Victoria Beckham in New York

Posted on November 16, 2011

Why has Saffron Monsoon suddenly popped into our heads?  But Edina never looked so chic as this and she probably never took Saffy shopping with her at all.

 

Victoria Beckham shopping in NY with her daughter in a dress from her own line and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Daphne Groeneveld

Granted, the likelihood that she didn’t pass this baby off to a nanny or assistant once the cameras were out of range seems exceedingly slim to us, but we’re impressed with her ability to navigate New York City sidewalks in those heels, carrying a baby. It’s like an event in the Style Mommy Olympics or something. Next, flaming hoops in Hermès.

Cute dress, right?

[Photo Credit: WireImage, elle.com]

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  • scottyf

    God, they both look adorable.

    But you know she passed her off. Otherwise she’d be carrying the bag that Daphne Groeneveld is carrying on the runway plus two more.

    • Anonymous

      They look fantastic, love the dress. I still hate those hooker shoes, but they’re at least simple. And you’re right, any parent or caregiver knows that you don’t get far with a baby without a huge bag of supplies. Diapers and liquids and toys and snacks and extra clothes for when baby has an accident, which always happens. I suspect the woman in the background in the top photo is grabbing the sherpa bag. Plus, isn’t it getting chilly in NYC? Someone’s carrying the blanket and hat.

      • Anonymous

        The baby is adorable, the dress is cute, yes, her minion is weighed down with all of the baby gear, still a cute scene, and Vicky Beckham gets to raise her very own baby fashionista!

  • Sara__B

    Aw. How cute are they? (I wouldn’t carry MY baby in such treacherous heels — one stumble is all it takes to send that little sweetie flying — but I suspect that was a photo-op rather than real life.)

    • Rand Ortega

      Posh prolly has a well paid designated catcher just to make sure!

    • Cathy S

      She’s probably so used to walking in heels like that it’s probably not very dangerous. I’d stumble at the first step, but I think she could probably balance two babies and packages from stores without a problem.

      They’re both totally adorable.

    • nancy

      I think Posh was born in heels!

      • Anonymous

        She was on the Ellen show a couple years ago, and she insisted that she has feet like a Barbie doll now (permanently shaped for high heels).  I believe it.  

    • http://orangtunes.blogspot.com BIG MAC

      Well shes worn shoes that high without heels before, and she walked around like it was nothing. So I’m sure she is used to it by now. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000735877950 Sabba Tical

    can’t understand why these women who thinks they are so glamourous, dress so horribly their babies

    • Anonymous

      What do you think the baby should be wearing?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000735877950 Sabba Tical

        no black or grey in babies this is simply horrible, and not this ridiculous ribbon, the baby has no hair. 

        • Anonymous

          Interesting. I think it’s quite cute and would put my 10 month old in a similar outfit.

        • Anonymous

          I  dressed my bald baby in a blue dress and had several people call her a boy. 

          Although I’m sure everyone  knows that Harper is a girl it does put a punctuation mark it.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

          The baby actually has plenty of hair. My mom used to Scotch tape a bow to my head (I’m told) as I was bald till after I was walking.

          • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

            Me, too.  Scotch tape baby here!  We have to start a support group for the horror and trauma… :-)

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

          The baby actually has plenty of hair. My mom used to Scotch tape a bow to my head (I’m told) as I was bald till after I was walking.

        • Anonymous

          …Why no black or grey on babies? I’m sure the baby has plenty of brightly colored stuff to stimulate her (like Posh’s dress!) elsewhere in life. I hate this notion that babies have to be dressed like Teletubbies all the time and everything has to aggressively gender-coded.

        • Anonymous

          Are you being serious?

    • Anonymous

      The outfit is cute, but I HATE tacky headbands on baby girls. Strictly Wal-Mart. 

    • Anonymous

      disagree. the baby looks cute. 

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    “but we’re impressed with her ability to navigate New York City sidewalks in those heels, carrying a baby.”

    I’m not familiar with New York law, but I think that might be considered child endangerment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Is it child endangerment to carry an infant on a city sidewalk in six-inch stilettos? The rich really are different.

  • http://twitter.com/baxterbartley Becky Bartley

    Very cute dress, and am I the only one that loves the hair? I’m so used to seeing her in edgy, dark, short cuts that this long flowy style almost makes her seem, dare I say it, huggable?

    • Anonymous

      I really hope she never goes short (hair) again. it is way to severe for her already sharp face. These flowing locks make her look way younger,too.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621974740 Carolyn Wilson

        She usually has to go back to short hair once the extensions start pulling her hair out.

  • Anonymous

    awww, her baby is so cute and tiny! Love the dress. Can’t believe she could walk with the baby in that getup though. I once fell over holding my baby and I was wearing sneakers. Luckily, mama and baby were OK.

    • Anonymous

       I agree with you but I cringed when I saw the heels, and her carrying the baby. One bobble and no matter what, your hand will go out and baby goes flying.

      cheers

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Kinda nice to see Vicki looking so, um, real for a change.  Normally she is so uberstyled and perfect its as though she has an internal photoshop generator.

    • Anonymous

      K, perchance you’d know where to obtain one of these “internal photoshop generators”? I desperately need one for myself…

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I was thinking seriously of getting myself one, so I’ll order two when I find out who makes them.

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    Awesome dress. The shoes, however, are ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress. You don’t see blue and orange together very often, but they make perfect sense, as they’re opposites on the color wheel.

    Raise your hand if you’re secretly wishing the baby had spit up all over her in front of the cameras.

    • Anonymous

      Raising my hand, as that was my first thought!

    • Anonymous

      Denver Broncos! and I don’t watch football, but it’s difficult for me to see orange and blue any other way, living in Denver.

      • Anonymous

        I’m a Broncos fan and I always see orange and blue as the team colors.

      • http://www.facebook.com/theAccidentalHousewife Leah Elzinga

        Edmonton Oilers!!! lol!

      • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

        Let’s Go Mets!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deborah-Jozayt/100002949685297 Deborah Jozayt

        Florida Gators! The list goes on and on!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688523517 Andrea Lynn Rossillon

      Ah, you can tell you don’t follow SEC sports. Where I live, it’s risky to wear orange and blue together because everyone will necessarily peg you as an Auburn fan–because a lot of them do wear those colors together. What I’m saying is, I see this color combination every day, and I don’t wear it myself as often as I would like, because of the collegiate associations.

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress, loathe the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Note the sensibly dressed assistant grabbing a big-ass bag from the vehicle. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m loving the assistant’s shoes!

  • Anonymous

    The outfit is cute, the baby is cuter. Adorable!

  • Anonymous

    Cute baby. Notice that in every picture she is holding the baby’s hand like they were dancing or something? Maybe to avoid baby clutching and wrinkling mommy’s dress. Oh, I am judgemental and unkind. Yeah, that’s quite a feat to walk much less carrying a baby in those shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/baxterbartley Becky Bartley

      Either that or she was trying to pull out mommy’s new hair

  • Anonymous

    I hate the hair. It looks like a wig. I think edgier, shorter cuts suit her better.

    • Anonymous

      Agree.

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tatiana.lensky Veronika Kaufmann

    back to the old extensions. That’s boring. “Walking the streets of NYC” is a bit of an exaggeration I’d say, seeing as she walks from the car to the boutique. Although even those 15 feet would prove difficult for me in those ‘shoes’ (I think we need to make up a new name for these..how about club boutains?)

  • Anonymous

    Did someone tell long ago that smiles had a lot of calories?

  • Anonymous

    Celebrity photo ops with young kids are often absurd, this one is stupid and dangerous. I cringe.

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress and LOVE the shoes!

    Is that her real hair a wig or a weave?

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Cute dress, but I’ll take Jennifer Garner as a Mommy fashion role model any day… 

  • Anonymous

    I love that dress and it looks amazing on her. Those shoes, though, are ridiculous.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K7VOQSAYZ7H2OBX6LOJNNIBSSE Amanda

    I hope I have a body like that after having kids!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

    Super cute dress.  

  • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

    God, I always just want to hate her but I can’t. She is too fierce. That dress is fantastic on her (especially sans strange leather leggings).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I do have to say, she at least wears her line of clothes. All the time.  I’m not in love with the shoes, just a bit boring, but we know she’s only ever going for height when picking out shoes.  Love her hair.

  • Anonymous

    Hiddy dress. Looks like she’s dressed as a school mascot. And a) shopping with an infant, b) without a stroller or snuggli? Please. No c) diaper bag? The baby wrangler is just out of camera range. Because you can’t go out of the house to shop with a or without b or c. Laughable.

  • Anonymous

    Between this dress and the one that La Longoria was wearing in yesterday’s post, I’m going to have to revise my opinion of Beckham as a vapid non-entity. I like her stuff.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      She did sing kinda decently and made her husband from “another football hottie” to “THE football hottie”.

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress from the front, but I’m real tired of over sized exposed zippers.

  • Anonymous

    Well, it’s a perfectly cute dress and all, but to me it just screams “Da Bearssss!”  Someone else mentioned mascot colors, and I’m afraid she got Chicago just right.

    Love the “Style Mommy Olympics” concept!  And it’s such an apt description of walking around NYC with baby in arms in those ridiculous shoes.  Totally hate them.

  • Anonymous

    Style Mommy Olympics indeed. I cannot conceive of walking around my city – San Francisco – in those shoes. Maybe the pavement is smoother in New York? I fear for her little ankles.

  • Anonymous

    Style Mommy Olympics indeed. I cannot conceive of walking around my city – San Francisco – in those shoes. Maybe the pavement is smoother in New York? I fear for her little ankles.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    Is that a cop in the last photo, or are her handlers armed?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    Is that a cop in the last photo, or are her handlers armed?

  • Tiffaney DeAguero

    I can’t help it, but every time I see her my first thought is: Aww, Vickie is hugging her Betsy Wetsy dolly for dear life. Oh wait — that’s a real kid.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Her hair looks great!

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    I covet the hell out of that dress.

  • Anonymous

    Boo.  Where’s her diaper bag?  Where’s her stroller?  Her baggie of Cheerios?  Bullshit.  And I HATE that dress.  She looks like she’s wearing Garanimals for Kids by Sears.  Orange and Navy were colors worn in the 1970s and my eyes are still watering from being forced to wear that combo.   Those shoes are ridiculous.  I love them but there is no way in HELL that any full time mother can wear those shoes around New York with a baby for more than, and I mean this, four minutes.   I’m surprised she just doesn’t carry one of those creepy “Baby Alive” babies (e.g. www.reborn-baby.com) and just be done with it.

    HATE.

  • Anonymous

    Cute dress, but this is one of the rare occasions where I say she doesn’t have enough hips for this. Adding in the shoes is making her proportions look really weird to me. I like all these things, and I like her, but she looks sort of like a grasshopper to me. A grasshopper with excellent taste.

  • Anonymous

    Love the baby, loathe the mom.  How contrived is this picture? 

  • MilaXX

    Cute dress and OMG really cute baby. I didn’t realize she was so big now, but it has been a few months.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rachel-Parkin/5301710 Rachel Parkin

    Not a fan of the shoes, she looks like she actually has to counterbalance them, or like someone who doesn’t know how to walk in heels.  I know that’s not always the case, so I have to conclude it’s just the shoe.  Heels should make one look graceful, not clumpy.

  • Anonymous

    Very cute dress, I love her clothing line.

  • Anonymous

    Cute dress for sure, though only for women with no hips or booty.  Alas, the rest of us pear-shaped gals can’t pull it off.  The shoes, tho’, ugh.  I love the interior red stripe on the front of the heel, but they need to be about 4 inches smaller.  Yikes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63FW2Y5BWUARL7PJGWK54TUDGE Carrieanno

    Oh please.  Yes, she looks fantastic and the baby’s adorable.  When she’s: fed, cleaned, changed and dressed the baby with no help; showered, hair, makeup, gotten dressed (in the meantime, the baby’s needed her attention a half dozen times), packed up the baby’s stuff, grabbed her purse, buckled the baby in her car seat, made sure the stroller’s in the back of the car, driven to her destination, parked, unloaded stroller, baby, etc., etc., and maneuvered it all by herself . . .  then she gets an ovation.

  • Anonymous

    Well Victoria has raised three boys ahead of Harper (with or without childcare assistance, she has been to the baby-carrying rodeo before) and I haven’t heard of her sending one flying yet. I believe her hair may also be real, as she has been making fewer public appearances for at least a year or two and hair does grow. You’ll also get that kind of post-baby body if you start skinny in the first place and then only eat raw fish, vegetables and fruit for months/years on end, as she says she does. I don’t love her, but likewise, I’ve got no problem with her.

    We all know she has assistants and probably nannies, all probably riding with her in the SUV-limousine. Why the hate that she’s not actually carrying her own diaper bag and pushing a stroller? If she was, would you hate her less? No. You’d say THAT was staged for the cameras too.
    Our beloved Laura Bennett wears heels everywhere she goes, too, and she has half a dozen children, and in Manhattan to boot. She made a point of discussing it in her book — if you wear them *all the time* then you get used to doing everything in them.  LB also says she never wears jeans or sweats, except sometimes borrowing her husband’s clothes when they are out in the country. VB is probably similar.

    I think she is a meticulous control freak about her highly polished image, but I’ve never thought of her as “fake” – I think this is genuinely who she is and how she is, even at home (if likely to a lesser degree). It’s just different from the vast majority of we ordinary humans, who want to be comfy whenever we can. Similarly in the cases of Dita Von Teese and SWINTON; they just are not casual-dress people.

    And the dress is cute, but nothing I covet. The shoes are a bit silly, but not absurd, and clearly her signature, so therefore harmless. 

    • Anonymous

      and who among us, if we had her money, would not want a small army of nannies and assistants riding in our limo?  to go shopping?  i know i would.  and like her, i would still carry my beautiful baby.  of course she looks totally chic, and she’s almost smiling.  she finally got her girl and you can tell she’s in love.  i remember that feeling so well, and i am sincerely happy for her.  when i finally got my girl, after years and years of infertility, i dressed her up in pink ruffles and loved every minute of it.

      • Anonymous

        Damn straight I’d hire a flotilla of helpers if I’d had her money.  I wouldn’t just abandon the kids to them wholesale, but I sure would never have maneuvered toddler, infant, stroller, diaper bag, purse, toddler’s backpack & a totebag on & off of a city bus unaided if I had had a choice.

        And I like to think it (having a ton of help) would have made me a calmer, more even-tempered parent, though that might be delusional.

  • Lori

    Why do people find it so hard to believe that a celeb would actually want to carry her own child for the joy of it, and let the help carry the pounds of inanimate crap? 

    • Anonymous

      Maybe because of the likelihood of her tripping in those stupid shoes and dropping the baby ? ? ?  

  • Anonymous

    I love that dress. That colour combination is so visually pleasing and the silhouette is perfect. I haven’t seen much of her collections but is this sort of updated-Twiggy thing normal for her designs? 

  • Anonymous

    Very cute dress, I love it.  and I lke her hair long and loose like this.  But seriously, isn’t it rather dangerous to carry a baby in those shoes?  Like driving your SVU with the babay on your lap?  (Yes, Britney, I am referencing you!)

  • Anonymous

    Eddie, EDDIE – What are you wearing?
    It’s Lacroix…
    It’s
    fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    Cute dress. Adorable baby. I’m sure she’s adept enough in heels to not send her baby flying. 

  • Judy_J

    I’m amazed that she can walk in those heels and carry a baby at the same time.

  • Anonymous

    Like the dress very much. Hate the clop, clop, clop shoes. She looks like she’s got weights on her feet.

  • Anonymous

    supercute dress, but i especially love the orange tote that the model is sporting.

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress. Her best accessory is that adorable creature on her hip. So cute! And she’s not in pink ruffles, yay.

  • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com skadi1

    I was in Seattle at the same time as the Beckhams (MLS championship), and went to Pike Place Market shortly after they were there.  The shop owners were all super impressed that Posh both came to the market dressed down with her kids, and DIDN’T have entourage.  Apparently, she was also super nice.  Who knew?

  • Anonymous

    I love the dress, but beyond being ridiculous for walking/carrying baby, those shoes are just plain unattractive.

  • Anonymous

    JESUS, Vicki, don’t drop the baby!

  • Anonymous

    I’m a little surprised that so many minions are bemoaning that this is a clearly staged photo-op.  Of course it is!  Happens every day.  Publicist in text to preferred photographers:  Hey paparazzi, Posh is going to go shopping at XX:00 and she will have her young daughter with her.  

    So who cares?  I think the dress is great on her and shoes are also super.  Baby is cute and who cares what baby is wearing, anyway?  Babies!  Cuteness!

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    Gah, forgive me, I can’t help it, I just love Victoria Beckham. I’m always amazed how she can be so ridiculous and yet so fabulous at the same time.

    And props to her for the clothing and accessories lines, which could easily have been some tacky ass vanity dilettante shit. Even though there’s nothing really new or revolutionary, her items are always chic and eye-catching.

  • Anonymous

    As someone who lives by the VB mantra of living in heels, I can say that
    I get both kids, myself, and all the accessories in the car and out of
    the house while wearing 3-5 inch heels.  I didn’t live my life in flats
    before becoming a mother, and I don’t plan on doing it after.  I just
    don’t agree with the “Woe is Mom” mentality many women take as a defense
    when someone manages to look put together in public.  If you choose not
    to do it, fine, but don’t put someone down because they put make up on
    this morning.

    I don’t see much in this picture that I consider abnormal, right down
    the bow on the baby’s head.  If there’s no bow, people call your baby a
    boy, no matter what color she’s wearing.  I do wish I had the additional
    help lugging that double stroller out of the trunk.  That would be
    great.

    • Anonymous

      As someone who lives by the mantra of not wanting to ruin my feet or my back by wearing 3-5inch heels, you’re welcome to it.  Just because someone wears cute flats instead of heels doesn’t mean they don’t look put together, wear make-up, or strive to be stylish on a daily basis.  

      • Anonymous

        Like I said, you can choose to wear flats. I’m not advocating against them. My issue is with women that claim they can’t look put together, or put on make up, or take a shower, etc. because they are constantly taking care of their children. They then proceed to put down the mom that managed to do it. Seen a couple of examples of it in this thread.

  • Nora Mulllin

    The dress is fabulous. My daughter is about the same age as hers, though, and I would kill myself (and probably her) carrying her in shoes like that.

  • Anonymous

    Sexy Mommy! That kid is her best accessory yet.

  • margaret meyers

    Remember that scene in Glengarry/Glenross when the guys are on a balcony, full of coke and arguing and passing a baby around?  I want to put the baby in a safety harness and helmet.

  • Anonymous

    If all of us weren’t so sure about her immediately handing that gorgeous baby off to a nanny, she should be admonished for carrying her so unsafely in those ridiculous heels. I mean, really — you hit a little rut in the street and the kid’s on the pavement. OH VANITY.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s because she was always my favorite Spice Girl (I know! WHAT? WHY?), but i like her. I heard her say once that she doesn’t like smiling in pictures because the photos come out loooking goofy (she has a somewhat “weird” smile, if there is such a thing), but she seems really nice and funny in interviews. 

    AND…I really like what she is wearing! 

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Cute dress, cute kid, and VERY impressed at her ability to walk in those heels with a baby in her arms. Also in her faith in her ability to do so… I’d be terrified I’d hurt my kid. Of course, I’d never be crazy enough to wear such crazy heels in the first place…

  • Anonymous

    Suri who?

  • Chessa M

    I don’t like babies.  And I feel we can spot our own (the baby haters)…but I totally don’t get that from her.  I think she puts in the work.  And that baby girl…THAT. BABY. GIRL…is her life right now.   Bitch knows what she’s doing with fashion and she loves that baby.  I love her, I love her dresses, and her fucking shoe choices are just PERFECT (to me).   I am forevs in love with this skinny bitch.  If I had a skinny bitch soul mate…it’s a fucking former spice girl.  Who’d have thought, right? 

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I am naive, but I really believe that Posh and Becks are genuinely hands-on with their kids.  I know they have staff like the person somewhere off-camera carrying extra nappies and wipes,  but they always seem so comfortably affectionate with their children.  It’s lovely.

  • Anonymous

    think victoria ever gets baby spit up on her couture>

  • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

    Dress and baby: gorgeous. Shoes: ridic

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    Props to her for not putting shoes on her daughter…nothing makes me crazier than seeing hard shoes on infants that can’t even walk yet. 

  • Anonymous

    Love it. Love the colours and love the orange bag.

  • Anonymous

    Enough with Louboutin shoes already…they are starting to a bit cliche….they also scream Nouveau Riche

    • Anonymous

      On the other hand, maybe I should paint the bottoms of all my worn out old shoes red?……impress the hell out of everybody at the local mall…and I’m male!

  • Anonymous

    Awww what a cute baby.

  • Anonymous

    Super cute baby and super cute dress.  Though the runway model has the most awkward grip on that orange bag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462762652 Tara Benchina Calise

    Very cute. The dress and the baby are incredibly cute.

    • Marie Drucker

      Ditto! Baby is super cute.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Totally adorable.

  • Allison Woods

    Love the dress, hate the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Decent dress. Frankenstein’s monster shoes.

  • http://www.lindamerrill.com Linda Merrill

    That baby has more pudge in her cheeks than VB has on her entire body. Baby is adorable. VB looks great – love the dress -, but those shoes are totally ridic.

  • Anonymous

    For a moment I forgot and thought you guys were telling me her name (the baby) was Saffron Monsoon. Which would be AWESOME!

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Ok I know I am way behind but….that dress is frickin’ awesome and those shoes I am done with. Can we be done with them now? They’re cliched…and ugly…and clunky…and an affront to women everywhere because you can’t wear those shoes unless someone is driving you around. They’re ridiculous. They ruin the chic little dress.

  • http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/ Vic

    Love how she loves her children. That dress is to die for.