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
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.
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.’