Victoria Beckham’s Secrets To Her Success: Hard Work And Being Bullied

12/08/2009 at 02:22 PM ET


When it comes to expanding her burgeoning fashion empire, Victoria Beckham has adopted a slow-but-steady philosophy, telling WWD: “It’s about doing things gradually and building the brand in a strategic way. With everything that I do, I will only do it after I’ve done all my homework. I really am a perfectionist.” The former Spice Girl’s approach has proven effective, as she’s already on her fourth season as a designer, and just debuted re-vamped sunglasses and denim lines to add to her range of dresses (which already counts Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez as fans)—all of which is projected to drum up $7.5 million in sales next year. In a recent sit-down with the newspaper, Beckham reflects on her determination to succeed. “I’ve always been driven. I was mentally and physically bullied when I was at school and that gave me a very thick skin… I have always been a fighter. I have always had to work very, very hard with everything I do. That is just my work ethic…That’s my DNA.” Never one to rest on her laurels, Beckham adds, “I’m my competition. I want to do better next season than I did this season. And I’m sure the season after that I will want to beat myself again.” To shop her collection, go to

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Pamela on

I love Victoria’s sense of fashion, and I love her line. Her dresses are classy and beautiful.

Delana on

I’m not a big fan of Victoria’s stick thin appearance, but I have to give credit where credit is due— the girl has an amazing sense of style; it’s classic, feminine, and flattering to a woman’s figure. Hard work does indeed pay off!

Stephanie Rwoland on

I am so sorry but Victoria is one of the worst influences in fashion and well being.
She’s the perfect example of someone without self-steem.
And she looks like a insect most of the time.

erica on

Her style is impeccable, glamour personified

Jeleigh on

Her feet look just tortured. If that is what a person needs to do to herself to look “fashionable”, then no thanks. I’d rather walk without excruciating pain.

Fashionmom on

I think Victoria looks great!! She just has a small frame and people rag on her for that!! If she was fat you would rag on her about that too!! Her line of clothing will keep going strong and get even better!! For those of you who think she’s not fashionable, let’s see some photos of you and what you think fashion looks like..:). I style people for a living small or large and I give Victoria her props!!

Staci on

Fashion sense is good, she’s just kind of creepy looking.

cheryl on

she is horrid looking!!!!

Vanessa on

She’s definitely posh! But it’s a pity that she’s become so thin! I don’t think she is healthy that way and she is such a great person, she doesn’t need that! Please, Vic, go back to eating well!

Boricua on

I think Posh looks great and you can see that she has gone through alot and worked hard to get where she’s at. I wish she would smile a little more. I know that many celebrities do not smile because they don’t want wrinkles to show but Victoria is petite and she will always look young and beautiful.

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