Beyoncé has had many exciting moments including making Grammy history, launching fashion lines, and renting out The Louvre in Paris — but teaching her daughters about self care is one of the “most satisfying.”
The record-breaking musician appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar September Icons Issue dressed in several designer outfits styled by Samira Nasr and Marni Senofonte. Her looks were captured by photographer Campbell Addy in luxury adornments including a Valentino bodysuit with matching cape, an elegant Gucci dress finished with lace and feathers, jewelry from Tiffany & Co., and a less than 10-gallon sized hat from Stetson. She also appeared in an alternate cover wearing western-inspired pieces head-to-toe from her latest IVY PARK release.
And while her fashion is inspiring, her message about self care is even more so. In a cover story with the magazine, Beyoncé revealed how quarantine has given her a chance to focus on herself — and that her young girls are taking notice.
“I have not always made myself a priority,” she said in the story published Tuesday. “I have to take care of myself and listen to my body.”
The 39-year-old singer said years of dancing in heels, wearing makeup and hair treatments took a toll on her health, but pandemic lockdown has allowed time and space for healing.
“I went from overindulgences to creating positive rituals,” she said. “It helped with my restless nights and the agitation that comes from not being able to fall asleep.”
Queen Bey said she feels pressure of being the “backbone” of her family and noticed how it can take a toll on her. Through taking this time to heal, she says the greatest benefit has been setting an example for her daughters, Blue, 9, and Rumi, 4, whom she shares with her husband Jay-Z.
“I’m so happy that my daughters will have the example of those rituals from me,” she said. “One of my most satisfying moments as a mom is when I found Blue one day soaking in the bath with her eyes closed, using blends I created and taking time for herself to decompress and be at peace.”
The couple also shares a 4-year-old old son, Rumi’s twin Sir. Beyoncé dedicated her most recent visual album “Black is King” to him.
And it sounds like more is coming for Beyoncé fans.
“I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half,” she said. “There’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. … Yes, the music is coming!”