Style icon Victoria Beckham has praised fellow former SPICE GIRL MELANIE CHISHOLM's rockstar image.

The devoted wife of football superstar David Beckham is amazed how dramatically Chisholm's look has changed since being known as the "sporty" member of the five-strong girl group.

She says, "I think Mel C has changed more than any of the rest of us, which is cool, that's the direction she wants to go in and I think she looks great.

"She used to be in her ADIDAS tracksuits and now she's all rocky."

But the slender 30-year-old admits she has stuck to the glamorous image she was famed for during her time in the chart-topping band.

She says, "I've changed slightly, but even if I dress really casually I'll still have a sparkly belt on!"

14/04/2005 17:38