Victoria Beckham wears her hair all over her face along with a high-neck creation from Louis Vuitton to star on the cover of the August 2015 issue of Vogue Australia. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by fashion director Christine Centenera, the 41 year old fashion icon ditches her usual niminy–piminy aka prim style to face the lens with a minimalist look. The mother of four, who has just celebrated her 16th wedding anniversary with David Beckham, fronts the cover of Vogue and opens up to the magazine about business, family and her pop-star past with Murray Healy.
One of Britain’s most influential individuals reveals, “I’m enjoying it. There’s no-one beating me over the head telling me I have to do things I don’t want to do. I’d like to remain independent for as long as I can.”
She is also honest to state that she is always brimming with new ideas for her label, “Oh, I’d love to do menswear, children’s wear, shoes … I’ve got loads of ideas. But every time I say to my CEO: ‘You know, I’ve been thinking …’ he’s like: ‘Stop right now!’”
She adds that she does “do normal things”, including menial tasks such as running errands for her four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. “I like doing those kinds of things. That’s how our entire weekends are taken up, really,” said the young mother. Speaking in praise of her children, Victoria adds, “The three boys love football like their dad; they love all sport, not just football. And they’re into so many other things. They love art; they’re very creative, very arty. Brooklyn loves photography; he’s got a really great eye. They’re good boys, polite, hardworking and very happy.”
Giving an insight about the other side of her celebrity status, she reveals, “A lot of people probably don’t even notice me. I’ll dash around Marks & Spencer in my flat shoes, head down, with a shopping basket … Occasionally, at the check-out, a cashier will say: ‘You look just like Victoria Beckham.’”
The Vogue August issue is on sale Monday 13 July.