The September issue of Vogue featuring our favorite queen shares a personal insight into the singers recent past, proving why we have grown to love her so much.
Amongst beautiful imagery, Beyoncé talks about pregnancy, her body, the influence of her ancestry and covers recent events such as Coachella and her experience performing with her husband on tour. It has also been revealed that editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, gave Beyoncé freedom to write her own captions and orchestrate her own photos. After hand selecting Tyler Mitchell, the first black photographer to shoot a vogue cover in its 126-year history (and only 23 years old!), Queen B emerged looking natural and radiant. The floral headdresses and neutral backgrounds frame a dreamy aesthetic that reflect the tone of voice for the article.
After explaining her somewhat complicated delivery of Rumi and Sir, we admired her attitude to body acceptance and self-love;
“During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be….to this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it.”
She also explains this as the reason behind the stripped-back photography, taking away “the wigs and hair extensions and using little makeup” to show appreciation for her natural form.
-You go Bey!
Following her legendary Coachella performance in April, it seems appropriate that such a big cultural movement was chosen for Beyoncé’s issue. In the article, she talks about her inspiration for the routine including the national anthem rendition. As she comes to the end of the On The Run two tour with Jay-Z, she tells Vogue about her experience performing in Berlin at the Olympiastadion, where Jesse Owens won four gold medals and a place rich in black history.
“I’m in a place of gratitude right now”
“I’ve worked long and hard to be able to get to a place where I can choose to surround myself with what fulfills and inspires me.”
With the September issue reportedly being the most successful of the year for Vogue, we couldn’t think of anyone better to take to the cover. Her direction of photography presents a new, refreshing style that has a positive body image message to its readers. Just when we thought we couldn’t love Bey any more, her honest article presents a sensitive side to Vogue, what’s not to love?