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.
Welcome to the fourth instalment of 'My Muse', which sees well loved fashion bloggers recount what they learned from their first style icon. We've seen Kelly Kapowski, Cher Horowitz and a Vietnam-era "Donut Dolly" honoured, and now...drumroll...we bring you Posh Spice.
Coco from Coco's Tea Party, a 3-year-old site that brings all the necessary doses of the Olsens and Anja Rubik, explains why Victoria Beckham spiced up her life back in the '90s.
It was the mid-'90s and it was love at first sight; she was wearing a little black dress and I was probably wearing pyjamas. It was the first time I’d ever seen The Spice Girls, who were performing on 'Top of the Pops'. There was Baby (I liked her bunches but she was too childish), then there was Ginger (too tacky), Scary was scary, and I had no intention of ever wearing sportswear. That left the one on the end pouting in the black dress: Posh Spice. We were a match made in heaven.
After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from editors and buyers, Victoria Beckham's latest collection has also come out as a huge commercial success. The structural pieces are selling like crazy online, especially on Net-a-Porter.
Offloading dresses with four-figure pricetags during a recession? The former Spice Girl must be doing something right.
Posh got the bob. So did everyone. Rihanna started hacking. A smaller but more dedicated crowd followed. Alice Dellal sheared half her head. Does this mean the truly devoted are now going to follow suit?
Eve performed at the House of Harlow, Clandestine Industries and Switch Boutique fashion show this week with something noticeably missing. Does it work for you?