Victoria Beckham in NYC

Posted on February 15, 2013

Perhaps it’s not surprising that no one wears Vicki B as well as Vicki B herself.


Victoria Beckham goes on a shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York and Prada in New York City.

Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Kati Nescher

It’s Fashion Week, you’re in New York, and you know the photographers are going to follow you around. What do you do? Why, if you’re Vicki, you put together a chic, simple and (relatively) practical (hey, those are practically kitten heels to Vicki Posh) look, featuring one of your own creations prominently; a look that practically screams “I’m in New York for Fashion Week” in all its seriousness. We think she looks great.


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  • j_am

    Once you’ve seen photos of this poor woman’s bunions, you can’t ever see a picture of her in heels without thinking of them. She looks amazing, though. 

    • mmgk

      Why did I have to google that?  If I could only go back to 5 minutes ago.

      • kimmeister

        Thanks for the warning not to do it!

      • Louise Bryan

        Oh, I had to look; professional curiosity, and all.  Perhaps those bunions explain why she always looks intense.  She has to concentrate to deal with the pain.

      • I looked, despite your warning. *scrubs eyes*

      • Alyssa

        Why does your warning only make me want to do it even more?

    • Rand Ortega

      That’s 1 way to have a nap in the middle of the day. *shudders*

    • YoungSally

      The bunions help explain that wonky back ankle in the first photo….the bones in her big toe are out of alignment….so she’s walking on her four small toes.

    • Ah damn, I just did it, too. But it is a cautionary tale!

    • judybrowni

      My grandma had bunions, but I’m of the Baby Boomer generation who hasn’t spent major time in killer heels.

      Okay, some platforms in the ’70s, and some high heels in the 80’s-90s (low by today’s standard, and not at all if they were painful.) But I just said fuck it to 4, 5 and 6 inch heels.

      I don’t get the “Little Mermaid” act of walking on knives for love.

      So I’m a grandma age — 62 — without bunions.

      Victoria, honey, you’re a designer, start the fucking trend back to reasonable heels, design ’em yourself.

      No wonder she has the fucking puss on her face, the poor girl’s in pain (and she could use a sandwich.)

      • OrigamiRose

        I don’t get the “Little Mermaid” act of walking on knives for love.

        I do it for myself.  I feel more confident and more poised – and my look more complete – pulled together in heels.  It is also much more comfortable for me to be in heels than flats; at this point, I’m more likely to trip and fall in my bare feet at home than on an icy sidewalk in 5″ stacked pumps.  

        The part where the right pair makes a statement and turns heads is just icing on the cake.

      • MilaXX

         Yeah I did 4 & 5 inches in my teens and 20’s, but now stick to 3 inches and under. I am not stuck on size numbers so I will go up a size if need be and lots of cute shoes come in wide widths now. Also, it seems like kitten heels are making a comeback, so you can be comfortable in a low heel. So 49, and no corns or bunions.

      • Or if you’re not willing to go with the lower heel, at least design shoes that are wider and can accommodate your bunions. Failing that, bunion-ectomy. My right foot is so much better since I had mine (though my bunions are due to ballet and not pointy high heels) and I can now occasionally wear a 4-5 inch heel.

        Funnily enough, I now suffer from posterior tibialis tendonitis and the best thing for it is to wear high heels because it effectively splints the foot and stretches my tendons. Go figure.

        • Jecca2244

           do they have to break your foot to fit the bunion? That’s what i thought. My dad has bad bunions from standing at work all the time and it seem like a pretty crazy recovery.

        • judybrowni

          Yes, my tendons were shortened when I wore heels, and they were more comfortable than flats, because of it. But now that I do mostly flats (and rare 2 1/2 heels)  those are more comfortable.
          I still have a scar on my knee from falling off platforms, but frankly at 62 I’m not going to bother breaking a hip from 5 inches up.

        • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

          My best friend is a ballet dancer and now ballet mistress.  She also says that high heels help her tendons.  And here I just thought it was because she was used to being en pointe!  We are in our 40’s.  She once kicked off her sandals and went up on her toes in her bare feet.  On my concrete patio.  She said “it’s all in the hips, baby!”  You ballet people are amazing.

      • miagain

        I’m a baby-boomer that never wore stupid shoes… but I have developed a bunion on one foot, and I fear one is developing on my other foot as well.  damn
        Bunions are often hereditary… and they sure can take the joy out of a pretty pair of shoes!

    • LaylaSV

       Is she wearing her shoes on the wrong feet?

    • VicksieDo

      At least she’s not utterly perfect. YAY

  • gabbilevy

    That coat is yummy. Nicely done, Vicky.

  • Stubenville

    She looks comfortable and stylish, but perhaps a tad underdressed for fashion week. 

    • I wouldn’t say underdressed. The thing is that for her fashion week is about working. The ‘street style’ stars give a really false impression of fashion week. They aren’t running around trying to manage the billion things that go with presenting, marketing and selling a collection. 

  • Her pinkie toes are squash/popping out of the side of her shoes.  She looks good though!

  • imperfectlaura

    Fierce. I don’t have a ton of thoughts about it, but I do appreciate the pop of print with the shoes.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Vicki Posh, you make me vow to never wear frumpy clothes again.  A vow I continually break, but that’s not the point.  

  • blogless

    Does she have a diamond on/in her lip? (Bottom two photos.)

    I’m not crazy about the epaulets.

    • kimmeister

      I was trying to figure that out too, since nothing is there in the middle photos. I think it’s just mega shiny gloss and an unfortunate reflection.

  • I’m questioning why she has her hand shoved into her pocket at such an angle. She looks like she’s trying, not very successfully, to scratch her crotchal region.

    Other than that (and her poor, squashed feet), though, she looks great. 

    • Thank you.  I was going to mention, what is up with her hand in the pocket?!?

    •  I thought the exact same thing, especially in the first photo it looks like she has her hand shoved in her pants for a scratch, and also she looks oddly bowlegged.

    • MK03

      I’m guessing the pockets are too small to fit a whole hand.

    • I think she’s cold. She didn’t include any fierce winter accessories. 

      • My favorite fierce winter accessory is body fat. Goes with everything!

        • lol, I did notice that I am considerably colder after loosing 40 pounds

    • I thought she looked like she was trying to shoplift something.

    • She is so thin that what constitutes “just putting your hand in your front pocket” for the rest of us, for her = a crotchal deep dive.  That’s the result when your hips only measure 8 inches across.

  • Sobaika

    And THIS is how it’s done. I love me some Posh.

    • CPK1

       me too. She looks fab.

  • mom2ab

    I am in love with that coat- I might even be willing to sell a kidney to get one.

  • ccinnc

    Want those jeans.

  • She _does_ look great.

  • kolokOlchik

    What a chic outfit.  The coat is gorgeous!

  • mjude

    love the look & LOVE the coat. 

  • lundibleu

    She does look great… except for that bit where her toes are so very nearly escaping from her shoes. That really doesn’t look comfortable.

  • nannypoo

    Natural bitchface. She doesn’t have even have to try.

    • M

      Why does she always look so sour & nasty?  I don’t get it.  She was a member of a hugely successful iconic girl band,  married a totally hot guy & had beautiful children with him, created a brilliant second career with her own fabulously successful designer clothing line, is a gazillionaire, thin, pretty… All that, and yet, I’ve never seen a photo where she wasn’t all snarky-looking, miserable and dead-eyed.  She doesn’t seem to be enjoying the abundance at all.  I almost feel sorry for her.    

      • sweetestsith

         My money is on a combination of natural “sour” face (I hate the term, some people just don’t have an auto-smile/happy face switch! It doesn’t actually mean they’re grumpy/awful people), and celeb level concern about smile lines making her look “old”.

        But I don’t actually have a clue, and really shouldn’t be placing bets. Ah well, she looks freaking fabulous. Lurv the coat, and I enjoy her styling most of the time.

      • Melissa Brogan

         She’s talked about it in the past, and basically made fun of herself in the documentary about her coming to America. Her neutral face, like many others’, happens to look this way.

        Plus, as others have mentioned, she’s probably in agony with those bunions.

      • Verascity

         I think that’s just her face, honestly.

      • Mistie Holler

        She’s said before that she doesn’t like her smile.

        • watchmeboogie

          She’s not the one who has to look at it!

        • M

          It’s not just the smile, it’s the eyes.  Dead.  Even when she’s holding her baby.  Makes no sense to me.

          • Mistie Holler

            To be honest I do wish someone would pin her down and feed her some pastries. I used to virtually starve myself (I didn’t mean to, I was just really, really busy and living in a country that had completely shitty food). At the time I thought I was OK but I know now that I wasn’t because when I think about living like that again, I almost feel physical pain at the thought of it. Vicky B might be like that. I hope it’s all just an image and she isn’t actually missing out on all the important things in her life.

  • Judy_J

    I was going to say those shoes are like flats for her, right?  She does look great.

  • MoHub

    Shoes like that and what they did to my mother’s feet in the ’50s and early ’60s is why I wear only oval-toe flats.

    • MilaXX

      The shoe they make now are structured so you don’t have to squeeze for foot into that pointy toe box.

  • kschwarting

    That is a killer coat…and perhaps one of the very few pieces I’ve seen from her line that could be worn by mere mortals.

  • Sara__B

    I think she looks great, too. I’m always a sucker for any combination of great coat, great jeans, great shirt, and this features all three.

  • Call me Bee

    Very chic.  Love the copper colored blouse with all the black.  But of course, would Posh be anything other than chic?  She’d never let herself. 

  • hughman

    The reflection on her SUPER GLOSS lipstick led me to believe she had a lip ring. Which.. yikes. 

  • BrooklynBomber

    Geez, the clothes are great, but she looks like she’s being run out of town. The villagers should be holding torches.

    • boweryboy

      Oooo….good call!

      If someone could PhotoShop torches on the people in the background it would be perfect.

      • BrooklynBomber

        They need thought bubbles, too.

        Man at door: “Don’t touch me don’t touch me don’t touch me!”Woman w/ camera: “Future blackmail”
        Woman w/ bangs: “Leave, whore!”
        Man w/ sunglass: “At last. My plan has succeeded.” 
        Tall man w/ glasses: “And to think I once lusted for her!”Man w/ green & black jacket: “What a pity.”Bent over woman: “P’tooey!”

    • calimon

      “Please, photograph me! But, I don’t want all you people looking at me!

  • imspinningaround

    She is the BAWSE.

  • MilaXX

    Love a lady star who has mastered the art of the faux gal around town outfit and/or bag sell.

  • Lilithcat

    no one wears Vicki B as well as Vicki B herself.

    I cannot agree.  That coat looks way better on the model.  The belt and funnel collar make the look.  Without them, it’s just another black coat.

  • Love it. I want those shoes. And the coat. And the clutch…

  • leftcoastpickle

    She always looks great, I hate her.

  • pulpytomato

    She always looks great in her own clothes. But few women are pencils.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Impeccable!  And in jeans and a wool coat – it’s the simplicity, but it’s also how chic she is in the way she puts everything together.

  • boweryboy

    She and her perpetual pout annoys me to no end.

    I will, however, give credit where credit is due.  She looks fabulous. 

    You work that chic and casual look girlfriend.

  • quiltrx

    Very chic.  But…for one, the hands look like she’s scratching her cooch with one and trying to cover up with the big envelope bag in the other.  And, do you have to look at the ground like you don’t want people to notice you?  Don’t be disingenuous.

    • sweetestsith

       She looks torn between FREEZING and an intense desire to show off the *perfect* copper blouse that brings her whole outfit together… Which results in a bit of silly. 😛

  • kathrineb

    Wow. She looks amazing. I think this is a personal best for her.

  • I’m definitely a skeptic when it comes to the role she plays in her clothing lines, but she’s figured out the dressed-up/down thing well. I loved the other look from earlier in the week of a baseball tee, tailored pants, a half fur tailored coat and same leopard pumps. Brava, gurl.

  • jw_ny

    5th picture down (2nd last)…haha!  Being a celeb and having the masses gawk as you parade past them is one thing (I know they secretly love it…bitch face is usually just an air ;))…having someone stick their face a foot away from your mid section to check out the detailing…oh yeah, that’d bring on a real bitch face. 

    • The looks on those people’s faces is priceless. 

    • alyce1213

      Maybe she’s bowing . . .

      • jw_ny

         haha!  …that or curtseying to her ladyship. 

  • Puckndc

    she needs a good meal..

  • alyce1213

    She has such cool, understated style that makes an impact, but quietly.  
    You’ve got to hand it to her for being well turned out whenever she goes out.
    I covet the coat and clutch.
    The guy in the black and green jacket has no idea who she is.

  • Scott Isaacs

    I can’t with this one. Would it seriously kill her to smile?

    OUT. Forevermore.

  • watchmeboogie

    Jesus, she always looks miserable and hungry.

  • Jecca2244

    In my mind this is kind of the look I always want to pull together. or at least on casual fridays. 

  • oekmama

    This series of pics looks like: Vicki B thought she could make it to the car without having to go back for her gloves. ‘I’ll just stick one hand in my pocket, it’s not soooo cold.’ Unfortunately, she made her plans without taking that front step into consideration. She stepped down wrong (note her lips are parted in a spontaneous sigh/gasp from the pain. Vicki B quickly sucked up the pain, schooled her features and plodded on. The only clue we mere mortals would have, is that tight grip on her clutch. She was counting those steps to the car…

  • what’s goin’ on in that pocket there, girl?

  • Mightiadd

    The clothes are fine (well, the jeans, boring).  When you see the hunched shoulders, downcast eyes, hand in pocket, and of course, that perpetual grimace, “style” isn’t the first word that comes to mind.  She sang in a successful girl group, married a famous soccer star, became a clothing designer.  Stop pretending like you don’t like attention.

    • Nancy Dunn

      It is FREEZING in NY, that is what is going on! It is windy and cold. I am not a fan of here’s, but she looks cold as hell.

  • mhleta

    She’s put together a really accessible look here, which is smart marketing. Looking miserable, however, isn’t such great PR. She may be very shy, but she needs to take ownership of hers public persona and enjoy herself a bit. 

  • Nancy Dunn

    I don’t like this woman, but it is FREEZING in NY the past few days. The woman must have been frozen dressed the way she was. And she is small.

    She looks great. A question – I can understand photographers following her around, it is her job, but why would a regular person pull out a camera and film a complete stranger who is just trying to,get to her car? I think it’s very weird and very rude. I would have a bitch face, too. Portable instant cameras have made people odd.

  • Indigo54

    She does look good.  Poor thing’s so cold.  The coat has pockets and that’s where her hand should be.  She looks like she’s scratching herself.

  • Anorexic style icon..bleh

  • I need those leopard heels, future bunions be damned.

  • Alyssa

    Killer look. Love it.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I have shoes that look like those she’s wearing.  I like them.  They make people stop and look DOWN at my feet. This is almost like they are bowing…. heh.

  • libraangel

    I will admit that these are fab clothes, but she herself does not look good at all