Beyonce’s new video, XO, has sparked quite a bit of controversy due to the fact that it contains recordings from the 1986 Challenger space shuttle occurrence in Florida. As we known the event ended in a tragic explosion only minutes after taking off, killing all seven members on board. This is precisely why people are unsure if Beyonce means her song as a tribute to the unfortunate event and its victims or if she’s using it to further views on her Youtube video that takes place in a theme park.
In response to the controversy, Beyonce told ABC Monday morning: ”My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster. The song ‘XO’ was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you.”
The verdict: looks like the Queen’s intentions are only pure, and this video is simply in remembrance that life is unexpected so live it while its here.
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Beyonce surprised us by releasing her self-titled album at midnight on iTunes. Suffice to say we’re spending all day today listening to the Queen. AND in addition to releasing 14 brand new tracks, the album contains 17 music videos to watch over and over to our heart’s content. Her ‘Pretty Hurts’ video has created the most chatter because in it she takes diet pills and portrays the feeling of not being enough in the industry. Beyonce is incredibly passionate about her art, so the videos portray her love for it even further, she explains this and spoke to fans through a Facebook video saying: “It’s more than just what I hear,” she said. “When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.”
Gisele Bundchen recently took to her Instagram for a sneak peak of her new fall campaign for H&M! Lately, the Swedish retailer has been star studding their campaigns with their most recent summer campaign being Beyoncé in a sexy bikini bod. Up until recent years, campaigns would debut in magazines but more and more campaigns and collections are now being brought to us by social media for the tech savvy generation!
Here’s your peak at shearling vests and cozy knitted whites!
As one of the most prominent fast fashion retailers in the world, H&Mmanages to consistently stay on our “nice” lists! After promising to ensure safer work conditions in Bangladesh, the company’s most recent campaign includes a pledge to feature more healthier models.
“We want to show diversity in our advertising and not give people the impression that girls have to look a particular way. By and large, I think we’ve succeeded: we’ve many different kinds of models from different ethnic backgrounds. In our last campaign we had a somewhat more buxom model, and now we’re using Beyoncé, who’s a bit curvier as well.”
Kudos to H&M for healthier ads and models!
I’m sure everyone has wished they were Beyonce at some point in their life, but correct me if I’m wrong! Anyway, the Queen B has decided to partner with the online website,“Rent the Runway.” The site gives people the opportunity to wear actual designer dresses/gowns for a fraction of the price, by simply renting. The 31 year old fashionista has selected her favorite pieces for her “Beyonce Boutique range,” which will include, sequined dresses, jumpsuits, mini skirts, patterned outfits, and more. “Making women feel confident and beautiful is something I’ve always been passionate about. That’s why joining forces with Rent the Runway was so organic.It’s more than just access to beautiful clothes; it’s about making women look and feel their best.”
This is the perfect site for us fashionistas who love Beyonce’s style, especially because she has personally selected the outfits for the site.
Now does that mean I can call Beyonce my stylist?
With only two days away from the HIGHLY (and I mean HIGHLY) anticipated premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, we are presented with a full Deluxe soundtrack album from the movie. We previously raved Jay-Z’s scoring and gorgeous preview tunes from the likes Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, and Florence and the Machine – and our wait is finally over! We’re treated with other amazing vocals like The Xx, Gotye, Jack White, and Sia who are all big names to an ensemble of a perfect soundtrack album.
Be sure to check out the rest of the album here! T-minus 2 days till the premiere! EXCITED yet?!
Here we have the full version of Beyonce and Andre 3000′s cover of Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black, which will appear on the Great Gatsby soundtrack. With this song, the new XX track, and more music promised from a slew of great artists, I’m more excited for the soundtrack than the movie. Listen above.
Let’s just say that 2013 is the year of Beyonce. I think we can all agree that the 32 year old sensation is proving to be on top of the world with SuperBowl headlines, her 17th Grammy, a highly rated Documentary on HBO, and
singing for the president, to name just a few milestones. So when the accomplished pop-diva kicked off her world tour, “Mrs. Carter” in Serbia on Monday night, she came out wearing- well, whatever she wanted (and rightfully so!). The Queen Bey prompted more than just a few raised eyebrows from her gold-sequined leotard, purposely embellished with sparkly golden nipples (unless it was seriously cold in there, but my judgement says that these erects were intentional). Madonna’s infamous Jean-Paul Gaultier cone bra was instantly put to shame. But that’s the kind of effect that Beyonce seems to give us all, and I am A-OK with that. So no hard feelings to our favorite Material Girl! Needless to say, the “Run The World(Girls)” singer got just what she wanted after debuting her world tour- headlines.
Not only did Bey pull out all the stops with her gorgeous costumes but shoe-fanatics (like myself) will love what she’s wearing on her feet!
Footwear designer Stuart Weitzman made “40, 50 shoes” just for the Mrs. Carter tour.
“We made her beautiful jeweled pumps, ankle boot lace-ups with metal trim on them,” he told People magazine. “We made her these boots up to the thigh that have a military influence. Those are the three principal designs, in lots of colors.”
There’s nothing like a Beyonce moment with full on, oozing sex appeal: cue the fishnets, and sky thigh- I mean high- legs! Don’t get it twisted, nipples and all we love her! So bow down haters.
Just as Beyoncé heads out for her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour today in Serbia, H&M‘s newest campaign featuring the Bey, has us feeling summer again! The 31-year old mom shows off her stunning belly-pierced bikini bod along with gorgeous Bahama scenes. “What makes these [H&M] pieces even more special is that Beyoncé herself had input into the design, and they are full of her own personal style,” said Ann-Sofie Johansson (head of design at H&M).
The pieces will be available at H&M this coming May so don’t miss out on your chance for some Bey approved apparel!
Kelly Rowland was the next artist to stop by “The World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show,” The Breakfast Club. With her fourth studio album “Talk a Good Game” set to release in the next two months; Charlamagne, Yee and Envy asks if she really does like her kisses down low which Ms. Rowland confesses she can’t go out without a guy unless he fits the description of her last single.
She discusses being in love with the upcoming album being more honest than before and opening up for the first time which Kelly’s having an authentic feeling with the project she plans to release. Currently, she’s doing a video journal similar to Beyoncé’s “Life Is But A Dream” documentary which she might put it out if it comes together right. The interview closes out with the three asking Kelly about a possible Destiny’s Child reunion which she remained quiet on the subject.