I expected too much from the fashion industry – Victoria Beckham

Former pop-star Victoria Beckham knew she’d have to win over hard-to-impress fashion critics when she launched her first clothing line a decade ago, but the one-time Spice Girl said the industry was much harder to crack than she had ever imagined.

Speaking in Paris on Friday (Nov 15) at a conference organized by Vogue magazine, Beckham, whose collections have since gained critical acclaim and won fashion awards for their fluid, sharp tailoring, said she was expanding her empire with make-up and skincare ranges.

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Image: Victoria and David Beckham, former England and Manchester United player

“I was very aware of the preconceptions, being married to David Beckham, being a Spice Girl, all of a sudden here’s a collection, I knew that eyes would roll,” she said, adding she’d focused on “making it all about the clothes and not listening to any of that.”

Beckham cited late Chanel creative chief Karl Lagerfeld and Italy’s Valentino Garavani as two designers who had helped her, but said the notoriously cutthroat industry had surprised her.

“If I’d known then what I know now, I don’t know if I’d have the courage to do it,” she joked.

According to the latest British company filings, Beckham’s brand, which is privately owned by the designer, David Beckham and agent Simon Fuller, was still in the red in 2017. It raised 30 million pounds (S$52.6 million) two years ago from NEO Investment Partners to revive the brand.

Beckham said on Friday that as well as a recently launched make-up line, her brand would be turning out skincare products, as well as fragrances, possibly next year.

Cosmetics are an often highly profitable sideline for luxury labels, and large rivals, from Kering and Gucci to Hermes, have expanded their ranges, which are accessible to a wider range of shoppers.

Known as “Posh Spice” when she was in the 1990s girl band, Beckham, dressed on Friday in a green tweed suit, said she did not regret any of her previous fashion choices – including stage outfits such as the PVC catsuits she once sported.

“Don’t mess with your boobs,” Victoria Beckham tells women

Victoria Beckham admits she did get a boob job though she had it reversed after a short time.

The former Spice Girls singer says messing with breast implants was one of her greatest mistakes in life.

Posh admits she was stupid to have denied the obvious when rumors spread in the media that she had gone under the knife.

She reportedly went from 34A to 34DD, and has constantly enhanced her breasts like an obsessed kid since the late 90s.

Read: David Beckham: Is He The Best Dad In The World?

The fashion designer and wife of famous football star David Beckham, first embraced surgery in 1999 after the birth of her eldest son, Brooklyn.

Her biographer, Andrew Morton, revealed to The Daily Mail that she [Posh] spent a whooping £10,000 nearly 15 years ago for the first ever enhancement surgery.

Although the mother-of-four never admitted getting a boob job, Victoria confessed that she loved staring at her fake boobs on the mirror.

Image shows Victoria and David Beckham.

The 42-year-old recently wrote a letter to her 18-year-old self for Vogue.

In the published article, Posh opened up about her craze for cosmetic surgery, and sincerely advised young women to avoid tampering with their natural breast sizes.

Dear Victoria,” she wrote.

I know you are struggling right now. You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theatre Arts college. You have never properly fitted in, although you are sharing your Surrey school digs with really nice girls. You have bad acne. You think the principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliatingly bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.)

Read: Victoria Beckham: The Definition Of A Classy Woman.

…You haven’t forgotten being bullied at school, have you? Do you recall that first day at secondary school? Most children were wearing their own coats and had the latest cool bag, but not you. Kitted out in the full St Mary’s High School uniform, you stood in the freezing playground while other teenagers walking past threw soggy tissues and old Coke cans that they plucked from the puddles. But the thick skin that you developed then is already standing you in good stead, and it will do so for the rest of your life.

Instead, learn to embrace your imperfections – that is what I want to tell you. Let your skin breathe; wear less make-up. (And don’t ever let that make-up artist shave your eyebrows! The effects last forever.)

… And I should probably say, don’t mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it – stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got.

Spice Girls are now full-blown women.

Read: Victoria Beckham Hated ‘The Spice Girls’.

Victoria Beckham Hated ‘The Spice Girls’.

The name Victoria Beckham is synonymous with ‘The Spice Girls’ but if her recent revelation about her role in the group is anything to ponder on, it’ll be right to say she wasn’t really a part of the globally famous all-girls group.

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Victoria Beckham: The Definition Of A Classy Woman.

No fashion icon has ever worn high heels better than Victoria Beckham. It is no exaggeration to say that high heels have become incorporated as “Beckhams” Victoria body part.

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Victoria Beckham’s Range Rover Evoque Goes On Sale.

Victoria Beckham became the face of the Range Rover Evoque in 2012  but the mega-star has put her own special edition of the car on sale with just 1,400 miles on it.

Victoria, 41, is selling her custom-made ride on Autotrader website.

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It’s Not Embarrassing, Brooklyn Beckham.

David and Victoria Beckham

For every parent, it is a great joy to watch a child grow into an adult. The feeling goes beyond joy and is simply indescribable when you have four beautifully made kids.

It’s not about the money or fame. Generally, conceiving and having the kids grow into enviable adults is an invaluable achievement worth more than any material thing.

Smile, it's your mum's big day! The Beckham clan looked a little glum before the show kicked off

The Becks have achieved success in business, fashion and football but above all these comes ‘the family and shared love’. David and Victoria got married in 1999 and have other kids Romeo (13), Cruz (11) and the beautiful Harper Seven who is just 4.

David Beckham described his three boys as ‘lady killers’ when he ‘prophesied’ what their future love and romance would look like. The football and fashion icon believes his boys will be greatly adored by women. Truly they are all beautiful boys. Aren’t they?  Continue reading “It’s Not Embarrassing, Brooklyn Beckham.”