Smithsonian Acquires Tyler Mitchell's Beyoncé Portrait for Vogue US September 2018

Smithsonian Acquires Tyler Mitchell's Beyoncé Portrait for Vogue US September 2018

Photographer Tyler Mitchell shares a spectacular piece of news about an image from his September 2018 Beyoncé cover editorial. In an embarrassing acknowledgement of racism in the fashion industry, Mitchell became the first African American photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue in its 125-year history.

Clearly, positive energy infused Mitchell’s editorial from every direction, so much so that one of his Vogue images has been acquired into the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection in Washington, D.C.

The selected photo sees Beyoncé on location just outside of London, wearing a sequin-covered Valentino dress and exuberant Philip Treacy London headpiece.

“A year ago today we broke the flood gates open,” Mitchell wrote of the news on Instagram. “Since then, it was important to spend the whole year running through them making sure every piece of the gate was knocked down.”

As a concerned photographer, who is socially and politically engaged, Mitchell sees the Beyoncé shoot as an empowerment opportunity

“We’ve been thingified physically, sexually, emotionally. With my work I’m looking to revitalize and elevate the black body.”

We share the entire editorial in celebration of Mitchell’s growing success, Queen Bey herself, and the New Day society global citizens desire.

Beyonce Teams Up With adidas In Athleisure + Performance "Partnership of a Lifetime

Beyonce Teams Up With adidas In Athleisure + Performance "Partnership of a Lifetime

Beyonce Teams Up With adidas In Athleisure + Performance "Partnership of a Lifetime

Beyoncé Knowles,  dubbed ” the first lady of Everything” by the New York Times announced on Thursday that she’s entering the sneaker wars in the “partnership of a lifetime” with adidas. The duo, according to Beyoncé, share a philosophy “that puts creativity, growth and social responsibility at the forefront of business.”

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Eye: Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment Buys Out Sir Philip Green's 50% Stake In Ivy Park Amid #MeToo Claims

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Eye: Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment Buys Out Sir Philip Green's 50% Stake In Ivy Park Amid #MeToo Claims

Earlier this week, Ivy Park, the sporty brand owned by Beyonce and Sir Philip Green, the chairman of the conglomerate of Arcadia, that owns Topshop, released its Resort 2019 lookbook.

Behind the scenes, choppy waters threatened to capsize the business love boat, as Green was named as the man center stage in Britain’s newest high-profle #MeToo story. In spite of a court-ordered gag order, Lord Peter Hain, a member of Parliament, named Green in the House of Lords, saying felt it was his “duty under parliamentary privilege to name Philip Green as the individual in question given that the media have been subject to an injunction preventing publication of the full details of this story which is clearly in the public interest.” He also said the allegations were of a “serious and repeated” nature and he had them heard from someone “intimately involved in the case.” via The Cut.

The Telegraph has spent the past eight months investigating Green’s multiple accusations of sexual harassment, racially-based abuse, bullying, and misuse of non-disclosure agreements to hide his misdeeds.  

Hours ago on Thursday Novembefr 15, Beyoncé’s Ivy Park became solely owned by her company Parkwood Entertainment, after she acquired Green’s 50 percent share of the label, launched with Green in 2016. The BBC reports have been that activists — including Equality Now — have been pressuring Beyoncé’s camp to divest from the partnership, pointing out her avowed allegiance to feminist principles.

“Beyoncé has put herself forward as a women’s rights activist. She and her team need to look closely at these allegations,” Equality Now’s Yasmeen Hassan told the BBC in October.

Another activist, Nimco Ali, said: "Beyoncé should say 'I don't want to work with Philip Green'."

Beyoncé Taps Tyler Mitchell, 23, As First African American Photographer Of Vogue Cover In History

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Mega star Beyoncé covers the September issue of American Vogue,with young (23) photographer Tyler Mitchell behind the lens and plenty of womanly wisdom and goddess energy from Beyoncé creating his support system. Tonne Goodman is in charge of styling, with hair by Sir John and minimal makeup by Neal Farinah

Calling Mitchell "brilliant," the 36-year-old mega star explained to Vogue -- I think we can safely say Anna Wintour -- that she wanted to ensure a new perspective was being shown to Vogue readers, as no other Vogue cover in history had been shot by an African-American photographer.

"Until there is a mosaic of perspectives coming from different ethnicities behind the lens, we will continue to have a narrow approach and view of what the world actually looks like," she said. "It’s important to me that I help open doors for younger artists. There are so many cultural and societal barriers to entry that I like to do what I can to level the playing field, to present a different point of view for people who may feel like their voices don’t matter."

It's worth noting that Beyoncé tells her own story; there is no interview. In one of her more poignant comments, she writes:

I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave. I had to process that revelation over time. I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time. I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.

Coachella Beyonce x Balmain Collection Launches July 2018 To Benefit United Negro College Fund

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Balmain announced Tuesday its Beyonce x Balmain collection inspired by the 22-time Grammy Award winning artist's April 2018 Coachella wardrobe. 

The new collection will launch at Balmain's Paris flagship store from 7pm to 9pm July 13, featuring monogrammed 'BK' hoodies and shirts in black, yellow and pink to match Queen Bey's costumes. The merchandise will roll into other Balmain boutiques as well as Harrods, Barneys New York, Net-a-Porter and more retailers the following day July 14.

Beyonce released Coachella merchandise including windbreakers, crewnecks, tees and shorts with Greek letters in April to promote her HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) message. Now Balmain will bring her costume designs to life with a prominent Balmain logo with Greek Deltas replacing the As. 

Beyoncé Donates Proceeds Of 'Mi Gente' Remix To Puerto Rico & Hurricane Relief

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Beyoncé Donates Proceeds Of 'Mi Gente' Remix To Puerto Rico & Hurricane Relief

I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands. To help go to Beyonce.com/reliefefforts.

Beyoncé appears on a new remix of "Mi Gente" by J Balvin and Willy William for a good cause, the superstar announced on Instagram Friday. Continuing her threesome images on Instagram, Queen Bey struck a hopeful, optimistic colorful tone Friday, in this killer button-up dress, vertical stripes dress from Solzce London. Off White cinches her post-babies waist with a yellow belt.