Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (46) was best known as Posh Spice in the 90s. It was a nickname that the fashion designer was not immediately enthusiastic about at the time.

“I was young and shy”

“I got the name Posh in 1996 during a lunch with Peter Loraine from Top of The Pops Magazine and the rest of the Spice Girls,” the former singer recalled in her Instagram Story. “I can’t say it was my first choice, but in the end I embraced it in my own way. I was young and shy and being Posh helped me find my style, confidence and my voice.”

After the Spice Girls, the 46-year-old fashion designer renounced her nickname. “I wanted to find my own way.”

Still, Victoria decided to embrace the name again and released a lipstick called Posh this week. “Now, years later, I look back with appreciation to those formative times. Posh has changed my life forever, opened doors for me to pursue my dreams,” she writes. “This week I’m celebrating Posh with the launch of Posh Lipstick. It’s very personal – lipstick has always given me a lot of confidence when I needed it and extra spice when I already had it.”