VICTORIA Beckham has said she finally feels a sense of belonging in the fashion world after decades of believing people preferred husband David and the other four Spice Girls to her.
"And when I go out with David and people take pictures I think, ‘They’re here to take David’s picture’"
Together with her husband, Beckham was worth an estimated £190m in April 2012, according to the Sunday Times' rich list.
But despite her wealth, Beckham said she has a "need to work" to prove to herself that she can succeed in the fashion industry.
She said: "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."
Beckham also spoke of being "a control freak" and said she found it hard to trust people.
"You’ve got to trust people," she said. "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."
The fashion designer said they "were all very excited about what lies ahead" as they start "a new chapter" in their lives.
She also spoke about her children and her attempts to cook for them.
"You know what they say to me, because I’m not the best cook, although I try really hard? They always say to me, 'Mummy, we know that the main ingredient in what you make is love'."
The full interview appears in the March issue of Elle magazine, on sale January 30.