Victoria Beckham hasn’t slept much in seven months.
Not only has she been working simultaneously on two fashion collections and wasting energy thwarting off those pesky Spice Girl reunion rumours, like many other working mothers her baby daughter, Harper, isn’t sleeping through the night.
Despite being the reason for her sleep deprivation, Victoria Beckham hasn’t held a grudge, naming one of the handbags in her latest collection after her seven-month-old non sleeper.
Showing both her Victoria Beckham and Victoria by Victoria Beckham labels at New York Fashion Week, the mother-of-four has now produced her tenth collection since delving into fashion design four years ago. A surprising number of celebrities love her clothes, take a look through the gallery below.
spring 2012 ready-to-wear
But Beckham has been on the receiving end of some nasty criticism since returning to London from her showings at New York Fashion Week last week. Criticism aimed at her tired looking appearance rather than a scathing fashion review.
She addressed her critics in an interview with British newspaper the Mirror,
“Look, if people want to say I’m miserable then so be it,” she says. “I’m really not. I have a lot on my plate. I’m not going to lie about it, I’m tired. I’m really tired but I’m also very happy with my life.
“I’m basically just like any woman who’s working and has lots of children – it’s tough.
“Harper’s not sleeping that great… I’m up with the baby as all mums are and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s not a team of people doing it for me.
“And then people want to say I look crap. Well, I’m a working mum, so give me a break.”
When Beckham sent her small debut collection of 15 figure-hugging dresses down the catwalk in 2008, they instantly became the hottest thing on the runway and soon after celebrities appeared at parties and events wearing her sophisticated, minimalist designs.
Similarly this year A-List celebrities, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cameron Diaz are all reportedly vying to be dressed by the designer at the most important red carpet event of the year, the Oscars. An honour usually reserved for the fail-safe established couture designers such as Valentino and Versace.
If only everyone would just forget about that 90’s girl band.
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