15.02.13

Beyonce Knowles For Vogue US March 2013

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Beyonce Knowles graces the bumper March 2013 issue of American Vogue wearing a Givenchy Spring 2013 black-and-white look.

The rest of Beyonce’s editorial, which was shot by Patrick Demarchelier, sees her wearing a stunning red organza Alexander McQueen strapless gown, a Marni top with Haider Ackermann pants, a red Oscar de la Renta ruffled gown, a three-piece Rochas floral look, a ruffled-collar Marc Jacobs top and many more.

Before she embarks on a new world tour, The Mrs Carter Show, she talked to Vogue about life as a mum, her new album and how her HBO documentary helped her feel ‘free’.

In addition to her upcoming HBO documentary, ‘Life is But a Dream’, which airs on HBO on Saturday, the singer is set to reveal even more about her personal life when she sits down for the Sunday, February 16 episode of ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ on OWN.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On becoming a mom: “I felt very maternal around eight months. And I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby. . . But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain. . . We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication. . . My family and my closest people were there when I gave birth. Everything that scared me just was not present in that room. So for me to really let go and really appreciate every contraction . . . it was the best day of my life.”

On having more kids: “When I was younger, there were moments where I said, ‘I’m not going to have children.’ And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don’t know when.”

On giving Blue a normal childhood: “At some point it’s very important to me that my daughter is able to experience life and run through the sprinklers and have slumber parties and trust and live and do all the things that any child should be able to do. . . School visits and lemonade stands and all that stuff. It’s very important for me.”

On her new family life: “I feel like I have something that has grounded me so much more. Family has always been important. I’ve always had my mother and my father and my husband. But it’s just… Life is so much more than… It’s not defined by any of this.”

On splitting with her father as her business manager: “My soul has been tarnished… My father taught me so much about being a businesswoman. And I’m understanding him a lot now… A lot of the crazy things he did were necessary.”

Gwyneth Paltrow on her gal pal: “When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I’ve ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fiber of her being that she is the best in the world at her job.”

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Beyonce Knowles In Elie Saab Couture – ‘Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream’ New York Premiere

Beyonce Knowles In Elie Saab Couture - 'Beyonce Life Is But A Dream' New York Premiere

Beyonce Knowles hit the red carpet on Tuesday evening in New York City, for the premiere of her HBO documentary, ‘Life Is But A Dream’, which will air on Saturday February 16.

The singer dazzled the photographers wearing an Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Her sleeveless greige embellished gown with floral appliqués is stunning, this cannot be denied, but am I alone in feeling like this is mighty grand for a premiere of a one-off TV special?

For those of you who didn’t like her Grammys look, would you’ve preferred it if Beyonce had swapped looks and worn this Elie Saab gown to the Grammys?

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11.02.13

Beyoncé Knowles In Osman – 2013 Grammy Awards

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After stunning in black leather and lace for the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé Knowles went for a different sort of sizzle at the 2013 Grammy Awards, hosted tonight at California’s Staples Center.

The ‘Love on Top’ nominee skipped those skin-baring gowns and sparkling statements for an ultra-cool, black-and-white jumpsuit by Osman. It was a delightful departure.

The Spring 2013 look may have thrown some for a loop, but I loved the graphic lines of this ensemble and its strong shoulder.

There was an underlying va-va-voom vibe here; or maybe it was just Bey bringing her “it girl” glam factor.

Geometric black-and-white bangles, Jimmy Choo ‘Kalpa’ sandals and Swarovski’s ‘Gemma’ clutch complemented the suit. This style icon finished the look with a sleek ponytail and red lip.

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08.02.13 Beauty, Makeup

Beyonce’s Fierce Smoky Eye

Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime ShowBeyonce may already be gearing up for her Mrs Carter World Tour, but we are still obsessing over the fierce, yet neutral, make up she rocked during her high energy Super Bowl performance.

The singer went for a striking, smoky eye framed by a strong brow, but eschewed glitter or bright colour for a nude lip and flawless skin.

Makeup artist Danielle Vincent, creator of cult cosmetic skincare brand Kimiko, was at the SuperBowl doing touch-ups and evening make-up for attending A-listers and told us: ‘High on the request list was an ‘evening’ smoky eye for the pre-parties – not dissimilar from what Beyonce revealed at the half time show – and perfectly arched brows’.

‘I always start out by perfecting their skin with Kimiko’s Hydrating Tint SFP 20 and finishing it with The Lifting Pressed Powder.’

‘To achieve Beyonce’s intense and smoky eye, you have to start by laying down a neutral base so that darker colours will blend evenly.  Try Kimiko’s Lifting Eye Shadow Bento Box in Imperial Nights, which contains exactly the shades needed to create the perfect smoky eye.’

‘Using The Essential Shadow Brush, take the lightest colour in the palette and apply it from lash line up to brow bone. Then, take the silver grey and blend it over the lid, right up to the crease.  Take a clean brush and sweep it over the crease to ensure a seamless, blended look.  Then take the rich black shade and starting from the outside corner of the eye, blend inwards over the lid and into the crease.’

‘For added drama, trace your eye with black eye liner (rim them if you can), and take a little of the Ninja sparkling black shade and trace your lash line, for tiny light reflections as you flutter your lashes.  Finally, curl those lashes and layer with your favourite jet black mascara. Finally, define your brows with The Super Fine Brow Pencil Automatique and apply a slick of Sheer Tint and Lip Plumper in Golden Apricot.’

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04.02.13

Beyonce Knowles In Rubin Singer – Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Beyonce Knowles In Rubin Singer

Beyonce Knowles rocked the Superdome with an amazing performance of hits old and new, including ‘Crazy in Love’ and ‘Single Ladies’, for Super Bowl XLVII’s halftime show in New Orleans yesterday evening.

Midway through her performance, Bey was joined on stage by her Destiny’s Child bandmates, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, for a performance of their hits, ‘Bootylicious’, ‘Independent Women’ and part of ‘Single Ladies’ before she closed out the show with her song ‘Halo’ to a rocking crowd.

Beyoncé’s costume was designed by Rubin Singer, a designer we have seen worn by her sister, Solange Knowles.

The opening look, set to the hit song ‘Crazy in Love’, consisted of two pieces: a black leather cropped motorcycle jacket with exaggerated shoulders, asymmetrical collar and dramatic ‘winged’ cuffs was paired with a micro-mini asymmetrical wrap skirt.

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After removing the motorcycle jacket and skirt, Beyoncé revealed a black leather bodysuit reminiscent of warrior armour, which featured a flounce skirt with insets of delicate black Chantilly lace.

Bey’s part-masculine, part-feminine look was styled with Proenza Schouler leather boots, black knee-high socks, fingerless leather gloves and nude fishnet tights.

Wild wavy tresses completed her sexy performance look.

Rubin also created the costumes for Michelle Williams, as well as the jackets for Bey’s 120 backup dancers, who styled their look with Pretty Polly’s Secret Sock tights and ankle boots.

01.02.13

Beyonce Knowles In Antonio Berardi – Radio Row

Beyonce Knowles In Antonio Berardi - Radio Row

Keeping the same hairstyle and makeup from the Super Bowl press conference, Beyonce Knowles changed into another dress and another pair of Choos while posing backstage prior to her appearance on Radio Row, which was also held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana yesterday.

With the theme still being ‘sexy’, the singer wore an Antonio Berardi Fall 2012 dress for the occasion.

The expertly tailored dress, with a plunging front and asymmetrical seams, is once again a figure-flattering look.

Her get-you-noticed dress was styled with gold mirrored perforated Jimmy Choo ‘Mime’ pumps.

Both looks were uber-sexy without heading anywhere near tackyville.

If I had to choose a favourite, I would pick this Berardi frock as I prefer the longer length.

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You can buy Beyonce’s Jimmy Choo pumps from Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

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01.02.13

Beyonce Knowles In Olcay Gulsen – Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

Beyonce Knowles In Olcay Gulsen - Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

Beyonce Knowles showed off her toned legs while attending the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana yesterday afternoon.

She kick-started proceedings by silencing her critics with an a cappella rendition of the national anthem.

Why she felt the need to prove she could sing live to the world is beyond me. Girl, we know you can sing.

Dressed in a super-short frock by Sophia Bush’s favourite designer, Olcay Gulsen, the leather mini dress from the Fall 2012 collection, which showcases her bootilicious figure, has a sexy open back.

Beautiful side-swept honey-coloured ombre curly locks, glossy coral lips and Jimmy Choo ‘Barb’ pumps put the finishing touches to her hot and sexy look.

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