When Victoria Beckham burst into the spotlight in mid '90s, many knew her simply as "Posh Spice." It's a nickname that came to define her, but also one that she didn't particularly like early on.
The former Spice Girls singer fessed up to her initial hesitation toward the nickname while promoting her new Posh lipstick.
"I was given the name Posh in 1996 over lunch with Peter Loraine of Top of The Pops Magazine and the rest of the Spice Girls. I can't say it would have been my first choice, but ultimately grew into it on my own terms," she said on her Instagram Story. "I was young and shy, and being Posh helped me find my style and confidence, and my voice."
Once the Spice Girls split, Victoria said she made a conscious decision to distance herself from the name, noting that it had "unwavering momentum of its own."
"I wanted to find my own direction," she said. "Now, years later I look back on that formative time with appreciation. Posh forever changed the course of my life, opening the doors for me to go after my dreams."
All these years later, she's now fully embracing the stage name.
"This week I celebrate Posh with the launch of Posh lipstick," she said. "It is deeply personal – lipstick has always given me confidence when I needed it and extra spice when I already had it. Each shade is inspired by a specific memory, and whilst the moments may have been my own, the energy and emotion is shared by us all. This is an ode to our lifelong journeys of self discovery as women."
In finishing her lengthy message, Victoria proudly declared, "Posh is back."