In October's edition of Vogue, cover star, Victoria Beckham writes a letter to her 18 year old self.
It's hard to believe that this classic beauty has ever for one day had skin problems, weight issues and low self esteem.
The lovely, quirky and ever elegant fashion designer wrote the most endearing letter to her younger self entitled, "What I wish I'd known."
She sympathetically reveals her insecurities:
"I know you are struggling right now," she says, "You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theatre Arts college. You have never properly fitted in, although you are sharing your Surrey school digs with really nice girls. You have bad acne. You think the principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliatingly bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.)"
She keeps it light with her evolving fashion sense, counselling herself to have fun with it:
"You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair," the multi-British Fashion Award winner recalls. "It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous. You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen. But I look back at you and smile. It will add interest to your life to go from one extreme to another. I love the fact that you will feel free to express yourself."
Then she talks about David and by the end of the last sentence, we all become believers in love at first sight :
"Learn more about football, especially the offside rule," she tells herself, referring to her husband's former career. "And yes, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players' lounge – although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy," Beckham adds, disclosing the details of the couple's first meeting.
"While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. (He's not even in the first team at this stage – you are the famous one.) And he has such a cute smile. You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He's going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)"
You can read Victoria Beckham's full letter in October's Vogue, when it hits newsstands on Thursday 8 September.
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