Victoria Beckham: ‘I can’t put make-up on when Harper’s around!’ Designer wants daughter to be a tomboy for as long as possible

June 2, 2013 12:48 pm 0 comments Views: 78

Every little girl wants to look like her mummy.

But fashion designer Victoria Beckham doesn’t want daughter Harper growing up too quickly.

A mother for the fourth time with husband David, the 39-year-old fashionista is so wary about 22-month-old Harper picking up on her actions that she avoids putting on beauty products around the toddler to ensure she doesn’t feel left out.

She said: ‘I can’t put on make-up when Harper’s around, because she would join me immediately. She is a tomboy towards her brothers.’


Victoria, pictured at a football game with Harper in Paris last Saturday, ‘can’t put make-up on around her’

Victoria admits she is aware of the pressure her children – also including three sons Cruz, eight, Romeo, 10, and Brookyln, 14 – are under while having famous parents, but makes sure they know they can do good with their celebrity status and doesn’t spoil them.

‘[Cruz asked] ‘Why is it good to be famous, mum?’ My answer was, ‘When you’re famous you have a certain power to do good things,’ she told Icon.


‘That is how we started talking about charity. Cruz was really sweet and said, “When people listen to what I say, I could spread some good messages”.

‘The kids are under a lot of pressure to perform. I don’t want to pressure them. They should be keen and reach as much as possible. But the most important thing is they are happy.

Victoria last Friday with Harper at LAX
Victoria Beckham on Monday spends Memorial Day shopping with her family

Mummy’s little girl: Always on David or Victoria’s arm, Harper is still a tomboy according to Victoria

‘They lead a very privileged life but they don’t get everything they ask for. We always tell them how lucky they are.’

Romeo has begun to make a name for himself in the fashion world like his mother, modelling for label Burberry, and while he enjoined the experience, Victoria has no plans to force him back.

She said: ‘I asked if he wanted to do [modelling] and he said, ‘Sure, sounds fun’. And he really had a lot of fun. Will he do it again? I don’t know. He’s more interested in school and sports right now.’

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