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Victoria Beckham: Financial Style Icon

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Victoria BeckhamThe life story of Victoria Beckham is the story of success. She is a popular performer, happy mother and wife, an acclaimed fashion designer and a successful businesswoman. She is world famous. Victoria Beckham nee Adams has always dreamt of being famous, even as a little girl - she was inspired by watching the musical Fame, and subsequently decided that she would become famous. It was then that her parents enrolled her at Jason Theatre School. At 17 she attended Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, Surrey and studied dance and modelling. She was also in a band called ‘Persuasion'. 99% of girls would settle for this, but not Victoria.

In 1994, Victoria Adams joined the all-girl group the Spice Girls, first called "Touch," with Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm.  In 1996, the group's first single, ‘Wannabe', went to Number 1 in the UK and US, and another 29 countries. It was followed by nine further Number 1 singles from their albums Spice, Spiceworld and Forever. Each member of the group received a nickname from the media. Adams was named ‘Posh Spice' due to her refined attitude, form-fitting designer outfits, such as little black dresses, and her love of high-heeled footwear. The group was one of the most successful pop acts of the 1990s, selling over fifty-five million records worldwide. After the release of their third album, Forever (UK number 2), which was far less successful than their previous two albums, the Spice Girls stopped recording, leading Beckham to try and build a solo career.

However, Beckham has found more success as an internationally recognized and photographed style icon. Her career in fashion includes designing a line of jeans for Rock & Republic and later designing her own denim brand, dVb Style. Beckham has brought out her own range of sunglasses and fragrance, entitled Intimately Beckham, which has been released in the UK and the US. In association with the Japanese store Samantha Thavasa and Shiatzy Chen, she has produced a range of handbags and jewelry. In addition, Beckham has released two best-selling books; one her autobiography, the other a fashion guide.

Beckham's autobiography, entitled ‘Learning to Fly', was released in 2001. "Learning to Fly" became the third best-selling non-fiction title of 2001 and the total UK sales stand at more than 500,000 copies. When the book was first released, it went to Number 1 in the book charts after four weeks of release. Before the publishing of the book, Hello!, The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday joined to buy the rights to preview and serialise the book before its release. The figure paid was thought to be near £1 million.

Beckham's second book, a fashion advice guide, entitled ‘That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything In Between', was published in 2006. The book became another bestseller, and has sold 400,000 copies in Britain alone since it was published in hardcover. The rights have since been sold to the United States, the Netherlands, Japan, Portugal, Lithuania, and Russia.

In addition, Victoria made a guest appearance on the catwalk for Maria Grachvogel in 2000, marking her debut as a model at London Fashion Week. Beckham also acted as a British ambassador for Dolce and Gabbana and was briefly the face of Rocawear in 2003. In her television ventures, Beckham has participated in five official documentaries and reality shows about her, some of which include Being Victoria Beckham and The Real Beckhams. Her last documentary to date was Victoria Beckham: Coming to America which documented her move to the US with her family in 2007. She has since made a cameo appearance in an episode of American TV series Ugly Betty, and been a guest judge on Project Runway, Germany's Next Topmodel, and American Idol (season 9).

In 2009, Victoria Beckham presented her first designer collection under her own label, VB, featuring 10 dresses which were unveiled in a private showing at the Waldorf Hotel in Park Avenue, to a select group of retailers and fashion editors. All 10 of her original designs showed the designer's partiality to fitted dresses with raised waistlines and mid-calf lengths - the same styles that she's been sporting lately to great effect.

Victoria Beckham's use of fabrics like silk, organza, and wool was impressive, but it was her attention to detail that had spectators reeling with admiration. Not only do her designs look tasteful, she's also taken measures to avoid vulgar wardrobe malfunctions with such subtle details like inner grosgrain waistbands and folded tucks along the bustline, to name a few. Indeed, Victoria Beckham knows all about the subtle nuances of wearing a dress - like what makes it photograph well, or how to make a corset bearable for hours on end - and she's sharing her expertise to all and sundry, a gesture that's not lost to fans and critics alike.

Though Victoria Beckham may be considered a style icon by many, her fashion sense was certainly not right for Mr Blackwell, for she topped his Worst Dressed list. Mr Blackwell, who has been publishing his list of the best and worst dressed for the past 48 years, said that Posh manages to wreck every outfit she wears.

Of course, Mrs Beckham understands well that there is no such thing as bad publicity, so she makes frequent appearances at various social events and is always available for an interview. Recently, she increasingly engages her sons into the family business: Brooklyn, born in 1999, accompanies her to charity events; while Romeo, born in 2002, modeled in a fashion show (Mrs Beckham claims that the boy simply adores fashion, already knows about fabrics and patterns, and often gives her style tips).

Beckham's marriage and career as a singer have made her the 52nd richest woman in Britain, and the 19th richest person in Britain with husband David, with an estimated joint wealth of £112 million ($225 million USD).

In the list of top earning celebrity couples compiled by Forbes Magazine, the Beckhams wrapped up the top five with 46 million dollars, while Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z have been named ‘Top-Earning Couple' with combined earnings of 122 million dollars. Harrison Ford and his girlfriend, Calista Flockhart, landed second place with combined earnings of 69 million dollars, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came third with by earning a total of 55 million dollars, split about evenly between them both. However, this is hardly the limit for unstoppable Victoria. Her quest for success is going on.

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