10 NOVEMBER 2006

Victoria Beckham continued to wow the fashion world this week as she stepped out for dinner at London's exclusive Nobu restaurant. Surrounded by burly minders, the singer-turned-style expert caused a stir in her ultra modern outfit.

The former Spice Girl and author of That Extra Half Inch, who was wearing a short slate-grey creation cinched at the waist with a black leather bow, has clearly increased her influence over the nation's shoppers of late.

Her recent trip to an Oxfam charity store in Notting Hill, where she snapped up a black and white cocktail dress and a book on fashion, has tripled the number of shoppers and boosted donations to the branch by 70 per cent. "The impact that Victoria Beckham has had on the store is incredible," said area manager Diane O'Brien.

Fellow WAG Coleen McLoughlin was doing some retail therapy of her own on Thursday as she browsed Manchester's designer stores. The face of Asda's fashion range put her best foot forward for the shopping jaunt in some skyscraper black boots, while she resorted to more traditional headwear to keep out the autumn chill.

The girlfriend of England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been boosting her earning power of late with a series of high profile ad campaigns. With a £1.5-million deal with Asda and Nike plus a £500,000 contract with LG Mobile already in the bag, Coleen has apparently recetnly signed on to promote Diet Coke - matching Wayne's deal with Coke Zero.

According to reports her lucrative six-figure deal means she will appear with her beau in a TV and billboard campaign this Christmas, the first time the couple have appeared in an ad together. The 20-year-old is thought to have earned an estimated £6 million to date from her promotional work.

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Style queen Victoria made an avant-garde style statement on Friday as she left exclusive London eatery NobuPhoto: © EMPICS
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Fellow WAG Coleen, meanwhile, hit Manchester's designer shops. She can afford to splash out after clinching a six-figure deal to promote Diet CokePhoto: © Rex
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