Beyoncé: "Power Is Making Things Happen Without Asking Permission"

Beyoncé: "Power Is Making Things Happen Without Asking Permission"

In a new exclusive interview, she shares her inspiration for her clothing line.

Published April 4th

Nothing is more powerful than a woman with vision, and Beyoncé has long exemplified that throughout her entire life.

In a new exclusive interview with ELLE Magazine, where the Queen herself is gracing the forthcoming May 2016 cover, Bey talks about the inspiration behind her new clothing line, Ivy Park, and we are all the way here for it.

While there is still no sign of her next album being released (despite today being a very special day in the Knowles-Carter family), Ivy Park is officially set to arrive in stores on April 14 and will be available exclusively through Net-a-Porter, Topshop and Nordstrom.

ELLE today (March 4) dropped a teaser of their in-depth interview, to tide the BeyHive over for a bit. In the preview, she shares a little bit more about Ivy Park and about what it's been like running her own company.

"It's really the essence: to celebrate every woman and the body she's in while always striving to be better,” Bey told ELLE Magazine, when asked about the ethos of the brand combining self-love and female energy. “I called it Ivy Park because a park is our commonality. We can all go there; we're all welcomed. It's anywhere we create for ourselves. For me, it's the place that my drive comes from. I think we all have that place we go to when we need to fight through something, set our goals and accomplish them."

"It's really about changing the conversation,” she continued. “It's not about perfection. It's about purpose. We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health — take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.”

“To me, power is making things happen without asking for permission,” Beyoncé said, reflecting on being a business owner. “It's affecting the way people perceive themselves and the world around them. It's making people stand up with pride.”

Check out the teaser of the interview here and be on the lookout for her 10-page spread in the new issue of ELLE, on stands on April 19.

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Written by KC Orcutt

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