Now that you’ve had time to get into Beyoncé’s gorgeous editorial from the September ‘Vogue’ issue, check out this behind-the-scenes video from the cover shoot.
In Vogue’s September cover story, Beyoncé says that she is now in a place of gratitude. “I am accepting of who I am. I will continue to explore every inch of my soul and every part of my artistry,” she says. “I want to learn more, teach more, and live in full.” In the behind-the-scenes video, which sees the star on set for her legendary photoshoot with 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, we are able to share in Beyoncé living in full.
The video, which was also directed by Mitchell, is something of a family affair—reflective, perhaps, of the star’s feelings about her family: “My mother taught me the importance not just of being seen but of seeing myself. As the mother of two girls, it’s important to me that they see themselves too—in books, films, and on runways. It’s important to me that they see themselves as CEOs, as bosses, and that they know they can write the script for their own lives—that they can speak their minds and they have no ceiling” she told Clover Hope in the story. The dreamy video features cameos by Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s 6-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, and the briefest of glimpses of the family’s newest addition, twins Rumi and Sir Carter. Watch Vogue’s September issue come alive as Beyoncé shuffles, sashays, inspects polaroids mid-shoot and Blue Ivy cartwheels in the behind-the-scenes video, all set to Curtis Mayfield’s classic, “The Makings of You”.
Check it out below.