Now she's a fully fledged designer Victoria Beckham is a regular visitor to the Italian fashion capital of Milan, where her husband David is finishing up a stint at the local football club.
Always immaculately groomed, the former Spice Girl had clearly felt she needed to measure up to the northern Italian city's uber stylish reputation as she stepped out this week to do a spot of shopping.
Her dramatic ensemble featured a sculptured black leather jacket which reflected the latest trend for oversize, return-to-the Eighties shoulders, and a pair Bross-style retro jeans.
And her fashion venture isn't the former pop star's only recent career expansion. Following some persuasion from her youngest son Cruz, she's also lent her voice to American TV show Spongebob Squarepants.
"She isn’t interested in becoming an actress, but voice-over work is something that appealed," an insider revealed, adding: "She joked that she could simply rock up to the studios in a trackie and no make-up and no one would ever know."
The role of a posh British princess was apparently created with Victoria in mind and the source says scriptwriters were "blown away by what a natural she was".
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