Victoria Beckham in Allure: “I’m not freaked out about getting older”


This is Victoria Beckham’s new March cover of Allure. Considering Allure’s last cover model was a bangs-trauma’d, little-girl-styled Jennifer Aniston, I consider Posh’s fake-looking ponytail a welcome relief. The interview excerpts are few and far between though – I don’t know if the interview was done before or after Posh knew she was pregnant, because Posh isn’t discussing her dreams of finally getting a girl:

On her life at home: “Our house is a really happy house. There are kids running around and laughing and joking, I smile so much more than people would think. There’s nothing better than being in LA with my kids, cooking dinner with my husband and having a romantic night in, and I get an email, and Demi Moore, Madonna, Drew Barrymore, Blake Lively, or whoever it is, is doing the red carpet and wearing my dress.”

On Oprah wearing a dress from her collection: “I was so proud, I rang my mum.”

On being comfortable in her own skin: “For the first time, I feel like what you see is what you get. This is me: the more natural hair, the slightly more relaxed way of dressing. I feel really content personally and professionally. I’m not freaked out about getting older. I’m growing older with the most amazing man I’ve ever met – with my soul mate. Life’s great.”

[From Allure via Just Jared]

She’s so deliciously snotty. She’s a little bit Gwyneth-like, right? Posh will tell you about her accomplishments in great detail, and she’s the Queen of The Name-Drop. Speaking of, Posh recently name-dropped the girl every designer wants to dress: Kate Middleton.

At her New York Fashion Week show Victoria Beckham confirmed that she was sending a selection of dresses to Kate Middleton.

“Apparently, she likes my clothes and has asked to see a selection. It will be from my current spring/summer collection,” Mrs Beckham said.

There is no question that this has anything to do with Catherine Middleton’s wedding gown. She is believed to be interested in Victoria Beckham’s dresses for formal day and evening engagements.

“It’s tremendously exciting and I would be honoured if she were to wear my designs. I admire her tremendously. She’s a beautiful young girl, she has a wonderful figure and I think she wears clothes beautifully,” Mrs Beckham said.

Mrs Beckham unveiled her fifth collection at New York Fashion Week in an upper East Side town house that was once a ‘Sex & The City’ location. Before introducing each of the 29 pieces for next autumn/winter, as is her signature, she said: “I’m miked-up, but I’m not going to sing, so it’s all good.”

Wearing a loose beige cashmere “sack” dress with a built-in scarf, she laughed:”This is the only thing in the new collection that fits me. “When I started designing the collection I didn’t know I was pregnant.”

She denied the various reports which have claimed she is expecting a much-longed-for daughter. “I don’t know whether it’s a boy or a girl. I knew with the three boys, but this time I wanted it to be a surprise. If it’s a boy, the boys will be thrilled to have a little brother and if it’s a girl, it will be just as wonderful.”

She laughed off reports she intended to “do a Demi Moore” and pose nude with her “bump” for American Vogue.

“I’m not posing nude for anybody,” she said.

She revealed that husband David was flying into New York tonight “so we can have Valentine’s Day together. He’s very romantic.

“And he’s so supportive. He knows how important this is to me and he’s happy to be home taking care of the children.”

[From The Telegraph]

Kate Middleton in Victoria Beckham? Why not cut out the middle man, Kate? Just call Roland Mouret and have them dress you.

In another interview, Posh denied again that she’s having a girl – well, she said she didn’t know the sex of the baby. Do you believe her? I hope that if she is having a girl, that she’ll announce it so we can all join in her in celebrating, Posh-style (with a carrot stick and a fake tan).



Photos courtesy of Just Jared/Allure and Fame.

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  1. the_blonde_one says:

    did celebitchy add the ‘thank you botox’ on the magazine cover or is that irony at its finest kicking in?

  2. meg says:

    Getting a Christina Ricci vibe from the last pic.

    Personally, I don’t mind her- and considering who she wakes up to every morning, I think that’s pretty big of me. ;)

  3. photo jojo says:

    I have to say, I have a lot of respect for her lately. Her fashion line is great, she definitely has a talent there, her boys always look like real kids out and about (remember the one in the superman costume?) and I think she & Becks really have a good relationship going. I admit to seeing her when the Spice Girls went back on tour in 07 and it was a great show. She’s kind of amazing.

  4. teehee says:

    I like her polish color in teh bottom pic. I’d wear it often if I had it!! *plans to hunt for something similar*

  5. Jane says:

    “I think she & Becks really have a good relationship going”

    Right, except the part where he cheats on her all the time with hookers and call girls.

  6. Praise St. Angie! says:

    teehee, if it’s a dark red, OPI has some really pretty dark red shades.

    Malaga Wine and Manicurist of Seville are both good ones. there’s also one called Black Cherry Chutney that I LOVE. it’s so dark that it’s almost black but it’s actually a VERY dark red/purple color.

    photo jojo, I also like her more than I used to. based on what I’ve seen of her, she’s a nice person, she’s much funnier than people know, she’s a good mom, etc. the one thing I DON’T like about her is that she puts up with her hubby’s straying ways. I know that’s between them, but I don’t believe they have any sort of arrangement. I think he does it hoping she won’t find out, and if she does, she looks the other way because she loves her family and wants them to stay intact.

    and let’s face it, she’s much more bankable as one half of “The Beckhams” than she would be on her own.

  7. danielle says:

    She doesn’t bother me. She’s no Goopy.

  8. Leticia says:

    She seems really likable to me. I don’t get a Goopy vibe at all from her.

  9. Rita says:

    If I bent over like that to check the mail, the brocolli would be on the ground. I call faux-groceries. Especially the bananas (wax).

  10. samihami says:

    I don’t get the goopy vibe at all. I get the feeling that she is very, very grateful to have the life that she does and knows enough to appreciate it.

    Hope she gets a little girl! She would have so much fun dressing her up…!

  11. Brittany says:

    “I think she & Becks really have a good relationship going”

    Right, except the part where he cheats on her all the time with hookers and call girls.

    In some sort of strange way, I think Posh accepts this about David. Because, honestly, she has everything she wants, and if this baby is really a girl, that’s just icing on the cake.

    Money, fame, great kids, and a husband who other than his ‘dalliances’ seems to treat her very well (which is more than many can say about their guys who DON’T stray, sadly).

    I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but I think that’s the way it is for her.

  12. Brittany says:


    Re: the fake groceries…

    I love how they have Earl Grey tea from freakin HARROD’S!

    I get mine at Wal-Mart. lol

  13. Droll says:

    She’s come a long way from the chav WAG she used to be – remember the hot pants, massive weave, fake nails, watermelon tits phase she went through? I’m sure she looks back on those days and shudders. They seem to be a very tight family unit despite his wanderlust…gotta give her kudos for maintaining her cool with it.

  14. gee says:

    Teehee, check out Essie’s Wicked. Very similar. One of my faves.

  15. teehee says:

    :) thanks for the tips on the shades :) wasn’t expecting that

  16. bluhare says:

    Seems to me Victoria’s got much more likable since her dress collection took off.

  17. Rose says:

    She was always really likeable, in all of her interviews she comes off as funny and gracious.

  18. Novaraen says:

    I don’t get the Goop vibe either. I love Victoria…bone skinny chick that she is. She seems to have a good family unit going…a hot man…a great clothing line and she got to be a Spice girl in her 20′s. Sounds like fun to me. :)

  19. dorothy says:

    Maybe I’m wrong, but she strikes me as someone that is terrified to age and insecure about her looks. What with the botox, breast augmentations, past hair extensions, dieting….I’m not buying that “I’m not scared of getting old” bit.

  20. tango says:

    I think Victoria is less worried about getting older now than even a few years or so ago. Maybe because she knows, with her fashion designer career, if her marriage fails, she can at least support herself. She won’t need to look 25 for the rest of her life to be attractive to men. Of course, she’d get a nice settlement from Becks and child support in a divorce but I think her self confidence nowadays is more wrapped up her work than being arm candy to David Beckam. I think she’s just a woman who likes to be very well groomed in public. At least her face doesn’t look nearly as fake as Kim Kardashians!

  21. Violet says:

    she looks stunning in that b&w photo. pity that’s not what she looks like.

  22. RHONYC says:

    i can’t help it.

    i’ve always dug her. she was my favorite spice back then and i still adore her.

    i don’t find her goopy at all.
    she always comes across genuinely ‘posh’ to me cause that’s who she is. gwyn ‘wishes’ she had it like that. ;-)

    she looks simple and effortlessly lovely in the mailbox photo. even though she got a slight nose job, the essence of her ‘miss piggy’ nose (my favorite muppet, too) is still there and it gives her a cute, girlish quality.

    & one damn thing for sure, she makes a killer dress. owning one is definitely on my wishlist.

    when i googled the oprah pic i was in SHOCK!
    she looked that awesome in the dress. maybe the best ever in her life.

    simply ravishing!

  23. WYIJM says:

    She may have some insecurities, but I don’t think I’ve ever read anything nasty or mean about her character. I rather like her and wish her a happy life. :-)

  24. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “I think Victoria is less worried about getting older now than even a few years or so ago.”

    exactly what I think, as well.

    yeah, she prob still does botox, but she dumped the hair extensions and took out the “half-grapefruit” implants, so I think she’s becoming more and more OK with the aging thing.

  25. Lisal says:

    I’m with WYIJM. Never heard anything bad about this woman on a personality level. It’s always said that she’s funny and savvy and sweet. I like her too!

  26. Working says:

    @ TEE HEE – I agree, i think it’s Black Cherry Chutney from OPI, i have it as well and it’s one of my faves! They also have very similar shades.

  27. EdithP says:

    I saw an interview with her several years ago where two young boys interviewed her. Half of their questions were about Becks, and they wanted her to tell them that he would always play for Manchester — she called him on her cell phone and let them talk to him. It was very cute and she was wearing a big smile. I like them — I think the boys always look happy, and from what I read in the gossip sites she is the one who put the kibosh on the friendship with Kate & Tom — good judgement, Posh!

  28. TQB says:

    The difference btwn Posh and Goopy is that Posh has talent and a sense of humor. She designs beautiful clothes, and acknowledges that no one wants to hear her sing anymore.

    Totally agree @RHONYC, that dress looked amazing on Oprah.

    I believe she adores her children. It’s none of my business what her relationship with her husband is – maybe she should dump him, maybe they both swing and she’s just better at being discreet. That’s between them.

  29. teehee says:

    OPI colors are 3$ in the states, but 11-13 Euros here in Germany. Pooh. But well worth it cos that is an awesome shade/richness :) Ima order it on amazon :D
    Acrtually it looks more like Essie’s wicked… wait a minute LOL

  30. Camille says:

    I get a slight whiff of GOOPiness, but not as full blown or ego driven.

    @dorothy: I agree, although I think she is trying to soften her previously hard/fake image, so good for her.

    I like the cover photo.

  31. Praise St. Angie! says:

    $3?! Where did you see that?!

    I pay about $8 a bottle! And even when there was a discount cosmetics store around here, it was still $5/per!

    I will say, however, that the quality is worth it. Unless the polish is old, you can get OPI polish to last for a while on your nails.

    and sorry to whoever mentioned Essie up above…no offense meant but that stuff is pretty cheap quality-wise compared to OPI. it starts to chip off in a couple of days. (maybe it’s just my nails? I know everybody’s body chemistry is different…) they do have some really pretty shades but if I can find an identical (or close) shade in OPI, I’d buy that instead.

  32. Hautie says:

    Okay I am puzzled by this comment…

    “On Oprah wearing a dress from her collection: “I was so proud, I rang my mum.”

    Oprah is wearing at least a 14. When did Posh allow anyone over a size 9 in her clothes?

    Seriously. Posh just stated that she is now too big to wear any of her new line. (with the exception one lone sack dress)

    Then you know she never has clothes for a girl of any size over 125 pounds.

    And Oprah… has not been anywhere near a size 9 in a decade.

    I tend to suspect having moved to LA made Posh realize all the fake hair/big fake tits/botox cat face… is a tragic look. So she removed her implants, cut out the weave and let her face relax. Cause she was never getting on Vogue looking like the cat lady.

    Now if Kim K. would get a clue and remove all her fake parts.

  33. TQB says:

    @Hautie, I don’t mean to nitpick (and I certainly don’t disagree that the Oprah dress had to be custom up-sized) – but you can’t just stick a bigger size designer dress on a pregnant person. The fit everywhere else would be a mess!

  34. benny says:

    I don’t believe she’s not worried about getting older. She seems like someone who worries A LOT, despite what she says publicly. Someone comfortable with themself and their life would NOT starve herself and get so much plastic surgery that she looks like some weird alien/monkey hybrid. Her words and actions just don’t match up.

    Deep down, I think she’d be happier NOT married to a womanizer. I think it would help her self-esteem. Maybe if her business takes off she wouldn’t need to cling to a straying husband so tightly.

  35. Hautie says:

    Well I would be stunned if Posh gained over 15/18 pounds with this pregnancy.

    She will not be one of those girls who put on 50+ pounds.

    So she should be able at this point of her pregnancy, still be able to wear clothes out of her line.

    I am still stuck on Oprah being able to wear any of it.

  36. TQB says:

    oh I agree, I’m sure she’ll be all bump and a small one at that. But I’m only 11 weeks and I can’t button any of my pants, and that’s all baby. I’m assuming most of her line is extremely fitted, esp. in the tummy area. Except the “sack dress.” Attractive description for maternity wear, BTW.

  37. Ruby Red Lips says:

    My friend knew someone who worked on a Photoshoot with posh ( Victoria) and mentioned that throughout the whole shoot she only drank champagne and ate pineapple, and that’s obv why she is so thin! (skeletal)

    Also am convinced she is having a girl and had the gene selection process whereby only the female egg/sperm is selected and impregnated.

  38. teehee says:

    3 something on Amazon- but yeah then you have to ship it :)
    The price is the same for Elsie’s– 11-13 a bottle and shipping. But why spend on other colors when you could have this one <3

  39. renai(jrt) says:

    poor vicky… i dont think she knows what real is…thats why God gave her three boys… could you picture her and what she would do with a little girl…

  40. renai(jrt) says:

    i didnt know that she was pregnant…wow she can pop out 4 babies in that tiny body of hers… her bones must be extremely decalcified…the only thing that looks bigger on her pregnant is her nose…

  41. RHONYC says:

    @ Hautie:

    i don’t think she’ll get all ‘kate hudson’ in her pregnancy, but i did peep a well hidden photo of her on a yacht when last preggers with cruz and she does get full and plump and i don’t think she starves herself when knocked up but quite the contrary…i think she really lets herself enjoy pregnancy and the cravings that go with. that’s why she remained hidden during last two. she likes to keep that ‘svelte’ image of herself out there.

    but, whatever that’s her choice.

    one thing is for sure, she gives david some healthy a*s babies. i recall that lil cruz was the size of a turkey when born…he was bigger than her even! lol :lol:

  42. LondonLady says:

    Too true about RM- his stuff is amazing but a lot less glam-bland than Mrs B, which is why it prob plays well with the celebrity market.

  43. putitstraight says:

    Thank you for pointing out that’s a phony tail…I thought it was her pet ferret. I cannot buy anything this woman sells or says. She strikes me as one of the most contrived, vapid and deluded beings in celebrity today. Which, come to think of it, is quite an accomplishment

  44. jemshoes says:

    No way is Victoria Beckham “UK Goop” – because, unlike Goopy, she really IS British and has a very good sense of humour! :D

  45. sammib says:

    Yah! So good to see the rest of you like VB as well. She’s awesome!

  46. jane16 says:

    I’ve seen her up close, more than once. Her skin is absolutely atrocious, which I realize is hard to tell when you’re looking at a photograph that took a team of professional photoshoppers to completely transform. Her hair is wispy thin, her eyes have no life or sparkle in them. She barely looks alive, much less beautiful. She is obsessed with her bone thinness, almost every woman I know has seen her barf up a meal in a restaurant ladies lounge. She is also oblivious, even rude to people around her. There is only her in her world. The Beckhams are not liked by Angelenos, those of us who have to put up with their imperious presence. Frankly, I wouldn’t wear her clothes if I were offered them free of charge, and I wouldn’t trade places with her for anything in the world.

  47. joolz says:

    she is SO NOT snobby! i know it wouldn’t kill her to smile more often, but she is always seen photographed with her boys, and it really does seem like she’s a hands on mom. she never says anything bad about anyone either. i guess you might get that snobby vibe just by looking at her, but she seems really hardworking and devoted to her husband and family.

    as to david’s cheating…well, she doesn’t seem to be complaining does she?

  48. Az says:

    I love her. Ever since I saw an old interview sh and Becs did with Ali G. She was a delight.

  49. Crash2GO2 says:

    She’s still too young to say she’s not bothered by aging.


  50. MrsKrabapple says:

    That last pic of her is scary. Her hairline has receded more than Jude Law’s. That is not normal in a woman her age. My guess is malnourishment from under-eating.

    Isn’t she a scientologist? A lot of them appear to need therapy, and I’ll bet they’re not getting it because of that cult’s beliefs. And even if she’s not one, it still doesn’t look like she’s getting the therapy she needs. Plastic surgery procedures are not an adequate substitute for therapy.

    And even scarier is the fact that many people think THIS is beauty. It’s not. It’s unhealthy to point where her hair is falling out. Why do women do this to themselves?

  51. Crash2GO2 says:

    She’s not a scientologist. And she’s always had a high forehead as far as I know.

  52. Nikki says:

    Sort of off the subject, but she’s fiercely unattractive to me. Scarily skinny with a horrible pig snout for a nose. And I don’t believe she’s not concerned with aging, she’s always come across as a vain, insecure person. And her husband is definitely a cheater.

  53. loopygorilla says:

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    OMG LOL, i love how you summed up what i thought.

    Seriously, pretty spice or watever spice she was…
    she is CLASPING onto her fame which is 1. david beckham. 2. ultra skinny frame 3. expensive clothes.

    i dont and do feel sorry for her.
    i dont feel sorry cuz she is loaded with $$$.
    but i guess at the end of the day, it doesnt buy happiness, i mean seriously all the shopping and expensive clothes and first class travelling doesnt compensate for the fact that your husband doesnt find you attractive and prefers to bone any woman who walks past him.
    and she tries to compensate for that by trying to be famous, and getting anna wintour to give her a cover on US Vogue.
    sads sads.

    but good for her for keeping the limelight on her despite not having a single fiber of talent.

  54. Cel says:

    Anyone who has had cosmetic surgery on her breasts and nose, teeth fixed, botox etc is worried about what they look like – and that includes ageing.

    She is nice to fans but a bitch to shop staff. She has nannies to look after the children and doesn’t cook.

    I don’t believe a word she says.

  55. MrsKrabapple says:

    @crash2go2 – it’s not just her forehead that’s missing hair – look at the area above her right ear. That is not normal in a woman her age.

    WHY do women feel the need to literally kill themselves to be so thin? In her case, I agree with others who speculate she’s insecure because of a cheating husband. I don’t know for sure that it’s true, but there is definitely SOMETHING driving her to starve herself and get these needless plastic surgeries (she was prettier before). Besides the husband, I think the entertainment industry itself does this to women. I saw a documentary on the creation of the Spice Girls and when she tried out for a part, she didn’t look as sickly thin and bald as she does now. Maybe someone told her to lose weight and she’s been scarred by it ever since? I don’t really know the reason, I can only see the results – and the results are scary.

    If anything, I hope women will take a good look at her head (loss of hair and weird face from surgery) and learn to be happy with themselves as they are.

  56. renai(jrt) says:

    MrsKrabapple…. why would it have to be the mans fault when a woman starves herself. its her fault alone….no one can control what their men do but they can control who they are as a person.. if she is starving herself then she is doing it to herself and she is the problem..