BOSTON — Victoria Beckham couldn't turn her head easily (wrenched neck, nagging back pain) nor bend over (Louboutin stilettos). But within several hours, she had to shimmy and strut a catwalk to "Like a Virgin" at a Spice Girls reunion concert.
Aches and pains aside, she was game for a personal appearance to promote her dVb denim at Saks Fifth Avenue here last Wednesday.
Boston was the first North American stop for the Spice Girls world tour. Beckham is traveling with her three sons, who spent the day at the Children's Museum while mummy pitched blue jeans. Hubby David was in Brazil. During the interview, her publicist passed along a PDA with a picture of Beckham strolling in a Marc Jacobs T-shirt emblazoned with his wife's image. Proceeds go to the Beckhams' children's charity.
She wore her own black skinny jeans, topped by a Dolce & Gabbana jacket — a present from Domenico and Stefano — and cinched with an Alexander McQueen belt.
During breaks, she stepped out of the sweltering green room and a hair-and-makeup team jogged in like a pit crew to keep her in one piece. Later, Saks customers almost pummeled her and each other in their haste to be photographed with the most famous Spice Girl. She rolled with it all, even when one woman plopped her baby on the table where she signed autographs. The child sat dazed as flashbulbs popped.
Beckham views the Spice reunion as a lucrative last laugh with old mates. She has her heart set on fashion, and has assembled a team that's helping her put together a capsule collection to be shown in New York this fall — not on a runway, but to friends and insiders.
It will include dresses, which she loves, and will avoid too much embellishment.
"I am not in the music industry anymore...I don't think it's a nice industry anymore,'' she said. "So with this tour, I was nervous about what the fashion industry would think. I'm at the bottom of the ladder — but it's what I've always wanted to do."
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