Beyonce on the cover of 'Out.'
Photo: Out Magazine
Ring the alarm. Beyonce is not only topless on her first magazine cover of 2014, Out, she’s also platinum with a bob à la Marilyn Monroe. We’ve seen a lot of different Beyonces over the years—case in point: We saw 17 of them just over the course of her visual album—but this is an entirely new look for Queen B.
Beyonce for 'Out.'
Photo: Out Magazine
Inside the magazine, we get a look at Beyonce’s revealing cover outfit: just two body chains and two tiny necklaces. But then again, those necklaces likely cost more than our clothes budget for the year, so you do you, Bey. Since she was in the midst of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour during the shoot, she was probably pressed for time and needed quick outfits to wear. (I mean, she didn’t even have enough time to sit down with the writer for a face-to-face interview—they emailed.) To be fair, though, Bey does make a great case for an all-white suit when she pops up in a beaded eyelet tuxedo in another shot.
Do you know what today is? It's the third of April. What significance does this date have (other than being two days after April Fools' Day)? It's the anniversary (seventh, to be exact) of the release of Beyonce's B'Day Anthology Video Album, King Bey's first video album. *SKRRRRRRRRT* Yes, internetlings. Bey stans likely didn't forget, but for the rest of y'all, there actually was a video album that predates Beyonce's eponymous "visual album" released late last year (December 2013). Now, technically, Beyonce the album, is still the first of its kind since the B'Day Anthology was released seven months AFTER the intial audio album dropped in September 2006. BUT, the fact that it exists at all is (A) awesome, and (B) a clear indication that Bey's been thinking about this concept for a very long time. In honor of B'Day's, well, b-day, here are all of the music-video wardrobe GIFs you'll ever need. Now, go on and watch Yonce writhe in all-leopard for "Kitty Kat," shake her derriere in
Dereon silver sequins for "Get Me Bodied," and tell that low-life to put everything he owns to the left, to the left, over and over (and over)!
All Original Video: Columbia Records/GIFs: MTV/Jenny Shafei
Most of us are far from flawless when we get into bed at night. The makeup comes off, the pajamas go on and face masks and zit cream are in full effect. Needless to say, most of us don't exactly wake up looking flawless either, especially when you're prone to drooling and "stylish sleepwear" equals your least-ratty T-shirt. But when Beyonce claimed in "***Flawless" that she woke up looking like... well, Beyonce, we
believed bey-lieved her. And then we all sighed and shrugged and said to ourselves, "Life's just not fair." But there's hope for us yet, fellow Beyhive devotees! Because even though you might not be able to wake up looking like Beyonce, now you can LITERALLY wake up looking flawless. (Or at least wear the word flawless on the back of your nightshirt.)
Learn how to do Bey's hair for yourself.
Photos: Getty Images/Notorious
How many times have you been out shoe shopping or picking out your next hair color and thought to yourself, "Hmmm. I seriously need some professional help right now." Don't you wish there was a way to ask stylists for tips without paying those hefty booking fees? Oh wait—THERE IS. Thanks to a genius new app called Notorious, you can now posit questions to experts in everything from beauty to fashion to home decor with one text-like click of a button. And I do mean experts. Like Shakira's personal trainer. Or Rita Hazan, Beyonce, and Katy Perry's hair stylist. That's right—you now have direct access to the magic behind Bey and KP's impeccable manes. Thanks, technology!
In between marveling at Beyonce’s ever-expanding Mrs. Carter wardrobe, we’ve always wondered what her process of collaboration is like with designers, how she ultimately chooses the pieces she wears, and exactly how many hours go into each of them. Thanks to a new video Bey rolled out on her YouTube page last week, now we know!
The behind-the-scenes clip is a fascinating look at all of the glorious clothes in the Mrs. Carter Tour and the stories behind them. As it turns out, Beyonce’s camp reaches out to different designers for sketches, selects favorites from those, and then fleshes out the fabrics and details. For the “Flawless” look that Bey unveiled last month, her team asked Givenchy to create a more “upscale and stage friendly” version of the look, explains fashion stylist Ty Hunter, which resulted in the bedazzled plaid shirt and sequined shorts with a plaid, suspender-y strap.
Shay Mitchell repping her Beyhive status.
Photo: Getty Images
ALERT: How are we just learning about this very proud member of the Beyhive??? Shay Mitchell is not only a Beyonce fan, but one who wears her merch. Often. We first spotted a pic of Shay wearing the
Angel crew neck in New York, and we were like, "Oh haiii, Shay, you're a girl after our own heart." Upon further research, we discovered that Shay isn't only wearing the sweatshirt because she likes the simple pink-and-black design, but because she knows very, very intimately how to wear Beyonce merch!
Beyonce wears Tom Ford's Molly dress on the Mrs. Carter world tour.
Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr
If anyone was going to debut Tom Ford’s namesake jersey dress from his Fall ‘14 collection, OF COURSE it was going to be Beyonce. She pretty much has a claim to it considering the “knockoff of a knockoff” was majorly inspired by her husband’s song—you know, the one that boasts the hook that's written all over it. Plus, let’s be real: The one thing Queen Bey can’t resist is a good sequined dress. So Beyonce, being Beyonce, hit the stage wearing the runway creation during her Mrs. Carter Show yesterday (March 18) in Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam.
Be Bey's twin.
Photo: Splash News/Topshop
Beyonce and her Mrs. Carter Show tour have been K-I-L-L-I-N-G it in the onstage wardrobe department. Her sparkly bodysuits and badass moto jackets are just adding to the already overflowing pile of reasons why Bey is Queen of our Fashion Universe. But even royals have to step out of their Versace originals every once in a while—you know, to level with us mere mortals. And what could be more relatable than strutting the streets of London in off-the-rack duds?
“I don’t think you’re ready for this jumpsuit” is what Beyonce could be singing during her Mrs. Carter Show tour, if she felt like riffing off the lyrics to “Bootylicious.” This sparkly nude number is the latest addition to Queen Bey’s ever-expanding killer wardrobe. It isn’t exactly the most nude thing we’ve seen Mrs. Carter in—the molded Blonds bodysuit she’s been wearing on stage is a frontrunner—but it is the closest we’ve seen Bey come to Britney’s iconic glittering nude suit from “Toxic” and, man, is she pulling it off.
Sure, many of the Oscars most-anticipated awards are doled out for exemplary acting, but don't forget, it's a night of musical performances, too. Gold statuettes of little bald men are awarded to Best Original Score AND Best Original Song winners, and often, there's time in the ceremony for the nominees to take the stage. As we gear up for Sunday night and the potential return of Pharrell's giant hat *fingers crossed*, we're looking back at some of the best performance outfits in Academy Awards history.
MADONNA IN 1991
Madonna performs at the 1991 Academy Awards.Photo: YouTube
Of course, we have to kick this off with Madonna. Arguably THE best Oscars onstage outfit of all time (IMHO), Madge channeled Marilyn Monroe for her performance of "Sooner or Later" from the Dick Tracy soundtrack.
Madonna performs at the 1991 Academy Awards.Photo: YouTube
She OWNED the stage in a slinky strapless white gown, a white fur stole, glamorous over-the-elbow gloves, and platinum blonde waves.