Icon status is an elusive, wild beast.
If you’ve noticed, I have slowed down a bit on the magazine covers because it is a serious job trying to keep track of them all. But some are just so breathtaking (or I am the stereotypical fan) that I feel a certain obligation to detail them here. Either way, I will try to do better.
Beyonce slayyyyyyyyyysssssssss in her photo spread as cover lady for Flaunt Magazine’s July 2013 issue.
A little bit of Diana, a little bit of Tina, a lot of Beyonce, Baddie is African magnificence as she serves modelesque poses with seductive eyes for photographer Tony Duran. The images were originally shot back in 2011, but only recently received clearance.
I live for these photos, especially with the orange colored hair offset by shades of violet and bronze and most definitely that teased hair swooped to the side and the Melody Ehsani necklaces.
Here are a few highlights from the interview:
Flaunt: A picnic planner is hoping to get lucky with his/her picnic companion. What’s in the picnic basket?
Beyoncé: A cozy blanket, red wine, fruit, ’90s R&B playing on my iPod. I don’t think you need much else.
Millennials make up a huge part of your fan base. Thousands of them have responded to your Instagram hashtag #beygood to promote goodwill. How do you feel about the media’s take on youth as the “me me me” generation, or a generation of “slack-tivists” [people who are activists online but not in the real world]?
At my concerts I see the opposite. They are engaged in making a difference. We have collected tons of donations that will go towards creating jobs and helping people get jobs. That’s something I want to celebrate. For Chime for Change we raised awareness and over $4 million in one day for equal rights for girls everywhere. So many people at that concert were young. They are more socially responsible than they get credit for.
What is your favorite kind of stain?
One piece of clothing you own that you absolutely couldn’t live without?
A white T-shirt.
Is there a sex scandal in history that you find not so scandalous, and instead just kinda awesome?
Antony and Cleopatra. The legend of that love affair affected history and lives to this day.
A number of magazines list the top X number of ways to please your lover. Anything missing on these lists typically?
If you have to read those lists, you’re already in trouble.
What’s boring to you?
Lack of creativity.
To read the entire interview, click here.
Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock