Aside from being an original member of one of the greatest girl bands on earth, Victoria Beckham has amassed a myriad of life experiences in her many roles as a fashion designer, an entrepreneur, a wife, a mother, a model, and more. Lucky for us, Posh Spice has kindly shared a few of her many nuggets of wisdom in the October issue of British Vogue—particularly in the section where she's asked to give advice to her 18-year-old self. As reported by HelloGiggles, here's what Victoria Beckham had to say to her younger self about life, love, and finding your sense of style:
“I know you are struggling right now. You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing…You have never properly fitted in, although you are sharing your Surrey school digs with really nice girls. You have bad acne.
“You think the principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliatingly bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.)”
“You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair. It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous.
“You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen. But I look back at you and smile. It will add interest to your life to go from one extreme to another. I love the fact that you will feel free to express yourself.”
“[Y]es, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge. While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. (He’s not even in the first team at this stage – you are the famous one.) And he has such a cute smile.
“You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He’s going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)”
Given the chance, what would you say to your 18-year-old self? Jot down your letter in this stylish notebook, and share your thoughts in the comments below.