As we take the time to explore fashion icons who put philanthropy and social justice causes at the forefront of their platforms. Queen Anna House of Fashion prides itself on the beliefs it holds; which include social justice, and relief for the marginalized populations in our community. We have chosen several black women whose style and values we admire, and are excited to share them with you.
This week we are diving into the fashion, philanthropic and social efforts of global entertainer, Beyoncé. Beyoncé has found extreme success stemming from her music, and has used her art platform to chronicle the experiences many black people have while living in America. Beyoncé uses her art as her form of truth; particularly using her latest album Lemonade, along with a visual component as a narrative that describes the plight of the black woman. Along with her music, Beyoncé has started several campaigns with her philanthropic organization BEYgood. BEYgood has championed several initiatives as of late to assist in COVID-19 relief. Beyoncé's organization donated $6 million towards coronavirus aid including testing, medical services, and food supplies. BEYgood has also done its part to advocate for the many black lives that have been lost at the hands of the police by encouraging fans and followers of her music to sign petitions and donate to the causes of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many more. BEYgood also has its hands in voting initiatives and registering people to vote, providing aid to South Africa along with the induction of a South African fellowship program for youth of color, and advocating for mental health awareness.
Through Beyoncé’s art, performances, and philanthropic work she has been a model for the black feminist wave, and carved a place for women of color to be included in the feminist struggle that was often dominated by white women. Beyoncé is a prominent figure in pop culture, and we at Queen Anna House of Fashion admire both her fashion sense and efforts to change her community through philanthropy and the struggle for social justice. Here are some of our favorite, memorable Beyoncé looks recreated with a Queen Anna House of Fashion twist:
Our first look includes a recreation of Beyoncé’s sleek jumpsuit look. We use our Amanda Uprichard Tuxedo Track Catsuit to replicate the black and white one-piece. Accessories are everything, so we add a pair of Janna Conner Makara Crystal Fringe Chain Earrings, Mod & Jo Emmy Bangles, the Janna Conner Wiley Textured Ring and the Able Cuff Ring for jewelry and finish the look off with the Alias Mae Xander Heels and the Able Fozi Slim Satchel.
The next inspired look is certified for a night-out! We have paired the glitzy Dress the Population Emilia Dress with the super flashy Janna Conner Edeline Crystal Chain Fringe Earrings. We add a subtle bangle and the sleek Tony Bianco Latoir Sling Back Heels to effortlessly accent the outfit.
A more casual Beyoncé would amplify typical jeans and t-shirt look by swapping out denim for the much edgier leather. We recreate this look by tucking the Splendid Abbie Crew Tee into the J.ING Yooni Faux Leather Cropped Trouser. We add the Mod & Jo Drew Statement Earrings along with the Able Dome Ring to expertly accessorize this otherwise simple look. Lastly we pair the Atelier Fantine Turquoise Sandal with the look to add the optimal pop of color.
This next look is a summertime dream. Beyoncé stuns in yellow, so we recreate this look using our patterned Britt Sisseck Felipa Top playfully tied at the hem over the C/MEO Recollection Shorts. We add the Schutz S-Plina Heels to continue with the vibrant yellow theme of this refreshing look. The jewelry we add are the perfect gold accents to this look, the Janna Conner Mykal Earrings and the Mod & Jo Layered Necklace. And of course this warm-weather look wouldn’t be complete without a pair of sunnies, so it’s a must we throw on the Established Eyewear ELI Designer Sunglasses to finish the look.
Our final look inspired includes Queen Anna House of Fashion presale items that are must-haves for the summer! We recreate Beyoncé’s chic bohemian look by pairing the Allen Schwartz Yael Kimono Overlay Jacket over the Commando Scoop Tee with a pair of the fresh Able High Rise Denim. We adorn the look with the Janna Conner Cristabel Geometric Chandelier Earrings, and add the Schutz Transparent Ariella Mules and the Tah Bags Envelope Mini to finish off the look.
It’s impossible not to notice Beyoncé’s flawless style, but it's also impossible to overlook all of the contributions Beyoncé has made to society through both her BEYgood organization and her music. Take some of our outfit inspiration and style tips into consideration, but also take away the values and causes Beyoncé supports in an effort to make the world a better place.