>> Fashion designers (except maybe Cavalli, Karl, and Donatella) avoid Posh Spice like the plague. When Tom Ford was still creative director at Gucci, he called up his PR agency after spotting Posh in his designs and demanded to know how she had gotten ahold of them. When informed that Posh had paid full price, he reportedly screamed, "Well, somebody stop her!" Needless to say, Posh is associated with negative brand image.
It cracks me up that she just came out with a "style guide" -- or That Extra Half Inch -- I'm sure everyone aspires to have designers hate them as much as they hate Posh. Bryony Gordon of The Telegraph spent a week living according to Posh's advice (got a fake tan, acrylics done, the works), and came out with a few fantastic conclusions:
I also need heels. Really, really high heels – Victoria likes hers up to five inches high. She recommends tan shoes from Manolo Blahnik, but Manolo Blahnik say that they don't make tan shoes.
Never mind; I can borrow some Christian Louboutin heels instead. Victoria loves Christian Louboutin. But it seems that Christian Louboutin doesn't love Victoria – his staff refuse to loan us any shoes because they don't want the label to be associated with her book.
Seems that style guide authoress or not, Posh's image still hasn't changed with the real deal fashion people. Maybe she should work on getting down who makes what first. It might be a start.