Driving in heels & forgetting the kids
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You’ve heard all about the Victoria Beckham Range Rover Evoque Special Edition right? She designed it and she went to China to promote it because that’s where all the new millionaires are these days, ready to spend their corrupt government cash.
I love Range Rovers. My favourite is the Range Rover Sport. It’s so classic and SO expensive. On the Canadian website the base model is $75K. By the time you add a cup holder it’s probably well over $80K. This is too much especially when I’m just kickin’ it with my dirty dogs and going up to the trails. But there are so many people driving so many Range Rovers. Is there a Range Rover warehouse sale that I’m not getting invited to?
The Evoque is supposed to be moderately priced by Range Rover standards. Pretty sure the VB Special Edition, um, doesn’t fall under the “moderately priced” category. A friend of mine just ordered the Evoque. I just emailed her if she’s getting the VB. Her response:
Of course it’s not the Beckham edition.
That edition prevents you from driving to McDonalds.
Also the driver’s seat is probably narrower than a regular seat.
Anyway, to promote her Evoque, Posh was interviewed by Vanity Fair. She tells them that right now, wouldn’t you know, she drives a Range Rover Sport. Hers is “customised”, obviously. Hilariously she says that David keeps trying to convince her to sell it:
“He wants me to get another Range Rover. Actually, I’ve got all the mums in the school lining up wanting to buy mine if I sell it. Because myself and David customized it.”
No Posh. It’s because they want him to drop it off himself. Early afternoon, just park it right beside the pool house.
And would people stop abusing “MYSELF”? How hard is it to say “because David and I customised it”?
They also asked her about driving in flats, which she once revealed was the only time she wasn’t in heels. She wants to make sure you know though that she does, often, drive in heels:
“I’d have to say my favorite flat (to drive in) would definitely be a Lanvin flat. Or if I’m working out, it would obviously be an Adidas trainer. But I drive in heels, absolutely. I mean, safety first—I make sure they’re not silly heels. But, yeah, I’m not one of these people that has a change of shoes in the car.”
Here’s where I become a stick shift snob. Because I drive stick, and I think more people should learn because it would make them better drivers, and, well, it’s certainly not advised to drive stick in 6 inch Charlotte Olympia heels. Think of the angle your foot has to be at. And how that might cause a delay or a stub when you’re changing gears. Obviously Mrs Beckham drives automatic.
The story of Victoria Beckham, busy, rushed working mom, who went off to drop her kid off at school - in the Range Rover - without actually getting the kid in the car - it’s really cute:
Oh my God, you know what I did the other day? This is a funny story. I got up in the morning, and I knew that I had a whole morning full of conference calls. So I got up early with Harper, sorted Harper out, got all the kids their breakfast, got them ready for school, put Harper in the car seat, and said, “Come on, kids, we have to get going or we’re going to be late”—every morning I take Brooklyn, and David takes the little boys to school. We take it in turns because they go to two different schools.
So I jump in my Range Rover, put the car seat in, put my iPod on—obviously very important—and I drive to school. And then I realize, I’d left Brooklyn in the kitchen. I was driving along, talking away, and all the sudden, I looked at the front seat, and I was like, “Sh-t! Sh-t! I’ve forgot something!”
I’d gotten down the road, and I literally had to turn around and drive back up the driveway. And David was standing there in the driveway with all three boys, just [shakes her head]. And I felt like such an idiot because I was in such a rush. Harper was in the car, I was in the car, and we were on the way to school. But we did not have the child who needed to go to school.
Click here for the full VF piece on VB and her Range Rovers.