“Mummy, I’ve seen some pictures of you when you were in the Spice Girls and your skirts were just unacceptable. They were just too short.”— Victoria Beckham, quoting daughter Harper
Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice of the Spice Girls, recently sat down with Vogue Australia. She opened up about fashion, family, and staying fit at 48. And it turns out that her daughter Harper, 11, isn’t impressed with the Posh Spice years.
Victoria’s Husband Sides With Harper
After calling her mom out for wearing “unacceptably short” skirts in the 90s, Harper’s dad and Victoria’s husband, David Beckham, agreed.
“’Absolutely, Harper! They really, really were,’” Victoria quotes David as saying.
Victoria continued, “And she was actually quite disgusted at how short my skirts were. I said, ‘Are you never going to wear skirts like that?’ She said, ‘Absolutely not.’ We’ll see.”
The Spice Girls years undeniably pushed fashion in several directions, with Posh Spice (aka Sexy Spice) stealing the show with the risqué.
And it could be argued that Ginger Spice tended towards the way-too-short hemlines as well.
These days, however, Victoria generally wears longer clothing. Although, that’s not to say that it isn’t skin-tight.
Victoria stays lean by eating steamed vegetables and fish every day. Additionally, she wakes up before 7 A.M. to do an intensive workout most days (like running uphill on a treadmill for half an hour followed by an hour of weight training). And she takes supplements like apple cider vinegar and collagen peptides. She does, however, have some vices, she admits.
“I do drink alcohol, unless I have a reason not to,” Victoria Beckham told Vogue. “I’ll detox from anything for three to six months where I won’t drink. I’m quite extreme in anything I do, whether it’s eating or working out or drinking or not drinking.”
She’s Making Efforts To Ensure Harper Keeps It Real
Victoria also says that Harper’s not on social media and acknowledges “how cruel people can be.” Harper isn’t oblivious to fashion, though. Her mom describes her as being accomplished at make-up art. She also admits that bearing witness to Harper’s oncoming maturity can be terrifying.
Notably, with body shaming and fame, problems can inevitably arise. Victoria noted that “she’s at that age where her body is going to start changing, but it’s about making sure that we communicate a lot as a family, and she surrounds herself with nice friends.”
You can read Vogue Australia’s full interview with Victoria Beckham here.