Victoria Beckham discusses her successful fashion career and her family life as she chats with Vogue Australia in a new interview.
The 44-year-old, who recently celebrated her company’s 10th anniversary, admits: “What I’ve accomplished within 10 years is far more than I could have dreamed. I feel like I’ve been doing this a lifetime.
“I live and breathe this brand seven days a week: I never switch off, I never go on holiday and turn my phone or email off. This is my fifth child.”
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“What I’ve accomplished within 10 years is far more than I could have dreamed,” #VictoriaBeckham tells #TimBlanks of her first decade at the helm of her eponymous label in the November 2018 issue. “I feel like I’ve been doing this a lifetime. I live and breathe this brand seven days a week: I never switch off, I never go on holiday and turn my phone or email off. This is my fifth child.” Read the full interview between Beckham and Blanks, in which the mother of four talks misconceptions, the Spice Girls and the business of fashion via the link in the bio. The November 2018 issue hits newsstands on Monday, October 22. Photographed by @bibicornejoborthwick, styled by @christinecentenera, Vogue Australia, November 2018. #VBSince08
She says of motherhood and the online world: “What you do have to take into consideration is the older you get, the older your children get, and they go online and see things that are hurtful, especially when it’s personal stuff.
“It’s frustrating when things get twisted, because people can make you out to be a real a**e. And I don’t like it when it detracts from what I’m actually doing.”
The Spice Girls star continues, “(When launching Victoria Beckham) There was a way in the industry of doing things.
“I knew there were rules I had to abide by but I wanted to be entrepreneurial and find different ways of doing things. I was a pop star who turned into a fashion designer and I didn’t want to do things the same way everyone else was doing them.
“And probably because I was a little naive, I wasn’t scared to take on those challenges in my own way.”
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Thank you @VogueAustralia for celebrating #VBSince08 with me. My website now ships to Australia too! Wearing my #VBAW18 pleated circle skirt, available to shop at the link in bio and at #VBDoverSt! Shot by @bibicornejoborthwick Styled by @christinecentenera Hair by @lukehersheson Make up by @lisaeldridgemakeup x Kisses VB
VB also says that her way of dressing has definitely changed over the years.
“Now it’s less about me wanting to be seen. It’s not so much about me, it’s about what I’m creating for other women. When I used to go out, it was: ‘Watch what I eat for lunch because I’ve got a tight dress and I need a flat tummy.’ I mean, who can be bothered with that now? I’m too busy. I’m older and things like that don’t matter to me.”
The interview also sees Beckham admit she’s constantly focused, as well as say she’s always wanted to do fashion despite starting off in the music business.
“I was lucky that music was never my main passion. For the other [Spice Girls] girls it was. Every day someone says: ‘Are you going on tour? You’re the one who’s stopping it.’ For me, there was always something else I wanted to do. Plan B, Phase 2. Even when I was in the group, on tour, I was always more interested in not just the costumes but the lighting and the set design. It was never just about getting on stage and dancing around.”