Who runs the world? While many of you would automatically answer ‘girls!’, Beyonce‘s catchy tune may find a new answer today, being it herself. Known to the world as ‘Queen Bee’, besides being an entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, dancer, mom and wife, Beyonce is now also launching a clothing line with tycoon Topshop owner Philip Green. It will be a streetwear line called Parkwood Topshop Athletic, and it is set to hit the stores and Topshop’s website in spring 2016. Beyonce’s streetwear line will go for sale in 20 countries around the world but do not worry, if yours is not be part of the picture, Topshop’s online store is here to stay.
There have often been rumors about an imminent partnership between the 34-year-old pop star and Green, and just a few hours ago Topshop owner (who also owns Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge), finally spilled the beans confirming the good news. Rumors that Queen Bee was interested in making a move in the fashion industry actually date back to 2014, when Sir Green and Miss Knowles had discussions regarding a new global fashion company.
Now that it is finally here, the upcoming thrilling fashion collaboration will be featuring a lot of athleisure pieces, including accessories and footwear. It is going to be a stylish and highly functional line-up, in the name of the perfect athleisure trend. Moreover, Parkwood Topshop Athletic is said to introduce a new era for Topshop.
Regarding the launch of Beyonce’s streetwear line, Topshop group’s parent company Arcadia officially stated that: “We are developing our distribution globally for the launch of this exciting new brand in spring 2016.” Arcadia’s owner Taveta also hopes to make Topshop’s profits rise, while Sir Philip Green hopes to overcome Topshop’s recent challenging time (the company has recently reported a 0.9% drop in sales in the UK).
Such revolution may actually have already begun, since Keeping up with the Kardashians youngest cast members, the Jenners, united forces to create a festive collection with Topshop. However, unlike this and other previous partnerships such as the Kate Moss x Topshop collection, Beyonce’s fashion line won’t be a mere collaboration, but rather a brand new company within an already famous company.
Beyonce, who has always called herself a Topshop enthusiast, will probably use her first fashion venture, called the House of Dereon, as an example for joining this new experiment, the results of which will mark a turning point for Sir Philip Green, too.
“We have been looking at this category as fashion inspired fitness develops, and know that this is right in our customers’ heartland. Creating a partnership with Beyoncé, one of the most hard-working and talented people in the world, who spends many hours of her life dancing, rehearsing and training is a unique opportunity to develop this category,” Green recently stated.
Is Beyonce ever going to retire? We hope she won’t!
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This room has just got hotter; Beyonce has released her line of flash tattoos and the photos portraying the 33-year old entertainment diva wearing some of the coolest designs. These photos do create a mix of sensations, so let’s take this slowly and go over every beautiful side of this art.
First, if you’ve been on a very long vacation and missed the latest hot trends in the beauty industry, you’re probably wondering what these flash tattoos are anyway. Let’s get this sorted out before we move on to the celebrity part. Flash tattoos are temporary designs that were pretty popular in clubs, bars, parties, festivals, and so on. They’ve been one of those fun things you do when you’re on a beach vacation and want to do something crazy, except you wouldn’t go for permanent tattoos. Think of them like a variation of a henna tattoo, but way cooler.
Flash tattoos have a metallic texture (either gold or silver) that’s making them so cool and glamorous. They’ve lately gained a broader range and are now on the wrists and shoulders of the leading fashion missionaries. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Well, it just got even cooler when Queen Bey herself joined the trend.
These black-and-white photos are doing nothing to hide the sexy cleavage and the usual careless-fun she’s having with those designs. The jewelry-inspired temporary tattoo company called Flash Tattoos has announced their partnership with Beyonce resulting in 5 sheets of flawless flash tattoo designs ” totaling to 57 individual designs. In fact, Beyonce has participated in the creative process by co-directing and co-designing the tattoos in gold and black. Moreover, she has also styled herself for the photoshoot, choosing the designs and the look that fit the theme. Wondering what she chose? Of course, it’s the iconic word “flawless,’ “BLOW,’ and a superb black and gold revolver. The company has also announced that apart from these 3 options, the sheets also include lines from “I woke up like this’ and “Pretty Hurts” lyrics.
Here’s a note though, summer is the best time to show off your Bey Flash Tattoos. Some would probably agree that the release is a little late with only one month left to summer, but I guess that’s how you get thousands of Beyonce fans empty down the online shelves. In fact, if you already can’t wait to order your designs, the tats are now available at Flashtat.com. The variety is much bigger than you see on the photos, so I’d suggest you don’t lose a second.
I can already see them going viral on the beach, although I’m sure that some of the most dedicated fashionistas have already done the introduction. No matter you’ve already been investing in flash tattoos or not, we predict a real viral wave going through the fashion world very soon. We think this campaign will trigger large masses to go for this trend, so if you like being one of the first, it’s time to go all in and get your royal tattoo sheets from the Queen herself.
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The 2016 CFDA Awards took place in New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom yesterday night and we already know all the award winners, among which Beyonce took home the statuette for the 2016 CFDA Fashion Icon Award! No wonder she looked like a real fashion icon in a glittering pinstripe Givenchy pantsuit, accessorized with precious diamond rings and earrings, as well as a super wide-brimmed black hat. While we have always considered Beyonce a flawless fashion icon, who constantly inspires her fans with her drop-dead gorgeous red carpet appearances and day-to-day casual looks, the news was kind of a surprise, since the organization had kept the award winner a secret until the ceremony this year.
Among the most noteworthy CFDA 2016 Award winners are Marc Jacobs, who is the best womenswear designer of the year, menswear designer of the year Thom Browne, accessories designer of the year Mansur Gavriel, and Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, who won CFDA’s International Award. Overall, it was a star-studded event with Naomi Campbell, Ciara, Alexa Chung, Karlie Kloss and many others shining bright like diamonds with their to-die-for designer gowns and beauty choices.
Beyonce, who made an appearance at the ceremony with hubby Jay-Z and cutie pie Blue Ivy, was actually on a break from her Formation Tour, and it was quite unexpected to see her at the event. She received the award from CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg, who praised her for her latest Topshop venture, the uber-successful Ivy Park activewear line, as well as for her remarkable influence over the fashion industry, in general.
Onstage, she pronounced a great speech, expressing her gratitude for the award and talking about her fashion background, stating that fashion has always been part of her life, even before she was born, since her grandmother was actually a seamstress. Since her grandparents didn’t have money for their daughter’s Catholic school tuition, her grandma “sewed clothes for the priests and the nuns and made uniforms for the students in exchange for my mother’s education. She then passed this gift onto my mother and taught her how to sew,’ stated the songstress.
She then praised all the fashion designers out there, who are like “airy godmothers, magicians, sculptors, and sometimes even our therapists’ working tirelessly to make each person see her own reflection, teaching them “how to embrace their complications, and see the flaws.’
With her Fashion Icon Award, Beyonce joins the list of such fashion influencers, as Pharrell Williams, Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, and Rihanna, who caused quite a controversy when appearing in a naked Adam Selman dress to accept her award back in 2014.
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Kendall Jenner and Beyonce are collaborating on a fashion project. Wait, what? Yes, the first reaction is always a surprise. It seems that you’d never expect to see these 2 on the same page, with the same style, agreeing to the same ideas, etc. Their fans and styles are so different, you find it hard to imagine the reason they came together. We all know Beyonce and her attempts to get into this business. And, of course, we know about Jenner, who has been modeling in the fashion industry for months, but can she be more than a catwalk model?
Some speculate that it’s the only way for Kendall to get out of the shade of the Kardashians and to try to do something outside the family, and the collaboration with Beyonce is the only solution. Well, if she could get out of the K zone and start her own path, why shouldn’t she? In fact, Kendall has always been the different one in the family, the one in normal clothes and even glamorous outfits. So, I’m cheering for her! Let those thigh-high boots take the market and be the number 1 source for shoes colder weather. And I’ll be one of the first shoppers to grab a pair of Queen Bey and Princess Kendall creations.
What will Kim Kardashian think? The media likes to put these headlines in a circulation, but there is absolutely no value behind them. Why does it even matter if the older Kardashian is informed about the project? Why don’t we concentrate on their project itself, discuss the details and the skills of these 2 hot celebrities, rather than creating the intrigue that will last only 24 days (48 if you’re lucky with your engagement rate).
If you think of it not from the celebrity gossip viewpoint, but from the point of a normal user (yes, people with normal browsing habits still exist), you’ll understand that Beyonce’s and Kendall Jenner’s partnership is more than logical. What would you write about if the Kardashian sisters did a whole fashion show together? You wouldn’t be too surprised, would you? Of course! These women are always doing something together, so what makes this even so special is the involvement of Queen Bey. She’s a diva, a role model and a god for a specific layer of music fans. People adore her and want to be like her ” flawless. Then there is Kendall Jenner, which has been on the Kardashian screen for too many times to skip the reality show part.
I say these types of partnerships are very successful (see, we’re already talking about them) and they’re also very interesting for us. We’re tired of mix and matching celebrity couples, we want partnerships now. And when we’re tired of that too, we’ll come up with something else.
Long live the show business!
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The first news about a possible Beyoncé x Topshop collaboration began breaking the Internet back in October 2014, and it took one more year to finally get any sort of confirmation. And now, on April 1st, we can finally see the first results of the joint venture between Beyonce and Sir Philip Green – the launch of the first Ivy Park collection (it’s not an April Fool’s Day prank!). To develop Beyonce‘s entire Ivy Park athleisure line, as Topshop‘s owner Sir Philip Green revealed, it took a grand total of 18 months and, apparently, it is “just the beginning’ of a brilliant journey between the two creative minds; speaking of excitement!
Named after Beyoncé and Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy, a preview of the collection was unveiled yesterday via the singer’s Youtube channel, where Beyoncé herself gave us a sneak peek of her athleisure-inspired Ivy Park pieces. The video consists of a well-balanced array of black & white shots, where we can spot Queen B standing in the middle of a playground, wearing her lineup’s items. The video then goes all the way into its more motivational mode, with Beyoncé running on a treadmill, stretching and working out in general. At the end, she even explains what the meaning behind the Ivy Park collection is.
“I would wake up in the morning, and my dad would come knocking on my door, telling me it’s time to go running. [‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇ]I remember wanting to stop, but I would push myself to keep going. It taught me discipline and I would think about my dreams; I would think about the sacrifices my parents made for me. I would think about my little sister and how I was her hero. I would look at the beauty around me, the sunshine through the trees; I would keep breathing.”
The promo even features Ivy Park’s main source of inspiration, Blue Ivy, who is filmed while wearing some utterly cute mini versions of the activewear collection’s ensembles. The collection will sell starting from April 14 via 12 retail chains and in more than 50 countries, including Nordstrom (which means there’s more chance to get your hands on the pieces!), Net-a-Porter and Topshop. It’s a huge collection indeed, with more than 200 pieces the price tags of which range from $30 to $200.
Ivy Park is perfect for anyone who likes to work out, from beginner runners to those who are fitness aficionados. It has technical performance characteristics, which will make anyone feel at ease while doing either yoga or lifting up weights, and includes everything from leggings (which come in three shapes) to bodysuits, varsity socks, sport bras and of course print jackets, which will be perfect to wear from the office to the gym. All of the pieces have been created to enhance the women’s body and to make them feel empowered.
“There are things I’m still afraid of. When I have to conquer those things I still go back to that park. Before I hit the stage I go back to that park. When it was time for me to give birth, I went back to that park. The park became a state of mind. The park became my strength. The park is what made me who I am. Where is your park?”
Photos courtesy of @weareivypark, @topshop
It’s a bit difficult to think ahead past the upcoming fashion month, especially with all the drama surrounding different brands popping up recently ” but this is something you’ll want to keep in mind that comes a bit further down the road. The 18th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be taking place in April 2017 with some show-stopping artists set to take the stage.
Sisters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles will be sharing the Coachella 2017 stage for the second time, only this time the tandem appearance is scheduled! Back in 2014, Beyoncé surprised fans by joining Solange on stage during her set. Now we can look forward to seeing the sisters again, and this time we’ll definitely be ready for it!
Last year is when LEMONADE and A Seat at the Table, by Beyoncé and Solange, respectively, were released and became number one albums, making these two the first sisters in history to do so. They do have separate performance times, but that’s not to say they won’t throw in a duet for the crowd!
This is the biggest announcement Coachella has given as far as its 2017 lineup is concerned, but that doesn’t diminish the excitement surrounding the other headliners!
We’re just happy that Coachella released its entire lineup for the upcoming festival.
Genre emphases have been placed on dance music and indie rock as usual, but there is also a particularly heavy leaning toward hip-hop music as well. A couple of names from each genre include Martin Garrix and DJ Snake (dance), Bon Iver and the xx (indie), and Guccie Mane, Future, and Mac Miller (hip-hop).
Lorde will be returning to the music stage for Coachella 2017 too, so that’s another unofficial headliner to look forward to, especially for fans who have been patiently waiting for the New Zealand artist to return after what dragged on to be a three-year hiatus. The Avalanche will also be having its own reunion show, as it will be giving its first show in ten years.
Tickets are officially on sale on Coachella’s website, and can be purchased for the festival’s two April weekends ” April 14th through the 16th and April 21st through the 23rd ” in Indio, California, at the Empire Polo Club. Radiohead will headline on the Fridays, Beyoncé will headline on the Saturdays, and Kendrick Lamar will headline on the Sundays.
This is easily the best, most diverse lineup Coachella has seen in quite some time, so make sure to take a look through the entire list of performers and head over to the festival’s website to grab some tickets. Tickets might sell quicker this year due to some of the larger performances, so if you’re hoping to go, you’ll want to act fast!
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Exactly a month ago, on January 7, 2012, the life of one of most beautiful celebrity couples, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, completely changed, as they became parents of the little baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter. Ever since the joyful news was announced, all the fans of the “crazy-in-love’ duo have been impatiently waiting to see the first pics of this little baby, who managed to bring life and love to their family, and revitalize the meaning of the family itself. Finally, editorials featuring celebrity babies present the greatest delight to the public, as the first photos of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby Blue Ivy Carter have been revealed!
We have the chance now to take a sneak peek into the beloved couple’s home and witness their greatest joy brought by the super-cute newcomer. The happy family posted several photos of Ivy Blue in the website created by the couple in honor of their lovely daughter. The photos show the little angel sleeping or in the company of her mom and dad. Indeed, just posting the images of their baby for free instead of selling them to tabloids was a generous act from the Hollywood couple.
In addition to the pics, the brief editorial contains a message from the couple: “We welcome you to share our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives. The Carter family.”
After the birth of Blue Ivy Carter in New York, the celebrity news reported that Beyoncé and Jay-Z want to file an application with the US Patent and Trademark office to have full ownership of their daughter’s unique name and prevent the appearance of any commercial products bearing this name. Once the application is approved, they can use their baby girl’s name a trademark.
The family attorney, Vikki Ziegler told to MTV News: “Seeking the trademark forestalls competitors from using the child’s name and or third parties from attempting to sell the baby’s name back to the couple. They are likely trying to protect what they rightfully own or created, shall we say, by trademarking Blue Ivy’s name.’
Meanwhile take a look at the first photoshoot of one-month-old Blue Ivy and express your opinion! Isn’t she really cute?
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