Secret alter ego: Rocker
Cardigans, khakis, and sensible shoes are her go-to outfit—and they ensure that she blends in with the crowd.
Women whose shoes she'd like to step into:
"Joan Jett. Tina Turner. Pat Benatar. They have different takes on the rocker look, but they're all gorgeously daring."
Why she usually plays it safe instead:
"My work keeps me running from appointment to appointment all day. I'm not comfortable wearing a short skirt and high heels. How would I run up and down the subway stairs? And it would attract the kind of attention I don't want."
The upside to attention:
"In the right context, it's really fun. And I'd love to feel freer, more spontaneous."
The HairTo create allover texture—but not soft curls—Roberta twirled two-inch sections of Victoria's hair around a curling iron, leaving the bottom inch or two out of the clamp. The technique created waves with a rough finish. To make Victoria's hair a little piecey, Roberta warmed a little wax (from a stick, like TIGI Bed Head Stick) on her fingers and ran it over individual strands.
The MakeupJust ask Chrissie Hynde: A rocking makeup look calls for black eyeliner. Lots of it. Rebecca used thin black pencil on Victoria's lower lashlines, then a smudgy black liner on top. A shimmery cream shadow (like Clinique Lid Smoothie Eye Colour in Bit O'Honey) leaves lids looking a little wet—"not too pretty and perfect," says Rebecca—and a lip stain defines Victoria's mouth without looking high-maintenance.
The ClothesChanneling Beyoncé ("Run the World [Girls]" played at her photo shoot), Victoria worked the rock-diva combination of sparkle and spikes with an electric blue, sequined Aidan Mattox minidress, bold jewelry (Deanna Hamro and Ben-Amun), and fierce, pointy heels (Cesare Paciotti).
Your Inner RockerIf you're not into black eyeliner, a dark nail polish can nudge you toward rock 'n' roll. Try navy, an almost-black burgundy, or something unexpected, like Victoria's gold-flecked olive polish.
Chunky, layered necklaces and bracelets are an easy way to add a touch of rock to any outfit, and they're available at every price.
Dress, Aidan Mattox, $300, edressme.com. Swarovski-crystal and sterling silver cuff, Deanna Hamro, $2,695, fragments.com. Spike bracelet, Ben-Amun, $345, ben-amun.com. Shoes, Cesare Paciotti, $1,195, 212-452-1222.