Style Coun­cil

Vic­to­ria Beck­ham and her Hong Kong muses ap­proached our shoot with the same fo­cus and gusto that has driven their ca­reer suc­cess

Hong Kong Tatler - - Behind The Scenes -

Pin­ning global fash­ion icon Vic­to­ria Beck­ham down for a cover shoot dur­ing her whistlestop tour of Asia was a bit like try­ing to catch a shoot­ing star. The mother of four had a diary tighter than a ban­dage dress, so ef­fi­ciency was the name of the game.

The de­signer, who was in town to open her Hong Kong bou­tique at Land­mark, a part­ner­ship with Joyce Group and her first stand-alone store out­side Lon­don, ar­rived at our shoot in a mod­ern navy en­sem­ble—one of her own, of course—and with her hair and make-up al­ready fi­nessed. She was re­laxed, warm and en­er­getic.

Join­ing her on the set at the Land­mark Man­darin Oriental were Gigi Chao, Bao Bao Wan and Guo Jingjing—high-achiev­ing women se­lected by Vic­to­ria as her Hong Kong brand am­bas­sadors. Each sported a sig­na­ture dress from her col­lec­tion. Within min­utes they were chat­ting and pos­ing to­gether as if they’d been friends for years.

Vic­to­ria is a min­i­mal­ist, so the set de­sign was sim­ple and mono­chrome, ex­cept for the dra­matic carved wooden chair that made it onto the cover. She and renowned fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher Wing Shya made a dy­namic duo and the sleek shots are tes­ta­ment to the great on-set chemistry. Vic­to­ria is a woman who knows what she wants, so she wasn’t afraid to let the team know what she liked and what didn’t work—do­ing so, al­ways, with charm and hu­mour.

Bao Bao (left) glammed up for the cover shoot in one of the Land­mark Man­darin Oriental’s L600 suites

MANY HANDS From left: Hong Kong Tatler di­rec­tor of photography Gil­lian Nadel, Vic­to­ria Beck­ham, fash­ion ed­i­tor Jus­tine Lee, ed­i­tor-in-chief Claire Breen Mel­wani

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