‘I thought a catsuit was okay and wore Louboutins while pregnant’: Victoria Beckham reveals her biggest fashion mistakes as she glams up for new photoshoot
She is now a respected fashion designer with her own label and a slot at New York Fashion Week.
But Victoria Beckham wasn’t always so style savvy.
By her own admission, the former Spice Girl has made a fair few fashion mistakes, and names some specific examples in a new interview with The Edit.
Star in stripes: Victoria Beckham sports a clinging top and tight skirt in a new photoshoot for Net-a-Porter’s The Edit
‘At some point I thought it was OK to wear a PVC cat suit,’ she laughs. ‘When I was pregnant with Romeo, I walked around Disneyland in Christian Louboutin heels, literally at nine months’ pregnant!’
Nowadays she’s much more low key in the way she dresses, although admits she always makes sure she’s camera ready.
‘I’d be getting on a plane from London, then 11 hours later, getting up, walking out of the airport terminal and being bombarded by so many paparazzi, so I wanted something that I could put on to make me look fresh,’ she tells the weekly.
Skin perfection: Victoria says she was told by a dermatologist to eat salmon every day
‘That was my starting point, actually; when I began working with Estée Lauder, I said I really want to create a product that does exactly that. And the thing is, everybody is in that position now, because everyone has a camera phone.
‘Even if you’re not being chased by paparazzi, there will be someone doing selfies, so everybody has to be camera-ready all the time. Whoever you are, everybody has to be ready now!”
The designer has recently released a make-up collaboration line with the cosmetics giant.
Revealing all: Victoria says she wants to share her knowledge with her fans
With concern to her skin, Victoria, who suffered with acne for many years, reveals an unlikely beauty secret – salmon.
‘I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr Harold Lancer, who is incredible,’ she says. ‘I’ve known him for years – he sorted my skin out. I used to have really problematic skin and he said to me, “You have to eat salmon every single day.”
‘I said, “Really, every day?” And he said, “Yes; breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have to eat it every single day.”‘
Not sure about the PVC: Victoria lists her fashion mistakes as a catsuit – worn here on stage with the Spice Girls in 1998
His n hers: Victoria and husband David famously sported matching leather outfits in 1999
And unlike other famous figures who are keen to keep their beauty secrets under wraps, the star is more interested in sharing her insider knowledge with fans.
‘There are two types of women out there: there’s the kind of woman who finds something nice and likes to keep it to herself, and then there’s the other type, which is me, who wants to share, ‘ she says
‘I have worked with the best makeup artists, hairdressers and stylists, and I’ve learned so much. I haven’t always got it right, but when I’ve got it wrong, I’ve actually learned an enormous amount from that, too. And I want to share everything I know.’
Fashionista: Victoria in casual clothes at the end of her New York Fashion Week show back in February.
It’s clearly important to the mother-of-four, who divides her time between London and Los Angeles, to be something of a girl’s girl.
‘I have no time for women who don’t support other women,’ she declares. ‘It’s the ultimate compliment when a woman tells you that you look good.’
Unsurprisingly Victoria says she has the ‘biggest collection of clothes in my household for sure,’ but admits fashion fan David ‘would probably come second.”