Figuring out who inspires the people who inspire you is pretty fascinating, and when Victoria Beckham offered up a name recently, my ears pricked up instantly. She pointed to British interior decorator Rose Uniacke as the woman whose style she most admired, telling a writer for the Telegraph that when Rose welcomed her to a dinner to her house in wide trousers and bare feet, she thought, I want to be you. Big words, guys (and, also, further proof Victoria is getting over super-high heels—don’t forget she showed flats in her debut shoe collection this September).
There aren’t a ton of pics out there of her, but what I unearthed reveal she has a penchant for flowy, loose gowns with dramatic, billowy sleeves. She loves Céline, got married in Lanvin, and says of her interior decorating, “I don’t overfurnish,” which seems to apply to her dressing approach as well. Interestingly, her company’s website reveals a professional background I find very impressive: Before being lauded for her decor skills, she was trained as a furniture restorer and was an antiques dealer. Mega-fan Victoria has commissioned her to redo her home with David—check out Rose’s house in this story and it’s easy to understand why Victoria wants a piece of that for herself.
For last year’s Academy Awards with producer hubby David Heyman, she picked this gorgeous printed dress that looks more runway than red carpet.
Her signature silhouette: a relaxed neck, voluminous sleeves, and fabric that perfectly pools.
This was different for her but with those same sleeves cuffed at the wrist. I love the bib collar in contrasting white.