Victoria Beckham telling LA Women Not to Wear Tracksuit Bottoms

  1. Posh risks upsetting neighbours by telling LA women not to wear tracksuit bottoms


    If Victoria Beckham thinks she is going to be able to acquire new girlfriends effortlessly among Hollywood's showbusiness elite, she should think again.


    Just a few days after setting foot on American soil, the self-styled fashion icon may already have alienated vast swathes of the country's female celebrity population by criticising their tatty dress sense.
    Mrs Beckham, who has already herself been targeted by US commentators for being over-styled and arrogant, used her first American newspaper interview to bemoan American actresses' penchant for dressing down in tracksuit bottoms and Ugg boots.
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    In the interview in the LA Times, Victoria first defended her own dress sense, saying: 'I don't want to change the way I dress. This is me, and if people like it - great. I get quite bored with the way people look the same all the time, with the same make-up and the same outfit, and the same kind of hair. I like to change things around quite a bit.'
    Then speaking about the paparazzi pictures of Hollywood stars she has seen on the pages of glossy magazines, she went on: 'They dress down quite a lot here, don't they?. It seems to be in keeping to go to Starbucks in tracksuit bottoms and Ugg boots.'
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    She went on: 'I have one pair [of tracksuit bottoms] for non-photographic opportunities only. Underground car parks are fine, but aside from that, no.'
    While the public and media have given her husband David a fantastically warm reception, the same cannot be said of the luke warm welcome Victoria has had. And comments like these certainly will not endear her to Hollywood's women.
    What the Spice Girl has clearly failed to notice in a town which is wall-to-wall with stars, is that none of them feel the need to dress up just to go to the coffee shop - like she clearly does. The dressing up in Hollywood is usually saved for dressy occasions - like the Oscars or Emmys for example.
    On a daily basis, the biggest names can be seen happily slouching around in the very tracksuit bottoms and Ugg boots look Mrs Beckham is complaining about.
    In the last few months alone Penelope Cruz, Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Nicolette Sheridan, Pamela Anderson, Charlize Theron, Paris Hilton, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Simpson, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Demi Moore, Britney Spears and Pink have all been photographed in Los Angeles wearing just that look.
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    [​IMG] Dressing up: Posh says 'no' to wearing relaxed sportswear in public but Eva Longoria (left) and Lindsay Lohan don't seem to care


    And as the accompanying LA Times editorial points out: 'Unlike most celebs, she (Victoria) doesn't dress down in slouchy T-shirts, flip-flops and jeans. Beckham dresses, really dresses, for every occasion. Her wardrobe notes might read something like this: June 11: Opening pitch at the Dodgers game — short-shorts and debut of Dries Van Noten platform sneakers. Jan. 16: Dinner date with Katie at the Ivy — frilly organza Giambattista Valli dress, very ladylike. June 3: MTV Movie Awards — vintage zebra-print Azzedine Alaia mini with pink satin bra peeking out. So 1980s, so MTV.'
    The LA Times journalist also goes on to describe how Mrs Beckham is wearing 'a mini-dress for a coming-to-L.A. interview' which is 'so short that you can't help but get the occasional glimpse of her pink panties'.
    The article is sure to send ripples around Hollywood's fragile starry circles - and give America's chatshow hosts further ammunition.
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    Just last week, prior to the Beckham's arrival, Victoria was the butt of endless jokes for being too pouty, miserable and over-dressed.
    Mrs Beckham also uses the interview to attempt to stamp her fashion credentials on the veteran showbusiness set. Speaking of her collection of clothes, she said that she has kept every outfit, handbag and pair of shoes she has ever worn.
    'I would love to have a record of everything I wore on every occasion. If I wasn't so busy with the children I would love to do that.'
    She also has hundreds of handbags - including dozens from Hermes. 'I think of them as an investment,' And someday, when I'm lucky enough to have a girl, I will pass them along to her.
    The article also reveals that Mrs Beckham plans to bring out a new version of her style bible That Extra Half Inch to help America's wayward stars to dress properly.
    In the meantime, she says she is working on her own line of jeans and sunglasses which will be stocked in stores across LA.
    'This is just the beginning,' she says of her fashion exploits. 'I want to still be doing this in 20, 30, 40 years' time. I was never going to be the best singer, dancer or actress. I worked hard at it and I did a pretty good job. 'But with fashion, I'm good at it.'
     
  2. Sigh. Not interested. As long as they don't look really ratty or sloppy (like Lindsay or Eva who in that pic, looks like she may have been working out) then I don't see the problem. I wouldn't wear them out, I prefer jeans, though I did last week when I was sick and needed to make grocery store/pharmacy runs.
    I personally wouldn't wear her 4"+ stilettos everywhere and I think that looks a bit out of place (i.e. when she went to the DMV in her show and house hunting).
     
  3. hmm... have to say I tend to agree with her, at least for my own personal style. but I don't expect everyone else to live up to my standards. I basically live in a disgusting, dirty chenille bathrobe when I'm home, so maybe I don't get to comment anyway.
     
  4. When I first read it, I thought she went up to one of her neighbors and directly told her not to wear track bottoms any more.


    I don't get what's so offensive about it. She's stating her opinion, and it wasn't directed at anybody.

    People reading it can take it or leave it.
     
  5. I don't think it's offensive either..I still kinda like VB haha
     
  6. I'm not a big fan of her. I agree that she's arrogant.

    Celebrities are REAL people. I like the fact that they're normal just like us and wear normal clothes and look like crap sometimes. We're all human! (Except maybe Mrs. Beckham, she looks kind of like a cross between an alien and an insect).
     
  7. She's got some nerve. Celebrities are real people with real lives who don't have time to plan every outfit for EVERY occasion. I think the only celebrity she has is because of her clothes. She certainly hasn't contributed anything to us or the UK other than attitude.
     
  8. For the most part, I agree with her. Like everyone else has said, it's her opinion.

    I'm against track suits and Ugg boots personally because thousands upon thousands of people have adopted them, the reason of which I'm not sure of. They're easy to wear, and they don't say anything about a someone's personality at all, which I think is the most important aspect of fashion and one of the reasons we all don't wear paper bags. Europeans in general have much more of a formal sense of dress, at least in comparison to Americans, and I think if one asked people in France, England, Italy, and Russia among other places how they feel about track suits worn in public when not excercising, one would probably hear the same response.

    I certainly agree she's arrogant. I don't see how she can simply decide she will be a fashion leader. I will side on her with this though.
     
  9. yeah, it's her opinion. Americans *in general* are much more casually dressed than in other countries so it is probably a shock to her seeing tracksuits and uggs in LA. But welcome to america, darlin'. I love VB, don't get me wrong but it's a tad gauche criticizing your new home town's style right off the bat, eh? Lighten up!!
     
  10. i understand how many people wish uggs would go away, but its just that they're so comfortable!! & snuggly & they feel soo good:girlsigh:
     
  11. VB HAS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST INSECURE WOMEN in celebrity land...behind all that "posh" stance is a woman who craves approval
     
  12. It looks like a lot of work to look like her! It's so over the top! Heels on the baseball field!! I hope that everyone can just be themselves without being criticized. She might actually loosen up living here for a bit. I admit to wearing flip flops 364 days a year (that one day is reserved for maybe a pair of pucci rain boots when it's raining) and I'm certainly not going to change my tune just because of her! She's the guest for now. And you know - "When In Rome....?"
     
  13. i like her and it's simply her opinion, not saying i agree with it
     
  14. I like VB, but i have to say at the moment i feel like screaming every time i see her on TV.
    Get off already!!!!.
     
  15. I think VB is a "true" celebrity in the sense that she's always a spectacle. Having said that, I don't particularly like her, but she always looks presentable, because she knows she's in the public eye. I respect that she hardly ever has "daggy days". Btw, I LOVE that pink outfit she wore...that bag *drools*