Do you wonder about Victoria Beckham?

(147 Posts)
Perriwinkle Thu 28-Feb-13 16:33:25

I don't suppose I'd wonder about this at if every time she'd been photographed over the past 14 years she'd had one of her other three children in her arms and it was clearly her parenting style to keep her children with her constantly, but she hasn't.

I'm fully well aware that different children have different characters/traits/needs and have their own individual relationships with their mothers but this does seem to be a departure from the way she's been with her other three children.

You just never see a photo of VB these days without Harper in her arms and that doesn't seem to have been the case before.

Am I being cynical to think that it might have something to do with her being a much wanted and longed for daughter after three sons?

PrincessOfChina Thu 28-Feb-13 16:37:35

I think you've always seen VB with the kids. I can't really think of many occasions since they've had the children when she hasn't had one or all by her side. I think maybe the World Cup in Germany is the exception.

Cassarick Thu 28-Feb-13 16:38:01

Nope - she is using her daughter much the same as she would use a handbag - as a fashion accessory and to gain publicity.

Poor child will grow up with the same pout. I just hope she doesn't also thinking starving yourself is the norm.

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Thu 28-Feb-13 16:38:54

I dunno. Perhaps her parenting style has changed, as this is her 4th. Also, by the time you get to number 4, that one just has to fit in with everyone else's lives.

I agree she always seems to have her baby with her, but then she's often been pictured with her children anyway. I can't imagine she loves her any more than her boys (not that you implied that and you do know what you mean about having a girl after 3 boys).

ubik Thu 28-Feb-13 16:40:25

I think the only interesting pic to the papers these days is Victoria with Harper.

Vicky on her own...meh.

poozlepants Thu 28-Feb-13 16:40:53

You can't judge a woman's lifestyle by the photographs they publish in the papers. They probably have hundreds without the child but probably the ones with her and Harper are more popular.

BabyMakesTheBellyGoRound Thu 28-Feb-13 16:42:49

The way the paparazzi hound people has increased so much in the last few years. Ever see the documentary on Britney Spears?
Iirc one of her children has epilepsy......or I could have dreamt that.

TheOldBamboo Thu 28-Feb-13 16:43:32

What a terrible thing to say casserick. hmm

These VB threads always seem so unnecessarily poisonous, jealous much?

TheCrackFox Thu 28-Feb-13 16:43:37

Dunno but I feel sorry for Harper constantly being papped. Don't even get me started on the Daily Mail's stalker like antics with Suri Cruise.

I would like to see it illegal to see papparazi type photos of children to be published in this country. Yes, I am fully aware that sometimes celebrities phone the papparazi themselves but I strongly believe that it us completely unfair on the offspring of famous people.

SucksToBeMe Thu 28-Feb-13 16:44:43

I think you make a good point op. unless photos of Harper get published more than the 3 boys?

Schnarkle Thu 28-Feb-13 16:48:33

I think it's probably a combination of the press being far more interested in the pretty little girl and Harper being the 4th child, so she just slots in with what ever's going on.

AllYoursBabooshka Thu 28-Feb-13 16:49:05

Most of the headlines are about what Harper is wearing.

"Mummy's Little Fashionista" Boak, poor little sausage.

I think the case here is that the press are far more interested in Harper than they were with her second and thrid sons.

5madthings Thu 28-Feb-13 16:49:58

One if her boys, romeo? Does have epilepsy and so they don't want camera flashes going off around him.

There were pics of her carrying all,Ber kids when they were little but their media exposure has increased so you see more now.

She did say her parenting style has changed as she has had more children and she bfed harper for a bit I think having not bfed the others?

Kendodd Thu 28-Feb-13 16:50:16

Little off thread but... If DB was knighted (as I expect he will be one day) will V be Lady B

5madthings Thu 28-Feb-13 16:52:26

And what baboushka said the press are more interested in this baby and they make an issue of her being a girl.

It happens a bit in RL as well,I have four boys and then a girl and she is two now but I still get comments about finally getting a girl and how pleased we must be and how spoilt she ius going to be yadda yadda...

piratecat Thu 28-Feb-13 16:52:32

surely it would be worse if we never saw her with her baby?

yabu. who cares

Kendodd Thu 28-Feb-13 16:54:01

Sorry, ? at the end of that.

Cassarick Thu 28-Feb-13 16:56:09

TheOldBamboo - so you don't believe that babies are influenced by their mothers, then? It is a proven fact that stony faced parents seriously stunt their child's emotional wellbeing!

I reckon she carries her around because Harper's lovely baby chubbiness makes VB look even skinnier.

QuickLookBusy Thu 28-Feb-13 16:59:23

I hate the way their dc are always in the papers.

There is absolutely no need for any child under 16 to be in the papers as court injunctions can be got which prevent it. You never see pictures of JK Rowling's dc.

I can only assume the Beckhams must want their dc to be photographed and hounded by paps on a daily basis.

AllYoursBabooshka Thu 28-Feb-13 17:00:10

How can you possibly comment like that?

You have no idea how she behaves around her children apart from what you see in a few paparazzi snaps and press photos.

Silly.

I completely agree with Quick. There are a few celebrities out there that I have no idea what their children look like which is how it should be.

The middle son has been modelling for Burberry. They have no shame.

If DB gets knighted I may have to apply to go on Wanted Down Under.

Viviennemary Thu 28-Feb-13 17:03:16

It was a bit hmm the way she paraded her new baby around like some kind of fashion accessory. She is a media persona and as such I don't like her very much I'm afraid.

Me neither Vivienne. I have admitted this on MN a fair bit and apparently is's because I am jealous. I am also jealous of Katie Price. confused

MrsJREwing Thu 28-Feb-13 17:07:11

She clung to Broklyn as she does to Harper, I never noticed her cling to the other two as much.

I find the way she has adopted slinging a coat on her shoulders and carring an overnight bag so oddly, quite amusing.

fromparistoberlin Thu 28-Feb-13 17:22:25

I think, bollocks!

I suspect she adores her children, but her life has changed alot and she made a decision to pursure her career and have her small child with her

she was not a fashion desinger when she had younger three

NoTeaForMe Thu 28-Feb-13 18:28:40

I feel do sorry for her and her family. They seriously can't do anything right. She's photographed with her children and everyone says she's using then, she's photographed without them and she's neglecting them. What is she supposed to do?

Have you ever thought that maybe the photos the papers choose to print aren't necessarily a good way of judging someone's whole life?!

BegoniaBampot Thu 28-Feb-13 18:43:33

I'm not a fan in the slightest and hate the whole celeb thing but really, they seem like a happy loving family.

ssd Thu 28-Feb-13 18:50:04

they seem very close, I think its nice to see that

VivaLeBeaver Thu 28-Feb-13 19:01:14

I think she's in the papers a lot more than when the boys were young.

nokidshere Thu 28-Feb-13 19:12:28

Well if her boys were anything like my two they would be giving her backache from about 8 weeks old!!!!! I rarely carried my boys about as they were just too heavy but I carry my dainty little neice far more often!

The Beckhams seem like a happy enough family. Why shouldn't the middle son model? thousands of children do. I find it totally bizarre the way everyone always wants ot have a go at her. or maybe not....she is rich, gorgeous, business savvy, has 4 beautiful children and a handsome, famous husband - she has a lot to be envious about for lots of people.

As long as he auditioned and got the gig fair and square it's fine nokids. But i am not sure that kids his age wear Burberry flasher macs do they?

BeeBopDingALing Thu 28-Feb-13 19:15:20

She's always had her kids with her, maybe you just notice it more. I'm not a VB fan but she does come across as a very good Mum.

ssd Thu 28-Feb-13 19:15:20

hhhmmmm, I agree with most of what you say nokidishere, but gorgeous? No, sorry

Ginebra Thu 28-Feb-13 19:15:25

what? i don't even understand what you're wondering about? that she is photographed carrying her baby? shocker.

DameFanny Thu 28-Feb-13 19:18:08

Or she's got a clinger after a couple of laid back ones [meh]

Lovecat Thu 28-Feb-13 19:18:50

DH was at a dinner in the Savoy before Christmas and they were on the next table. He said everyone was pretending to be cool and not gawp at them but there were lots of surreptitious glances going on.

He also said that the boys were incredibly well behaved, the parents obviously adored their children, they were all laughing and joking together and Harper is edible smile

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calypso2008 Thu 28-Feb-13 19:22:50

Yes, YABU and a complete cheese. HTH.

cocolepew Thu 28-Feb-13 19:23:31

She tweets (?) pictures of what clothes she is going to dress Harper in and hers as well, they match a lot.

Her youngest boy went through a stage of being dressed dressing in fancy dress, so he was photographed as well.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 28-Feb-13 19:23:54

She seems like a good mum and he seems a good dad.
Why the vitriol?
They're famous but seem to be a loving family. And if the paparazzi will always follow them, so if she's carrying Harper, it's because she's carrying Harper and got photographed doing it.

I cannot imagine taking my two boys to The Savoy. They would hate it.

Bartlebee Thu 28-Feb-13 19:24:55

I think she is much, much more image conscious now being a designer hmm and all. Hence she's never seen with anything as déclassé as a buggy, holding child aloft looks way more stylish.

I have to say, I love the way they dress Harper. She's never in pink, always in lovely muted colours.

cocolepew Thu 28-Feb-13 19:25:58

There was pictures of Harper being pushed in her pram, when VB saw the paps she lifted her out and walked ahead of the nanny. confused.

I think its lovely she's always got Harper with her, far nicer than palming her off on a nanny. So much bitchiness towards VB, but I think she's done amazingly well for herself.

Ginebra Thu 28-Feb-13 19:29:33

my kids love eating out. They are always asking me 'when can we go out for tea?'

calypso2008 Thu 28-Feb-13 19:29:52

*And the paparazzi will always follow them, so if she's carrying Harper, it's
because she's carrying Harper and got photographed doing it.*

The voice of reason ^ This.

Ginebra Thu 28-Feb-13 19:31:28

Bartlebee, yeh, I don't think a faashion designer should push a buggy.

I felt for her at that spice girl reunion when mel b was swearing gratuitously in her brum accent. you could feel VB just fading into the background. 'beam me up'. and i don't BLAME HER! can they not grow up a tiny bit??

marmon Thu 28-Feb-13 19:32:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ginebra Thu 28-Feb-13 19:33:02

say what the authority is??

DontmindifIdo Thu 28-Feb-13 19:37:28

perhaps it has more to do with the fact that with the older DCs she wasn't really working full time when she had them, and was more 'full time mum' for the first year. She was photoed being out for the day with them in buggies, but not much at all as she wasn't doing high profile things with the DS's in tow. However this time round, she was back at work in a few weeks, taking her DD with her.

If you look, the photos being snapped with Harper are normally not her carrying the baby long distances, but from cars into buildings, they are the distance of a pavement in to a building where mummy is going to work/do something none baby focussed, do people really get a buggy out to travel such short distances?

calypso2008 Thu 28-Feb-13 19:38:36

Utter bollocks,
I am so sick of these threads picking of successful women and mothers.

What is wrong with you to spout such vitriol?

Sugarice Thu 28-Feb-13 19:39:52

When all of the children were small they always travelled with her. She was interviewed once and said they would all travee with her if possible but they had to go to school.

Apart from the ' I'm a fashion designer now' malarkey I find it hard to knock her.

I love how she dresses Harper!

calypso2008 Thu 28-Feb-13 19:40:33

(aimed at the poster who says VB did not really get pregnant and have Harper and that DB is shagging other women)

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 28-Feb-13 19:42:32

On what good authority was that Marmon?
She's a woman with 4 kids, and a rather gorgeous husband.
Good luck to her,and her lovely family.

Sugarice Thu 28-Feb-13 19:43:58

Marmon what utter rubbish!

Flat stomach? What are you suggesting?

Sugarice Thu 28-Feb-13 19:45:07

Harper is the spitting image of Cruz.

TheCrackFox Thu 28-Feb-13 19:46:34

Why is it so popular to accuse famous women of fabricating a pregnancy. Utterly bizarre.

Mel B isn't a brummie is she?

thebody Thu 28-Feb-13 19:57:36

Oh dear how jealous.

I think VB is great. She was the most successful one when they married not him. She has had 4 kids and as far as I remember she has always been photographed with all of them constantly.

She has a successful business and was part if the most successful girl group in the world.

She is British!!! She has a sense of humour and a friend who is a PA for an agency in London maintains that she was charming when she visited their office.

Bitchy thread.

A bit like when Beyonce belly 'collapsed' when she sat down to do an interview, a lot of people thought she faked her pregnancy.

thebody Thu 28-Feb-13 19:58:39

On yeah and when her marriage was threatened she held up her head and fought for her family. Good on her.

Ginebra Thu 28-Feb-13 19:59:13

sorry, i'm irish. i don't know. her accent sounds quite harsh to my ear. apologies.

She's from 'oop North I think Ginebra. grin

PollyIndia Thu 28-Feb-13 20:05:20

My friend works for her. She is very involved in the day to day running of her fashion business and calls herself a working mum. Harper is in every meeting with her, though she does also have a nanny who sits at the back in case she becomes unruly. I guess the nature of her business now is very different to the music career she had when the boys were tiny... That would be my guess as to why she is photographed with harper so much. I don't know her at all, but I don't see why it's a bad thing, that she takes her little girl everywhere instead of leaving her. I've never thought much of her, but I respect her for What she has achieved with her fashion line. She definitely works hard and she doesn't need to.

Iggly Thu 28-Feb-13 20:06:47

I love VB.
I can't help it but I do. I mean I'm supposed to hate her right? Skinny, gorgeous, gorgeous husband etc etc.

But <waves hands> you go girl.

She sticks with what works for her and boy it does.

She doesn't live in the real world and I can't imagine how life must be for her. But there you go.

Sailormercury Thu 28-Feb-13 20:16:36

I have no idea! One of the boys always is always photographed wearing some kind of costume.

BridgetBidet Thu 28-Feb-13 20:19:54

She also clung to Brooklyn and carried him around everywhere. Less so with Romeo and Cruz but Brooklyn was only 2 when he was born and you can't cling to you baby with a toddler. Ditto Cruz, when he was born his brothers were 2 and 6 so she had 3 kids to look after, clinging would not be possible.

When Harper was born her brothers were 12, 9 and 6 so she would have had her hands totally free for her baby with not toddler to chase.

It really annoys me the way people have to assume something sinister or that she doesn't love her boys as much just because they're boys. People always have to find something to criticize don't they?

BridgetBidet Thu 28-Feb-13 20:22:44

Marmon, those pictures of her David posted on her twitter with a huge naked belly must have been very well photoshopped. And how funny that they would go to all that trouble to fake a pregnancy then she would whip the fake bump out in front of people who would gossip to their mates who post rubbish on web boards.

Mollydoggerson Thu 28-Feb-13 20:28:29

Down with this slagging,

Up with my naggin (of wine).

VB you go girl.

DHisAWankerCanIHaveAnUpgrade Thu 28-Feb-13 20:32:59

Last weekend I saw Victoria and David with their children in Aldi in Bolton. The kids were adorable and started to sing that Spice Girls song, 'Mama..we love you..' at the tops of their voices. Imagine my horror when Victoria screamed in a broad Lancashire accent, 'Shut it, you little fuckers!' David was mortified.

(Victoria's really fat, too, in real life).

Snog Thu 28-Feb-13 20:34:50

Think that the image portrayed of VB as a mum belies the fact that she has huge amounts of professional help with her dc and with life in general - the nannies are never in the photos despite the fact that they are clearly doing most of the work with the kids.

DHisAWankerCanIHaveAnUpgrade Thu 28-Feb-13 20:38:15

...or was it 'Zigazig ah!'?

StuntGirl Thu 28-Feb-13 20:42:57

Mel B is from Leeds.

DHisAWankerCanIHaveAnUpgrade Thu 28-Feb-13 20:45:39

I absolutely believe VD has succeeded in her fashion business through no association with her husband or due to the fact that she was already famous. I believe she designs all her clothes from scratch using an Etch-A-Sketch. I think her life must be hellish what with having no domestic help whatsoever and having had to wait so long for baby Harpic to complete her family. It's not easy having to scowl literally all your life whilst surviving on endometrial beans.

I think she is a superb role model for all starving ex-girl band members with 150 million pounds in the bank. Please leave her alone.

Ginebra Thu 28-Feb-13 22:23:09

i love her dresses. love them. have a school reunion in may and I was thinking oooooh, maybe maybe. no. too expensive :-(

Nancyclancy Thu 28-Feb-13 22:45:45

I have 3 boys similar ages to the Beckham boys and a daughter who is 2 months older then Harper. I carry my dd much more then I did my ds' because she is soooooooo clingy and whinges constantly in a buggy.

I'm also in more of a rush and it's easier to carry her then get the pushchair out.
I think the Beckham's seem great parents, but I do wish we could see a pic of Harper going off on one and the boys playing up. They are 4 very well behaved children.

TraceyTrickster Fri 01-Mar-13 00:19:19

Dunno but I feel sorry for Harper constantly being papped. Don't even get me started on the Daily Mail's stalker like antics with Suri Cruise.

This is not so much the paper stalking (as much as DM has to fill its pages with drivel) but instead will be a lot to do with Katie Holmes publicist 'allowing' photos to be taken.

As far as I am aware no one is that interested in KH, but hers is one of few children constantly in the gutter press.

fromparistoberlin Fri 01-Mar-13 08:23:47

HOWEVER

I fucking cannot stand MelB

there was a documentary about clebs living with people in poverty and she was tactless, insenstitve and a complete TWAT

if anyone wants to bitch about her, fine by me!!!

I heart VB a little bit though, I do admire her for what she has acheived

Ooh start a thread from. I can moan about her on the Jenny Craig advert for hours.

Food delivered to your doorstep. hmm

I love VB, Love her.

I think the fact that she has harper in her arms has more to do with the age gaps than anything else. Her boys were all quite close together.

They seem like a lovely family.

baskingseals Fri 01-Mar-13 10:28:37

grin dhisawanker

fromparistoberlin Fri 01-Mar-13 10:30:57

I dont dare! you do it and I promise to join in

MakingAnotherList Fri 01-Mar-13 10:31:00

I have 5 children and carry my you g son much more than I ever used to carry the others. But it's laziness on my part. I can't be bothered to take the pram out and strap him in every time I pop out somewhere.
It certainly doesn't mean that I love him more than my others, or that I want to show him off.

MakingAnotherList Fri 01-Mar-13 10:31:35

young son

mrsjay Fri 01-Mar-13 10:32:59

I saw a picture of VB and harper last week in the paper Granted I think the headline was 'going to shop' or something but she was there , 1 of her sons had a seizure didnt he a few years ago the flashes were blamed I dont think she takes him out as much,
I hate VB persona I dont know her obviously but what does she do really not a lot stands around pouting and holding a kid on her hip. style icon PAH

Snog Fri 01-Mar-13 10:33:17

i heart dhisawanker

Can't from. I will be accused of being jealous/why the vitriol/you sound charming OP/Jenny Craig is brilliant/my best friend's cousin's windowcleaner's Nan knows Mel B and she is lovely etc etc etc

Eskino Fri 01-Mar-13 10:36:16

She carries Harper to cover her bulging muffin top.

mrsjay Fri 01-Mar-13 10:37:48

yep VB dislikers are haters and terribley jealous and insecure wink

Yes they are mrsjay all exploding with envy over her perfect lifestyle apparently. Everyone has to think DB is sex on legs too and are envious she has such a fantastic DH. confused

mrsjay Fri 01-Mar-13 10:44:44

oh yes I so explode with envy when I see her pouty face everywhere she is going to get to old to pout she is starting to look daft doing it, ( oops i said that out loud )

peppersaunt Fri 01-Mar-13 10:51:06

Remember when Brooklyn was born he was always pictured being carried by a "friend". FFS just admit its the nanny.

mrsjay Fri 01-Mar-13 10:55:33

you usually see the nannyfriend pushing the pram behind her dont you

everlong Fri 01-Mar-13 11:01:25

Incredible that the OP thinks VB holds Harper because she's a girl after 3 boys.

You need to get out more.

I only have boys ever. I didn't hold them once. sad grin

mrsjay Fri 01-Mar-13 11:38:20

I didnt have the hips for holding mine grin

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 11:38:56

sad Sparkling?

MAybe you could get a girl-doll and carry that about a bit?
What about your cat - male or female? Carry-able?

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 11:39:20

did not mean that ? there in 1st line.

mrsjay Fri 01-Mar-13 11:39:53

in her defence I am sure VB loves her children equally and harper doesnt seem dressed very girl and pretty IYSWIM it looks like just another baby in her arms

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 11:40:03

Now hips, MrsJ. I ahve hips aplenty. I have hips that are made for toting kiddies on them.
Heck, I could probably carry Godzilla around on my hip.

I held them really Hazel. Didn't know it wasn't allowed. grin Sparkling Cat is a girl and likes being held like a baby. BUT can't really take her out shopping. sad

mrsjay Fri 01-Mar-13 11:41:20

I am a bit envy of child holding hips grin

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 11:41:26

I've also heard that VB is alright. She has the rep of - if she's doing a photoshoot or summit - being very professional, always on time, not diva-ish at all and well-prepared. She's good to work with, appara.

fromparistoberlin Fri 01-Mar-13 11:42:11

I do think through that she is going to have to stop, Harper is a chink and she will hurt her back

fromparistoberlin Fri 01-Mar-13 11:42:33

chunk

christ racist typo blush

mrsjay Fri 01-Mar-13 11:43:06

Im sure she is lovely I dont hate her I just hate the hand on waist pouty posing it drives me potty oh and face everywhere is a bit hmm and I dont think she is a fashionista or style icon, or whatever it is she is supposed to be, I did say I am sure she is lovely wink

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 11:43:18

Well, Sparkling - you'd not like being taken down the shopping centre NAKED, would you?

She's like this I think - inspired by VB's capey drapey.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 11:43:27

she'd like

I am sure VB is lovely. I am sure her children are angels. Not sure about her DH. However I don't particularly want to see it whatever she is up to. Which is generally fairly uninteresting.

mrsjay Fri 01-Mar-13 11:43:43

sorry but grin that is the typo of the day

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 11:43:57

Arf at chink!
(as I know it was a typo)

taxi4ballet Fri 01-Mar-13 12:01:46

The paparazzi hound well-known people 24/7 and take thousands of pictures a day.

Which ones appear in the papers?

The ones the newspaper editors choose to use and which fit in with their current opinion of that particular celebrity.

1944girl Fri 01-Mar-13 18:57:31

I have never met Victoria Beckham.If I ever do then I'll tell you all what I think of her.
At the moment she is just paparazzi fodder.And I dislike the DM style of reporting.They deliberatly post pictures of millionaire celebs,highlighting all their immense wealth, then invite people to post malicious comments.
The one bitchy comment I have about her is, from her pics, she is far to thin.I don't think she realises how ageing this is.

lottieandmia Fri 01-Mar-13 19:04:29

'The middle son has been modelling for Burberry. They have no shame.'

What's wrong with him modeling?

Really I don't get why everyone expects celebs to behave like those of us not in the public eye. Their lives are just different entirely. Perhaps she clings to the baby because she knows she isn't going to have any more?

In any case, who cares?

Because he is only modelling for Burberry because he is VB's son. Unless as I said he auditioned and won the gig fair and square lottie. wink Let's hope so eh?

I found out that all the other Spice Girls follow VB on Twitter. She however follows none of them. Mmmmm.

everlong Fri 01-Mar-13 19:56:28

He's good looking enough to be a model so I don't see the problem tbh.

binger Fri 01-Mar-13 20:02:32

Nope, she had one of hers around the time I had one of mine, and she carried him around for years.

Do you think ever? I'm not sure.

everlong Fri 01-Mar-13 20:22:09

Yes I think Romeo has perfect model looks.

scarletsalt Fri 01-Mar-13 20:47:16

I have met VB through a mutual friend, and she was lovely. She was actually quite shy and did not want to draw attention to herself at all as opposed to her sister who was definitely the gobby one

I dont get how people make all these judgements about a parent/family from a few paparazzi shots (which as someone else said will have been edited from thousands of pics to suit the agenda of the tabloid that day).

Also dont really get the problem with Romeo modelling for Burberry - yes, he probably did get the gig because he is a Beckham, but what is wrong with that?

It's not very fair is it? Earning money from your parents' name isn't that a no-no? Or is that only as an adult?

I still don't think my DS2 would be seen dead in a Burberry flasher mac whoever was modelling it. grin

Haberdashery Fri 01-Mar-13 20:55:07

I have worked with VB and she was an arse. It was a long time ago, though. Maybe she's improved.

MrsJREwing Fri 01-Mar-13 20:56:06

I gather it was always the family that brought Vic down. I recall a lady I was on a course with sharing a Vic story. The lady was M&S management and the spice girls could go round and help them selves, the others grabbed a few bits, Vic went it huge trolley with her Mum and sister, all three trolly's overflowing, they made the most of the opportunity.

voscar Fri 01-Mar-13 20:59:08

I don't get the upset at the son modelling for Burberry. His parents career choice has kinda fucked up any chance he had at a 'normal' life. He can't exactly toddle off to university and work an undergrad job can he? Could
You imagine the judgement, hassle, bullying and shite he'd have to deal with every day? Those kids have no choice but to make the most of their parents connections as they will alway be celebrities by association.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Fri 01-Mar-13 21:00:04

I love the idea of people knowing her so well (via the papers!) that they can judge her parenting skills.

I know alot of people who have met her and although she has her moments (who doesn't!!) she comes across as being very different from the other spice girls who are desperate for fame and the trappings of B list celebrities.. She is more eager to get her head down and get on being a very rich and successful business woman. (who happens to have gorgeous children and a beautiful husband)

That is so sad voscar. Even members of the royal family manage go to University, I would be sad that those doors are closed just because of who is parents are and he will be stuck modelling raincoats forever.

MrsJREwing Fri 01-Mar-13 21:02:43

Is that you Vicky?

confused at beautiful husband.

everlong Fri 01-Mar-13 21:06:28

Course it's fair. If Romeo was an ugly little sod he wouldn't have got the job.
He isn't and that's why he did.

I think there are plenty of children more attractive. shock Sorry!

Haberdashery Fri 01-Mar-13 21:09:26

I would imagine, having worked with VB, that the hallowed halls of university are not closed to her son because of who his parents are. On balance, it's more likely to be a brain cells issue. I mean, nobody thinks DB is the clever one, do they? And VB isn't that bright. Quite honestly, I'm not sure they should have taken any of the royals, either.

IAmLouisWalsh Fri 01-Mar-13 21:09:44

I like her.

All of the children are gorgeous and I think they always look very natural together. If I was being followed by photographers, I would pick my son up to make sure I had him safe.

lottieandmia Fri 01-Mar-13 21:10:59

'I think there are plenty of children more attractive.'

Do you think maybe you're a bit jealous? I think he's stunning. In any case what makes a good child model is more than looks alone.

£325 for one of those boys flasher macs. shock

Yes lottie I am a seething ball of envy and jealousy. Not sure about what but you must be right.

Possiblyoutedled Fri 01-Mar-13 21:13:05

I can't imagine how she carries her for so long. I have dd about the same size and I'm almost crippled carrying her and I'm twice vbs size.

Shakey1500 Fri 01-Mar-13 21:19:05

I like her.

I don't understand the nitpicking on what she wears, how she looks, how she parents, what she's like as a businesswoman/wife/singer/person. Why on earth people can't just be pleased to see a successful woman who has a loving relationship and family beside her, is truly beyond me.

Good luck to her.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 21:19:30

She used to inform the paps where she'd be and when (wel, have her people do so), for maximum snappage. No idea whether she still does this now she's an uber-famous designer. Hmm, maybe I shall ask.

'Tis quite a normal thing in SlebLand, to contact the paps oneself, then complain about their presence in a further article.

everlong Fri 01-Mar-13 21:19:58

I think the Beckham kids are all gorgeous. That little Harper is just beautiful. I love how VB dresses her. Those chubby little cheeks!

scarletsalt Fri 01-Mar-13 21:20:26

Im not sure sparkling but you do seem a bit obsessed with how much you dont like the Beckhams!

Not really. It's just that there is a thread about the Beckhams at least once a week on here scarlet. grin

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 01-Mar-13 21:23:05

scarlet - what???

This is Sleb Twaddle. On MN. Where else can we wonder out loud at such irrelevant things?

I was begging someone to sniff some old garlic bread yesterday. I don't have a garlic bread - or off food - obsession.

It doesn't eat up my every waking moment because that would be weird really.

MrsJREwing Fri 01-Mar-13 22:19:59

Harper is cute. Her two Aunts on David's side have weight issues, I worry how Vicky will cope if Harper gets those genes, and can't fit in Vicky's jeans!

whatkungfuthat Sat 09-Mar-13 14:50:47

I neither know nor dare about why she is always holding the daughter but if she falls in those heels she always wears whilst carrying her it won't be pretty. Lets not kid ourselves that she is a fashion designer either, she just puts her name to other people's designs and may suggest the odd detail. Taking babies into meetings is an option open to all of us in business isn't it?

VB can't bear to be out of the headlines. In the past she had a tame pap that she would tip off so he was always conveniently in the right place at the right time, and would get her sister to phone the Bizarre column in the Sun to 'sell' stories. She has consistently invaded her own and her family's privacy. I don't feel sorry for her at all, I think she is too thick to have realised what she was unleashing with her voracious need for publicity, I know for a fact that she lost one very high profile friendship because of it as I know the person/couple who distanced themselves.

MrsJREwing Sat 09-Mar-13 15:54:01

intriguing, Liz? Elton?

whatkungfuthat Sat 09-Mar-13 16:35:29

I've said too much already. What i should have said is that a lot of people in the public eye realise too late how valuable privacy is. I think the previous poster was right when they said that VB's family didn't do her image any favours.

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