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David Beckham Still Not Used to Seeing His Underwear Billboards

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David BeckhamDavid Beckham's mum calls him up when she sees billboards of him in his underwear.

The retired soccer star - who recently launched a new swimwear range for H&M - still isn't used to seeing himself fronting brand campaigns in next to nothing and neither is his mother, Sandra.

When asked about whether he gets used to seeing himself on giant billboards, he told ShortList magazine, "I don't think so. Especially not when I've got my mum calling me up saying, 'I've just seen another huge billboard of you in London - just you, in your underwear.'"

Although at first David - who has children Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, Cruz, nine, and Harper, two, with wife Victoria - was embarrassed by the prospect of allowing the world to see him half-naked, he has grown used to it, but he was left red faced in New Jersey during the Super Bowl where there were millions of posters of himself all over the city: "But it is what it is. At first I was like, 'Oh my God I'm sat there in my underwear and everyone around the world can see it.' This year at the Super Bowl it was ridiculous. I've never seen so many billboards of myself in one city. Every corner I turned, every street, I was there, so it was verging on embarrassing after a while."


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Victoria and David Beckham Wear Matching Outfits to Met Gala

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David and Victoria BeckhamVictoria and David Beckham wore matching outfits to the Met Gala in New York City last night.

The 40-year-old fashion designer and her former soccer star husband, 39, both arrived at the star-studded charity event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing cream-colored outfits and posed happily for the cameras.

The former Spice Girls star - who has four children with her spouse - wore a stunning floor length gown, while her husband, who retired from soccer last year following a stint at French club Paris Saint Germain, paired his black bow tie and trousers with a cream suit jacket. And the couple had a great time at the annual event, with Victoria later tweeting, "So much fun tonight at the #MetGala Thank u team VB, amazing dress!!! I love u all x [sic]."

Meanwhile, "Drunk in Love" singer Beyonce was seen dropping a ring she was wearing on her right hand on the red carpet. Her husband, "Holy Grail" rapper Jay Z, swooped in to pick it up and stage a fake proposal, which the mother of his 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy happily accepted.

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David Beckham Named Most Stylish Man of the Year

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David BeckhamDavid Beckham was named Most Stylish Man at the annual German GQ Men of the Year Awards last night.

The retired soccer pro looked dapper in a black suit as he accepted the fashionable honor at a ceremony in Berlin, Germany, where he was praised for his ever-evolving style. Jose Redondo Vega, editor of GQ Germany, told the crowd, "Like no other athlete, David Beckham represents style and fashion influence. With his trendsetting and sometimes daring appearances he has created a bridge between the world of design, models, and photographers, and the world of world class sports, and brought glamour back to a male sport."

The 38-year-old hunk picked up his accolade just two days after his wife Victoria Beckham, 39, scooped the Special Contribution to British Fashion award at the annual Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London. The esteemed fashion designer was joined on the red carpet by her and David's eldest son, Brooklyn, 14.

David and Victoria - who also have sons Romeo, 11, Cruz, eight, and two-year-old daughter Harper - are known for their impeccable fashion taste. While Victoria has won acclaim for her eponymous fashion label, David has his own best-selling bodywear line for H&M.


David Beckham Styles Harper

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Harper with her father David BeckhamDavid Beckham loves "dressing up" his daughter.

The 38-year-old soccer star - who recently announced his plans to retire from the sport - is smitten with his and wife Victoria's 22-month-old girl Harper and loves nothing more than treating her to a cute new outfit which makes her stand out from other celeb tots.

"Victoria has always dressed Harper beautifully, but lately it's been David who's taken the reins. David tends to pick her bright clothes, whereas Victoria is a fan of a more conservative, neutral palette. He adores doting on her and dressing her up," a source said. David - who also has sons Cruz, eight, Romeo, 10, and 14-year-old Brooklyn with the fashion designer - is so dedicated to styling his only daughter in fashionable pieces that he has a selection of clothes for her in his room at Le Bristol hotel in France, where he stays during his training with French team Paris Saint-German.

"He's always trying to pick up cool things for her to wear," the insider added.

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Victoria Beckham Planning New York Move?

David and Victoria BeckhamVictoria and David Beckham are reportedly planning to move to New York City.

The couple are currently settled in Los Angeles with their children - Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, seven-year-old Cruz, and 15-month-old daughter Harper - but are considering relocating to the Big Apple so Victoria can concentrate on her fashion line.

"Everything is up for discussion at the moment. David may well choose to stay at his team LA Galaxy, or he may leave and retire from football. There are big conversations to be had. Victoria is keen to move to New York to set up her business there and open her first store. She looked at a school while she was there. There are also business opportunities for David, too," a source told Grazia.

Victoria and David are also considering a move to London, but worry that uprooting their children across the Atlantic might be too dramatic and would spell the end of David's soccer career.

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Items Du Jour: Emma Watson Talks Style, Lana Del Rey for H&M

Miranda Kerr, photographed by her husband Orlando Bloom+ T: The New York Times Style Magazine published an interview with Emma Watson, who discusses how she used fashion to distinguish herself from her Harry Potter alter ego, Hermione. The profile is paired with images of Emma in some androgynous Ralph Lauren looks as well as one where she channels Twiggy.

+ Lana Del Rey's line for H&M isn't out yet, but the retail giant has unleashed photos of the singer in the clothes to get us talking about it.

+ Speaking of H&M, the folks behind the Swedish company's marketing team have done the ladies all the great service of erecting several statues of David Beckham at their stores across the country. Best yet, he's in his underwear!

+ In a personal and intimate photoshoot, Orlando Bloom photographs his wife Miranda Kerr for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. In addition to just being downright cute for doing this together, Bloom's photos aren't that bad for someone who has spent what seems to be more time in front of the camera.

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David Beckham ‘Honored’ by Elle Cover

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David Beckham on a mock-up cover of ElleDavid Beckham is "honored" to be the first male cover star of Elle magazine.The soccer ace - who is married to singer-turned designer Victoria Beckham - will be the first solo man to be on the face of the July issue of the prestigious British publication, which is dedicated to the London Olympic Games.

"Elle is a prestigious magazine with international recognition. I'm honored to be asked to be the first ever solo male fashion cover," he said.

Men have been featured on the front page of Elle previously but only in the company of a woman - Liam Gallagher once appeared with his wife Nicole Appleton in the January 2001 edition, and Kate Moss posed with Paul Weller in February 1997.

"David Beckham is a national hero, so we saw an opportunity to shoot a celebratory cover to support an historical and patriotic year. He is an icon and Elle is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike. Anyway, who doesn't want to see a picture of one of the world's most handsome men on the front cover of a magazine? It will be a collector's issue," said editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy, commenting on the development.


David Beckham Cringes About Matching Leather Outfits

David and Victoria BeckhamDavid Beckham still cringes about the time he and wife Victoria wore matching leather outfits.

The couple - who have been married 13 years - donned his and hers black Versace biker suits for one of the fashion house's parties in 1999.

Looking back on some of his style choices, David, 36, admits it was a low point: "Me and Victoria wore matching black leather outfits once. They were Versace. But that's one when I look back and am like, 'What were we thinking?' We laugh about that one. I remember that it's really good until you do it as a couple."

The father-of-four has never been shy of making a statement, having even once worn a sarong for a night out. "I look back on some stuff and think I can't believe I actually wore that. I have no regrets, though - I knew at the time it was good."

But he insists his choices have nothing to do with his 37-year-old fashion designer wife. "I was [once] a pageboy and had a choice between wearing some boring old suit or a pair of knickerbockers with ballerina tights and slippers. So I went with the tights. It's not that I always wanted to be different, but I knew what I liked."


Harper Beckham’s Luxurious Tights

Victoria Beckham with her daughter Harper at LAX

Harper Beckham has been spotted in $50 tights. The four-month-old daughter of David and Victoria Beckham was seen at Los Angeles LAX airport with her mother yesterday, and the designer Chloe logo was clearly visible on her legwear, which was teamed with a purple striped dress and hair bow.

Victoria and Harper were flying out to London for tonight's British Fashion Awards. The former Spice Girls star is nominated for Designer Brand of the Year at the ceremony, which takes place at the Savoy Hotel in London.

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David Beckham to Design Long Johns

David BeckhamDavid Beckham is taking a design cue from his wife Victoria -- sort of. Beckham is set to launch a line of... long johns!

The soccer heartthrob - who signed a deal to create his own collection of underwear earlier this year after starring in an advertising campaign for Emporio Armani men's briefs - wants to give the old fashioned items a makeover when he launches the range in February 2012.

"I sometimes wear them to go to sleep. They're very cool."

David - who is currently playing for Los Angeles Galaxy - is reportedly being backed in his plans by his manager Simon Fuller and fashion designer Stella McCartney's husband Alasdhair Willis.

He also wants Victoria to be heavily involved in the project: "The underwear is totally my design, things that I like to wear."


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