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Victoria Beckham: No longer a spice girl

Door Emi Baldwin - Tuesday 11 August 2015 | 13:01

Some (most) of you might know Victoria Beckham as being married to football legend David Beckham and of course being a retired spice girl. With this reputation anyone would except that it would be difficult to shrug of any such labels and create your own name in its own right…in the most ruthless and judgmental industry…yes, fashion. But that is exactly what Victoria did! We have seen Mrs Beckham grow into a globally acknowledged fashion designer, gracing the likes of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, the list goes on.

Wearing one of my favourite dresses from my Autumn Winter collection x vb @vogueaustralia #VBDoverSt

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It’s hard to find someone that has never heard of the most famous girl group of all time, The Spice Girls. After the group split they all went on to pursue their own passions and careers. But one thing that we did not expect is that, the (nowadays) so glamorous Victoria Beckham would actually become a renowned and YES respected fashion designer in her own right.

“How did a former Spice Girl, known for tight dresses, killer heels and a talent for pouting, create a credible fashion empire with a turnover of more than £30m?”

 

#VVBPreSS16 x vb

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#VBPreSS16 x vb

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Perhaps this a question on many people’s lips. But honestly when you think about it, Fashion and Music go hand in hand. Fashion movements such as the Hippies (60s) or the Punks (70s) were heavily (or perhaps initiated) by the music of the time.

Victoria is the first to admit that she has no formal fashion education and perhaps that is also her saving grace. This surprisingly modest spice girl just has an eye for a good silhouette and a fantastic colour palette. It’s as simple as that. We could even began to draw a comparison (on some level) between Victoria and another great British designer, the one and only, Dame Vivienne Westwood, who like Victoria has no extensive fashion education but was a key player along with McLaren during the Punk movement. A designer evolved from music, just like Victoria.

Yet more respect?

Not only has Victoria busily been earning her fashion points, but also her and her hubby are often seen working with and alongside charities. David is even a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF children’s charity. The couple openly raise awareness for other charities such as, Comic Relief and the Red Cross.

#fashionsaveslives! Im donating Harper’s clothes to @savechildrenuk Visit @MarysLGShop_NW1 today & shop to support x vb

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It would be fair to say, that Victoria Beckham has managed in a world where our every move is being scrutinised to earn our respect on every level and managed to use social media to her advantage, not only to boost her own fashion career but also to give a voice to her beliefs. Not too shabby for an ex-spice girl.

The VB Commandments;

– You have three options…skater, pencil or a loose silhouette

– Midi-length

– Structured

– Paneling

– Black or white or a combination of the two

– If you do go for another colour then NO more than one or two colours per outfit

– Keep it minimal

– A great silhouette must be the final outcome

Great brands to re-create Victoria’s style are;

French Connection

L.K Bennett

Karen Millen

Our favourite dresses to complete the look are;

Ted Baker Black Skater Dress

Ted Baker Skater Dress Now £ 96.50

This LBD from Ted Baker is the perfect choice if you are after the skater style. Simply team it with some stunning black stilettos and slick your hair back for a polished look and your ready to rock.

YMC Black Dress

YMC Black Dress Was £ 257.00 Now £ 67.00

When you first thing of Victoria Beckham, fitted pencil dress comes to mind and yes you’re right. But she does also love a loose silhouette which is clear in her designs. This one from YMC is perfect, it literally ticks all the boxes. We recommend teaming it with chunky flat sandals or pointy brogues to finish of the VB look.

Asos Black Dress

Asos Black Dress £ 28.00

This midi-length bodycon is kept elegant with long-sleeves, making it the perfect transitional piece for your wardrobe. Bu adding some strappy black heels you will have perfected the VB look to a T!!

 

 

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