The fashion designer reminisces about dodgy fashion mistakes, meeting hubby David Beckham (whilst drunk) and being less confident...
When it comes to growing up with regrets, it sounds like Victoria Beckham is just as partial as the rest of us.
Because the 42-year-old designer has made some of her most candid confessions yet in a new open letter to her teenage self called ‘What I Wish I’d Known’.
In the letter, the mum-of-four shares with fans that she wasn’t always the sorted, sassy woman she appears to be now. In fact, she struggled with her image as a young woman.
‘I know you are struggling right now’, VB writes. ‘You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theatre Arts college.’
‘You think the principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliating bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.)’.
But then, Victoria goes on to share the moment she met her husband, David. And oh, it’s cute.
‘And yes, love at first sight does exist’, she writes. ‘It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge – although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy.’
Yep, VB was drunk when she first met David. LOLs.
‘You will see David standing aside with his family. (He’s not even in the first team at this stage – you are the famous one). And he has such a cute smile’, she writes.
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Telling her teenage self that she will go through some pretty dodgy fashion faux pas, VB writes: ‘You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair.’
‘It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous. You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen. But I look back at you and smile’.
Oh, we’ve ALL been there.
‘Fashion will take on added stature one day, but try not to be stifled by it. You will learn, as you mature, to swap heels for Stan Smith trainers.’
Lastly, VB gives away a major secret about herself (which, TBH, we kind of already knew).
‘And you will never never be one of those people who just roll out of bed’, she finishes.