30.09.13

Victoria Beckham Presents Her Spring 2014 Collections

VB Spring 2014

Victoria Beckham invited digital journalists to have a private viewing of her Spring 2014 Victoria Beckham and Victoria, Victoria Beckham collections, which was hosted at the British Embassy in Paris, France on Friday.

Vogue.co.uk, WWD, Susie Bubble, Rumi from Fashion Toast and myself were just a few of those invited. It was almost like getting the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s factory.

The collections, including the commercial pieces, were displayed around two rooms in the luxurious venue, which we browsed prior to Victoria’s arrival while drinks and canapés were served.

When the lady of the hour arrived I suddenly became really nervous, which is common around celebs, but I need not have been so shy because, despite what you may believe, Victoria is very approachable and engaging and was genuinely interested in our publications; her passion and excitement for fashion was very evident.

The first question I asked her was about the Victoria, Victoria Beckham Spring 2014 dress which received such mixed comments from you guys, and she said that the lavender silk-cloque dress – which was developed in-house – was her favourite from that collection. After not having much sleep following the show and a round of press appointments, she loved how comfortable the dress felt.

On her Victoria, Victoria Beckham Spring 2014 dress: “It is something very different for me. I was excited to wear it, turned up to work, didn’t really think much about it, should have paid a bit more attention and done my hair, but I didn’t. It’s great to wear fitted clothes, but it’s not all about fitted clothes. I felt very sexy wearing that dress and it was really quite big. I like how it feels quite romantic; I felt very free”.

On the Victoria Beckham woman, and who wears her dresses: “I love women. We really need to support each other and stick together. I went to a wedding in LA the other day and three women were wearing my dresses and that is very exciting. I love how women feel sexy, beautiful, empowered. Of course it is exciting to see celebrities on the red carpet but any women are great. The fact that they have chosen to wear me is a big deal. I am not complacent about it”.

On her online presence: “I can reach my customers quicker (reference to Twitter). My website is doing phenomenally well. What I love about that is that I do a lot of the filming myself and create a lot of the content myself and people can see the brand through my eyes. I am about to start selling ready-to-wear online as well. I didn’t want to do it right at the beginning because I really wanted to understand my customer before I could make my edit of ready-to-wear with all the other collections”.

On the pressures of designing: “I’m not trying to compete with anyone else out there; I’m just trying to compete with myself from the season before. I feel really content, proud, happy and fired up and ready to go for my next collection”.

On her next steps: “I landed back on Friday after the show; my kids were at school, so I went to the studio and started working on the pre-collection. For me, I have a lot of big dreams; there is a lot I still want to do and I’m very hands on with every element of my business, and I want to do more at the right time and not rush anything, take baby steps to create something which hopefully will be around for a long time, and to create something very important fashion-wise. It’s not just about selling loads of clothes, which the collection happens to be selling phenomenally well; I want to be relevant every season fashion-wise, not just clothes: the hair, the makeup, the venue”.

On expanding her collection to shoes: “I would love to, when the time is right. But at the moment I have my hands full with the collections, which are growing so quickly sell-through is phenomenal. We are adding new retail partners each season. I’ve just started doing pre-collection as well, which has doubled the workload, so when the time is right, for sure”.

Credit: All images belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Victoria Beckham In Victoria Beckham – Out In New York City

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42 Responses to Victoria Beckham Presents Her Spring 2014 Collections

  1. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) September 30, 2013 at 17:07 #

    Ahhhh what at thrill FC!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Dirk September 30, 2013 at 17:18 #

    LOVE the main picture. Especially the Mona Lisa smile from Victoria.

    • Cass October 1, 2013 at 01:32 #

      +1

    • Kowscia October 2, 2013 at 20:54 #

      +1! I thought same about the Mona Lisa smile x)

  3. Jennifer September 30, 2013 at 17:29 #

    That is so exciting FC! Congratulations for getting to meet her and discussing things with her!

  4. Blume September 30, 2013 at 17:32 #

    Way to go FC!!!! You are oooooooozing delight!!!

  5. Christine September 30, 2013 at 18:07 #

    Great interview!

  6. Susan N. September 30, 2013 at 18:11 #

    Two amazing women in one photo. :) Thank you for the interview!

  7. Pedro September 30, 2013 at 18:37 #

    OMG!

    Queen Victoria! I’m so jealous of you! lol

  8. liz September 30, 2013 at 18:46 #

    LOVE HER!!!!

  9. Hermoine September 30, 2013 at 18:46 #

    I would have wet my pants!!! Lucky you!

  10. Marybeth September 30, 2013 at 18:50 #

    What a great event! So glad you were there and could share it with us.
    I’m also delighted to hear that VB was so approachable.

    Love the fact that you asked her about that particular dress!

    • CreoleLady September 30, 2013 at 23:02 #

      +1.

  11. anne September 30, 2013 at 19:15 #

    Yaaaaay!! I’m so happy for you. I know i only started reading RCFA after following your VB blog so that goes a long way. And look at you now! You’re doing an awesome job at making your dreams come through! :x

  12. Anita September 30, 2013 at 19:19 #

    Congratulations FC! I squealed a little bit when I saw you in the Daily Mail. :)

    She looks great and approachable, which makes a change from when she does her ridiculous pose. I wish we saw more of this Victoria.

  13. Yeliz September 30, 2013 at 20:08 #

    Nice interview. The picture of you and Victoria is great.

  14. Carrie September 30, 2013 at 20:11 #

    Beautiful photo of you both!

    I really enjoyed your photos from this event.

  15. Jane September 30, 2013 at 20:47 #

    Thank you so much for the report of your day with her. What a woman, i never cared for what her haters had to say. I always thought she is very savvy, and a good buisnesswoman! And you both look so cute in the shot, love her make-up here.

  16. Karim September 30, 2013 at 20:47 #

    Great interview and an amazing picture!

  17. yuni September 30, 2013 at 20:53 #

    I found rcfa through your previous blog that is dedicated to the beckhams. i was a fan of that site! So cool that you were invited to her collection’s private viewing.. Time flies!

  18. Linda September 30, 2013 at 21:07 #

    Another amazing opportunity recorded for posterity. Great work, FC!

  19. Nadine September 30, 2013 at 21:31 #

    This may be the best ever picture of her I’ve seen & she came across really well in the interview…kudos!

  20. KatieKate October 1, 2013 at 02:59 #

    I think she’s brilliant, beautiful, and has the most precious family ever! What an amazing exclusive you got with her. I feel so lucky to be a reader, so I got to share in the experience. The picture of the two of you is great, and she’s smiling more than I’ve just about ever seen her. She must’ve really liked you. :-)

  21. Valissa October 1, 2013 at 03:15 #

    Ahhh I’m so incredibly envious of you right now :p
    I’m a huge fan of VB and her designs and it must’ve been amazing to be given the opportunity to attend this event and meet the woman herself.
    Thanks for the write up!
    Btw – I thought she looked fab in that blue Victoria, by Victoria Beckham dress and I’m so glad you asked her about it!

  22. Ella October 1, 2013 at 07:09 #

    Wow! Loved the interview, Catherine!! And you got VB to smile…..=D

    • Catherine Kallon October 1, 2013 at 10:44 #

      LOL…we took a group photo and someone said, “are we smiling or VB’ing”….She’s in on the joke :)

      • Tracy L October 1, 2013 at 17:29 #

        Thank you so much for this article, picture and this comment! Love so much!
        Tracy

  23. Maz October 1, 2013 at 09:00 #

    Love this write up! Also particularly love your pink lip matching your t-shirt FC!

    • Catherine Kallon October 1, 2013 at 10:44 #

      thank you..purposely done ;)

      • KatieKate October 1, 2013 at 15:13 #

        I thought the same thing about the pink lippie! I knew it was purposeful. You can’t ever convince me that you’re “rubbish at makeup”, FC! :-)

  24. Ade October 1, 2013 at 11:55 #

    I don’t know why this is making me emotional. I remember back in the old days when you ran that Victoria Beckham blog. As soon as I got home from school, I go straight to my computer and check if you’ve updated and look at you now hanging with the Queen herself. Who the hell is cutting those onions???

    • Linda October 1, 2013 at 15:03 #

      Awww…it’s so nice to share in FC’s success. I too have been obsessed with her blog. I never did get to see the old Victoria Beckam blog. Is it still around? Catherine, know that you are shining a light in the world and that many are inspired by your drive and ambition to keep on going to achieve your dreams and aspirations. <3

  25. Archana October 1, 2013 at 20:22 #

    Fabulous ladies! Thanks for the interview x

  26. Loretta October 1, 2013 at 21:48 #

    omg. you met Victoria! jealous!

  27. Kowscia October 2, 2013 at 20:56 #

    Beautiful ! You are so lucky , and the interview is amazing !
    Thanks you for sharing with us this ;D

  28. EmmaWoodhouse October 4, 2013 at 13:22 #

    Beautiful <3 so happy for you!

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