Thursday, August 13, 2015

Beyoncé covers The September issue of VOGUE 2015

The month of September brings about many things. It has been seen on many occasions as the start of new beginnings. This is around the time school goes back into session, the seasons change and people tend to see it as an opportunity for a fresh start. Within the fashion magazine industry September is consider to be a big month for sales and the issue is seen to particular be thicker. For Vogue the September issue is their most important issue and Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter graces this year's cover which makes her Vogue's IT girl/woman of the year 

The September issue is entitled Forces of Fashion and places great emphasis on high fashion couture clothing that catches the eye of any fashion guru. The photographer who had the honor of capturing Beyonce in her element of regal and grace was Mario Testino He did such a fabulous job at capturing Queen Bey. He also was the photographer in one Beyonce's previous vogue shoots.

Here's a preview of the cover story by Margo Jefferson:
What do we want from the glamorous, powerful women we call divas or icons or cultural forces? We want them to want—and in our names get—everything they possibly can. Success in work and love. Sexual pleasure. Money and power. We want them to embody multiple fantasies. We want them to make us believe that exciting realities are just around the corner.
It used to be that the great pop stars with fashion and style gave us small variations on one grand theme. Tina Turner: minidresses and honey tresses. Janis Joplin: boas, bangles, and bell-bottoms. Cher: spangled striptease getups with mythic Third World touches. Nowadays fashion isn’t about the grand theme, it’s about juxtaposition, and it’s filled with allusions to movie and art history; to music and dance styles; to iconographies of race and ethnicity, religion and gender. Madonna opened the door to this collage approach. Today we see it in the wigs, masks, and sculpted costumes of Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, the restless dazzle of Rihanna’s couture choices. And, of course, in the music, dance, decor, and looks of the ultimate streamed collage: Beyoncé.

Congratulations to Beyonce on scoring the September cover of Vogue and what makes this slayage  even more fabulous is the fact that September is Beyonce's birthday month

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
xoxo Lela Victoria 

Thursday, August 6, 2015


BET recently dropped some big news on its viewers and that is the return of their infamous show "UNCUT". I honestly can not think about my childhood without reminiscing about the BET UNCUT days. BET uncut was considered to be forbidden territory for young people back in the day. That definitely didn't stop us from staying up late to catch the raunchy videos. The show aired from 2001-2006 and was the center of much controversy. 

The show was known for showing video's such a Nelly's "Tip Drill" and Mystikal "Shake It Fast" basically the depictions of a female derrière is the main attraction. It's reported that videos such as Nicki Minaj's Anaconda will be shown on the the new UNCUT. 

UNCUT is set to return on Tuesday 11 August 2015 at a much earlier time than in its past history. I personally think they are going to have to adjust the time and push it to after midnight. 

Many viewers are ecstatic about the return of the show 

Although there are many who are excited there are just as many who are not here for the raunchy over sexified music videos 

My question is WHY is it being brought back. What makes the show so worthy of being revived. Is there a need for UNCUT and what is gained by bringing this show back when we have the Internet at our fingertips to watch what we want. 

I'm interested in seeing the outcome of the revival and will definitely be tuning in. I'm grown now so why not watch it.. I might learn a thing or two about twerking. I seriously need to step my game up. 

What do you all think about the return of BET's UNCUT 

                          Remember to always be 
                          Fierce and Fabulous 
                          Lela Victoria