Articles tagged with ‘Victoria Beckham’
Posted on April 19th, 2017 at 6:49 am by SBGLA
Former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham has received an OBE from the Duke of Cambridge for services to the fashion industry.
Victoria, who was joined by her husband David Beckham and her parents for the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, was recognised for her 17-year career.
The sultry star wore an all-black outfit for the investiture ceremony, pairing a black top with a long draping skirt and matching high-heeled stilettos.
After her OBE was pinned to her jumper by Prince William, Victoria allowed herself to grin as she talked with the Prince.
Before she collected her award, Victoria appeared a little nervous upon arrival.
The 43-year-old looked rather downcast as she sat in a car alongside David and her mum.
The Beckhams have been close to the royals for many years now, thanks to David’s charity sports work.
The couple even attended Wills’ wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, when Victoria was pregnant with youngest child Harper.
In a speech afterwards, she said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be at Buckingham Palace today. I’m proud to be British, honoured and humbled to receive my OBE from the Duke of Cambridge.
“If you dream big and work hard you can accomplish great things.
“I’m so happy to share this very special occasion with my parents and husband; without their love and support, none of this would be possible.”
The Spice Girl turned fashion designer – who is mum to four kids – has said that rather than having a huge circle of friends, she surrounds herself with just the people she genuinely enjoys spending time with, including her family.
“I’m very close to my sister and a friend I went to school with, and then three or four others. I think a true friend understands that you can’t see them as much as you might want, because they’re busy as well.
“Everyone I’m friends with has a career and a family.”
She broke news of her OBE to kids Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and Harper, five, on a festive break in the Maldives.
Friends of the fashion designer said she was “delighted and humbled for the recognition”.
Posted on March 8th, 2017 at 5:41 pm by SBGLA
Style icon Victoria Beckham is going global!
The celebrated Fashion designer spoke to Handelsblatt Magazine in one of her rare interviews about her plans to make it even bigger in the fashion biz…
This year the former Spice Girl was awarded the OBE (‘Order of the British Empire’) by Queen Elizabeth II and now says she is on track for massive worldwide expansion. Oo-er!
Beckham, 42, won a British Fashion Award as designer brand of the year in 2011, manages her brand in a partnership with her husband, the former soccer star David Beckham and British music manager Simon Fuller, told Handelsblatt: “I do want this company to be big.I have very, very big plans regarding my business, obviously the last few years and now is the time for investment.
“So as we are a group we need to take my brand to the next level together. We are having to invest.”
She said: “My priority is to take the brand and the team to the next level. There are lots of things I want to do.” In particular,Germany is “a very, very important market” for her.
“It always has been. Even with the Spice Girls, Germany was always a very important market. Unfortunately it is one of those countries I don’t really get the opportunity to go to often enough.
Victoria, who recently broke into the U.S. market, announced the cooperation of her brand with U.S. cosmetic giant Esteé Lauder. And she is also launching her own less expensive designer clothes range in collaboration with U.S. budget fashion retailer Target, “which is something I wanted to do for a long time.”
“So I am reaching women in America that can either not afford designer prices or don’t want to pay designer prices.
“So again that’s a new customer that will come on board. So I would say that more and more different customer types joining the gang,if you like,” she said.
“The fashion brand, even though it has my name on it, is owned jointly David, Simon and me – likewise with David’s brand.
“Regarding my business, now is the time for investment. As we are a group we need to take my brand to the next level together. So we are having to invest.”
Looking to the future, would Mrs. Becks be prepared to hand over responsibility for her label at some point? “We’re not for sale. As I said, as a shareholder with David and Simon, we’ll continually evaluate the best strategic direction.”
Posted on February 23rd, 2017 at 8:12 am by SBGLA
Brooklyn Beckham has lived in his parent’s shadows all of his life, but now he is stepping out in to his own limelight.
The aspiring photographer has now switched sides as he graces the cover of Wonderland magazine.
In the exclusive interview, titled ‘Ain’t A Boy No More’, the 17-year-old told the trendy glossy how life has been for him as a Beckham so far.
“I didn’t actually know that [my parents] were big until I was about 13,” the teen revealed.
He explained how the moment dawned on him whilst at a football game, saying: “People were shouting my dad’s name and I was like, ‘What?! Oh my God.’ I don’t look at them like that.”
In the interview he says that his photography book, due to land this summer, is an exciting project for him to make his mark in the media.
“It’s pretty exciting to put my work out there and show people that I’m not just doing it because of who my parents are,” Brooklyn adds.
In the photoshoot, the teen looks effortlessly cool in a Burberry breton top and jeans.
Brooklyn has made a big name for himself within the fashion house when he photographed the Burberry Brit campaign last summer.
This comes just a week after the eldest Beckham child broke his collarbone on a skiing trip to Canada.
Brooklyn uploaded a video to his Instagram, that boasts over nine million followers, showing the moment he suffered the injury.
We love Brooklyn… In fact, we love all things Beckham… Nuff said!
Posted on January 12th, 2017 at 8:24 am by SBGLA
Former Spice Girls singer turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham has finally revealed she regrets having a boob job when she was younger, and that she was “stupid” for denying having had it done for such a long time.
In a heartfelt open letter, intended as an imagined letter to her teenage self about what the future would hold for her, was originally published in September 2016 in Vogue, but has been shared again online in January and praised.
“Learn to embrace your imperfections,” Victoria wrote. “That is what I want to tell you. Let your skin breathe – wear less make-up (and don’t ever let that make-up artist shave your eyebrows! The effects will last forever).”
In the lengthy piece, Victoria covers everything from being bullied at school, to auditioning for the Spice Girls, meeting her husband David Beckham and wishing she knew more about the “offside rule.”
She continued: “And I should probably say, don’t mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it – stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got.”
The 42 year old has rarely spoken about her cosmetic surgery in the past, mentioning it five years ago in a separate Vogue feature, saying before quickly shepherding the conversation on: “No torpedo bazookas, either. Gone.”
Three years later, Allure magazine confronted her with two ‘before and after’ pictures of herself with bigger boobs in the past. “I don’t have them any more. I think I may have purchased them,” she fessed up.
She’s due to receive an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list this month, for both her fashion empire and her services to charity. In the letter to her younger self, she said that her designing career would bring her “so much fun”.
“You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair. It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous.
“You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen. You will always be addicted to Elnett hairspray but you will tone it down. Less of the ‘Hello! I just got stuck in a wind tunnel’, please.”
Posted on January 4th, 2017 at 8:49 pm by SBGLA
Former 80’s heartthrob Matt Goss has revealed that there was an ultimate pop couple that never quite came to be – him and Victoria Beckham.
The Bros singer made the astonishing confession as he prepares to go back on tour with his brother fir the first time in decades.
The 48-year-old former boyband star admitted that he had a crush on the star – but he wasn’t willing to compete with Becks. Oo-er!
Matt’s revelation comes after former the Spice Girls singer Victoria revealed in her autobiography that she fancied the singer during his 80s hey day.
She wrote: “I was convinced I was going to marry Matt Goss. I was so obsessed.”
Now Matt has confessed at one point the feeling was mutual – but unfortunately they were never meant to be.
He told Closer magazine: “Victoria is such a lovely girl. I had a crush on her too, but I think she made the right choice.”
Victoria went on to marry David Beckham while Matt has been connected to a string of beautiful women – including former MTV host Daisy Fuentes, Mel Sykes and, most recently, singer Rebecca Ferguson.
Posted on December 7th, 2016 at 7:35 am by SBGLA
Not only has he just signed a huge deal with top US music manager Scooter Braun, but seriously folks, Cruz Beckham has officially revealed his debut pop single – a festive track called ‘If Every Day Was Christmas’.
All was revealed earlier this week on popular British radio station Capital FM and the song is already on Spotify…
AND if this little publicity blast is anything to go by, then ‘baby’ Beckham, who is clearly following in his mom’s footsteps, is surely on course for the UK Christmas No.1 spot. Oo-er!
The station interviewed Becks junior about the track, with the young lad explaining his rationale behind the song:” It’s two of my favorite things – singing and Christmas.”
Cruz also announced the news on his Instagram account, writing: “#IfEveryDayWasChristmas out now on @AppleMusic!! All proceeds to @globals_make_some_noise”.
The tune features 11-year-old Cruz singing the line: “If every day was Christmas and I can’t be with you, underneath the mistletoe, kiss you when nobody knows.”
Sales from ‘If Every Day Was Christmas’ will benefit Global’s Make Some Noise organization – which funds charities across the UK.
The track is produced by Rodney Jerkins, who has worked with icons like Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and, yes, the Spice Girls throughout his career.
Not that everyone is completely happy with the song, as Piers Morgan took the opportunity on Good Morning Britain this morning to drag the poor kid’s efforts into the mud by accusing the Beckhams of ‘pimping Cruz out’, later adding: “I’m trying to protect Cruz Beckham from his fame-hungry parents.”
Cruz’s parents, David and Victoria Beckham, have been showcasing their son’s musical gifts all year long on social media.
When Cruz joined Instagram this week he quickly attracted over 30,000 subscribers in just one hour, which is clear testament to his social media appeal.
Well, at least it’s all for a good cause!
Posted on November 16th, 2016 at 1:01 pm by SBGLA
David Beckham FREAKED out when magician David Blaine spat live frogs out of his mouth as part of a trick on his new show Beyond Magic.
The former pro footballer was left visibly disgusted by the trick and held his head in his hands in disbelief.
In the clip, David Blaine asks Beckham and his son Brooklyn to pick an animal, to which he replies: “A frog”.
Blaine then sews his own mouth shut and afterward spits two live frogs out of his mouth while David records it on his phone.
David then freaks out as he turned to the camera and revealed he thought the trick was Blaine sewing his mouth shut and he’d completely forgotten he’d even mentioned frogs.
Unable to get to grips with the trick, David then holds his head in his hands and walks off in disbelief.
In the footage, David’s wife Victoria Beckham and son Brooklyn can also be seen looking on with a worried face as she watches the trick.
In the new series, David isn’t the only one who gets freaked out as Blaine also shocks Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Drake, Dave Chapelle and many others.
The show will also feature one of Blaine’s most potentially lethal tricks of his career, the bullet catch.
Blaine, 43, first attempted and succeeded at the trick in 2009 and repeated it again at a Las Vegas arena in 2015.
The bullet catch is where a magician catches a bullet fired directly at them, usually in their mouth or their hand.
According to Rolling Stone, Blaine was unable to secure a marksman for the trick last year and had to pull the trigger himself.
Speaking about the trick, he said: “I hope nobody ever continues this and I hope this ends the tradition of the bullet catch.
“I do not recommend this.”
Hmmm… I too am dumbfounded!
Posted on November 10th, 2016 at 8:21 am by SBGLA
Julia Clancey is a British fashion designer based in Los Angeles; her clothes have dazzled the world over in highly publicized shows like London, New York and Dubai Fashion Week. Her creations have been featured in magazines including Vogue and ELLE and Harpers Bazaar.
The petite brunette has spent the last couple of years focusing and developing her sophisticated accessory line. Her attention to detail and love of vintage led to the creation of her latest collection showing at Palm Springs Fashion Week when it debuts in mid-November. This will see Clancey take to the runway with her best friend and longtime muse, model and author – Lady Victoria Hervey.
Swarovski has endorsed the line, and as a brand partner, Julia uses the highest quality of all materials when constructing a new collection. Her upcoming assortment is all hand embroidered and made to order. The pieces are made to be cherished and passed down to generations as timeless statement adornments unlike most garments made in the modern day world of fashion.
Her target market is 25-to 70-year-olds. Representative garments are ballet skirts, baby-doll dresses, chic turbans (which have recently become her trademark), and crystal-encrusted accessories.
Clancey describes her aesthetic as glamorous and fun, and says her clothes are, “Floaty and very feminine based on silk georgettes, chiffons, and satins.”
He first ten years in the fashion industry, she worked in various capacities, including Editor of ‘Large’ magazine and Fashion Editor of ‘Cream’ magazine in Sydney, Australia and by styling for musicians as well as taking on numerous advertising campaigns and creative projects. Over the years, A-list celebrity clients, including Victoria Beckham, Dita Von Teese, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Mischa Barton and Cameron Diaz noticed her work.
Clancey regularly shows her collection during London Fashion Week. Notable press includes garments featured in the pages of Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, ELLE, GQ, FHM, and Tattler. Julia Clancey products are sold in boutiques in England, France, Spain, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Russia. Her primary business is done domestically, in London. The clothing of the 1920s influenced Clancey’s Fall 2007 collection.
This November Julia unveils The Riviera Collection at Palm Springs Fashion Week – Palm Springs. Vibrant magenta’s, pineapple yellow, papaya and watermelon green delightfully clash with a selection of lilac, peach and ice pink sorbets in a luxurious collection of voluminous kaftans, tops, robes, and summer gowns with matching headscarves. Brilliant whites teamed with gold and silver ties. All in cooling cotton silk and cotton satin carefully hand embroidered with gold sequins.
She says, “The inspiration? Very Elizabeth Taylor meets Cleopatra on the French Riviera.” Oo-la-la!
Sean Borg: Welcome! What brings you to Palm Springs?
Julia Clancey: I am going to be showcasing my resort collection Palm Springs Fashion Week and bringing along my brother and his line, Andrew Clancey.
SB: You seem to love Palm Springs you are there a lot.
JC: I fell in love with Palm Springs when I first visited about 6 years ago. I love the architecture, dramatic landscape, and climate. I love the old Hollywood influence and the history of Palm Springs. The rest time I stayed at the Parker I remember wandering around the grounds alone late at night with a martini thinking it should be my home. I adore Melvyn’s too and I am hoping I can squeeze in a visit.
SB: When did you first visit the city?
JC: I think it was about 6 years ago as friends all came from L.A. to stay at Ace for a long weekend.
SB: What sparked your early interest in fashion?
JC: I think I have always had an interest in dressing up and I used to design outfits when I was very young, although my only style guide was the Freeman’s catalogue. It was a progression. It took many years as I had many other jobs first.
SB: What skills are important for a successful career in fashion design?
JC: I am self-taught so never went to college. London is a bit snobby so I was never accepted as did not go to St. Martins, etc. I and the snobby side of fashion very amusing. I mean come on out seam lines are not saving lives. It is a lot of hard work and you need to be incredibly patient and focused.
SB: What made you take fashion more seriously and make a career out of it?
JC: I tend to do what makes me happy and making dresses made me happy. You cannot do it for the money, as the hours you put in are never ending. I was a fashion stylist before too so it really was a natural progression.
SB: How has your work evolved since you began your own label?
JC: There are still signature styles from my first collection that carry through to today. I’ve now had time to really create my signature style. I love dressing up, so I design for the woman that embraces that too. It amuses me when people say they adore my collection but have nowhere to wear it to. You make it happen, you create that situation!
SB: Are there any types of clothing that you avoid wearing or designing?
JC: Dungarees! Although, I do love a good jumpsuit. So, never say never to a Dungaree… However, I would market the designs as jumpsuits, definitely!
SB: What are you fascinated by right now and how does it shape your work?
JC: I am really getting back into doing gowns again. I said I would not go back into it. I am also designing a luxury yacht tender from concept and it is an incredible process. I’m hoping to do more after this one. It is always great to keep learning something new. I’m not sure I will sell may yachts in Palm Springs…but…
SB: What advice would you give to young designers?
JC: Have an understanding of your brand and where you see it. The fashion and retail industry is not in great shape and there is lots of competition, so what sets you apart from everyone else? Do you have rich parents or a sugar daddy? As you may need one…ha-ha
SB: What would you like to achieve before the end of the year?
JC: A few days off and being totally pampered. I am in desperate need of spa days. I would love to cycle through Joshua Tree too. I may be coming back…or not leaving Palm Springs for a while. Ha-ha.
SB: How do you stay up to date with fashion?
JC: I pay no attention to fashion and never have apart from when I was styling. I do not look at what other people are doing.
SB: Who is the most famous person to wear you?
JC: Gosh, well I did some accessories for Madonna’s tour. I dressed her dancers, but still great. Keira Knightly wore a headpiece. Dita Von Teese always looks incredible in any of the pieces. Oh, back in the day even Victoria Beckham. There have been a few and all very special to me for different reasons. The most exciting were when Prince contacted me to buy dresses for one of his artists for the Golden Globes, Grammys, and the Oscars. That was crazy…I was very shattered afterward.
SB: You worked with actress and Vogue cover girl Sienna Miller, how was that?
JC: I worked with her on Bernard Rose’s film, ‘Two Jacks’, and it was incredible. I had been saving this dress for the right person for years and then this lm comes along. I worked with some great actresses on that film and adored scenes with Izabella Miko too as she was thrown up in the air whilst dancing in one of the gowns. I love seeing the dresses coming to life and use a lot of fabric for the movement.
SB: Tell me about the collection at Palm Springs Fashion Week.
JC: It is a resort collection made from silk cotton, cotton, satin, and silk. Hand embroidered. All one size. Very luxe. All ages. I called it the Riviera Collection but we could call it Palm Springs…ha-ha…
SB: What’s next for the Julia Clancey Empire?
JC: Well once the yacht is done maybe private jets, hotels? Ha-ha, who knows? I would love a holiday home in Palm Springs!