'Beck Talk' Category

Victoria Beckham: If Looks Could Kill…


…then Jennifer Lopez would be toast.

David Beckham: Designing Man


We should have expected this right?

The patron saint of Y-fronts is going to design a line of men’s bodywear. After his successful stint as the body of Armani underwear Becks has decided to have a go himself at making men’s underthings a little bit nicer to look at.  Said Becks of his new venture,

I have had the idea of doing a bodywear collection for some time now. The push to do something of my own really came as a result of my collaboration with Armani. It proved to me that there is a real market for good-looking, well-made men’s bodywear.

Becks is nearing the end of his illustrious career so getting his side hustles up and running now is probably a good idea. He is, of course, receiving some big-name help – he and Victoria’s business manager Simon Fuller will be guiding him along and his new logo will be designed by Stella McCartney’s husband Alasdhair Willis (who’s been employed as David’s creative consultant since last year).

There’s no release date for the line yet, but Victoria is in London now overseeing the campaign photo shoot. Ten exclamation points means it must be really hot. We eagerly await the final product.

Cristian Totti: Hipster-In-Training


Laid back daddy Francesco took his mini-me and wifey to see the ATP-WTA Rome Open tennis tourney yesterday. Image Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images.

footballers family Italian soccerOh dear. This picture of heartbreaker-in-the-making Cristian Totti does not bode well for the current holder of the ‘coolest footy kid’ crown, Cruz Beckham.

Thus far, we know this six-year-old’s title challenge consists of ecto-green accessories, messy long locks and a calculated disregard for tennis. We can’t blame him for not giving a crap, though, since we’d choose our jammies and gluttonous amounts of cocoa for 48 hours straight over watching an entire tennis match live any day of the week. Still, Cristian may already be way too cool for kinder care, but he’s got a sweet spot for his daddy just like the Beckhams’ youngest.

Watch your scenester swagger and misbehaviour in public, Cruz. Cristian is already plotting his next encroachment on your tough turf.

Kickette Catch Up: Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet


VB fashion soccer WAG babySaturday

- Victoria Beckham got teepeed at her baby shower around the same time as news about her husband and son, Brookyn, walking away unharmed from their LA freeway car crash broke. She’s got her lucky stars to thank for her family’s safety and for Gisele Bündchen wearing one of her dresses.

- Chelsea’s Didier Drogba is set to marry Lalla Diakite – again. Although 33-year-old Chelsea man first wed his Malian sweetheart in a small ceremony nearly a decade ago, it was said to be a small understated affair. Now that Drogba has the cash to splash in the South of France, he’s giving his lady a proper party. No word on if he’s hiring a band or if he’ll be the evening’s only entertainment.

- A pack of pretty ladies from a Brazilian TV show were sent to a Santos’ press conference to distract one of the club’s stars, Neymar.

- US-backing Kickettes, KickStarter (a financial fundraising platform) is calling for your dollars to help produce Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story.


David & Victoria Beckham: Royal Wedding Revellers


We we were planning on bringing you a live feed from today’s Royal Wedding, but since the English contingent of the Kickette staff have advised that they’re already celebrating by sinking as much Pimms as is physically possible before passing out in a ditch, our intentions of doing so have been crushed.

Still, it’s a matter that has been on our radar for some time, due in no small part to the fact that we were obsessed with wondering what Victoria Beckham would be wearing.

As one of the first, and probably most notable, arrivals to the Westminster Abbey, the beautifully-clad Beckhams look fierce. Le sigh, we love.

Anyway, just soes ya noes, we plan on hitting you with intermittent wafflings and observations and fashion fails from the wedding (which none of us have been invited to) over the next few days, because we interested and think you probably are too.**  Judging from the seats they’ve set up in Times Square to view the service, the whole ruddy world is.

**Okay, so it doesn’t entirely fit with out remit, but we’re sure our pathetic and tenuous attempts to connect the matter to football will amuse you.