Posh Too Glamazon for Hip LA

Why Victoria Beckham fails as a stateside celeb
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2007 1:05 PM CST
Victoria Beckham watches her husband and Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham play against Chivas USA during the first half of their Major League Soccer game, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, in Carson, Calif....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – David Beckham has scored big with soccer fans, but his Spice Girl better half hasn't exactly taken LA by storm. Emma Forrest of the Guardian wonders whether the trouble is a wardrobe malfunction. In a city where celebs spend the day in jeans and T-shirts, Victoria Beckham goes glamazon, tottering around in Alaia minidresses, elaborate makeup, and heels.

Women in London dress up every day. But in Hollywood, "dressing down implies that dressing up is a facet of your job, at which you are incredibly successful," says Forrest. Dolling up in one's free time—the habit of poor misguided Posh, pal Katie Homes, and nobody else—apparently advertises the fact that there aren't enough awards ceremonies on the agenda. (Read more Victoria Beckham stories.)