Keeping Up With Harper Beckham...
1. Her parents are David and Victoria Beckham
Far be it for me to state the obvious, but let that sink in for a minute. Harper is the daughter of possibly the world’s most genetically blessed parents, so we can only imagine the borderline murderous and envious glares at the gates of her extortionately expensive Montessori school. Goals.
2. She is an extremely important fashion icon
We’ll see you North West and raise you Harper Beckham! Nori’s parents may be the veritable king and queen of unashamed ostentation; but aged three, Harper is much more age-appropriate in cutesy Chloe knits and adorable Bonpoint dresses. She is most definitely her mother’s daughter.
3. She is Queen of the Toddler Top-Knot
Victoria made the POB a thing (that’s Posh Bob, in case you were living under a rock) and little Harper’s locks are fast-becoming as famous as her mother’s celebrated tresses. Harper may not have invented the top-knot, but she has certainly championed, owned, worked it and brought it to where it is today. No questions asked.
4. Her talents are endless
Harper is no a one-trick pony. Oh, no. She isn’t simply a world-renowned style icon and general toddler-extraordinaire – Harper also dabbles in photography. Sitting on her father’s lap at Victoria’s A/W '15 show at New York Fashion Week, Harper proudly snapped her mother’s creations as they were paraded down the catwalk. Vogue’s Suzy Menkes even took to Instagram to praise the three-year-old’s efforts. Mario Testino: Watch out!
5. That time she wore a fedora and slayed your faves
It is simply an undeniable truth that Victoria Beckham is the Queen of Airport Glamour, but Harper is hot on the fashion designer’s vertiginous Louboutins! Our favourite Harper Beckham airport catwalk moment (of which there are many) was that time she arrived in JFK for Victoria’s A/w '15 showcase, clad in a deliciously dramatic, yet-to-be-released Chloe fedora. Fedorable.
6. She isn’t afraid to let herself go, no matter where she is
If there’s one thing we can learn from Harper Beckham it is to always be yourself, no matter where you are - even if you’re sitting on the FROW next to Anna Wintour. The epitome of nonchalance, Harper decided to delve into the inner contents of her nostrils not once but TWICE in as many years as she sat on the front row beside US Vogue’s ice-queen editor. Were it any other child, it would be impolite, but with Harper, it’s just adorable and hilarious.
7. That time she served Anna Wintour a shady side-eye
Was it something Anna said? Harper was clearly having none of Ms Wintour in this picture and serves her a shady side-eye that RU Paul herself would be proud of. There’s clearly no messing with this tot!
8. She manages to be simultaneously safe AND stylish
For us mere mortals, when it comes to safety, style often has to be sacrificed. But not if you’re Harper Beckham! Zooming around Notting Hill with David in tow, Harper cuts a chic figure as she coordinates her helmet to her scooter, all the while offsetting her Marc Jacobs tweed coat.
9. That time we died and resurrected because she dressed as Princess Anna from Frozen
This may be the cutest thing we have EVER seen! When we were kids we had to make do with a bin liner with cut-outs for arms if we had to attend a fancy-dress soiree, but not if you’re Harper Beckham. We have no words, except to say that we simply cannot.
10. Her pout
Well, what would one expect? No daughter of Victoria Beckham’s would be caught dead without her mother’s signature steely expression and Harper has perfected a pout that belies her young years. We. Are. In. Awe.