Welcome back! Victoria 'so excited' on return to capital
Did she smile? Yes, she did. Indeed, Victoria Beckham smiled throughout a busy day in Dublin yesterday and she had good reason. The former Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer and cosmetics queen loves the Irish capital because of its happy memories.
Her now six-year-old daughter Harper took her first steps in Dublin, in the same designer rooms at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street where we gathered yesterday to be introduced to Victoria's second capsule make-up collection for Estée Lauder.
And, of course, Dublin is where the former Victoria Adams married footballer David Beckham at Luttrellstown Castle in 1999.
"It is so exciting to be here in Dublin. It is always a real treat to come here and to get the kind of welcome I had when I arrived today," said Victoria (43), a petite 5ft 4in.
Earlier, she met members of the public who had queued to hear her explain how creating her make-up line "was always a dream of mine".
The press were invited to meet Victoria for a chat about the collection of 'must-haves' such as the perfect nude lip, powder, eye palette and mascara.
Famous for being papped by the press on either side of the Atlantic, Victoria explained the idea behind her signature 'Morning Aura' illuminating crème (€87) was to create "something that is going to make me look good after being on a plane for 11 hours".
There were lots of curious 'citizen photographers' in BTs yesterday, all armed with smartphones, straining their necks to get a glimpse of one half of Brand Beckham, which, in 2015, was estimated to be worth €560m.
The dress Victoria wore, a red frill skirt with shirt collar neckline, generated a crush factor and retails for €2,495. It featured a sexy, open window at the back which revealed her slim silhouette and she wore it with black boots and a medium heel.
Gathered at every corner of the store were VB fans cut from every hue. There was the dedicated Spice Girl fans who rocked with her as kids and are now mums themselves. The fashionistas and beauty lovers were out in force along with a peloton of 'influencers' easily spotted by their make-up style and false eyelashes.
"With this make-up collection, I want to make women everywhere feel empowered, beautiful and confident. Inspired by my favourite cities in the world, this collection reflects my own personal beauty vision," said Victoria.
Given that Dublin is so special to Victoria, can a Dublin collection be far away?