Mel B relying on exercise following ADHD diagnosis

Mel B finds working out helps focus her mind and cope with her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Spice Girls star has opened up about her diagnosis in an interview with Paul McKenna’s Positivity Podcast. The 44-year-old – who has al…

Mel B finds working out helps focus her mind and cope with her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The Spice Girls star has opened up about her diagnosis in an interview with Paul McKenna’s Positivity Podcast.

The 44-year-old – who has also been diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia and anxiety – revealed exercise “helps her mind”.

“I work out to help my mind. I do have ADHD, as well as dyslexia and dyspraxia,” the Wannabe hitmaker shared. “Exercise helps me meditate and get rid of my anxiety. It helps me focus on me for that one hour. I do have mental illness, you have to be a little bit crazy to do what I do.”

The singer, who recently completed a 13-date trek across the U.K. for the girl group’s Spice World – 2019 Tour, revealed stepping away from the spotlight and spending time in nature helps her deal with her mental health struggles and not get “too stressed”.

“I sit outside in the countryside sometimes and stare at sheep for six hours, it feeds you,” Mel continued. “To be around green and nature. I know I sometimes intimidate people and I’m too brash and I’m too loud, being humble and grateful is important too. I’m trying to live my best life.”

Mel’s comments come after Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported the star was set to return to the U.K. permanently following her split from husband Stephen Belafonte. She relocated to the U.S. 15 years ago.

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Costume designer elevated Spice Girls’ tour outfits with Swarovski bling

The Spice Girls are making sure they shine on their trek around the U.K. and Ireland with one million Swarovski crystals sewn onto their costumes.The girl power originators, now a foursome after Victoria Beckham declined to join them for the reunion sh…

The Spice Girls are making sure they shine on their trek around the U.K. and Ireland with one million Swarovski crystals sewn onto their costumes.

The girl power originators, now a foursome after Victoria Beckham declined to join them for the reunion shows, are currently on their Spice World 2019 Tour, kicked things off in Dublin last week.

As well as delighting fans with their catchy pop tracks, the singers – Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Mel B – have also made sure their costumes bring the wow factor.

In a statement regarding their outfits, costume designer Gabriella Slade gushed: “It’s an absolute dream job to design for a tour like this, and to be working with such brilliant women as the Spice Girls. The use of Swarovski crystals is really important and integral in designing for a pop show – it really elevates the costumes. You can always tell it’s a Swarovski crystal costume, even from the back of the stadium!”

The Wannabe hitmakers are taking their show all over the U.K. before finishing in London for three nights at the city’s famous Wembley Stadium.

Among the 100 costumes worn by the singers and their dancers is a new take on Geri’s famous Union Jack dress, the animal prints that Mel B became famous for and glitzy sportswear for Mel C, aka Sporty Spice.

And Swarovski executive board member Nadja Swarovski jumped at the chance to work with Gabriella and the British stars.

“(We wanted to) celebrate the amazing, empowering and iconic spirit of Girl Power for the Spice World tour,” Nadja said. “We are thrilled to help magnify the magic and dazzle of this stellar show.”

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Victoria Beckham detoxes on lavish healing holiday

Victoria Beckham rid herself of toxins during a lavish healing holiday in Germany this week (beg13May19).The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul took some time off to detox at the Lanserhof health and spa resort in Tegernsee and she couldn’t b…

Victoria Beckham rid herself of toxins during a lavish healing holiday in Germany this week (beg13May19).

The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul took some time off to detox at the Lanserhof health and spa resort in Tegernsee and she couldn’t be happier about the solo experience, joking her husband David Beckham missed out on not joining her.

“Loved staying at @lanserhof. Thank u @healingholidays and everyone who sent me their top tips on staying balanced,” she wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday as part of a caption attached to a close-up image of herself lying down on white sheets in a white towel and robe.

“Seems I need to be listening to true crime podcasts and having a glass of wine every now and then,” she added. “And if all else fails, keep wearing some good shoes. @davidbeckham you’re just jealous you didn’t come,” signing off the post with a laughing emoji and her initials.

The luxurious Lanserhof resort and medical centre is located in the Bavarian Alps with stunning forest views. The facility has psychological and traditional medicine practitioners on site to offer attendees state of the art wellness services as they detox as part of the company’s signature LANS Med Concept detoxification, purification and de-acidification programme, which lasts from 12 to 16 days. The detox programme costs around $10,000 (£8,000), according to The Mirror.

Victoria shared a number of updates on Instagram Stories as she detoxed at the wellness facility, posting shots from her adventures riding a bike in the Bavarian hills, the vitamins she took, and the Mondquelle branded water – a product which taps into special bio-frequencies in the body.

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Victoria Beckham shows off ballet skills as her former bandmates rehearse for Spice Girls tour

Victoria Beckham has showed off her fun side – as well as her ballet moves – by slipping into her old pointe shoes for her youngest son Cruz.Cruz, Victoria and David Beckham’s third child, recently uploaded a video of his mum demonstrating her dance sk…

Victoria Beckham has showed off her fun side – as well as her ballet moves – by slipping into her old pointe shoes for her youngest son Cruz.

Cruz, Victoria and David Beckham’s third child, recently uploaded a video of his mum demonstrating her dance skills on his Instagram page. The clip showed the fashion designer rising to her toes in a garden as Amy Winehouse’s Tears Dry On Their Own plays in the background.

A voice can be heard saying, “I’m very impressed. Look how good mummy is”, before Victoria, dressed in black leather trousers with a red waistband and a white T-shirt, loses her balance and cracks into a smile.

The 45-year-old previously revealed that she dreamed of a career in dance when she was a child.

“I was never going to be a model. I studied dance until I was qualified to be a dance teacher. My mum said I had to have something to fall back on if it all went wrong. So if it does go wrong, I can always be a tap-dancing teacher,” she said during a 2015 Q&A in New York.

The video comes as Victoria’s former Spice Girls bandmates Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri Horner and Mel C finally reunited to begin their joint rehearsals for their upcoming U.K. tour.

Emma, Geri and Mel C had been practising their moves and songs without Los Angeles-based Mel B, who recently caused a media storm by claiming she’d had a lesbian encounter with Geri when the Spice Girls first started out, but Scary Spice touched down in London earlier this week and headed straight to the rehearsal room.

The Spice World 2019 Tour kicks off in Dublin on 24 May (19), and finishes with three nights at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium in June.

Victoria has chosen not to join the Wannabe hitmakers.

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Spice Girls makeup artist used bold cosmetics to distract from breakouts

The makeup artist to the Spice Girls during the height of the girl power band’s fame used over-the-top cosmetics to distract from the stars’ breakouts. Karin Darnell worked with Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Geri H…

The makeup artist to the Spice Girls during the height of the girl power band’s fame used over-the-top cosmetics to distract from the stars’ breakouts.

Karin Darnell worked with Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Geri Horner, throughout the 1990s, and helped the stars perfect their glam looks before taking the stage or appearing at events.

One issue the beauty guru had to work around was the frequent breakouts the singers would experience as a result of their busy schedules and poor diets, but she didn’t have the advanced makeup and technology modern pop stars have at their fingertips – and she had to improvise.

One special trick included applying bold products to draw the eye away from zits.

“We live in an airbrushed world now but back then you didn’t have filters; it was day lighting,” Darnell tells PopSugar. “So if someone had spots, and one of the girls really did, I had to alter the looks for that.”

Among the products in her emergency kit were red lipstick and heavy brown lip liner, which were popular throughout the decade.

Darnell has since worked with the likes of Rihanna, Cheryl Cole and Gemma Chan but she looks back on her work with the Wannabe hitmakers with a laugh.

“What I absolutely say to this day is if you can’t laugh at what you used to look like, then you really achieved nothing,” she jokes.

Darnell recently looked back on her time with the iconic pop band for a Hunger TV essay, in which she recalled the highly-publicised moment in 1997 when Horner kissed Prince Charles on the cheek while wearing bright red lipstick.

“It was completely against protocol,” she says. “It was a king dare and we were saying, ‘You won’t do it!’ I have never put so much red lipstick on one person… I think she was probably wearing a MAC red, and such heavy lip-gloss. It’s amazing it didn’t drip… We then actually flew to Cannes (France) that night and were reading the papers about it in the morning. We just laughed.”

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Victoria Beckham mixes cooking oil into beauty products

Victoria Beckham has made cooking oil a part of her skincare routine. The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul relies on an extensive regimen to maintain her flawless glow and she tells Into the Gloss that can involve a few unconventional ingr…

Victoria Beckham has made cooking oil a part of her skincare routine.

The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul relies on an extensive regimen to maintain her flawless glow and she tells Into the Gloss that can involve a few unconventional ingredients.

In addition to using her favourite affordable product, the 44 year old also relies on coconut oil.

“My body secret is Weleda Skin Food,” she explains. “What I love about it is that it’s not particularly expensive and you can find it anywhere. The formula is so thick and buttery. When I have a tan, I’ll mix it with coconut oil – the same you use to cook with – and cover my entire body with it. I suppose some people may not like the greasiness, but it helps me hold on to the colour. And by the time I leave the house, I feel as if it’s really sunk in. Like my skin’s had a good drink. I go through so many of these (bottles)… I wish they had bigger ones.”

And the brunette beauty admits her skin gets more manageable as she ages.

“The older I get, the more my skin settles down,” she adds. “I used to have quite bad skin when I was younger and I was constantly covering up spots and things like that. Luckily, I don’t have to worry too much about that anymore.”

Meanwhile, Beckham reveals she perfected her fashion sense while experimenting with looks during her Spice Girls years.

“Over time, you learn what works for you,” she tells the website. “I tried some interesting looks in the Spice Girls… At this point, I’ve done so many photoshoots and red carpets that I’ve learned so much about my beauty style by looking back at pictures of myself.”

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Victoria Beckham: ‘Life’s too short to regret outfit choices’

Victoria Beckham has described her iconic Spice Girls fashion choices as being part of her personal style journey.The singer-turned-designer’s style has evolved significantly since her time in the ‘90s girl group, where she performed alongside bandma…

Victoria Beckham has described her iconic Spice Girls fashion choices as being part of her personal style journey.

The singer-turned-designer’s style has evolved significantly since her time in the ‘90s girl group, where she performed alongside bandmates Mel B, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel C.

During her time as Posh Spice, the star wore outfits that spanned LBDs to miniskirts worn with bikini tops.

Victoria took a retrospective look at some of her “bold” choices during a new interview for Grazia magazine, and admitted that she only has fond memories of her most eccentric looks.

“Have you seen some of the Spice Girls outfits? Some looks have been quite bold,” she laughed. “But they’re part of my journey and what’s made me who I am today, so I don’t regret them. Life’s too short to regret outfit choices!”

While the star is perhaps best known for her love of heels and high fashion, she recently collaborated with sportswear brand Reebok, creating a unisex line boasting hoodies, sweatpants, crop tops, leggings, socks, sneakers, and more.

Joking that the line has turned her into Mel C’s alter ego Sporty Spice, Victoria says that, as her style has evolved, she’s developed a penchant for more practical pieces.

“Now I choose pieces that make my life simpler, things that are easy to wear and practical,” the 44-year-old admitted. “If you look good, you feel good.”

While she won’t be joining her former bandmates on their Spice World – 2019 Tour, she suggested that she now aims to channel the five-piece’s “girl power” mantra through her fashion business.

“I want women who wear my pieces to feel like the best version of themselves,” she said.

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Victoria Beckham to launch YouTube channel with live stream of London Fashion Week show

Victoria Beckham is pulling out all the stops to ensure the launch of her official YouTube channel is a success, and will debut the platform with a live stream of her London Fashion Week show.The 44-year-old Spice Girls star turned designer will premie…

Victoria Beckham is pulling out all the stops to ensure the launch of her official YouTube channel is a success, and will debut the platform with a live stream of her London Fashion Week show.

The 44-year-old Spice Girls star turned designer will premiere the channel on Sunday (17Feb19), with viewers treated to an inside look at the workings of her eponymous brand and the chance to clap eyes on Victoria’s hotly-anticipated fall/winter 2019 collection with a live stream from Fashion Week.

The stream will also be broadcast on the iconic giant screens at London’s Piccadilly Circus.

“I am thrilled to launch my YouTube channel at such an important time of the year for me and offer an exclusive insight into my experience of London Fashion Week,” Victoria said in a statement. “I can’t wait to share my latest collection with as many as possible through the live stream.

“I look forward to building my channel with fun and exciting content that will keep me connected with my followers as well as build a sense of community with an amazing group of collaborators.”

Style journalist Derek Blasberg has been employed as the Fashion and Beauty Director of the channel, for which Victoria has hired a scriptwriter to ensure that fans enjoy the unique content she broadcasts.

In a statement, Derek said of the new venture: “Victoria Beckham has been a style star for more than two decades. It’s been fascinating to watch her evolution from Pop star to fashion designer, and I’m honoured to be a part of her opening up her brand and her life to the world of YouTube.

“Victoria’s channel will give people all over the world the chance to enjoy updates and behind-the-scenes access to the whole world of VB, and I believe it will truly spice up their lives.”

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Victoria Beckham: ‘New Reebok line has turned me into Sporty Spice!’

Former Spice Girls star Victoria Beckham never thought she would consider it “acceptable” to wear a tracksuit outdoors, joking her new Reebok collection has turned her into Sporty Spice. The singer-turned-fashion mogul officially launched her Reebok x…

Former Spice Girls star Victoria Beckham never thought she would consider it “acceptable” to wear a tracksuit outdoors, joking her new Reebok collection has turned her into Sporty Spice.

The singer-turned-fashion mogul officially launched her Reebok x Victoria Beckham athleisure clothing range in New York on Tuesday (22Jan19), with the unisex line boasting hoodies, sweatpants, crop tops, leggings, socks, sneakers, and more.

Victoria initially came up with the pieces to fit with her own busy lifestyle, which regularly involves dashing between the gym, dropping her kids off at school, and heading to the office, and the star, formerly known as Posh Spice, admits she never envisioned herself stepping outdoors in sweats – until now.

“Never did I think it would be acceptable to leave the house in a tracksuit, but now it is…! This is the thing, I’ve turned into Sporty Spice!” she laughed on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America, referencing the nickname given to her former bandmate Mel C.

“I always want to create what I want in my life,” she explained. “As a woman, what do I need…? I work out a lot, it’s a huge part of me, of what I do every day: I get up, I work out, I take the kids to school, so I wanted clothes that yes, did what I wanted to do in the gym, but then also clothes that could take you through to the day as well…

“This works for men as well, it’s very much a unisex line, which I think is a much more modern approach to dressing as well.”

The Reebok collaboration marks a new chapter in Victoria’s fashion career, which, up until now, had been focused on high fashion, and she is eager to explore other ways to expand her brand’s reach.

“There’s so much (I want to do),” she said. “I always say to people, ‘Dream big, and then dream even bigger.’ If you refocus, if you work hard, keep your head down, there’s so much you can achieve.

“And there’s lots of things I want to achieve. With my collection that I have done with Reebok, that’s something new for me. I’ve been working in high fashion for 10 years now, but working on a sports line is something very new and I want to learn, and I’ve learned an enormous amount from that.”

Prices for the Reebok x Victoria Beckham collection range from $30 (£25) to $450 (£350) per item.

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Victoria Beckham drops Reebok collection

Victoria Beckham insists she has created the perfect workout clothes for her new unisex line with sportswear brand Reebok.The former Spice Girls singer-turned-fashion designer released the new athleisure clothing range to fit her own lifestyle, which i…

Victoria Beckham insists she has created the perfect workout clothes for her new unisex line with sportswear brand Reebok.

The former Spice Girls singer-turned-fashion designer released the new athleisure clothing range to fit her own lifestyle, which includes two hours of daily exercise, so she needed the clothes to hold up to extreme workout conditions.

“I do believe that we’ve got the perfect workout clothes,” she tells Hypebeast. “I work out every day, I expect a lot from my workout clothes, I do need it (sic) to look good and (be functional). I work out two hours every day, seven days a week.”

But the new designs are more than just gym wear: “This collection has pieces that will take you from the gym through your whole day,” the star adds. “There are lots of pieces that are unisex, not just with the clothing, but with the shoes as well.”

Victoria, who celebrates her 20th wedding anniversary to retired soccer star David Beckham in July (19), has been dying to design an athletic shoe for years, but the perfectionist wanted to wait for a skilled collaborator to show up.

“I wanted to work on a trainer for a long, long time,” the 44 year old mum-of-four explains, “but that’s something that’s very specialised and so I knew that for me to do that I had to work with people that really knew what they were doing. So when Reebok approached me, I jumped at the opportunity.”

The bold line, which brings back the classic Reebok holographic vector symbol that was retired in 2014, is filled with bold colours like orange paired with camel and black, alongside slick modern shapes for a futuristic vibe.

“With this collection, we’ve got a great tracksuit bottom that feels like a bit of a hybrid of a tracksuit bottom and a tailored pant,” she shares. “It’s a really great shape. I really do believe that you can style this collection with high fashion as well.”

The Reebok x Victoria Beckham collection also boasts hoodies, sweatpants, crop tops, leggings, hoodies, shirts, socks, and more, with prices ranging from $30 (£25) to $450 (£350) per item.

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