Beyonce seems to have a busy schedule lately. She covered Billboard twice in just one month, she received Billboards’ first ever Millennium Award and she has a new album, ‘4’, set to come out on June 28. Now, the 29-year-old singer/actress is running most of the magazine’s covers for their July issue. After Dazed & Confused, Essence, and ‘W’ Magazine, Beyonce is the latest cover girl of L’Uomo Vogue July/August 2011. Lensed by Italian fashion photographer Francesco Carrozzini and styled by Rushka Bergman, Beyonce pulls a special appearance, different from the ones we are used to. Wearing a jacket shirt and bowtie by Dior Homme, waistcoat by Corneliani, Acne shorts and shoes by Tom Ford, the singer still looks sexy in a more masculine, androgynous approach.
The July/August 2011 issue of L’Uomo Vogue has not one, but two covers featuring two talented persons coming from different fields. As we have already seen, Beyonce graces one of the covers. Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic stars on the other cover wearing a tailcoat Luigi Bianchi Mantova, shirt and waistcoat by Charvet, and shoes by Church’s, photographed by Matt Jones.
Beyonce also covers ‘Essence’ magazine, the July 2011 issue, and stars in a special rodeo-inspired editorial. In the cover story, titled “Eat, Play, Love”, the beautiful singer talks about visiting Egypt and the pyramids, taking a break, and the lessons her mother had taught her. On the effects of the nine-month break she took, Beyonce said that: “I had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me. This time, though, I was serious. I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do. Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband… Yes, I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular everyday things. They did not have to be over-the-top productions. I was looking for tiny moments that would speak to my heart and make me smile…”
For the cover of Dazed & Confused, the July 2011 issue, Beyonce poses in a bright Givenchy sweatshirt paired with a leopard-printed bra, and high-waisted pants, holding a melting ice-cream in her hand. Speaking about the time she needed away from music and showbiz, Beyonce told the magazine that, “I needed some time to live. I’ve been signed to the same label since I was 12 years old and never had more than a month and a half off since I was 13. I’ve worked so hard for so many years and just felt like, ‘Well, why not?'”
The ‘Run The World (Girls)’ singer is also featured on the latest cover of ‘W’, for the magazine’s ‘Music & Style’ July issue. This is a double cover too, with Beyonce and Christina Aguilera each gracing their own cover, and both photographed by Mert and Marcus.
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