Brix Smith-start is a fan of Victoria Beckham's style.

The 50-year-old style expert is inspired by the 39-year-old designer - who rose to fame with pop group the Spice Girls in the 90s - because she has managed to establish herself as a businesswoman and build a worldwide fashion empire in just nine years.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Brix said: ''I think she looks fabulous and I think her clothes are amazing that she's designed. I actually have a really soft spot for her because she's turned herself from a WAG, who has been slammed for her fashion, into a true style icon.

''I love her ladylike clean look. It's an elegant, grown up, sophisticated but with a touch of sport look, and I just think she really hit the nail on the head there.''

The fashion guru is keen to work with Chanel's creative director Karl Lagerfeld in the future as she believes she could learn a lot about fashion from him and she admires how he puts his all into every collection.

She explained: ''I'd love to work with Karl Lagerfeld. I mean who wouldn't? He's like the most seductive man in fashion. He does six collections a year and does all his own photography and he's just a master.

''He's been around a long time, he was there in the beginning and he's still around and I think I could learn quite a lot from him and he's a perfectionist.''

Brix is supporting Lenor's Forever Fashion campaign which is encouraging the UK to re-wear their favourite clothes more often. With its improved formula Lenor helps clothes last longer so you can enjoy wearing them every day. Visit www.facebook.com/LenorUKandIre for Brix's top tips on caring for your favourite clothes as well as her expert advice on how to style these items for every occasion.