Victoria Beckham claims she lives a low profile life

Victoria Beckham has just been to London to promote her line of ten dresses, to be sold in Selfridges, which mostly feature those calf skimming pencil skirts and waspish waists she’s so fond of. They are obviously completely impractical for anything like catching public transport or running after your kids, but given that her clothing ranges from £650 to £1,900 I’m guessing that her target market isn’t working women or mothers.

Victoria gave a long interview with the London Times, and clearly reporter Lisa Armstrong found her utterly charming. It’s a great article, you can read it in full here.

On paparazzi and gossip:
The paps and the bodyguards – even her children have them – are facts of life now. Is it worth it? “Sometimes, like today, I ask myself that question,” she grimaces. “But in LA at least we can be freer. I think the obsession with celebrity is actually worse here than in America.”

Victoria’s take is that she is a positive person. “I’m just really happy. I wake up every morning and I think I’m so blessed. I don’t read the stuff that’s written about us. I’m not interested in gossip. Some of the people that I’m friends with in America – you know, Tom and Katie – they get it too and we laugh about all these stupid things.”

On her new collection:
So I ask her (who designs her clothes). Without apparently taking offence (she has been fighting cynicism since she started school), she tells me that she does the designing. “Do I draw? No. Then again, nor do lots of designers. But I put it all on myself and walk around in it, and I know what feels comfortable. I know how a dress should sit. I’ve worn so many in the past and when I see the photographs I think, crikey, my boobs are up round my neck again because the corsets are too short and not cut high enough. Like I knew I would spend a lot on the best-quality zips because, like many women, I’ve had my share of crappy zips. I wanted a zip that undoes from both ends because then you can either put the dress on over your head or, if you don’t want to mess up your hair, you can step into it – and also, you know, going to the loo wouldn’t be this whole big palaver.”

On spirituality:
Does it ever bug her that the Beckhams are caricatured as barbarians when they are clearly not? “Thank you. No, not really. I’m quite spiritual. I’m very good at visualisation.”

Uh oh. This sounds ominously like Hollywood-speak. Or maybe Tom got to them after all. But it turns out that Victoria’s visuals are not the babbling brooks or still mountains kind, but clothes. “I was talking to Gordon Ramsay and David about this the other day and they’re the same. Gordon visualises a meal, then figures out how to prepare it. David visualises the goal. I’ll lie in bed and think, what kind of look do I want to go for tomorrow? Then I find the pieces in my mind to create it.

Sometimes she visualises her and David when they are elderly, but she doesn’t think old age will be a problem for them “because we’re really supportive of one another”. She pauses, thoughtfully. “Yeah, I really believe in creative visualisation.”

On her private life:
As she has it, her idea of a thrilling night is watching a DVD with David, unwinding in the bath and going to bed early with a notebook “because I’m always thinking of things in the middle of the night”. She emphatically does not travel as much as people think she does. Nor is she plastered in make-up and hoiked into a corset dress every day. “We lead our lives in a much more low-profile way than people think. I’m not going to The Ivy in Beverly Hills. I don’t think I’ve been to a premiere since we moved there.

“We’re not courting fame. I can give you a list of numerous restaurants that have underground parking so no one can get any photographs. I know all the restaurant kitchens in LA. Underground car parks and kitchens. That’s my grand entrance.”

The Times

Victoria might not be corseted and made up every day, but I have seen her dressed up to take her kids to stuff a bear, or catching a plane, or taking her son out in a Christmas hat while she wore an elf outfit. She might think she lives a low profile life, but that might just show how out of touch Victoria Beckham is with your average mother. But, bless her, that’s exactly why we love her.

Victoria Beckham is seen leaving her hotel in London on 12/4/08 (Black jeans – credit: Big Pictures/Bauergriffin) and on 12/3/08 (Gray pencil skirt – credit: WENN)

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  1. Syko says:

    I’d feel blessed too if I woke up every morning with David Beckham beside me.

    I think she’s more normal than many celebs. Like her pixie haircut.

  2. xiaoecho says:

    so that’s what we are – “stupid things”

    Yeah right Victoria, you may look cool but the stupid things know you’re like the little green duck—flapping furiously below the waterline

  3. Syko says:

    I thought she meant gossip and paparazzi and all that as stupid things, not us.

  4. geronimo says:

    Lol! I love Posh but celebs do make me laugh when they present perfectly normal thought processes as something special and inspirational. Creative visualisation – “I find the pieces in my mind to create it” – indeed! Funny.

    But all that does have a slightly worrying whiff of Eau de Xenu about it. Really can’t imagine what she and Katiebot have in common. David’s not too bright but she’s nobody’s fool. 😯

  5. Kristin says:

    I hate when celebs like her act like they design the clothes. Putting them on doesn’t mean you designed it.

  6. vdantev says:

    I can claim I’m a little green man from alpha centauri, but the evidence doesn’t stack up to prove it.

  7. Kaiser says:

    I have to admit, the few tv interviews I’ve seen with Posh, I find her charming, funny and bright as well.

    I’ll give her some props – she does have a “look” and it sort of works for her. You can tell she really loves clothes and would love to be considered a style icon. I jus don’t think she’s there yet.

  8. mojoman says:

    I think the celery and piece of iceberg got stuck in her brain..low profile my a*$e!

  9. kate says:

    posh is quite funny, i think. that’s the difference between her and her BFF, katie holmes. well, that and the fact that one of them actually has sex with her insanely hot husband and one of them was impregnated with the frozen sperm of xenu.

  10. Dani says:

    I agree with Kaiser; in interviews, she does seem bright and charming. And she does seem to genuinely love fashion and has found a good balance in her life. However, I grew up during the Spice Girl craze and I’ll just never really be able to displace her from that form. The Spice Girls were pretty goofy.

  11. Jeanne says:

    She’s a very curious little stick insect.

  12. biteme says:

    Keep up the good work on keeping a low profile. It’s really working.

  13. vdantev says:

    I bet her new perfume is rancid.

  14. Codzilla says:

    I saw her husband’s cologne on sale at Fred Meyer this weekend. They had a huge pile of it, stacked right in front of the entrance. Practically begging the public to take it off their hands. I thought about buying one as a gag gift for my husband, but ultimately decided to spend my money on dog food and sno melt.