5 things you didn’t know about Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is knowns for being a successful businesswoman, fashion designer and singer and our love for her dated back to her “Posh Spice” days. She is also the half of one of the world’s well known power couples together with her husband David Beckham, cherished by fans for their strong family values, four amazing children and nearly 20 years of marriage! We can’t stop admiring her for the incredible way she manages a successful career and a family life, so we decided to compile 5 things you probably didn’t know about her as a tribute to her 43rd birthday:
Victoria danced ballet from a very early age after being inspired by the film Fame. At the age of 17 she studied dance at Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom and she joined a band called Persuasion, which consisted of three people, two boys and Victoria.
2. Spice Girls
Victoria ended up in the Spice Girls group after responding to an ad placed in The Stage. The girls were known for promoting a “girl power” image. She once said : “We were five girls that individually weren’t that great, but collectively we worked together and normal girls could relate to us. The message was that it was OK to be different. That’s where girl power came from.”
3. First Fashion Purchase
From her early days as a Spice Girl she’s been known as the fashion icon, who have always dressed to the nines and is very chic. Victoria is hardly ever seen in flats and is always impeccably dressed and groomed. When asked about her first big fashion purchase, she said: “I bought Patrick Cox shoes when I got my first paycheck from the Spice Girls. They were white slingback Wannabes. I queued up outside Patrick Cox on a Saturday afternoon with my sister.”
4. Career in fashion
Victoria has been interested in fashion since she was a little girl, when she used to customize her school uniform in the bathrooms at lunchtime, so it wasn’t a surprise when her interest has gotten a bit more serious! In 2003 she was named British ambassador of Dolce & Gabbana in 2003 and that same year she began a collaboration for jeans with Rock and Republic, followed by her own denim, sunglasses and fragrances lines. In 2006 she walked the runway in Milan for Roberto Cavalli and in 2008 became the face of Marc Jacobs spring/summer line. All the way up until 2009 when she finally presented her first collection at the New York Fashion Week.
One of her big breakthrough moments is considered in 2011, when she won the award for Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, beating out huge competition like Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Burberry. These days her line has been preferred choice of top public figures and celebrities.
5. Tribute to her husband David
Victoria has two small tattoos dedicated to her husband – one of them has his initials on the inside of her left wrist and the other represents a star on her lower back.