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10 Years of Victoria Beckham
Life and Style Writer Emma Curtis celebrates ten years of Victoria Beckham's brand and how she has evolved from the footballer's wife to the fashion icon
To many people, Victoria Beckham was known as being ‘Posh Spice’ in the pop group the Spice Girls who peaked in the 90s, despite Victoria’s questionable singing ability. She then married David Beckham, the hugely popular and talented British footballer in 1999 which consequently lead her to being known as just another footballers wife who appeared desperate for money and fame after the girl group split in the year 2000.
However, I would argue that Victoria Beckham’s image and influence has changed greatly since then. This year marked ten years of Victoria Beckham’s clothing brand. To celebrate the occasion, Victoria Beckham released a sixteen-piece collection that includes clutches, pumps, eyewear and jewellery. The collection is very much Victoria’s style: elegant, classy, sophisticated, somewhat simple but beautiful at the same time. It is also worth noting that some of her clutches and pumps from the collection are named the ‘Eva’, which I can only assume is a heart-warming tribute to her long-standing friendship with actress Eva Longoria.
“An influential, creative and successful businesswoman
Alongside her fashion achievements, Victoria Beckham has used her influential platform to help others as well. For example, in 2010, she was involved in charity work with Save the Children, a charity that focuses on children’s rights, which lead to her being nominated for the Do Something With Style Award. Other charity work includes being a patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, a close family friend of the Beckham’s. Additionally, she is huge and influential advocate for animal rights and encourages clothing manufacturers to use faux or synthetic furs, as she does with her own clothing brand. In 2014, Beckham was also part of the campaign named Ban Bossy which aimed to discourage people from labelling businesswomen as being ‘bossy’, in order to encourage more women to take the lead and be ‘the boss’.
“She is now known for being a successful fashion designer, a positive influencer, and an amazing mother to four children