The Spice Girls, without a doubt, were the greatest girl band ever. Duh. Don’t argue. There was one in there for all of us. Did you high kick like Sporty or infantilise yourself like Baby? Spout Girl Power words like Ginger or wear zebra print like Scary? Or maybe you pointed your finger like Posh? The finger point was the glue that held the band together, well, until Geri left, and Victoria Beckham‘s biggest contribution. God, I loved her but if you ever went to a show you had to wonder whether she was just a mic stand with a wig on it. Despite giving us the greatest video and song of the Spice solo careers, she’s now confirmed what we knew all along in regards to her singing. Her mic was more often than not off at the shows.
Speaking to Claudia Winkleman (more on her later) at the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibit – where those snoozy catalogue shots of Duchess Kate are up at – Posh got into her Spice days, via the Telegraph:
They used to turn it off and just let the others sing. I got the last laugh – and now my mic is well and truly on, finally.
That right there is some grade A STAH power wording. I’m going to be using “my mic is well and truly on, finally” a lot. The best revenge is one served at full volume in a room full of people. Posh didn’t stop there though and the rest of what she had to say definitely doesn’t set off any resentment or bitterness alarms. At all. Nope. None:
I was always the one that loved fashion and it was quite a result for me because the girls always used to get their clothes for free because they were crap and so there was a lot of budget for me to have my little Gucci dress. The first dress that I wore in the Spice Girls, which everybody thought was a little black Gucci dress, was actually from Miss Selfridge – it wasn’t a little back Gucci dress.
I’m glad we’re getting this side of Posh again. I got really worried for a moment when she started exhibiting signs of being unwell or, as Michael suggested, spirit possession. She works best when her internal computer is set to “condescending“.
Earlier on I promised you more on Claudia Winkleman. Michael K has Jodie Marsh but the apple of my eye from the British Isles is dear Claudia. She’s a TV presenter and journalist type, but mostly, and this is the reason I love her, she’s known for her gorgeous makeup and being in control of her face. You know it’s going to be a great weekend when there’s talk of Claudia Winkleman!