Love her or hate her!

Well this month Victoria Beckham is gracing the cover of yet another Vogue (UK) for the sixth time on her own! Pretty impressive I think.

Now she has had her critics for as far back as I can remember but I have always loved her. Why?

It doesn’t seem to matter who knows her, they all seem to say the same thing; she is the funniest and most down-to-earth person they know. That surely doesn’t come easy when you have the world at your feet, are married to one of the most gorgeous men on the planet (well I think so!), and seem to have clothes and shoes that the rest of us can only dream of.

I remember when she appeared in Ugly Betty, the cast and crew were so surprised that she arrived at the studio only with her husband and her children; not a PA in sight!

Simon Cowell (who certainly doesn’t suffer fools gladly) said that she was the most down-to-earth celebrity he knew. That really is a compliment.

What I like about her is that all the time the British and Spanish press tore her to shreds, she just kept her head down. She didn’t retaliate; she just kept working hard at everything she did.

All my Spanish friends hate here and I think that is purely down to the press she received when David Beckham was playing in Spain for Real Madrid. She resisted living in Spain for many years, spoke of her dislike of garlic, and the Spanish have never forgiven her for that (if it's true).

Thankfully the US press (who love a “trier”) embraced her, and consequently she has come into her own and blossomed. I for one am really pleased for her. The British (especially the British press) seem to love building people up only to then get great pleasure from tearing them down. This has thankfully not happened since she moved to the US where the whole family have been embraced. So why are we Brits so surprised she wants to stay in the US?

She is definitely like Marmite; you either love her or hate. I definitely love her. Beneath the glossy mane, false eylashes and Berkin bags is a fighter with a steely ring of determination that never falters ; I love that!

What’s your view?
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  1. Loved your post on VB ~ she is one of my favs.

  2. Hiya HHL
    Yaaay! I'm pleased to see I am not the only one rooting for Mrs Beckham. Thank you so much for stopping by ;-)

  3. I absolutely adore Victoria Beckham! Her book - That Extra Half an Inch - is phenomenal. She's so down to Earth in the book and it's more than just a bunch of tips...a great insight into her life. She's definitely one of my "new age" icons I admire. Love this write up - thanks so much for posting! *besos

  4. Hi Jennie B! Your comments are most welcome and appreciated. Thank you so much for stopping by.

  5. I Love Her! This was a Great blog, Vanessa. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxox ~Jodie

  6. I really like her as well. And i agree with you on how the British press always try to build someone up and then bring them down

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog :)

    xoxo Hermine

  7. Thank you Hermine and Jodie for stopping by. Don't be strangers!

  8. I can't stand her!! I also find it really unusual that she has no real girlfriends - and never really has had - which for me always rings alarm bells....women are such good judges of character that if they don't like you there is generally a good reason.

    I have to say I like him much more than her.

    I do however this is a great cover for her :)

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  10. Thanks for sharing Vanessa. I've not followed her really, only have seen press comments and pics in magazines but she has always come across as a bit snobbish to me, so it's great to hear that others view her as down-to-earth. While I'm not a fan of the pics where she tends to let it all hang out, when she keeps herself more covered up I think she's got a great sense of style. I believe her friendship with Katie Holmes was the influence that gave Katie her new polished look a few years back.


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