Victoria visits Selfridges Exchange Manchester

Victoria Beckham was greeted by hordes of fans in Manchester tonight as she hit Selfridges to launch her latest collection.

The designer, who is known more for her pout than her smile, looked as if she was about to get crushed by the fans vying to get her attention outside the department store, but she happily obliged one lucky fan with a quick pouty selfie.

Victoria, who lived in Manchester for seven years while her husband David played for Manchester United, has previously said that she loves returning to the city which she once called home.

The mother-of-four, who wore an off-white chunky knit cream sweater with a black maxi skirt and black heels, wore her brunette locks to one side as she posed alongside her latest collection.

Ahead of her visit, Victoria told The Diary that Manchester meant a lot to her as it was one of the key cities which supported her brand since the fashion label launched in 2008.

“Manchester is a really important city for the business,” she said.
“Selfridges and their Manchester customers have been so supportive of my brand since the beginning and I’m so pleased to be able to come to the store again and meet everyone.”

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Public Appearances 2014 – Visits Selfridges Exchange Manchester – November 19

Close friends Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham are reunited in London

Close friends Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria couldn’t wait to be reunited as Eva paid a visit to London over the weekend. The 39-year-old actress had barely landed before she dashed to Dover Street to meet up with the fashion designer Victoria to visit her new flagship store.

With both stylish stars living across the world, Eva in California and Victoria in England, the former Spice Girl was clearly excited at the chance to spend some quality time with her close friend. The style icon shared a photo on Twitter of the pair sat on the steps of her flagship store, joined by celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves who has accompanied Eva on the trip.

In the sweet image, their happiness at being reuinted is evident as Victoria has her arm around a beaming Eva’s shoulders.

“I love u @evalongoria and @kenpaves,” she captioned the photo. “Fun shopping in London!! #VBDoverSt x vb.”

Eva, who is in London for the Global Gift Gala taking place on Monday night, also took to social media to share a photo of herself getting ready to leave for London.

“My starting point was the idea of a uniform,” Victoria revealed backstage. “I wanted something minimal and graphic with a slightly raw element. Over the seasons I’ve loosened up the fit of my clothes – but they still make you look long and lean, they’re still wearable.”

Victoria Beckham named UK’s most successful entrepreneur

Shortly after opening her first stand-alone store, in London, Victoria Beckham has been crowned most successful entrepreneur in the UK by British business magazine, Management Today. The magazine uses data from government agency Companies House and ranks winners based on turnover growth, job creation and overall wealth in the past five years. During that time Beckham’s business has increased turnover from £1 million to £30 million and from three staff to 100.

“It is her finely tuned business acumen that wins her the top spot,” said Philip Beresford, who compiled the Management Today list and also compiles the UK’s Sunday Times Rich List. “Victoria Beckham, who is worth £210 milion, has become a “supremely talented entrepreneur in the fashion business.”

The Spice Girl turned designer beat a pharmaceutical business, clothing chain and building firm to the top spot. Her closest rival Amit and Meeta Patel’s pharmaceutical company Auden Mckenzie, turned over £52 million and employs 79 staff. In third was Mahmud Kamani, creator of online fashion retailer

Victoria Beckham graffitis a wall as she heads to South Africa as UN goodwill ambassador

The mother-of-four shared several photos of herself in South Africa as she embarked on her first mission since being made a UN goodwill ambassador for an AIDS charity.

In the first snap she can be seen spraying graffiti on a wall as she adds to some of the artwork that has already been done.

She captioned the picture: “Education + art = Aids free future @UNAIDS x vb.”

In another photo, she can be seen kneeling down as she hugs a young boy, alongside which she wrote: ‘Inspiring day in Soweto visiting @hivsa with @ejaf x vb ‘.

Victoria, 40, also made the time to have a chat with a group of young women and can be seen sitting on the grass with them as they tell her their stories.

Her visit to South Africa follows her appearance at a press conference at the United Nations building in New York last month, where she said she was “honoured” to have beeen made an ambassador for their UNAIDS campaign.

She told the audience: “I am mother and I am a woman. I will do whatever I can to raise awareness. I feel very passionate about this.

“I recently visited South Africa and was so touched by the women I met and felt inspired. I came home and I knew I had to do something.”
She continued: “It’s taken me to get to 40 to realise I have a responsibility as a woman and as a mother. For some reason people will listen to me. This is the beginning of an incredible journey for me.

“I have people mentoring me. I am going back to South Africa in a few weeks and then further afield next year.

“I would do anything for my children and I think every woman has the right to health and every woman has the right to give their children a healthy future.”

Victoria Beckham has saved her wedding dress for daughter Harper

We’ve all heard of that Victoria Beckham woman, haven’t we? She’s the one that acted a bit (but sounded like she was anything but) posh when she was in the Spice Girls and went from pointing her finger and kicking her leg out to the side whilst wearing a little black dress on stage to becoming a bit of a major player in the fashion industry.

So, Easy V (doesn’t come for free, she’s a real lady is in a pretty good position to offer daughter Harper some style advice.

And what better day to give her said words of wisdom than on her wedding day? Well, little Harper is in luck because Vicky B has saved her dress from the day she got married to the mega hotness that is David Beckham as well as the frock she wore on their first date.

The one who was formerly a bit spicy told Stylist:

“I kept my wedding dress. I couldn’t give away the dress I first wore when I went out with David. It was a little high street suede mini-dress so I’ve kept that for her.”

Isn’t this just wondrous? Perhaps three-year-old Harper has already tried it on. Maybe the Vickster kept the thrones she and David sat on at the big love bash too.

Victoria also spoke of her superhuman powers proving she can do anything she can turn her hands to.

The star, who recently opened her first London clothing store, spoke of ability to juggle her family and professional life, saying: “It’s pretty full on when I get home, getting the kids’ tea, bathing them, doing homework.

“It’s a lot to do but I surround myself with the right people and just get on with it. I feel very lucky.”

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