Victoria Beckham Is ELLE UK's May Cover Star

"I'm really good value at a dinner party – I want to relax and have a laugh. I like to have fun, and I think that often surprises people"

In an intimate interview to mark the launch of her first high street collaboration with Target, Victoria Beckham talks family life, building her fashion empire, and working harder than ever in the May issue of ELLE.

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Talking on why working in fashion makes her happier than her career pop, Victoria tells ELLE "Being in the Spice Girls was so much fun, but I was never the best singer or dancer. I learned an enormous amount during that time, though: the staging, the lighting, the costumes – the package excited me. But I love fashion – this is what I'm genuinely interested in… When I look back at my past self, [the way I dressed and behaved] was probably a sign of my insecurities. I feel quite confident in myself now – getting older doesn't bother me."

Outside of work, when asked about her social life Victoria says she can be a lot of fun,"I don't tend to go to parties, but if I do go out for dinner, I like to have a drink and really have fun… I'm really good value at a dinner party – I want to relax and have a laugh. I like to have fun, and I think that often surprises people."

On how David is supportive when it comes to childcare she said, "Yes, he's great. During fashion week, when I'm working, the children will be in New York and he's already planned to take them to museums then out for dinner on Saturday night, so he is very good at that sort of thing – as am I. That's how you can show your support in a marriage, by saying, 'You know what, I've got this.' That's what makes a good partnership."

"David and I both respect that each of us are very, very busy; we are both running big businesses, but we do put the phones down, and sometimes we just talk", Victoria adds on balancing work with putting the phones away and making time for the family."When David was on Desert Island Discs on Radio 4 recently, it was great to sit as a family and listen."

Read the full interview in the May issue of ELLE UK, on sale 13 April.

Victoria Beckham's collection for target is available exclusively outside the US via www.victoriabeckham.com

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