In my post Intentional Irony, I described Spice Girls as "one phenomenon of the 1990s that many would like to forget." Lo and behold, Spice Girls are reuniting for a world tour. The Royal Observatory at Greenwich, which is the referent for zero longitude and time around the world (I won't get into the technical details), was cleverly chosen as the site to announce their world tour.
L to R: Victoria "Posh" Beckham, Melanie "Sporty" Chisholm, Geri "Ginger" Halliwell, Emma "Baby" Bunton, and Melanie "Scary" Brown announce the Spice Girls' 2007 reunion tour.
I hate the push-up bustiers that Posh and Scary are wearing: it looks like their boobs will spill out any moment (especially Posh). That's not sexy, it's tacky. Baby Spice (who is pregnant) is still cute, and Sporty looks great, better than ever. Geri Halliwell's frock won't win her any points with fashion cogniscenti, but I find her tousled locks and dress a refreshing change for this former topless model whose Union Jack costume made her look like some UK version of Wonder Woman.
Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell in 1997: UK Wonder Woman?
Given the media overkill surrounding the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, perhaps Spice Girls' time has come around once again: after all, their single "Spice Up Your Life" displaced Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" from no 1 on the UK pop charts two months after Diana was killed.