Victoria Beckham wearing (not-so-chic) glasses back in her Posh Spice days
It's a great time to be Victoria Beckham. Not only has the popstar-designer-supermum been shooting with Karl Lagerfeld, who praised her 'incredible look' and 'handsome' son, but she's dropped hints that the Spice Girls WILL be performing at the Olympics Closing Ceremony possibly wearing a Giles-designed frock and sporting a bedazzled microphone. As if THAT wasn't exciting enough, Lady V is now adding a new range of optical frames to her impressive CV.
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We're obviously delighted with the news but quite honestly, spectacles aren't the first accessory that spring to mind when we think of VB. However, as WWD reports, when you're building a fashion empire, an optical collection is the obvious next step, right? What's more, the designer herself is short-sighted. Who knew?
The poor poppet has been unable to find a suitably chic pair of frames, hence why we've never seen her sporting glasses that aren't oversize sunnies. 'I do need to wear glasses — [but] I haven’t found glasses that suit me or that I particularly like,' Victoria reveals. So what's a designer to do? Make her own range, of course! 'I’ve always been quite self-conscious [about this], so that’s why I’ve decided to do them myself.'
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A preview of Victoria's new optical collection
You'll remember Victoria launched a line of faboosh sunglasses two years ago so this six-piece optical collection is bound to be just as classic, feminine and stylish. We won't get our mitts (or should that be faces?) on the designs until they hit retailers in January BUT we do know that we'll be treated to superlight metal aviators as well as heavier rectangular shapes. Plus: the overall palette is black, tortoise, topaz, yellow and forest green, each style comes in THREE colourways and every pair is adorned with a diamond “V”. How chic!
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And for those of you itching to dress-up your man Beckham style, Victoria is releasing unisex styles too — the Heavy Square is a bolder frame that Mr and Mrs Becks both wear. We love a bit of matchy-matchy chic! Each pair will retail for about £260 so start saving those pennies, folks, and breathe a sigh of relief that finally VB can see! 'I will be wearing my glasses now, and it will be nice to see where I will be going for once,' she says. Ah, didn't we tell you this is one funny lady?
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