Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy dazzle in matching outfits at The Lion King premiere

Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter pulled out all the stops at The Lion King world premiere on Tuesday night.The 37-year-old superstar, who voices the character of Nala in the live-action Disney remake of the 1994 animated classic, looked stunnin…

Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter pulled out all the stops at The Lion King world premiere on Tuesday night.

The 37-year-old superstar, who voices the character of Nala in the live-action Disney remake of the 1994 animated classic, looked stunning in her custom Alexander McQueen tuxedo dress, which featured a diamond-encrusted jacket with black tulle skirt attached.

Blue courted attention with her look too – a mini version of her mother’s dress, also made by Alexander McQueen – as the duo walked the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

The seven-year-old wore a crisp white shirt under her jacket and accessorised her outfit by wearing diamond hairbands around two buns on top of her head.

However, Blue and Beyonce weren’t the only ones to coordinate for the premiere, as the singer’s former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams were also in attendance, and ensured they’d look good posing next to their pal in their ensembles.

While Kelly opted for a zebra-print dress, Michelle wore a silver number which featured mirrored detailing in a giraffe-style pattern.

Other celebrities in attendance included Halle Bailey, Meghan Trainor, Yara Shahidi, Zooey and Emily Deschanel, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Kimmel, Ali Wong, Lena Waithe, Chrissy Metz, and Tiffany Haddish.

The premiere came just hours after Beyonce dropped her new song Spirit, taken from upcoming album The Lion King: The Gift. The mother-of-three will also be curating the record, which features various artists and is “steeped in the sounds of Africa”.

In the gospel-inspired song, Beyonce sings: “Spirit, watch the heavens open/ Spirit, can you hear it calling? / Your destiny is coming close/ Stand up and fight.”

The Lion King: The Gift is due for release on 19 July – the same day as The Lion King hits cinemas.

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Fabletics taps Maddie Ziegler for new collection

Maddie Ziegler has been welcomed into the Fabletics family after co-designing a new line for Kate Hudson’s sporty brand.Dropping on Friday, the Maddie X Fabletics collection features leggings and T-shirts, and the Dance Moms star happily models some of…

Maddie Ziegler has been welcomed into the Fabletics family after co-designing a new line for Kate Hudson’s sporty brand.

Dropping on Friday, the Maddie X Fabletics collection features leggings and T-shirts, and the Dance Moms star happily models some of her designs in a campaign video, which she uploaded to her 13 million followers.

Decked out in pink leggings and a grey T-shirt tied up at the back, the 16-year-old shows off her moves in the promo clip.

She follows in the footsteps of Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Kate’s mother Goldie Hawn in teaming up with the activewear label.

The official Fabletics account also shared the news, writing “#MaddieXFabletics available June 7 @maddieziegler,” next to a second video of the dancer.

Maddie rose to fame as a child on Lifetime’s reality show Dance Moms but became a global star after Australian singer Sia began working with her in 2014, casting her in a string of her music videos, including Chandelier, Elastic Heart and Big Girls Cry.

In recent years, the teenager has moved into acting, landing parts in The Book of Henry and animated flick Ballerina, as well as the upcoming West Side Story remake and Sia’s big screen directorial debut, Music, which also stars Kate.

In a previous chat with Cosmopolitan, Kate revealed how close she and Sia had become during filming.

“Working with Sia on a special project and knowing that no matter what, I will always have a lifelong friend in her,” she gushed.

Music, which also stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Hector Elizondo, is due out later this year.

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Kelly Rowland credits Beyonce’s mum with giving her hair confidence

Singer Kelly Rowland became a huge fan of her hair thanks to encouragement from soul sister Beyonce’s mum Tina Knowles.When Destiny’s Child were starting out, Kelly and her cohorts were styled by the Houston based hairdresser, beauty shop owner and fas…

Singer Kelly Rowland became a huge fan of her hair thanks to encouragement from soul sister Beyonce’s mum Tina Knowles.

When Destiny’s Child were starting out, Kelly and her cohorts were styled by the Houston based hairdresser, beauty shop owner and fashion designer, who became famous for creating the girls’ costumes from scratch.

Tina crafted looks for the rising band out of her extremely successful hair salon, Headliners, in Texas, and Kelly has fond memories of sitting in a chair there, as the Beyonce and Solange Knowles’ mum took time to praise her style versatility.

“Tina actually gave me a lot of hair confidence,” Kelly recalls to Us Weekly. “And I remember Tina saying, ‘Oh, Kelly can wear anything. She wears long hair, she wears short hair’. You know what I mean? We played with colour (hair dye).

“She just allowed myself and B (Beyonce) and Michelle, just the freedom… We could all do anything we were feeling and she would help support us and shape it into existence. And that was so healthy for me as a kid, for sure.”

Kelly is now supporting other women keen to bring out their fierce selves through hair confidence as the spokeswoman for Dove Hair’s new #myhairmyCrown campaign, which clients to wear their hairstyles proudly, like a queen’s crown.

“I think that it’s celebrating yourself. It’s celebrating your originality,” she says of the marketing scheme. “It’s celebrating your uniqueness. It’s celebrating your creativity. It’s celebrating you and not conforming and just being yourself.

“When you’re able to celebrate your own features and be proud of it, then I just feel like it’s more of an inner self power that we possess.”

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Kelly Rowland joins Dove campaign to inspire women to love their hair

Singer Kelly Rowland is helping women love their hair as part of a new Dove campaign. The former Destiny’s Child star has partnered with bosses at the beauty brand as her new single, Crown, debuts, and the 37 year old admits it’s a perfect tie-in, bec…

Singer Kelly Rowland is helping women love their hair as part of a new Dove campaign.

The former Destiny’s Child star has partnered with bosses at the beauty brand as her new single, Crown, debuts, and the 37 year old admits it’s a perfect tie-in, because she drew on her own hair issues for the song.

She tells People the lyrics “My hair, my crown” promotes “having love for your hair and gaining the confidence to be able to wear it however you please, or to cut it however you please, or have your texture however you please”.

“My earliest memory of hair was actually with my mother. She permed it at five,” Kelly adds. “I remember all my hair fell out when they were rinsing it out and my mom let my cousin, who was in cosmetology school, do it.

“I remember looking at my hair in the sink and thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, why did she want to straighten it?’ My mom didn’t know, but the seeds (of insecurity) started to be planted there.”

As part of the promo, Kelly appears alongside two young women, Tyrielle Davis and Faith Fennidy, who made headlines in the U.S. after they were expelled from school for wearing braids and extensions in their hair.

“I was p**sed, to be honest,” she tells the publication. “It’s enough stuff that young people have to go through, and for you to basically be bullying them, a school to be bullying them and telling them what they should look like or how they should wear their hair, you are out of place. You are not their parents!”

As a mother, she is determined to set an example of self acceptance for her young son, Titan.

“He just gets his hair braided and we tell him how cool he is, how cool the braids are,” she shares. “It’s just this thing where we are our children’s first example. I take that responsibility very seriously.”

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Kelly Rowland prefers activewear she can wear to any occasion

Kelly Rowland is adamant her new activewear line can take any woman from “day to night”.The 37-year-old singer has teamed up with sportswear brand Fabletics, which was co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, to create a 17-piece dance-inspired capsule colle…

Kelly Rowland is adamant her new activewear line can take any woman from “day to night”.

The 37-year-old singer has teamed up with sportswear brand Fabletics, which was co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, to create a 17-piece dance-inspired capsule collection of workout clothing.

And Kelly is thrilled that her range consists of perfect pieces that don’t ever need to be confined to the gym.

“I love the fact that it’s a lifestyle brand and the pieces the creative team and I thought of were to help you go from day to night,” she explained in an interview with WWD. “I have so many days where I’ll start with my workouts and I get a call, ‘Oh, you have a meeting at this time,’ and I know I have something else to do and can’t get back home. I know I just have to have my day run its course and they’re pieces that I can just pop on.”

The collection, which ranges from size XXS to 3X, includes leggings, sports bras, bodysuits, tops, a bomber jacket, as well as a hoodie, and can be purchased in-store and online. Pieces are priced between $24.95 (£19) and $64.95 (£51).

Kelly added that the idea of activewear being worn during everyday life is appropriate for the busy schedules of women today.

“It’s definitely activewear, but I feel like you’re being active all day,” the former Destiny’s Child star considered. “That’s why it’s important to have the designs really showcase that. Being able to take yourself from being so gym-like. There’s this one top that we did, I would put that with a skirt.”

Away from activewear, Kelly, who is mother to four-year-old son Titan, also expressed an interest in designing children’s clothing one day.

“I’m obsessed with kids’ clothes,” she laughed. “My son’s closet is ridiculous.”

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Kelly Rowland teams up with Fabletics

R&B star Kelly Rowland is helping fans stay fashionable as they get fit in 2019 by launching her own line of workout gear with Kate Hudson’s Fabletics firm. The former Destiny’s Child singer was unveiled as the new face of the label on New Year’s Day …

R&B star Kelly Rowland is helping fans stay fashionable as they get fit in 2019 by launching her own line of workout gear with Kate Hudson’s Fabletics firm.

The former Destiny’s Child singer was unveiled as the new face of the label on New Year’s Day (01Jan19), when she announced the news of her capsule collection.

“Happy New Year!! I’m SO EXCITED to share my limited edition collection with @Fabletics!” she wrote on Instagram, alongside photos of herself modelling the Fierce two-piece set, consisting of a cropped black top and high-waisted leggings, both featuring mesh patterning.

“#KellyXFabletics was designed to help YOU feel empowered and ready to conquer it ALL!”

The clothing line features a variety of leggings, sports bras, a bodysuit, sweatpants, a sweater, and a bomber jacket, with prices ranging from $24.95 (£20) to $69.95 (£56).

“Kelly Rowland represents the epitome of powerful femininity, which is why we are so proud to be able to collaborate with her!” reads a Fabletics statement posted online.

“This capsule collection was designed to empower women to stand tall and feel strength in their everyday with pieces that are made to move and make big moves in. The whole collection represents her own brand of personal style, complete with athletic silhouettes with an edgy attitude and a touch of sexy. Get ready to channel Kelly and bust a move in your next spin class, on the mat and in life!”

Adds Kelly, “I want women to feel strong when they put this collection on. Like they can conquer the world.”

The Dilemma hitmaker joins Demi Lovato as a spokesmodel for the brand – the pop star launched her first range of athletic wear with Fabletics in May, 2017.

Actress and fitness enthusiast Hudson co-founded the label in 2013.

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Beyonce’s stylist praises singer for helping young designers’ careers

Beyonce has helped a lot of upcoming designers kickstart their careers insisted the singer’s stylist Ty Hunter.The superstar is considered one of the best-dressed celebrities in the world, often wearing fashion-forward outfits courtesy of labels like B…

Beyonce has helped a lot of upcoming designers kickstart their careers insisted the singer’s stylist Ty Hunter.

The superstar is considered one of the best-dressed celebrities in the world, often wearing fashion-forward outfits courtesy of labels like Balmain, Givenchy and Fendi, while also drawing attention to lesser known brands such as Laquan Smith, Natasha Zinko and Zimmermann. And according to her longtime stylist, the Lemonade hitmaker has always been happy to experiment.

“Beyonce’s the type of person who’s not into labels. She’s like, ‘Whatever’s hot, why not?’ That’s what I liked about her,” he smiled in an interview with W magazine. “I was able to help a lot of young designers and start their careers, while working for her, like Michael Costello and Rubin Singer. Whatever she feels comfortable in works. That’s why we were able to help a lot of peoples’ careers—and still do.”

The fashionista is pleased Beyonce got a chance to collaborate with some of the biggest brands in the world, as he admitted the star didn’t always have as much choice in the style stakes while she was in Destiny’s Child with bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Luckily, that changed when the trio released their chart-topping single Independent Women in September 2000.

“When I started, the reason why the girls wore Mrs. Tina so much is because no one would let us pull. It took ‘Independent Woman’ for people to start looking at the group seriously,” he recalled in an interview with W magazine. “There were showrooms that had their favorites like, ‘You can only dress Kelly.’ ‘You can only put clothes on Michelle.’ ‘You can only pull for Beyonce.’ It was like that sometimes. I loved the designers that allowed me to take a chance and show a full story and have their clothes on three beautiful women. But the ones that got it, got it.”

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Kelly Rowland launches designer sunglasses range

R&B star Kelly Rowland has turned eyewear designer to create a capsule collection for luxury brand Smoke x Mirrors. The former Destiny’s Child singer has taken her love for stylish sunglasses to the next level by coming up with her own limited edition…

R&B star Kelly Rowland has turned eyewear designer to create a capsule collection for luxury brand Smoke x Mirrors.

The former Destiny’s Child singer has taken her love for stylish sunglasses to the next level by coming up with her own limited edition line, a 10-piece range featuring four different frames.

According to The Glow Up, each piece in the collection is custom made in Japan for exclusive sale at U.S. retailer Barneys New York, and Kelly paid a visit to one of the stores in the Big Apple on Tuesday (23Oct18) to celebrate the launch.

She shared video footage from her shopping trip on her Instagram Story timeline, as she gleefully showed off the frames on display.

“One of my dreams came true today,” she told fans in one clip. “I have a collaboration with Smoke x Mirrors for my sunglasses. Oh my God, I’m so excited!”

The Dilemma hitmaker also posted shots of herself posing beside a display case promoting the new project, titled Smoke x Mirrors + Kelly Rowland.

She has since also modelled one of the new pairs of sunglasses on her Instagram profile page.

“So excited to share my new @smokexmirrorsny eyewear with you guys!” she wrote in the accompanying caption. “They can be found exclusively at @barneysny! Check them out on barneys.com, let me know what you think!”

The collection features stainless steel frames in a variety of colours, including black, gold, and rose gold, but the styles don’t come cheap – each pair retails for $345 (£270).

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Brie Larson didn’t let rain put dampener on Rodarte’s NYFW return

Brie Larson braved the rain to take in Rodarte’s New York Fashion Week show on Sunday (09Sep18).Sitting front row with an umbrella, Brie looked chic in high waisted red chequered trousers, teamed with a frilly blouse.Whoopi Goldberg, fashion legend G…

Brie Larson braved the rain to take in Rodarte’s New York Fashion Week show on Sunday (09Sep18).

Sitting front row with an umbrella, Brie looked chic in high waisted red chequered trousers, teamed with a frilly blouse.

Whoopi Goldberg, fashion legend Grace Coddington and actress Rachel Brosnahan, the niece of late bag designer Kate Spade, also didn’t let the wet weather put them off sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy’s spring/ summer 19 presentation, which was held at a cemetery on the Lower East Side. The show marked Rodarte’s return to the Big Apple after showing in Paris for the last few seasons.

Later on Sunday, Prabal Gurung showed off his latest line, with the Nepalese-American designer also attracting an A-list crowd.

Among the celebrity guests was the cast of smash hit film Crazy Rich Asians, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan and Henry Golding, Tiffany Haddish and Kelly Rowland. Camila Mendes, Karrueche Tran and Indya Moore also took in the new season trends.

Opening Ceremony was one of the last brands to show on day five of New York Fashion Week, with design duo Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, who presented their latest Kenzo collection via a short film on Friday, tapping Christina Aguilera to perform a surprise gig as models strutted their stuff.

As well as Christina belting out tunes, Lim and Leon also enlisted the help of drag artists, including RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Sasha Velour, Jiggly Caliente and Miss Fame for their show, which was watched by Nicki Minaj, Troye Sivan and Hayley Kiyoko.

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Prabal Gurung unveils debut menswear line during spring 19 show

Prabal Gurung has unveiled his debut menswear creations during his latest fashion show.The Nepalese-American designer presented his spring/summer 2019 range as part of New York Fashion Week on Sunday night (09Sep18), with Tiffany Haddish, Kelly Rowland…

Prabal Gurung has unveiled his debut menswear creations during his latest fashion show.

The Nepalese-American designer presented his spring/summer 2019 range as part of New York Fashion Week on Sunday night (09Sep18), with Tiffany Haddish, Kelly Rowland, Camila Mendes, Gemma Chan and Awkwafina among the celebrity guests sitting on the front row.

Regarding his first foray into menswear, Gurung explained that he was determined for the garments to be unisex and fit seamlessly within his existing line-up.

“I’ve always wanted a menswear collection to be a part of our world and our offerings,” he posted on Instagram alongside a poem by writer Cleo Wade. “I constantly borrow clothes from our womenswear collections, and growing up I’d often experiment with mixing menswear and womenswear to tell the story that I felt visually represented who I was. Now more than ever, traditional genders, roles and identifiers are breaking down in our multifaceted world.”

The first male model to walk the runway sported fluorescent yellow trousers and a red vest, while others donned pale pink suits over green vests, colour-blocked parkas, striped knitwear, long white sleeveless shirts and embroidered trousers.

On a whole, the “cross-cultural” collection was inspired by Gurung’s recent travels through the indigenous villages of Nepal and urban streets of Tokyo, London, Mumbai, Paris, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and New York.

Joan Smalls opened the show in a bright yellow knitted bodysuit matched with a sheer green chiffon skirt with red satin trim, Gigi Hadid wore a cropped white top with tiered skirt made of red, white and blue fabric, while Winnie Harlow rocked the runway in a bright pink ribbed bodysuit under a skirt with drawstring belt.

For many garments, Gurung juxtaposed sportswear fabrics such as nylon with more luxurious materials such as a heavily embellished sari-like material and Nepalese-style floral patterns and weaving.

The show concluded with a blue silk dress with peplum and strapless gown made from striped jewel-tone fabric and layers of fringing.

New York Fashion Week continues on Monday with shows from Carolina Herrera and Proenza Schouler.

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