A Day in the life of Victoria Beckham
The mom-of-four may have traded in her stilettos for sneakers but fans still want to know what it's like to walk in her shoes!
Victoria Beckham is a successful fashion designer, with four beautiful children and an equally dashing husband, soccer icon David Beckham.
Having it all means knowing how to juggle her day like a pro. The mom-of-four sat down with Harper’s Bazaar, to give us a peek into what a typical day is like for her.
She usually wakes up between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m, even without an alarm but she sets it just the same as a “safety net”.
“I don’t make Victoria Beckham nighties, so I’ll leave it to everybody’s imagination what I sleep in,” joked Victoria,
She hops in the shower and finishes just in time to wake her kids at 7 a.m. She only has about half an hour to get ready for work.
But that’s not all she gets done in that half hour. Victoria reveals that she also spends this time checking e-mails she received while asleep, which usually come from the U.S. She has an iPhone waiting in her bathroom!
7:15 to 7:30 A.M.
After waking her kids, it’s time for breakfast. Victoria usually has fruit for breakfast paired with a peppermint tea then topped off with a double espresso.
“And I’m just nibbling while giving the kids all their breakfasts. And while that’s all happening, they’ll have a spelling test or a times table test,” says the mum of four. “We have times tables on Post-its all over the fridge. So we’re quizzing each other in the morning, and we make it into, like, a little bit of a game. Yes, at age 38, I’m still doing homework!”
As for exercise, she has gotten back into running after New York Fashion Week wrapped up, which is a busy time for her filled with putting collections together.
This is usually when they leave the house. Since her sons go to three different schools, she drops two of them off since their classes start at the same time. Her husband, David, drops their other son off since his school is in a totally different direction.
She heads to her studio in Battersea for work. First thing she does is check in with her team, which is comprised of about 80 people.
I’m hands-on, you could say! From the minute I get to work, it’s pretty nonstop. I have to be. I’ve got to be super focused.
As for her #OOTD? She usually wears clothes from her own collection to work and carries two bags: a handbag and a bigger tote to fit her MacBook Pro, iPad, iPad mini, and iPhone.
“I love to read fashion magazines,” reveals the celebpreneur. “I know that you can look at all that online, but I actually like to have a magazine to hold. Being a mum, I don’t have a lot of time to read.”
Lunch breaks are usually working lunches with her team. The menu? Usually sushi or something healthy.
“I eat and work at the same time,” reveals Victoria. “I like to get as much done between nine and four as I can. I work flat-out so I can get home.”
She promptly leaves the office to pick up her kids and take them home. She takes them to dinner and takes them to after-school activities (football or rugby) and help them with their homework.
“I love children’s homework,” gushes the devoted mom. “Then when I put the children in bed, I’ll start working again. Catching up with people, because that’s when America is waking up.”
They like going out to dinner: sometimes it’s date night for her and David but they’re usually out with their entire brood. “We’ll go anywhere—Italian, French; the kids love sushi as well. That’s their favourite food.”
Their favorite TV shows? Dora the Explorer and Peppa Pig for the youngest, Harper. “Of course, football is always on.The kids love football. And David, obviously. I couldn’t live without my kids and David. They’re so supportive and always encouraging me to do what I want to do.”
Her eldest son Brooklyn is the last to go to bed at about 9 or 9:30 P.M. “After that, David and I get to spend time together,” says Victoria.
12:00 A.M. “I go to bed between 12 and 1. I like to get as much sleep as I can, she reveals. “But when you’re a mummy, you kind of—well, it would be nice.”