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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Victoria Beckham Told Us The Style Advice She'd Give Her 21-Year-Old Self

Victoria Beckham Told Us The Style Advice She'd Give Her 21-Year-Old Self
Victoria Beckham Told Us The Style Advice She'd Give Her 21-Year-Old Self
When I arrive to meet Victoria Beckham in a private room at the JE Mansion in Bejing the first thing she does is ask politely if I could wait a minute. All she wants to do is get out of the dark dress and stilettos she's wearing and into her comfy jeans.

We might imagine Victoria Beckham lives in vertiginously high heels and immaculate tailoring, but it's these comfy jeans - she tells me - that she cannot live without.

A little while later she is snuggled into a large, puffy sofa, pulling on a pair of socks. Her hair is lifted off her face into a bun and she looks totally relaxed.

I can't help but notice how smiley she is, so far away from the serious-faced woman you see in photographs. I had visited her Dover Street store in London a few weeks previously and she excitedly asks me what I made of it.

Victoria has taken a break from her busy design schedule to come to Bejing to judge the International Woolmark Prize, a competition that catapults emerging designers into successful fashion careers. To give you an idea, previous winners include Karl Lagerfeld when he was aged just 21 and Yves Saint Laurent when he was 18, so in fashion terms it's a pretty big deal...

You're here in Bejing to judge the Woolmark prize. Is supporting emerging designers important to you?
“I am very passionate about helping young designers. I love to be involved with Woolmark. I am very fortunate, so I was definitely excited to take part and help emerging talent.”

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