Tuesday, November 20, 2007

style notes from VB

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I adore Victoria Beckham. I think she has a very fascinating persona. She may be lacking the vocal talent, I admire that she is a loyal wife, devoted mother, and a fashion icon. Imagine my itch to read her style book That Extra Half An Inch but it always flew off the book shelves here in the UAE. I finally found a website called Style.com which gave excerpts from the book. I guess it is a must read for any lady who is short on closet space so I share this with you and I hope you enjoy!

That Extra Half an Inch: Hair , Heels and Everything in Between

A best seller in the U.K., Victoria Beckham's book is one part photo-packed girl-next-door-made-good story, another part high-end international shopping guide.

Page count: 373, including blank pages where readers can write their own notes.
Words of wisdom: "Never buy a dress that's really too tight for you. But if you do…never go to a party without safety pins."
The overall message: The Posh life is within rea

On Jeans: "More than any other piece of clothing, jeans can show off your figure to its best, but if you get the wrong cut or style they will do you absolutely no favours at all."

On Sunglasses : "The crucial accessory for me is a good pair of sunglasses. If you've ever wondered why I'm always wearing them it's very simple: as a mum, I often don't get that much sleep, I don't always have time to put on the Touche Éclat in the mornings, and who can be bothered putting on eyeshadow first thing in the day anyway? So, instead, I just throw on the Chanel sunglasses, which really do, as the fashion magazines say, hide a multitude of sins."

On Underpinnings:"The absolute worst thing anyone can do with their jeans is to pull their G-string over the waistband.…I don't mind a bit of lingerie showing…but that is very different from bending over in Piccadilly Circus and showing your thong."

On the LBD: "A simple black pencil dress is probably one of the most useful things you can own because you can dress it up in so many different ways and no one will realize you're wearing the same thing over and over."

On packing: "Packing really is one of the worst things about holidays. I just hate choosing what to take and what to leave out. So I take everything!"

On Stashing vs Trashing:"If you feel particularly good about yourself in something, or someone important in your life makes a nice comment about it, you will always associate that outfit with that moment, and that's why clothes work almost like a scrapbook of your life. At least they do for me, which is one reason why I have kept virtually everything I've ever worn."

Top Tip: "Don't bother with tit tape which you see in some high-street stores: go to a proper wig shop and get the real stuff as it's much tougher and nothing will go anywhere when you've got that on. Word of warning, though: be careful when you take it off that you don't rip a nipple off too, as it really is very strong."

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