Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham!

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Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham! Shopcade salute you and your amazing style. Spice Girl, WAG and now respected designer, you could say VB has accomplished a lot over 40 years. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have roped in curator (and mega fan) Natalie Corner to chart Victoria’s style evolution over the years. 

Over to you Nat…

nataliecorner“If you grew up in the 90s you were a Spice Girls fan. Period. Even if you didn’t grow up then, you became one in 2007 when the reunion of the five girls who invented ‘girl power’ happened and brought happiness upon the world once again.

Everyone had their favourite ‘Spice’, when I was growing up it was Scary Spice for obvious reasons. But now there’s no denying that my favourite is Victoria Beckham, who has spent many years trying to shed that ‘Posh’ moniker.

Victoria was always known for wearing a lot of black when she was in the Spice Girls, it was her character signature. The most memorable of them was a short ‘Gucci’ mini from the very early days that also appeared in the – bad in a good way – SpiceWorld: The Movie.

In a collaboration with Skype earlier this year Victoria spoke about the look, confessing that in actual fact it was from the high street: ”The first dress that I wore in the Spice Girls, which everybody thought was a little black Gucci dress, was actually from Miss Selfridge – it wasn’t a little back Gucci dress.”

That super mini dress theme continued as she walked the red carpet in gold lame with her fellow Spice’s at the 1997 Billboard Awards and again at the MTV Europe Music Awards in the same year. Not to mention those terrible matching pinstripe suits, canes and cigars(?!) the girls all wore to their film premiere!

When the Spice Girls announced they were parting ways to “pursue solo projects”, Victoria, the one who never really sang, went ahead and launched a bid for that coveted number one spot with her first single ‘Out of Your Mind’ with Dane Bowers and Truesteppers. It was a tough chart battle, getting pipped to the post by Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s summer anthem Groovejet. The look Victoria went for during her solo career was very interesting(!) working slashed leather, lip rings and the odd few skunk-like extensions.

After being crowned the ‘IT’ couple and nicknamed Posh and Becks, she married successful footballer David Beckham with the wedding exclusively covered by OK! Magazine. She wore an ivory Vera Wang gown, followed by hideous matching purple outfits for the reception.

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The Goss: Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs

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Photo Credit: Miley Cyrus | Instagram

Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs: Well well, look at Miley all grown up and moody for Marc Jacobs! We had a sneaky suspicion she would reinvent herself yet again for 2014 and landing a campaign for the ever lovely Marc is one of the best ways to do it. We’re loving the super stylised vision- a million miles away from the twerking PVC outfit and hair buns. We heart.

Brit nominees announced: Awards season is going a bit nuts at the moment. Fresh from the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday and ahead of the Golden Globes this weekend, we have some goss a little closer to home… the Brit Award nominees have been announced! No surprise that One Direction are tipped for glory with four gong nominations, whilst Jessie J is up for Best British Female Solo Artist against the equally lovely Ellie Goulding. It’s going to be a corker!

David Beckham for H&M Kids: Is there nothing this man can’t do? Seriously, not content with being the most beautiful man in the world (our view, but we’re sure you agree) and modelling in his undies for H&M (swoon) he has now designed a range of kidswear for the high-street brand as well! Who would understand better than Becks on how to dress your children fashionably? Romeo is already a Burberry model and Harper will land a modelling contract any day now, you mark our words!

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo: She was involved in making one of the most expensive adverts of all time for Chanel a few years ago, and now new pics have surfaced of Nicole Kidman appearing in a campaign for Jimmy Choo and well, she’s certainly not afraid of stripping off, let’s say that! Appearing in high waisted knickers and a blazer (sans bra or top, we might add!) the 46-year-old (yes, we can’t believe it either) looks stunning. Oh and the bags and shoes she’s modelling for the brand don’t look half bad either!

And Finally…

blog.image-laura.bubble-251113-ukFashion Ed’s Pick of the Day: We know it’s only the second week in January, but since the sales kicked off in December, the dregs are going to be left if you don’t get your sale shopping sorted soon. So, Shopcade to the rescue! Check out our Final Sales Picks list here and bag yourself some serious bargains before the first new season drops come later this month.

 





The Goss: Victoria Beckham edits French Vogue

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Victoria Beckham | Instagram

Victoria Beckham guest edits French Vogue: Is there nothing this woman can’t do?! Seriously we love VB massive amounts at the moment and here’s why… married to the most beautiful man on the planet, has four impossibly well behaved children, creator of a stunning fashion line which has won every award going, and now, well guest editor and chief of French Vogue. The impossibly talented Mrs B worked with magazine’s editor Emmanuelle Alt to create photo shoots featuring her and David, plus cool interviews. Snap up your copy pronto!

Julien Macdonald confirms for London Fashion Weekend: Julien Macdonald has been confirmed for the designer catwalk show schedule as part of the London Fashion Weekend. The fab designer (he of the naked side dresses worn by Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding and Abbey Clancy) will show his stunner of a collection on Saturday 22nd February. Tickets can be bought now to see the AMAZING SS14 range at both 2pm and 6pm. Better be quick, they won’t be around for long!

Cath Kidston comes to Piccadilly: How exciting! Queen of the kitsch rose print is opening a new store in Piccadilly this week! We know, exciting right?! We’re loving her Christmas jumpers,accessories and hot water bottles this festive season, so we’ll certainly be stocking up on these by the bucket load. The first 180 people in the queue for today’s opening will receive a surprise gift card, so start planning your queuing tactic now!

We Heart snowy fashion: It’s December, which means we are hoping and praying for snow. We mean, what is prettier than a snowy wonderland at Christmas? Nothing! Hence why we are loving some cosy snow fashion. Check out this list full of winter warmers here!

blog.image-bubble-daily.goss.2-031213-ukFashion Ed’s pick of the day: It’s time to turn your attention to beauty this festive season… unpolished nails simply won’t do! We love this Nars limited edition arabesque nail polish from House of Fraser, which is understated enough for you to wear to death over Christmas, but won’t look out of place on your nails come 2nd Jan.

The Goss Special: British Fashion Awards Style

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Where would you find Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Rita Ora together at the same time? We’ll tell you where… at the style event of the season of course, the British Fashion Awards!

As anticipated Kate Moss was the woman of the hour, smooching Mr Harry Styles (nothing untoward, just a quick peck!) and posing up a storm with the gorgeous Rita Ora on the red carpet.

Mossy rocked a Grecian style leather mini dress, sky high heels and a white fur coat to wow the fashion crowd, whilst Rita (recently cast as Christian Grey’s sister in Fifty Shades!) went all Marilyn Monroe on us with quaffed peroxide hair and a corseted Vivienne Westwood number to wow the paps.

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