Wednesday 22 November 2017

Julia Molony: Why we all now love this sour-faced skinny minnie

After years spent perfecting her pout, Posh Spice has loosened up, says Julia Molony

Julia Molony

IT shouldn't be easy to warm to Victoria Beckham. For one thing she's so damn thin. Not just naturally slender and health conscious -- but a honed, carb-hating kind of skinny which reads to other women as both competitive and joyless.

Added to which, there's the endlessly observed fact that she never smiles. Sour-faced skinny minnies aren't easy to like.

And yet we can't help but love VB, whose arrival into Dublin last week prompted an outpouring of unrestrained adoration. Her appearance at Brown Thomas did for fashion-loving women what Bruce Springsteen's visits to the RDS do for 40-something men. Hero-worship, ownership, and profound respect were all there, the pillars of fandom of the purest kind.

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