Beyonce Drops Surprise Album with Fashion We Adore

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Beyonce shocked fans and the entire world after releasing a surprise visual album late Thursday night via iTunes. The self-titled album contained 14 songs and 17 videos and sold 80,000 copies in just three hours. Social media went into a frenzy as fans tweeted, instagramed and facebooked pictures of the album’s videos shortly after its release. She did 17 videos within a four-month period and the project was styled by Lysa Cooper, Ty Hunter, B. Akerlund, Marni Senofonte and Karen Langley. Each stylist brought their own twist to videos, each of them working on a different group. Some highlights included a bedazzled bikini,  a large silk muumuu, her signature leotards, and other designer styles from the likes of Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, and Anthony Vaccarrello. One of the album’s most talked about video is “Drunk In Love,” featuring her husband Jay-z on a private beach in Miami. Lysa Cooper, stylist for this video said she was originally supposed to wear three different outfits, but Jay Z had a different idea after seeing her in her sheer number. He said, “You’re wearing that the whole time.” In this shot she is wearing a vintage Eres bathing suit from the 90’s, Wendy Nicohl dress and all the jewelry is by Jennifer Fisher.

As you go through the videos you think the fashion can’t get any better until you see a compilation of supermodels in the ‘Yonce video. Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman joined Beyonce for this song. Beyonce and Chanel Iman are both seen wearing Herve Leger bandage swimsuits. Beyonce’s suit is from Leger’s 2011 collection, while Chanel’s is strikingly similar in gray from the brand’s resort ’14 lineup and available here.
With its ’70s disco flair, “Blow” is depicts a good time at the roller rink and features a fun and flirty Beyonce sporting everything from fluorescent green two piece with orange lipstick to riding up on a bike in a giant neon yellow tiger-print fur coat from Versace and patchwork denim jeans. You can see her in the scene above wearing a Missguided Jayden Tropical Print Bralet.

The look in “Haunted” was on of the most eerily striking one as Bey, rocks a Saint Laurent Fall 2013 Menswear Fur Coat and Saint Laurent Blue Pinstripe Tailored Wool Trousers with her flapper-inspired, finger- waved blonde bob and polished red lips. She is also seen wearing a Michael Cinco Fall 2013 Lace Cape in another scene.

Tom Ford’s Fall 2013 boots have been a celebrity favorite with Rihanna being one of the first to sport them. Beyonce wears them with Grown Woman video with her signature bodysuit.

Take a look at our slideshow below of 10 designer looks from the Beyoncé album videos.

by: Malikah Kelly

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[Recap] Art Basel Miami 2013

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Art Basel just wrapped up in Miami Beach this past weekend as artists, collectors, and the curious flocked to the Sunshine State to get a glimpse of modern and contemporary works. Art Basel is an independent art show founded over 40 years ago by three gallerists from the Swiss city of Basel. This production has grown to become a cultural event welcoming the leading galleries across various continents. The audience has also grown internationally to include collectors, museum directors and curators and happens annually in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong.

At this year’s event, paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and films were on display at the Miami Beach Convention Center, while other artworks and performances were viewed across the city at galleries, museums, tents and private events. The 12th annual Miami art week featured events hosted by Dom Perignon, Maserati and Ferrari just to name a few.

On Saturday, I attended the Southern Freeze party featuring photography by Ben Watts, Montauk-based English photographer whose work has been featured in publications like Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. The Southern Freeze party took place at Freehand Miami and guests were able to enjoy art works and Watts’ WattsUp Rosé. Afterwards, I attended the Empty Kingdom X Select Fair Art Expo. Each room in the Catalina Hotel was transformed into personal galleries featuring the work of emerging artists around the world. Originally, I came to Art Basel just for the experience, but actually ended up buying a Lauren Rinaldi piece that I absolutely fell in love with! So I am officially an art collector now.

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Before flying back to NYC on Sunday, I visited the Versace Casa Casuarina on Ocean Drive and had breakfast at The News Cafe, where it is rumored he would stop by daily for breakfast and to buy the morning paper. Take a look at some of the photos below.

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