Victoria Beckham: “Fashion Stole My Smile” – Posh guest edits Glamour’s September Issue | Jamie Tuohy

Yesterday I blogged about footballing superstar David Beckham and how he made the cover of Esquire magazine’s September style special and today it is his wife’s turn. Victoria Beckham is not only on the cover of Glamour magazine’s September issue (the most EXCLSIVE AND IMPORTANT MONTH IN FASHION MAGS), but she has also added another string to her incredibly stylish bow, by guest-editing the American version of the style magazine.

Aged 38, Victoria Beckham has been in the media spotlight for nearly 20 years, finding fame with record-breaking girlband, the Spice Girls and in recent years, achieving critical acclaim as a world-renowned fashion designer.

Those who viewed the singer-turned-designer as merely a pouty WAG were forced to stand up and take notice, when she debuted her first dress collection in New York in 2009 and since then Victoria has gone on to wow and astound the notoriously hard to crack and cliquey fashion world.

In the September issue of American Glamour, the mother-of-four reveals that fashion has always been her first love and told the magazine how she “was always reading fashion magazines and always getting inspired by them as well.”

Mrs Beckham also opens up about why she never smiles in photographs, saying, “Do you know, I don’t know?! I actually used to smile a lot in pictures. I think I only stopped smiling when I got into fashion. [Laughs.] Fashion stole my smile! I’ve created this person. And I’m not saying that’s not me, but I wouldn’t say that’s the whole me. It’s an armour that goes up.”

She admits that her life is one big “juggling act” and confesses that she would “never say never” to having another baby. Asked about where she sees herself in five years, “Victoria tells Glamour that she wants her family to be “happy and healthy” and her empire to be expanding at a “steady pace”. Of course, she also takes the opportunity to tell us FOR THE MILLIONTH TIME (or something like that), that her business is “all about empowering women.”

Victoria was asked to be the first guest editor and according to Cindi Leive, the Editor-in-Chief of US Glamour, Victoria was “the only choice” because “when you think of fashion, style and the ability of a woman to be put together at any moment, you think of Victoria”. The designer said that seeing her ideas come to life on print was an exciting experience and she has even compiled her list of fashion “dos and don’ts, with no-no’s including “boat shoes (unless of course you’re designer Alber Elbaz or on a boat!), Bermuda shorts, nose rings, Crocs, and American tan tights.”

Doesn’t she look GORGEOUS in this soccer-mom style photoshoot? (Which, according to Victoria, was her idea, naturally)?


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