Images From Beyonce’s African Inspired Shoot For L’Officiel Magazine March 2011 Issue

Behind the scenes video:

These are some images I found of  Beyonce’s African inspired photo shoot for L”Officiel Magazine, in their March 2011 issue.  Not all the images are posted because for some reason no one has the full shoot. So, I decided to share what I had. 

The big bold jewelry are my favorite aspects of the shoot.  Recognize the Gucci dress from the cover here? It was beautiful on that model and now on Bey. 

Source: google images, Just Jared

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Riri, B and Cici Rock Falling Whistles Necklaces to Aid Children Soldiers in the Congo

Jewelry with a cause! I was browsing necolebitchie.com and fell upon an article showcasing Rihanna, Beyonce and Ciara rocking these whistle necklaces by a line labeled Falling Whistle; a non profit organization that contributes 100% of its proceeds to rehabilitate the war affected children in the Congo and fight for peace in the nation. The story behind the children with the whistles is heart wrenching. Here’s an excerpt from necolebitchie.com that summarizes their story pretty well:

“The Democratic Republic of the Congo has child soldiers. They kidnap young boys torture them and force them to be soldiers. The ones that are too small to hold guns are given whistles and are put on the front lines. Their job is to blow a whistle to let everyone know when the enemy is coming, so they are the first ones killed. The whistles are sold and 100% of the proceeds go to rehabilitating the ones that escape.”

Read more of the story HERE

Lovin Ciara’s poncho!

You can purchase a whistle necklace and become a whistle blower for peace like these ladies on the Falling Whistles website. The whistles come in gold , silver, bushed and gunmetal and price range from a measley $34 to $104.

To buy a fallen whistle necklace and support this cause CLICK HERE

Trend Alert: Knuck if You Buck!

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Don’t call them a comeback, they’ve been here for years! Knuckle rings made their first appearance during the 80s fashion era, hybernated for a bit, and have come back with a vengance! The knuckle rings of today have a little bit more flair to them; and designers have used their creative juices to conjur up some pretty unique looking peices. This style can range from the very elegant/classy to “In you face” edginess.  Basically there are two versions of this style, the ring that goes across the knuckles (usually a multi-finger) or one that goes across one knuckle vertically.

Check out some of our favorites:

Knuck If You Buck
1. Rhinestone Knuckle Ring, Forever21, $4.80
2. Knuckle Sammy Owl Ring, Refinery29.com, $90
3. Diamond Knuckle Ring, Loree Rodkin, $2,300  (Mary-Kate’s ring featured below)
5. Swarovski Talon Knuckle Buster Ring, Made Her Think, $138
6. Je T’Aime Double Ring, Max&Chloe, $63
7. The Bad Ring, Melody Ehsani, $50

This Bridge Double Finger Ring by LittleRooms is gangsta! ****please note: as of 3/16/10 the ring below is 30% off! Check out our more recent post here*****

Knuckle ring Bridge Double Finger Ring at LittleRooms.com $190

Bridge Double Finger Ring at LittleRooms.com $190

OMG … an Alexander McQueen Knuckle Ring CLUTCH?!? I DIE!!!

Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Clutch, $1,599.00 <---Ummm, yeah moving on...

Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Clutch, $1,599.00 <---Ummm, yeah moving on..

Mary-Kate’s Diamond Knuckle Ring is mouthwatering…and staying on the shelf at $2,300 (ahhh, one day…)

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Check out BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Rhinestone-Embellished Ring Set ($148) for the same look

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Rhinestone-Embellished Ring Set, BCBGMAXAZRIA, $148

Here’s Beyonce at Billboard’s 4th Annual Women In Music event with a very elegant version of the knuckle ring-loves it!!!

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Keri Hilson’s Chain Ring By Melody Ehsani

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Chain Ring by Melody Ehsani, $92 on Karmaloop.com

And last but not least, Alicia Keys’ modern take of Do The Right Thing, also designed by Melody Ehsani (that girl is on her grind!).

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That’s all for today…g’night!

Beyonce's *Bling*

We love the edginess, boldness, and attitude of  Beyonce‘s alter ego Sasha Fierce! She represents the woman everyone wants to be but is too scared to release. Looking back at her career, Beyonce has really came into her own: a true “female version of a hust-la,” especially when it comes to her style. We admire the way she redefines herself for every album she puts out; always reinventing and taking her career to the next level. The girl is the hottest DIVA on our radio AND our TV screens!

As most of you have probably witnessed, “B” is no stranger to chunky jewelry! Everything about her has always been about big *bling!* Below are some of our favorite looks for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and be inspired!

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Bey always has to be extra and that doesn’t stop at her embellished wardrobe!

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64th annual golden globes

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dreamgirlspremiereny57And Beyonce’s *BIGGEST BLING MOMENT* of all time….. her $5 million dollar wedding ring! He liked it and he put a big ring on it! lol… corny but I had to 😛

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PS …Check out her jewelry line at Dereon

Beyonce’s *Bling*

We love the edginess, boldness, and attitude of  Beyonce‘s alter ego Sasha Fierce! She represents the woman everyone wants to be but is too scared to release. Looking back at her career, Beyonce has really came into her own: a true “female version of a hust-la,” especially when it comes to her style. We admire the way she redefines herself for every album she puts out; always reinventing and taking her career to the next level. The girl is the hottest DIVA on our radio AND our TV screens!

As most of you have probably witnessed, “B” is no stranger to chunky jewelry! Everything about her has always been about big *bling!* Below are some of our favorite looks for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and be inspired!

OgAAALEIDnjfUTPxA1bbDqlIOtmFDXkV0W-djWhu14ezSsF3zjvH1Z2WsO5vh6EuUuvXj1d-rdIbO_j2FBIysFf8-UcAm1T1UNnMvMJcHdCUsI22IUjfU8pHF8qB

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cool

beyonce-with-fashion-jewelry

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beyonce-main12

beyonce-in-red_552x1105

001-11

0074hg5fd

beyonce_front_large

beyonce

Beyonce-Safari-Outfit

Bey always has to be extra and that doesn’t stop at her embellished wardrobe!

2009-mtv-vmas-winners-beyonce

beyonce

64th annual golden globes

398px-Beyonce_Opening_Concert_Tour_1

beyoncebeyonce-jayz

dreamgirlspremiereny57And Beyonce’s *BIGGEST BLING MOMENT* of all time….. her $5 million dollar wedding ring! He liked it and he put a big ring on it! lol… corny but I had to 😛

ring

PS …Check out her jewelry line at Dereon