Friday, 31 December 2010

The Most Stylish Woman of 2010...

Victoria Beckham deservedly tops my chart as the most stylish woman of 2010. I mean when have you seen the Spice Girl turned fashion designer look anything other than immaculate? She even manages to look fantastic when she's been papped after an 11 hour flight from London to Los Angeles!

Victoria has long had a love of fashion, but this year she has achieved the seemingly impossible transition from pop star/WAG to fully fledged fashion designer, as the fashion world has truly embraced her as one of their own.

Plenty of celebrities foray into fashion (too many in my opinion), some achieving success to a greater of lesser degree, others not - anyone who saw Lindsay Lohan's frocky horror show for Ungaro has tried to block it from their mind! Very few have gained the critical acclaim which Victoria has been enjoying. She received the ultimate compliment by being nominated for designer brand of the year alongside giants Burberry, Mulberry and Pringle at the British Fashion Awards - an honour she openly admitted to thinking was a joke when she first heard.

Then there is the fact that any celebrity worth their salt has been queueing up to be seen in a VB original. Eva Longoria, Elle MacPherson, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Dannii Minogue (indeed, the larger part of my best dressed list) are all fans - and it's not hard to see why. The dresses Victoria designs are not only elegant, but are exceptionally flattering. I stress Victoria's designs because where skepticism surrounds other celebrities who merely put their name to a label, Victoria seems utterly consumed by the venture. An interview with Grazia in the time leading up to New York Fashion Week proved just how involved in the processes she actually is and the technical knowledge she has gained - speaking about how they: 'achieved the shape through cutting panels on the bias and putting exactly the right curved seam in place.'

If I had one criticism it would be that I would like to see her style more relaxed from time to time. I really don't know how she runs after three boys in skyscaper heels! But there's no denying she is fabulous.

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