Victoria Beckham says that baby Harper “loved” going into the Prada store


Victoria Beckham speaks! It’s been happening with more frequency since she came to America, and now we have a plethora of new Victoria quotes, all from NYFW where Posh debuted her Fall/Winter VB line on September 11th. I think Victoria met with some influential publications and style people to promote her line, and I think she did all of the interviews with baby Harper Seven in her lap or in her arms. While wearing stilettos. Of course. I honestly don’t think there’s a quote in here that didn’t make me giddy:

Posh on how she’s perceived: “I’m not just that miserable cow, you know,” announced Victoria Beckham to a room of somewhat startled fashion editors, all perched primly on white sofas in a large Manhattan loft, as they awaited her latest fashion show. “And here, this dress?” continued Beckham as one model walked out. “It looks like a giant Fabergé egg, doesn’t it? And this is our moon print. Which is great.”

Victoria on taking her daughter to Prada: “We went in to Prada yesterday and she loved it. It was if she was saying, ‘Mummy I’m home!’”

On Harper’s first Fashion Week: “I can’t leave her alone for a minute, I haven’t been without her since she was born nine weeks ago, she’s too wonderful to leave.”

Posh on ‘Victoria by Victoria Beckham’, her off-shoot, cheaper brand: “This has been a real labour of love for me and we have been working on it for around a year. I wanted something that was a little bit more affordable but I did not want to compromise with design or quality. It’s not a second line, or a diffusion line – it’s another line, another side to my wardrobe. This is a way to give my customers what they want.”

On the shift in color palette: The emphasis was on loose, crepe, satin, jacquard and something called “summer wool” shifts that barely skimmed the body, some in rich colours such as Kelly green and deep blue, and some spattered with sweet cartoonish prints, a look heretofore verboten in the Beckham wardrobe. “I’m very into conversational prints this season,” Beckham said, wearing one of the cat print dresses herself.

Posh‘s sidenote about cats: “I want a cat but David won’t let me have one – he doesn’t want them bringing mice in the house. He’s a dog person,” she revealed.

Heels versus flats: Picking out a lovely black shift with scalloping around the neckline, she said: “I love this dress, I could wear this one with flats during the day and heels at night.”. It was a nice try on her part, but her claim to flats-wearing normality was slightly undermined by the fact that she was, at that moment, wearing gigantic stilettos while cuddling her nine-week-daughter, Harper.

Posh is self-obsessed: One of the last dresses was a simple white one which was downright Jackie O-like. Chic, simple and tasteful. “And you see the neckline? There’s a little V,” said Beckham, indicating a tiny dip in the centre. “It’s subtle branding.”

[From The Mail and The Guardian]

The part about Posh wanting a cat confused the hell out of me. What does she mean, “he doesn’t want them bringing mice in the house”? Does she mean that David thinks cats will bring live mice into the house? Because that doesn’t happen. I’ve had a lot of cats in my life, and if you’re lucky enough to get a cat with a great hunting instinct, they’ll go outside and catch things, kill the things or leave them pretty close to dead, and then they’ll leave their kills outside of the door, like they’re giving you a present. It’s not like cats go outside, catch a live mouse, gently carry the mouse into the house and let it go. That has never happened to any cat-owner I’ve ever known. But if cats do catch something, they want you to see their kill and be proud of them.

Sigh… I miss having cats.




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  1. brin says:

    Hope she doesn’t have Harper wobbling around in stilettos by three. She’s going to give Suri some competition.
    Re: cats: they don’t bring mice in but if you have one already, they will find it and bring it to you (dead or almost dead).

  2. Helen says:

    Ha, I have two cats and they both do exactly what you describe. It drives me crazy! They bring in live prey (mouse, gecko, moth, cricket etc), dump the poor creature down (usually on the bathroom mat) and then proceed to play. They don’t seem to have any killing instinct. The smaller creatures usually die eventually, but the mice tend to run and hide, and then it is game on. The cats are surprisingly gentle – they delicately poke the mouse with a paw so that they squeak and scuttle. I can’t bear it so I usually catch the mouse and release it. Had well over twently mice brough it and never a dead one or even a drop of blood shed.

  3. ShanKat says:

    The ruffle at the hemline wrecks that dress. It had me til there.

    Those ankle strap stilettos look ridiculous. But I have such a soft spot for Vix. I’m looking forward to seeing her new line.

  4. Sophie says:

    My old cat brought a half dead bird into the house once, it was pretty horrible. He was just standing there really proud while we were all freaking out. The poor thing managed to fly out the door though, so I don’t think it was fatal.

  5. Pseudoangie says:

    I think it’d be a tad ironic if baby Harper turned out to be a tomboy.

    Also, I house-sat with a cat that would leave dead mice in the middle of the carpet, then again, he was a strange cat

  6. teehee says:

    Cats and sometimes dogs will bring their ‘catch’ and proudly show it to you, or pay with it further, on the comfort of an expensive plush rug.

  7. Sue says:

    I love that she takes Harper with her. I think she is a good mom. Her sons look happy/normal. Go Victoria, it’s your life, enjoy!

  8. Trillian says:

    Hey if you had cats you should know that they are all different. My cat would (and has for a while, before I started looking closer when I open the door for her at night) bring live mice for me to catch. Sometimes they were just “still alive” and pretty chewed on, but more often they were just fine and off under the nearest closet. Took me hours to catch them and she would sit in the living room watching …

  9. Tierra says:

    awww, cats do that as a way of repaying you for feeding them. they’re trying to return the favor. Thats why they look so proud when they do it. its like, “look ma, I can feed you too”.
    I love my cats but neither one can kill anything. they play with whatever they find, including spiders…eeek ;/

  10. Kaiser says:

    LOL, I love conversations about cats! I’ve had SO many cats in my life, and none of them have ever brought something mostly alive into the house. I had one who would bring in squirrels and birds who were half-dead, and then she would show me the coup de grace inside.

  11. mannequin says:

    I’m wondering how this tiny baby displayed a love of Prada? I hope the baby is a tomboy.

  12. dorothy says:

    Oh I know how Victoria feels. My babies always loved Target. Course I was in tennis shoes and shorts, not 6 stilettos, and I went just to shop, not for a photo opp. But, hey..I guess everyones different.

  13. S says:

    My mom’s cats bring live mice AND birds into the house to play with them…and then we end up running around trying to catch the poor petrified things to let them loose outside. Once they brought in a bat – that was AWFUL.

    So yes, that does happen.

  14. aenflex says:

    Her mothering instinct is saving her from any possible criticism from my direction. I love her carrying that baby around.

  15. Waldemar says:

    I must say that I have respect for the way they are not pimping out their newest offspring. No pictures, no parading in front of the paparazzi every freaking single day with the kid so that Posh gets maximum publicity during fashion week. Nothing of that sort, the Beckhams have truly changed their ways.


  16. Schnauzers!!! says:

    That’s why my cat stays indoors. If a mouse gets in, it’s hers. But she isn’t going outside.

  17. gamblea says:

    Why is Harper’s skin so blue?

  18. Jaded says:

    Bahahahahaaaa! @Waldemar – good one. Once a famewhore always a famewhore. Remember the Rebecca Loos affair? The first thing Posh did was get knocked up. Having a baby to patch up a bad marriage and mollify the press – that’s such a mature thing to do. Lugging around a newborn during fashion week to get attention, exposing her to screaming paps and flashbulbs going off in her eyes whilst teetering around in 6 inch stilettos? Really smart Posh…you’re as transparent as a pan of water.

  19. Original Tiffany says:

    C’mon, if I had her means, and I had a 9 week old and was showing at FW, I’d darned well bring my baby.
    Now, the baby loving the Prada store? They are blobs are 9 weeks! They wouldn’t know or give a crap about Prada.
    My cats would bring only dead stuff home. When you have a barn full of hay, you definitely need some mousers. Of course in the foothills of SoCal, then you have coyotes-that kind of cuts down the cat population. :(

  20. ViktoryGin says:

    I’m pained at seeing her carry that baby in those kill me heels.

  21. Minx2 says:

    that last picture on the street in insanely high heels and a precious baby in her arms makes me want to run to her and slap her! If she hits a pothole or just wobbles, the kid can fall out of her arms right on the pavement. But vanity first, motherly love second. Harper “loves” Prada, I’m sure (*rolls eyes*). I hope Harper is a tomboy who will love to play soccer with her daddy and won’t like frilly things.

  22. Cleo says:

    I would be scared of tripping with her in my arms.

  23. Rose says:

    Even if Harper is a tomboy, she’ll be loved by her parents. The level of meaness here to V Beckham is disgusting. Since when do we get to dictate what a mother does or doesn’t wear? Kudos to her for not giving a damn what other people think about HER choices.

  24. Princess Lizabeth says:

    Minx2 and others, I agree. Those are not meant for wear whilst toting a baby.

    Dorothy, I had to laugh at your post. I could say the same about early shopping trips with my little one. We always joke that we’re going to “Tar-jhay” when we go to Target. Sounds so posh, doesn’t it? :)

  25. your mama says:

    @Kaiser — I have a cat who brought in a mouse gently, then proceeded to place his paw on the mouse’s tail and while the mouse looked terrified and ran in place.. my cat rubbed his cheek all over him. I still have my cat and yes, he went from that to killing huge bunnies and leaving them on the front porch. Now, he’s old and sleeping on my bed. But, the days of innocence when he was just playing with a mouse are something I can’t forget. LOL!

  26. El Kiddo says:

    The other day i was debating to myself whether Posh is a cat or a dog person. [FYI, I'm not obsessed, but the mind doth wander ya know?}]

    I thought dog.

    I thought wrong. Hurmppph.

  27. KLO says:

    Victoria was joking :D

    Come on, if you ever saw an interview with her you’d understand that she has a good sense of humor.

    And she’s a good mom. Her boys seem very well adjusted and well taken care of. Why should it be any different with Harper?

  28. Emily says:

    My (indoor) cats keep somehow finding baby groundhogs and leaving them in the kitchen for us. Maybe he doesn’t want them to bring their kills to him. It’s pretty gross and I make the bf clean it up.

  29. ladybert62 says:

    Well the only thing I will comment on is that cats do indeed bring live mice in the house – I know this from personal experience many times – cat goes out, catches mouse, brings it into the house to show us and play with – mouse gets loose and runs under furniture – then hubby and me are up all night trying to catch the damn mouse. This has happened many times over the years with many different cats that we have had.

  30. Rachel says:


    I don’t care for many people famous people.

  31. mymy says:

    I am just in utter shock that cats are being mentioned after I saw the last photo of her walking in those stilettos holding the baby. I am beyond gobsmacked. Are you kidding me? Head injury waiting to happen

  32. Ben says:

    Actually, cats think of their owners as sort of parents *and* children, so they bring you dead stuff because they’re concerned that you still don’t know how to hunt for yourself. Equally adorable.

  33. Catherine says:

    I took that quote as her being funny. It is her obvious hope that Harper will be a lover of fashion as well and that statement was her little fantasy. I thought it was super cute and I love the fact she brings the baby everywhere she goes.

  34. xxodettexx says:

    i have three cats [all males] and i have had a total of 12 cats total since i turned 18 [some left with me by less caring parents]… they definitely do not bring live mice home, but i have found carcasses for the following on my front steps: mice, birds, lizards, bunnies [this one really killed me bc i mean, bunny!] and even a turtle [this was by one of my evil females; loved her but stella was psycho!]

    anyway, will never miss cats bc i plan on having furbaby cats for the rest of my life! :)

  35. Diane says:

    @ cat lovers: We had a cat that brought in a bird, let it go and that bird flew all over the house. Kitty was doing flips in the air trying to catch it. Finally hubby got his bait net, caught it and let it loose outside. 5 seconds later the bird keeled over and died, probably from heart failure.

  36. Melissa says:

    I don’t know which I dislike more – Posh or cats. I guess it’s a toss-up.

  37. wtf? says:

    am i the only one hating the fact she is wearing ridiculous heals holding a baby in front of her…i now she’s an expert in walking in heals and all…but as a nurse its NOT SAFE!

    and another thing …her baby probably just enjoyed being held by mom and wouldn’t know a prada from a pram at this point and the child IS dusky, most likely cold, she needs to be covered up and not exposed to wind, and a beanie would help too….

    i wonder if Posh realizes its not a doll to show off outfits at this point… she’s a newborn that needs to be bonding with her parents and family, not on display…..ok rant over

  38. Selena says:

    I am sincerely sorry for all of you cat owners but…

    The average domestic cat when let out kills about 59 native animals a year. I know that may be different in America or Europe, but in Australia it is an issue.

    Why do we that do not own cats have to put up with other people’s cats coming into our yard (and in one case the lounge room through an open window) and spraying all over the place and killing the native lizards and frogs we set up habitats for?

    There are cat proof fences and there are cat runs for those of you that really care for your pets.

  39. AcesHigh says:

    I’d find it amusing if little Harper turned out to be a little tomboy like Shiloh when she gets a little older.

  40. Jaxx says:

    I had some mice in my kitchen once and my cat had a great time stalking them. He would sit on the kitchen mat for hours just waiting for them to come out from under the stove. Finally, he caught one. I heard this great crash in the kitchen and then he came racing into the living room, straight to me with this panicked look in his eyes with the wriggling mouse in his teeth. He brought me a live mouse!

    I didn’t want to touch the thing or kill it either so I grabbed the cat, took him out onto my patio and shook him until he dropped the mouse and it ran away. Then I laughed and laughed at both of us. I think he was more freaked by the mouse than I was.

    Poor Jonah! He was bringing me a present and I didn’t appreciate it nearly enough. (Cats love us, but think we aren’t very good hunters and try to provide for us.) After we setted down from the excitement I praised and petted him for his achievement and gift. (Ick!) In the next couple of weeks he did it two more times and that was the end of my mouse infestation. I will never forget the terrified look in his eyes as he would run in with the live mouse in his teeth. He was a great cat.

  41. Kelly says:

    Why don’t they just get an indoor cat? And I’m sorry but VB is just plain obnoxious.

  42. Jess says:

    I think this is the funnest comment thread ever. I love cats! The stories are just hilarious!

  43. MissVJJ says:

    Hey I just got some Prada heels today =) How the hell does she walk in those? Christian Louboutins are known for being terribly uncomfortable shoes. WTH.. And while carrying a newborn..

  44. Isabel says:

    I love her. Awesome to see such a doting mommy. Notice that SHE is holding Harper…not some baby handler.

    Re: the heels…if I went around in those while holding my 5 month old, it would be cause for concern. But this is Posh! She’s probably more comfortable in stilletos than slippers!

  45. clover says:

    yeah, my cat brings in alive mice all the time. they used to be dead/destroyed beyond belief but the amount of times she drops a live mouse at my feet and it runs off, it’s the most annoying thing in the world when it takes hours to find it and put it back outside :/

  46. Isa says:

    My daughter loved Applebees. :)

    We had a cat named Lola that was a mice hunting machine! We had a problem with mice. I bought one of those human mouse traps where they can get in but not get out. But once we got her there was no more mice. She would bring them to my husband and she saw him dump one out once. After that she never brought him one again, but would eat them except for the tail.

    And once, in the middle of the night I stepped on one. Barefoot. SO GROSS.