When I saw this article title I thought, this one is a no-brainer. The world’s favourite pop star turned international fashion designer Victoria Beckham is the most inspirational woman of the decade according to a recent poll by Grazia Magazine and well deserved it is!

A successful woman in her own right, with a happy family life and children that have been crowned the most well behaved in Hollywood, Victoria’s continues to stand out as the personification of everything that ‘girl power’ seeks to represent.

Within the fashion world, she has won the respect of some of her fiercest critics and proven through hard graft and a savvy business mind that she can stand on her own as a force to be reckoned with. Her success has been gradual and she has done a lot to build her style credentials from her collaboration with Rock and Republic jeans to her guest editorship with Vogue Magazine.

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For me, her designer genius lies in how she can make simple, striking. By combining elegant shapes with an artful use of colour, Beckham manages to create outfits that complement confident women who want to stand out in the right way. While they do come with heavy price tags, (netaporter.com prices range from £500 to £2000) like all timeless creations, Victoria’s designs will be an investment for years to come!

In 2014, following five steady years of success, Victoria Beckham was named brand of year by British Fashion Awards. For me, this is just the tip of the iceberg for a woman who has achieved so much and manages to combine a bustling career with a busy family life. I for one am looking forward to charting her progress over the next five!

 

 

Susanna Morgan

Emily O'Brien