Beyonce & Jay-Z shop at Bergdorfs ahead of Blue Ivy’s first b-day

Here are some photos of Beyonce and Jay-Z doing some very last-minute Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. Why does Jay look so pissy? Is it because they’re being pap’d and he just wanted to get his Bergdorf on? That’s where they were – Bergdorf-Goodman. Global Grind says that Beyonce and Jay might have met up with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin at the department store too, which is kind of cute. Double-date shopping spree on Christmas Eve? Or maybe they were just getting food or something.

Did you know that Beyonce is going to be on the cover of Vogue in a few months? Rumor going around is that Annie Leibovitz photographed Beyonce for the March cover… which is Vogue’s annual “Power Issue”. Beyonce deigning to cover the Power Issue? Yeah. I could see that. I hope the interview is good too – Vogue has some good celebrity interviewers these days (unlike Vanity Fair – has anyone else noticed a marked decline in the quality of VF’s celebrity interviews?), so I hope we’ll have a lot of good/weird/interesting Beyonce quotes to analyze. Bey will probably be covering the March issue because: A) she’s the Super-Bowl half-time show, and B) she’s dropping a new album… soon.

Last thing: Note the prominent BLUE all over the place in Beyonce’s outfit. Little Blue Ivy will be 1 year old on January 7th. Cough. It feels like longer, right? It feels like Blue Ivy has been around for longer than a year, but maybe that’s because Blue’s early months were overanalyzed and nitpicked. I wonder what kind of birthday party Bey and Jay will throw for their daughter?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Ok, don’t yell at me people, but I have a question: is my vision being severely impaired, or is Bey’s skin really getting lighter and lighter? What is that?!

    • lena80 says:

      Possibly, black people, especially lighter skin toned blacks, tan and lose the tan just like everyone else. I fall into that category every summer and winter unfortunately.

      • RocketMerry says:

        I know, it just feels a bit like an extreme discoloration. As in, if this is just normal winter skin then her summer complexion should be a light colour too, and I remeber her being darker, back when she started.

      • Riana says:

        You’d be surprised how dark black people can tan, I’ve seen several go from very light to mid-tone to dark. It’s all about how melanin reacts to the skin, It can over-produce and appear permanent. Especially when someone isn’t practicing good skin-care or sun protection.

      • Sassenach says:

        I am a light skinned black person but I tan so dark in the summer. If people go back and look at pics of Betonce when she was a child and just starting out, she is the same complexion.

      • akua says:

        Ditto here, I’m white, my hubby is fairly dark skinned, our daughter is normally a ‘tan’ color, and when in the sun a lot tans quite a bit, so that by the end of the summer she’s quite a bit darker than in winter.

      • Tiffany27 says:

        I’m a light skinned black and asian girl and it’s ridic how light I get in the winter time. Another reason winter is my least favorite season :(

      • ILLNana says:

        Lena, thank you so much. People are so uneducated about things pertaining to African American skin. Thank you for clarifying. It happens to me too.

      • RocketMerry says:

        @IllNana, I know I don’t know much about African-American skin type, I didn’t mean to offend anyone. All of the black people I know here in Italy are Africans and they are very dark skinned; during winter they don’t get much lighter, as Beyoncè does, and since I’ve been told that bleaching seems to be an option for some dark skinned people I inquired if Beyoncè’s discoloration was natural or not. So many of you say it can be (BTW, thank you guys for explaining!), so I guess I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt :)

      • lena80 says:

        @ rocketmerry,

        A good example of skin bleaching would be Sammy Sosa. Google pictures of him and notice how abnormal it looks. It definitely goes on, but I’m sure Beyonce is just light skinned black woman who gets darker/lighter depending on the weather and how long she sits in the sun, etc. Don’t feel bad for asking for clarification.

      • Mr.Smurf says:

        Eh, it depends. I’m part black, native american (1/16) and irish and I’m as pale as as a snowflake. When I “tan” in the summer, I get slightly darker, that’s it. If my hair wasn’t super curly and went into an afro whenever I combed it out, then you would look at me and think that I am white.

    • ronnie says:

      Well I’m not black but I am a dark hispanic and if its a good summer I usually have to get darker makeup because I tan in a hot second and stay that way til winter. It just depends on the person.

  2. daisydoodle says:

    maybe she’s just wearing blue…yesterday, I wore my special jeans, ripped at the knee, and a light blue shirt and I didn’t wear it in honor of my daughter….

  3. Lulu says:

    She’s a beautiful girl, but I don’t get the bun on top of the head thing. So unflattering.

  4. Jeanette says:

    Why are they trying to shove her down our throats? Her time has passed.

  5. Simple Red says:

    A year already geez time fly..
    As for the complexion well in the winter Some always look 3x times lighter in the winter and in the summer look browner like a tan.

  6. roxy750 says:

    What’s with what these two are wearing? Honestly blue tights? And Jay-Z looks like he is wearing something my 11 year old son would wear. All the money and the world and this is what they wear?

  7. velourazure says:

    wow. that is one sad outfit she’s wearing.

  8. KellyinSeattle says:

    It’s been a quick year…I can’t help but think that Jay Z always looks like he’s letting out a fart.

  9. Eric says:

    Look for them to announce pregnancy in oct of 2013 that’s when the surrogate will be impregnated again.

  10. lisa2 says:

    *** has anyone else noticed a marked decline in the quality of VF’s celebrity interviews***

    I glad you pointed that out. But I don’t think it is just VF’s celebrity interviews. I think this applies to most celebrity interviews. I look at the magazine section and just keep walking. The people on the covers are super boring and I really don’t find what they are saying interesting enough to read in the store let alone buy the magazine.

    I saw a week or so on another site about Beyonce getting the cover of March or February. Again it makes sense with the Super Bowl so good promotion. Not to mention her 50 million dollar Pepsi deal. So yeah it makes sense.

    The only thing I’m tired of with her is all those teasing pictures of Blue Ivy. I just don’t understand it. Jay was asked about a baby on some RC and he seemed pretty sure they were not going to have another this soon. I see them having maybe 1 more baby and that will be it.

  11. FridayHype says:

    Why is Jay-z wearing Beyonce’s nephew Juelz sneakers?