How Becks and Burton stole the show
The Brits have continued to make fashion headlines in the past couple of weeks. The latest pair of figures creating all the fuss are both born into two of the most famous families in Britain, though the similarities end there. In fact, Queen Elizabeth and Romeo Beckham are generations apart.
Ten-year-old Romeo Beckham, Victoria and David Beckham's second child, is the star of Burberry's spring-summer 2013 advertising campaign, his first venture into fashion. Chief creative officer Christopher Bailey was even quoted as saying that Romeo stole the show. The joyful little skit by Beckham junior, grinning widely, is the latest addition to what the brand calls its "Burberry family" and with the label's history of launching the careers of bright young British talents in its campaigns, this could be the starting point of a public career for the handsome boy.
The other Brit we have been watching is the Queen - and it's not to see what ensemble she's got on, though the lady is remarkably chic for someone in her 80s. On her birthday, the queen bestowed upon Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen a royal honour.
On December 13, a heavily pregnant Burton received an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to the fashion industry. I make no secret of being a huge fan of Burton: her personality and her flawless translation of her mentor Alexander McQueen's label upon his untimely death. In my view, there really is no one more deserving of the award, if not just for her talent, then for her secret-keeping skills. Burton managed to keep secret her commission to make that royal wedding dress, right up until Catherine Middleton got into her car on the day.