Victoria shared the image, which was taken sometime in the 1990s, when the group was at the height of its popularity. It’s a feel-good throwback for fans of the singing group, who dominated the pop charts with their girl-power anthems, such as “Wannabe,” “Stop,” and “2 Become 1.”
The photo shows Victoria on the left, wearing dark, dramatic makeup on her eyes and lips, along with a black outfit. The look was her usual go-to during this time, allowing her to embody her “Posh Spice” moniker. She thrilled fans with ensembles such as the one she wore in the image: a black shirt, black pants, and a black tailored leather jacket. Her hair was cut in a chin-length bob and was worn sleek and straight.
As for Emma, who was known as “Baby Spice,” she would always be seen in a more fun ensemble, the complete opposite of Victoria’s overall look.
In the throwback photo Victoria uploaded of the two friends, Emma wore a long-sleeved white tunic with black trim and a zipper accent on the neck that opened at the top, revealing a bit of skin. Emma wore overalls — a must-have fashion item in the ’90s — on top of the shirt. She had her long and straight blond hair styled in two twists on top of her head, a signature look for Baby Spice in those days.
Victoria wished her pal a happy birthday, sprinkled with “lots of kisses.”
Emma thanked her friend of thirty years with her own statement, calling Victoria “gorgeous.”
Fans of the former girl group seemed to love the birthday post. In just four hours since being posted to Victoria’s account, the post has already racked up over 200,000 likes and more than 800 comments. Social media users chimed in with their own statements of love and support for the women’s friendship and shared some birthday wishes for Emma.
“Happy birthday baby spice!!!” one fan wrote, calling Emma by her ’90s nickname.
“Queens supporting Queens,” a second follower commented about the two women, who appear to continue the group’s mantra of girl power through their longstanding friendship.
“My two favorite spice girls!! This encapsulates my adolescence! Happy birthday, baby spice,” remarked a third social media user, sharing their own wishes and memories.