The star, renowned for the way she seems to purse her lips in photos, said her mind was elsewhere most times she was having her picture taken.
Appearing with Whoopi Goldberg and other hosts on US show The View, she said of her pose: “I just think that’s just me. Maybe it’s the way my face falls, I don’t know.”
The singer turned fashionista added: “At the end of the day I do what I do. Half the time I’m just doing it, thinking, getting it done, sorting out the kids, you know.”
Beckham also said she was sick of being considered the “funny” one in her marriage to David Beckham.
“Everybody says ’David’s so handsome and she’s so funny’ – I’m sick of being the funny one,” she said.
Asked if she still felt sexy after 10 years of marriage, she said: “Yes I still feel sexy. ... I go to bed with David Beckham every night, I’m trying.”
Beckham was speaking after she staged a non-flashy New York Fashion Week show previewing her spring collection of dresses. She chose to personally show her line about a dozen times on Sunday to small groups of editors and retailers, explaining the construction of each piece.
It was an old-fashioned couturier’s presentation held in a spare art gallery, with only bowls of roses as decoration.
“This is my third collection, and I wanted to push myself, but I also wanted to be respectful of my customer,” she said. “I want her to know she can rely on me.”
Instead of switching gears each season to meet the trends, as many designers do, Beckham has focused on a few key silhouettes, some of which are new, and some tweaks of dresses that have already been successful.
Her signature fitted dress now has a lower neckline, stronger shoulders and capped sleeves; the fold-front dress has a shorter hemline just above the knee. There are corsets – sometimes fitted, sometimes not – built into the garments. Several dresses also feature banding, which is emerging as a trend during Fashion Week. A flared-skirt dress, still with a very slim bodice, is something a little different, Beckham said, and she hopes it will be a permanent addition.
“The tight bodice holds you in, which is never a bad thing,” she said.
Lace is new to the collection, but erase any images of anything too delicate.
“This is my way of doing lace,” she declared, explaining the spider web effect is a result of sewing together the pieces with very fine ribbon.
While she called a black, textured gazar dress with a little sheen and a sexy zip front one of her favourites, she chose to wear a long-sleeve, strong-shoulder black dress with a peplum.