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Friday 15 December 2017

'Always a treat to be in Dublin', says happy Posh

Victoria Beckham on her visit to Brown Thomas
Victoria Beckham on her visit to Brown Thomas

She's famous for her seemingly ever-present pout, but Victoria Beckham was all smiles when she visited Dublin yesterday.

She had good reason to be happy, with a list of occasions in the capital in the past that rank among her most memorable.

"It's so exciting to be here in Dublin," she said. "It's always a real treat to come here and to get the kind of welcome that I had when I arrived is really nice.

"I have to say that people always make me feel very welcome."

Her six-year-old daughter, Harper, took her first steps in Dublin, in the very same designer rooms at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street where Beckham appeared yesterday to launch her second capsule make-up collection for Estee Lauder.

Dublin was also where the former Victoria Adams married footballer David Beckham at Luttrellstown Castle, with the Bishop of Cork, Paul Colton, conducting the ceremony in July 1999.

The plush department store was yesterday swarming with fans who were eager to catch a glimpse of the former Spice Girl during one of her rare visits.

Donning a red dress from her own collection and black boots, the designer was swamped by cameras as she made her way through the store and was happy to stop and pose for pictures with shoppers.

"With this make-up collection, I want to make women everywhere feel empowered, beautiful and confident," she said.

"Inspired by my favourite cities in the world, this collection reflects my own personal beauty vision."

The mother-of-four's visit had been teased earlier in the week, when she revealed on social media that she was "excited" to be making the trip.

Some Irish stars got a chance to mingle with the A-lister.

Xpose host Karen Koster said she "learned so much" from meeting her.

"After a conversation with Victoria Beckham you feel empowered, comforted, inspired and at ease with the choices you're making as a mum," she said.

"And the reports are true, she's so funny. The collection is divine."

Passionate

Dublin model Louise O'Reilly said her life had been "made" after meeting the former pop star.

"She's so lovely and so funny and so passionate about make-up," she said.

"It's definitely the best Wednesday I've had in a long time."

Model Pippa O'Connor posed for pictures alongside the visitor and described her as being "full of warmth and charisma".

Superfan Louise Byrne (30), from Blanchardstown, was among the shoppers who gathered to see the fashion designer make her grand entrance.

"I haven't bought the make-up range yet, but I know a girl who bought everything and she said it's fantastic," she said.

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