WERQ: Beyonce in Alice by Temperley

Posted on February 09, 2012

Miss Girl, can we just say…

Beyonce at Jay-Z’s Carnegie Hall Concert in Alice by Temperley paired with Christian Louboutin pumps and an Alexander McQueen clutch.

Alice by Temperley Molina Dress

…that you are serving up some EARTH MOTHER REALNESS and you are WERQing that shit like it’s made out of butter. And the shoes? We fell OUT. Someone was obviously looking to make a postpartum IMPRESSION.

Snaps!

We choose not to see the nails.

[Photo Credit: Getty, temperleylondon.com]

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      That dress is insanely flattering. Note to self: find sugar daddy to buy me that.

      • Anonymous

        Note to self – find sugar daddy to buy me the shoes!

        • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

          The shoes are awesome, but my closet already has awesome shoes. I’m sorely lacking in the flattering dress department at the moment.

          • Anonymous

            Whereas I have plenty of awesome dresses.  In that case I vote whoever gets the sugar daddy first demands the whole outfit, and then we split it.  Deal?

            • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

              Deal!

      • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

        She looks amazing. And I need those shoes in my life – that’s what I need a sugar daddy for. 

    • http://twitter.com/Moondragonic Charlotte

      The model looks so sad in comparison.

      • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

        I couldn’t agree more, she looks like she can barely hold herself up from the weight of the dress.  Beyonce looks ready to take on the world and OWN it. 

      • Anonymous

        Yes, this dress needs to be filled out a bit bu some curves.  The bodice actually sags a bit on the model.

      • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

         I know!  She looks positively consumptive, doesn’t she?

    • Anonymous

      The dress is pretty and her hair and make-up look banging, but she’s a beautiful woman so it makes sense.  For real, was she really preggers?  I LOVE me a conspiracy theory, so I want to be convinced either she faked it or she delivered earlier than she said.  

      And they trademarked the name Blue Ivy which is wretchtastic in and of itself, but if she’s going to rock blue nails and baubles going forward I fear my eyes will never stop rolling.

      • Anonymous

         Maybe she will get an ivy tattoo.  In blue ink.

        • Anonymous

          She has one!  Look at the pic that shoes the close-up of the clutch…it’s on her left ring finger. It’s IV (the Roman numeral 4 format), but it’s there.

          • Anonymous

             Oh, I see it now.  I was distracted by the blue nail polish matching the blue ring. 

      • Lori

        Why the conspiracy that she wasn’t pregnant, why why why.  Do you think she’s wearing fat pads now and padding her boobs?  This is not the body she had before she gave birth.  This is a beautiful body and I love that she’s showing it proudly, but this is not the body she had before she had Blue.

        • Anonymous

          In general, I seriously LOVE conspiracy theories simply because I like hearing totally different and off-the-wall ideas about stuff.  I don’t know if she did/did not carry and it’s not that serious other than it’s just fun to think about why someone would do that if it were true (like I said I WANT to believe the conspiracy theory, but there isn’t definitive proof).  I know there was a hullabaloo with a Today Show (?) interview where her stomach dented/folded and it looked odd, but I can’t say one way or the other. For me, it’s just fun to wonder.  

          In terms of the body – no doubt the woman has a sick body at all and that’s not in question and I’m not snarking on that. Hell, if anyone gave her crap about her body, it would be insane to me.  However, even just putting on weight (not necessarily from birth) can add boobs and all that.

          • Alisa Rivera

            Here’s my theory: she really was pregnant but she padded when she announced it so that it looked more dramatic when she made the big reveal. Padding continued until she got big enough to have a legit bump, but because of inconsistencies is the size and placement of said padding, the rumor mill jumped to the she’s-not-really-pregnant conclusion.

            Regardless, I’m sick of how she and Jay-Z are behaving as if they are the only friggin people to ever spawn in the history of man. FFS, get over yourself.

            • Anonymous

              I remember as time went on and my friends got married and had kids, i rolled my eyes at how they acted after the first pregnancy.  They ALL acted as if they were the first people to spawn.  I acted like I was the first person to ever spawn when I had my first kid.  Jay and Bey are hardly alone in that ‘I am awesome, I am special, I procreated’ feeling.  Having a kid is a pretty BFD  and you feel pretty damn GREAT about it.  Even if it is out of proportion to reality.  For awhile you get to strut.  I can’t ever fault them on that.  And actually, I would say that their reaction has been fairly low key in comparison to bloggers and commenters about their kid.  All the stuff you are hearing about post birth hasn’t come from them at all.

            • Anonymous

              Wait until the kid turns 14, and starts mouthing off. That is when that special feeling ends, and you look at your kids and say, “How did I have you???” You love ‘em, but they can try your patience!!!

            • Alisa Rivera

              Announcing your pregnancy on-stage at the MTV Music Awards is not low key. C’mon.

        • Anonymous

          Blue? Is that what she named the child? Oy vey.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

        Okay, I’m a trademark and IP lawyer so I have to admit I immediately trotted over to the Patent and Trademark Office database to see what the deal was.  There were 3 different Blue Ivy Carter trademark registration applications by 3 different parties (!) within a 2 week period in January.  My guess is that the first two were filed by people unrelated to Beyonce and Jay-Z, who found out about it and immediately took action to file the 3rd application (which is by far the most comprehensive, listing dozens if not hundreds of different products in their claim (a lot of them are baby products but there’s also a lot of unrelated stuff like books, music, clothing, etc.).  The first application filed by one of the other guys has already been abandoned, probably under legal pressure.  I’d expect the same to eventually happen to the second.

        Actually this is a very smart thing – it prevents other people from capitalizing on the name Blue Ivy by selling products branded with that name.  Trademark registration doesn’t bar anyone else from naming their babies Blue Ivy, just from using the name to sell products or services.

        • Anonymous

          That’s impressive work by you and really informative…what I love is that TLo helped me learn more about Trademark and Patent law. Flipping wonderful! Thanks for the info!

        • Anonymous

          Actual knowledge. Refreshing!

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for the info! I have a question. I read somewhere online that there’s a clothing store in Wisconsin and an event planning business in Boston with the name Blue Ivy. Both businesses have been around since before Beyonce named her child Blue Ivy. So what happens with them?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

            The store in Wisconsin has had the Blue Ivy trademark registered since August 2011 for “Retail store services featuring clothing, jewelry, home and clothing accessories, and giftware”.  They’ll have priority over Beyonce & Jay-Z’s trademark registration application in all of those categories.  Within a year Beyonce and Jay-Z will either have to abandon those categories in their application, buy out the Wisconsin folks, or cut a deal with them.

            The Boston business doesn’t show up on the PTO database, but they (and anyone else who was already using Blue Ivy as a business brand) will still have some rights as the owners of an unregistered trademark. They’ll have priority over any subsequent adopters of a Blue Ivy trademark, but only for their particular field of business and only within the geographic area where they’re actually doing business.  (Registration gives you a nationwide presumption of priority.)

            One other interesting thing is that the 2nd person who filed for “Blue Ivy Carter Glory IV” (insert eyeroll here) has already gotten an Office Action from the PTO, less than 2 weeks after they filed.  This is an initial refusal, although it could be disputed. I’ve NEVER seen the PTO look at a new filing and send an office action in anything less than 4 months.  It’s interesting what celebrity and publicity will do.

            • Anonymous

              Thanks so much for the info!

      • Anonymous

        No way. Please tell me you’re making this up. Not only did they name the child Blue Ivy (lololol), but they actually trademarked the name? This woman really needs to get over herself.

      • Anonymous

        Did they trademark the baby’s name? Last I read was that some third party tried to trademark their baby’s name shortly after her name was announced in order  to make a buck off of selling baby clothes. Supposedly the trademark office would reject it because of some rules about trademarking other peoples names. If they went ahead and trademarked the name I don’t blame them for seeking protection from opportunists and scammers.

    • Jennifer Hejtmánková

      Good god, I can’t even imagine getting out of bed so soon after giving birth, let alone rocking some Laboutins. …

    • Susana Reyes

      I think the nail color might be a tribute to her daughter BLUE!

      • Anonymous

        It is…and they trademarked the name Blue Ivy. Seriously. Seriously. I’m hoping that all my seriously are properly conveying my WTF at that. ;)

        • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

          It makes a lot of sense to trademark it. Her name is already worth quite a bit of money. I’m quite sure they don’t want to be seen as giving an endorsement they are not actually providing. Somebody was trying to make “Blue Ivy” baby clothes like, 2 days after she was born. 

          • Anonymous

            I prefer the Elijah Blue collection.

          • Anonymous

            Ah, good point and not wanting companies to profit off their child makes sense. I think what cheeses me about this is the fact that worrying about being smoking hot a month after the kid is born and all that smacks of total non-parental feelings to me, so the trademark thing immediately leaps out as a negative. It’s totally personal and I could be totally wrong, but I think that is why I felt so strongly.

            Or maybe I’ve just not forgiven Mommyonce for getting plastic surgery to appear more “mainstream.” Or maybe I’m a cranky wench this morning and need more caffeine :) 

            • Anonymous

              I agree on that in the sense that women today feel like crap (really) if they are not skinny just two months after gibing birth, and worse, men think that is what’s supposed to happen. I seriously hear A LOT of comments in the line of “she used to be pretty until she had a baby” or “she *still* hesn’t dropped the baby weight”. You should ideally not gain over 25 Lbs, but what you gain you do not have to lose in a heartbeat. 
              Which is partly why I do not like the Jolie types, who gain no weight while pregnant; and the ones who come out in whatever magazine flaunting their post-baby body like a fitness/diet accomplishment, but very silent about the lipo and breast lift they had, in many cases, right after the delivery .   There. I had to vent. Sorry for the sourgrapes. 

            • Anonymous

              Amen…and puh-lease no apologies – sour grapes make the best wine. :)

            • Anonymous

              30-35 pounds is the current recommended weight gain, depending on your starting weight. And the advice I was given about weight loss was “9 months on, 9 months off.” Which is about what it took for me.  If she’s breastfeeding, that complicates things as well – some women lose weight like crazy when breastfeeding, but others find their body hangs on to the weight as “insurance.”

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFRKTKRR6FKE2G4QO4MQNGL6DY Carol

              No, you’re not being cranky at all.  While the tabloids trumpet the superwoman accomplishments of celebrities who look to have lost all their baby weight five minutes after birth, they’ll never mention that these same women have armies of nannies to keep baby out of the way while they work out with personal trainers, have chef-prepared gourmet diet meals followed up by sessions with hair stylists, makeup artists, et al.  The rest of us?  Kept our fingers crossed that baby wouldn’t wake up before we snuck in a quick workout (or cleared the dishes from the sink, but not both).
              The name “Blue” is not a new phenomenon.  Manymanymany years ago, the teacher who supervised my student teaching semester had a 6 year old daughter she had named Erica Blue.  Beautiful (and unique) then, beautiful now.

            • Anonymous

              ”  Kept our fingers crossed that baby wouldn’t wake up before we snuck in
              a quick workout (or cleared the dishes from the sink, but not both).”

              Those of us who’ve been there salute you with love.

            • Anonymous

              As for the name, I would have kept it “Ivy Blue” (two names) and not “Blue Ivy” (adjective+noun). I guess grammar is not something they are concerned about.  

            • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

              Actually, you mention a reason why I will always like Heidi Klum. When she walked in the VS show soon after giving birth, she basically told everyone that her job was her body; therefore, she had a support staff to help her. She said “regular” working moms shouldn’t be expected to live up to that standard because they aren’t making money off their ability to rock a bra and panty set. I still remember that when I get frustrated at those few extra pounds that won’t go away.

            • emily mcginnis

              i believe Sarah Jessica Parker said something similar as well. Obviously, it wasn’t her job to rock a bra/panties. But, she said that she had nannies and staff who could watch her baby while she worked out–something that most moms don’t have. 

            • Anonymous

              That’s one the reasons why I have a lot of respect for Heidi Klum. 

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

              I missed the news on the surgery. Please enlighten me!

            • Anonymous

              Nose job…pics from the early Destiny’s Child days to more recently and it’s definitely different.  Not insanely drastic, but enough to tell make her more homogenized. Also, there have been rumors of a boob job, but I don’t know.

              Here’s a before/after of the nose: http://hollywoodnose.com/BeyonceNoseJob

            • Anonymous

              And (according to E!) lip reduction (reportedly, to make her look less black)

            • Anonymous

              Damn, that is heartbreaking and infuriating all rolled into one. Before all the mess she was beautiful, but it’s this NEED to conform to a whiter standard that sucks.  Blonde, stick-straight hair, nose and lips different…it’s nonsense and it’s a TERRIBLE message.  
              If you want to change your look, cool, but do it because you want to…not because you feel the need to make yourself more ethnically ambiguous. 

            • Anonymous

              Looks like the nose job was just a tweak, so whatever. But I REALLY think she looks prettier with the curly, more natural hair, though.

            • Chidinma A. Ibe

              I felt the need to comment on this because, between this reaction and the comments I saw about Viola Davis choosing to wear wigs so as to be more palatable to a more mainstream audience, well, I just had to say something. People act as if “conforming to a Whiter standard” is a phenomenon that occurs in a vacuum. By all means yes, people who do so should be side-eyed. But the bigger side-eye should be directed to the very fact that the very idea wouldn’t even need to happen if this country didn’t have a profoundly racist past that has shaped a more covertly racist present. I am sorry to say this, but there is virtually no way that Beyonce would have become as famous as she was if she was any darker-complected, rocked natural hair, and/or had a broader nose. She did what she had to do to get where she wanted to go – and part of that was eliminating those aspects of her Blackness that would prevent her from achieving the level of fame that she now has. I don’t think anyone “wants” to make themselves more racially ambiguous. The choice to do so is, itself, circumscribed by social and cultural realities.

              I say this as as Black woman with natural, kinky hair and brown skin. There is a reason that there aren’t many women who look like me that are famous, and there is a reason that those who do choose to wear wigs of straight, long hair; de-puff their lips; and whittle down their noses. And even then, the success some so desperately want may elude them to forces that are beyond their control and still affect their choices.

              Anyway, just putting my two cents in.

            • Anonymous

              That was a great insight and fantastic input – I really appreciate you writing that up. I understand all of what you’re saying and I think the subversive racism that persists as an accepted part of pop culture is a shame.  

              I just would love to see more people trying to push people’s acceptance/tolerance levels, rather than fall to them. However, the logical side of me realizes that everything looks easy from the ivory tower.  I understand why it happens (well, understand is a poor word choice), it just is disheartening.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Note to all androgyny obsessed designers out there.  Women actually have shapes, and look amazing and wonderful that way. Note to Beyonce:  Amen and Halleluiah, Girl.  You are killin’ them all.

    • Courtney Fields

      i wonder if that blue bauble was her push gift…

      • Anonymous

         “Push gift.” Bravo.

    • Anonymous

      Blue nails aren’t my taste, but that’s a minor quibble.  Overall, she looks amazing. 

    • Noelle Haland

      HOLY CRAP, but is she an absolute KNOCKOUT!!!!!!!!!   NOT that I’m surprised, of course, but she is absolutely killin’ it here and is more gorgeous than ever. This might be the best I’ve ever seen her. :-)

    • Anonymous

      She looks lovely and lush.  I’ve seen other pictures where she is photographed at an angle that shows just how…boobtastic she is now.  If anyone still doubts she gave birth then they aren’t paying attention.

    • Anonymous

      My blue nails are wondering what’s wrong with her blue nails. J/k: I know cool tones aren’t really the going theme in her outfit here. :) LOVE her purse and lord, the shoes..somebody needs to make a cheapo pattern of that at a Target so I can get me a pair. 

      • Anonymous

         I love the blue nails. Why not blue?

        • Alisa Rivera

          It’s the shade of blue. Navy would be very sophisticated, neon blue is just tacky.

          • Anonymous

            I disagree, I think they’re fun.

    • Anonymous

      Disagree on the dress:  I don’t think it’s flattering.  The shoes are terrific, though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1253053236 Belle Burnett

      THOSE SHOES!!!!!111!!!!!!!1!
      Who do I have to blow to get them?

      and for once, not only do I love her dress, I can actually see myself in that dress. Beyonce is so SO, y’know?!

    • Anonymous

      I’m usually ambivalent toward Beyonce, but she looks freakin’ amazeballs here.  Curvy, sensual, fresh without being skanky.  Gorge!

    • Judy_J

      OMG….those SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I covet them so.  She does look amazing, and like you, I choose not to see the nails, either.

    • Anonymous

      OMG, she looks so curvy and gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      “I am Woman, hear me roar!”  The dress is a great choice. Instead of trying to look like she did pre-pregnancy, she’s celebrating those curves! Earth mother indeed.

    • Anonymous

      What – I like the nails.  On their own, meh.  But together with the ring they seem thought out and intentional.  I like.  (Though not as much as I like the shoes.  Those are shoes!)

      • http://annmartina.wordpress.com/ annmartina

        Maybe the ring was her push present ; )

    • Anonymous

      Now THAT is how you style a relatively-boring dress. WERQ.

    • Anonymous

      She loo0ks grand, and SO MUCH BETTER than the model!

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      Deluxe. She justifies the existence of that dress. 

    • Anonymous

      We WANTS the precious*! We WANTS them!!!!!

      *the shoes

    • Anonymous

      I am reminded of why Beyonce is totally my girl-crush.

    • Anonymous

      The dress is hot and I still want those shoes.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a man. I want that clutch. If only to hold while watching Bravo in my freezing apartment.

    • Anonymous

      Those shoes are fabulous and she looks great!  You are so right about the nail polish though and I don’t like rings that go across two fingers.
      What I wouldn’t have given in those hectic days with a newborn to have someone fuss over ME, and end up looking like that.

    • Anonymous

      I feel as if my prayers have been answered:  GORGEOUS SHOES!  

      And even though this is not my kind of dress at all, it looks amazing on her.  

      “Postpartum impression.”  *Snort*  Even though you two are running around NY Fashion Week like the hard-working bloggers you are, you manage not only to keep your blog up to date but to pepper it with phrases like that.  This is why we <3 you!  *Air kisses*

      • Anonymous

         I know! With the interesting (and sometimes insane) shoe options out there, I never understand why stars don’t pair super interesting shoes with these simple kind of dresses.

    • Lori

      I’m loving Alice Temperley more and more each day. 

    • Anonymous

      The nails are a little tween for me, but I do love blue and orange together, so I won’t argue too much with the choice.

      She looks freakin’ amazing. The curves, the color, the glowing makeup. A month after my first child, I was just starting to get around to combing my hair. I know she has a team of fabulosity minions, but still… Wow.

    • Call me Bee

      That dress is excellent–would look great on anyone, I’m thinking.  Yes–she is working it to death.  Good job. 

    • Anonymous

      Wow!

    • Alisa Rivera

      The dress is incredible and as an hourglass-shaped mother, I could imagine actually wearing it and looking good. But I can’t climb on the shoes train. They remind me of cheapie Indian imports that you buy on Canal Street in NYC.

      • Anonymous

        I was just about to reply that I saw those shoes in India, 3-4 years ago!  And I bought a slightly less bling pair to wear to a wedding there (in fuschia, no less).  Does that confession mean I need to turn in my TLo Bitter Kitten card now?
        ETA: don’t know why some strange characters are appearing here…

    • Brad and Anne White

      The nails are blue for her daughter, Blue Ivy. I assume this will be her signature color…

    • Anonymous

      Lord have mercy, I thought after she had her baby she would disappear for a while. No such luck. Sigh.
      Yes, she looks great. I LOVE those shoes and oh come on, the nail polish is awesome!

      Can she just please go away for a while now? Saturation, woman. Look it up.  

      • Anonymous

        Wow, woman comes out to support her husband’s charity event a month after giving birth and it’s just too much. Seriously?!

        • Anonymous

          Wow, you really have trouble understanding what you read, don’t you? If I was hoping she would disappear for a while, it’s because she has been EVERYWHERE since the day she appeared on the scene, so I’m sick of her and hoping she’ll go away for a while. Nowhere did I judge her for going out a month after giving birth, so please don’t put words in my mouth and go all pc police on me. Yes, seriously.

          • Anonymous

            No, I understood exactly what your intention was but I thought it was a bit harsh but given your response to me, I guess it’s safe to presume that harsh is just your default.

      • Anonymous

        Why would (or should) having a baby make a woman disappear? 

        • Anonymous

          Holy crap.
          I have been saying for years that I wish this woman would go away because I’m sick of her. Now all of a sudden she has a baby and I’m no longer allowed to say that I want her to disappear for a while without people reading more into it than what I initially intended.
          It was a lot more fun here before the pc police took over.  

          • Anonymous

            I don’t give a crap about anyone wanting her to go away because they don’t like her or are sick of her or whatever. Their prerogative. I’m not a particular fan girl. I just don’t understand, in your words, “I thought after she had her baby she would disappear for a while.” Why would you think that? That’s not “reading more into” what you’re saying, it’s just reading what you’re actually saying.

            • Anonymous

              Then I’ll explain it to you and I’ll type slowly.

              Some celebrities, after they have a child, decide to take a break from the career for a while.
              Since I don’t particularly like Beyonce and have been a little tired of seeing her everywhere for a while now, I was hoping she would be one of these women.

              I don’t know how I could possibly make it clearer, so if you want to continue to assume whatever it is that you’re assuming, then that’s your choice. I’m done with this subject. 
               

            • Anonymous

              Lol, for sure, it’s really typical for celebrities to want to disappear from the public eye after they’ve had a kid. They don’t worry at all about the common perception that not bouncing right back can hurt your career or the common public perception that women should be home with their babies.

          • MilaXX

             lol
            I used to say I wished Bey would just take a vacation or something because I was tired of seeing her everywhere. Somewhere along the way I just resigned myself to the fact that she will always be around.

    • Anonymous

      Love the look, including the nails.

    • Anonymous

      She’s a gorgeous woman.  And those shoes!  Love the pattern–it reminds me of Indian mirrorwork.  

    • Anonymous

      She makes the model look as if she’s deflated… literally!
      Temperley certainly makes some pretty clothes!
      And the shoes… sigh sigh sigh!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlotte-Henßen/708157034 Charlotte Henßen

      That baby of hers will grow up to be such a diva. Be prepared, Suri!

    • marilyn

      She looks great!  I can’t believe she just had that baby. 

      Her accessories made this dress. The shoes, the bag, the jewelry. I even like the nail polish.

    • Sara__B

      Wow. (And I’m with other posters in supposing the glowing nail color is in honor of little Blue.)

    • mrspeel2

      Can someone please tell me how so many celebs get back into shape like a week after having their babies?? Do you suppose they start working out as soon as they leave the delivery room?

      • Anonymous

        I’m sure they hire personal chefs and trainers to make sure the baby weight comes off asap. And they have time to work out and think about what they’re eating because they have nannies.

        • mrspeel2

          Yes, I’m sure the nannies are a big pat of it along with the trainers and chefs. Would have been nice to have those available to me when I was having my little ones. *sigh* Thank you TheOriginalLulu!

      • Anonymous

        Spankx and being in great shape before getting PG. She still looks at least 20lbs heaver than she was a year ago. Not that there is anything wrong with that in the least -bit I for one thinks she looks like a real post partum person. 
        I mean her she is April last year http://www.celebuzz.com/photos/beyonce-films-new-video-on-her-balcony-in-paris/beyonce-films-new-video-on-her-balcony-in-paris-2/full-size/ 

        • Anonymous

          That’s true; she was in great shape before, so I guess it makes sense that it would be easier to get right back into shape after the baby.

        • mrspeel2

          Spankx is something I’ve not heard of before. I must look it up on the Google machine forthwith – Thank you BazoDee!!

          • Anonymous

            Oh Spanx are wonderful. I wore them the entire first year after my kids were born. Amazing. And surprisingly comfortable. Nothing else compares.

      • Anonymous

        Fulltime staff, including chef, nanny, and pilates guru, and a little something called Spanx. And I for one am not going to hate on her for it. Good on her.

        Honestly, though, I have a friend who had a baby right around this same time who is already pretty close to pre-baby body, not counting the stretch marks. Some women just bounce back, so while I’m sure Miss B has taken full advantage of all of the benefits being insanely rich has to to offer, I don’t think this is totally unrealistic with only the aid of a girdle.

        • mrspeel2

          I’m definitely not hating on her. I’m just jealous, that’s all!Thanks Zaftiguana!

          • Anonymous

            Oh, I totally didn’t think you were. More commenting on the general hateration elsewhere ;). Yours seemed like a genuine question. 

      • MilaXX

         She performed well into her first trimester so I’m assuming she’s really in shape. I think she simply didn’t gain a ton of weight. Also she isn’t stick thin, her boobs are huge and the hips a little more curvier. The ruching also helps camouflage bulges and I bet she’s wearing extra strength spanx.

        • mrspeel2

          However she accomplished it, I think she looks terrific!

    • Anonymous

      Bey is making that model look simple. That’s my gram’s code for really really sad. I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that a month of breastfeeding, cabin fever and a style team on speed dial are the keys to her looking so WERQ-ready.

      Geez… All this Beyonce chatter and now I can’t get ‘Party’ out of my head! “you a bad girl and your girls bad too. You got the swag sausage drippin’ swagu…” sweet Jeezy, help me.

    • Anonymous

      Bey is making that model look simple. That’s my gram’s code for really really sad. I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that a month of breastfeeding, cabin fever and a style team on speed dial are the keys to her looking so WERQ-ready.

      Geez… All this Beyonce chatter and now I can’t get ‘Party’ out of my head! “you a bad girl and your girls bad too. You got the swag sausage drippin’ swagu…” sweet Jeezy, help me.

    • Anonymous

      Keep those blue fingernails sharp, girl, I’m after that clutch!

    • Anonymous

      Does the tattoo in her ring finger reads “IV”? I wonder if it is for Ivy or roman numeral 4….. Dress and shoes are awesome…. The nails, not so much…. 

      • MilaXX

         You know, I’m not a Bey fan and it appears that I know waaaay too much about her. 4 is her lucky number. Both her and her husband were born on the 4 day of the month. They got married on the 4 and her last album was entitled 4. Yes the middle name Ivy is a play on the Roman number IV (4) as well.

      • Anonymous

        Its the roman numeral, and also doubles as their wedding “ring”… Jay has the same tatt. 

    • Anonymous

      The shoes are amazing.  Could do w/o the jewelry & nails, but otherwise she looks great.

    • Anonymous

      How fab! 
      The clutch/rings/nail shot made me laugh with delight. Not for everyday, obv. but I think it’s fuuunnnn. 

    • Nancy Imperiale

      She was never pregnant. Of course she looks great! 

      For those who think that’s just some conspiracy theory, think about it. How many pics of Jessica Simpson pregnant have we seen? Dozens, at least.

      How many have we seen of Beyonce? I saw one, which was from an Australian TV interview. And she had a pad in, no bump.

      NOBODY hides their pregnancy for 9 months. Come on!

      • Anonymous

        Can someone explain to me WHY she would fake a pregnancy?

        • MilaXX

           It’s been sort of an urban myth she since announced the pregnancy.  Her stomach allegedly appears to fold in on itself, and/or the pad slips down in the Australian interview alluded to.  I’ve seen the bikini pics as well. Yeah she had a baby. People are weird.

      • Anonymous

        There’s a shot of Beyonce in a sheer blue beach cover-up over a bikini. You can see the bikini bottom through the fabric, as well as a distinctly pregnant belly. No fake baby bump.

      • Anonymous

        Question: have you ever seen pictures of Bey and Jay together on their “days off”? i.e shopping, having lunch, walking down a street? I’d guess no, and even if you have, there haven’t been many. Point is, based on their lives pre-pregnancy, they’ve been fairly successful in keeping their private life private. I see no reason why the pregnancy would be any different. 

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful. Except you know she’ll be a twig again before we know it, with the accompanying “How I lost 30 pounds in 40 days” magazine articles. Crazymaking.

    • Anonymous

      She looks fabulous, that hugs her motherly curves perfectly and she looks absolutely vavavavoom!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DLXTFJUFG6ITIDTVP54CMMO6V4 SusanB

      Anyone who thinks that woman actually gave birth is deluded.  But she does look great and those shoes are AWESOME.

      And here’s how celebs get back in shape after baby:  Liposuction, surgery, pills.  What they say they do, on the cover of a magazine: Breastfeeding! Diet! Exercise!

      • Anonymous

        I am not deluded. A friend of mine works at Lenox Hill Hospital and provided first-hand info. Believe me, she had a baby.

      • MilaXX

         She’s not back at pre-baby weight. Her boobs are huge, her hips are a bit wider & I’d beat she’s spanx’d within an inch of her life. That ruching is probably also helping to provide coverage.

    • Anonymous

      That is how a curvy woman should fill a dress!  Looks so much better than the model, where it just looks sad.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      She knows she looks good! 

    • Anonymous

      Now THAT is how you accessorize, ladies.

    • Anonymous

      She looks good and full of life  -which is amazing with a 1 month old -even when you have help. But I just don’t love the dress. But then I really don’t love dresses snug around the knee on hippy women – I’m a sucker for a A-line. But that wouldn’t be her style. 

    • Anonymous

      goddamn.  what i’d do to have those hips!  and no, that dress does not work on the model at all.  

      • Lisa

        Isn’t that awesome?  The dress looks better on a full bodied woman who just had a baby a few weeks ago than it does on a skinny model!  It gives a size 12 such as me some hope!

    • Anonymous

      Fabulous.

    • MilaXX

      The nails are in honor of the baby. She’s name Blue Ivy. I’m just wondering if Bey will always have a pop of blue in her looks for the next few months.

    • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

      She looks like she had a baby to me. That’s not the figure she had before, particularly hips and boobs. Pretty much the changes I saw after my first one.

      She looks fabulous. The shoes are to die for. LOVE.

    • Lisa

      “Postpartum IMPRESSION” – heee!  You silly boys!

      Gotta say, she knows how to work the new body – the color, the ruching – and the shoes are amazing!  She looks really, really good for having just given birth so recently.

    • Anonymous

      Ok, but I need those shoes.

    • CQAussie

      I LOVE THOSE SHOES, they are GORGEOUS.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Post partum impression indeed.

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      Love her nails, the color looks like Deborah Lippmann “I Know What Boys Like”

    • Anonymous

      Blue nails in honor of Blue Ivy?  I see what you did there, Miss B…

    • Anonymous

      scrumptious