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Victoria Beckham claims her body represents the “average woman”

Victoria Beckham insists that she uses her body as an example for her own designs.

In the new Harper’s Bazaar UK, the married mother of four, explained that she wears her own designs so she can feel what her customers feel.

“We always joke that we have this fabulously gorgeous 17-year-old model who is six-foot-whatever and then I say “OK, I’m going to put it on. I stand for the general public here”.

“It’s how I work. I found it really difficult when I was pregnant and I couldn’t do that. It’s part of the process – I’ll stand here in my knickers and start draping fabric over myself. It was very hard when I didn’t have my body.”

But with the average British woman wearing a size 16, and certainly unable to afford a dress from the Victoria Beckham collection – adored by the A-list – and costing thousands, it’s a claim that stretches the imagination somewhat.

Victoria has established herself as a fashion designer in the last couple of years, and this year won the coveted Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

The overwhelmed designer who previously enjoyed massive success with The Spice Girls said it was like an ‘out of body experience’ when her name was called out.

‘I came offstage and said, “I cried three times, I didn’t thank the people I wanted to thank, I was really rubbish”. But I think people saw the real me…and the truth is, I would have felt much more comfortable in my pyjamas with the kids and David in a hotel watching it on TV.’

She looks absolutely amazing in these pictures. I read in the interview that she claims to be a size 6, which blew me away. A 6? I would have never guessed that. I would have said 0 or 2 at the biggest! I don’t see enough curves to make her a size 6.

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TIPS: Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses that are both stylish AND flattering!

Do you agree that finding the right pair of sunglasses that are both stylish and flattering is extremely tricky? Here’s a really great article that helps you find the perfect pair of shades going into spring and summer!

Too big, you look like a bug. Or worse, the goggles hit your cheeks, moving all over the place when you laugh or talk or smile. Too small and, well, what’s the point?

Sunglasses aren’t just accessories, they’re wrinkle-fighting, squint-quashing must-haves for safe sunning. They are hangover hiders, awkward-eye-contact avoiders and more. The trick is to find a pair you love and that improves your look, because if you don’t like ‘em, you won’t wear ‘em right?

Don’t be shy about seeking help finding a pair that suits your face. Do a little research before you head out, and bring along an honest buddy.

There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all shades. The size and shape of your face impacts what styles work and which ones don’t, says Eyes on Burrard’s Steven Wilson, an expert on stylish shades.

“You can be trendy as long as it’s proportionate to your face,” Wilson says, adding the first thing he and staffers do is assess a customer’s face shape.

Some styles just don’t work on some faces.

“The biggest challenge is someone getting something in mind that just will not work on their face.”

For instance, someone with a round face — think actress Ginnifer Goodwin, from He’s Just Not That Into You — should avoid wearing round sunglasses.

“You’re looking to complement or contrast,” Wilson says.

“Not match the face shape.”

This rule holds true for square faces or heart-shaped faces too, Wilson says.

Noses are key as well.

If someone doesn’t have a strong bridge, he says, they should buy glasses that have nose pads so they don’t lie flat against the cheeks and can be adjusted.

The easiest face to fit is an oval, he says, pointing out that oval-shaped faces — like Angelina Jolie’s or Halle Berry’s — work well with pretty much any style as long as the proportion is right.

But there is a pair for everyone. It all starts with having an open mind and trying on a few pairs, as many as you need.

Your peepers will thank you.

Do you spend a lot of money on your sunglasses – or do you go cheap?

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Jennifer Lopez on the cover of Vogue Magazine, the “Shape Issue”!

It’s been a busy year for Jennifer Lopez! She’s releasing song after song, divorcing her husband, dating a new (much younger man), designing an accessories line for Kohls, judging ‘American Idol’ and debuting her new perfume and clothing lines. (Did I forget anything?)

Jen covers Vogue Magazine’s “Shape Issue”, her second time covering the magazine. Her last cover was in 2005.

What do you think?

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VIDEO: Rihanna’s new Armani ad: Hot or not?


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Here’s Rihanna’s new Armani ad, and believe it or not, it’s promoting jeans. I really don’t think this video is that hot. I’m not sure I like – at all!!

What about you?