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Please Stop Showing Me Beyoncé’s Belly

September 7th, 2011

(Photo: Kristian Dowling/PictureGroup)

I don’t know what my mother or my best friend wore yesterday, but I do know that after sashaying around Venice in a multi-colored maxi dress, Mrs. Jay-Z moved on to a frilly white bikini in Croatia. I know this because I turned on my computer and logged on to the internet.

I get it, we care what celebrities wear. But every day do we have to be subjected to a story about Bey’s bump? Because I could write those stories myself, months in advance. The headlines would read:

Beyoncé in a Belly-Concealing Dress!

Look at Beyoncé’s Growing Stomach!

Bey—Still in Designer Fashions—Looks Like She’s About to Pop

Beyoncé Decorates Her Belly with Butterflies (never mind, I can only write that if Mariah gets pregnant again)

And then, of course, the inevitable one: Beyoncé Debuts Her Post-Baby Body

Because it’s been a few years since middle school sex ed class, a quick refresher: when a lady (even a famous lady known for her sexy, stupendous abs) is pregnant, she gets a big stomach. After about nine months, she has the baby and then, unless she is Lauryn Hill or Angelina Jolie, she has a slightly-bigger-than-normal stomach for awhile. So what is happening to Beyoncé is not news—it ceased being news from the moment she showed us her stomach at the MTV Awards. What we’re witnessing now is just biology.

What will be news is if Miss Tina starts a Knowles line of onesies and baby gear. Otherwise, here’s to the Knowles-Carters having a healthy pregnancy and to me not having to share every outfit, baby kick and utterance from the mama-to-be.

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Beyonce’s Tips on Keeping it Sexy for Your Man

March 1st, 2011

All the single ladies…listen up!

We all know Beyonce can work it on the stage, but the diva shared her secrets for keeping it fierce for her hubby Jay-Z in the April issue of Cosmopolitan UK’s.

“You should put on good music and something that makes you feel great. I love a pair of high, sexy stilettos with a beautiful dress, but you have to find out what works for you – whether it’s doing the whole smokey eyes thing or a natural look. And never be predictable. Mix it up, surprise him, change your hair – be the woman he knows with a little bit of a twist.”


 Of course the number one way to be sexy is have confidence, the singer said: ”You can be beautiful but if you’re not secure in yourself,” she says, “you don’t come across as sexy.”

In other news if the Cosmo UK’s April issue uses the same photo of Beyonce that Vanity Fair chose for a cover back in 2005. Vanity Fair was accused of lightening Beyonce’s skin in the photo (a claim the mag and Bey denied).

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Beyonce’s Spotted in Her ‘Copy Cat’ Leggings

January 5th, 2011

Rock on with your bad self…

Remember back in August a small Icelandic design house, E-label, accused Beyonce of buying a pair of their studded leggings and then passing off the design as her own for her Dereon line (click here if you missed it)? Well, Mrs. Carter didn’t seem too concerned with those claims yesterday when she was spotted rocking the controversial leggings–that she also wore in her Fall 2010 Dereon ad campaign– in New York. Are the leggings she’s wearing her own Dereon label or the original E-label pair she bought? Hmmm….

Either way she looked effortlessly chic. The diva added a  T-shirt from a favorite brand of hers, Wildfox, that read “Love Is Everything” as well as Alexander McQueen Buckle Ski Boots and if the leggings weren’t enough shine, her larger-than-life wedding ring was probably a big reason why she needed those shades.

Beyonce’s been ditching her glamour girl outfits and playing with edgier, rocker chic styles lately.

 What do you think of this style on her?

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Beyonce Inks a New Deal: Temporary Tattoo Collection

September 28th, 2010

Get ta-ta-tatted up like Bey…for up to 5 days.

Remember those tattoos that were splattered all over Beyonce in her Fall 2010 Deréon campaign? Well come November 1st you can get some of your own.  The diva and her mother, Tina Knowles, have teamed up with  airbrush makeup company Temptu to make a limited edition collection of temporary-tattoo kits for the House of Deréon label.

The waterproof designs are made to last two to five days and will include Deréon’s signature fleur icon, rocker bolts and chains, jewel baubles and spider designs. They’ll come in a basic and a deluxe kit. Here’s what you can expect in both:

Basic Kit, $16

  • Eight temporary tattoo transfer sheets with two each of the four designs
  • 10 tattoo application pads
  • one of three kit designs that features a different image of Beyoncé, shot for the fall/winter Deréon ad campaign.

The basic kits will be available at Sephora stores in the U.S. and Canada,, and

Deluxe Kit, $34

  • Everything in the basic kit
  • A signed photo of Beyoncé 
  • A chance to win a trip to New York for a photo shoot.

The deluxe edition is limited to 500 pieces and will be available only on and

There’s already a waiting list for the body art. If you’re interested jump on it at

I haven’t considered temporary tattoos since the days where my mom had to drive me to the mall to get them, but these could be fun!

Would you buy?


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Jet-Set Style: Nia Long and The Carters

August 25th, 2010

Summer’s still in full effect for these fab travellers.

It’s raining here in New York, but celebs are still enjoying fun in the sun around the world and looking chic while doing it, complementing their golden glows with fun threads.

The lovely and talented Nia Long was spotted in Honolulu’s airport while arriving to take her 9 year-old son Massai Zhivago Dorsey II on a Hawaiian vacation before he heads back to school. Whatever she’s doing to stay so fit and fab she needs to keep it up! It doesn’t look like she’s aged a bit. The haute mama rocked an effortlessly chic skinny jeans outfit.  Her shades and sandals are fun and a straw fedora screams vacation! Even her luggage was fashionable: hello Louis Vuitton suitcases.


 Meanwhile the Carters have been yachting around France this week. Beyonce’s been chilling in easy breezy bikinis, cropped tops and bootylicious shorts while the’ve been at sea, but when the couple docked in St. Tropez today, she turned it up in a splashy Dries van Noten top and shorts by Boxing Kitten, one of her sister Solange’s go-to brands.  Busy, busy outfit (and ouch! Those shorts look like they’re giving her a mean case of camel toe), but I kind of love it!

Jay got his print on too in a pair of floral shorts that he paired with a button up shirt.   

Don’t they all just make you want to round up your summer clothes and book a flight?

Tell us what you think about their vacay style!

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Beyonce vs. Sasha Fierce: New Photos From the Dereon and House of Dereon Fall Ad Campaigns

August 12th, 2010

She’s still got a big (alter) ego!

If you thought Beyonce was a bad B in the first photo from the Dereon Fall 2010 Ad Campaign wait until you see some of the other pictures! She’s selling something, but there aren’t many clothes happening here!  


In contrast, the fall ads from Beyonce’s couture line, House of Dereon, have also emerged and there the singer went in a completely different direction. With her flowing gowns, red lips and pin-up curls Bey looks like she’s channeling Old Hollywood in the ads for the more expensive line.  

House of Dereon bedding shoot.

 ”These two campaigns feature Beyonce, but that is where the similarity ends. They are so different in mood, reflecting the distinction between the two brands,” the singer’s mom Tina Knowles said in statement.

Which brand–and version of Beyonce–do you like more?

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Melanie Fiona and Trey Songz for Rocawear Fall 2010

August 10th, 2010

They got next….

While Beyonce did her own posing for her line’s newest ad campaigns her hubby Jay-Z’s line, Rocawear, tapped Melanie Fiona and Trey Songz to model their hottest fall offerings.  The two R&B singers appear in the streetwear’s “NEXT” campaign that “celebrates individuals, destinations, fields of endeavor and any and everything, uniquely positioned to elevate the culture.” Melanie–who is ROC Nation’s newest artist–wore studded leather (love it!), fur and casual seperates while Trey cozied up in fall pieces including a bubble vest and chunky sweater and a leather hoodie. Check them out!




The ads currently appear in the September issues of VIBE and XXLmagazines and the campaign will run throughout the holidays. Both of these crooners bring a sexy swag to the ads, but what do you think about the clothes?

Do these ads make you want to buy Rocawear?

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Beyonce Transforms for Fall 2010 ‘Dereon’ Ad Campaign

August 9th, 2010

Sasha Fierce is back!

Beyonce declared “Sasha Fierce is done!” earlier this year, but Mrs. Honey Bee looks like she turned back to her feisty alter-ego for the Fall 2010 ad campaign for Dereon.

Move over Rihanna, the Queen is coming for your swag! Bey traded in her long locks for a short blonde ‘do and donned a bold shoulder little black dress with buckle-detail  booties plus a host of temporary tattoos as she  seductively posed on a motorcycle for her line’s latest ad.  

Solange recently admitted that she bowed out of involvement with House of Dereon because the clothes weren’t her style.  ” I initially was involved as the spokesperson, but the clothes just didn’t reflect my personal style and I decided to hand that over,” Bey’s younger sister said. Well if the dress and accessories in this new ad are any indication, it seems like the Dereon line is trying to step it up!

See the latetes looks at

What do you think of the new ad?

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Kelly Rowland Gets Futuristic in “Commander”

June 2nd, 2010

You betta WORK, Kelly!

Kelly Rowland is double the fun in the Massashi Muto-directed music video for her dance track “Commander,” the first single from her third solo album. Surrounded by a partying crowd, the singer goes head-to-head with herself on a runway in a routine that choreographer Fatima Robinson has said was all about Kelly commanding the audience, stage, dancers and the world. Watch!

The two Kellys–one in black one in red–share identical superhero-esque outfits (wait, can you call the booty bearing ensemble an outfit?), which is the main look of the video. Both are strutting in the infamous pants-less look that Kelly’s girl Beyonce and others like Rihanna and Lady Gaga are so fond of these days. I swear these girls have more onesies than a two year old! The gold detailed leotards are set off with belts, knee-high latex boots and serious weave ponytails that would be problematic in a real battle but are perfect for swishing in this voguing routine. The video’s concept and clothing don’t feel entirely new or different but I loved it from the second ”red Kelly” pounds the stage all fierce and determined!

Did you think Kelly won with this video?

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Where to Find Beyonce’s Cake & Ice Creem Tees

May 25th, 2010

These LA-made sweet Tess are a fat-free indulgence!

I haven’t worn a message tee since phrases like “Talk to the Hand” were popular to get offon your chest, but lately a newer line Wildfox Couture is making this revolving-door trend look fresh again. Inspired by “sleepovers, beautiful books, fairies, dreams, vintage t-shirts and their friendship” young designers Kimberley Gordon and Emily Faulstich started the brand in 2006 and quickly gained a following for their T-shirts that they say are “for every person, soft, baggy, bright and fun.”  


 Marie Antoinette ripped rock tee, available Fall 2010.

Beyonce is a fan of the shirts that feature flirty phrases like “Let me Eat Cake,” a version she wore on a New York date with her hubby Jay-Z and “Je T’aime” the declaration on a frothy tank that completed her hipster look at the Coachella music festival.

Beyonce Wildfox Coachella

Ice Cream Love Mega Babe Tank, $55; buy it now!

Celebs like  Halle Berry, Melanie Brown, Christina Aguliera are also scoping up the tees in versions that feature strong graphics like skelatal ribs and smiling vampire faces. Browse the entire collection (which also includes lounge pants, leggings and dresses) at

Are you feeling it?


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