Singer and now fashion designer Victoria Beckham shared her recipe for success during the March 2013 Elle UK photoshoot. And the secret is – sheer hard work.
In a stunning cover shoot spanning twelve pages in Elle Magazine Mrs Beckham said she hopes to pass her work ethic on to her children Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, Cruz, seven, and Harper, one.
‘I don’t have to work, I need to work. But I have a good work ethic. David has an incredible work ethic. I want my kids to have a good work ethic. I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it…You’ve got to trust people. And because I am a control freak, sometimes that’s difficult for me, because I want to micro-manage absolutely everything…I can’t hand over. But I’m trying to do that more. It’s hard because I have such a specific vision.’
Last year, Mrs Beckham admitted juggling her fashion business with motherhood had left her exhausted.
‘I’m not going to lie about it, I’m tired. I’m really tired but I’m also very happy with my life.
‘I’m basically just like any woman who’s working and has lots of children – it’s tough.
‘I’m not getting much sleep at all. Harper’s not sleeping that great, and I’ve been taking Skype business calls throughout the night too because of the collections.’
Also check out the photos of Victoria Beckham’s 48-hr day in pictures taken by the Elle UK team who flew to Las Vegas in a private jet, a hotel penthouse, a fashion trunk show, and a sumptuous lunch.