She might not be able to sing, but love her or loath her, Victoria Beckhamhas found her fashion voice, and this week she celebrates 10 years in the business with an upcoming show featuring her new collection at London Fashion Week.
This week we saw October’s Vogue front cover, featuring VB and her brood of young Beckhams, controversially without golden balls, David. The rumour mill is in overdrive.
It caused heated debates all over, which she probably loved as it keeps brand Beckham very much alive and kicking.
He appeared inside, instead.
She may receive criticism for her relationship and lack of smiles but there’s no denying the success of her fashion empire.
Bursting onto the scene in 2009 with her pixie cropped hair and slim fitted dresses, she hasn’t looked back since.
She was nervous back then, which was unusual for a Spice Girl who had performed in front of thousands, probably because fashion editors don’t take kindly to ‘celebrities moonlighting as designers’ but VB shone through.
Her brand is stocked in 400 stores in 50 countries and the business, spanning womenswear, shoes, bags, denim and eyewear is worth a cool £36m.
She obviously has a strong team behind her and has always been careful not to tread on other designer’s toes, pinching ideas.
Her success is truly down to honesty, humility and hard work.
I personally love everything she’s ever done (including the Spice Girls) from the shapes of her dresses – I have two – to her fabulous sunnies – I own three pairs.
People will always be interested in VB because of her background story. A Spice girl who married a (gorgeous) superstar footballer, quit singing, built a fashion empire and had four perfect children – all famous in their own ways now too. We might be envious of her jet set lifestyle but she’s super stylish and when she graces the front cover of any magazine from Vogue to Heat, they sell.
Hell, even the young royals wear VB.
So, here’s looking forward to her S/S ’19 collection at LFW. All the gossip socials and tabloids are currently trying to destroy her marriage with tales of affairs and being a business brand only.
Those Rebecca Loos rumours will be firmly at the back of her mind as her girls strut the catwalk in what will inevitably be another killer collection.
Long may she reign.