Lion queen Beyonce champions Lebanese designer

Beyoncé voices the queen lioness, Nala, the remake of the classic Disney animation. (Instagram)
Updated 03 June 2019
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Lion queen Beyonce champions Lebanese designer

  • The event was based on the theme “A Journey to the Pride Lands”
  • The dramatic custom-made Georges Hobeika ensemble featured a gold-sequined catsuit

Beyonce wore a fierce lioness-themed costume to the Wearable Art Gala in Santa Monica on Saturday, which was created by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika.

The event was based on the theme “A Journey to the Pride Lands,” inspired by Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “The Lion King,” in which Beyoncé voices the queen lioness, Nala.

The dramatic custom-made Georges Hobeika ensemble featured a gold-sequined catsuit complete with an embellished bodice boasting the face of a lion. Feathers cascaded over the singer’s shoulders and she donned gold cuffs on each wrist, as well as a shimmering gold cape.

“The iconic @beyonce embodying a fierce lioness for the Wearable Art Gala,” the fashion house proudly captioned a post on Instagram.


What We Are Reading Today: The White Devil’s Daughters by Julia Flynn Siler

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What We Are Reading Today: The White Devil’s Daughters by Julia Flynn Siler

  • It is such an empowering and hopeful book for women in advocacy and in fighting for the freedom of those who are most susceptible and vulnerable

This book dives into the historical times that are often neglected by American history.

It “draws out the invisible struggles and vulnerability that results from being an Asian American immigrant, and a woman,” said a review in godheads.com.

It said the book “is a definite read especially for those who want to understand the societal construct of the model minority, of oppression in American and Asian American history.” The review added: “It is such an empowering and hopeful book for women in advocacy and in fighting for the freedom of those who are most susceptible and vulnerable. Author Julia Flynn Siler is a New York Times best-selling author and journalist.

Her first book was the The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty.

As a veteran correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek magazine, Siler spent more than two decades in the Europe and the US, reporting from a dozen countries on various topics. Her stories and reviews have also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Oxford Encyclopedia on Food and Drink in America.