Saturday, 16 February 2008

Victoria Beckham's Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago Appearance

Loyal reader Abby attended Victoria Beckham's signing on Friday, here is her fantastic experience with Mrs Beckham.

Victoria was scheduled to be at Saks from 12-1pm. If you purchased a pair of DVB jeans or sunglasses you were moved to the front of the line, that was the only guarantee to see her.

Those 'fans' received a Polaroid picture with Victoria. (lucky them)

I was in line until 1pm then the PR announced Victoria would stay for 30 mins more - thank goodness.

I got in at 1.05pm then Victoria's PR announced she was not taking any more photos nor could the fans take their own : (

But she did sign my U.K version of 'That Extra Half an Inch' and was very polite.

Victoria even laughed when I asked her if she was for "Obama", which she could not answer, said "She was not up American politics yet", then laughed again.

Love, love, love Victoria. Not only for being so kind enough to take an extra 30 mins out of her busy schedule to meet fans, but also for her hilarious personality. Thanks for sharing Abby.

The photo above is of a fan who had a Victoria's autograph tattooed on her back....ouch.

Prior to her in-store signing at Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago Victoria Beckham had an interview with the Chicago Sun Times.

Here it is:

Q. Why did you decide to launch a denim line?
A. I've always collected denim and I could never find a pair of jeans that fit me particularly well. As a woman you want something that fits relatively tight on the leg but big enough on the waist. These are incredibly simple and basic -- you can wear them with flip-flops or heels.

Q. What about sunglasses?
A. I love sunglasses. If you have the right pair of sunglasses, you can make even the simplest outfit look very cool. I wear them all the time. But it's mostly because I'm up all night with my children, and they can hide a multitude of sins.

Q. Do you have any favorite items in the line?
A. I like all the big sunglasses. My favorites at the moment are the red aviators. In the jeans, my favorite is the skinny flare -- it's skinny on the leg and then it juts out into a big flare. For me it's a very progressive style.

Q. What can people expect at the autograph signing?
A. I'm just hoping to meet as many of my fans as I can. I will be there for as long as it takes to sign everything.

Q. What's playing on your iPod?
A. A better question is what's NOT playing on my iPod. Cruz has hid my iPod and I can't find it. But normally Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole and old Madonna from "The Immaculate Collection."

Q. Do you have a favorite TV show?

A. "Project Runway" [Beckham just served as a guest judge for the finale] -- because it shows people how hard you have to work to be a designer. Also: "Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton," a Sundance Channel documentary.

Q. What do you think about Chicago?
A. From what I understand, Chicago is a very fashion-conscious place. I also hear it's very cold.

Q. Have you read anything good lately?
A. I'm not reading anything right now because I'm so busy with the Spice Girls. Normally I'd go see a lot of the shows during Fashion Week, so now I'm on the Internet on a lot checking them out.

Q. How do you compare living in the United States to England?
A. I love America. Myself and David have always said we love how patriotic people are here. It's a great place to bring up children, and I can't see us leaving at any point in the near future. It's our home now.

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Source & a big thanks to Adam B for the exclusive photos and Abby for sharing her experience.


Colleen said...

i was there too and it was sooo exciting! i met her! but i was really annoyed about the express line...that was so unfair!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love what she's wearing from the simplicity of the denim to the detailing on the shoulders of her blazer. She also looks well rested compared to the other signing she did and she ain't wearing all black. I'll be watching e-bay to pick up some of her denim later on.

Jessica said...

great pics, but I would not have touched that girl...yuck

chloe said...

hahahh, that girl has the britney spears fairy too!!!

kim said...

i was there too and didn't have a chance to buy anything, but they cut the line off literally like 15 people in front of us. it was pretty sad, but i did get to see her and she looked gorgeous.

Abby said...

Thanks for the shout-out Fashion Critic! It's interesting that Victoria stated in her interview with WGN-Ch9 News that she "would stay and sign every single thing". Because to Kim's comment above; I would say between 100-150 fans got to meet Victoria and maybe 1000 fans showed up. This is not a dis on Victoria because 100 autographs is a lot to sign, but with the "fan unfriendly" set up at Saks a lot of fans went home disappointed I'm sure.

Michelle said...

I´m so exited for you fashion critic.. i would like to be there too, I can even imagine how wonderful it would be to meet her, see her for real! I simply all my love!

Fashion Critic said...

Michelle, I was not there.

I live in London.

Fashion Critic said...

Abby, I think it is great she stayed an extra 30 mins.

1000 turned up? Very impressive

peach said...

Am loving her makeup here. I'm so jealous of you all who got to see her. :)

Colleen said...

she's absolutely gorgous...but soo tiny! they aren't kidding when they say she is a stick! i was super bummed about not getting a pic with her, but my sister snuck one anyways it turned out bad but its better than nothing! haha