Mashable spoke with Spice Girl-turned-award-winning designer Victoria Beckham on her love for all things tech and digital, as well as how she manages to run her namesake fashion brand. For starters, Beckham joined Twitter in 2010, her earliest memory of social media. Tweeting eventually lead her to join other social platforms, including Instagram (“I always check Instagram.”) and Skype, which she constantly uses to communicate with family and colleagues while on the go.
When it comes to building her successful Victoria Beckham brand, the mom of four had some pretty Pinterest-worthy things to share. “I often say the best advice is to get as much experience as you can in the field you want to enter. And of course, be passionate and be willing to work hard,” she said.
You can read more of her inspiring soundbites below, but we prefer clicking on over to Mashable and checking out her newest partnership with The Skype Collaboration Project, since you can actually hear Beckham’s voice in multiple videos and interviews. It’s a pretty epic thing to take in considering that we can’t recall the last time we heard Beckham speak since Spice World.
On starting the Victoria Beckham brand:
When I initially started up the brand, I didn’t put too much pressure on myself. I didn’t go into this to prove anything to anybody other than myself. I was very focused. I didn’t try to do everything at once. For quite a few seasons, I stuck to just perfecting the dress. I didn’t want to run before I could walk. It’s very important to be focused and do what I was doing very, very well and move on and do more when my team was in the position to do that. So I think it’s about keeping things focused and not trying to do too much.
I think everybody has crazy moments of self-doubt and I think that an element of that is probably quite important. It’s about creative visualization and challenging yourself, but always staying very positive. There’s nothing wrong with having a second little person sitting over your shoulder, making sure that you’re remaining humble and you’re remaining appreciative of everything that you have and everything that you’ve achieved. But you should definitely not waste too much time being negative in any way. It’s about positive thinking, positive energy, and fighting if you need to fight.
On reinventing new collections while maintaining her brand’s identity:
For me it’s not about reinventing, it’s about evolving and staying true to myself and my brand. And retaining that signature but then having a fashion message, which will change season and season. But it’s never about reinventing.