In true Beyonce style, she just had to fire one explosion after another. Hey, that’s why she’s the queen, right? Right after stepping up our athleisure game with the launch of Ivy Park, Beyonce released a visual album like no other. You see, Lemonade is meant to be consumed from start to finish instead of a piecemeal in playlists like every other album there is. If you’re the type who just buys one or two songs from an artist’s album, then you may have to make this an exemption if you want a taste of lemonade this summer.
Of course, what excited us the most about the album was the fashion. Styled by Marni Senofonte and with the direction laid out by Beyonce’s visual board, the result was all things awesome. Blame it on all the American television we've been watching, but when we hear New Orleans, we initially think about African witches. Combining African and Victorian influences with a less costume-y, more high fashion route, the result was a visual feast for any fashion girl's eyes.
Launch the gallery to see the looks, especially if you haven't purchased the album yet.
As for the meaning behind her songs, their relation to feminism, and Jay Z’s cheating, it’s really up to your interpretation.
Photos from HBO and @Gucci on Instagram