Victoria Beckham Fails
The designer's business is bailed out by David Beckham, while one former Spice Girl labels her "difficult"
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Could things get any worse for Victoria Beckham? As well as being slammed by her former best friend and bandmate, Victoria is also struggling to keep her fashion empire afloat, having been bailed out by her husband, while her father is trying to make extra money for
her by selling off one of her motors.
Mel B Blasts Posh!
Posh Spice can be a little difficult both to be around and speak to, according to her former Spice Girls bandmate Melanie Brown. The singer was asked about Victoria, 41, and her husband David’s lavish lifestyle during an interview for the Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss podcast, and after insisting the couple deserves its riches, she turned on the pop star-turned-style queen Victoria. “She’s very down to earth,” she said. “She’s just a little bit of a b***h to people.” Mel B quickly censored herself, adding, “[She has] a great sense of humour [and we can all be] b***hes at some point.” And it appears Mel admires her former bandmate’s hard work as a style guru: “Victoria and her fashion line: she eats, lives and breathes it.”
David’s Got the Dough
While her personality takes a beating from one of the people who know her best, Vic’s business life has also been taking a hit. David Beckham, 40, has reportedly bailed out his wife’s fashion empire after her high-end designer brand lost $6 million (Dhs22m) in just one year. Victoria opened her new $4.8 million (Dhs17.3m) shop in London’s posh Mayfair district in 2014, with the luxurious high-end store including a VIP area and artwork by British designer Damien Hirst adorning the walls. However, after an apparently disappointing few months for the ex-Spice Girl, her hubby is said to have stepped in to help, giving her $8.3 million (Dhs30.4m) to push through the difficult time. Chartered accountant Robert Leach told The Sun newspaper: “The accounts suggest it is a transfer of operations between companies owned by Victoria and David. In effect the couple are simply moving the profits between themselves.”
Financial Fashion Fail
Reports of a tough financial year are in sharp contrast to 2014, in which Victoria’s fashion brand – which includes her couture and ready-to-wear collections – made a turnover of $54 million (Dhs198.3m). David is the highest-paid former sportsman in the world, due to his deals with companies including Adidas, H&M and luxury watch firm Breitling, as well as other business ventures. Forbes magazine reported that he was worth more than $81.2 million (Dhs297m) last year. The couple has gone from strength to strength since launching their ‘second’ careers, but are still reliant on David’s personal income. Last year, his companies made a combined $20.3 million (Dhs73.4m) profit.
Posh’s Dad Sells the Lot
Things are apparently so bad for the mother-of-four that her dad is selling off the exclusive Range Rover Evoque she was given as a gift in 2013. The Out of Your Mind singer landed the motor as part of her partnership with bosses at Land Rover. Her work with the firm began in 2012, when she was named the face of the Evoque. She also designed a custom car featuring upgraded technology, black alloy wheels with gold tinting, a signed leather wallet for the owner’s manual, and a matte grey exterior paint job with beige leather interior. “It’s a great honour,” she said at the car’s unveiling. “I wanted to design a car that I want to drive and that David would want. I want a car that reflects my personality. I’m really proud of this car. I brought a naivety to this project because I’ve never designed a car before.”
Vic took ownership of the $113,000 (Dhs415,000) motor in 2013, but it appears she and her husband weren’t huge fans of the vehicle, since it’s being sold for $78,000 (Dhs286,500) and has just 1,400 miles on the clock. Victoria’s father is selling it through Lookers Land Rover in Bishops Stortford, England, according to reports, and will give the proceeds of the sale to her.