Beyoncé Knowles is both a solo musical artist and a member of the pop quartet, Destiny's Child. The girl group joined in 1990 and has since sold over 50 million records making them the best-selling girl group of all time. Knowles made her film debut in 2001 costarring with actor Mekhi Phifer in the made for television movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera. Perhaps the role that Beyoncé is best known for is when she played Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember.
Beyoncé was born on September 4, 1981 to Matthew Knowles and Tina Beyince in Houston, Texas. She began singing at age 7 and later refined her musical talent while attending the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. As a solo artist, she has had six songs in the US Hot 100 including “Check on It” in 2003 and “Crazy In Love” in 2005.
Beyonce Knowles really must be the life; every picture that Beyonce is seen in is on some remote tropical island. And we have the latest ones with her and Jay-Z, oh she is not on a tropical island she is in Miami. She happens to be caught in her ipod, necklaces, and what other contraption she has around her neck. She seems to be pretty savvy, working her ipod, cell, and computer all by the pool.
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 13 2013 in Paris, France. Beyonce and her hubby Jay Z were photographed leaving a romantic dinner at La Petite Maison de Nicole restaurant in Paris, France on October 13, and Bey seemed to be in quite the calm and happy mood as she made her way out of the eatery. For her Parisian street style, Beyonce started with a pair of leather leggings (like Alice + Olivia's Front Zip Leather Leggings in Black, or go faux with a coated denim option like AG Jeans' The Absolute Legging in Black Slick) and then added on a printed t-shirt (I love the abstract yet striking print of Woodleigh's Cassandra Top in Charcoal) and a denim jacket with contrasting black sleeves (get the look with Black Swan's Motor City Jacket in Vintage Jean). From there, she added on a pair of classic black heels and a pair of round sunglasses, and finished her look off with a chic chapeau. What are your thoughts on Queen B's outfit here, everyone? Is this one of your favorite casual looks that she's rocked recently? In other Beyonce news, the "Single Ladies" songstress is continuing her #BeyGood campaign at her concerts in New Zealand this week, which is where she encourages concert goers to along clothes for needy families. According to a source, "Concert-goers who bring a donation will be in to win gifts from Beyonce, including #BeyGood t-shirts, autographed photos or possibly have their seats upgraded." Nice! According Beyonce herself, she was motivated to launch this campaign because "together we can make the world a better place." Love her!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jun 02 2013 in New York, NY. Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z were spotted out and about in NYC on June 2, heading to a movie theater in the Battery Park neighborhood of the city to go and see Iron Man 3." For her moviegoing ensemble, Bey wore a white Helmut Lang blazer (for a more casual option, try Vintage Havana's Contrast Trim Blazer in Ivory) over a white tank (like Joie's Levi Tank in Porcelain), and then added on black sunglasses and a black hat. A pair of black leather shorts (if wearing leather shorts in the summertime is a bit too hot for you to handle, opt for a denim version with Work Custom Jeans' Panther Short in Phantom Black), a black Alexander Wang bag (get the look for less with Australia Luxe's Fargo Bag in Black) and a pair of green heels completed Beyonce's casual yet stylish street style. What are your thoughts on her look here, readers - is this a bit too much to wear to a movie? In other Bey news, there have been rumors circulating that the Queen B is pregnant with a second baby - but it seems as though she is eager to prove the rumors wrong! Beyonce was recently photographed drinking red wine, and then she stepped out to Kanye West's birthday party in NYC wearing a crop top that showed off her seriously toned abs. I guess there's no bun in the oven - for now!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jan 31 2013 in New Orleans, LA. Beyonce was radiant in orange as she posed backstage before her appearance on Radio Row at the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show Press Conference, which was held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on January 31. Wearing a curve hugging Antonio Berardi Fall 2012 dress with gold perforated Jimmy Choo heels, Beyonce was definitely owning her sexy as she posed for photographers! To get a look inspired by Bey's here, opt for a bold orange dress that can give you and instant confident boost due to its cheery hue. For an option that most closely resembles Beyonce's dress, check out Savee Couture's Twisted Shoulder Dress in Orange. For two longer options, take your pick between Stretta's Siwa Dress in Orange and Savee Couture's Long Halter Dress in Orange. Finally, for a more relaxed silhouette, check out James & Joy by Joy Han's Nick Mini Dress in Orange. Whichever option you choose, there's no denying that your outfit will be quite the orange crush! At the Super Bowl Press Conference, Beyonce spoke out about her now infamous performance at the Inaugural Ball and how she will NOT be using a backing track during the Halftime Show. According to Bey: "I will absolutely be singing live [on Sunday]. I am well-rehearsed and I will be singing live. This is what I was born to do. Like I said, I've had a 16-year career and all of the things that I've done has prepared me for this. So I'm ready. I love haters. No shame, no hate." Can't wait to see the performance!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Dec 31 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. Beyonce poses for a series of photographs that she posted to her official website while in Las Vegas, NV for a private New Year's Eve concert at the Wynn Hotel on December 31, rocking an all-black outfit combined with a series of annoyed facial expressions. Outfit wise, Bey paired a black top (try Karen Zambos' Emma Top in Black) with a chic tuxedo jacket (for an edgier piece that would surely be Beyonce approved, check out BB Dakota's Leather Lapel Blazer in Black) and slouchy black leather pants. While this ultra-baggy silhouette can be hard to pull off, perhaps take a peek at AGAIN's Calvin Low Rise Pant in Black for an option that's a bit sleeker yet still fashion forward. From there, Beyonce topped off her ensemble with a black hat and wore a pair of lace up heeled boots. Dolce Vita's Java in Taupe aren't a SUPER high heel yet still have a similar feel. What are you feeling about Beyonce's 'fit on this occasion, everyone? Do you like these pieces on Bey, or are the pants a bit too baggy for your personal taste? In other Beyonce news, the trailer for her upcoming HBO documentary special, "Life Is But A Dream!," was recently released. In the trailer, Bey says: "I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself. How do I stay current? How do I stay soulful? I felt like I had been so commercially successful, it wasn’t enough. It’s something really stressful about having to keep up with that." Are any of you excited to check out this special when it airs on February 16?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Dec 24 2012 in New York, NY. Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z were photographed leaving Bergdorf Goodman and Mary Arnold Toys in NYC on December 24, undoubtedly finishing their Christmas shopping just in the knick of time. For her Christmas Eve shopping ensemble, Bey started with a patterned frock (for similar options, try either Diane von Furstenberg's Nani Dress in Pow Black or Luc by Lucy's Watercolor Wendy T-Back Dress in Purple/Red Print) that she belted (Elegantly Waisted's Cummerbund Belt in Black is similar to the one that Beyonce chose) and wore under a warm coat (try Shin Choi's Veronica Jacket in Grey Stripe). From there, Beyonce added on a pair of circular sunglasses, black tights, a black and white bag and a pair of black platforms. A sleek top knot and pink lip color completed her street style outfit. Do you like this look on Bey, friends? For those of you who are fans of the Destiny's Child frontwoman, you might be excited to hear that there's a chance that you can take to the field with her during her upcoming performance at the Super Bowl Half Time Show! Pepsi is putting on a special competition where fans can enter to win a chance to join B during her set by "submitting photos of themselves in various poses such as head-bopping and hip-shaking. The pictures will be used by organizers of the half-time show to create a TV ad by Pepsi to be aired just prior to Beyonce's performance. Of all the photos submitted, 50 will be chosen to come along to the Super Bowl with a friend and will get the chance to introduce the singer herself during the eagerly awaited performance." Fun! Any of you planning on entering?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 20 2012 in New York, NY. Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z were spotted leaving a romantic dinner at Gigino Trattoria in the Tribeca neighborhood of NYC on October 20, and Bey opted for a casual yet polished ensemble for her night out. Starting with a pair of J Brand leather pants, like Joe's Jeans' Leather Pant in Black, Beyonce then wore L'Agence's knit sweater (for two similar options, check out Free People's West End Pullover in Snow Heather or Vintage Havana's Knit Top in Grey) with a pair of oh-so-trendy Isabel Marant high top wedges. From there, B accessorized with a pair of large hoop earrings (similar to Avanessi's Knot Hoops in Yellow Gold) and a pair of edgy circular sunnies. Are you into Beyonce's street style on this occasion, everyone? In case you hadn't heard, Beyocne has officially been announced as the Half Time Show performer at next year's Super Bowl XLVII! According to Billboard, this announcement made a huge rise in Bey's Social 50 ranking. "The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays. The announcement, 'liked' over 140,000 times on Beyonce's Facebook page, helped usher in 319,000 new fans overall, elevating her five positions on the tally (20-15)." Major!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jun 04 2012 in Paris, France. Beyonce was photographed out and about earlier today, June 4, in Paris, France, with hubby Jay-Z just steps behind her carrying their adorable daughter Blue Ivy. Opting for a hot pink look for the City of Lights, Bey started with a pair of bright silk pants (get a similar denim look with Joe's Jeans' High Water Pant in Geranium) and then wore a chevron print blouse (for a similar top option with a bright pink pattern, check out Joie's Orly Top in Fire Red, or if you are especially into chevron for spring, try Phoebe Couture's Scalloped Chevron Dress in Coral Multi) and a pair of nude heels. On the accessories front, Beyonce rocked a pair of Grey Ant shades and a delicate necklace (add a touch of bling with Avanessi's Diamond Love Pendant in Rose Gold). On a beauty note, minimal makeup and bouncy curls added the finishing touches to her Parisian street style. Thoughts, readers? In other Beyonce news, it has been reported that the songstress and her talented hubby sang a duet while in Paris this weekend! According to The Sun, the two were at an afterparty for Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" concert at L'Arc nightclub, and when the DJ played "I Will Always Love You," the famous couple sang along at the top of their lungs. According to a source: "They don't usually do that kind of thing, the rest of the party (including Quincy Jones, Adrien Brody, and Serena Williams) couldn't believe it." Do you believe it, readers?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 25 2012 in New York, NY. Photographed strolling around NYC on April 25, Beyonce seemed to be in a great mood as the paparazzi snapped away. Keeping her look super comfortable and casual, Bey wore an oversized t-shirt (Michael Stars' Cropped Scoop in Camo is similar, and Hard Tail's Handkerchief Top in White is a great option in white) with a pair of tapered sweats (get the look in a luxurious fabric with Jenny Han's Elastic Waist Tapered Pant in Lead), and then added on her favorite pair of Charlotte Olympia leopard kitty flats. From there, Beyonce wore a pair of oversized sunglasses and toted a bright pink bag (for a red option, check out Julie K Handbags' Laura in Red Cobra). A bright blue manicure completed her look. Thoughts, my stylish readers? As I'm sure you heard, many skeptics hold the notion Beyonce was never really pregnant and instead hired a surrogate to have her baby, all due to the time that her pregnant belly seemed to fold in half when she sat down during her interview on "Sunday Night HD." Well, B is finally addressing the rumors that she was pregnant with a pillow for nine months in the new issue of People, saying, "That was crazy. It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy. [I thought] 'Where did they come up with this?' It was a fabric that folded — does fabric not fold? Oh my gosh, so stupid." Hmm... what are your thoughts on this scandalous topic, everyone?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Mar 29 2012 in New York, NY. Beyonce was photographed out and about in NYC on March 29, rocking a super bright and colorful ensemble as she made her way around town. Starting with a vibrant Etro printed maxi skirt (for something similar, try BB Dakota's Calista Print Skirt in MultiCalista Print Skirt in Multi), Bey chose a neon pink Michael Kors top (for two options in a similar hue, check out either Acrobat's Hi Low in Fuchsia or Ani Apparel's Hot Pink Adjustable Tank) and a pair of huge hoops. From there, the "Crazy in Love" singer toted a classic black handbag (check out Julie K Handbags' Debby in Black), and then finished things off with a black hat, circular shades, and a pair of black pumps. Are you into Bey's bold look here, readers - or do you think she should have paired the skirt with a more subdued top? In other B news, she might be teaming up with Adele in the near future for a musical collaboration. Adele told French radio station NRJ that she's a big fan of Beyonce's, saying: "I adore Beyonce. I've been listening to her since I was about 11. I think her work as an artist and a singer is enviable in terms of the length of her career and how she's grown and grown but most of my inspirations are old music and sadly they have all died." I think they'd definitely make beautiful music together!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Mar 22 2012 in New York, NY. Photographed out and about in NYC on March 22, Beyonce looked to be ready for spring for her colorful and vibrant ensemble. Starting with a pair of brightly printed Stella McCartney Resort 2012 pants (for a more casual pair in a fun, bold print, try Mumu's Tipsy in Aztec), Bey wore a black button up blouse (like Kimberly Taylor's Ibiza Top in Black) and then added on a neon pink Bottega Veneta belt for an extra pop of color. From there, she added on a pair of yellow stilettos and huge hoop earrings (for hoops with an extra splash of color, try Calico Juno Designs' Cleopatra Stone Studdded Hoops in Gold), and finished things off with a slouchy dark grey tote (Julie K Handbags' Brie in Black is a cool option). Are you into Bey's bold spring look here, friends? In other news, Beyonce recently wore one of Victoria Beckham's designs to an event that was organized by Michelle Obama, which reportedly caused Vic to scream! Victoria gushed: "She was one hot mama, for sure. I mean, Beyonce is absolutely beautiful and has the most phenomenal body, she really does. She looks great, she really does. I was very excited when I saw it online. I screamed! I was like, 'Look, David, look!' I still get so, so excited. She's incredible and also an artist that I have so much respect for. I'm a huge, huge Beyonce fan. It was big for me." Who knew Victoria was such a huge Beyonce superfan?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jan 05 2012 in New York, NY. Beyonce was photographed looking ready to pop in New York on January 5, just days before giving birth to her baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter last night. Congrats are definitely in order to the proud mama B and father Jay-Z! But before I begin to dish on all of the happy details, let's discuss Bey's NYC ensemble. The gorgeous songstress started with a classic black blazer (like Elizabeth & James' Cate Blazer in Black) that she wore over a multicolored printed Alexander McQueen scarf (I love the unique look of Meghan Los Angeles' Ning Scarf in Black Butterfly) paired with dark wash skinny jeans. Siwy's Hannah Jean in Intense are a great option. From there, Beyonce toted a vibrant Chanel tote and wore ladylike gold heels with a matching oversized cocktail ring (for something similar, try Robyn Rhodes' Kimberly Ring in Gold). What are you feeling about this look on B, everyone? I think that she looks a-maz-ing! Ok, now let's get to the little babe. According to E! News, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed a daughter Saturday night in New York, the little one's arrival coming via scheduled C-section." The power couple named their baby girl Blue Ivy Carter, and not Ivy Blue as originally reported. Beyonce's sis Solange took to her Twitter to clear up the name confusion, saying: "Information that goes through the telephone, always gets delivered wrong." Allegedly, Beyonce, for the birth, rented out the entire fourth floor of the Lenox Hill Hospital under the name of Ingrid Jackson. The cost of renting out the entire floor? Oh, just a measly $1.3 million. Wow! Congrats again!!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Dec 21 2011 in New York, NY. Beyonce was spotted doing some shopping at Curve in NYC on December 21, and although she looked a little annoyed to see the paparazzi at first, she extended a friendly wave to the persistent shutterbugs. For her NYC ensemble, B rocked a pair of exotic printed leggings (for a pair that's a little simpler, try The Battalion's Fleece Legging Pants in Tan) with an oversized black button up (if you're going for the slouchy, oversized look, try True Grit's Boyfriend Shirt in Black) and a black leather jacket with contrasting gold panels. For two interesting options here on CoutureCandy, try either Aaron Ashe's Baker St. Jacket in Black, or if you're looking for something to exhibit your animal instincts, try The Battalion's Alain Jacket in Snow Leopard. From there, Bey toted a black crocodile bag and wore a pair of black buckle booties. What are your thoughts on this look, everyone? Are you into the leggings? In other Beyonce news, the sensational songstress recently spoke to Jones Magazine about how she is preparing to be a mom. Says Bey: "I believe that parents prepare their kids for the moment that they’re on their own: at this point, I am taking everything my dad and my mother have taught me, and I’m able to do things my way." Sounds like a mature, well thought out approach. What are your thoughts?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Nov 01 2011 in New York, NY. Beyonce and her ever-growing baby bump were spotted making their way around NYC on November 1, with B opting for a stylish and casual ensemble that made ample use of color and pattern. Wearing a bright red blazer (for a more subtle yet similar option, try Aude's Kate Voile Jacket in Boysenberry) paired with an Alexander McQueen leopard and skull scarf (Sachin + Babi for Ankasa's Natasha Scarf in Emerald Green has a cool and unique print) and floaty white top, Beyonce finished things off with a pair of medium wash skinny jeans (similar to Bleulab's Reversible Curve Legging in Alumina, or, if you want to add a dash of red into your look, try Joe's Jeans' Chelsea Jean Pant in Ruby) and a pair of Alain Quilici booties. There's no question that B looks absolutely radiant here - she's got that motherly glow about her - but are you a fan of this daytime look? As you know, Bey's pregnancy has been a hot topic for the gossip mags, and it seems like now there is even more fodder to dish about. Beyonce's former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland might have let the sex of B's baby slip! Whoopsie!! In an interview with Us Weekly, when Kelly was asked what she might get for the baby shower, she said: "I don't know. I think her dad [Jay-Z] is gonna give her everything anyways, all I can give her is love." Her! Seems like the cat's out of the bag. Can't wait to see how B is going to dress her upcoming daughter!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 24 2011 in New York, NY. Beyoncé was spotted making her way around NYC earlier today, October 24, opting for a bright blue outfit in the Big Apple. The pregnant songstress looked radiant as she flashed a quick smile for the paps, heading out from her car and into an afternoon business meeting. For her comfortable yet stylish ensemble, B paired black leggings (like The Battalion's Basic Leggings in Black) with a comfy black t-shirt (for all the expectant mothers out there, Bobi's Vintage Scoop Hoody in Black is super comfy and features a slouchy, draped style that's ideal for growing bellies), and then opted for a bright pop of color with a vibrant blue jacket (check out Tulle's Single Breasted Coast in Pacific and complementary blue scarf (such as Splendid's Vintage Camo Scarf in Blackberry). Dangling earrings, superstar shades, and a painful looking pair of black stilettos completed Beyoncé's outfit. Are you feeling this look on B, everyone? And what about her pregnancy style in general so far? In other baby news, it seems that the "Best Thing I Never Had" singer is planning a massive nursery for her tiny tot. A source spilled to Us Weekly: "Jay-Z and Beyoncé's home will have a nursery that is 2,200 square feet. Some people are like, 'Won't you be scared to leave your baby in that huge room?'" 2,200 square feet for a nursery? Sheesh! That's bigger than most studio apartments.
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 17 2011 in New York, NY. Mom-to-be Beyonce stepped out in NYC on October 17, flashing a quick smile for fans and photogs before being ushered into an office building. For her street style ensemble, B rocked a pair of Mama J by J Brand Maternity Leggings (if you're not expecting a little one anytime soon, check out Rich & Skinny's Rider Jean in Black Vintage Wash - they're a great basic pair of black jeggings) and a colorful pair of heels, along with a slouchy printed tee (Jenny Han's Asymmetrical Raglan Tee in Charcoal is great for a striped option, and Hard Tail's Feather Thermal Tank in Gray has a unique pattern for a tank) and black fedora. Black sunnies and a delicate silver necklace (check out Satya Jewelry's Rooted in Balance Necklace with Labradorite) completed her look. She definitely looks radiant! While Beyonce's pregnancy has definitely seen it's fair share of unforgettable moments (hello, VMA's) and controversies (did I just see the bump fold in half??), Bey's mama Tina Knowles has revealed to Us Weekly that she knows the sex of the future tot. Says Tina: "I'm the most excited I can be. This is my second time around. She's going to be an awesome mom. She had morning sickness, but she's over it and she's doing really good...she's very busy." But what about the baby's gender?? "Yeah, [I know the baby's gender]. But I'm not telling!" said Tina. What are you hoping for Beyonce to have, a Baby Boy or a Naughty Girl?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Sep 21 2011 in New York, NY. Fulfilling her promotional duties by attending the launch of her new fragrance "Pulse" at the Penthouse of Dream Downtown in NYC on September 21, Beyoncé dazzled in a sequined number that accentuated her growing baby bump. In a blue sequined Roberto Cavalli dress with matching Roberto Cavalli blazer, B accessorized with gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz earrings and a pair of black peeptoe pumps. To get the look, try either Mark & James by Badgley Mischka's Sequin Sheath in Berry or Jenny Han's Short Tank Dress in Blue Stripe. From there, take the sequins down a notch and counterbalance them with Tibi's classic Velveteen Blazer in Black and slip into Diane von Furstenberg's comfy and stylish Zia Sandal in Black. So pretty! Bey is speaking out about her pregnancy as well as her mom-to-be style, saying: "I am having so much fun. It has been the most fun time now that it has been announced and I don’t have to, you know... it was really difficult to conceal. But now that I can be proud and excited about it, I’m having so much fun shopping - it’s great." Show off that bump, girl!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Feb 14 2011 in West Hollywood, CA. Strutting her foxy self, Beyonce Knowles steps out of her chauffeured Escalade in West Hollywood on February 14 for a little shopping excursion. Bey was letting off some steam after a jam packed Grammys weekend – more to come on that. For her shopping spree, Bey started with a mini shirt dress (try Luc by Lucy's Wrap It Up Mini Dress in Black) with a belt at the waist (like Gorjana's Fairfax Double Wrap Belt in Black) and a pair of to-die-for Caribbean blue suede Christian Louboutin pumps. Beyonce can barely walk in them as she leans on her SUV for support, but they definitely make a statement! Bey completed the look with a petite black clutch (try Julie K Handbags' Jessica Bag in Black), showing off her new honey blonde extensions with a pop of bright fuchsia lipstick. What do you think of Beyonce's daytime shopping attire, is it cute and edgy or too much? I can't get enough of the shoes, but I definitely think she could have planned out her outfit a little better to showcase them. Right now I'm just noticing how high the heels are and how short her dress is, never a good combo – at least in daytime! In light of the Grammy Awards this past week, Bey and hubby Jay-Z made their way to the West Coast to host a Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch to kick off the weekend, where Beyonce minged with the uber-ill Rihanna. Supposedly the girl was on "every medication under the sun" in her battle against bronchitis, but still managed to perform with Eminem at the show. Whew! Beyonce cheered on her BFF from the audience, where she was seated next to her close friend, emerging country songstress Gwyneth Paltrow. Talk about an action packed LA weekend!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Feb 02 2011 in New York, NY. Beyonce Knowles hops out of her black SUV on her way to a meeting in Manhattan on February 2, staying stylish in a business minded ensemble despite the chilly temps. Bey dressed to impress in fun paillette embellished shorts (get the look in Jay Godfrey's Graves Sequin Skirt in Copper) with a sexy unbuttoned blouse (like Splendid's Silky Shirt in White), black croc embossed leather jacket (add an edge with Muu Baa's Buckle Long Sleeve Leather Jacket in Black) and opaque black stockings. Beyonce added some character with a bowler hat, oversized sunnies, long wrapped necklaces (like Tiger Lily's Large Crystal 36" Silver Necklace in Silver/Jet Black), a pair of patent pumps and a whipstitch adorned black tote (add some texture with Julie K Handbags' Laura in Night). What do you think of Beyonce's afternoon look, is it appropriate for an entertainment meeting? The curls definitely help give her a more polished look, otherwise I might say this looks a little contrived. Love that she's able to take embellished shorts from night to day, instead of the other way around. Thoughts? I don't know if any of you have had a chance to see Beyonce live in concert before, but she has a reputation for putting on one hell of a show, and her close friend and aspiring country star Gwyneth Paltrow shared her appreciation for Bey's talent in a recent People interview: “Beyonce is the most talented human being on the planet. She has so much mastery over what she does. It’s not even confidence – it’s on a whole other level. It’s mind-blowing. I watched her [perform] a lot to see how she did it, and I was like ‘S—! I can’t do that!’” Talk about some serious admiration!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jan 04 2011 in New York, NY. Getting the New Year off to fashionable start, Beyonce struts NYC in studded leggings on January 4. Bey put her rockin' look together starting with a Wildfox "Love is Everything" tee (spread the love with Kinetix's Love in Blind Tank in Charcoal) with a cropped leather jacket (like Muu Baa's Double Zip Relax Jacket in Black) and her fierce E-label studded liquid leggings (try Bejeweled's more wearable Panel Studs Pant in Black). Beyonce took it to the top with zipper and buckle adorned booties (try Loeffler Randall's edgy Parker in Black), a python patterned tote (check out Julie K Handbag's Allison in Patent Snake) and her fav Illesteva sunnies. What do you think of Beyonce's edgy look, does it work for her or should she have left the leggings at home? It's definitely not something you see everyday! Bey is getting back to business in New York after spending NYE in Las Vegas with husband Jay-Z. Beyonce arrived with her sister Solange on Thursday, December 30 to catch a rocking performance from Florence + The Machine at the just opened Marquee nightclub inside the glamorous Cosmopolitan Hotel. The following night, Bey attended Jay-Z and Coldplay's highly anticipated concert, ringing in the New Year with Gwyneth Paltrow in support of their musical men. They weren't the only celebrities who couldn't resist a party at the swanky new hotel – everyone from Cameron Diaz to Blake Lively, Samantha Ronson and John Mayer flocked to Sin City for a weekend of indulgence. Are any of you planning trips to Vegas to check out the latest and greatest edition to the strip? After seeing it myself on the opening weekend, I have to say you're all in for a real treat!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Nov 21 2010 in New York, NY. Skipping out on the AMA's in Los Angeles, Beyoncé Knowles chose to stay put in NYC and host her own musical evening at the School of Visual Arts on November 21. Bey held a special screening of her new concert film Beyoncé: I Am – World Tour Live, which gives fans a glimpse of parts from the tour and some special backstage moments. Beyoncé walked down the red carpet at her event in an uber short Naeem Khan beaded dress (try Sue Wong's Eggplant Strapless Feather Mini Dress in Eggplant or the Beaded Bodice Satin Sheath Dress in Black to suit your holiday needs) paired with gorgeous buckled Christian Louboutin heels (like KORS Michael Kors' Bixby Strappy Heel in Cork), dazzling dangling earrings (like Amy DiGregorio's Chestnut Hill Earrings in Gold) and a stunning circle motif cuff bracelet (try Love Heals' unique Peacock Pearl Bracelet in Silver). Super sleek, smooth hair and bronzed makeup complete her look – what are your thoughts, does it suit her? I like that the dress has some volume at the top, being so short it might look too risqué if it was showing off any more of her gorgeous curves. Beyoncé's special event on Sunday was a sneak peak of her 90 minute Thanksgiving special that will air on ABC tonight at 9:30PM ET sharp – don't miss it! In other Knowles news, while it's now becoming clear that the recent "official" reports that Jay-Z and Beyoncé are expecting were definitely false, Bey's mama Tina Knowles is spreading the word that she is ready for another grandbaby. She chatted with People this week: "Of course I am [ready for her to have a baby]… What grandmother isn't? I can't wait. They're good people and they're really positive and they're talented and they've had a lot of practice with my grandson – their nephew. So I know they're going to make great parents." However, she did have some criticism to share: "Cooking is the one thing [Beyoncé] hasn't gotten into. She hasn't mastered [it], but I'm sure she'll be a good cook once she makes up her mind." Or she could just hire one! Are any of you readers cooking up a storm today for Thanksgiving dinner?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Nov 18 2010 in New York, NY. Making her way around NYC, Beyonce Knowles is a texting queen as she arrives at a photo shoot with her bodyguard on November 18. Bey was looking particularly foxy in a plush cropped fur coat (check out Jenny Han's cruelty free Cropped Faux Fur Vest in Brown Ostrich) with latex leggings (like Shirimiri's body hugging PVC Legging in Black) and black pumps (try Loeffler Randall's new Wide Heel Pump in Black). Always a fan of accessories, Beyonce had a circle chain necklace peeking out under her fur (like PM Designs Jewelry by Pamela Minton's 36" Hana in Silver) with stealthy black shades shielding her face from the paps. What do you think of Bey's foxy look, are you a fan of fur? I'm definitely loving her hair straight and lightened, definitely a change from the curls she was sporting earlier this week. Besides stopping traffic in her furry look here, it appears Beyonce is causing quite a commotion in the U.K. as well over the racy new ads for her Heat fragrance. The British ad authority has dubbed the commercial unsuitable for children's eyes and banned it from airing before 7:30pm, releasing a statement explaining the decision: "We considered that Beyonce's body movements and the camera's prolonged focus on shots of her dress slipping away to partially expose her breasts created a sexually provocative ad that was unsuitable to be seen by young children. The ASA noted that there was no explicit sexual content and that the singer Beyonce was not fully naked in the ad." So basically, they're banning the ad to prevent parents from complaining? Check out the ad here and see if you think it's too suggestive – I have to say I actually like the way everything she touches heats up!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 20 2010 in Miami, FL. Never shy about a splash of color, Beyonce Knowles leaves an event at the Delano Hotel in Miami, FL on October 20 in a bold fitted mini. Bey is spending time in Miami amidst rumors swirling in the tabloids this week that she is pregnant – officially this time! Earlier in the day Beyonce grabbed lunch at Setai restaurant with her husband Jay-Z, wearing the same vivid tangerine mini dress (brighten up your fall look with Fernanda Carneiro's Slub Short Sleeve Dress in Berry or Luc by Lucy's colorful printed Chili Print Chelsea Dress in Chili Print) with strappy studded heels (I like the bright accent strap on Farylrobin's Issie Wedge in Dark Brown). Bey carried an olive and black handbag coordinating with her shoes (try Rough Roses' Jewel Bowler Handbag in Black), wearing her ever-changing tresses in voluminous waves. From the looks of this tight fitting dress I have a hard time believing there might be a little one in there! Us Weekly broke the news about Bey's surprise pregnancy earlier this week, quoting several "sources" close to the couple including record exec Kevin Liles and Beyonce's little sis, who shared: "She's got the most beautiful heart. She'll be a great mom." Hmm, that quote sounds like it's been used before – possibly taken out of context? Always protective of her family, Bey's mama Tina Knowles has already taken to the talk shows to set the record straight. She sat down for a chat with Ellen DeGeneres this week (which will be aired on Thursday) joking about the rumors: “The truth is that’s it’s not Beyonce that’s pregnant. It’s me… I’m kidding y’all. I’m 56. No, no [the reports are] not true. Not right now … With all the rumors, by now I should have 5 or 6 grandchildren.” She's got a point, but with no word from the couple so far, are you wondering if Us Weekly is on to something?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Sep 30 2010 in New York, NY. Embodying natural elegance, Beyonce Knowles makes a glamorous appearance at Keep A Child Alive's 7th Annual Black Ball in New York City on September 30. Though the event might have been held in the dimmed Hammerstein Ballroom to capture the somber tone, Bey brightened up the room in her bright fuchsia frock by Andrew Gn (be the belle of your ball in Sue Wong's Magenta Embellished Maxi in Magenta/Red or Bejeweled's Bandeau Maxi Dress in Hot Pink), wearing her curls naturally and barely there makeup. Beyonce accented the dress with a simple black clutch (try Inge Christopher's Theda Oversized Clutch in Black) and sparkling chandelier earrings (add some shine with Anna Beck's Sulawesi Silver Chandelier Earring in Silver). I just can't get over how radiant she is without the over-the-top makeup and constantly changing wigs – it reminds us all just how beautiful Bey really is. What are your thoughts on her choice here, does the wrapped bodice style work for her curvy figure? Leigh Blake and Alicia Keys co-founded the Keep A Child Alive charity and announced the event raised over $2.4 million for children affected by AIDS in Africa and India, but according to the new Guiness Book of World Records that's just pocket change for Bey and Jay-Z. The hip-hop king and queen have the distinction of being the "Highest Earning Power Couple," taking in $122 million combined in 2009. Not too shabby, right?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Sep 13 2010 in New York, NY. A very foxy Beyoncé Knowles arrives at husband Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in New York City on September 13. Bey was celebrating her hubby's sold-out show earlier in the evening with Eminem at Yankees Stadium, making a surprise appearance onstage to sing "Forever Young" for some lucky fans. Beyoncé shimmied into the club in a glittering black mini with a plunging neckline (get your groove on in Tt Collection's Jagger in Black or Jenny Han's Sequin and Lace Tank Dress in Black) and black peeptoes (add a sassy twist with Farylrobin's Jessica in Black), topping it off with a shiny cuff bracelet (love Lois Hill's Large Tapered Cuff in Silver). What do you think of Bey's sexy look, does it do her bootylicious figure justice? The day before the concert, Beyoncé indulged in the Fashion Week festivities and strolled the catwalk at Tom Ford's exclusive runway show – seriously, only one photographer was allowed, and no photos were released! Ford selected Bey and a handful of other ladies including Julianne Moore and Chanel Iman to walk in his show, calling them "the world's most inspirational women." Beyoncé chatted with WWD about what the experience meant to her: “It was so much fun. It felt like a performance. It had the energy of a live show. It’s great to see people have fun in fashion.” And what would fashion be without a little fun? Have any of you been checking out your favorite designers' new collections as they're posted?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Sep 11 2010 in New York, NY. Stepping out in style, Beyonce Knowles grabs a bite to eat with hubby Jay-Z in NYC's SoHo neighborhood on September 11. The hip-hop power couple lunched at Lure Fishbar before heading back to their chauffeured SUV, smiling for a slew of fans waiting to snap their pics before they were whisked away. Ignoring the white-after-Labor-Day rule, Bey was dressed casually in fatigue shorts (I'm loving the cargo details on Kill City's Cargo Shorts in Olive), a white scoop tee (like Splendid's Vintage Whisper Pocket Tee in Paper) and beige open cardi (add a splash of color with Raw 7's Paradise Bird Cardigan in Khaki), dressing up the casual look with suede YSL's and a black brimmed hat. Beyonce accessorized with a black pendant necklace (add a refined touch with Tiger Lily's Small Black Crystal in Black) and carried a camel spotted tote (try Rough Roses' Francesca Carry All in Camel) as she made her way about her day. What are your thoughts on Bey's laidback lunching look, are you feeling the shorts with heels style? I think this is a great end of summer look for Bey, blending her casual attire with luxurious textures in the bag and heels. The bombshell songstress just celebrated her 29th birthday last week, and I can hardly believe it's been twelve years since she first broke out on the music scene with Destiny's Child. While she's come a long way since then, Bey recently chatted with Self magazine about her charitable roots: “I watched my parents get involved in [community charities growing up in Houston], and that taught me how important it is to ‘give ’til it hurts.’ I saw how happy you could make people, whether just giving someone a hug, having a conversation or spending some time, and it became a part of me.” With a big voice and a big heart, there's no stopping Bey! Do any of you take the time to volunteer in your communities?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Aug 24 2010 in St. Tropez, France. Looking fabulous in France, Beyonce Knowles strolls the boardwalk after spending a day on a yacht with hubby Jay-Z in St. Tropez on August 24. The power couple has been enjoying a few days of freedom while soaking up the sun in Porto Ferraio, Italy before passing through Monte Carlo, Monaco over the weekend, yachting around the Mediterranean. They even brought out their lucky nephew Daniel for some splish-splashing on their jet skis – Bey's sister Solange must be jealous! Beyonce has been displaying some fantastic resort fashion on her vacay, and on this day it was all about prints, prints, prints from head-to-toe. Bey started with a sexy leopard print maillot (try Tyler Rose's Tubbs in Brown/Black) with an ikat print Dries van Noten embellished top and tribal printed high waist shorts (transition Bey's cover-up look from the beach to back-to-reality with Scrapbook Original's Wine Top in Merlot tucked into Walter's Patchwork Striped Skirt in Gold). Beyonce carried a flashy leopard print bag (embrace the ikat print here with Tylie Malibu's Ikat Bag in Black/Red), accessorizing her look with chunky gold chain necklaces (I'm loving the semi-precious stone detail on Robyn Rhodes' Sophia in White Opal) and beveled gold cuffs (try Anna Beck's Java Studded Medium Cuff in Gold). What are your thoughts on her seaside look, do you get this glammed up while vacationing? The fit of the shorts is a little questionable, but I do like that Bey is able to pull off mixing so many contrasting prints without looking costumey. That said, Red Carpet Fashion Awards had to point out the price tag on her embellished blouse is upwards of $1,200 and she's tying it without regard like something she picked up at the local mall. Ah, the life of the rich and famous – not to mention limitless credit cards!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Aug 21 2010 in Porto Ferraio, Italy. Beyonce Knowles strolls the streets of Porto Ferraio, Italy looking foxy as ever on August 21. In contrast to her comfy look see wore sightseeing the day before, Bey pumped up the sex appeal in sexy buckled stilettos (I'm loving Apepazza's Lisbona in Black with cropped cargos for fall) and uber short shorts (just like Work Custom Jeans' Moto Zip Hot Shorts in Dark Blue) and a drapy wrap top (spice it up with Black Halo's Cut Away Top in Asphalt). Beyonce stayed modest with a slouchy wrap cardi (like T by Alexander Wang's Draped Front Cardi in Bark), layering a few chunky gold necklaces to complete the look (browse Circadian Studio's organic options like the Gold Three Rock Necklace in Gold). What do you think of Bey's flashy attire, is it vacation appropriate? After injuring myself walking on bumpy cobblestone streets in heels a few years ago, I have to give her credit for sticking to her sky high stilettos - just hope she doesn't meet the same fate as I did! Bey and Jay-Z look like they're having such a great time solo it's hard to imagine the gossip about them adding a little one to the picture has any truth to it. Bey recently shared her side of the story with the press: "My ambition is to continue to learn about the world and to eventually have a family. [There are] no dates, no times – it will happen when I am ready… I love so many different things, and to have the discipline to turn certain things away and focus on one thing at a time so that I can give it 100 percent is really hard. Probably the biggest challenge in my life is time." This vacation with Jay seems to be time well spent! How do you readers juggle busy schedules with your own domestic demands?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Aug 20 2010 in Porto Ferraio, Italy. Turning the tables on the paparazzi, Beyonce Knowles gets behind the lens while on vacay with Jay-Z in Porto Ferraio, Italy on August 20. Bey snapped her own photos while touring the city before grabbing an icy cold brew and hopping aboard a boat for an afternoon sailing adventure with her husband. Even on vacation Beyonce stays true to her extravagant style, wearing a bold animal print kaftan (love Walter's Silk Georgette Dress in Abstract Animal or Boulee's dramatic Angelina Dress in Bamboo) over a black bikini (try out ViX Swimwear's two-fer Mia Reversible Long Tri with Scoop Bottom in Black, which flips from leopard to solid black) and jeweled gold sandals. Most of us leave the jewelry at home while at the beach, but Bey glammed up her look with a chunky gold and pink stone necklace (try Robyn Rhodes' Sophia in White Opal) with oversized gold hoops (I'm loving Calico Juno's Luxe Bijoux Drops Earring in Gold) and a set of mixed bracelets to complete the look. What are your thoughts on Bey's resort style? I don't think anyone else can pull off all-over animal prints like she does, so kudos to her for going bold on her European getaway. Looks like she might be having a little too much fun, as she's sporting a Band-Aid covering a scrape on her elbow. Ouch! We've rarely seen Bey out and about this summer, and she recently chatted with Self magazine about how she likes to spend her down time in between projects: "I love going to dinners, seeing plays, visiting museums and spending time with family and friends… I know it’s time to jump back into my work when everything I do starts inspiring lyrics and melodies and I can’t keep myself out of the studio." Wonder if we'll be seeing the return of Sasha Fierce after Bey gets a little Italian inspiration?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jul 06 2010 in London, UK. Doing what she does best, Beyonce Knowles hits the shops in London on July 6 after arriving via private jet with husband Jay-Z. The happy couple headed across the Atlantic for Jay's performance at the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, which Bey enjoyed comfortably with close pal Gwyneth Paltrow in the VIP section. The following day Bey got down to business and hit up the high street shops in a sexy black jumper with a plunging neckline (get the look with Gold Hawk's Camisole Jumpsuit in Black or Wilt's Easy Jumpsuit in Black) and a pair of black strappy heels with clear soles (make a fierce statement with Apepazza's new Lisbona in Black), topping the look with a cream coat (check out BB Dakota's appropriately named London Leather Jacket in Beige). Beyonce accessorized with sparkly gold hoops, a black cocktail ring (love Amrita Singh's Watau Ring in Gold) and a gold chain strap clutch (love the unique texture of Whiting & Davis' White Snake Mesh Hobo in Gun Metal). What do you think of Bey's shopping attire, does it work for her? I'm loving everything except the shoes. I know clear soles are moving from hooker chic to hot, but I'm still not sold on the trend. Thoughts? Beyonce typically lays low to stay out of the tabloids, but reports are surfacing she's been dealing with some family drama over the past few months after her father and manager Matthew Knowles had an affair and fathered a child with a young actress while still married to Bey's mama Tina. An insider dished to the NY Post: “Beyonce was horrified to find out her dad cheated on her mom. She always looked up to him, and she is very close to her mom, so this has hit her really hard. She is refusing to speak to him, which is making things difficult where it comes to managing her career. Some people at Columbia now think it would be better to move him aside.” Ouch! What do you think Bey should do?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jun 08 2010 in London, UK. Looking happy to have a night out with her husband, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z chowed down for date night at Mr. Chow in London on June 8. The power couple stopped in the UK on the way back to the US after spending a few days in Paris for the French Open. For those of you who haven't been loving Bey's style lately, I think she's definitely redeeming herself here in this short and sassy look. Beyonce started with a gorgeous sheer Valentino embroidered tee (get glitzy in LaROK's Beaded Tank in Black) with charcoal trouser shorts (put a spin on the classic look with Boulee's Studded Short in Black) and a light grey Nicole Miller blazer that is the perfect summer layering piece (check out Free People's Light Weight Blazer in Olive). Bey carried a casual messenger style bag over her shoulder with an elaborately embellished strap (love Julie K's elegantly flashy Renee in Silver), adding a few beaded bracelets and taupe booties to complete the look. What are your thoughts on Beyonce's style here? I'm loving the more natural looking curls after she returned to almost platinum waves for a few weeks, and although I know fun nail art is her thing the turquoise nail polish makes her long nails look almost claw-like. Are any of you thinking the same looking at this? Although the rumors of a Destiny's Child reunion were decisively squashed by Bey's manager-dad, Matthew Knowles, former DC songstress Kelly Rowland recently spoke up about the potential reunion in an interview: "Well Matthew Knowles is not a member of Destiny's child so with all due respect that's not a decision he can make – that's up to myself, Beyonce and Michelle." Interesting! Do you think this means there's a chance the girls will still get back together? I smell drama!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jun 06 2010 in Paris, France. Quite the sports enthusiast, Beyonce Knowles headed to Paris for a French Open tennis match on June 6. Bey attended the match with her husband Jay-Z cheering at her side, enjoying the fresh air in a non-traditional, ultra femme look. Beyonce started with a curve hugging olive green mini embellished with a reptile-like smocking detail on the sides (go green this summer in Ella Moss' Sedona Tunic in Army or KEEMiA's Elise Belted Dress in Green). From there Bey layered up with an eclectic mix of chunky turquoise and gem necklaces (try combining Robyn Rhodes' Sophia in White Opal with Amy DiGregorio's Nantucket Sound in Powder Blue) and kept her eye on the match with dark sunnies shielding her gaze. What do you think of Bey's svelte look, would you wear this to a sports event near you? The first thing I noticed about this is that the rumors that Beyonce's ever evolving hair styles (and colors) are due to specially crafted hair pieces are false on this occasion – girl's got some roots! Unfortunately another rumor involving Bey has also been proven wrong this week, but this one goes back to her Destiny's Child roots. The tabloids were buzzing with a story that the famous girl group might be venturing off on a reunion tour sometime soon, but Bey's publicist papa Matthew Knowles squashed this in a statement: “Contrary to rumors online of a Destiny’s Child reunion, there are no plans for the group to reunite for a performance or album. The rumors are false. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams have each moved on to successful solo careers. The members remain close, but will not reunite as a group.” Bummer! Would you want to see the Destiny's Child girls take the stage once again?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on May 22 2010 in New York, NY. Heading out in a casual "couture" look, Beyoncé Knowles steps out for a lunch date with her husband Jay-Z at Cipriani's in New York City on May 22. Bey proudly proclaims her cuisine of choice with her Wildfox Couture "Let Me Eat Cake" top (check out 291 Venice's quirky graphic tees like the Hippie Kiss Short Sleeve Tee in Angel), still able to squirm into a pair of high waist peg leg jeans (like 7 For All Mankind's High Waist Gwenevere in Trapeze) despite her affinity for dessert. Beyoncé accessorized her sweet 'fit with a black patent tote (love the texture of Julie K's Robin in Black) and black platform sandals (opt for Gwyneth Shoes' fun Trixie in Black), showing off her new blonde curls as she made her way into the eatery. I think the top is really cute but I'm not loving the fit of the jeans or the hair color at all. Both seem to fit her poorly! What are your thoughts on Bey's street style, readers? A few nights earlier, Beyoncé was asked to perform at the White House for the second time by President Obama and the First Lady, who enjoyed dancing to Bey's rendition of "At Last" at the Inaugural Dinner. This time the occasion was the second State Dinner honoring Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who spent a week with Obama tackling immigration policy, the gulf oil spill and other pertinent issues. Eva Longoria and George Lopez were among other lucky celebrity Latinas invited to attend the gala affair, who nibbled on custom cuisine from famous Latin fusion chef Rick Bayless. Sounds like one fun filled fiesta!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on May 01 2010 in New York, NY. Dazzling in black and gold from head to toe, Beyonce Knowles gets her bling on for celeb hairstylist Harry Josh's 9th Annual Spring Fling bash at NYC's Maritime Hotel on May 1. Bey partied alongside other celeb fans of the mane man, including Kate Hudson, who shimmied alongside Bey in a sparkling black jumpsuit. Bey mingled at the party with hubby Jay-Z, wearing a funky black dress with a gold print penned by legendary artist Keith Haring (make a statement in Carter's fierce Pointed Shoulder Matrix Dress in Black). Beyonce kept the sassy short mini event appropriate with black tights, black patent pumps and a gorgeous black Givenchy quilted handbag (love the studded detail on Tylie Malibu's Tylie Malibu Runaway Leather Utility Bag in Black). Putting together a dazzling mix of black and gold jewelry (try Amrita Singh's unique Sag Harbor Necklace in Black with Alanna Bess' delicate Black Garnet Earring in Gold and a fun wrap bracelet like CC Skye's Thompson Double Wrap Bracelet in Black/Gold), Beyonce completed the look with a poufy pinned back 'do, showing off her sleek new highlights. What do you think of Bey's golden glow, does it work for her or is it too matchy-matchy? Always up for a good time, Beyonce and her husband were spotted taking in the Cleveland Cavaliers playoff game this weekend in Boston, where they watched the Cavs crush the Celtics in a win that could lead them to the Finals – and more courtside fun for Bey and Jay!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 19 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Looking happy to be getting back to business, Beyonce Knowles catches a flight out of LAX with her husband Jay-Z after a sunshine filled weekend of music and partying at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, CA on April 19. Perfectly executing the spring safari trend, Bey wore harem cargo pants (try Da-Nang's Zip Pocket Cargo Capri in Swamp) with a tan slouchy tank (similar to C&C California's Hemp Slub Tank in Payote) and zippered fatigue booties (check out the safari inspired leather buckles on Farylrobin's Dakota in Cognac). Beyonce added oversized gold hoops (like Danielle Nicole's Oversized Hoops in Gold) and a chunky gold necklace to the look (love CC Skye's Devin Necklace in Gold), toting a black and gold bag over her shoulder (I'm sure Bey would love CC Skye's Love82 in Python Black). Overall a pretty cute casual look, don't you think? In light of Mother's Day coming up next week, Beyonce's mama Tina Knowles recently chatted with the press about her close relationship with both Bey and her sis Solange: “I am very fortunate that I have such close relationships with both of my daughters. I not only enjoy a really great friendship with both my girls, but also a close mother-daughter bond as well. I enjoyed a close relationship with my mother, who set a wonderful example. As such, I have always tried to be as open and honest as possible with the girls growing up. I let them know they could always come to me with anything — and I would be there to support them.” Awww! For those of you who haven't decided what to get your mama to show your appreciation for her, browse CoutureCandy's wide selection of jewelry – including personalized items – today to ensure timely delivery!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 16 2010 in Indio, CA. Making her way through the crowd with her husband Jay-Z at her side, Beyonce Knowles looks like she's having a fantastic time at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA on April 17. After supporting her husband's performance the night before – and hopping onstage for a special rendition of "Forever Young" – Bey joined the crowd the following day to enjoy beats from MGMT, The White Stripes and more. Coachella style always has its quirks, and one could definitely say Beyonce was channeling a free spirited vibe in this 80's inspired look. Bey started with a cropped lace embellished tank (try tucking in Tt Collection's Eva Top in Cream) and shiny black high waisted mini (opt for a more wearable style like Boulee's High Waisted Tulip Skirt in Black) that I hate to say reminds me of a Hefty bag. I know you're all thinking it but I don't think that is what Bey had in mind! Black studded boots (just like Gwyneth Shoes' Alba Ankle Boot in Black), a sparkly silver bracelet (play it up with Michele Michel's Heart Pearl Bracelet in Gray) and feathery gold earrings (make it literal with CC Skye's Gold Feather Pendant Earring in Gold) add some pizzaz to Beyonce's rockin' look. As a final note Bey wore her hair curled in loose waves and kept it under control with a gold hippie headband. I know the whole crop top midriff look is coming back, but there's just something about this trend I don't think I'll ever find myself liking. Are any of you sporting this look this spring? I'm also curious what those of you who attended Coachella were wearing – please dish!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 04 2010 in New York, NY. Stepping out in her Sunday best, Beyoncé Knowles and husband Jay-Z celebrate both their 2 year anniversary and Easter with brunch at Wallse in NYC's West Village on April 4. Wearing a much improved look after her matchy-matchy dinner attire the night before, Bey stepped out in a flirty spring mini with a cherry blossom print (love the hot pink accents on Fernanda Carneiro's Splash Floral Short Sleeve Dress in Pale Pink Combo) cinched with a braided belt (like Motif 56's Double Sima Belt in Chocolate) and a dainty clutch over her arm (check out the similar design of Danielle Nicole's Johanna Mini in Black). Beyoncé styled the look with oversized hoop earrings (love the unique design of Sid Vintage's Unchain My Heart Earring in Multi) and some seriously adorable Mary Jane flats with eyelashes and lips on the toes (try the similar style of Farylrobin's Fate in Pink). Too cute! Between the cherry blossoms and the flats I'm loving Bey's lightened up spring look, but the black handbag feels a little heavy with such girly attire. What would you have paired with this? Beyoncé has been on the music scene for over a decade now, and you might be surprised to hear which young star recently confessed his adoration for her. Youngster Justin Bieber told MTV News: "I've been totally in love with her since I was seven. She kinda broke my heart when she married Jay-Z." The break-out star just had one of his dreams come true when he met his long time crush, dishing what it was like to meet Bey face to face: "It was amazing. I was a little nervous but I told her she was very good-looking. Actually she's super hot." What a compliment! Are any of you going mad with Bieber Fever?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 03 2010 in New York, NY. Taking some time off from their exhausting work schedules, Beyonce Knowles shared a romantic night out with hubby Jay-Z in NYC on April 3. The power couple celebrated two years of marital bliss a night early with a cozy meal at the swanky Upper East Side eatery Nello. I'm not sure what the dress code is there, but I'm not reading anything UES about B's ensemble here! Beyonce showed off her sexy gams in super short frayed shorts (get the summery look with Joes Jeans' Roll Short in Blanchet) with a colorful graphic tee with a heart n' chains motif (try Yvette Mandell's Short Sleeve V Neck Tee with Crystal Heart in Black) and classic tweed Chanel jacket (you might like the classic, but I'm a fan of The Battalion's avant garde take on the Asymmetric Boho Jacket in White). But she didn't stop there! Beyonce layered up with chunky gold and pearl accented chains complete with oversized Chanel emblems (break up the logos with Kuo Ting's Japanese Pearl Long Necklace in Gold), and of course the trademark patent leather chain strap pocketbook (give it a fresh take with Lesa Wallace's No Baggage Bag in Black). Talk about overkill! There's just something about wearing one designer – and multiple logos – that has always screamed tacky to me, even if Chanel is anything but. Are you feeling the same or does this work for you? As a final touch Bey added gold tipped Christian Louboutin pumps, which are foxy enough to be the focal point of this look but somehow get lost with all the bling going on the top half of the 'fit. Sorry Bey but you're just too foxy for me! After their romantic dinner at Nello, the hip-hot couple made their way over to Broadway to support Bey's former bandmate Michelle Williams take the stage as Roxie Hart in Chicago. Wonder if she can live up to Ashlee Simpson's reputation?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Mar 02 2010 in New York, NY. The always foxy Beyonce Knowles shimmys down the red carpet in a glitzy mirror paneled top at her husband Jay-Z's 40/40 nightclub in NYC on March 2. B partied with her man after his sold-out Madison Square Garden show, showing off her trademark bootylicious curves in a body hugging Gucci tank (get your party look on with Lotta Stensson's Ring Sequin Tank in Black or one of Love Couture shimmering options like Rose's World Sequin Tunic in Red) with satin paneled leggings (add all-over shine with Bejeweled's Metallic Legging in Black) and strappy zippered stilettos. I'm not 100% sold that these legs are flattering on B, or any woman really – who wants to draw attention to the inner thigh area? Beyonce has been living in leggings for at least a year now, so I guess you could say she's the expert when it comes to this sort of attire! B usually adds a few designer accessories to her look, but this night she let her glitzy top shine for itself and opted to add only a pair of silver earrings (Michele Michel's Rococco Earrings in Sterling Silver and the perfect amount of sheen to any 'fit) and a funky black and silver twist cocktail ring (CC Skye's bestselling Power Ring in Black has been one of my favs for a few seasons now). Rejuvenated two-toned tresses complete B's clubbing look, and from her radiant smile it's obvious the conclusion of her "I Am… Sasha Fierce" world tour has been good for her! For those of you a little confused by her assumed alter-ego, Beyonce announced to Extra earlier this month that Ms. Fierce will appear no more, joking with host AJ Calloway, "Sasha Fierce is done… I killed her." Morbid, B! While a little time to relax is necessary after almost a full year on tour, Beyonce won't say exactly what's next for her – although mommyhood is definitely on her mind! She continued, "When it happens it happens. I definitely want a family… I'm too close to my mother. I have the best mother, you know. I can only hope the relationship I have with my mother, I can have with my kids whenever I decide to have them." Can't wait to see the little ones she and Jay would turn out – whenever they decide to!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Feb 03 2010 in New York, NY. Continuing on her trail blazing career with fashion flair, Beyonce Knowles celebrates the launch of her fragrance "Beyonce Heat" at Macy's Herald Square in midtown Manhattan on February 3. Striking some seriously fierce poses, B blew some kisses to her fans and signed autographs before the grand finale of her launch party: filling Union Square with red lights and fog to announce her lustworthy new scent. For the event, Beyonce showed off her curves in a fitted navy Rafael Cennamo dress with pleated raised sections at the hip and a waist cinching patent leather belt (try Bailey 44's Beginners Luck Dress in Navy, Single Dress' Boat Neck Dress in Black or Voom by Joy Han's Hooded Long Sleeve Dress in Navy). B took it to the next level with a collection of chain bracelets (love the mixed texture of Orka Messica's Metal Chain Bracelet in Gunmetal) and large dome earrings, adding a spicy pair of red heels to raise the temp of her already sizzling 'fit. The only thing I don't understand: why did she have to pose with her hands inside the hip inserts? Can we say awkward? The hands-on-hips stance is B's signature pose, but it definitely doesn't work with this type of garment. Maybe she forgot to practice with her stylist before the event? B's career is sizzling hotter than ever in 2010, after setting a record at the Grammies a few nights earlier for the most wins by a female artist at the notorious awards ceremony, after she was awarded a total of 6 accolades for her I Am… Sasha Fierce collection of hits. The next venture she'll add to her long list of successes? Video games! Beyonce is lending her namesake along with her line, House of Dereon, to a new Nintendo DSi game called Style Savvy. While filming a commercial for her new endeavor earlier this week, B chatted about how excited she is to be a part of the new game: “I get to be a stylist and take over my own boutique and store! That’s so much fun for me… I feel like I’m giving the fans the opportunity to see what I’m really like and what I really do in my spare time!” I just hope the game is more exciting than B's last Nintendo commercial – not that it wasn't fun to watch B battle it out with the kiddies via Nintendo's handheld gaming system, but I think we fashionistas are much more excited to catch a behind the scenes glimpse at Beyonce's role in her line. If even she is excited about pretending to open a boutique, it must be worth a round or two!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jan 21 2010 in Paris, France. Pulling out all the stops in Paris, Beyonce Knowles struts her stuff as she and hubby Jay-Z leave L'Avenue after a romantic dinner on January 21 On the way out Bey showed off her sleek new tresses with bangs and highlights, staying covered up in her fav Ray Ban-esque sunnies and shielding herself from the paps with menacing spiky 3.1 Philip Lim gloves (also worn by Kim Kardashian). From there Beyonce picked leggings with shiny studded tape running down the side seam (try The Battalion's Brushed Bamboo Legging in Black) with a black tank and edgy blue tweed cropped jacket with metallic bands on the sleeves (opt for Suzabelle's Belleterre Cropped Jacket in Pewter or The Battalion's Asymmetric Boho Jacket in White), staying true to the classics with plain Loub black pumps (love Coye Yokes' textural twist with the Jacqueline Pump in Black Crocco). Lastly, Bey carried a gorgeous bright blue Balenciaga Arena bag (save some pennies without sacrificing luxury with Donald J Pilner's Banas in Blue). What do you readers think of this 'fit? It's kind of a mish-mash of trends for me, but the biggest problem I'm having is with the crotch area. Not going to go as far as to say she's showing off a camel toe, but it's just not flattering to wear a regular length top with super tight, super unforgiving spandex pants! After spending a romantic night together in Paris, Bey and Jay-Z arrived in London for the "Hope for Haiti Now" global benefit telethon, where they each collaborated with stars to raise funds for victims of the tragic earthquake that shook the struggling nation earlier this month. Jay-Z performed with Rihanna and U2, while Bey sang her ballad "Halo" with Coldplay's Chris Martin at the piano. She changed the lyrics for the cause, belting out, "Haiti, we can see your halo/ You know you're my saving grace," as viewers tuned in to what was a spectacularly moving night. If you didn't watch, the freshly recorded tracks are now for sale on iTunes, with a portion of all profits to be shared with "Hope for Haiti" charities including the Red Cross. If you haven't already, here's your chance to make a difference, readers!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Nov 15 2009 in London, UK. Continuing to live it up in London, Beyonce Knowles wears her sunglasses at night while exiting the Whiskey Mist nightclub on November 15 with a little help from her bodyguard. Bey was glittering from head to toe in sequin tapered pants and a matching sequin vest, both from the TopShop winter collection. Why anyone thought sequined pants were a good idea I will never understand, but if you're brave enough to work it try Alice + Olivia's Sequin Legging in Black. On top I like the subtle shimmer of Zoa's Sequin Panel Tunic in Black, but if you're really feeling festive Alice + Olivia's Cascade Cardigan in Black has great light-catching drape. Always the diva, Beyonce completed her 'fit with sparkly gem encrusted stilettos by Thakoon for Giuseppe Zanotti and studded sunnies to match the dangling detail on the shoulders of the vest. It's a lot of look, as Tim Gun would say, but I think Bey does a great job working it! What do you think of the over-the-top sparkle? Beyonce was in London for about 5 days, performing twice and making a few late night appearances at clubs including the Whiskey Mist, but apparently the girl doesn't travel light. Sources doting on Bey while she stayed at the posh Lowry Hotel revealed the high maintenance maven also had another room booked at a different hotel in Liverpool, just for her luggage! The source dishes, “She had seven suitcases, three hand luggage bags and two boxes, all for her mammoth gig. In the cases there were apparently 14 dresses, lots of shoes, make-up and 25 wigs.” Sounds like the hotel staff definitely took a quick rummage through Bey's goods! Wouldn't you love to be left alone with Beyonce's tour gear?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Nov 13 2009 in London, UK. Beyoncé Knowles parties into the early morning hours at Kanaloa nightclub in London on November 13, the night before her first show at the O2 Arena, where both Jay-Z and Kanye West appeared onstage. Obviously shopping London's High Street stores, Bey was looking foxy as usual in a sequin striped white tunic (check out Young Fabulous & Broke's Embroidered Tank Dress in Cream or Zoa Ltd's Oversized Hoodie in Grey) and a black cropped leather jacket (I adore Walter's Waxed Leather Jacket in Black), both from the new Reiss collection that won't be available to the public until February. Beyoncé paired the sexy mini with strappy taupe heels (try Andrea & Joen's Mara in Camel) and chunky serpant earrings, topping it off with a wide black cuff (CC Skye's Bardot Cuff in Black is a hot pick). What do you think of Bey's clubbing 'fit? Beyoncé was spotted out with Jay-Z at various hotspots all over the weekend, partying with her hubby at Whiskey Mist on Sunday and at Rihanna's afterparty on Tuesday. Besides rocking her London performances, Bey has something else to look forward to: the release of her music video with Lady Gaga, Video Phone. Gaga chatted up Beyonce at MTV while promoting the new single: “I just adore her… I have never laughed so hard on a video set in my life. We had the best time doing ‘Video Phone.’” Watch the video and see what you think – provocative, no?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Nov 05 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Showing off her curvy figure, Beyonce Knowles poses on the red carpet of the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin on November 5. The buxom songstress chose a shiny mirror plated Atelier Versace gown with a glossy liquid train and hourglass boosting shape (add metallic shine to your 'fit with Sue Wong's dazzling Beaded Gown with Deep V Back in Black/Nude or play up the nude shade with Ingwa Melero's Angelina Maxi Dress in Sand, and add a little metal with Amrita Singh's Allie Bangle Set in Multi). B could have done something more exciting with her hair but otherwise I think this look is gorgeous, don't you agree? It seems like Beyonce has been out of the public eye a lot lately, but she made up for it at the awards show with a spectacular rendition of "Sweet Dreams" in red lingerie and stole the show with 3 awards for Best Video, Best Song and Best Female Artist. While getting ready for their European vacay, B dined at Nello on the Upper East Side with her man last week, joining their entourage for a meal that topped $1200. Their waiter told the paps they left an incredibly generous tip to show their appreciation for attentive service – over $500! Their lunch included white truffles, lobster salad and Dom Perignion bubbly, so I can only imagine a meal that decadent would render me senseless too! To put them to shame, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich dined at the restaurant a few days later and managed to rack up a $47,000 bill with a cool $7,000 tip. What in the world is the Nello chef cooking up that is so pricey? I'd love to know!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 16 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Looking radiant while in Tokyo this weekend, Beyonce Knowles appeared at Studio Mouris Roppongi in Japan on October 16. B has been working with Japanese handbag designer Samantha Thavasa as a spokesmodel since last year, has appeared in ads placed in 100+ stores across Japan and on billboards in Aoyama, Daikanyama and Harajuku advertising the high-end handbag designer. Beyonce was in Tokyo with her sis Solange in August promoting the handbag line, but for this appearance she stopped by solo, and luckily there were no major earthquakes to disrupt her! She came on stage in a flirty ruffled Roberto Cavalli mini (get the sassy look with Shumaq's Marrisa Dress in Black or Voom by Joy Han's Gwen Babydoll in Black/Brown or the Pleated Bubble Dress in Blue) and electric blue Rock & Republic "Celina" spiky suede heels, toting a bronze handbag from Samantha's line (similar to Donald J Pliner's Metallic Lizard Satchel in Lead/Pewter) with a girly charm necklace decorating her décolleté (try Erica Anenberg's simple Heart Necklace in Sterling Silver). I think her hair looks amazing – totally rejuvenated curls! – but I'm not sold on the uber short mini. I mean, it's really, reaaaaally short, even if it does make her legs look fantastic! Do you think she pulls it off? After her promo appearance, B got some rest before performing twice in Tokyo over the weekend and heading off to Seoul, Korea and Beijing, China for her last two shows on her Asian tour schedule. Have any of you had a chance to attend any of B's "I Am…" concerts over the past few months? From what I've heard she gives a phenomenal show! Next up, fashionistas delight in a newly announced collaboration with Lady Gaga. It's reported the ladies will star in a video together filled with out-of-this-world sartorial indulgences. Beyonce is reported to wear a completely feathered dress, while I can only imagine what sort of crazy costumes Gaga has lined up! How excited are you for these two talented vocalists to team up?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 02 2009 in New York, NY. Beyonce looked absolutely radiant as she arrived at Billboard’s 4th Annual Women in Music Event in NYC on October 2, where she nabbed the trophy for Billboard's Woman of the Year Award. For her appearance, B chose a sea blue dress with a frontal lace panel, ruffled short sleeves and structured hip accents (if you like the aquatic shade of B's dress, try Gold Hawk's Rose Spaghetti Dress in Tiffany Blue, Qi's Racerback Pocket Dress in Mint Leaf, or Catherine Malandrino's Deep V-Tunic in Sea) that she paired with nude peeptoe platforms and elaborate hoop earrings (Michele Michel Jewelry's Swarovski Hoops are stunning). What do you think, readers - are you as enthralled with B's look as I am? The woman can seriously do no wrong. As I'm sure you can remember, B was indirectly associated with the whole Kanye West-Taylor Swift drama at the VMA's a few weeks ago, and now the diva is finally speaking out about the situation. She says, "Well, I knew his intentions, and I knew he was standing up for art; and he told me before, when they said the nominees, he's like, 'You have this award.' And when they didn't call my name he was, like, completely shocked. And when he walked on the stage, I was like, 'No, no, no!' and then he spoke, and I was like, 'Oh, no, no, no! But in the end, it ended up being a great night, and Taylor Swift did get her moment — and I didn't have to make an acceptance speech." How very dignified of Beyonce.
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Sep 13 2009 in New York, NY. The beautiful Beyonce showed up to the red carpet of MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards not wearing a metallic look (unlike many of the other fashionistas of the evening) but in this sexy red mini dress that showed off her long limbs and her enviable décolletage. Overall, B was radiant last night, and seemed to be in very high spirits. For a more casual take on Beyonce's look, take a look at Black Halo's Bustier Detail Pleated Mini Dress in Persimmon or Graham & Spencer's Cami Dress in Red, and pair either of these eye-catching frocks with blinged-out hoop earrings (like Michele Michel Jewelry's Swarovski Hoops in Silver) and oversized bangles (try CC Skye's Carson Cuff in White, which also comes in four other shades). Beyonce finished her look with black satin heels and long, wavy locks. What are your feelings about B's look at the VMA's, readers - do you like the way the dress fit? While there's no denying that red is definitely a great color for Queen B, I am having a few problems with the fit of the garment. The skirt seems to be a bit tight, and the front portion of the dress seems to be a little too pouffy/baggy in my mind. From the front it's not so bad, but when B turned sideways, it wasn't too pretty a site. Although this may not have been one of Beyonce's strongest looks, she still looked beautiful and confident posing in front of photographers. While the whole Kanye-Beyonce-Taylor drama was definitely the focal point of last night's show, Beyonce proved to be the classy, dignified and respectful artist that she has the reputation of being. After Kanye rudely interrupted Taylor's first VMA acceptance speech (I'm not even going to get into that), Beyonce called T on stage during her win for Video of the Year to have her moment. Amazing!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Aug 31 2009 in New York, NY. "Answering the call" for her husband's upcoming charity concert, Beyonce Knowles attended the Madison Square Garden press conf with Jay-Z and Governor David Patterson on August 31 in New York City. Judging from her style it appears B is the latest celeb fashionista to turn to 3.1 Phillip Lim, opting for a zipper ruffled skirt from the Spring 2009 runway. For the mid-morning event Beyonce paired the unique skirt (make it work for everyday with Amberlynn's Zipper Skirt in Black) with a sheer black tank (like Splendid's basic U Neck Tank in Black) and a wide black and gold belt at the waist (check out Motif 56's cool studded Piper Belt in Black). A long pendant necklace (just like Castaway's Batik Style Bone Pendant Necklace in Gold), sheer black stockings and a black patent doctor's bag (love the similar shape and opulent gold accents of CC Skye's Taylor Bag in Black) complete B's 'fit. What do you think of her look? I'm transfixed with the skirt but either it or the belt is too tight – see how it cuts into her tummy in the photo on the left? I'm not one for body bashing but clothes that fit are a must, B! Despite her sometimes questionable fashion picks, Billboard has created a new "Woman of the Year" award and named Beyonce its first recipient, according to the mag's editorial director: “Beyonce is multi-platinum artist and a multi-talented woman who clearly embodies the qualities of excellence and achievement that the Billboard Woman Of The Year Award was created to honor. She has not only influenced pop culture with her hit songs and signature dance moves, but has inspired women everywhere with her unique style, business savvy and dedication to charitable causes.” Careful Billboard, you keep filling her head with that praise and it won't fit into her pretty little fedora! Kidding. Congats, B!
P.S. Happy 28th Birthday, B!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Aug 18 2009 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Continuing to spend alone time with her hubby, Beyonce Knowles was spotted heading back to her yacht after a night of dining and dancing in Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 18. Looking uber foxy in a bright coral Herve Leger bandage dress (get the bold look with Lotta Stensson's Shirred Mini Tube Dress in Poppy, Rachel Pally's Patricia Dress in Guava or the Sleeveless Short Caftan Dress in Sorbet ), which is also the same dress Kristen Bell wore in olive green at Comic-Con last month. Love or hate her you can't denying B is bangin' in this dress! Not really loving all of the accessories though - the gold fringed heels are a bit much. Maybe a more subtle color would be less distracting but still show off the uber cool ankle fringe? Same with the long lariat necklace and dazzling diamond earrings - pick one or the other but not both (add some personality to your 'fit with Christie Martin's custom Gold Tag Lariat in Gold). I do love the flashy envelope clutch though (step it up with Zambos and Siega's Bo Clutch in Ivory) - what do you readers think of B's style? Earlier in the week, she was spotted sporting an unflattering mix of droopy curls and awkward side bangs while grabbing lunch at Bar Pitti in NYC with Jay-Z. I say unflattering to be nice - check out the photos and see what you think. As this blogger put it, "frightful" is the best description I've come across. That said B's vintage Christian Dior bag and Chanel accessories are worth checking out! From NYC, B and Jay-Z took a summer sojourn to Croatia, spending a day frolicking in the sun on their yacht before disembarking to grab a bite to eat... and then came trouble. Apparently the power couple caused such a mob scene with the photogs that it led to a confrontation between one of J&B's bodyguards and a paparazzi. Unfortunately for the photog, his tripod ended up in the ocean after he jabbed it at B's bodyguard, as this video shows. Police are looking to bring in the bodyguard for questioning, but from the video, do you think he was in the right (minus flipping everyone off at the end)?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Aug 11 2009 in New York, NY. Stepping out head-to-toe fierce, Beyonce Knowles dined out with hubby Jay-Z at NYC's Nello eatery on August 11. Giving new meaning to utilitarian fashion, B was wearing some kind of crazy necklace that looks like it's made out of recycled mixing spoons (Circadian Studio's Silver Tiny Petals Necklace in Silver is a toned down version). She then picked a safety pin printed jumper with a bubble hem and overall straps, opting for a gray tank underneath to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions (check out Johnson's Wool Crepe Jumper in Taupe or Morphine Generation's Babette Jumper in Black with Splendid's staple Gathered Back Tank in White underneath to create a similar look). Whatever you think about the jumper, B's sexy zippered Giuseppe Zanotti boots are the focal point of this 'fit, followed by her glossy black purse resembling a mod doctor's bag (like CC Skye's Taylor Bag in Black). Lastly, Beyonce wore her sunglasses at night and pulled her frizzy curls back in a ponytail. It's edgy, it's fun, and it's more exciting that B's usual cookie-cutter Balmain picks, don't you think? Earlier this week, B was in Japan with her sister Solange promoting a new handbag line when they were caught off-guard by a massive earthquake. Solange tweeted frantically, “how did i sleep through a SERIOUS earthquake. AGAIN. Japan. wtf?.... wtf! wtf! wtf! my sister said she was scared out of her mind and calling my mom and i was snoring. 6.6????? omg! omg! omg! tsunami watch???" Scary! Needless to say B cut her visit a little short and quickly returned to NYC, where she went straight to dindin with Jay-Z. Nothing like being in the arms of your loved one after a scary sort-of near death experience!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jul 25 2009 in New York, NY. Taking some time off before her concert tour resumes in Vegas, Beyonce Knowles was spotted shopping at Ricky's costume shop in NYC on July 25. She's looking uber foxy these days, don't you think? Starting with bold yellow YSL stilettos and a lime straw hat, B let her accessories take the spotlight and toned down her 'fit with comfy cuffed shorts (try James Perse's Double Pocket Short in Toast or go a little dressier with Johnson's Suella Sailor Short in Grey) and a baggy white tank (like Diesel's Tuky Tank in White or P.G.D. Style's Babydoll Tank in White). Love her multi-toned hobo, does anyone know who makes it? Besides looking fabulous, I have to comment that B is actually wearing her monstrous 18 karat wedding ring for a change. Careful with that thing so close to your face B, you'll put your eye out! While Beyonce and Jay-Z have made it a point to keep the details of their relationship private, reports have surfaced that Jay has penned a tell-all autobio detailing his rise to rap fame, including his marriage to Beyonce. Although his publicist confirmed the memoir, it's not official when the book will be published, but I'll bet it will be released around the time of Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" album, expected to drop this September. I'm surprised to hear the book with cover Beyonce's role in his life, as B has always been hesitant to discuss details about their relationship: "It’s important for people to know that there’s a line you can’t cross in this. It’s real. It’s not like some fairytale that people watch for entertainment – it’s real life and it’s important to keep it to yourself. We worked really hard at keeping our wedding private. I’ve always been this way, and he’s always been this way, so that’s why we complement each other. We always knew that it would be private and quiet, for all the right reasons.” And now for the "right reasons" they're going public? What are your thoughts, readers – do you think the book will have some good insights on what makes a celebrity relationship work or do you think Jay's going to ruin what they have by sharing it with the world?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jul 25 2009 in New York, NY. Taking some time off before her concert tour resumes in Vegas, Beyonce Knowles was spotted shopping at Ricky's costume shop in NYC on July 25. She's looking uber foxy these days, don't you think? Starting with bold yellow stilettos and a lime straw hat, B let her accessories take the spotlight and toned down her 'fit with comfy cuffed shorts (try James Perse's Double Pocket Short in Toast or go a little dressier with Johnson's Suella Sailor Short in Grey) and a baggy white tank (like Diesel's Tuky Tank in White or P.G.D. Style's Babydoll Tank in White). Love her multi-toned hobo, does anyone know who makes it? Besides looking fabulous, I have to comment that B is actually wearing her monstrous 18 karat wedding ring for a change. Careful with that thing so close to your face B, you'll put your eye out!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jul 17 2009 in Chicago, IL. Getting down with her bootylicious self, Beyonce Knowles attended a press conference in Chicago on July 17 celebrating her "Show Your Helping Hand" partnership with Hamburger Helper and Feeding America. B is helping deliver more than $3.5 million meals to food banks across the nation, lending her voice and caring attitude for the cause. Like Beyonce, I'm all about giving back, but I just can't help looking at these Alberta Ferretti shorts and want to scream, "Oh no she di'int!" For someone who is famous for her booty, you'd think the last thing she'd want to do is accentuate it like this. I'm a fan of the new cuffed trouser shorts coming out this fall, but the elastic band hem is killing me (I prefer a more traditional look like Johnson's Satin Belt Loop Short in Black). That and the borderline cheesy lion necklace (at least Kitsch n' Kouture's Lion King Necklace has a more interesting shape), double wrap studded belt (Rough Roses' Multi Studded Belt in Black is more versatile and less gaudy), and too-tight shirred top ruins this look for me. But at least she's having fun giving back! B spoke out to the media, "Giving back was something I was taught at an early age. I truly believe that God blesses us to bless other people." Leave it up to Tina Knowles to teach philanthropy and religion! Have any of you attended B's concerts and left a few cans on the way out?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jun 28 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Always looking fierce, Beyonce Knowles arrived at the 2009 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 28 in head to toe sequins. Selecting a – surprise! – Balmain Spring 2009 sequined mini splattered with purple, emerald and turquoise sparkles. Balmain has been her choice designer lately, so the angled shoulders and super short hem are a little predictable, but I don't think it's a terrible choice for the BET Awards. To make the cropped sleeve mini work for everyday, try casual picks like PGD Style's Candice V Neck Mini Dress in Black or add some color with Karen Zambos' Chain Print Banded Dress in Chain Print or the Swirl Button Front Dress in Swirl. Sparing no color in her accessories, B paired huge emerald hoops (add a little splash with Rachel Leigh's Sweet Tooth Hoops in Avocado) with dazzling purple heels complete with rainbow beaded fringe. It's a lot of look but no one can rock it like Beyonce! Do any of you disagree? Beyonce arrived at the show leading the nominations count with rapper T.I., both earning 5 noms each. B walked away with the honors for Best Female R&B Artist and Video of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)." Congrats B! Beyonce was scheduled to perform a medley of her Sasha Fierce hits this year, but instead took part in the tribute to Michael Jackson theme with a rendition of "Ave Maria" and "Angel" while wearing a flowing white gown. While searching for a video of the performance I was a little surprised to find she's performed this medley at several of her concerts in similar angelic attire, kind of taking away from the tribute aspect. Reading reviews of the show, a lot of fans were really disappointed with the MJ tribute performances – do you think B should've chosen one of his songs?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jun 22 2009 in New York, NY. Bringing her "I Am… Sasha Fierce" world tour back home, Beyonce Knowles was back in the Big Apple this week performing at Madison Square Garden on June 21. B has had a lot of surprise guests on this tour, but fans got an extra treat when her hubby Jay-Z took the stage to perform their duet "Crazy in Love." Jealous! After her second big show on June 22, Beyonce and her man let loose at Avenue Bar, spotted leaving the bar holding hands in the early morning hours. B is known for her style risks, but what was she thinking with these high waist, metallic teal skinnies? It looks like she's going to a saran wrap party! Tucking in a loose navy blouse (opt for Zoa's sexy Pleated Sleeveless Tunic Blouse in Navy tucked into Genetic Denim's more modest The Shane in Silver), B stuck to the metallic palette with a shiny python purse (similar to Julie K's Eliza Flat Bag in Ice Exotic), sexy silver stilettos and a classic pair of oversized hoops (try Michele Michel's elegant twist on the classic Swarovski Hoops in Silver). What do you think of her super shiny look? Besides the pants I love the top and the coordinated accessories – I'm just blinded by the hideousness! Earlier in the day, B attended a press conference for "Show Your Helping Hand," the charity she is teaming up with Hamburger Helper to combat hunger in America. Fans attending B's Madison Square Garden shows over the weekend were asking to bring non-perishable foods to help her cause, and you can also donate through text messaging (not exactly sure how that works). Always the do-gooder, B also reserved a special selection of $20 tickets for the show reserved for those hit especially hard by the current economic situation. How very generous of her! Did any of you see her live last weekend?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jun 10 2009 in London, UK. Still looking gorgeous after spending the last several weeks on her exhausting world tour, Beyonce Knowles caught a departing flight from Heathrow Airport in London on June 10, ending her UK stay in impeccable Sasha Fierce fashion. Putting her first class 'fit together with a breezy high neck mini (try Gold Hawk's Sleeveless Flower Eyelet Dress in White Essence or Ingwa Melero's Anya Chiffon Mini in Pearl) and a loose overcoat (like Walter's classy Structured Trench Coat in Khaki), B added her favorite hoops (check out CC Skye's new Lady Hawk Cobra Hoops in Gold) and a pair of crystal studded sunnies. Wearing a pretty unpractical pair of stacked platform heels with chunky buckles around the ankles, B looked fabulous even if she couldn't handle the luggage herself. What do you think of Beyonce's flying 'fit? I can't say she looks bad but I'd take the heels off the second I got on the plane – no way the ankle straps can be comfortable! Though she doesn't look tired at all, B had back-to-back concerts on June 8 and 9 at London's O2 Arena, where she had an uber exciting special guest during her second show. Superstar George Michael joined B onstage to lend a hand for "If I Were a Boy," B's single that has also been nominated for Video of the Year at this year's BET Awards. It's actually been quite an eventful year for Beyonce's career: she has 4 additional noms for Best Actress, Viewer's Choice Video, Best Female R&B Artist, and Video of the Year for Single Ladies. Not bad for a 27 year old! Will any of you be tuning into the BET Awards when they air on June 28?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on May 26 2009 in London, UK. Getting her shopping fix, Beyonce Knowles did some major retail damage at the Harvey Nichols department store in London on May 26. Joined by her husband Jay-Z, B left the store staying true to her signature style in acid washed skinny jeans (get the bold look with Rich & Skinny’s Colorful Sleek Jeans in a fun shade like Neon Orange or Neon Yellow) and an overdyed tank (go with a cool graphic like Raw 7’s Peace and Rock Cotton Tank in Ivory), adding some color with red Wayfarers and shiny red peeptoes. Completing the ‘fit with a gold chain necklace (I’m sensing python loving B would approve of Jessica Elliot’s Vermeil Ruby-Eyed Snake Charm Necklace in Gold) and a caramel tote slung over one shoulder (check out the unique rusty shade of Carla Mancini’s Braided Handle with Front Tab in Tan Crocodile), Beyonce wore her hair curly and had her Blackberry in hand as she left the store all smiles. What do you think of the crazy dyed tank and jeans combo? I’m loving the red accents but I wish Beyonce would wear non-skinny jeans once in awhile. Let’s face it: they’re not the most flattering on her bootylicious figure! Though B looks happy here, she reportedly had a security scare at the after-party for her London concert on Monday night. Beyonce brought her sis Solange on stage for a few songs, and after realizing Jay-Z was in attendance a fan tried his hand at fame by sneaking backstage to attempt to pass off a demo tape to Jay-Z. A witness told the London Paper: “A man barged through the backstage door just as Beyonce was walking past. He cried out her name with his arms outstretched before security bundled him back out again. He said he wanted to see Jay-Z to give him a demo tape.” At least he didn’t try to hurt B! Britney Spears also recently experienced a security breach on her Circus tour – what’s up with all the crazy fans these days?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on May 24 2009 in London, UK. Looking foxy as ever, Beyoncé Knowles was spotted leaving London’s popular Bungalow 8 nightclub on May 24. B was definitely in a good mood after a night out with her sis Solange and hubby Jay-Z, poking some fun at the photogs on her way out as she wore on her sunglasses at night and pretended to snap some photos of the paps while hiding her face behind a giant camera. Is it just me or does B’s playful charade seem a little alcohol induced? For her night letting loose at Bungalow 8, Beyoncé stuck to her favorite booty hugging leggings (opt for Zoa’s Logo Long Leggings in Charcoal) with a white tank (try Splendid’s Burnout Tank in White) and crisp white blazer with padded, pointy shoulders. I know everyone is looking at the jacket – what do you think of the super 80’s shoulder pads? I’m not sure if I’d wear it, but B dressed up her look with an oversized pair of Chanel hoop earrings (check out Lana Jewelry’s unique Ocean Drive Earrings in Tri Gold), a flashy tote bag and glitzy disco peeptoes. I think if anyone can rock this look, it’s Beyoncé, but the shoes take it over the top for me. I guess everyone needs to get their groove on once in awhile though, especially when you’ve been on an exhausting tour for awhile! B definitely looks happier since Jay-Z met up with her in Spain. The couple also had a getaway to Cannes together, joining in the film festivities and taking part in one of Monaco’s most infamous attractions: racing! B and Jay-Z had the luxury of taking private driving lessons at the Grand Prix track, taught by none other that Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton. A source told the Daily Mirror: “ Beyoncé’s so excited to be learning from him… And Jay’s even worse. He’s ready to put on his helmet and get in the fast lane himself.” Talk about living life in the fast lane!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on May 20 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. Making time for romance while continuing on her world tour, Beyonce Knowles was spotted having brunch with her hubby Jay Z in Barcelona, Spain on May 20. Looking foxy in a glossy pair of bondage inspired stilettos, Beyonce paired slouchy short-shorts (check out Frankie B’s Medley Butterfly Shorts in Butterfly) with a white tissue tee (try Raw 7’s comfy cashmere Embroidered Henley Tank in Pure White) and a studded vest (I’m loving Lotta Stensson’s Hippie Vest in White), pulling her curls into a side ponytail with noir shades keeping her cool. Carrying a black tote with chains (I’m sure B would love Antoinette Lee’s Dolce Handbag in Black/Crushed Gold), B added some bling with a long pendant necklace bearing her initial (just like Christie Martin’s Old English Necklace in Sterling Silver). Love the funky vest with the sexy shorts, but I’m not sure about the footwear pick – the strappy dominatrix heels would look better with a dress, don’t you think? The European portion of B’s I Am… tour wraps on June 9, and I’m sure she can’t wait to get back to Jay Z’s arms for some down time at their NYC abode before the US portion of her tour kicks off. Beyonce recently talked about her exhausting work ethic: "I'm never gonna go onstage or do a video and not work until my feet are blistered, and until I'm basically, I can't walk any more… I always give, and I do that because I know how lucky I am, to do my job." If her feet are blistered, maybe she should give flipflops a try for a chance! Although B definitely works hard, but it’s not like the tour is all work no play: the 27 year-old entertainer was spotted playing at the beach in Monaco on May 13, relaxing with her mama Tina Knowles and a few girlfriends in between concert dates. Not a bad escape for a busy girl!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on May 08 2009 in Berlin, Germany. She normally tries to stay away from the paparazzi as much as possible, but Beyonce Knowles has had trouble hiding over the past few weeks while her world tour kicks off. After taking the stage all over Eastern Europe, B made her way up to Berlin, Germany to take the stage at her concert at the O2 World Arena on May 8. B took a couple of hours to do some sightseeing with her stylist Ty Hunter at the Brandenburg Gate in the afternoon, snapping some pics with her Flip HD camera (please tell me this wasn’t just for publicity, B!). While making her way around town, B stuck to her staple skinny leggings, this time going for an almost white version (try James Jeans’ Ritchie Slim Leg Clam Digger in Shiro White) with a tiered white tank (check out Smitten’s Tank with Front Ruffles in Beige or Gray) and envious nude leather jacket. Opting for straight locks pulled back into a ponytail, B wore oversized tortoise shell shades and long gold chain necklace (like Circadian Studio’s Gold Small Circles Long Wrap Necklace in Gold) while carrying a white studded tote (try Posse New York’s roomy Carolina Bag in Pearl White). What do you think of the chunky wooden platforms? Later than night, Beyonce took the stage and joined little sis Solange at the Puro nightclub afterwards. Are any of you planning on catching the “I Am…” tour? While heading to catch a flight out of the Tegel airport the next day, B skipped her usual leggings and chose frumpy loose white pants with gather ties at the ankles, tucking in a loose white cami (PGD Style’s Babydoll Tank in White is a great casual basic) and adding a loose striped jacket (if you like the striped look, try Lotta Stensson’s Multi Ruffle Sweater in Stripe instead with black palazzo pants). I’m not even really sure where to start on this look: the stripes, high waist pant and thigh length necklace are just too much for me. What do you think of Beyonce’s style in Deutschland? In case you haven’t seen her, B is on the cover the June issue of Marie Claire. In her interview with the mag, Beyonce dished on her marital bliss with Jay-Z and talked plans for the future: “My priorities are slowly changing. So after this tour I might be tired and want to take two years off. I’ve worked hard enough to be able to do that. I’m in a very good place.” Hmmm, sounds like B and Jay-Z might be looking to add a little one to their fam!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on May 05 2009 in Paris, France. Continuing on her I Am... world tour, Beyoncé Knowles was spotted indulging in a little shopping (what else?) at the Balmain boutique in Paris on May 4. Arriving a day ahead of her concert in the City of Lights, B got her fashion fix at the Paris flagship store and looked like a kid in a candy store on her way out. Dressing up in a green sequined mini that reminds me of a disco mermaid (tone it down with LaROK's sexy Stud Me Up Skirt in Black), Helmut Lang's curve hem tank (try Woo's basic Racer Tank in Sunshine or Cobalt Blue) and an impeccable black leather blazer (rock the cropped look with Suzabelle's Belleterre Cropped Jacket in Pewter), B strayed away from her usual 5" heels and opted for bold multi-toned gladiator flats. Can't help but love the fun color combo! Pairing a chunky gold statement necklace with silver hoops (like Michele Michel's classic Hammered Hoops in Silver) and her fav black Wayfarers, B added to the bling with her monstrous wedding ring. I give Beyoncé an A for originality but this 'fit is a little much for boutique browsing, don't you think? After being "spotted" (still up for debate) shopping in Vienna last week, B hit three more major European cities before landing in Paris. Sharing her talents with Budapest, Prague and Rotterdam, I'm sure B continued to do her part stimulating the local economy with little shopping jaunts in each locale. Seriously, what is it about this girl always hitting the shops? Doesn't she have rehearsing to do? While Beyoncé won't be back in the US til July, you can currently catch her on the big screen here in Obsessed. The movie did okay in its first and second weeks, raking in $47 million in the ten day period after its release. B stars in the thriller with Ali Larter and Idris Elba, but although they're making the trek to the theater to see it, it appears audiences aren't loving the flick. The movie is sinking with a 19% rating on RottenTomatoes.com, listing the consensus: The inevitable Fatal Attraction comparisons aside, Obsessed is a generic, toothless thriller both instantly predictable and instantly forgettable. Ouch! Apparently Ali and B's chick fighting scenes weren't enough to convince fans that the creepy stalker plot hasn't been done before. Maybe stick to what you do best next time, B...
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 28 2009 in Vienna, Austria. Seemingly incapable of blending in, Beyonce Knowles rocked an edgy look while squeezing in a little shopping endeavor on April 28 in Vienna, Austria before continuing on her world concert tour. At first glance, this is classic Beyonce style: edgy "Cage" boots by YSL, cuffed destroyed J Brand Zombie 912 skinny jeans (try cuffing Tag Jean's 5 Pocket Bootcut Jean in Super Bleach in the same super light shade), and a loose racerback tank (check out Smitten's Wrinkle Racer Back Tank in Silver). A studded white bag (I adore CC Skye's Lucy Bag in White), silver chain belt, huge hoop earrings (try Circadian Studio's Gold Double Circle Hoop Earrings in Gold) and a funky fedora hat further define B's signature style. Now look closer: is it really Beyonce? Apparently as part of some sort of massive prank, an Austrian radio station sent a Beyonce look-a-like to wander around the city shopping and sightseeing on the same day as her concert. They even called the renowned Albertina Art Museum in the capital pretending to be B's assistant and set up a special VIP tour, which the look-a-like attended and fooled everyone. The radio station came out to apologize for the out-of-control joke after reports that B hired a body double to stand in for her so she could go browse the racks got back to the museum. The spokeswoman for the offended museum told the press: "What a cheek. We were a little doubtful yesterday, but weren't really sure. It could have been her." Or it could not! The one thing that makes me pause is the hair, especially the blonde streaks at the front. We all know B loves to switch up her hairpieces, but she hasn't gone this curly in quite some time. What do you think - did the paps snap the real B or her just look-a-like shopping in designer duds here?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 25 2009 in New York, NY. Beyonce Knowles was spotted jetting out of JFK airport in New York on April 25, looking pretty fierce (sorry, had to say it) in all-black ensemble. B's high flying choices always amaze me - JFK is practically a city itself and there is no way I'd be trekking to my gate in 4 inch heels, nevermind sitting through an international flight in super tight skinnies. Work it, B! Starting with black skinny pants with shiny stripes down the side (they don't have the same rockstar bling, but you won't get sick of Hudson's Alex 5 Pocket Skinny Jean in Black) and sassy studded heels, Beyonce wore a plain black tank (I'm sure B would love Signorelli's Peace Heart Rhinestoned Tank in Black) with a cropped leather jacket and tons of bling (try layering Rock Paper Scissors' Python Circle Necklace in Brown/Black with Robyn Rhodes' Grace Necklace in Gold). B completed her look with classic Wayfarers, a shiny silver carry-on, and her flashy wedding ring. Love the half-up 'do, but what do you think of the leggings? Seems like a classic Beyonce 'fit to be but I'm not sure if it's the best she's ever done. What do you think of the look? At JFK, B toted some reading material (something about an inferno?) as she made her way through security. The dynamic diva was catching her flight to Croatia, accompanied by her mama, to kick off her world tour that started on April 26. B performed in Zagreb, Vienna, Budapest, and Prague this week, and will be making stops in Holland and France next week. Are any of you going to be making an international trip to see B, or are you going to catch the North American leg from July-Sept all over the US?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 22 2009 in New York, NY. Not letting a few spring showers cramp her style, Beyoncé Knowles arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in NYC on April 22 dressed to impress. B is hot on the promo trail gearing up for the release of her new thriller Obsessed this Friday, and made her way to the theatre to tape an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" via a chauffeured SUV. B arrived to tape the show sans bangs, pretty much confirming that the look she's been sporting for the past week or two was courtesy of a wig. Hey, at least she still looks good even if she's faking it! Though she changed into a different frock for the show, Beyonce arrived looking fabulous in a cerulean Elie Saab dress (get the look with Gold Hawk's gorgeous new Rose Spaghetti Dress in Tiffany Blue or Poko Pano's glam Arabella Long Dress in Turquoise) under an elegant ruffled overcoat (Suzabelle's Nicolet Trench Coat in Classic Taupe has a linen-like feel that is perfect for spring). My favorite part: B's gorgeous gold "Odyssey" peep-toes from Ruthie Davis' Fall 2009 collection. How fun are the purple soles and funky gems, chains and bolts decorating the toe and heel? B's sexy style comes with an unforgiving pricetag, however: $1295 for these babies, and you won't be able to purchase them until the summer. If any of you have worn Ruthie's heels you know they're worth the extra cash for the unparalleled comfort, but are any of you making spring and summer fashion splurges like this right now? Back to B, if any of you are Howard Stern fans, you might have heard him bashing her earlier this week. He aired a clip he claimed was an unfinished "board mix" of B's performance of "If I were a Boy" on The Today Show last year, which was basically a horrible screeching voice mutilating Beyoncé's hit single. Of course the authenticity was immediately challenged, and B's manager-dad fired back at Howie: “At 12 years into [Beyoncé's] career, the last thing someone should be questioning is her vocal ability. That would be like questioning if Kobe Bryant could shoot a jump shot. The vocals were obviously altered.” Even B laughed off the criticism: “[The story] sounds completely ridiculous. Everyone’s heard me sing and it’s perfect timing, actually, because I’ll be on the Today show tomorrow singing ‘Halo,’ or tonight you can watch me sing live on David Letterman! It’s perfect promotion, whoever came up with that idea.” Did any of you catch Beyoncé singing last night on Letterman?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 13 2009 in New York, NY. Looking very in love while exiting the Waverly Inn with her hubby of one year, Jay-Z, Beyoncé Knowles shared a delicious meal with her man in NYC on April 13. B got dressed for dindin in a stand-out Balmain jacket with elaborate silver frog closures (try Ingwa Melero's long version, the Velvet Coat with Frog Closure), pairing the fancy jacket with a casual white tee and dark seductive skinny jeans (try James Jean's classic Tom 5 Pocket Straight Leg in Dublin Lace). Love the strappy studded heels and her black purse with a cool multichain strap (Antoinette Lee's Dolce Handbag in Black has a similar look), but I'm not loving the new hair - the washed out color and choppy layered bangs just don't do it for me. Do any of you readers feel the same? While most of the globe is hurting from the current economic recession, B and Jay-Z seem to have escaped the financial mess unscathed. The couple reportedly earned a cool $162 million combined last year, according to Parade magazine's annual "What People Earn" list. Thanks to the success of her album "I am... Sasha Fierce," B took in about $80 mil in 2008, while Jay-Z out-earned her by about $2 mil. Not bad for a small town gal from Texas! I'm pretty sure it's safe to say Beyoncé's earnings are only going to increase this year, as her international tour begins April 26 and goes until September. Then you have the release of her new thriller Obsessed next Friday... it just keeps getting better!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 05 2009 in New York, NY. Showing off a foxy new 'do, Beyoncé Knowles had a lunch date with her husband Jay-Z one day after the first anniversary of their marriage. Guess the new bangs commemorate the occasion! What do you think of B's new mod look? Beyoncé dined with her hubby at Pastis in NYC's trendy Meatpacking District on April 5, sporting her monstrous wedding ring while celebrating their anniversary. Stepping out in super skinny jeans (Joe's Jeans' Cigarette Skinny Jean in Zoe) and a plaid button down blouse (get a little fancy with 3J Workshop's Jackie Folk Rose Shirt in As Shown), B rocked the retro vibe with a burgundy bomber jacket and sexy croc embossed heels. Love the suspenders, but I wish she was wearing trouser jeans - do any of you also think the jeans are too snug for the 'fit? In the accessories realm, Beyoncé toted a silver purse (try Carla Mancini's Satchel Bag in Champagne) and wore a red charm bracelet on her right wrist, accenting her neckline with a large pendant necklace (check out Rachel Leigh's Looking Glass Necklace in Banana). What do you think of the 'fit - does it work on her? After her meal with her hubby, B paused to smile and wave to the fans and paparazzi outside before driving off. She's in promo mode for her thriller coming out at the end of this month, Obsessed - girl's gotta look good! Check out this preview of the flick here and see B kicking some ass - I'm actually a little impressed with her acting skills! Will any of you be making the trek to the theater on April 24 to see B on the big screen again?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Mar 31 2009 in Vancouver, Canada. Kicking off her world tour north of the border, Beyoncé Knowles landed in Vancouver, Canada on March 31 via private jet. Way to be green, B! Stepping out of her ride in a striped tunic top (try Lotta Stensson’s Multi Ruffle Sweater in Stripe), black leggings (Hudson’s Alex 5 Pocket Skinny Jean in Black are a comfy option) and a shiny silver tote (try Linea Pelle’s more modest Danielle Large Satchel in Grey), Beyoncé kept warm in a grey leather jacket – how cute are the ruffles on the cuffs? If you’re looking for a new leather jacket, try Gold Hawk’s Ruffle Leather Jacket in Moonless Night. Beyoncé wore her fav peep-toe python heels and bold black sunnies, pulling her hair into a voluminous half-up ‘do. What do you think of B’s jetsetter style? The long anticipated I Am… Sasha Fierce world tour opened with stunning success in Vancouver on Tuesday, with Beyoncé belting out past and present hits amid plenty of provocative costume changes, wire dangling and special effects. B talked to Entertainment Weekly: "I've been working on this tour for eight months… It's crunch time! I've been rehearsing and trying to make sure I put my set list together. Right now I'm anxious and I can't sleep -- I'll be wanting to be at rehearsal. That's the only thing I can think about. But I can't wait." Are any of you going to catch Beyoncé on tour over the next few months?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Mar 17 2009 in New York, NY. Stepping out in style, Beyoncé Knowles shopped til she dropped on NYC’s Lower East Side on March 17. Hitting the Patricia Field store with her bodyguard, B emerged from the boutique with plenty of loot and a big smile to match. Loving B’s metal chain purse but it has to weigh a million pounds – would any of you rock it? Most of us would go shopping in comfy shoes, but not Beyoncé. Strolling in her fav black stilettos, B chose a pair of super tight, stretchy skinnies (like Tag Jeans’ Skinny 5 Pocket Jean in Medium Stone) with a plain black tank (try Qi’s twist on the classic tank, the Mesh Yoke Ribbed Tank in Black) and a studded black jacket (get a similar look and be good to the environment with Ecoganik’s Tucked Cuff Jacket in Black). B is great at keeping her ‘fits simple, accessorizing only with her gigantic wedding ring, but what is up with the chain belts around her waist? The bag/belt combo is a little much for me – what do you readers think of the look? Also notice B has her pinky nails painted silver and the rest black. Maybe she got some manicure advice from Rihanna when they had dinner at the Spotted Pig last week? I’ve seen girls out with nails similar to hers and it’s always confused me a little – do any of you partake in the trend? Compared to most other celebs as famous as she, B does a good job of keeping a low-profile life at home with Jay-Z in NYC, but she is definitely aware of the influence she has. B is on the cover of the April issue of Vogue, and said in her interview: “The amount of influence I have on these young girls is scary sometimes. But I also understand how lucky I am to have that.” I’d say B is a pretty good influence compared to other young celebs like LiLo and Paris Hilton, but it has to be a big weight on her shoulders to never slip up. Have any of you had a chance to check out Vogue and the rest of B’s interview?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Mar 13 2009 in New York, NY. Feeling a little bashful in front of the cameras, Beyoncé Knowles stepped out for dinner with her hubby Jay-Z in NYC on March 13. The power couple treated Rihanna to a belated birthday dinner at one of their favorite eateries in the West Village, The Spotted Pig headed by infamous chef Mario Batali. Singer Brandy also joined the group – am I the only one who finds this a little random? Whatever happened to that girl? It’s great to see RiRi looking fierce again in her flashy cut out boots and herringbone blazer seen here, while B took the more casual route with her comfy straight leg jeans (like James Jeans’ Hunter High Rise Straight Leg in Icon) and guitar printed tee (check out the graphic on Raw 7’s Guitar Longsleeve Tee in Red or snag a great deal with Rogan’s NYC Tee in Black). Adding shiny black pumps, a black tote with chains (I’m sure B would approve of Antoinette Lee’s Dolce Handbag in Black) and a cool belt with black circle links, B has the perfect casual rockstar blend going on here. Love the super straight, darker weave too – or is it a wig? You can never tell with this girl and her rumored $1 million collection of hair pieces, but I’m inclined to assume the sources are right about her affinity for faux hair. You just don’t get hair that sleek and shiny overnight! What do you think – does Beyoncé take the easy route to perfection?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Feb 22 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Flaunting her curves in a seductive strapless gown, Beyonce Knowles shimmied down the red carpet at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 22. I’m not sure how I feel about this dress – what do you think of the overwhelming print? The frock landed her on the Worst Dressed list this year, but I don’t think it’s thaaat bad. Love the classic hourglass shape, flirty fishtail train, and impeccable detailing in the bodice – the side insets are undeniably slimming on B’s bootylicious figure. The oversized gold floral pattern is just too much – I’d picture this print on upholstery, not a glamorous dress. Not that there’s anything wrong with adding a little color to your basic black dress (if you like the look, check out CoutureCandy’s fun options for spring like Syla by Sylvie Cachay’s Bella Dress in Hazy Daze or LaROK’s Sophia Dress in Black). To complete her ‘fit, Beyonce chose a dazzling gem encrusted ring to complement her monstrous wedding ring (Rachel Leigh’s versatile Nicoli Ring in Gold would go with either frock above), smoothing her hair into a sleek ponytail with curls falling down her back – possibly a hair piece? Overall B’s look is elegant, yet simple – at least she didn’t over do it in the accessories dept, since the print is an accessory on its own. What’s your final verdict on the frock? In case you didn’t catch the Oscars live, Beyonce took the stage with Hugh Jackman and performed an eclectic montage of classic showtunes during the Oscars ceremony. High School Musical stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens also joined in for the finale, as well as Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper from Mamma Mia!. It was a pretty crazy number, directed by Baz Luhrmann of Moulin Rouge! fame (so that’s how the Moulin Rouge theme song made it into the mix!). If anything, the montage proved Beyonce can still sing and dance her heart out, and even threw in a few bars of her recent cover “At Last” – in your face, Etta! Now that the show is over, B is prepping for her tour and asking fans to come up with the best rendition of her “Single Ladies” video. The winner of the contest will be $2,500 richer and have their video shown during the upcoming tour – not a bad prize! Will any of you be sending in your own submissions?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jan 25 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. After a quick jaunt in LA after her inauguration activities in DC, Beyonce Knowles caught a departing flight from the Los Angeles International Airport on January 25. She might be famous, but that doesn’t mean she’s subject to special treatment: airport security made her take off her jacket and heels, and a female officer patted her down after she walked through the metal detector. Not something you see everyday! For her flight, presumably back to NYC, where she and Jay-Z cohabitate, B started with a loose graphic tee (try Signorelli’s Autism Speaks Long Sleeve Tee with Rhinestones in White), a comfy leather jacket (check out 3J Workshop’s Rock n’ Rose Leather Blazer in Charcoal), and dark skinny jeans (like Hudson’s Mimi Super Skinny 12 ¼ Leg Jean in Noir), carrying an oversized purple tote (check out the similar shade of Rocco e Dante’s Dr Phil Doctors Bag in Purple) and flaunting new super, super straight locks. I’m loving her gray suede heels with python trim – so true to her style! What do you think of B’s high flying ‘fit? It seems like everyone is mouthing off these days about the constant scrutiny female celebs receive about their weight, and Beyonce is no stranger to criticism. A few weeks ago Anne Hathaway mentioned B’s curvy figure while venting to the press: “I don’t think it’s just Hollywood that gives out that message [that women have to be thin]. As a society we put out these unrealistic body images to young women. But I’m a normal shape and Scarlett Johansson is not a skinny, skinny girl. Beyonce Knowles looks after herself and has a beautiful body.” B is known for her bootylicious figure and is a great role model for girls to look up to, but do you think we’ve all gotten a little too body obsessed these days?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jan 18 2009 in Washington, DC. Making a special trip to Washington, DC in the days leading up to the inauguration, Beyonce Knowles put on quite a show on January 18. Taking part in the “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” showcase, B lent her voice to the festivities at the National Mall just before the inauguration. At the chilly outdoor performance, Beyonce wore an ornate chocolate brown coat (try CoutureCandy’s elegant outerwear options like Amberlynn’s Victoria Coat in Plum or Suzabelle’s Ballard Coat in Red) over a chic black turtleneck (similar to PGD Style’s Jaclyn Cozy Turtleneck Top in Black) with shiny black leggings. Sweeping her hair back into a sleek half up ‘do, B finished her look with black chandelier earrings (like Lisa K’s Lace Cake Earrings in Gold/Black), black boots and black gloves. What do you think of the look? Personally, I think it screams Sasha Fierce, letting us all know B’s new persona is here to stay in the New Year. In addition to her performance at the “We Are One” celebration, Beyonce sang Etta James’ classic “At Last” for the Obama’s first dance as President and First Lady at the Neighborhood Ball on the night of the Presidential Inauguration. Though I thought her performance was spectacular, apparently not everyone did – most notably Etta James herself! At a concert in Seattle last week, the aging songstress bashed both President Obama and Beyonce to the crowd, telling all: “I tell you that woman [President Obama] had singing for him, singing my song, she gonna get her ass whooped… The great Beyonce … but I can’t stand Beyonce. She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol’ president day … singing my song ["At Last"] that I’ve been singing forever.” Coming from a woman who B recently portrayed onscreen, I’m a little taken aback by the stinging criticism! Do you think Etta should have been asked to sing the song herself, or was it best to ring in the new Presidential era with a fresh face?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jan 11 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. It seems no matter where they go, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are always an impeccably dressed couple, and the 2009 Golden Globes were no exception. Arriving at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 11, B and her man made a spectacular appearance on the red carpet. Beyoncé dazzled in a seductive sequined strapless white gown by Elie Saab (try CoutureCandy’s more casual white frocks like Gold Hawk’s Mini Sequin Dress in White or Shumaq’s sophisticated Fiona Dress in White). I love the elegant-yet-racy look created by the high slit and short train, but I can’t help but wish the dress was just a half size larger – it looks like her buxom boobies are about to pop! Wearing a breathtaking diamond collar necklace with matching stud earrings by Lorraine Schwartz (nab the elegant look with faux diamonds like Rachel Leigh’s Estelle Stud Earrings in Silver and CC Skye’s elegant Pave Stud Bracelet in Silver), B swept her hair back in a sleek ponytail (possibly a wig?) and wore neutral satin heels to complete her look. Love the edgy dark nail polish complementing the dramatic eyes – a nice contrast to the creamy white gown. What do you think of B’s busty look? In other B news, Beyoncé started the year off right with an incredibly generous gesture: donating her entire salary from Cadillac Records to the Phoenix House, the rehab center where she trained for her role as songstress-turned-heroin addict Etta James. The Phoenix House operates addiction treatment facilities in nine states, including B’s home state of Texas as well as California, Florida and New York. The official amount of her salary is undisclosed, but some reports go as high as $4 million! Britain’s The Daily Star is reporting a source close to the star revealed: “Her incredibly generous gesture to Phoenix House comes as no big surprise to those close to her. Without fanfare or publicity of any kind she has quietly given away millions to causes that move her… Beyoncé has acted, like she always does, from the heart and if she’s helped save even one life over Christmas she’ll consider every last cent well spent.” B’s selfless act literally leaves me speechless, proving that the philanthropy award she received in October was definitely well deserved! Were any of you moved to make any special holiday sacrifices this year like Beyoncé?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Dec 31 2008 in St Barts, FWI. Taking some time to indulge in her recent success, Beyonce Knowles took a romantic trip to St. Barts with her hubby Jay-Z over the holidays. Out for a day of fun in the sun on December 31, it’s a little frightening to see such impractical spike heels on a teetering dock! Dressed in a sexy color block tank dress with multi-toned stones embellishing the neckline (check out Zoa’s Tri Colored Wool Dress in Melange Grey for cooler temps, or Prairie NY’s trademark stone embellished dresses, like the Chain Necklace Dress in Navy Lynx), B walked the plank with her hubby before jetting away on a private boat for the afternoon. I love her shiny little black clutch (see Antoinette Lee’s dainty Mia Bag in Navy Shimmer), flashy gold earrings perfect for the Caribbean (try Lisa K’s Lace Cake Earrings in Gold/Black), and of course her gleaming wedding ring visible in the photo on the right (check out fun options like Rachel Leigh’s Floris Ring in Blue). The look screams Sasha Fierce, no? 2009 is looking bright for B (or is it Sasha?), starting the New Year off right at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the fourth week in a row with “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” How much did you all love dancing to this song when you were out clubbing over the holidays? I wasn’t that big of a fan at first, but it looks like I’m not the only one to change my mind. Even Whitney Port looked like she enjoyed herself when it was played on “The City” last week! Online downloads of the song increased a whopping 150% in the last week of 2008, with the song currently ranking #2 on iTunes. “If I Were a Boy” also remains in iTunes top ten, giving B even more reason to celebrate with a romantic New Year’s Eve sojourn in the sun. You can also look for Beyonce on the big screen this spring, playing a wife whose husband is stalked by a crazy co-worker in the thriller Obsessed with Idris Elba and Ali Larter. You can definitely count on B kicking some ass in the flick – director Steve Shill did plenty of research to get the girl-on-girl fight scenes right. Shill said, “We did look at girl fights on YouTube. There’s a lot of hair pulling, shouting, and rolling around on the ground. We didn’t really want to do that.” When in doubt, always check YouTube! What do you think of B’s acting skills – will you be making a trip to the theater to check her out?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Dec 04 2008 in Miami, FL. Taking a moment to step back in awe at the Art Basel Miami exhibition on Dec 4, Beyoncé Knowles and her hubby Jay-Z spent a lovely afternoon taking in the variety of international works on display at the colossal event. Dressed elegantly in a cerulean blue sheath dress hugging her curves (get the look with a similar fitting frock like Black Halo’s Trapunto Sheath Dress in Black or nab the brilliant hue with Karina Grimaldi’s Jasmine Silk Mini Dress in Royal Blue), B wore a sexy pair of python stilettos complemented by a chunky black necklace (make it wearable with Michele Michel’s Hematite Opera Necklace in Silver). Letting her voluminous locks curl naturally in the humid Florida weather, Beyoncé carried a boxy black leather purse (try Rocco e Dante’s oversized Katie Bag in Blue) with a leather jacket slung over her arm (finish your ‘fit with Gold Hawk’s Ruffle Leather Jacket in Moonless Night). Very trendy yet sophisticated, and not too over the top – I’m lovin’ the bold blue shade of the dress! B’s latest project, Cadillac Records, was just released on Dec 5 – have you had a chance to check it out? If not, no worries – you’ll have a chance to see Beyoncé on the big screen a lot in 2009, with a couple of new projects in the works including Obsessed, a thriller starring Idris Elba and Ali Larter. One thing you won’t see B doing in the New Year? Starting a family. Beyoncé recently confessed her fear of childbirth to the press: “I’m terrified of having a child. No way! I’m terrified of delivering a child because I saw my nephew being born. That traumatized me. I’m only 27. I’ve got time.” It’s no secret that Jay-Z wants to make some babies – how long do you think he’ll hold out for Ms. B?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Nov 19 2008 in New York, NY. With her new album out and just two weeks from the release of Cadillac Records, Beyonce Knowles has been making quite a few public appearances as of late… or should I say, Sasha Fierce has been stealing her thunder? Though she’s been rocking the new persona onstage – complete with her cyborg glove and futuristic costumes – B took a moment out of her busy schedule to ponder her first love: fashion! Beyonce was honored as Seventeen Magazine’s Style Star of the Year in NYC on Nov 19, attending the Hearst Tower soiree in a decadent cabernet colored frock by Jean Paul Gaultier (nab B’s effortless elegance with a similar ruched dress like Walter’s Silk Jersey Ruched Sexy Dress in Cobalt or Lotta Stensson’s Satin Shirt Dress in Wine), augmented by a sky-high hair pouf and chunky beige platforms. Keeping her gems simple with a glitzy pair of swinging pendant earrings (try Kuo Ting’s Amethyst and Purple Coral Earrings in Gold in a similarly decadent hue), B surprisingly left her glimmering wedding ring at home – hope Jay-Z doesn’t notice! I’m not always a fan of Beyonce’s Texas infused style (ahem, the height of her roots tonight), and Seventeen definitely could have gone for a younger fashionista, I think this year is fitting for her to win the award. From her secret marriage to her clothing line to ritzy dates with her new hubby, it has been a tumultuous year for B and it seems every time she steps out the door she manages to look almost fabulous. Do you think she’s deserving of the award, or do you have someone else in mind?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Nov 09 2008 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Never one to disappoint on stage, Beyoncé Knowles gave a fantastic performance that brought the house down at the 2008 World Music Awards held in Monte Carlo, Monaco on Nov 9. Kicking off the awards show with her latest release, “Single Ladies,” B rocked the stage in a unique ‘fit topped off by a Michael Jackson-eqsue one glove finishing touch. To get her sexy look, B started with her fav body hugging leggings (try Denim of Virtue’s more wearable Patience Straight Leg in Lurex Gold), fierce gold heels, a loose fitting white blouse (like Zoa’s Ruffle Front Long Cotton Shirt in White) and a cleavage boosting black vest with Oriental gold cording detail (try the similar fit of Gold Hawk’s Men’s Vest in Solid Black). Though the blouse is so revealing it’s a little frightening, I must say I love that B took a chance here and channeled her new persona Sasha Fierce – what do you think, does the look work for her? From the European VMA’s to her gig in Monaco and back to London, B has been quite the Euro traveler over the past week, and I have to wonder if she’s getting into character for what she hopes will be her next highflying project. Last week, Beyoncé revealed she’s eager to play a superhero in her next feature flick, and she’s already in talks with studio execs to make the dream come true. B told the press, “I want to do that type of movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?” Personally, I don’t know who would be better to play a foxy femme fatale than B – can you picture her in the notorious red, white and blue leotard?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 28 2008 in New York, NY. Gearing up for the release of the highly anticipated Cadillac Records next month, in which she stars as the legendary Etta James, Beyoncé Knowles made a stunning appearance at a promo gig for Bloomingdale’s in NYC on Oct 28. Lucky customers who attended the event and purchased a dress from B’s House of Dereon line at the swanky shopping mecca received an autographed copy of the soundtrack for Cadillac Records, which won’t be available to the rest of us until the movie comes out on Dec 5. With her hubby backing her up, B’s entrepreneurial savvy just keeps getting better! For the event, Beyoncé donned a glamorous off-shoulder LBD (try Zoa’s Puff Shoulder Cotton Stretch Dress in Black or Ingwa Melero’s Denim Sofia Dress in Jet Black) with blue satin heels, accented with silver tear drop earrings (like Michele Michel’s Onyx Diamantine Drops Earrings in Silver) and a sparkly black and silver cuff (Rachel Leigh’s Clasp Jeweled Bracelet in Blue would go perfectly with heels like B’s). I love the balance between the sexy dress and heels and the edgy black nail polish, with one exception – what’s up with B’s roots being teased so high? I have to guess that she skipped the stylist’s chair and instead put on one of her infamous wigs. Though she’s been spotted wearing them in the past, a friend recently dished to InTouch about her well stocked collection: "The majority of them are custom-made from real hair and she's probably got $1 million worth of stunning wigs. It's part of the reason why she always looks so gorgeous." So that explains it! From the way it looks in the picture, what do you think – fake or fabulous?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 22 2008 in New York, NY. Making a stunning statement in her glistening party dress, Beyoncé Knowles made her way from a swanky cocktail soiree to a romantic dinner with her hubby Jay-Z in NYC on Oct 22, pausing to smile for the paps outside as the dynamic duo were escorted by their horde of bodyguards from one gathering to the next. Wearing a classy, eye-catching emerald green dress (try Shumaq’s Penelope Dress in Green) with a ruffled black overcoat (like Shumaq’s Corinne Coat in Black) and stellar gold peeptoe heels, B looked every bit the glamorous fashionista she is. Adding chunky multicolored earrings (tone it down with Kuo Ting’s elegant Hammered Tear Drop Earrings with Emeralds in Gold) and a matching jewel encrusted bracelet (try Danielle Stevens’ Pearl Bracelet with Emerald Gem in Gold and add Rachel Leigh’s Snake Ring in Green for extra dramatic effect) as the finishing touch, B carried a black leather tote with ring handles and polished off her look with a half up ‘do showing off her sleek straightened locks. Though she was born in Houston, B recently spoke out about her love for the city she shares with her hubby and has come to consider home: “I am [a New Yorker] now. When I first came here, people weren't friendly and I didn't know where to go. Now I love it. I enjoy access to foods I never had before, like Cuban or Indian. I love how multicultural it is. You walk down the street and see so many different races. It's normal here and abnormal to be closed-minded. That's beautiful.” Enough said!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 14 2008 in New York, NY. Paying homage to the show that propelled her to fame way back when Destiny’s Child was virtually unknown, Beyoncé Knowles made an appearance on MTV’s TRL in Times Square on Oct 14. Clad in a voluptuous Etro ‘fit, B put her look together with a sexy strapless mini dress with an intricately beaded skirt (try Zoa’s Ruffle Tunic in Black or Tricia Fix’s Marilyn Top in Black for similar varieties), shiny black leggings (like Laura Dahl’s Longfellows Leggings in Noir) and some seriously fierce black python boots. Flaunting what appear to be fresh extensions swept into a puffed up half ‘do, Beyoncé kept her look sleek and simple, opting for black nail polish as her only accessory. Though she’s stopped by the show many times before, this week was B’s last promotional appearance, as the epic teenie bopper show will be cancelled in November after a decade of hits. B returned to the show to garner interest for her two singles off her new album that dropped last week, “If I Were a Boy” and “Single Ladies.” B told the crowd on Tuesday, "I can remember being 16 or 17 when they asked us to be on the show, and it was our big moment," she recalled, referring to her debut appearance with her Destiny’s Child bandmates. B will have her chance to officially say goodbye next month, as she has already committed to performing on the final taping, Total Finale Live, on November 16. Sort of sad and sentimental that TRL is coming to an end, no?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 04 2008 in Miami, FL. After splashing in the Miami sun all day with her sis, Beyoncé Knowles put on her best dress for the Diamond Ball sponsoring the Miami Children’s Hospital on Oct 4. B was the guest of honor at the gala affair, looking decadently foxy in her floor length red gown (check out the similar hue of Plenty by Tracy Reese’s Maxi Slip Dress in Red or Gold Hawk’s V Neck Silk Georgette Tunic in Ruby). Looking every bit the glamorous star she is, Beyoncé added sparkling medallion earrings (like Michele Michel’s Babe Hoop Earrings with Red Jade in Silver), a studded cocktail ring and a matching bracelet (check out Rachel Leigh’s Square Lux Bracelet in Gold and Silver), adding spice to her ‘fit with a flash of unexpected gold nail polish. How do you feel about the full-coverage dress – is it too conservative for B’s bootylicious body? At the Diamond Ball, B was honored to be inducted into the Miami Children’s Hospital’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her continued charity work over the years. The award couldn’t have gone to a more deserving star, considering hubby Jay-Z is also known for his generosity – look out Bragelina, there’s a new power couple saving the world!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 03 2008 in Bermuda. On the eve of the release of her first new album singles, Beyoncé Knowles retired to Bermuda for some fun in the sun on October 3. Next week B’s two new singles, “If I Were a Boy” and “Single Ladies” will be available for your listening pleasure, but don’t count on hearing the rest of album for another two months or so. The album’s Nov 18 release date has been pushed back because B hasn’t had time to finish recording between her busy acting schedule. Still, she found time to relax down south with a drink in hand while catching some rays before getting back in the studio. For her tropical rendezvous, Beyoncé wore a brightly colored bandeau (try Marysia Charleston’s Bamboo Ring Bandeau Bikini in Orange) with an orange and white sarong (check out Letarte Swimwear’s tunic version in a similar print, the Long Sleeve Tie Tunic Dress in Pink Boho), tortoise shell sunnies (like Nour’s Kiara in Oro) and a simple charm necklace (like Christie Martin’s unique Sterling Silver Triple Disc Necklace in Sterling Silver). Gotta love the color coordination, but I have to wonder a little bit about the way she wrapped her sarong around her tummy – is she trying to hide something? Before jetting off to the sunshine, B talked to the press a little about the collaboration she’s been working on, "I have worked on this album for close to one year. I have taken the time so I can create my sound. Something that says who I am at this stage in my life. I have poured my heart and soul into it. It is my baby." Now I’m definitely intrigued! Have any of you had a chance to listen in to her new sound?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Sep 05 2008 in New York, NY. I was so amazed by Beyoncé Knowles stunning performance at Fashion Rocks last week that I almost missed her equally divine appearance on the red carpet on Sept 5 at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Rocking the winged eyeliner trend that is sure to be all the rage this fall, B looked as foxy as ever in a sophisticated LBD with futuristic silk insets by Costume National (check out Lotta Stensson’s Ruffle Mini Dress in Black), polishing her look with killer metallic pumps, sparkly clip earrings (try Michele Michel’s chunky Rose Clip Earrings in Silver), and opting to wear matching black and silver cuff bracelets on each wrist (try Accessories and Beyond’s Cinderella Leather Bracelet in Black). The final touch: Beyoncé’s brand-spankin’-new 18 karat diamond wedding ring! Looks like B and Jay-Z are finally official, and the sparkle from that $5 million dollar baby is enough to light up a room! In other B news, reports have surfaced that Beyoncé has her bootylicious behind insured by one of London’s top insurance companies for a cool $1 mil. Outrageous, right? Except for the fact that it’s pretty common for other celebs with notorious body parts to insure them against unforeseen events. Heidi Klum has her supermodel legs insured for $2 mil, and Mariah Carey’s gams have been insured for almost a decade in case she gets injured while touring… or merely walking in those sky-high stilettos she loves so much. In typical B fashion, her lips are sealed when it comes to discussing personal matters, but it’s definitely plausible this little tid-bit could be factual. What do you think – should celebs have the option to insure their best assets to protect their careers?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Sep 05 2008 in New York, NY. Wearing a glamorous canary yellow dress, Beyoncé Knowles lit up the stage at the Fashion Rocks show in New York on September 5. Performing hits from the past including Etta James’ “At Last” and stunning the crowd with her duet with Justin Timberlake, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” B’s performance culminated when she took the stage with 15 other divas to perform the new charity single, “Just Stand Up.” The new single and the proceeds from the Fashion Rocks show benefit the Stand Up To Cancer foundation to raise funds for cancer research – quite a noble cause! To achieve B’s dramatic look, try a fun yellow frock (like Ella Moss’ Piper Dress in Daisy or Tricia Fix’s Angelina Cocktail Dress in Radiant) paired with chunky jeweled earrings (try Rachel Leigh’s toned down Mesh Square Drop Earrings in Gold) and a classy pair of heels (like Matiko’s matching Mona Heel in Yellow). For the fashion and music themed gala, Beyoncé tried out a new ‘do, returning her brown locks to blonde and teasing the roots sky high in an attempt to emulate Etta’s signature ‘do. How do you feel about this glam rendition of the past – can B pull it off or would she have been better leaving her brown tresses untouched for the event?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Aug 25 2008 in New York, NY. Always some version of classy, the lovely Beyoncé Knowles went out to dindin with her man in NYC on August 25. B was looking especially fancy in her tailored coat and heels, and even her bodyguard sported a collared shirt with a sweater vest – but apparently hubby Jay-Z didn’t get the memo, clad in his usual tee and sneaks. Acting like their usual super secretive selves, the jubilant married couple exited the restaurant sharing a laugh – maybe because they were both rocking their sunglasses at night? For her night out, Beyoncé put together a very chic ‘fit, wearing an olive green herringbone jacket that I have to assume is Chanel when combined with the layered gold pearl necklace (try Robyn Rhodes’ Grace Necklace in Gold for a much more affordable version). B layered an olive tank under her polished jacket (like PGD Style’s Fancy Tank in Walnut) with blue ultra skinny jeans (like Desert Blue’s Phoenix Skinny Jean in Navy, which fits as comfy as leggings) and dressy neutral toned heels. B added her signature oversized hoops (check out Kimberly Faith’s Large Open Hoop Earrings in Brass Gold), funky tortoise shell spectacles, and her fav python print tote (similar to Carla Mancini’s Tote with Front Tassel in Python/Black) to complete her look. While some celebs tend to be too matchy-matchy with their dinner wear, what do you think about the herringbone and python combo – does it work for her? Besides settling in to married life in the city, B has been hard at work recording the new charity single, “Just Stand Up,” with just about every songstress in the biz, from Rihanna and Mariah Carey to Leona Lewis and Natasha Bedingfield. Beyoncé will also appear at this year’s “Fashion Rocks” showcase in September, with proceeds also benefiting the Stand Up to Cancer foundation. B is also feverishly working on her next fashion venture: she and mama Tina Knowles will feature their designs in a fundraising fashion show for Barack Obama on September 9. Besides B and her mom, the show will also include Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, and Juicy Couture, to name a few. The event is hosted by Sex and the City fashionista SJP and Vogue headmistress Anna Wintour and will benefit Obama’s campaign – and also probably provide some sweet threads for Michelle on the campaign trail!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jul 31 2008 in New York, NY. Fresh faced Beyoncé Knowles (shielded by her bodyguard’s hand) and hubby Jay-Z attended a private party together at NYC’s Spotted Pig pub on July 31. B kept it casual for the event hosted by Luke Wilson, wearing an all white ensemble (check out James Jeans’ Tom 5 Pocket Straight Leg in Aspen White and PGD Style’s super comfy Bobbie Basic Tee in White to get the look, but hurry, it’s almost Labor Day!) with tan peep-toe pumps, shining silver hoops (like Michele Michel’s Hammered Hoops in Silver) and an oversized python tote (check out Carla Mancini’s Tote with Front Tassel in Python/Black). Press-shy Beyoncé usually keeps the controversy to a minimum, but this week the drama unfolded regarding L’Oreal’s new Feria ad campaign featuring the bombshell songstress. The accusation: did L’Oreal really lighten Beyonce’s skin tone for the ad? Comparison photos of B’s normal skin tone and the ad point to the unfortunate conclusion that something is way, way off. L’Oreal has denied they altered the photos in any way, yet they have no explanation for the lightened appearance. Do you think the color change was intentional? On a brighter note: Jay-Z finally confirmed he and B tied the knot back in April in this month’s issue of Vibe. The smitten hubby revealed their reasoning behind all the secrecy, "You have to have something sacred to you and the people around you. I shared so much of my life. I should have something to hold on to. I just think [marriage] is really a part of your life that you gotta keep to yourself." Couldn’t agree more!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jun 26 2008 in London. Beyoncé Knowles has been laying low since her still unconfirmed nuptials to Jay-Z took place back on April 4, but she was all smiles at the Heathrow Airport in London on June 26. Maybe it’s marital bliss? B was on her way to see her husband’s show in Ireland, representing her home state of Texas. For being caught in the airport, B looks pretty good, even in her ultra casual duds. Wearing sultry dark skinny jeans (like True Religion’s Julie Skinny Jean in Dark Pony Express), layering a comfy long sleeve tee under her homestate emblem (try Laura Dahl’s reversible Stratford Longsleeve Tee in Black/White Piping, the cotton silk blend fabric is amazingly comfortable), and the essential dark tortoise shell shades (check out JeeVice’s Evil in Gold Striped), B accessorized with big silver hoops (see Lana’s Ocean Drive Earrings for a cool multi-toned alternative) and toted a patent leather black bag with a chain strap handle (like Rough Rose’s Jewel Hobo in Black). My only suggestion: leave the heels at home, there's no way they can be comfortable for trekking around an airport the size of Heathrow! In other news, the Dreamgirls star has been hard at work behind the scenes, perfecting her third solo album to be released this fall, and prepping for her upcoming world tour in 2009. Timblaland also recently said he’s teaming up with the songstress and is producing an album for Jay-Z: both guaranteed to be packed with hits, obvi. The smoldering couple separately made the Forbes Celebrity 100 list this year, ranking #4 and #7 on the list of the most powerful and wealthy celebs. With successful careers, cash and luck like theirs, what could be next? Rumor has it, a baby could be on the way for the power couple (hmm, explanation for the secret wedding, and B’s absence from the paps?). Maybe they took Snoop Dogg’s advice: "I told them to go home and make babies. They should, that's the next step as far as marriage, having kids ... add on to the family, so hopefully that's what they'll do." What do you think?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on May 06 2008 in New York, NY. Beyonce Knowles came out to support her man, Jay-Z, as she hit up Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z’s concert after-party at 40/40 Club in NYC on May 6, and was definitely on Chanel overload! I'm not saying she doesn't look amazing, but between the belt, necklaces, gloves, and bag... it's a little much! To get Beyonce's megawatt look for less, start with a slinky black shirtdress (like LaROK's Kayak Shirt Dress in Black), and pair with a high-waisted patent leather belt (similar to Jack Rabbit Collection's Patent Leather Breathless Belt in Black). Next up, pile on the chain (check out Gemma Redux's Libby Necklace with Green Onyx) and pearl necklaces, grab a pair of black leather gloves and a killer bag and you'll be set for a night on the town. It seems that the internet community is up in arms lately due to Beyonce's risque new ad campaign for her House of Dereon Baby Collection, which features tiny young girls in full faces of makeup and wearing super skimpy clothing. Many feel the disturbing ads cross the line, with the young girls wearing lipstick, boas and three-inch spike heels. Um... creepy much! One internet blogger said of the ads, "What is the next ad going to look like? Babies wearing gold metallic bikinis while five-year old boys throw Monopoly money on them? Let our children be damn children at least ’till the age of 8. Then they can worry about bikini waxes and putting out." Ouch! What do you think- did B's new ad campaign go too far?
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Feb 24 2008 in New York, NY. Beyonce was spotted leaving dinner at La Esquina in NYC on February 24 sportin' a new blonde 'do... making me wonder, is it a wig? Her real hair? Extensions? Either way, I like it. Don't ask me why, but I think Beyonce rocks the blonde. Do you? For her look, B stuck to black, wearing a warm parka (check out LaROK's Jetsetter Max Parka in Black) with black denim (like Deener's High Waist Cigarette Jean in Tar). Beyonce accessorized with a black patent leather bag (similar to Lesa Wallace Handbags' Franko Bag in Black) and big gold hoops (like Rebecca Norman Jewelry's Large Hammered Hoops in Vermeil). It seems that Barack Obama's daughters, Malia and Sasha, are big fans of Beyonce, as well as Hannah Montana (like the rest of the world), but have only one thing to say about Britney and Paris: "yuck". Obama told US Weekly, "they got to meet Beyonce backstage at a concert and they just love her to death. They're pretty down on Britney and Paris and all of that. They think that's very `yuck'." Rude! That is cute however that they love B so much, she is pretty universally loveable.
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Dec 02 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. Beyonce was spotted strutting through LAX on December 2 like it was her own personal runway, as the diva headed to catch her plane to Paris to enjoy some downtime with her boo, Jay Z. Rocking a much darker 'do (which I think makes her look amazing), Beyonce definitely dressed up for the airport, wearing a snakeskin coat over a basic tank and grey jeans (like Pierce Jeans' Miami Tyler Straight Leg Jean in Dolphin Grey). Beyonce accessorized her outfit with a sky-high pair of maroon heels and a big, roomy bag (check out Dutchy Handbags' Sassy Doc Bag in Brandy) perfect for carrying everything she needed to bring onto the plane. In Paris until the 10th, Beyonce and Jay Z stayed at Hotel Meurice and enjoyed all of the finer things in life on their trip. From fine dining at such exclusive eateries as L'Avenue to shopping at ultra-luxe stores as Chanel and Dior, it seems that this dynamic duo sure knows how to pamper themselves (but then again, this is Beyonce we're talking about!). Also, word has it that the couple enjoyed a show at the Crazy Horse Cabaret... because even Jay Z and Beyonce like to get a little frisky every now and again. Talk about an unforgettable trip to the city of lights!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jul 31 2007 in New York, NY. Beyoncé was all smiles and waves as she left MTV's TRL Studios in New York on July 31, looking casual and polished as she headed to her waiting car. Wearing medium-dark jeans (like 7 for All Mankind's A Pocket Jean in New York Dark, how fitting because she's in New York!) with a vintage "Nets" tee-shirt (Raw 7's Bee Tee in White is also a vintage-inspired graphic tee), diamond bracelets and detailed silver hoops (similar to Michele Michel Jewelry's Garden Earrings), I just wish Beyoncé would lose that uber-tacky Louis Vuitton bag! B has said this week about how she doesn't like going onto the internet very much, because she doesn't like reading hurtful things about herself on gossip-sites. Beyoncé says "There's one or two sites that I can go to. But if I go on the Internet and try to see what people are saying, I'll probably want to crawl under a rock. I'm still human and certain things, it just hurts, so I try not to read the Internet too much.” That's part of being in the spotlight, B- people are always gonna talk! Apparently though, the rest of the world was searching for Beyoncé on the internet this week, all due to that infamous fall of hers at her concert. In case you didn't know, she tripped going down stairs at a recent show, and this little blunder made her the number 1 internet search over the past week. Oh Beyoncé!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Oct 24 2006 in Sydney, Australia. Beyonce must be overjoyed that her new single, Irreplaceable, is doing so well, due to how it raised sales of her flop-esque album "B'Day" 169 percent, when in weeks prior the album had basically disappeared from the Billboard listing. Beyonce's first two singles, the mediocre Déjà Vu and the shriekfest otherwise known as Ring The Alarm, were predictable and didn't have the catchy hooks that Irreplaceable features. Another thing going for the catchy jam is it's chock-full-of-attitude music video, which shows a smokin' hot Beyonce kicking her cheatin' man to the curb. In the video, just when her man thinks she wants to kiss and make up, she snatches his necklace from him and strips him of his sweatshirt, both of which she obviously bought him. Ah, nothing better than a song where a freeloader gets kicked out onto his butt! On a promotional tour for her new album in late October, Beyonce hit up Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, in clean dark jeans and a black military coat. Keep putting out hits like Irreplaceable B, I know for a fact it's on loop on my iPod right now!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Jul 19 2006 in Los Angeles, Ca. Recently releasing her summer smash hit "Déjà vu" with boo Jay-Z, Beyonce is sizzling all over the place! In her sexy capris, like our Stitch's Seminole Cropped Jean in Medium Wash and a saucy top similar to our Lotta Stensson Drawstring Disco Top in Coral, Beyonce is definitely ready to hit the town to promote her new slammin' song. What I really want to know is whether or not she will reunite with her former Destiny's Child bandmates anytime soon, because although they claimed that their previous album would be their last together, I listened to "Bills, Bills, Bills" the other day and got nostalgic!
Beyoncé Knowles seen on May 19 2006 in Cannes, France. Beyonce strolls through the streets of Cannes, France as she exits the Martinez Hotel. Looking chic and casual in white Theory Mena Shorts and a flowy tank similar to our Ella Moss Marley Tank, Beyonce accessorizes with a floppy sunhat and oversized sunglasses as she waves to her fans. For this crisp spring look, you don't have to go to Cannes, simply slip into Theory's classic white shorts and you're all set for a sun-drenched weekend getaway.
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Apr 25 2006 in New York City, New York. Beyonce and longtime boyfriend Jay-Z hit up one of their favorite New York eateries, Da Silvano Restaurant in New York City. The Tuscan establishment is known for its high-profile clientele including Lindsey Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson. Beyonce took advantage of the warm weather and opted for Stitches Cherokee cutoffs, a striped tank and a hook and eye knit cardigan.
Beyoncé Knowles seen on Mar 26 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Beyonce jumped on the bandwagon with stars such as Britney SPears and Mariah Carey as she officially entered the perfume market in March of '05 when she helped launch Tommy Hilfiger's, Tommy Hilfiger's newest perfume "True Star". Knowles chose this beautifully detailed frock from Lotta Stensson for the event and paired ip up with some dark denim jeans. Stensson's frocks are great for looking glam at more casual events, especially when paired with jeans. Beyonce's style icon status def went up with the fabulous ensemble!