David Beckham Gets 99′ Tattoo To Commemorate His Wedding Day

David Beckham has put a tattoo with the initials 99 on his small right finger to commemorate one of the most memorable years of his life.

In 1999, the former Manchester United winger helped them to a historic Treble in English football – winning the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League .

He also tied the knot with his then girlfriend Posh Spice – Victoria Beckham, with who he has celebrated their 16th Anniversary this year.

He shared the photo on his Instagram page and wrote “99 was a good year for me …”

Together, the couple have four children – Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, and three-year-old Harper.

99 was a good year for me …

A photo posted by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on

Meet the strict celebrity mums

Just because these women are rich and famous it doesn’t mean that their children get what they want when they want.

This is not because their  parents are unable to give them, but its because they are being taught the value of money and hardwork.

These parents have it all but believe that the same way they work hard is the same way their kids have to work hard.

Jennifer Lopez
According to Jennifer, her daughter and son have to earn their weekend fun by ‘behaving’ through the week. And only if they do, does she allow them to use iPads, sleep in with her, have late breakfast and watch TV on Sunday. And JLo rightly calls it the Sunday Funday.

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J-Lo and her kids Image -usmagazine.com

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has no qualms accepting that she is a ‘strict mom’ as she makes sure her children are off to bed at 7:30 pm for a good night’s sleep. Other fun stuff like jumping on the bed is also strictly prohibited, while, following a strict daily routine is strictly asked for.

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Kate Winslet and her kids – zimbio.com

Victoria Beckham
Victoria and David Beckham might be the richest parents in the world, but their kids, sure have to make their way up on their own. Their eldest son Brooklyn had to take up a job as a barristo to earn his pocket money. There is a ‘Punishment Chair’ for those who behave badly as well.

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Victoria Beckham and her family – perthnow.com.au

Madonna
Madonna, mother of four, surely comes across as the strictest mommy as she has laid down a number of rules for her kids. While there is a strict no to watching TV, having ice-cream, milk, mobiles and reading magazines, the kids are supposed to do their daily chores by themselves.

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Madonna and her kids – pixshark.com

Megan Fox
Megan Fox has a ‘no screen’ rule for her kids. The kids are not allowed to watch any television, play video games, movies or internet. While she is still open to the kids watching movies sometimes, television is a strict no, as it is ‘non-stop.’

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Megan fox and her family – dailymail.co.uk

 

Kanye, Beckham mourn tutor as London Fashion Week opens

London Fashion Week opened Friday on a sombre note, as Kanye West and Victoria Beckham joined some of the leading lights of the British industry at a memorial to inspirational tutor Louise Wilson.

In honour of Wilson’s passion for riding, a model wearing a black top hat, veil, jacket and trailing skirt by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen stood guard on a horse outside St Paul’s Cathedral as 1,300 guests mourned inside.

The catwalk schedule was suspended for the morning to remember the straight-talking 52-year-old, who was director of the fashion course Central Saint Martins (CSM) college for 12 years until her death last May.

Wilson’s alumni read like a roll call of London’s most talented designers, from the late McQueen to Stella McCartney, and many joined the family and friends in paying tribute.

Former students Christopher Kane, Louise Goldin, Simone Rocha and Roksanda Illincic all spoke at the ceremony, which was also attended by designer Roland Mouret, milliner Stephen Jones and Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet.

Beckham, the former Spice Girl turned fashion designer, was among the guests as was West, the US rapper and Wilson’s friend who wore a white jacket over black jeans.

As well as those who launched their own labels, countless other Wilson graduates went on to staff the studios of the world’s big fashion houses.

Alber Elbaz, the creative director of Lanvin who said the students Wilson sent him were “always the best”, gave an address at the service.

“The wonderful thing about Louise was her ability to pick people and to train them,” Suzy Menkes, international editor of Vogue, told AFP.

“She was tough, she wasn’t an easy person, but the designers now say they were so pleased that she brought them out and made them themselves.”

In the evening many of the guests will head to the graduate show by current Central Saint Martins students.

“These are the last we’ll ever see that have been picked by Louise Wilson herself so I think that will also be a very emotional moment,” Menkes said.

– Avant-garde designer returns –

Central Saint Martins, which also counts John Galliano among its alumni, is the only college to have a London Fashion Week show and is crucial to the city’s reputation as the place to find new talent.

Many of the graduates leave as they grow more successful but more and more are returning as London’s reputation as a commercial as well as creative centre grows.

Fashion now contributes £26 billion ($40 billion, 35 billion euros) directly to the UK economy, according to new figures from the British Fashion Council, up from £21 billion in 2009.

About 5,000 buyers and journalists are expected for the five-day event, which falls between New York and Milan fashion weeks, and kicked off with shows by South Korean-born designers J. JS Lee and Eudon Choi.

This season will see the hotly anticipated return of Wilson graduate Gareth Pugh, the avant-garde designer famed for his conceptual, otherworldly clothes, often inspired by clubwear.

He normally shows in Paris but is returning to his native country to mark 10 years since he launched his eponymous label.

A retrospective of his work is currently running at an exhibition space in Covent Garden.

After last season’s one-off presentation in New York, which saw dancers writhing in a cavernous, fog-filled space, much is expected of Pugh’s show on Saturday night at the V&A museum.

He is among 78 designers showing this season, including J.W. Anderson on Saturday, Topshop Unique, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood Red Label on Sunday and Burberry Prorsum and Christopher Kane on Monday.

Photo Credits : AFP

David Beckham launches ‘7’ fund for endangered kids around the world

Footballing legend David Beckham pledged to change the lives of millions of children on Monday as he launched “7”, a new fund with UNICEF to protect the world’s most vulnerable youngsters.

“Over the coming years I am going to work with UNICEF to raise millions and speak out for children all over the world,” said Beckham. The fund — named after Beckham’s lucky number on his England and Manchester United shirts — will focus on children at risk of violence, abuse or disease.

“Today, the need to help children has never been greater and since retiring I have more time and I want to do so much more,” said Beckham, who is marking 10 years as a good will ambassador for the U.N. Children’s Fund.

“Everything I have done, my football career, my family, has led to this point – this is the moment for me to do what I can to help children in every corner of the world. This is something I want my own children to be proud of,” added Beckham, a father of four.

Beckham also asked his fans to back his call to world leaders to put children first as they negotiate new global development goals. The launch of “7” comes after one of the worst years for children on record, UNICEF said.