Victoria Beckham makes a spectacle of herself with new eyewear line

Victoria Beckham has launched her new eyewear line.

The stylish Spice Girls star took to Twitter.com to announce the new accessories, posting a photo of herself wearing a pair of her new spectacles.

The pop star-turned-designer came up with the idea to launch the new optical range because she is near-sighted but never wears glasses in public - as so few are flattering.

She tells fashion website WWD.com, "I do need to wear glasses (but) I haven't found glasses that suit me or that I particularly like. I've always been quite self-conscious (about this), so that's why I've decided to do them myself... I will be wearing my glasses now, and it will be nice to see where I will be going for once."

Beckham's global eyewear items will hit the racks of Harrods in London.

She partnered with Cutler & Gross on the six-piece optical collection.