Victoria Beckham is featured on the March 2013 issue of ELLE UK. I’ve attached the cover here which...
Please God no, let that just be the light and not LA Face. It’s not LA Face, right?
The interview is pretty insightful, although I’m not sure if that was intentional. Posh talks about how hard she works and why:
“It was never my intention to prove anybody wrong. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I don’t have to work, I need to work. All these people [her fellow fashion designers], they’ve not just been given anything. They’ve worked hard. And I’ve never been given anything either. But I have a good work ethic; David has an incredible work ethic. I want my kids to have a good work ethic.”
Later on, in describing how fulfilled she is now that she’s a proper fashion designer, Posh also reveals, inadvertently perhaps, what it is that drives that work ethic:
“When I was on stage with the Spice Girls, I thought people were there to see the other four and not me. And when I go out with David and people take pictures I think, ‘They’re here to take David’s picture.’”
That’s totally true.
That’s what has always motivated her. It’s why she works so hard at posing and perfecting, every angle, every step through the airport, every non-smile. It’s how she resists culinary pleasures. It’s how she walks, always, as long as it takes, on 6 inches without a stumble.
In some ways, you do have to admire that kind of tenacity and single-minded devotion to herself. For Victoria Beckham, it has never come easy. It has always been work.
Also attached - Posh out in London today for fish and chips with Cruz and shopping on her own while David’s in Spain shooting a commercial.
Click here for more of Posh in ELLE UK.