They have been calling her “Posh” since she was with the Spice Girls. Many people think she’s uptight and picky. But what do we really know about her?

With this letter to her 18-year-old self, giving advice for the future, it’s impossible not to admire her decision to share her private feelings as a young, insecure girl.

"You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theatre Arts college. You have never properly fitted in […]”

Feeling not fit enough, the struggle against weight, the constant look for the attention of the boys… all things every teenage girl has to deal with.

Victoria on the cover of Vogue UK

Sometimes we forget that people like David Beckham’s wife have experienced these issues.

"You have bad acne. You think the Principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliatingly bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.)"

And it’s not over yet, because Victoria tells us about her love for David Beckham and the first time they met:

"And yes, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge – although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy."

Victoria and David at the early stages of their relationship

Then she states how looking back at her “fashion choices” in the past makes her smile:  

"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. It will add interest to your life to go from one extreme to another. I love the fact that you will feel free to express yourself."

Girl Power

"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, minidresses for crisp white shirts. And you will never be one of those people who just roll out of bed."

Victoria has now become arguably one of the stylish women in the world

Victoria Beckham, British Fashion Awards 2015

With this final, very intimate shot of Victoria by Lachlan Bailey on Vogue, we definitely thank Mrs. Beckham to have reminded us and especially to all the teenage girls out there that ‘the transformation from worm to butterfly is nature’s ultimate metamorphoses’.


Martina Mucciariello.