She's a jolly green Geri; STUNNING IN pounds 3,000 VERSACE.
SHE'S never been exactly shy. But this was one of those moments when Geri Halliwell really, really wanted to be noticed.
So she stepped into the spotlight wearing a transparent green dress that made her intentions perfectly clear.
Held together by a brooch brooch
Ornamental pin with a clasp to attach it to a garment. Brooches developed from the Greek and Roman fibula, which resembled a decorative safety pin and was used as a fastening for cloaks and tunics. below the navel, the flimsy pounds 3,000 Versace frock was barely there. But the ex-Ginger Spice's posing power certainly was.
Her head high, she grinned, pouted, swept back her blonde hair extensions and teetered on strappy platform shoes.
She didn't even have to scream: "Look at me.'' Stunned bystanders were already doing that - and gasping.
Geri's timing was impeccable too. This scene-stealing appearance, at the NRJ music awards The NRJ Music Awards, created in 2000 by the radio station NRJ in partnership with the television network TF1 takes place every year in mid-January at Cannes (PACA, France) as the opening of MIDEM (Marché international de l'édition musicale). in France, came just a week before the start of her new TV show Geri's World Walkabout walkabout
a dummy syndrome in horses; usually pyrrolizidine alkaloses caused by crotalaria poisoning. Affected horses walk compulsively, head press, appear blind and walk into objects. They do not respond to usual external stimuli or commands. , which she'd love you to watch.
And if people are eyeing 27-year-old Geri, that means they won't be drooling drooling
the discharge of saliva from the mouth. A normal feature in some breeds of dogs such as St. Bernard, Newfoundland and English bulldog, presumably because of their loose, pendulous lips. over someone else, particularly her former colleague Posh Spice Victoria Beckham, 25.
Posh - who also has a TV show, Victoria's Secrets, and a less-is-more approach to evening wear - has openly sneered at Geri's previous attempts to grab attention.
"I wouldn't go to a newspaper dressed as a schoolgirl with my boobs out and talk about my relationship," said Mrs Beckham pointedly.
When Geri left the Spice Girls, she changed her raunchy raun·chy
adj. raun·chi·er, raun·chi·est Slang
a. Obscene, lewd, or vulgar: "[He] image for a while.
She dumped the heavy make-up, washed out the red hair colouring and adopted a demure de·mure
adj. de·mur·er, de·mur·est
1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
2. Affectedly shy, modest, or reserved. See Synonyms at shy1. style as a UN goodwill ambassador.
But all pop celebrities wanna stay a star. So if that means playing a diplomat one week and a glamour model the next, Geri will do it.
And when she was chosen to present an award to Texas as the best international group, she ensured that she wouldn't be ignored during the ceremony in Cannes.
Her backless - and almost frontless - dress proved a highlight of the event.
So did the newly svelte figure inside it.
In the past, Geri struggled to control her weight.
She has described her ordeal with the eating disorder bulimia bulimia: see eating disorders. , which plagued her at the height of her Spice Girl fame.
But now, as a yoga convert, she is proud of her shape.
And once she'd fallen for this frock while shopping in Italy, she wanted the world to admire it . . . and her.