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Bunton And On And On

by | 12th, July 2004

‘WE check the giant Vanessa Feltz calendar covering up a particularly nasty bit of mould here in the basement of Anorak Towers and can confirm that today has a ‘y’ in it.

‘I’ll take off my top if you buy my record’

You know what that means – another day with a ‘y’ in it, another Emma Bunton re-launch.

The artist formerly known as Baby Spice (and now known as the blonde one who used to be in the Spice Girls) has been repackaged more times than an unwelcome pair of Christmas socks.

But still she keeps coming back for more, determined to do what none of the other Spice Girls have managed and have a successful solo career.

And OK! is there to applaud her every step of the way.

“Out go the baby doll clothes, freckles and bunches,” it says (in an intro that could have appeared in any edition of the magazine over the past five years), “and in comes a new sleek sophisticated style.

“It looks as if Emma Bunton has outgrown her Baby Spice nickname and that these days Supermodel Spice would be a far more appropriate label.”

In the past we have noted that Emma’s desperation to make it as a solo artist is in inverse proportion to the amount of clothing she wears.

It is like she is playing a game of strip poker with her career and, as very single flops and every album limps into the lower reaches of the chart, she has to take off another piece of clothing.

So, when we hear simultaneously that Emma has been promoting her new album, Free Me, and drawing admiring glances at Milan Fashion Week, we immediately draw the obvious conclusion.

It’s one thing for the girls on the catwalk to wear next to nothing, Emma, but Italy just isn’t ready yet for members of the audience to turn up starkers.’



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