You know that thing people say about how tiny little fashion ladies appeal mainly to other women (no homo) and gay men? Now Victoria Beckham has said it about herself, in so many words.
In a British documentary on The Spice Girls that’s due to air on a channel you probably don’t get tonight, Posh discusses her image during the Spice Girls days. “There was a stage where someone wrote once how every woman wanted to be one of us and every man wanted to date one of us,” quoth she. “Not that anyone wanted to date me – I think everyone wanted to sort of like, just brush my hair.”
No one except the hottest guy in the country, anyway, whom she started dating in 1997, married in 1999, and has since had several genetically superior children with. No one but him.
She’s also pretty forthright about her image as the “posh” one of the group. While some celebrities with that kind of nickname might try to take the “just like us” approach and claim they don’t actually ride around in gold-plated helicoptersÂ (especially in such a class conscious country), Victoria’s just kind of like, “yup, I love rich people stuff”:
I was called Posh because I liked the nice restaurants, and the nice clothes, and that was my character. I didn’t smile, even in those days. There was this very strong image – very, very strong…And I am very much that person, even now. I get ready to go out sometimes and I catch myself in the mirror and I’m like: ‘Oh my God, I’ve turned into that person.’
THE MASK HAS BECOME HER FACE. But it’s okay, because it sounds like it looked…a lot like her face to begin with?
True fact: given the opportunity, pretty much everyone likes nice restaurants and nice clothes. This is not a personality trait so much as a function of being able to afford it. I mean, I guess there are a few trustafarians who might pretend to hate Le Cirque or Nobu or whatever houses of decadence their rich families try to drag them to, but they are lying. The truffle-studded, blood diamond-infused, cognac-drowned creatures they serve there are objectively delicious. I’m a vegan, and I’m willing to admit that.
(Via Vogue UK)