Actress, 16 time Grammy winner, entertainer, wife and recently new mother Beyonce; has been named World's Most Beautiful 2012 by People Magazine. Beyonce is the second African American woman to recieve the honor; Halle Berry was the first in 2003. On being a new mom to Blue Ivy born in January; "I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," she says. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a sense of purpose on this earth."
Known as a style icon Beyonce looks stunning poolside in a turquoise and diamond Lorraine Schwartz necklace and Marchesa gown.
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The necklace first seen worn by Heide Klum at the 2012 Golden Globe awards, looks equally fabulous on Bey. Notice its worn almost backward, and the opposite view is just as remarkable as the front!
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The ladies at Marchesa are synonymous for the very best in super glamorous and opulent evening gowns. Some looks from the RTW Spring 2012 collection:
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Others to make the covetable list include Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams, Paula Patton and Miranda Lambert. The special double issue hits newstands Friday April 27th.