A Perfect Cover for Beyoncé’s Birthday
By Joshua Dvorkin
Beyoncé is the embodiment of sex appeal; a beautiful, multi-talented, dynamic performer who inspires women with her prevailing self-confidence. So it’s no wonder that she is the perfect cover girl for Harper’s Bazaar UK’s Strictly Sexy September issue. Queen B looks fierce in catwalk creations by Armani, Hermès, Lanvin and Alaïa for the magazine’s red hot 6-page spread, shot by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski.
As her 30th birthday approaches (September 4th), Beyoncé talks exclusively to Harper’s Bazaar about the next chapter of her life as she "transitions as a woman,” including how exciting it was to collaborate with Lady Gaga for “Telephone.” "She’s not afraid. I love that. She wanted me to do something crazy, and so I just rolled with it."
Beyoncé also speaks of her blossoming friendship with celebrity domestic goddess Gwyneth Paltrow, she says "She pushes her boundaries all the time. You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home. She is what I strive to be one day."
The feeling is mutual. Paltrow has done her fair share of complimenting her superstar BFF. “No one else can sing and dance like that, while having humour and genuine bursting sweetness.” During Paltrow’s interview with Bazaar UK back in January, she gave Beyoncé the ultimate compliment, saying she “is the most talented human being on the planet.”
When Paltrow came back on to the scene this past year with several musical roles, the mother of two credits Beyoncé with some of her success. “I studied B. She was my homework.”
This issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK goes on sale August 6th. A closer look at Queen B: bcove.me