Fashion/Music Mash-up – Beyoncé – Beyoncé (@beyonce) – Part 2
This love song speaks of a woman who's pining away for her love and is ready to make it solid. They belong together and with each other. The video for this video was artistic with flowing garments and exciting dance sequences. One of the best looks was Beyoncé in this fringed mini dress. There was a lot of metallics in the video and I pulled them in with our look here with the silver reptile print sandals. To mimic the fringes in Bey's dress, I selected a fringed sleeve dress. A little more party than romantic, this look is sure to have many eyes on you.
Beyoncé revisits a tumultuous relationship in this song. She's with a gentleman who's taking her for granted so she dishes out a dose of his own medicine by partying and staying out until the next day to teach him a lesson. This man has her heart and he's messed up big, she still pleads with him not to judge her actions. She's just human and she's jealous. I selected one of the more fun looks in this video featuring a sequined sleeved sweater from Givenchy. I selected an all-over print crewneck from Revolution Riche as the centerpiece of our look and pulled in destroyed denim shorts that mimic Bey's. As we can't see the shoes for this look, I selected an on trend shoe, the thigh high lace up boot. To push this look over the edge, a chunky statement necklace was added.
This love song seems to be one of the sweeter ones on this release. It appears as if Bey is asking her love to give it all he's got right now, before the lights go out. I took it to mean that you've gotta seize a good love before it's too late to take advantage of it and enjoy it. Bey shot this video in Coney Island and it seemed like a blast. Her simple look is super easy to do, a white tank and light wash jeans are the basis pieces. Pile on gold necklaces of different lengths as we've done here and a cuff on one wrist and a chain link bracelet on the other. How luxe, but this is Bey's version of a chill outfit to go to the amusement park. Feel free to leave off a few necklaces or a bracelet, if you'd like. The look is capped off with a lug sole boot, I believe Bey is wearing the Prada Front Zip Lug Sole Bootie and you can come pretty close with the Kelsi Dagger ankle boot in Black.
I woke up like this, I woke up like this...flawless is one line from this sure to be hit with ladies everywhere. Beyoncé is once again giving the ladies a reason to think highly of themselves and this time with a twist, there is a spoken word portion of the song that speaks to women finding power within themselves and not being defined by society. Bey's look was sexy sexy with the destroyed denim shorts and net boy shorts and plaid shirt. The star of the look came with her Chanel glazed calfskin boots. To make this look a little more wearable for every day, I nixed the jean shorts for skinny jeans with ripped detail and paired it with a buffalo plaid shirt similar to Bey's. Bey's chain belt is replicated here with this layered waist belt and ZiGi Girl has an awesome pair of ankle boots with chain detail that would set this whole look quite right. Flawless indeed !
This anthem of love declares that this love these two people share is no ordinary love. It's a superpower. The love that they've found in each other is literally causing them to be invincible to the world they live in. Who doesn't want that? The look Bey wore in the video was kind of Mad Max/Fashionable Wasteland. She was wearing a pretty cool pair of Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Corroded Brass Pumps first seen on Bey in 2010 while she shopped in London. The leggings and skirt Bey wore put me in the mind of a slim fit cargo pant like the pair here from Benetton. A cropped waffle knit sweater and large link gold chain complete this look. Now unless you're a super fashion hound, those Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte pumps are long gone. These Penny loves Kenny ankle boots give you the same look and you can catch them at nordstrom.com right now.
In a moment of solemnity, the song Heaven appears to be an homage to the child Beyoncé spoke of losing in her documentary earlier this year. Losing a loved one who you've lived, loved and laughed with is hard enough, I can't imagine how painful losing a child is. Bey sweetly sings that heaven couldn't wait for the baby, so she released it to the Lord. In one of her more demure looks on her visual album, Bey is wearing a ruffle caped jacket and a slim maxi skirt with white pumps. The fashion in this video was just as soft as the song, well done ! To replicate this look I selected a lace evening jacket and put a feathered cape over it to replicate the look in the video. A lacey maxi skirt adds both texture and a soft, modest look to this solemn look. Nude peep toe pumps complete this look that also reminds me of a new beginning, a wedding.
This was a pretty innovative video, Bey used old home movies of herself and had them reworked to appear as if she'd been singing the lyrics to the song all her life. She's a grown woman and she can do whatever she likes. The look I selected was Beyoncé as a pop princess...ironic huh? Well the frothy gown she wore in the video has been shortened here and it's a party dress. The red pumps, this go round, are vibrant sandals. I pulled in the leather element with opera gloves and added a bib necklace from Baublebar.
I hope you've enjoyed these looks, today and yesterday, from Beyoncé's visual album. Make sure you check out the videos and album. Purchase your copy from Itunes here. The physical copy should be in stores this week.