Beyoncé Made Another Major Designer Debut—But Her Behind-the-Scenes Moments Are Still the Best

Beyonce performs onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 20, 2015 in New York City.
Beyonce performs onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 20, 2015 in New York City.
Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images for TIDAL)

Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming; Beyoncé’s been giving us head-to-toe logo looks for years—most recently in all-custom Gucci for her On the Run II tour and in body-conscious MCM and Burberry during her designer-laden “Apeshit” video; both alongside husband and collaborator Jay-Z.


But during her Friday and Saturday night tour stops in East Rutherford, N.J., Bey broke out a new look for the Hive, wearing a custom bodysuit, cropped trench, thigh-high boots and even gloves and sunglasses in the iconic Burberry check, designed by new creative director Riccardo Tisci (formerly of Givenchy—and designer of the infamous and also gloved all-over floral “couch dress” worn by a then-pregnant Kim Kardashian to the 2013 Met Gala).

While this is not Beyoncé’s first new look to be brought stateside—she also recently rocked a new white lace look from Italian designer Rosamosario in Cleveland—this newest look notably adds to the buzz about how Tisci is transforming the house since replacing Christopher Bailey, which has thus far included a redesign of the Burberry logo.

Obviously, Bey’s endorsement confirms a more streetwear-savvy image for the label—and obviously, this is a lady known for luxury. But admittedly, we’d be a bit more enthusiastic if she was rocking a label that hadn’t recently made headlines for excessive wastefulness in the name of exclusivity. But hey, we’re just mere mortals, I guess.


So, let’s turn our attention to something a little more relatable, shall we? Yes, we know she’s supposed to be “flawless,” but there’s always something really refreshing about catching an unguarded glimpse of Beyoncé, which on Saturday came courtesy of longtime friend and founder of QVC favorite Mally Beauty, celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal.


Roncal, who has worked with Bey since the star was 19, created the glamorous and glittery look for the New Jersey shows, after which she paused to catch a tender moment for the ‘gram with her longtime client. And in a rare, candid moment, the ever-camera-ready Beyoncé gets adorably goofy when she realizes the selfie she’s posing for is actually video ... who knew Bey was a fan of “fish lips”?


While we can’t call this a completely uncurated moment (since Roncal undoubtedly got Bey’s approval before posting), unfiltered moments like these are really the ones when we love Beyoncé the best. There’s something that will always be appealing about getting past the veneer of “superstar,” if only for a few seconds. Because behind the luxury labels and stage shows, who doesn’t love a little hilarious humanity?

Maiysha Kai is managing editor of The Glow Up, host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast and Big Beauty Tuesdays, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. May I borrow some sugar?



How much shit am I going to take if I say Im not fond of either, the Burberry, or the white lace?