”
The interview follows her career trajectory from football wife when brands used to shun her to fashion’s fastest rising global star. It was all about transformation – or evolution – as I like to call it. What I find most fascinating about her is her ambition. She never thinks something should just be handed to her because of who she is. She tries. She tries HARD. Day in and day out.
Did you know salespeople used to cut the tags out of her clothes just to sell them to their clients? It’s incredible how she made an entire industry bow down when just a few years prior they laughed at her. “While everybody was busy laughing,” she tells Imran, “what was I doing? I was laying the foundation to what I have in place now.”
To me, she’s such a fashion icon. Ain’t nobody dress quite like her. This outfit is inspired by the Victoria Beckham I’ve come to know and love (look at me girl crushing hard over here). Her staples? A great pair of jeans. Killer heels, sunglasses and lots of black. Sure, I’m missing the Chopard yellow diamond ring, but you get my drift.
Who are your fashion icons? I was once given the advice to pick a small group of women who I find to be iconic and try to emulate their style, in order to obtain the elusive quality of being “chic”. Victoria Beckham is definitely on my list. I’d love to know who is on your list! Leave a comment below or come find me on Twitter – let’s get inspired slash commiserate over the fact that I don’t have a yellow diamond yet.