Victoria Beckham doesn’t know how to travel light

Victoria Beckham drives her husband David Beckham “crazy” because she can’t travel light.The fashion designer is always jetting around the world, and though she would love to fly with just carry-on baggage, she has now insisted that she will never be t…

Victoria Beckham drives her husband David Beckham “crazy” because she can’t travel light.

The fashion designer is always jetting around the world, and though she would love to fly with just carry-on baggage, she has now insisted that she will never be that woman.

“I always like to take a lot of options, so I’m not very good at travelling light,” she confessed during an interview for Live with Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday. “I like… options because you never know what you’re going to want to wear, how you’re going to feel, so I can never travel light.

“I do drive David pretty crazy and I always take up all the closet space (in hotels) as well with all my options. That’s just what we do.”

Victoria’s penchant for travelling with a wardrobe was recently tested when she and David celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with a quick trip to Paris, France.

“We went to Paris for the weekend. Just the two of us because, you know what it’s like when you’ve got lots of children, it’s hard to spend time just the two of you.

“We had 24 hours, just the two of us, in Paris – which was so lovely,” the mother-of-four said, adding she doesn’t need to do much when she’s alone with her husband: “He’s David Beckham…I can just stare at him.”

Meanwhile, in a new beauty tutorial filmed for celebrity make-up artist Lisa Eldridge’s YouTube channel, Victoria shared that she has a very minimal make-up kit and rarely wears cosmetics during the day. Yet, the 45-year-old always grooms her eyebrows before she steps out the door.

“I’m fine to go out without any make-up on, the only thing I will always put on very, very quickly is a bit of a brow. It’s the only thing. It’s my safety blanket,” she smiled.

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Victoria Beckham wants new beauty line to empower women

Victoria Beckham wants her new beauty line to empower women.The fashion designer recently launched Victoria Beckham Beauty with her business partner Sarah Creal and told Harper’s Bazaar that the pair had a vision to create an all-encompassing clean bea…

Victoria Beckham wants her new beauty line to empower women.

The fashion designer recently launched Victoria Beckham Beauty with her business partner Sarah Creal and told Harper’s Bazaar that the pair had a vision to create an all-encompassing clean beauty line that will eventually cover colour cosmetics, skincare, and wellness products.

For now, Victoria has focused on eyeshadow, and released four satin matte eyeshadow palettes, dubbed Smokey Eye Bricks, alongside four crystal-infused lid lustre pots and three different tones of satin kajal liner.

The 45-year-old explained that she and Sarah wanted to “create a beauty collection that was the future”, but resisted promising customers that their products could work miracles.

“It’s not about trying to make ourselves look any different, any younger. I’m not going to be coming out with products saying they’re going to get rid of wrinkles – because that’s bulls**t,” the mother-of-four said. “I think we should celebrate who we are, and be the best, most powerful version of ourselves and celebrate that and celebrate each other, and as women be strong together.”

The former Spice Girl said it “made sense” for her debut beauty line to focus on eyeshadows first.

“That is something that is very signature to me – a smoky, sexy eye,” she explained.

Victoria Beckham Beauty will launch lip products in October, and Victoria promised they have “a big strategy” about what products they will release in the future.

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Victoria Beckham shares her favourite Spice Girls look

Victoria Beckham has shared her favourite look from her days in the Spice Girls.The fashion designer has revealed that she looks back fondly on her outfit from the girl group’s Goodbye music video from 1998, as it was when she was pregnant with her fir…

Victoria Beckham has shared her favourite look from her days in the Spice Girls.

The fashion designer has revealed that she looks back fondly on her outfit from the girl group’s Goodbye music video from 1998, as it was when she was pregnant with her first child.

“My favourite Spice Girls look would be the Goodbye video actually,” the 45-year-old said during an appearance on British talk show This Morning. “I was pregnant with (her oldest child) Brooklyn at the time and I had a pixie haircut, I was wearing a Jil Sander dress, which was super chic, and just really natural, nice makeup.

“I was at that stage of pregnancy when you are a little bit glowy. It was just very natural and I look back at that video and it really does make me smile because I had little Brooklyn in my tummy.”

And the star wasn’t the only Spice Girl who was pregnant while filming the video – Mel B was also expecting her first child, Phoenix Chi.

The British designer shares son Brooklyn, now 20, along with son Romeo, 17, son Cruz, 14, and daughter Harper Seven, 8, with husband David Beckham.

The naturally slim star recently revealed in an interview with Glamour U.K. magazine that becoming a mother has affected her body image, and she makes sure that she eats meals with her kids.

“When you have children, it also puts a lot into perspective. You realise they notice everything,” she explained.

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Adwoa Aboah and David Beckham launch fashion apprenticeship

Adwoa Aboah and David Beckham have unveiled the British Fashion Council’s new apprenticeship scheme.The 27-year-old model, who is the BFC’s Ambassador for Positive Fashion, and the soccer star, who serves as the BFC Ambassadorial President, launched th…

Adwoa Aboah and David Beckham have unveiled the British Fashion Council’s new apprenticeship scheme.

The 27-year-old model, who is the BFC’s Ambassador for Positive Fashion, and the soccer star, who serves as the BFC Ambassadorial President, launched the Fashion Studio Apprenticeship during a visit at Prendergast Vale School in Lewisham, south London on Monday.

“I am proud to be part of an industry that has so many facets to it,” said Aboah of the initiative. “The Fashion Studio Apprenticeship is proof that not every role in fashion needs an academic degree and that our industry is one that is open to everyone, no matter their background. It is fantastic to be able to support this initiative as part of my role as BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion.”

Formulated with a group of fashion employers and BFC officials, apprentices will begin by spending time in a studio to learn how a collection is created. They will then spend six months as an assistant, working with a team that creates a range, before undertaking a further 12 months in a specialised area of the business, choosing between product development and production, sales and operations, or fashion marketing and communication.

At the end of the apprenticeship, participants will be required to undertake a work-based project and a practical test.

And Beckham, 44, added that he wanted to encourage students to consider arts education and the creative industries when making decisions about their future.

“Fashion is an industry that should be open to everyone – no matter what their background is or where they are from. I hope that this new apprenticeship programme from the BFC will give even more kids the chance to thrive and be creative. We have such an amazing fashion industry in this country, it’s something we should really be proud of and protect,” he commented.

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Victoria Beckham doesn’t buy into anti-ageing skincare products

Victoria Beckham no longer buys into skincare products claiming to be “anti-ageing” or “anti-wrinkle”.The fashion designer has teamed with Sarah Creal to unveil Victoria Beckham Beauty, with the new brand offering cruelty-free, cleanly-formulated skinc…

Victoria Beckham no longer buys into skincare products claiming to be “anti-ageing” or “anti-wrinkle”.

The fashion designer has teamed with Sarah Creal to unveil Victoria Beckham Beauty, with the new brand offering cruelty-free, cleanly-formulated skincare and make-up products.

Beckham appears in the accompanying campaign imagery, and in a new interview with U.K. Glamour magazine, explained that she requested no airbrushing be used on the photos.

“What’s real and what’s not has become so blurred with Photoshop,” she said. “I believe people want to see pictures that are real. When I was going through the imagery with the team, it wasn’t about perfectly retouching things. I also hate seeing the words ‘anti-ageing’ and ‘anti-wrinkle’ (on products) – what is that about? It should just be about having the best skin you can have.”

Beckham displays her own wrinkles in the accompanying photoshoot for the October 2019 issue of the publication. And she is hopeful her products will help empower women to be the “best version of themselves”.

“There’s something really liberating about embracing who I am at 45 years old and owning it, feeling confident, feeling content. Doing beauty has really helped with that – it’s been very liberating,” the star shared. “I want to spread the word that everybody should feel like the best version of themselves. To look after what you have. I want to tell people to own who you are. Yes, we – and I – have wrinkles, and that’s OK!”

Elsewhere in the chat, the former Spice Girls singer noted that she continues to champion the “girl power” message that the group promoted in the ’90s.

“The fact that I can talk to (my eight-year-old daughter) Harper about that and how girls should be kind to girls… really I use my own experiences and share that,” she added.

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Victoria Beckham serves up a ‘modern mix’ for spring 2020

Victoria Beckham has unveiled a “modern mix” of silhouettes for her spring/summer 2020 collection.The British designer presented her latest line as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday, with the likes of U.S. Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Kim Jones, British V…

Victoria Beckham has unveiled a “modern mix” of silhouettes for her spring/summer 2020 collection.

The British designer presented her latest line as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday, with the likes of U.S. Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Kim Jones, British Vogue’s Edward Enninful, and Helen Mirren all perched on the front row, while her husband David Beckham and their four children were also in the audience.

Regarding the inspiration for the range, Beckham explained in a post on her Instagram page that she was influenced by a variety of sources and was determined for all of the garments to be comfortable for her customers.

“We took a melting pot of references and inspiration from past decades, then looked to our brand DNA and put everything together into a blender, to make a new, modern mix,” she commented, adding: “Lightness, easiness, freedom. Those are the ideas I was thinking of for this collection. There is always a duality in women, moving between different ideas, different moods. I want clothes that move with a woman, that move with her life.”

The show opened with a model wearing a black and white chequered suit, burnt orange shirt, and off-white coat, followed by a number of ensembles featuring neutral separates.

Rather than the figure-hugging dresses Beckham has built up a reputation for in previous years, this time she opted for a flowing silhouette, with standouts including a violet dress with ruffled neckline and floral applique on one shoulder, a lemon-yellow number with plunging neckline, as well as shirts and dresses featuring a scribble print.

Other highlights included ’70s-inspired suits, a bright green number, and a bright purple dress with off-the-shoulder neckline. The show concluded with a trio of swishy black dresses, a sharp white suit, and a beautiful white dress with ruching at the waist.

London Fashion Week continues on Monday with presentations from Roksanda, Erdem, and Burberry.

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Victoria Beckham detoxes on lavish healing holiday

Victoria Beckham rid herself of toxins during a lavish healing holiday in Germany this week (beg13May19).The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul took some time off to detox at the Lanserhof health and spa resort in Tegernsee and she couldn’t b…

Victoria Beckham rid herself of toxins during a lavish healing holiday in Germany this week (beg13May19).

The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul took some time off to detox at the Lanserhof health and spa resort in Tegernsee and she couldn’t be happier about the solo experience, joking her husband David Beckham missed out on not joining her.

“Loved staying at @lanserhof. Thank u @healingholidays and everyone who sent me their top tips on staying balanced,” she wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday as part of a caption attached to a close-up image of herself lying down on white sheets in a white towel and robe.

“Seems I need to be listening to true crime podcasts and having a glass of wine every now and then,” she added. “And if all else fails, keep wearing some good shoes. @davidbeckham you’re just jealous you didn’t come,” signing off the post with a laughing emoji and her initials.

The luxurious Lanserhof resort and medical centre is located in the Bavarian Alps with stunning forest views. The facility has psychological and traditional medicine practitioners on site to offer attendees state of the art wellness services as they detox as part of the company’s signature LANS Med Concept detoxification, purification and de-acidification programme, which lasts from 12 to 16 days. The detox programme costs around $10,000 (£8,000), according to The Mirror.

Victoria shared a number of updates on Instagram Stories as she detoxed at the wellness facility, posting shots from her adventures riding a bike in the Bavarian hills, the vitamins she took, and the Mondquelle branded water – a product which taps into special bio-frequencies in the body.

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David Beckham signs 10-year sunglasses deal

David Beckham has announced a 10-year partnership with sunglasses firm Safilo. The former soccer star will lend his name to the brand, and the first David Beckham eyewear collection, which will also feature prescription sunglasses, is set to launch in…

David Beckham has announced a 10-year partnership with sunglasses firm Safilo.

The former soccer star will lend his name to the brand, and the first David Beckham eyewear collection, which will also feature prescription sunglasses, is set to launch in January 2020.

The 44-year-old is adding another string to his fashion bow, after his recent split from partners, XIX Entertainment.

“Safilo has a long history of creating high quality eyewear brands,” David said in a statement. “I wear sunglasses all the time and this is a category that I love. So, it’s important to me to work with a partner who cares as much about the design and craftsmanship of the product as I do.

“I’m really enjoying the process of creating a collection with the Safilo team – and I can’t wait to launch it next year.”

The former England soccer captain and father-of-four is part-owner and the face of the contemporary men’s brand Kent & Curwen, and last year, set up a men’s grooming brand called House 99 with L’Oreal.

Angelo Trocchia, chief executive of Safilo Group, said it was an honour to welcome “one of the most famous and successful players in the world” to the brand.

The license with Safilo will use the “extraordinary power” of David’s fame “to further strengthen the presence of Safilo in the digital universe”.

The firm also produces and distributes eyewear under license for brands including Fendi, Dior, Givenchy, Moschino and Max Mara, as well as house brands, such as Smith, Carrera and Polaroid.

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David Beckham’s fashion brand launches Stone Roses capsule collection for the summer

David Beckham and his partners at fashion brand Kent & Curwen have launched a new clothing line collaboration with British band The Stone Roses. The Capsule Collection was first announced last year (18) and has now been unveiled on the label’s websi…

David Beckham and his partners at fashion brand Kent & Curwen have launched a new clothing line collaboration with British band The Stone Roses.

The Capsule Collection was first announced last year (18) and has now been unveiled on the label’s website.

The new line features the band’s iconic artwork, designed by guitarist John Squire, on a range of T-shirts, hats and jackets.

Kent & Curwen creative director Daniel Kearns grew up listening to The Stone Roses, according to a press statement.

“For him they are a band that established the look and the sound of the 90’s,” the release reads. “The music and artwork created by The Stone Roses now forms the inspiration for the Kent & Curwen Spring/Summer 2019 collection which celebrates the feeling of British summertime, iconic British music and British culture.”

The collaboration is a good fit for Beckham, who is a longtime fan of The Stone Roses and Kent & Curwen’s clothing.

The band dedicated a song to him during a show in Manchester, England in 2017, just before calling it quits on their reunion.

The launch comes just weeks after the Kent & Curwen label, which the former soccer superstar co-owns, unveiled its collaboration with hit TV show Peaky Blinders last month (Jan19).

The brand’s bosses showed off the new collection during London Fashion Week: Men’s as Beckham, his wife Victoria, their eldest son Brooklyn, and his model girlfriend Hana Cross watched.

The line, inspired by the BBC series about 1920s gangsters in Birmingham, was designed by Kearns.

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Music, movie and fashion stars sit FROW at Paris Fashion Week: Men’s

The front rows at Paris Fashion Week: Men’s were awash with the A-list over the weekend (18-20Jan19).Everyone from new fashion darling Jonah Hill to catwalk legend Naomi Campbell turned out for the menswear shows in the City of Light, with no one letti…

The front rows at Paris Fashion Week: Men’s were awash with the A-list over the weekend (18-20Jan19).

Everyone from new fashion darling Jonah Hill to catwalk legend Naomi Campbell turned out for the menswear shows in the City of Light, with no one letting the riots held by the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) stand in their way.

At the Adidas MakerLab Presents: Here to Create show on Friday (18Jan18), designers Nicholas Daley, Paolina Russo, and Priya Ahluwalia were cheered on by Jonah, David Beckham, and Karlie Kloss.

“I’m definitely interested in young designers,” Jonah told WWD. “I need to know somebody personally and understand them as a person to enjoy their work. That’s when the real connection is made.”

The Wolf of Wall Street actor, dressed in plaid Marni suit over a Dr. Octagon T-shirt and Adidas sneakers, also spoke about his rise to become one of the poster boys for the “scumbro” look – a term describing a scruffy, no-fuss attitude to streetwear and personal grooming.

“I think terms like that are so funny. I would never identify as any sort of term,” he smiled. “Honestly I just don’t care. I wear s**t that I like and that’s it.”

To conclude the show, Adidas collaborator Pharrell Williams appeared at the end to congratulate the designers.

Elsewhere on Friday, Naomi, Kate Moss, and Robert Pattinson stepped out at the Dior presentation.

And on Saturday, Naomi was once again sitting front row, this time for Japanese designer Chitose Abe’s Sacai show.

She was joined by Pusha T, who confessed to being a big fan of Japanese culture: “I love Japan a lot. I’ve been going there for a very long time, since (label) BAPE’s fifth anniversary at least. (BAPE founder) Nigo introduced me to Japan, so it’s always been linked to him. Each trip is a different experience.”

While on Sunday, the likes of Courtney Love, Miles Kane, Virgil Abloh and Natalia Vodianova turned out for Hedi Slimane’s inaugural Celine menswear show.

“It’s an historic moment,” musician Kane told WWD.

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