Beyonce & Blue Ivy wore Alexander McQueen to ‘The Lion King’ LA premiere

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Beyonce attended the Hollywood premiere of The Lion King last night. I will cover all of the NON-BEYONCE peeps in a separate post. Beyonce gets her own post, sorry, I don’t make the rules. Beyonce attended the premiere with her daughter Blue Ivy and no Jay-Z… which I don’t think is particularly notable right now. It will be notable if Jay-Z skips ALL of Bey’s promotional stuff and every premiere. The “money” premiere will be in London this coming Sunday, and I would bet that Jay-Z turns up for that one. (update: okay, so Jay-Z was at this premiere but they didn’t walk the carpet together!)

Beyonce and Blue gifted us with looks from Alexander McQueen. They’re absolutely adorable! My only mild criticism is that the top of the McQueen is busy enough on its own, and perhaps it takes away from Beyonce’s spectacular jewelry choices. Love everything else though, and now I wonder if Blue Ivy enjoyed the film. Of course she did, what am I thinking.

Not only did Beyonce give the Beyhive new photos of their Queen and Crown Princess, but Beyonce is also blessing us with new music! Beyonce and Disney released Bey’s new song for The Lion King. This is called “Spirit.”

It starts slow but by the end, I was sort of jamming out to it. Beyonce and Donald Glover also re-recorded “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” for this live-action version, and that’s not all:

Beyonce has announced a new album “The Lion King: The Gift,” for which the 23-time Grammy winner has curated a variety of Lion King-inspired songs written by African artists. The album, which comes from Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records, will also include a song written and performed by Beyonce titled “Spirit,” which will also appear on the film’s soundtrack. Beyonce released the single Tuesday night, following the Disney film’s exclusive premiere; however the entire Beyonce-curated album won’t debut until July 19, the day of the film’s U.S. release.

“This is sonic cinema,” said Beyoncé in a statement. “This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat. I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

[From Variety]

Wow, a new Beyonce song AND an album personally curated by the Queen B herself? The Beyhive won’t know what to do with themselves.

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  1. BlueSky says:

    Jay Z was there. She posted pics of them to her IG page.

  2. Khy says:

    Hated it. she’s always overdress.

  3. Seraphina says:

    Blue looks so much like her father. She looks adorable. B’s outfit is a little too busy and chaotic to me. Just not a fan of either of these looks.

  4. Snazzy says:

    Please don’t come at me BeyHive, but I think the jacket + the jewellery were too much. They drown each other out, and it’s really too bad, as both are potentially spectacular on their own.

    • Arizona says:

      She should have left the necklace at home and just use the earrings.

    • Laura says:

      It’s way too much! The jacket/dress looks great, but the accessories and make-up are not flattering IMO. She is a stunning beauty, but it feels flat in this outfit. I hope the London one isn’t better!

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed. I love her hair, though. And I love how their outfits echo each other.

    • HK9 says:

      @Snazzy, I get you. Sometimes when you get dressed you need to look in the mirror and then take one thing off.

    • Kitten says:

      I get what you’re saying but I think “too much” is exactly the look she was going for. It doesn’t bother because I think it’s intentional.

    • TheHeat says:

      The dress and look gave me Dynasty-era-Joan Collins vibes…and not in a good way.

      Too much.

      • nikki says:

        Yeah: I thought people here usually have shoulder pad hate?? (I like small shoulder pads, but these seemed very Joan Collins to me too.)

      • Tanguerita says:

        she looks like a Christmas tree.

    • Psyren says:

      Agreed. She’s never had a great fashion sense. House of Dereon anyone?

    • hogtowngooner says:

      Agreed. I like the bottom black sparkly shear skirt, but a less cluttered top would have brought this look to the next level.

    • minx says:

      Yeah, it’s a lot.

  5. Hellohello says:

    Did she get her nose done or is that just makeup?

  6. Lenn says:

    She looks unhappy..or is she just being reserved..?

    • My3cents says:

      I think it might have to do with her clothing weighing a ton. That top looks really heavy,She’s probably counting the seconds till she can take it off.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Is it the fit that’s funky? It’s not flattering & Queen B deserves better.

  8. lucy2 says:

    Beyonce looks gorgeous, she is a stunning woman. There’s a lot going on between her jewelry and dress though.
    I don’t love celebrities bringing young kids onto the red carpet, but I do like that their outfits coordinate. Blue Ivy is very cute, and I bet she enjoyed the film.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Beyonce is so beautiful, but this isn’t my favorite look for her. I agree there is a lot going on, and even though it was meant to be a big fashion statement, I think it could be more balanced. As long as she is happy, though, more power to her!

      Seriously though, she could not shower for a week and roll out of bed and look amazing. Such a beauty.

  9. Becks1 says:

    Hmmm. I love Beyoncé’s dress on its own (not for most other celebs, but it works for her) and I love how it goes with Blue Ivy’s. I don’t love how you cant see the jewelry. I feel like you don’t wear bling like that and then wear a dress that basically camouflages it. But I’m looking at the necklace and don’t think its entirely diamond, it looks like some diamonds with some significant crystals, so maybe it was designed to go with the dress like that?

  10. Rapunzel says:

    This new song is Beyonce’s shot for an Oscar for Best Original song. It’s gonna interesting to see if she wins. And performs at the ceremony.

    • Jane says:

      THIS! I would love to see her perform it at the OSCARS and show everyone how it’s done. She will bring down the house!

      • Otaku fairy... says:

        Yes! I just got a chance to listen to the song and like it a lot already. Her voice is beautiful on this track.

  11. Arizona says:

    Her outfit is too busy for me. Blue looks cute though. also, I’m already bored with the idea that Beyonce is Lion King. the CD is a cool idea, but sonic cinema? sigh.

  12. aquarius64 says:

    Meghan and Beyonce meeting in London. Beyonce is “queen” but Meghan is the true royal. You know the media are going to look at breeches of protocol real and imagined. Beyonce and Meghan are not friends;lack of formality would have been understood.

  13. Maddy says:

    Serving mob wife realness. It’s just all too much of everything.

  14. 10KTurtle says:

    That thing is hideous- “thing” because it’s not a dress and I’m not sure what to call a bedazzled blazer with floor-length fringe. Did she ride there in the popemobile and then stand up perfectly straight all night? That thing would have hitched up past her navel if she ever sat down in it. I like her fierce “lion queen” hair, makeup, and jewels though!

  15. Iknow says:

    I love Beyonce and her music, but her clothing choice borders on tasteless. The necklace with the dress is just too much.

  16. Who ARE these people? says:

    If Beyonce gets bored she could do a remake of Dynasty, she’d be perfect as Alexis Carrington.

    • marjorie says:

      Different temperament. Alexis was a firebrand – Beyonce may be a diva but she seems reasonably calm.

  17. SJR says:

    That dress is ummm, not sure. I like the top/blazer but the bottom fringe thingy looks like cheap sheer curtains to me.

    Hair and makeup look good.

  18. Yennefer of Vengerburger & fries says:

    Blue’s got such an intense face, she stares right through you, such a beautiful kid. Bey’s dress is unfortunate. The strong shoulders work, but anything from shoulders down just gets from bad to worse until that sad, thin finish that is the skirt compared to the powerful top, jewellery and hair.

  19. Mab's A'Mabbin says:

    I can’t say too much about about jackets and sheer skirts as I was wearing that combo in the 80s at da clubs. Oversized jackets, that is, and the sheer skirts we’re usually very see-through with uneven hemlines lol. I was cool before cool was cool :p. I like B on stage I do, but all the rest of her over-the-top and carefully curated existence is silly lol.

  20. Billbop says:

    I am not a fan of either of their dresses, they look almost Boy Georgish to me, so busy and too much. I prefer B’s hair down, but her makeup looks ok. Not my favorite look for either of them.

    Ivy is her dad’s doppelgänger! She looks almost exactly like a miniature Jay Z. It is going to be so fun to see what she looks like when she gets older, if she gets more of her mom’s features.

  21. Otaku fairy... says:

    I like Beyonce’s whole look except for the shoes and love Blue Ivy’s hairstyle.

  22. Patty says:

    I’m so over Disney.

    • Snowslow says:

      The lawsuit several women (4 I think) have against Disney for sexual discrimination re: pay should be covered here… very interesting.

  23. Snowslow says:

    She looks awesome and the hair is just gorgeous. The whole look is sumptuous and playful at the same time; of course it was supposed to be regal in a Beyoncé way. I also love that she is embracing her curves and not shying away from taking space with big shoulders and a decorated blazer-dress. Ivy’s look is also so cool.

  24. bitchyarchitect says:

    Love it. Don’t usually care for her fashion choices but I love this. For me- the too much is totally working here. But it also could have looked pretty awesome with out the necklace. And I love her hair and makeup.

  25. Patrizio says:

    The little girl looks really cute, she is going to be a beauty. Don’t care for Beyoncé’s outfit. I’d love to see her in Dior. With that face, she does not need all the glitz.

  26. Marianne says:

    I do think its super cute that they’re matching.

  27. Happy_fat_mama says:

    Beyonce’s outfit has a very cohesive, two-toned colour scheme. Her hair and makeup are elegant, understated and impeccable. Altogether the look is definitely not “too much”. It has a mystical, even witchy vibe. The outfit directly references her ensembles in the formation video, the following world tour stage costumes, and her Givenchy suit from the CFDA awards. With this outfit, Beyonce places her work in the Lion King within the context of these other recent accomplishments.

    Honestly people… “too much” …really? I don’t think so. I, for one, want MORE.

  28. h3Rh1GHN3SS says:

    I am soo so so happy to see her non blonde. as a black woman I like the variety of hairstyles we can choose. yet some people think because a women wears her hair blonde or straight, is self hate. I wondered about this due to her sticking to the blonde ALWAYSS but this here, I like. let your child see the different ways we can wear our hair & still SLAY ALLL DAY.

  29. MsIam says:

    Subtle can be diva and queen- like too. Sometimes less is more and sometimes more is way too much.

  30. Reece says:

    From far away its not bad but in the close ups of her face. It dies. All of that jewelry takes away from the hair and makeup.

  31. Abby says:

    She looks like she’s wearing a showmanship jacket like what you would see at Quarter Horse shows. I love it!

  32. Yes Doubtful says:

    I usually don’t care for Beyonce’s red carpet style…and this is no exception. Blue looks cute though.

  33. CityGirl says:

    “This is sonic cinema,” said Beyoncé in a statement. “This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat. I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

    She didn’t really write that, did she?

  34. anon says:

    too much. she’s going to get the spotlight anyway, so why overdress. don’t come at me I actually love her

  35. Dani says:

    Her face and hair look great, but the entire outfit needs to be thrown away.