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Shot by Carter Smith, Beckham wears a new season leather jacket and lace body by Burberry on the March cover, due to hit newsstands on Wednesday 30 January. Her make-up look was provided by Burberry Beauty.
It’s busier than ever – no mean feat – chez Beckham as the family relocates from the US to the UK and Victoria prepares to show both her new Victoria Beckham and Victoria by Victoria Beckham collections at New York Fashion Week in February, not to mention launching a new ecommerce site, as exclusively revealed by ELLE in November.
But the tireless mum-of-four is unfazed.
‘It was never my intention to prove anybody wrong. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I don’t have to work, I need to work. All these people [her fellow fashion designers], they’ve not just been given anything. They’ve worked hard. And I’ve never been given anything either. But I have a good work ethic; David has an incredible work ethic. I want my kids to have a good work ethic. I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it.’
Speaking of David, Victoria is continuing something of a family tradition with her cover – her husband broke new ground (and crashed our website in the process) when he was revealed as ELLE’s first ever solo male cover star last year.
In our exclusive interview, Victoria explains what it means to her to be making her way in fashion.
‘When I was on stage with the Spice Girls, I thought people were there to see the other four and not me. And when I go out with David and people take pictures I think, ‘They’re here to take David’s picture.’
But running her business has changed all of that. Not that it's been easy for someone who's a self-professed perfectionist.
‘You’ve got to trust people. And because I am a control freak, sometimes that’s difficult for me, because I want to micro-manage absolutely everything. I can’t hand over. But I’m trying to do that more. It’s hard because I have such a specific vision.’
'Now David has finished playing for LA Galaxy and we are starting a new chapter in our lives; as a family we are all very excited about what lies ahead for 2013.’
ELLE's favourite 'aw' moment? Victoria's reaction to being handed a plate of Yorkshire puddings to take home for them.
'The kids are going to LOVE me when I walk in with these,' she exclaimed. 'You know what they say to me, because I’m not the best cook, although I try really hard? They always say to me, “Mummy, we know that the main ingredient in what you make is love."' With that, she roared with laughter.
Like what you see? Want to hear more? Check out what 48 hours with Victoria Beckham looks in pictures, and tweet us using @ELLEUK and #BeckhamELLEUK. Plus, watch our exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, below. It’s one not to be missed.
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