Victoria Beckham is a trendsetter in her own right, but she’s still definitely channeling Rihanna’s infamous December GQ cover for the March issue of ELLE UK.
Photographed by Carter Smith, Beckham didn’t go “full monty” like RiRi, opting instead for lace underwear under her leather jacket. They both just happen to be by Burberry.
The accompanying editorial features Victoria talking about a range of things, stemming from her clothing line to David Beckham’s post-LA Galaxy life. Check out some excerpt from the interview below!
On working on her own fashion line, “Victoria Beckham:”
‘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.’
On 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.’
On running a business:
‘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.’
Check out the full interview with Victoria Beckham in the March 2013 issue of ELLE UK when it hits newsstands on January 30th. For now you can head over to the ELLE UK website for the full interview, and for a preview of Victoria’s Carter Smith-photographed spread, click through our gallery.