Victoria Beckham for Harper’s Bazaar China

Posted on April 06, 2012

Vicki Posh works some truly amazing styling on the cover of  the latest Harper’s Bazaar China:

 

 

Victoria Beckham featured in the May 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar China photographed by Chen Man.

 


 

We got nothing. We’re speechless. These pictures are gorgeous.

And man, her lobes must’ve been stretched down to her neck if those are earrings in the first pic.

 

[Photo Credit: Chen Man for Harper's Bazaar China via thefashionspot.com]

 

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

    I always thought if she got the required height, she would be on those runways and slay back and forth

  • terpsichory

    CAN’T! HANDLE! THE! FIERCE! *dead*

    • JosephLamour

      American magazines should really take effing note. THIS is what a magazine cover should look like.

      • AthenaJ

         Exactly!! I get so sick of the ‘I’m a little sex-bunny’ covers. Give me the ‘I am fierce and scary as shit (with a hint of sexy) cover!

      • ballerinawithagun

        Yes!

    • Jill_3

       Goddess.

  • http://twitter.com/MsAfroCAN Ms JJ

    Stunning, though the photoshop is a bit excessive. Love the eyebrows and the dragon atop her head. The fiery hair works really well. Nice to see her looking more ‘adventurous’.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=685365712 Melissa Ahner

      I thought the same thing about the photoshopping.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        I haven’t seen that much obvious contouring since the last “Oprah” cover.

    • drdirection

      Yeah, that really isn’t her jaw line or chin, is it

      • NCDFan

        Looked up several pictures including casual shots. I think it is her jawline and chin. The smoothness of the skin can also be due to makeup too. I’ve seen some pretty dramatic skin effects recently on youtube.

  • http://promiscuouslola.blogspot.com/ Cate

    Aaaaand, this is why she is my style icon.
    sheer fabulousness.

  • sockandaphone

    just. WOW.

    • Melvis Velour

      Amen!  Now THIS is glamour!

  • out for a walk

    FIERCE indeed. I totally (and often think inexplicably) love her… so it’s nice for it to become a little more explicable.

    • buildmeatower

       This. So much this. If there’s an opposite of the Irrational Celebrity Hate List, then Vicky is at the top of mine. Wonderful to see that my love is not for nothing.

  • poggi

    She had a freaking dragon on her head, but you still notice HER. She is really good in these.

  • NC_Meg

    They’re all stunning but that last one is my favorite. Wow.

  • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    AMAZEBALLS. She is fucking fierce as shit.

  • terpsichory

    And can someone please tell me how she managed to make all these angles look so soft?

    I mean… those are the eyes of a Dickin’s orphan … does not compute!

  • deliadee

    She looks amazing.  The shot with the dragon on her head and her hair blowing forward looks like a tattoo come to life.

  • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

    They really are. I wish we could see the dress in the last picture. I love the color combination.

  • Lisa

    These are really, really cool!  She looks great, the photography is fabulous, and the colors are gorgeous.

  • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

    Oh you’d be surprised. I have ears half so long and covered in heavy chains, but once they reach your shoulder, it takes off a surprising amount of weight.  I’m willing to bet t ones sh’s wearing are tin too.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Plus they may actually be looped over the top of her ears rather than hanging from her lobes. Tribal-style bellydancers do that sometimes to ease the weight.

      • suz72350

        I’ve been belly dancing for five years and I gasped at the  fab tribal earrings in picture #1. Wow! The earrings are probably held up with a chain. The chain hooks onto the front of the earring, and then over the ear. Then it can either be hooked to the hair or to the back of the earring.  Check out “kashmiri jhumka” on e-bay for some sparkly Bollywood versions.  

    • Melvis Velour

      They might actually be attached to the headpiece – I saw some displays of traditional ones and they all included various dangly ornaments as part of the look. 

  • TieDye64

    Wow, these really are amazing. Fierce!

  • formerlyAnon

    She looks amazing. Hair and makeup are great. I’m not *quite* as impressed with her as I would have been ten years ago when I only occasionally thought about Photoshop and magazine covers at the same time. But, still impressed with her and “the team,” whoever they are, deserve kudos.

  • granddelusion

    OMG! She’s almost smiling!

    • Joanna Schuth

       What I noticed too! It’s got a lovely, luminous effect on her.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    She’s a beautiful woman but she’s going to be a hunchback by the time she’s 60. 

  • kimmeister

    I’ve never seen her look so . . . eyebrow-y before.

    LOVE the ring and the nail treatment in the last shot.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QK7O6OXEX3AYERJWQUXBSVCTY Candy Kane

      Frieda Kahlo fierceness?

    • alyce1213

      The nails are like a reverse French mani, in negative.  I don’t always love black nails, but these are great.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

        It’s a variation on a 40s style, I believe, to leave the half moons white. Dita von Teese does it sometimes. In the 30s and 40s they often left the tips unpainted as well.

  • Terri Smith

    Snaps up, indeed!

  • LJoRey

    I like her sharp angles, but when I move back from the first one all I can see is a space alien.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    It looks like those earrings are hollow silver beads, so they probably aren’t as heavy as they look.

    • alyce1213

      They’re SO big, I was thinking hollow aluminum, aged like silver.  It’s also possible they’re hooked behind her ears, not through the lobes.

  • marilyn

    She just looks mean.  But, I suppose that is the idea.

  • drdirection

    God, I so want to dislike her.  I just can’t though.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    fyi, if it helps: i’ve spent a lot of time in 5″ – maybe 7″ long afghani earrings. they dont really hurt & they dont even stretch yr earlobes. you just get used to them. you do feel them but, compared to heels, eh feh, theyre nothing.

    otoh, i really like her makeup here. i didnt like the eyebrows at first but, on repeated viewings, they have grown on me [if not in the exact same way they have grown on her].

    edited to add:
    ps. if they are earrings, does anyone know where to get them?

    • MilaXX

       I would love to rock those, but only if they are hollow

  • MilaXX

    LOVE these pictures! She looks really pretty here. The last shot is gorge and I covet that ring.

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

      Love that ring, too!  I’m feeling a need to shop.  Now if that lotto ticket had just won…

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I LOVE YOU FOREVER POSH SPICE!!!!!

  • guest2visits

    Wow. Looks like she’s cast herself in the next epic sci-fi.

  • Linderella

    Wait, what?  She’s almost…smiling in the third picture.  Unheard of.
    Now if she were both smiling and eating, I would just have a stroke.

  • a_liking

    those EYEBROWS! I love them!!

  • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

    She’s so pretty when she smiles a little bit too – she doesn’t have to be all scowly-face all the time.

    • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

      She’s actually really warm and funny in person – I wish she would show that side of herself off more often.

  • poketom

    LOVE the dragon hat. So very Targaryen chic. 

  • Nonnah

    Love that ring in the third pic.

  • Cortney Dean

    Fierce as shit. I love Vicki. Always have, always will.

  • Spicytomato1

    Amazing. I think she looks prettiest in the second one although I love the composition of the third one. 

    Side note: at first glance at the thumbnail I thought it was J Lo.

  • quiltrx

    Those are pretty fabulous.  It would be nice if American magazines were imaginative in styling more often.  “I look fresh and pretty and really Photoshopped” is getting old.  Exotic is better!

  • Derek_anny

    Les Miserables

    Now you can’t unsee it.  *evil laugh*

  • snarkykitten

    Why Mrs B, is that a faint smile you’re sporting on the last cover? See how much better you look? No? fine, back to sour pussing

  • TomBord

    GURL!……..thats not your face. 

  • fashionablylate

    LOOOOOOOVE!

  • prettybigkitty

    She looks a little Emily Bluntish in the first picture.

  • rowsella

    Holy CGI.

  • cleep1000

    The bottom two are pretty. The first one, facing straight on, is bugging me. The eyebrows look okay in the other shots, but here they are distracting. I know I’m in the minority!

  • Dani Colman

    I am in love with her eye makeup.

    • bellafigura1

      I hate the lipcolor. 

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    Do you think the blossom branches in the last picture are photoshopped in, or are they actual jewellery/hair doodads? And if actual hair doodads where might I get some?

  • Call me Bee

    Freakin’ scary. I’m afraid to look at her…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=847525391 Barbara Lee Woodruff

    Wow, when you see her with some other expression other than scowling, you can see that she really is a beautiful woman. I give major props to the photographer for getting her to change her default mouth position. Love, love, love the styling, too.

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

    Wait…..is that a crack at a smile in that last shot?  Now I’m not even convinced it’s Vicki.  But damn, she is working the shit out of the camera.  

  • Martha Anderson

    I believe the earrings are actually a traditional headpiece ornament

    The eyes and eyebrows alone are stunning  If they had published only that, you would have walked over to the magazine and grabbed it to see more

  • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

    I love her even more than in her Spice Girl days. She takes flawless photos.

  • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

    Yaaaaaaaaasss, Posh!!!!

  • SapphoPoet

    Wow. Very commanding. She really takes charge of that camera, doesn’t she?

  • msdamselfly

    I find her revolting

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  • http://twitter.com/Wint3rhart Winterhart

    Love the ring in the last shot.  Gorgeous!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Those are gorgeous photos-I especially like the second one.  I have to give Posh credit-she’s definitely giving good face!

  • Louise Bryan

    First cover, I believe the danglies are extensions of the headdress. I hope, anyway….

  • kingderella

    her face looks beautiful, but i dont like the red hair. and i was always a supporter of rhiannas ronald mcdonald look. but here its just not working for me.

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

    I’m jumping in with my praise. Who would have thought 15 years ago that we would give a hoot about an ex-Spice Girl? But she has exquisite taste, I love her clothes and these pictures are amazing. I agree with the others who suggest that the American cover shots have become so snooze-tastic. This is what would grab me at the check-out stand.

  • OneTwoThreeFashion

    AWESOME! gorgeous colors too!

  • alyce1213

    Stunning shots.  
    I was never a Spice Girls enthusiast, but I admire her move into fashion and think she’s doing pretty well for herself.

  • lundibleu

    The second and third pics, you can still see it’s Vicky B, but in the first one? Nope, I don’t see it at all. I really do like the second and third though, she’s been styled (and photoshopped) to look like a living personification of some traditional Chinese and Japanese art. 

  • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

    Oh my good Lord. I am GAGGING. I have always loved her, but she’s looking fiercer than ever in these photos. Who knew she could pull off red?

  • LambeeBaby

    Stunning perfection.

  • PeaceBang

    Gorgeous images, but I can’t really credit Ms. Beckham with “giving good face” or the make-up artist for great eye make-up and such. These images seem graphically produced to such an extent that they’re basically a representation of Posh rather than an actual photo of her. I think the effects are cool, but much of this “owning the camera” talk is silly, given how much some graphic designer added the fire and intensity into her expression for her.

  • mozzer0906

    Pure perfection.  

  • Sunshine16

    The second & third pics really stopped me, I didn’t know she could look so soft & pretty.  Gorgeous!

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Fabulous. I really love the makeup.

  • RebeccaKW

    These shots are gorgeous.  The cover shot doesn’t really look like her though.  Maybe it’s the angle..?  Beautiful woman, just doesn’t look like her.  

  • eclare

    Wow….fierce but also soft and vulnerable.  Didn’t know she had it in her. 

  • Beth G

    Holy cow on the eyebrow… that’s not gonna be a thing, right?  Cause only my husband can make his eyebrows do that kind of thing (actually… he doesn’t MAKE them do that… they just sort of end up that way)

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

    Damn, she looks GOOD. I am more in love with that gold shadow/line than I care to admit…

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

    With that degree of photo manipulation, any one of us could look as fierce.  I’d be more impressed, if she didn’t look as if a graphic novelist had drawn her on PhotoShop.