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On the Run II Tour in Glasgow (June 9)

June 11, 2018

Beyonce performed during the 'On the Run II' Tour with Jay-Z at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. The singer wore one new outfit by Peter Dundas. After the show, she thanked her fans on Instagram: "Thank you Glasgow for being an amazing audience!"




Beyonce's Hair Colorist Shares Inspiration Behind Her New Blonde Hue

June 11, 2018

She’s known as Queen Bey for a reason! Beyoncé and Jay-Z kicked off their On the Run II tour in Cardiff, Wales, on Wednesday, June 6, and while the show is epic for so many reasons (think: insane musical talent, jamming songs, gorgeous costumes), we couldn’t help but be mesmerized by Beyoncé’s #flawless cascade of curls. So you can imagine our delight from Bey’s longtime hair colorist Rita Hazan (the same woman who crafted the perfect shade of blonde for those history-making 2018 Coachella performances in April) agreed to spill all the details on the summery strands.

“I got a call that Beyoncé wanted her hair color to be super dramatic for this show which is why I jumped on the soonest flight to Paris to meet with her last weekend,” Rita tells Us. When it came to deciding on the perfect shade, the colorist, who first started working with Bey about seven years ago at the recommendation of the diva’s hairstylist Kim Kimble, explained that it was all about minding the details (i.e. lighting, wardrobe, makeup, etc.).

“She was requesting color that was impactful and that would translate well on stage with the bright lights and her fierce wardrobe,” Hazan says. “I ended up making the ends of her hair extremely golden blonde – not ashy – and her roots a few shades darker. It took a few hours to create but overall she is embracing a more natural look and texture.”

While the half-up style and tight ringlets are similar to the waist-grazing urban glam look she sported at Coachella, the On The Run II hue is noticeably warmer than the music festival’s ashier blonde. The new shade is the perfect complement to her sculpted golden goddess makeup look, complete with a neutral lip, shimmering eye and graphic winged liner.

Beyoncé's Wings Of Desire Unveiled At The V&A

May 11, 2018

"I do love butterflies", Grammy award-winning superstar Beyoncé tells me, "but the Papillon was something special". Today her dazzling Papillon will be unveiled as a permanent exhibit at the V&A Museum, donated it as a gift from her private collection, to the William & Judith Bollinger Gallery. The ring’s glittery green mosaic-style wings, created by London jeweller Glenn Spiro using 326 tsavorites, and not surprisingly, 342 brilliant-cut diamonds, "Yes, diamond’s are always a girl’s best friend," says Beyoncé, who spends time looking for distinctive jewels because, "they remind me of a special moment".

"She and Jay-Z buy beautiful things", explains Spiro, "Not just jewellery but also art; they are collectors." The three friends were hanging out together in Los Angeles, in a suite at the Peninsular Hotel, when the subject of the V&A seeking exciting examples of contemporary jewellery cropped up. "She immediately said she’d like to donate the jewel," he says.

When he was originally imagining the design in his West End atelier (once the showroom of couturier Norman Hartnell) he fashioned the stones flat. It wasn’t until he developed a titanium spring, wrapped like a diamond-set antennae over the knuckle, that the butterfly’s wings took flight and were able to flutter in time with Beyoncé’s finger.

"This titanium setting couldn’t have been done until recently and it’s so incredibly delicate," says Richard Edgcumbe, Senior Curator of the V&A Museum, as he turns the butterfly over in his gloved hands. "Of course it's close in spirit to the quivering en tremblant jewels of the 19th-Century which also needed human agency to make the diamonds quiver and come to life. Beyoncé is a role model in so many ways that having her personal jewel will be transforming to the gallery," Edgcumbe adjusts his tie, "to be honest we’re all quite star struck at the thought of it".

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend 2

April 22, 2018

Beyoncé returned to Coachella last night for the second weekend—and her second performance as headliner. The performance wasn't streamed this time, and despite an initial announcement, SiriusXM radio's live stream didn't include her set.

Visually the show was refreshed, with Beyoncé and her 100 dancers and band members washed in shades of magenta and virtually every ensemble the singer wore was swapped out for a new look.

The set-list, however, remained untouched and she was again joined by husband Jay-Z, former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams as well as her sister Solange Knowles. There was an extra surprise, as the singer was also joined by J. Balvin for a quick run of "Mi Gente."

Beyoncé's Coachella merchandise collection was expanded with two new items, which are now available on the Coachella Pop-Up Store website.




Olivier Rousteing on Dressing Beyoncé in Balmain for Coachella 2018

April 15, 2018

It all started when stylist Marni Senofonte approached Olivier Rousteing after his Fall 2018 runway show for Balmain and explained to him that she was trying to find the right designer to create custom looks for Beyoncé’s upcoming Coachella performances. “Marni told me that the shows were all about survivors and that B was looking for something in a military style,” Rousteing says. “Our silhouettes and our sort of Mad Max, futuristic take on military looks for Fall were a perfect fit.” But, of course, Queen Bey was not about to wear something that was going to be mass-produced, so Rousting went to work with Senofonte and the rest of Beyoncé’s team to create two custom Balmain stage wardrobes, one for each of her performances tonight and next Saturday night. Rousteing also dressed the 200-some dancers on stage, as well as Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who reunited with Beyoncé for a Destiny’s Child throwback moment. Rousteing only had a few weeks to pull it all together, spending sleepless nights and long days creating the Egyptian-inspired gold-and-black cape with intricate embellishments; as well as a hologram-fabric black jacket and bodysuit; a collegiate-style embellished yellow hoodie with “BAE” written on the front; a camouflage and mesh minidress; and a top decorated with a 2018 Beyoncé crest that shows a bee, a raised fist, a panther, and an Egyptian goddess. “By the end it felt like Marni and I were in a relationship,” the designer said with a laugh. “We went to bed texting and emailing one another and woke up doing the same.”

Parkwood Holiday Party

December 16, 2016

On Thursday, Beyoncé hosted a holiday party for her record company, Parkwood Entertainment, at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in L.A. There was a screening of Lemonade (complete with popcorn featuring a silhouette of her in "Formation," and Lemonheads candy) and a full-blown exhibit of all Bey's Lemonade costumes. The singer took to the stage to perform "All Night"!





New Holiday Arrivals at Shop.Beyonce.com

November 29, 2016

Check out the new Holiday arrivals at Shop.Beyonce.com!

New T-shirts on Beyonce Shop

October 7, 2016

Two new "Slay Or You Get E(lemon)ated" T-shirts are available for pre-order on Shop.Beyonce.com!

New Formation World Tour Merch

September 2, 2016

New Formation World Tour merchandise is now available for pre-order at Beyonce's Sidestep store! It's less than a week until the second U.S. leg of the tour kicks off in East Rutherford!

Beyonce's Style Explored in New Book

August 31, 2016

Katie Baron’s Fashion + Music delves behind the scenes to understand the beginnings and making of Beyonce’s iconic style.

Written by former Dazed and Vogue contributor and trend forecaster, Katie Baron, the book gives a unique insight into how fashion and music, working as twin agents, have reflected but also influenced popular culture. It features exclusive interviews with the creatives behind some of the most iconic and era-defining looks of music’s greatest heroes, including Beyonce. It explores the power of fashion as a make-or-break tool within the music industry’s creative process and gives context to the sound.

​There are two chapters featuring Beyonce and her work with B Akerlund and Jenke-Ahmed Tailly. The Akerlund chapter looks at their partnership for the campaign announcing the 2013 Mrs Carter World Tour, and the 2013 "Beyonce" visual album in particular the styling for "Superpower".

The Tailly chapter is solely focused on the partnership between Beyonce and her former creative director and that unique time period in Beyonce's career.

Check out exclusive pictures from the book in the gallery and remember to credit BeyonceOnline.org when sharing! The book is available now through Laurence King Publishing.

New Arrivals to Beyonce Shop

August 21, 2016

New "Lemonade" merchandise is available for pre-order on Beyonce's official store!

The Formation World Tour in Stockholm

July 27, 2016

Beyonce performed during the Formation World Tour at Friends Arena on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.




UPDATE: In the gallery you'll find a sketch of the new outfit Beyonce wore.

BTS: The Formation World Tour (Fashion)

July 20, 2016

Costume designer Marni Senofonte gives a look behind the scenes of the wardrobe of The Formation World Tour.

Beyoncé to Wear Francesco Scognamiglio in Milan

July 15, 2016

Francesco Scognamiglio has designed one of the outfits that Beyoncé will wear on Monday night in Milan on the stage of her “Formation” world tour.

The Neapolitan designer, who debuted his first haute couture collection in Paris earlier this month, realized a hooded bomber jacket entirely covered with Swarovski, as well as a pair of pants combining crystals with precious floral-inspired decorations.

“I wanted to interpret the energy, strength, femininity and talent of a real style icon through my personal point of view with the goal of creating an unforgettable look,” Scognamiglio said.

Since the early stages of his career, the designer has often worked with international celebrities, in particular Madonna, who wore a Scognamiglio outfit in her “Give It 2 Me” video, directed by Tom Munro in 2008.

The Formation World Tour in Glasgow

July 8, 2016

Beyonce performed during the Formation World Tour at Hampden Park on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Glasgow, Scotland.




UPDATE: In the gallery you'll find a sketch of the new outfit.

Lemonade Patch Set

June 24, 2016

A Lemonade-themed patch set is now available for pre-order on Beyonce Shop! The Lemonade iron on patch set comes with 6 individual patches:

• Baseball Bat / 4" x .65"
• Lemon / 4" x 3.7"
• BOY BYE / 4" x 3.4"
• Lemonade / 4" x 1.3"
• Bee / 4.1" x 4"
• Hot Sauce / 4" x 3"

Shipping starts on 7/11.

The Formation World Tour in Pittsburgh

June 1, 2016

Beyonce performed during the Formation World Tour at Heinz Field on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.




In the gallery you'll find a sketch of the Atsuko Kudo outfit for the tour.

Del Posto restaurant in New York (May 24)

May 25, 2016

Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted leaving Del Posto restaurant in New York last night. The singer wore a Giamba floral maxi and Saint Laurent biker jacket.

The Formation World Tour in Minneapolis

May 24, 2016

Beyonce performed during the Formation World Tour at TCF Stadium on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The singer wore a new costume again!




UPDATE: In the gallery you'll find sketches of the new outfit.

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Beyonce Knowles may have worn dresses by David Koma before, but no piece he has created for her could have been more important than the one she wore for her comeback performance. After giving birth to baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter five months ago, Knowles has been at home with her daughter and husband Jay-Z, but her Atlantic City Memorial Day weekend concert required something a little more spectacular than her recent dressed-down chic. Koma designed a panelled bodysuit for the star, featuring lace detailing. "I absolutely love to work with Beyonce and her team and I'm very happy that she is back," London-based designer Koma told us. "She looks more beautiful than ever and it's always a pleasure to work with her!" The new mother performed a range of songs from her back catalogue - from new hits like Love On Top, to old favourites like Crazy In Love - as well as tributes to other legendary divas: performing Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You and Lauryn Hill's Ex-Factor.
Fashion designer Tina Knowles shared the applause this past weekend as the costumes she designed for her daughter, Beyonce, received high praise from press, fashion critics and fans who came to see the iconic entertainer perform at Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, over the Memorial Day weekend. The four sold-out shows at the beach front resort's premiere weekend were highly anticipated as it had been a year since the iconic entertainer performed and her first since giving birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Tina Knowles, supported by Tim White and Scott Nylund of her House of Dereon fashion label, designed two original costumes for House of Dereon Couture and supervised all of the wardrobe worn by Beyonce as she performed her non-stop, two hour set. The outfits, designed with luxury fabrics which included custom designed metallic leathers and velvet applique, incorporated hundreds of hours in handwork, custom finishing and intricate beading which included Swarovski Crystals. In addition, Ms. Knowles also designed some of the costumes for Beyonce's dancers. "Performing these concerts were so personal to me," said Columbia Records/Sony Music artist, Beyonce. "Music is an expression of who I am and my performances needed to reflect my fashion aesthetic as well as the production elements incorporated into the staging for the shows." She continued, "My mother and I are so close and connected on so many levels, both personally and professionally. Having her design and supervise the wardrobe direction assures me that I will be able to express my love of music and fashion as well as my creative vision for the overall production." House of Dereon Creative Director Tina Knowles said, "This is the fun part of the job! To be able to design costumes for stage is a complete thrill on every level. Through fashion, we are able to add an exciting visual component to the live performance which is what going to a concert is all about!"
Nicholas Kirkwood‘s shoes have appeared on the feet of some of the hottest names in entertainment, but he still got a little starstruck when he saw that Beyoncé wore his glitter satin sandals ($1,265 at mytheresa.com) to a dinner hosted by Michelle Obama. “I think Beyoncé looked great!” the designer told us at the opening of his Manhattan store. “How could you not be excited to see Beyoncé in your shoes?” While Beyoncé is a pro at walking in high heels, Kirkwood knows that every woman has their own heel height preference. “Heels can be quite wibbly wobbly,” he said. “Some of my clients can literally wear them all day. Some girls are so used to wearing heels it’s almost more painful to wear flats.”
Beyoncé has tried an array of blue nail polishes lately—from robin’s egg to sapphire—which is why we caught up with her manicurist Lisa Logan to get the details on Bey’s favorite hue. “Blue is a great color, and it looks amazing on Beyoncé,” she told InStyle.com exclusively. “We always have a variety to choose from.” So, are her azure lacquers a tribute to her new daughter, Blue Ivy? “That’s up to anyone to decide!” Logan said playfully. “It is a pretty color, though, and Beyoncé wears it well.” Check out four lacquers worn by the star, and find out why her manicurist picked each shade.

Nails Inc. in Baker Street
For her first public appearance as a new mommy, Knowles lacquered up in a true cobalt by Nails Inc. "You can identify this color right away because it's such a bold shade," Logan said. Find it for $19.50 at sephora.com.

Ginger + Liz in Ivy League
"For the People spread, we used Ginger + Liz's polish in Ivy League," said Logan. "You can't tell because the picture isn't close enough, but we added a clear Minx decal that says "Ivy" on it." Get the same hue for $12 at gingerandliz.com.

Nails Inc. in Connaught
Amp up your opaque blue polish with an extra coat of glitter. "We've also used a few of the Nails Inc. 3D Glitter Polishes," Logan said. Shop them for $9.50 each at sephora.com.

L'Oreal Color Riche Nail Polish in Now You Sea Me
A bright teal is a playful alternative to a punchy cobalt. "Beyonce has also worn L'Oreal's Nail Polish in Now You Sea Me," said Logan. The shade is available for $6 at lorealparisusa.com.
Listen to your mother: "My best beauty advice came from my mother," says Beyoncé. "She always says that outer beauty fades and inner beauty has a lasting effect. She also told me to wash my makeup off before going to bed. I don't always, but I'm trying!"

Really baby your hair: "I make a hot-oil concoction with natural oils and vitamin E for Beyoncé to put on under a heating cap," says Beyoncé's hairstylist, Kim Kimble, who has worked with the singer for 12 years. "She asks for sulfate-free shampoos, which are gentler. She knows so much that I always tease her and say she's a frustrated hairstylist!"

Embrace girl power: "My mom owned a hair salon, which was a great place to see women come together and start friendships," says Beyoncé. "I did learn a little about taking care of my hair, of course, but the lessons I learned about taking care of others and myself were much greater."

Keep it natural: "Beyoncé just likes to look like herself," says makeup artist Jackie Gomez, who's worked with the singer for eight years. "If we use false lashes, we use individuals, and I use a peach-toned primer to brighten her complexion."

Make a statement: "During the last election, Solange said she wanted Obama spelled out on her nails," says Beyoncé's manicurist, Lisa Logan. "So I asked Minx to make a nail with Obama's face on it to surprise Beyoncé and Solange. You can expect to see those again!"
This manicure is dedicated to...Blue Ivy! Donning a bright blue dress for her first public appearance since she gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy a month ago may have been overkill, so instead, new mom Beyonce Knowles rocked a bright cobalt nail polish on her fingers in honor of her and Jay-Z's first-born daughter. In NYC Monday, the 30-year-old new mom sported Nails Inc. in Baker Street (out in March at Sephora) with her red-hot Alice by Temperley form-fitting dress at her hubby's Carnegie Hall concert after party at his newly reopened 40/40 Club. "Check out Beyonce's blue nails called Baker Street by Nails Inc. I love this color!" Lisa Logan, Beyonce's manicurist, tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. Since the hue isn't out yet you can try copying Bey's mani with L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in "Jet Set to Paris." ($5.99, lorealparis.com) The azure lacquer wasn't the only way the songstress was feeling blue -- she also donned a giant, sapphire sparkler on her pointer finger. It was a late night for Beyonce and her man, both of which stayed out until 4:30 a.m. "They were sitting on the top tier of same seating the entire night, just laughing, eating food -- the chef at the club is Jay-Z's personal chef as well and he sent out salads to them at 2:30 a.m.," a source tells Us Weekly. "Beyonce did have a martini at another point in the night, but she barely sipped it." "Towards the end of the night she was sitting with two of her friends and took out her phone," the source adds. "She was showing them pictures -- she was gushing and smiling and her friends were doing the same. She was very happy to be there, she had a lot of security."
In the months leading up to the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce was busy shooting videos and promotions for her album 4, but she also made the time to design gear for President Obama's re-election Campaign. Bey and her mother Tina Knowles participated in "Runway to Win," in which a number of celebrities and fashion icons are tapped to design T-shirts and other items for President Obama's re-election campaign. According to New York magazine, the effort was spearheaded by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who wrangled a number of her friends and fashion world peers to design shirts, tote bags, scarves and bracelets for the Obama campaign. In addition to Beyoncé, Diddy and hip-hip impresario Russell Simmons, others who've thrown in include First Lady Michelle Obama fave designer Jason Wu, as well as Rachel Roy, Narciso Rodriguez, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, rag & bone, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Tory Burch and Tracy Reese. Beyoncé's effort, designed in conjunction with her mother, Tina Knowles, is a $45 white T-shirt with the phrases "yes we can," "words do inspire" and "transform a nation together," randomly scattered across the front in different fonts. (Simmons and Diddy's shirts have not yet been revealed." The current fundraiser is a sequel of sorts to a similar campaign in 2008 called "Runway to Change," and the proceeds will go to the Obama Victory Fund. Pre-orders are being taken now and all the items are slated to go on sale online on February 7. Click here to pre-order the T-shirt designed by Beyonce.
From an African Queen to a sexy Goddess; from a trailer park sensation to a breathtaking impersonation of Dietrich; from a rodeo heroine to simply a King, Beyoncé has graced her unique approach to style in an eclectic range of editorials--a pure elegant beauty with an underlying sizzle that symbolizes sexy. In this tour de force, let's take a look at the most memorable style moments of Vogue's Best Dressed honoree.

Whether she’s glammed up on the red carpet or dressed down for a shopping trip, one of Beyoncé‘s most enviable accessories is her glowing, luminous skin. So what’s the mommy-to-be‘s secret to beauty? “She’s ahead of the game and willing to try new things,” her longtime makeup artist Mally Roncal (left) tells PEOPLE. “What’s old is new again with her. She’s so experimental and is such a true artist.” And now that Beyoncé is pregnant with her first child, Roncal, who most recently did the singer’s make-up with the Mally “My Favorite Things” kit (available on QVC.com) for her 20/20 interview, plays up her natural glow. “She’s the most beautiful pregnant person I’ve ever seen in my life,” the makeup artist shares. “ she really just wanted to look healthy, glowy and natural but with that hint of glamour.” To get Beyoncé’s glam but understated 20/20 look, use the kit’s “Firework” eye shadow all over the lids, followed by the “Twilight” eye shadow in the crease of the eyes and the “Purple Rain” eye shadow across the lash line. “I like to play with color on her to add interest and draw attention to her eyes,” Roncal says. “But the key is to always blend properly so that you don’t see any harsh lines. That really adds to the healthy glow of the skin.” The makeup artist also used two different eyeliners on Beyoncé, and finished the look with the “Fuzzy Navel” lip gloss. “It’s this gorgeous, soft peach ,” Roncal explains, “and not only did go crazy but Katie Couric was like, ‘Oh my god, I have to have it!’”
Beyonce on why joining sister Solange in the pages of Vogue made her so happy.

When it comes to their wedding gowns, celebrities want to make it big, so they usually hire the most prestigious designers in Hollywood. Beyonce, on the other hand, confessed that her wedding dress was designed by her mom, Tina Knowles, says Us Weekly. Beyonce's stylist, Ty Hunter, told reporters at Us that the successful singer and soon to be mom wore a wedding dress in April 4, 2008 that was designed by her mother, Tina Knowles. The 30 year-old singer always relies on her mother when it comes to fashion and beauty and she has never failed to impress anyone with her dazzling outfits and hairstyles. Beyonce was gorgeous on her wedding day, too, because she wore a strapless white dress designed by her mother. The gown which was decorated with ruched details, a fitted bodice and a sprawling train was shown to the public during the latest video that the singer produced "I Was Here”. The fact that Beyonce has assigned her mother the difficult task of designing the bridal dress shows how strong their relationship is. In addition, Jay-Z’s wife is sure that her mother is a good designer because the latter has produced all her costumes ever since she was a child. When she performed in Destiny’s Child, Tina, 57, would design all the girls’ costumes. Even though the color and the model were basically the same, every costume was uniquely created to reflect the personality of each girl. Since she is so skillful at designing clothes, Tina and Beyonce have set up their own brand House of Dereon, named after her mother. Their first collection was displayed during the London Fashion Week this September. There are many other brides who opt to wear custom-made designs from a parent during the most important day of their lives. Like Beyonce, Dylan Lauren from Dylan’s Candy Bar wore a dress that was designed by her father, Ralph Lauren, at the wedding ceremony which was held in June this year. This way, celebrities add a special touch to their wedding nuptials and they get to wear unique gowns.
Wearing the same size as your sister doesn't mean doubling your wardrobe for Solange Knowles. The singer tells Vogue (via Us Weekly) that she "never borrowed clothes from Beyoncé when we were growing up." She adds, "my style is a little more tame, and hers is a little more adventurous." Still, Solange is supportive of her sister's signature style. "I love seeing her with an hourglass silhouette," she tells the fashion bible, admitting that she even checks blogs to keep up with Bey's vacation outfits. She points out a polka-dotted Marc Jacobs outfit a pregnant Bey wore on a recent trip to Paris, saying it was "like something Jackie O might have worn, but when Beyoncé wears it, it's transformed." Clearly, there's no cause for sibling rivalry when beauty and style run in the family!

Now that Beyonce is pregnant, there are certain smells that turn her stomach. “My nose, I smell everything from a mile away,” Beyonce said during an interview with The Associated Press while wearing a long, flowing purple dress, her baby bump showing. “Usually it is food, it is onions or something that I just can’t tolerate.” Her new fragrance is not one of them. On Wednesday, Beyonce was busy promoting Pulse, her third scent. For the creator of girl-power anthems like “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “Run the World (Girls),” Pulse represents another extension of that theme. “I always meet strong, powerful women and they always have a signature scent,” the 30-year-old said. “That is one of the first things I was so proud of. I thought about Diamonds and Elizabeth Taylor and all these icons, so I am so proud of this.”

AP: How is this fragrance different from your others?

Beyonce: This is very fresh. This is all about citrus, but it also has vanilla in the back. It is important for me for a fragrance not to just smell like one thing. I think women are interesting and I don’t like for you to be like, “Ok, this smells like this.” I like for it to be something signature and something that brings out your inner beauty and your confidence and makes you feel like you leave a long-lasting impression on someone. Read more...
Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles talk to CNN's Becky Anderson during London Fashion Week about the launch of their fashion label, House of Dereon, and Beyonce's pregnancy.

Beyonce: I grew up in a fabric store. Unfortunately my mother would say: "Come on let's go to the fabric store," and she would make all of these beautiful clothes for myself and the other ladies of Destiny's Child, and after so many years my fans said we want to buy these clothes somewhere, so it was a natural thing for us to do this line, and it's so great for us to be able to do it together, number one because we get to spend time together, and two because we have such respect for each others' taste.

Becky: Tina what is it like to see not just your daughter but your designs on television?

Tina Knowles: Oh it's unbelievable sometimes and I never anticipated that. I started designing things out of necessity because there were budgetary restraints. So I would buy fabrics instead of clothes and just make them.

Beyonce: Back in those days they wouldn't loan us the clothes.

Tina: And it's funny when you need the clothes they won't loan them to you, and when you don't need them everyone wants to give them to you, so that's how it started but that was very exciting to see the clothes on TV. Read more...
Dolce & Gabbana were "proud" to dress Beyoncé Knowles for her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). The Italian design duo dressed the pregnant star in a purple sequinned jacket with black high-waisted trousers and a low-cut white shirt for the awards show. While wearing the demure garb, Beyoncé opened the jacket and rubbed her baby bump live on stage in Los Angeles on Sunday. The 29-year-old singer earlier graced the red carpet in a flowing gown and cradled her growing tummy as she announced the news to reporters. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were thrilled to be involved in the announcement of the star's happy news. "We are very happy for her maternity, and we are proud she announced it while wearing Dolce & Gabbana!" Dolce told New York Fashion magazine. "She is versatile, determined, and never afraid of changes." Gabbana added that the duo often listen to Beyoncé tracks while they work. The fashionista also insisted the stunning singer will maintain her glamorous aesthetic throughout her pregnancy. "She will be a fantastic mother and we are sure that during her pregnancy she will not lose a bit of her glamour and sensuality," he said.
Gareth Pugh has been designing his eponymous avant garde label since 2005, but he's hardly a household name. The London-based 29-year-old is known for his dark, edgy designs and exaggerated silhouettes in a variety of wild materials (read: PVC), and his creations often blur the lines between art and fashion. He even has opted to show cutting-edge fashion films in lieu of runway presentations during Fashion Week in Paris. Lately, however, some of the biggest stars in the world have been incorporating Pugh's designs into their wardrobes -- namely Beyoncé and Lady Gaga -- which has brought his work to the attention of a whole new audience. He's currently collaborating with MAC cosmetics for a line that debuts in November, so he's about to become even more high-profile. I chatted with Pugh at the launch of his MAC collection last night, and he shared his thoughts on dressing Beyoncé, commercial success and the one person on the planet he'd most like to dress.

Recently so many huge stars have been wearing your looks. What has that done for your business, and have you been getting a lot more attention because of it?

It brings what I do to a new audience. When we first worked with Beyoncé, it was fun to witness a new reaction among a new crowd. Beyoncé has a very different crowd than what would normally follow me. When I choose to work with these people, it's not a business decision, it's more about if I like what they do. Beyoncé is an amazing performer, she's great live, is a really great person, and she's at the top of her game – so it's great for me to do these things with her. However, I don't do it so that I can sell more dresses. The thing with working with big names like that is it's good, but it can also have a very adverse effect. Like when Olivier Theyskens started working with Madonna, everybody saw it so much that when it was available in shops nobody wanted to buy it. It can be a good thing – and I do it very tongue-in-cheek – but I don't think it's inwards to really be commercially successful, I just kind of see it as a fun aside to what I do. It's great and I love doing it, but it's not because of any commercial motivation. Read more...