Victoria Beckham to leave Armani

Models Direct: Victoria Beckham
Models Direct: Victoria Beckham

The 35-year-old former Spice Girl, successful model and wife of David Beckham has announced she won’t be baring (almost) all for Emporio Armani any longer.

At present, Victoria appears alongside her footballer husband in adverts for the designer underwear, in a deal worth £12 million a year.

However, after two Armani campaigns, she has decided to leave the label, reportedly in favour of turning all her efforts towards her fashion range.

An inside source has said: “Professionally, Victoria has never been busier. She had her dVb 2010 collection to launch and will be in New York for Fashion Week. There are only so many hours in the day.”

Husband David Beckham, whose contract is worth £20 million, will not be leaving the Armani campaign.

– Lauren @ Models Direct

Summer Trend – Ripped Denim

Denim has featured quite a lot on the catwalks this year, both in the men’s and women’s collections, with Vogue saying “where denim’s concerned, anything goes.” It can be baggy, skinny, pale or dark; as long as it’s denim it doesn’t matter.

Ripped denim has been especially popular in Spring/Summer 2009 collections from designers such as Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana (both below) and Christopher Kane. I also love the ‘rock-chic’ Spring/Summer 2009 collection from Evil Twin which features some great ripped denim boyfriend shorts.

Celebrities such as Lily Allen, Victoria Beckham and Nicole Richie have also been seen wearing the style.

I think less is more with this style, even if it’s only for the reason that summer will soon be over and I imagine that the jeans could get pretty breezy with too many holes. At least the look can easily be achieved with a bit of D.I.Y. and a cheap pair of jeans, and it would suit this season’s biker glam style.

What do you think? Does this style look good or does it just look messy?

Models Direct: Ripped Denim
Models Direct: Ripped Denim

Models Direct: Ripped Denim
Models Direct: Ripped Denim
Models Direct: Ripped Denim
Models Direct: Ripped Denim

– Kathy @ Models Direct