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NEW MUSIC: Beyoncé “Drunk In Love” Video feat. Jay-Z

Since dropping her visual album on December 13th, Beyoncé has released a few videos. One of the videos released last week was “Drunk In Love.” For those that have listened to the entire album, I think this song is everyone’s favorite or one of their favorites.

In the video, directed by Hype Williams, Beyoncé and her hubby Jay-Z frolic on the beach in Miami. I wouldn’t be surprised if they really were drunk (or at least tipsy) in love while filming.

Would you judge me if I said I want to be drunk in love?! icon smile NEW MUSIC: Beyoncé Drunk In Love Video feat. Jay Z

Goes back to dancing around my house and singing “I’ve been drankin, I’ve been drankin…”

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Meet The Author Sampled On Beyoncé’s Song ***Flawless

chimamanda bio Meet The Author Sampled On Beyoncés Song ***FlawlessOne of my favorite songs from Beyoncé’s new self titled album is “***Flawless.”  On the song, Beyoncé samples Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie TED talk. Adichie says:

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller / We say to girls – you can have ambition, but not too much/ You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man / Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage / I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important / A marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support / But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? / We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments / Which I think can be a good thing / But for the attention of men / We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are / Feminist: A person who believes in the economic, social and political equality of the sexes.

AMEN!

I had never heard of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie until the song. But after listening to the snippet, I’m interested in what she has to say.  Here’s her full TED talk given this past April:

 
Other interesting facts about Adichie:

  1. Adichie gave her first TED talk, called “The Danger of a Single Story,” in 2009. She tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.” Watch it here.
  2. Her novel  Americanah has appeared on many book critics “Best Of” lists for 2013.
  3. Additional novels under her belt include Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sunas well as a book of short stories titled The Thing Around Your Neck. 

 

 Looks like I need to create a new list of books to read in 2014! You can watch the ***Flawless video HERE.

Source: The Frisky

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Are Preachers’ Wives Held to a Higher Standard?

If you follow Meagan Good on social media or have seen her interviews, one thing we know for sure is that she is not shy about her love of God and Jesus Christ. I find her and her husband, Devon Franklin, to be quite inspirational. Franklin is the Senior VP at Sony and is also a preacher. His name may sound familiar; I did a review of his book “Produced by Faith.” Check that out here.

After seeing reviews of Good’s red carpet and magazine outfits, I often wonder, is she being held to a higher standard because she’s married to a preacher (her husband doesn’t preach at one church; he gives sermons at different events and is a guest preacher at churches in LA)? Since becoming married, we have seen her appear multiple times in the media in revealing outfits. At the BET Awards, she wore a DEEP v-cut dress.  And to add fuel to the fire for many, she presented the Best Gospel Award in that dress.

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I recently saw her Complex magazine feature on NecoleBitchie.com and readers wasted no time complaining about her sexy outfits and poses. Some said, and I’m paraphrasing, “she’s a First Lady so she shouldn’t dress that way.” (She’s never called herself a First Lady and neither has her husband). Others have said that “she should be setting an example” or that she should dress in a more “respectful way” because she is now a married woman.

This is not the first time I have read criticism of Good’s fashion choices. I’ve seen them on multiple blog sites. But I wonder, is it because she’s married to a preacher she can’t dress the way she has been? There are a number of women we see in Hollywood who are wives and people aren’t complaining when they show up to an event in a revealing outfit or are featured in a sexy photo shoot. For example, Ms.Beyoncé. Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of Beyoncé but she’s also married. Last time I checked, not too many people were complaining how her gyrating on stage or posing sexy in an issue of GQ magazine. Does she get a pass because she’s married to an entertainer? What about the fact that there are a lot of young girls that look to her as a role model? Should she be setting an example by not gyrating and posing in sexy photos too?

Meagan Good is just one of many women who are held under a microscope because they are the wife of a preacher. Are these women not allowed to be sexy?

A NecoleBitchie.com reader left this comment under the Complex Magazine post and I agreed with her:

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In response to the controversy over her blue dress, Meagan Good reposted this message on Instagram after the BET Awards earlier this year:

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What do you think? Should Meagan Good be less sexy in her fashion choices? Should those married to a preacher be held to a higher standard?

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Where To Buy Beyoncé’s “Can I Live?” Sweatshirt For Under $100

Printed sweaters and sweatshirts (also known as luxe sweatshirts) have become very popular this year. I’ve been on the hunt to find more to add to my wardrobe. Last night, while searching for a new one, I came across the B-Side by Wale “Can I Live?” Sweatshirt. I immediately recognized it because Beyoncé posted a picture of herself wearing it earlier this year.

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I originally searched RevolveClothing.com, which offers the sweatshirt in black and grey for $101.00. But I knew there was a chance it could be available for less. After a little searching, I found the sweatshirt at both ASOS and Etsy.

ASOS only offers the sweatshirt in Grey with sizes ranging from XS to Large for $71. Etsy offers the sweatshirt in four color combinations with sizes ranging from small to XL for $40.

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Get yours HERE and HERE for under $100.

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Looks We Love: Beyoncé By Herring & Herring

Beyoncé better work in these Herring & Herring photos! She is serving sass, sex appeal and sophistication.

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HOT!!!

Source: Herring & Herring

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Where To Buy Beyoncé’s Instagram Aztec Crop Tee and Chevron Skirt

You aren’t the only one who shops at Topshop; Beyoncé does too! The diva appears to shop there often. She has been seen in a variety of Topshop pieces so it was no surprise when she posted another Instagram picture last night wearing a Topshop ensemble.

Beyoncé mixed prints by pairing a Chevron Print Tube Skirt with a top that looks like a variation of the Aztec Crop Top Tee.

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Both pieces are available at Nordstrom. The top is $24 and the skirt is $44. The top is also available at Topshop.

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Looks like Beyoncé has been inspired by her sister Solange lately. Solange is the queen of mixing prints and Beyoncé has been embracing printed ensembles a lot lately which I think is great! The spring/summer season is the perfect time to to have some fun and add color and prints to one’s wardrobe.

What do you think of the crop top and skirt? Would you wear those pieces?

Photos: Beyonce’s Instagram/Nordstrom

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Look For Less: Beyoncé’s Leather Shorts, Helmut Lang Blazer, Mint Pumps & Fedora

My client Celia is a HUGE Beyoncé fan. When we first started working together, I asked her to pick out looks from her favorite celebrities to use as inspiration and the only celebrity style she referenced was Beyoncé! A month ago, we found her leather shorts from ASOS. After seeing the outfit Beyoncé wore in NYC yesterday, I knew had to create a look for less post for Celia and anyone who wants to try the leather shorts look this season.

Beyonce White blazer Look For Less: Beyoncé’s Leather Shorts, Helmut Lang Blazer, Mint Pumps & Fedora

Beyoncé wore a $700 Helmut Lang White Era Blazer, but you don’t have to spend that much to look just as fly! Check out these pieces below to recreate her entire look for a date night, summer party in the city or dinner with girlfriends.

Photo: @BeyonceLite

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Sneak Peek: “King Bey” Isabel Marant Sneaker Wedge For Beyoncé

PMK (Perfectly Made Kicks) Customs is a custom sneaker company that was created to provide customers with hand painted custom footwear. Like many celebrities, Beyoncé is a fan of Isabal Marant sneakers (she wore them in her “Love on Top” video), so PMK has teamed up with her to take the sneaker to a whole new level.

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The “King Bey” sneaker was given the “Eden Treatment,” which uses a hybrid of land and sea skins: stingray, ostrich, calf’s fur, crocodile and anaconda. That’s a lot of animal!

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PMK’s goal was to redesign a sneaker that produced a feeling of elegance but also exuded Beyoncé’s sweet and fierce persona.

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Isabel Marant sneakers are the reason the wedge sneaker is such a major trend. I mean, the wedge sneaker is everywhere in various styles and price points. I wrote a post last year on where to purchase them for less because the trend is so popular!

What do you think of the “King Bey” Isabel Marant sneaker? If they were available would you purchase them or this look for less?

For sale inquiries contact sales@pmkcustoms.com

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Beyonce Shows Us How To Keep A Man: “Dance For You” Video

“Damn Bey. This is the “how to keep your man” tutorial LOL” – @ILuvKaraoke

Beyonce better work!!! Bey shows off some sexy moves in her new black and white video “Dance For You,” a bonus track off her most recent album 4.  This is how you keep things exciting between you and your boo. Ladies take notes; I know I am icon wink Beyonce Shows Us How To Keep A Man: Dance For You Video


Beyonce “Love On Top” Video Pays Homage to New Edition

I always liked the song “Love On Top,”, but after seeing Beyonce perform this song at the MTV Video Music Awards, I fell in love with it even more!  In this video, King B channels New Edition; set in an empty studio, she is featured with a group of male singers/dancers.   The video is simple and fun.  Watching it will make up want to get up and sing/dance right along with her (or maybe that’s just me every time I listen to the song)!

Check it out!

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What do you think of the video? Since she appears to be releasing a video for every song on the album, I wonder when we can expect to see a video for “Party.” Now that is my song!

Check out Mike Bivins’ response to Beyonce’s video HERE

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