What Victoria Beckham has to say about Singaporeans' laidback style

21 May 2014 / 2 years 5 months ago

40-year-old stunner Victoria Beckham has been hushing critics ever since she unveiled her eponymous label six years ago through her refined and, in her words, "deceptively simple" designs.

Earlier this month, she walked the red carpet of the Met Gala in a tiered column dress - a perfectly streamlined number she showed during a presentation at the Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum last Saturday.

Rather than resorting to over-the-top embellishments and second-skin silhouettes, the jet-setting mother of four obsesses instead on exquisitely finished pieces that fit into any smart wardrobe.

While it is evident that Beckham is a seasoned pro at the PR game - she expertly lowers her chin and parts her lips ever so slightly for the camera, the former Spice Girl still comes across as personable and even down-to-earth, quizzing one reporter about whether she finds it easier dealing with her sons or daughters, and asking for beauty tips for tackling the humid weather.

"I think it's no different for me from any other working mum," says Beckham, whose youngest child Harper turns three this year.

"I get up quite early at six and that's when I do my workout and that's the time I have for me, and I am ready to take the children to school and I go to work. But I'm not going to sit here and say it's easy, any woman who works and is also a mum knows you feel guilty when you go to work, and I am not ashamed to say that."

Beckham almost has you thinking she's like any other multi-tasking career woman, rather than an uber-celeb whose home back in London is going to be a $63 million seven-bedroom mansion in Kensington.

Nevertheless, the svelte glamazon is quick to demonstrate that she is a realistic businesswoman who designs for real, albeit flushed, women - and not just her celebrity BFFs.

She admits that while her dresses are expensive, she has to be realistic about the types of fabric she uses and the "make cost" involved when creating a collection.

"I don't think you always have to be wearing luxury," says Beckham, when asked whether Singaporeans' laidback style is less than chic. "Casual is good, I lived in Los Angeles for six years and I loved every minute of it. It is more difficult to 'dress hot,' for sure."

Read the full report in The Business Times

View the gallery below for more photos of Victoria and David Beckham.

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