Beyonce Strips Down for Vogue, Opens up About Daughter Blue Ivy [Gallery]

Beyonce stuns in March’s ‘Vogue,’ where she talks about her new life as a mom, her new album and how her HBO documentary helped her feel ‘free.’

  • Beyonce graces the cover of the March 2013 issue of Vogue. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/VogueBeyonce graces the cover of the March 2013 issue of Vogue. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue
  • Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/VoguePhoto: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue
  • Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/VoguePhoto: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue
  • Run the World. “I don’t feel like I have to please anyone. I feel free. I feel like I'm an adult.” Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci optic-white organza dress, blouse with poplin collar, wool trousers, and sandals. In this story: hair, Kim Kimble; makeup, Francesca Tolot. Production design, Mary Howard. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/VogueRun the World. “I don’t feel like I have to please anyone. I feel free. I feel like I'm an adult.” Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci optic-white organza dress, blouse with poplin collar, wool trousers, and sandals. In this story: hair, Kim Kimble; makeup, Francesca Tolot. Production design, Mary Howard. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue
  • In Bloom. Beyoncé lives her life in front of cameras - the paparazzi’s as well as those of her own attendant videographers. Rochas flower-print silk-satin opera coat, sculpted bra, and high-waisted shorts. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/VogueIn Bloom. Beyoncé lives her life in front of cameras - the paparazzi’s as well as those of her own attendant videographers. Rochas flower-print silk-satin opera coat, sculpted bra, and high-waisted shorts. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue
  • Beautiful Dreamer. Making Life Is But a Dream for HBO was an exercise in self-exposure. “My story has never been told,” she says. Oscar de la Renta carnation-red organza-and-taffeta dress with ruflle embroidery. Alexander McQueen embellished sandals. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/VogueBeautiful Dreamer. Making Life Is But a Dream for HBO was an exercise in self-exposure. “My story has never been told,” she says. Oscar de la Renta carnation-red organza-and-taffeta dress with ruflle embroidery. Alexander McQueen embellished sandals. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue
  • Earning Her Stripes. “I’m going to be tweaking,” she says of her next album. “I still have things to figure out.” Marni black silk-and-wool brocade top. Haider Ackermann black-and-silver striped jacquard pants. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/VogueEarning Her Stripes. “I’m going to be tweaking,” she says of her next album. “I still have things to figure out.” Marni black silk-and-wool brocade top. Haider Ackermann black-and-silver striped jacquard pants. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue
  • Center Stage. Beyoncé under the lights in an Alexander McQueen red organza dress with 3-D flower embroidery. Fashion Editor: Camilla Nickerson. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/VogueCenter Stage. Beyoncé under the lights in an Alexander McQueen red organza dress with 3-D flower embroidery. Fashion Editor: Camilla Nickerson. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue

Beyonce is about to embark on a new world tour, The Mrs. Carter Show, but before she travels around the world, the new mom donned some of the sexiest outfits she’s ever worn for the March 2013 “Power Issue” of Vogue, with looks by Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen and Haider Ackermann.

The 31-year-old singer displays her famous curves in a stunning black and red Fifties-style floral bra, high-waisted panties and dramatic kimono as she strips down to her lingerie for the fashion bible.

The red ruffled ensemble complements her curvacious figure perfectly, and is teamed with a pair of towering bejewelled platformed stilettos.

A few weeks before Beyonce sang that National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration, Beyonce, 31, invited Vogue writer Jason Gay into her life to create the interview that’s fleshed out inside the pages of March’s Vogue.

In an 8-page spread in the March issue of Vogue, the singer continues the confessional streak she’s been on as of late, revealing that she not only gave birth to her now 1-year-old baby girl – contractions and all – but that she had a vision of supernatural strength while doing so.

“I felt very maternal around eight months,” she remembers. “And I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby. . .

“But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door.

“And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain. . . . We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication.”

Though she was initially nervous about giving birth, Beyoncé says that the support of her family and friends, including husband Jay-Z, got her through the delivery process, says NY Daily News.

“My family and my closest people were there when I gave birth. Everything that scared me just was not present in that room.”

Beyoncé’s love for her little girl, who she describes as “my homey, my best friend,” even inspired her friend Gwyneth Paltrow.

But she made it clear that she wants one-year-old Blue to have a normal upbringing despite the fact her parents are global superstars:

“It’s very important to me that my daughter is able to experience life and run through the sprinklers.  Have slumber parties and trust and live and do all the things that any child should be able to do.”

She also confessed that would like to have more children but didn’t know when yet.

“When I was younger, there were moments where I said, ‘I’m not going to have children,” Beyoncé said.

“And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don’t know when.”

In addition to her upcoming HBO documentary, “Life is But a Dream,” the 31-year-old singer is set to reveal even more about her personal life when she sits down for the Sunday, February 16 episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on OWN.

“My story has never been told,” she says. “I don’t feel like I have to please anyone. I feel free. I feel like I’m an adult,” Beyonce says.

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