As Melanie C turns up to play 'It's A Mood', wearing an Ellesse crop top and trackies, it seems like no time had passed at all since the Liverpudlian sold out global arenas as one fifth of the world's biggest girl band.
However, despite the signature athleisure (which she wore day in day out, way before its recent resurgence), and the fact that Melanie doesn't seem to have aged a day, a lot has changed.
The superstar singer, whose full name is Melanie Chisolm, joins ELLE for a trip down memory lane, to revisit some of her most iconic outfits of all time. In the video, we delve into both Sporty Spice's most infamous outfits, and her red carpet appearances since, just ahead of releasing her eighth solo album, Melanie C.
The many highlights include the MTV VMAs in 1997 at which she appeared to us as 'vintage Sporty' in trackies, Ralph Lauren Y-fronts, a crop top and high ponytail, through to the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony - at which point she acknowledges the Dad-dancing exhibited by former Prime Minister David Cameron and current PM Boris Johnson that night.
For Spice Girls fans still desperate for any glimmer of a reunion, Melanie discusses how proud she is of all her fellow Spice Girls, including Victoria Beckham's successful pivot into fashion.
'What Victoria has achieved in fashion is amazing, we are all so proud of her. I don't think there could have been a more difficult transition from girl band to respected fashion designer, the true definition of 'girl power'.
The singer also divulges how, during lockdown, all five members including Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Mel B, were able to find the time for a reunion, the Covid-19 pandemic providing a rare opportunity for them to co-ordinate schedules and catch up.
'We're like family, we grew up together, we know each other's families, our kids, parents, siblings, so it's a super special bond,' Mel told us. 'We all got together, all five of us, which is pretty rare... we don't get often get the chance to do it and when we do it's nice to reconnect. Spice Girls, forever.'
So, Stop Right Now, Thank You Very Much and watch Melanie's 'It's A Mood' video for some serious nostalgia, joy and warmth on this dreary Autumn afternoon.
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