Monday, August 6, 2018

Beyonce on the September 2018 Cover of Vogue Magazine

Beyonce is currently on the US leg of her & hubby Jay-Z's OTR II tour and you can catch her on the September 2018 cover of Vogue magazine. On the cover which was shot Tyler Mitchell, Beyonce is wearing a GUCCI gown and a LYNN BAN headpiece which was adorned with a floral headdress by REBEL REBEL. Beyonce specifically chose Tyler to shoot her feature and if you don't know who the 23 year old photographer is, you should. You can get to know the photographer HERE. In the issue, she in her own words about her life, body, heritage and so much more. For more on Bey's feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstand. 

Alexander McQueen dress and corset. Lynn Ban earrings.

On pregnancy & body acceptance:
After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look. I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months, and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it. Looking back, that was crazy. I was still breastfeeding when I performed the Revel shows in Atlantic City in 2012. After the twins, I approached things very differently.

On opening doors:
When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell. Clearly that has been proven a myth. Not only is an African American on the cover of the most important month for Vogue, this is the first ever Vogue cover shot by an African American photographer.

On legacy:
My mother taught me the importance not just of being seen but of seeing myself. As the mother of two girls, it’s important to me that they see themselves too—in books, films, and on runways. It’s important to me that they see themselves as CEOs, as bosses, and that they know they can write the script for their own lives—that they can speak their minds and they have no ceiling. They don’t have to be a certain type or fit into a specific category. They don’t have to be politically correct, as long as they’re authentic, respectful, compassionate, and empathetic. They can explore any religion, fall in love with any race, and love who they want to love.

On her journey:
There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through hell and back, and I’m grateful for every scar. I have experienced betrayals and heartbreaks in many forms. I have had disappointments in business partnerships as well as personal ones, and they all left me feeling neglected, lost, and vulnerable. Through it all I have learned to laugh and cry and grow. I look at the woman I was in my 20s and I see a young lady growing into confidence but intent on pleasing everyone around her. I now feel so much more beautiful, so much sexier, so much more interesting. And so much more powerful.

Floral headdress by Phil John Perry for Rebel Rebel. Erickson Beamon earrings. Lynn Ban necklaces.

Louis Vuitton dress. Alberta Ferretti shoes.

Valentino dress. Philip Treacy London hat.

Gucci dress. Bulgari earrings.

Dior dress. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello earrings.

Wales Bonner suit. Lorraine Schwartz bracelet.

Credit: Vogue magazine

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