For former Spice Girl Mel B, the start of a new year meant out with the old and in with the brand sexy new.

The 36-year-old was snapped in L.A. sporting a new shorter choppier haircut complimented with a Blue Stella McCartney jumpsuit which showed off her tiny waist. And this is a woman who’s just had her third child? 

We all know Mel is juggling changing nappies, making music and being a judge on Australian X Factor (and even house hunting down under), so where the hell did she manage to fit in those intense gym sessions?

A body like that doesn’t come over night. Back in October the reality TV star mentioned that losing her baby weight wasn’t a major concern, though that thought didn’t last long because that same month she was made spokeswoman of dieting programme Jenny Craig. Never mind.

As long as we don’t see that half shaved hair look or the WAG inspired hair extensions we think 2012 will finally be the year of the sophisticated spice.