Victoria Beckham: ‘I don’t have to work. But I have a good work ethic’

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham covers the March issue of Elle UK, and she’s wearing all Burberry here. If your reaction was anything like mine, I wondered, “Why does Posh look like she has three arms in this picture?” This effect is definitely the result of awkward posing on VB’s part and the very structured jacket chosen by the shoot’s stylist. Victoria’s hair looks nice and lush throughout the editiorial, but I have to wonder if she’s got extensions on her side as she has in the past. The interview excerpts released thus far aren’t terribly exciting except that Victoria talks about how she thinks nobody ever pays any attention to her. If she wasn’t so funny and self-deprecating in most of her interviews, I’d call bullsh-t on this particular quote, but I think she might actually believe it:

Victoria Beckham

She delegates in her fashion line: “You’ve got to trust people. And because I am a control freak, sometimes that’s difficult for me, because I want to micro-manage absolutely everything. I can’t hand over. But I’m trying to do that more. It’s hard because I have such a specific vision.”

It’s not all about her? “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.’”

On her work ethic: “I don’t have to work, I need to work. But I have a good work ethic. David has an incredible work ethic. I want my kids to have a good work ethic. I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it.”

[From Elle UK]

You know, I do appreciate that Victoria isn’t the typical WAG. She could easily stay at home and do absolutely nothing and also have nannies completely raise her children. Instead, she’s been building her own little fashion empire, and she and David appear to be very hands-on parents to their four children. Somehow, Victoria escapes the fate of sounding like Goop braging about her amazing work ethic. Posh basically leads a very charmed life, I think, but she is unexpectedly likable as well.

Victoria Beckham

Photos courtesy of Elle UK

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  1. LadyJane says:

    I love VB – she tries so hard and I do think she works hard. I can’t identify with her in terms of her hard core attention to the superficial industry of fashion, but I too am a hard working mom with ‘dreams’ – however corny that sounds.

  2. Bubbling says:

    Never would I guessed that’s her based on cover photo. But good for Posh, I always thought she is charming!

  3. mosty says:

    Definitely extensions, but she looks great!

  4. danni says:

    when she covers her face
    she looks great!

  5. len says:

    If a magazine ever gets her to smile, teeth showing, they would sell like crazy. It would be historic.

  6. Kate says:

    I LOL’ed at the last picture. “I’m hanging out at the bar…WITHOUT PANTS.”

    Love VB.

  7. alons-y alonso says:

    There is something quite endearing about Victoria Beckham

  8. Chelsea's handler says:

    If you enjoy it and you don’t need the money it’s not work.

    • Sandy Pandy says:

      No kidding! As I sit here in my crap office cubicle, reflecting upon her $millions, nannies, chefs, multiple homes … bullshit she doesn’t hand off. Not being a trained designer she just puts out the concepts verbally and lets her team execute. Piss off.

  9. Jayna says:

    I have loved her since her U.S. reality show when they first moved here. She really makes fun of herself. I can’t say a bad thing about her now because I love her personality and think she is a great mother and loves her husband. And she is a great businesswoman. I think her cheeky, self-deprecating personality is what makes her such a girl’s girl.

  10. Snowpea says:

    I won’t hear a word against Vicky B.

    She’s got balls that girl. And she works her skinny butt off. Her kids are, by all accounts, outrageously well behaved and down to earth. They show no symptoms of being snotty nosed brats one iota.

    She also has a marriage that seems to be going strong after, what, 14 years or whatever, which is like 100 years in Hollywood.

    She’s endearingly self deprecating and unlike overhyped, overblown, overinflated Jenny from the block, she really does still seem like the little girl with big dreams and bad skin from Essex still.

    I find her refreshingly adorably humble and modest.

  11. Maya says:

    What does WAG stand for? I can’t figure out and it’s driving me crazy.

  12. Raven Sparrow says:

    I love her!
    We may never see her smile on photos, but she really is very funny in interviews.

  13. epiphany says:

    Lke many British, she is self conscious about her teeth – have to give her credit; she really doesn’t have to work, but does, apparently very hard, and found something she actually likes and in which she shows some talent (fashion.) She’s kept her family together, and isn’t on TMZ every week partying and falling down drunk. She’s doing much better than most of her contemporaries.

  14. shewolf says:

    She was always my fav spice girl. She’s hot, I love her. I think I first fell in love with her when I seen a clip from an interview years ago. They asked her about David Beckham (they had just hooked up, no kids or marriage yet) and she smiled a really embarrassed and shy smile. Then she said “I cant even talk about him without getting this big silly grin on my face.” Love them both.

  15. Crack Fox says:

    Her face is EVERYTHING in these photos! I love it!

  16. Ms Kay says:

    Nice but she has been PhotoShopped to death!

    And well I’m sorry I call BS on the “it’s not about her” she is perfectly aware that she and David are the Royal Commoners, they are constantly scrutinized and such, so she is aware of it and then put on the mask with the no smile/serious face, add to that she has her VB fashion line doing well, at public events they are all top notch dressed up she and her husband pose for the cameras, it’s The Beckhams Show per se, so it doesn’t make much sense what she says here. I mean there is the VB for the cameras and there is the VB behind, which I’m sure is funny witty and also has her insecurities etc. I totally get that, but for someone who has been under the spotlight for over a decade and put up with ups and down with press scandals and gossip, I don’t buy it. If she wasn’t that important, the people would only take interest into David, but they both share the spotlight so…

  17. Christina says:

    ”You know, I do appreciate that Victoria isn’t the typical WAG”

    That’s because she isn’t really a WAG. When she and David first met, all those years ago, she was the huge star, and he was just another up and coming footballer who all the girls fancied. She certainly doesn’t owe her fame to him, though her marriage has kept her in the headlines.

    And it seems like I’m the odd one out here, but I’ll never warm to ‘Posh’. When I saw her at last year’s Wimbledon men’s finals, playing with her stringy hair and looking as though someone had forced her to sit in the best seats at the Wimbledon final FFS, I just thought she seemed like a completely ungrateful bitch. At least David had the grace to smile. If she didn’t want to be there, I’m sure there were millions out there who would have happily taken her seat, and left her free to go home and decide which one of Roland Mouret’s designs she next wants to put her name to.

  18. henderswife says:

    I understand what Posh is saying about not having to work but wanting to do it. I was a stay at home mom for four years and had no intention of going back to work. My husband took care of everything and we lived comfortably. However, I got a job offer for an organization that I am very passionate about so I took it and I’m so glad I did. Good for you, Posh!

  19. Sue says:

    First thought: 3 arms! Not a good pic!

  20. CC says:

    I don’t like her all that much because of the Spice Girls thing. I found them trashy. Which I guess should allow me to cut her some slack sinc she doesn’t like that part of her life either, heh.

  21. KellyinSeattle says:

    I really like her ; and I do think she probably has a good work ethic. I like that she seems pretty low key and she is herself.

  22. littlemissnaughty says:

    I burned through all of those “documentaries” *cough* she and her husband did on youtube recently. And I really do like her, she seems fun and a very good mother. As far as you can tell from afar.
    Can’t say I love her as a designer but that’s a matter of personal taste, she’s obviously successful. She’s really grown on me.

  23. Abby says:

    I love her. She’s so stylish and funny and their family is adorable!

  24. Kyle says:

    She outshines goopy in every way because she doesn’t try to tell others how to live OR pretend that her life is just like everyone else’s. She knows what she has, respects it, and knows she worked hard for it.
    Unlike goop.

    Plus, she obviously has a sense of humor.

  25. Moi says:

    I noticed when I watched an interview (where a kiddo was doing the interviewing?), that she is just gorgeous in motion. She also seemed pretty down to earth and funny.

  26. ParisPucker says:

    I hate to say it, but I find her quite adorable. She had me at “…golden balls” her nickname for her husband:) I mean, how hilarious is that? You have to hand it to her…she made it on her own before she even met Beckham. So agreed: no talking smack about Vicky B.