It appears that former pop star, and current wife to world famous soccer star David Beckham, Victoria Beckham has proven all of her critics wrong by defying the odds and becoming a hugely successful player in the fashion industry. Beckham entered the fashion industry back in 2008 despite the negative criticism she received from fashion experts. Without any background in fashion design or formal education, Beckham was seen as one who would fail rather quickly. Unfortunately for her critics, she has more than succeeded and has in fact opened a second line that has been very successful.
Victoria’s fashion line has grown over 120 percent each year and is sold in 107 stores worldwide. She has even won an award at the British Fashion Awards for her fashion line. Even more impressive is that Victoria juggles her life as a wife, mother and successful business woman.
Victoria has done a great job in creating her own brand without having to sell her products based on the last name of her famous husband. She’s created her own identity that has become hugely successful both in America and internationally.
Victoria is expected to put on more fashion shows in 2012 and release more designs. However, she will not be doing a children’s line despite what recent reports have claimed. Victoria’s fashion line is considered a luxury lifestyle with products that are more expensive than what the average person makes in a year. Her growth in the industry is another testament to her success especially during the rough economical times.
Kristen Stewart, one of the stars of the hugely popular “Twilight” movies, has become an outcast within they Hollywood fashion scene. According to a Tuesday November 29th report by The British site Dailymail.co.uk, Stewart has chased off many of the top stylists due to her preference in clothing.
The popular young actress prefers casual wear over stylish wear and it has some celebrity stylists even calling her a pariah. Stewart can be seen out in public wearing casual clothes and no makeup as she blends in with the rest of the world.
Despite her stunning beauty when dressing up for special events like Twilight movie premieres, stylists still think she’s too far gone to help with her fashion senses. There are reports going around that she has a bad attitude and doesn’t want to dress nice or use latest celebrity fashion to make herself look good. Additionally, there are reports that she prefers to let herself go and not keep up certain physical appearances like her nails.
Stewart’s acting career began at the age of 8. Since then she has done numerous films but none any bigger than Twilight where she plays Bella Swan. However, Stewart has frequently expressed that she’s interested in leaving Hollywood for Australia and attending college there. Kristen is interested in getting education and possible doing other things with her life. Stewart is interested in literature and wants to be a writer. Her family has a long history behind the camera where Kristen could eventually end up if she decides that she doesn’t want to act anymore.
The mega popular hip hop artist Kanye West, has recently branched out from the music industry into the fashion industry. West looks to take his money, success, flashiness and attitude to the fashion scene by creating his own fashion line. West, who has more money than he could ever need, has all the means to make a huge name for himself in the fashion industry despite what the so called fashion experts might think. And so far, the fashion experts aren’t too excited for his fashion line, going as far as being overly critical of the rapper’s debut in the fashion industry.
Fashion experts ripped into West’s fashion show in early October and even took some of this musical star’s lyrics to use against him. Many of the critics felt that West went overboard and possibly rushed into this show and the industry as a whole.
Kanye’s fashion line was found to be to revealing and a bit over the top. However, a few so called fashion experts claimed that West could carve a niche in the industry possibly in the sports wear area. For fans of West, the star is not giving up after just one show. He’s taking all the criticism into consideration as he continues to push forward in his fashion line. Additionally, there are those who feel that the so called experts that attended his first fashion show were purposely negative because they feel threatened by him. And they should, because West has the means to get any fashion wear over with the public due to his money and music videos.
The highly successful singer, song writer and actor Marc Anthony has danced his way into the celebrity fashion scene by unveiling his new clothing line. According to a September 8, 2011 report by CNN, Anthony’s collection is exclusively through the national clothing chain Kohls. Anthony’s line will launch by the end of September and is expected to gain momentum heading into the holidays.
Marc attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at a Kohls in New Jersey to kick off the debut of his clothing line. The former husband of Jennifer Lopez, was originally going to do a clothing line with his ex before they split up in July. But now since their divorce, Anthony’s representatives have spun the story so to say that he was always going to do his own separate brand.
Despite the separate brands, Marc acknowledged that Lopez had given him some advice and suggestions for his clothing line. Additionally, Marc fully supports Jennifer’s clothing line and hopes to be as successful as hers. Lopez’s line will also debut by the end of September.
Anthony’s clothing line will consist of all sorts of clothing items like scarf’s, leather jackets, suits, sports coats, jeans and more. The prices are on the higher end of Kohls prices. Anthony is set to go on tour in September and plans on spreading the word of his new fashion line.
Marc Anthony is a two time Grammy winner, 3 time Latin Grammy winner and has sold over 30 million records. The 43 year old star shows no signs of slowing down even after his very public divorce.
Popular celebrities have not only come out with their own fashion lines but they have also lent their names to various items that have caused the prices to skyrocket. In fact, the beautiful Victoria Beckham just recently announced that she was releasing a handbag within her fashion line that will cost $30,000 according to an August 26th report by the New York Times.
The announcement might have shocked some but to the fashion experts it was just another hand bag as Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, the popular twins from the hit TV show “Full House”, released a hand bag earlier this year that has a $34,000 price tag.
However, not all celebrity lines are this expensive as the popular actress and singer Miley Cyrus has a clothing line that can be purchased at WalMart. The teen star has prices that are affordable for parents and teenagers who adore her. But Miley is more of the exception to the norm as there are more incidents where celebrity fashion lines are out of reach for the average person.
Victoria’s handbag is limited and made to order. The rarity of these bags and her worldwide fame are reasons for the high price tags. Victoria gained notoriety for her role in the music group the Spice Girls. However, it wasn’t until marrying international soccer sensation David Beckham did Victoria become a household name worldwide. Despite being out of the music industry for many years now, her husband’s continual playing of Soccer in Europe and the United States give her a huge platform to remain in the public’s eye and unveil any new items within her fashion line.
Over the years, singer and actress Jessica Simpson has been relegated to the role of “eye candy” as many critics see her as a “dumb blonde”, ditzy, or clueless sometimes. However, Simpson has proven them all wrong as she has become a huge success in the fashion industry with her clothing line. According to a April 22, 2011 report by Fashionetc.com, Simpson took in over $750 million dollars in 2010 from her clothing line that includes, but is not limited to,: jeans, swimsuits, dresses, shoes, jewelry, perfumes, and much more.
Simpson does more than just lend her name to the clothing line, she is actively involved in the designing and marketing of her fashion line. She often spends long hours working on various projects and ideas. n fact she recently stated that nothing goes on in her fashion line without running through her first.
Simpson has put her music and acting career on hold as she focuses full time on her fashion line. The once popular star starred in several films including the movie adaption of the hit TV show “Dukes of Hazzard”. Simpson was also recently in the public eye for her relationship with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
However, Jessica is engaged to former NFL tight end Eric Johnson and looks to have a stunning wedding. Simpson plans on unveiling some of her latest fashion ideas including a wedding dress. After her wedding, the 31 year old Simpson plans on solely working on her fashion line and continuing her career as a successful businesswoman.