London—As one of the most photographed women in the world, Victoria Beckham, designer, wife of David and former Spice Girl, has often been ribbed about her ultra-thin figure.
Earlier this month, she admitted to be a new follower of the Alkaline Diet, which champions a “healthy pH balance,” by cutting out carbs, sugar, meat and more. (The diet is popular with other well known beauties, too, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Kirsten Dunst).
Now British tabloids are taking her to task over another method they claim Beckham employs to make herself look thinner in photos: carrying an over-sized handbag. By toting around this large size leather bag—one the Daily Mail claims she was “struggling somewhat with”—Beckham may be showing off one of the latest silhouettes from her handbag collection, she also may be promoting a trend toward larger (make that very large) totes.
Beckham, 38, and her family recently moved after to London after husband, David, ended his contract with LA Galaxy, the soccer team. While the couple and their four children claimed to have enjoyed living in Southern California, Victoria Beckham said she needed to be closer to her apparel and accessories business based in London.
“We are starting a new chapter in our lives,” she told British Elle recently. “As a family we are all very excited about what lies ahead for 2013.”