- As she launches the Victoria, Victoria Beckham FW14 collection, the designer shares her personal fashion mantras
1 DON’T BE AFRAID OF WEARING FLATS... Living in London, running after the children and running around the studio would be impossible to do in heels, and I feel chicer in a flat. I used to think I’d look short but the right flats can actually lengthen you. Girls in little summer dresses with Nike trainers look so modern.
2 WORK WITH YOUR SHAPE… Women want to look long, lean and feminine. I pay a lot of attention to the cut, fabric and details of a dress so that even if I
wouldn’t wear it myself, I would still fantasize about wearing it. Flattering the female form helps women look and feel confident, attractive and empowered.
3 TAKE STYLE TIPS… I read a lot of magazines, I like to go online and I like to get style tips. [Makeup artist] Val Garland gave me a great tip recently about a line called This Works. They have an all-in-one primer /moisturizer/mask that’s brilliant: you put it on when you’re traveling and it gives you a really good base for makeup.
4 BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF… It’s about sticking to what works for you and building your wardrobe to get a great piece of everything.
“FLATTERING the female form helps WOMEN feel confident and POWERFUL”
SHARP & CHIC
The designer is lauded for her sleek cuts and use of luxe fabricscredits
As told to Celia Ellenberg. Photograph: Trunk Archive