On Wednesday 26 January, I had the pleasure of meeting with the fashion designer that most editors of the world’s top magazines would give their entire wardrobes to meet with, Victoria Beckham OBE.
(A little bit of back story)
I have worked with Graduate Fashion Week many times before however, I was shocked when they asked me if I would be able to interview Victoria Beckham. In fact I was more than shocked, I was taken-back, scared and nervous but also a little proud. I was proud, because it was a reminder that I was on the right track, that all I had been doing up until now was working; they had asked me to interview a SPICE GIRL AND MAGICAL GIRL BOSS FASHIONISTA for a reason, and that was a very happy 10 minute bubble that I would like to re-live over and over again.
The day came around so quickly. The interview took place in London, however I’m currently living in Cornwall so I had travelled up to my hometown in Oxfordshire a few days before to ease the journey a little. I then travelled to London Tuesday afternoon. I remember waking up that next day feeling sick to my stomach with nerves. And even though the event started at 2:30pm, I refused to leave my London flat just incase something made me late. Thankfully I travelled to the venue with a friend, the events photographer Angharad Thomas this made me feel a lot more at ease. She was able to hide the nerves a lot better than me.
Once we arrived at the event, we were debriefed about the schedule and the do’s and don’ts. It was then that I realised I was the ONLY press that was allowed to be in this intimate setting. PRESSURE.
I wont rabble on about what took place during the masterclass or the interview because you can read all about it here. However, I will say after her masterclass took place, I managed to steal 10 minutes of one-to-one time with Victoria in her makeshift green room and it was amazing. We talked about the women’s march, the future of fashion and more.
Overall Victoria Beckham was a humble yet cosmically inspiring individual. She was warm, open and IRL a very smiley individual – contrast to popular belief. You could tell that she really did feel passionate about her personal mission. It was also at this time that I was reminded that this powerhouse of a woman was also a mum – as our time together came to a close so she could go pick up her daughter from school…
The day was a rollercoaster of emotions, and because I was unable to share any of this on social media at the time, I tried to capture some “classic” #ootd pics on my phone to share at a later date. But if you couldn’t already tell I was nervous enough as it was, these pics certainly confirmed it. They were so blurry because my shakes prevented me from holding the camera still! However, fear not as I re-created the look down below.
This outfit is actually one of my favourites, it’s not partcularly flattering or sexy, but I feel so comfortable in it. When I put in on for that morning I felt safe, comfortable and confident, I felt like me. I’m also just going to slip in here that my outfit is Hilary Alexander approved – yes you read that right, Hilary Alexander OBE complimented me on my outfit choice which was also followed by a “yeah, very classic” from VB herself!
Jacket – LK Bennet
Shirt – Jaeger (similar here)
Trousers – Club Monaco
Shoes – Russel and Bromley
Make sure you go read my latest article and give it some love!
P.S. This was one of the best days of my life, and I shall never forget it. I hope there are many more like this still to come.