Victoria Beckham Talks Spice Girls, Work Ethic, And Fashion In ‘Elle’ UK

'I’ve Never Been Given Anything'

A few days ago we got to see Victoria Beckham (sans pants) on the cover of British Elle. Although there was some photoshop controversy (isn’t there always?) most of you felt like Vicki looked pretty bomb. I’d read that some folks thought that Vicki looked more like supermodel Cara Delevingne than herself, but the two already look alike, so it really wasn’t that much of a stretch, IMO. Anyhoo, today we get a look at a couple of the other photos from the shoot, as well as a few excerpts from the interview. Click inside for more!

Victoria Beckham For Elle UK:

On having a strong work ethic: ‘It was never my intention to prove anybody wrong. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I don’t have to work, I need to work. All these people [her fellow fashion designers], they’ve not just been given anything. They’ve worked hard. And I’ve never been given anything either. 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.’

On why she feels a sense of belonging in the fashion world: ‘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 running a business: ‘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.’

On 2013 being a new chapter in the Beckham family’s lives: ‘Now David has finished playing for LA Galaxy and we are starting a new chapter in our lives; as a family we are all very excited about what lies ahead for 2013.’

On being handed a plate of yorkshire puddings to take home to her children: ‘The kids are going to LOVE me when I walk in with these. You know what they say to me, because I’m not the best cook, although I try really hard? They always say to me, “Mummy, we know that the main ingredient in what you make is love.”’ (roars with laughter)

LMAO, that last bit got me! So, Victoria Beckham can’t cook! Well, you can’t do it all but you sure can try!

What do you guys think of the rest of the spread? No severed arm in this one, right PITNBR Sam?

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  1. Lauren xx

    I love her. I love reading her interviews. I know no one really “has it all” but she comes pretty damn close.

  2. Kayla

    It’s wrong how much I like the picture of her drinking with no pants on.

  3. Man..This woman can even make sucking your thumb look good!

  4. LJ

    Vicki B and yorkshire puddings? that’s amazing, Yorkshire Puddings are so yummy!

  5. The picture of her in that lime green top is a bloody work of art.

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