Over the past few weeks there's been copious reports about the Spice Girls reuniting to perform at the closing ceremony. Victoria pretty much confirmed the reports when she tweeted an image of her microphone and yesterday we saw those teaser images of the band rehearings and tonight, it finally happened.
In what was by far the highlight of the night, the girls came out singing 'Spice Up Your Life' and 'Wannabe'. As yet, not all of the credits are out but what we do know is that Victoria sported a black Giles creation, as expected, and Mel. B did her best Beyonce wearing Zuhair Murad.
For the last few months there's been talk about the Spice Girls performing at the Olympics closing ceremony and the speculation was pretty much confirmed last week when Victoria Beckham tweeted a picture of a diamanté-encrusted microphone. Now, with the closing ceremony less than a week away, the big question has now switched to what the brand will wear.
Victoria recently tweeted a photo of Katie Grand's pet rabbit along with the caption: 'Morning fitting with @gilesgilesgiles, cuddle with @kegrand bunny!! X vb.' As yet no confirmations have been made and even if he is dressing Victoria, that doesn't necessarily mean that he's dressing the whole band. If he did, it would make sense. Victoria is hardly ever spotted wearing anything other than her own designs so it's hard to think what else Deacon would be fitting her for and besides, Giles is one of Britain's biggest designers right now so who better to dress the country's biggest girl group on what will undoubtedly be an event to remember?
This week the Spice Girls were back in the headlines after their launched their new musical 'Viva Forever' but that's not the only thing the five girls are doing together. According to the Telegraph, the former band members have joined forces in auctioning off some of their most memorable outfits with all of the proceeds going directly to the Save the Children and Children in Need.
For anyone born remotely in the late 80s or 90s, their signature pieces were like wardrobe essentials. Naturally that, of course, came along with the mandatory 'Girl Power' pose, so the news that these pieces are up for sale is big news.
Italian designer Antonio Berardi, whose gravity-defying heel-less fetish boots, as sported by Victoria Beckham in the past, has admitted he turned down an offer to work with Lady Gaga. With A-list fans including Gwyneth Paltrow, Megan Fox, Amber Rose and Eva Mendes, to name but a few, one would have thought dressing Lady Gaga would have been right up his street. Berardi however, who is currently attending the Peroni Young Design Awards in Australia,held in conjunction with Harper's Bazaar at the Museum of Contemporary Art, told Australia's Herald Sun just why he had declined the offer.
"I was approached to design a clothing range with Lady Gaga but I knocked it back because I wasn't interested in someone whose music is meaningless...Her music is meaningless now so what impact will it have in 20 years?" Ouch. Although if we were Lady Gaga, we wouldn't take it to heart. Perhaps in a few years, if she decides to pursue a career in fashion properly, then no one will remember she was ever an all-singing, all-dancing pop princess. She could even ask Victoria Beckham for pointers, as it seems as though Berardi is unware of her days as a Spice Girl.
It's safe to say that Victoria Beckham - idol of our younger years - has come a long way since the Spice Girls launched her to fame back in the '90s. Now a wife, mother, singer, fashion muse and designer, Posh Spice is slowly but surely conquering the fashion world as she enters her fourth season as an accredited fashion designer. This season sees the launch of her eyewear and denim collections under her Victoria Beckham empire - after the dVb label is no longer - both to be sold in select stores such as Net-a-Porter, each featuring their own short films created exclusively for the launch.
The world of music is set to brace itself as Victoria Beckham adds another string to her bow by agreeing to sit as a judge on the panel for American Idol.
The former Spice Girl, mother, wife, designer and muse, has recently added the role of panel judge to her ever expanding repertoire, having been invited by Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller, to sit as a guest judge for the popular TV show. The singer is rumoured to be replacing Paula Abdul who famously quit last month following a dispute over pay, and is said to have taken time out from designing to make a one off appearance on the show.
Having accepted the role in a bid to raise her profile stateside, Victoria will act as one of a host of other celebrities including Mary J Blige and Katy Perry, who will also be doing one off stints on the judging panel but as yet, is the only celebrity judge to have been invited to two sets of auditions.
Rumours are rife that as was the case with Cheryl Cole last month, studio execs will be putting in place focus groups to determine whether or not Victoria's accent and tiny frame will be off putting to viewers and thus detrimental to her future as a panel judge on the show or whether they will warm to her and result in high viewing ratings though only time will tell.
For now however, Victoria will hopefully be enjoying and revelling in the warm welcome she has so far received.
Most of Victoria Beckham's internet attention this week focused on whether she'd be replacing Paula Abdul as a judge on 'American Idol'. (Hey, those Spice Girls days could have come in handy!) The verdict on that one: no. She'll simply be a guest judge for the reality singing competition so she can focus on her designing career.
Now, WWD has reported that Beckham also has declined to renew her contract as the face of Emporio Armani lingerie, for the same reason of focusing on design. With an upcoming New York Fashion Week show in September and good press and sales to match, we can't say we blame her. Although we will miss those shots of her with David Beckham all over our magazines.
But who would take over for Beckham? Joe Zee said that "LA is buzzing that Megan Fox is signed to replace her" but then took his guess back.
Be sure to check the newsstands for a certain former Spice Girl this October. Victoria Beckham - despite having covered Vogue UK, India and Russia - has never covered the American version of the magazine, besides a 1998 appearance with her girl group. Rumour has it that this autumn she'll go solo.
With her fashion line selling quickly on Net-a-Porter, and with an upcoming perfume launch in the US, now seems as good a time as any. In our minds, this makes at least a small chance that David Beckham will accompany her in the photo shoot. Hey, let us dream!