ICONS OF STYLE : the curious case of victoria "posh spice" beckham

take this for what it is.
but one has to admit that ms. beckham
has in a far shorter time period,
and with far greater grace notes,
eclipsed her dandified arm-candy
to become a stylish,
fashion icon.
is she a true icon, hitting all the notes of our previous members?
does she have potential?
so let's look at this as a lesson.
in how one can evolve,
and develop the footsteps towards fashion icon status.
little vickie began to enter my consciousness somewhere around here-ish:
post music career, new hair, lots of designer label.
level: attention whore.
then this, which i saw in person at the mtv awards two years ago:
level : whore
but then, curiously, she began mingling with marc.
and this stuff began:
level : celebutante
ok, you say, dressed BY a designer does not make one stylish.
but off hours, we saw this happening:

a little rick owens.  a little hermes.
not bad.
 love or hate the choices, they suited her.
they carried some edge.
they took some guts.
and then, she designs her own clothes,
and they aren't horrible.
in fact, they are surprisingly chic.  and pretty.  and desireable:
i gotta say, i LOVE a charcoal pencil skirt, deep vee and fur shrug.
and as long as she can still wack out and do this every once in awhile:
i'm giving miss vicky an upgraded level.
level : icon, in training.

1 comment:

Gretta said...

I LURV her airport ensembles. She's fun.