Many women are using this unpredictable time to self-reflect and improve on areas of their lives. If you are part of this wise population, then you know whatever you focus your attention on grows. Beyonce is no different...OK, maybe just a lil' tiny bit, but not fundamentally. In her conversation with British Vogue, the Queen took the time to speak about how radical black joy is in her life, which she is now letting spill into her fashion.
Whether it be by playing dress up with her family or the bright and bold colors used in her newly released Ivy Park collection, Beyonce is letting it be known that internal happiness is the new bag. This realization comes with a cost to us fanatics who have grown accustomed to our worlds coming to a pause when she releases a whole album with visuals out of thin air. Or that guilt-free and quick transfer from our savings to our checkings when she releases new world tour dates. This scale-back is with good reason as she explains:
"I truly cherish this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and shed stressful things from my life. I came into the music industry at 15 years old and grew up with the world watching, and I have put out projects non-stop. I released 'Lemonade' during the Formation World Tour, gave birth to twins, performed at Coachella, directed 'Homecoming', went on another world tour with Jay, then 'Black Is King', all back to back. It's been heavy and hectic.
"I've spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know-how. Now, I've decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy."
One of the biggest thieves of joy is comparison, and for an artist like Beyonce who has continued to reinvent herself decade after decade comes the pressure to top her last release commercially. However, this idea does not take into account the growth an artist has made personally, especially when choosing to make an impact over popularity.
Beyonce is deciding to unsubscribe from the limiting belief system fed to us and define her own version of success. To her, success looks like:
"Owning my films, clothing lines, and masters is important to me. Your songs, your image and the way you conduct business do not have to be created from a commercial point of view, or a male point of view. You can decide what success looks like for yourself. Being number one does not mean better quality. And commercial success certainly doesn't equate to being impactful. Cultural currency is invaluable."
One may look at Beyonce's decision and be able to see that as a woman, a wife, a mother, and a mogul, there is a shift in the consciousness of what it means to be a female version of a hustler. There is a knowing that success and happiness from a male point of view may differ entirely from what is most beneficial to a woman's overall well-being and quality of life.
This inspiration provides us with an opportunity to examine areas of our lives where we are using phrases like "I should feel joy about..." and instead ask ourselves, "What really brings me joy?" In response to that, we must have the courage to make radical changes in our lives, no matter the sacrifice.
"Soul not for sale." Beyonce said it best.
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Beyoncés Renaissance tour may be winding down, but the queen of the Virgos is just getting started. Since the tour’s inception, fans have adopted the Renaissance aesthetic into their fashions, flaunting cowboy accessories and denim, all while being dripped in silver. But now that it is Virgo season, the beloved artist, whose tour is now reportedly the highest-grossest tour by a woman, has asked fans to break out the silver in honor of her birthday season.
"Virgo season is upon us. This tour has been such a joy and as we approach the last month, my birthday wish is to celebrate with you wearing your most fabulous silver fashions to the show 8.23 – 9.22," Beyoncé wrote on her Instagram Story. "We'll surround ourselves in a shimmering human disco ball each night. Everybody mirroring each other's joy, Virgo season together in the House of Chrome. See you there!"
The “Cuff It” singer’s birthday is September 4. So, while you may be searching for the last bit of silver clothing and accessories online and in stores for the next tour stop, don’t forget the nails. Having your nails dipped in silver is the perfect way of being styled from root to tip. Below are ten different nail styles to choose from to complete your Renaissance look.
This nail set is strictly for the Virgo gworlssss.
If you're wanting a simple pop of silver, then these chrome nails are perfect.
This nail set incorporates both the silver and cowgirl aesthetics that make up the Renaissance theme.
Plastic Off The Sofa
These 3D transparent nails are stylish and stunning.
Chrome nails are having a moment, and these chrome edges are chic and edgy (pun intended).
Bling, Bling, Bling
These blingy nails will make a bold statement when you walk into the concert.
These nails are out of this world, literally.
These chrome nails are like wearing a piece of art at your finger tips.
Take a walk on the wild side and try this daring nail shape.
These silver nails are giving holographic realness, honey.
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