Beyonce Knowles: My Life on the Red Carpet

updated 11/17/2008 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/17/2008 AT 01:00 AM EST


"With Destiny's Child, it was always difficult because there were three of us with three different body types. [Dressing alike] was great for teenagers because we were really trendy then ... which means I look at some of the pictures now and I'm mortified. Now I'm growing and maturing and a lot of the things I'm attracted to feel more modern and chic."

At the CFDA Fashion Awards in N.Y.C.
"This was a dress that my mother designed, which I loved because it was old Hollywood glamour. I love the contrast of the pink lips and the yellow."

At the premiere of Dreamgirls in L.A.
"This may be one of my favorite dresses with all of the details in the lace. Elie Saab's dresses always fit me really nicely. Anything that's fishtail usually looks nice on my body."

At the Golden Globe Awards in L.A.
"I love this Elie Saab because it was for Dreamgirls, and I wanted to go all out. I love the shape of the beading and the silhouette is great."

At Fashion Rocks in N.Y.C.
"I've worn so many long gowns, and I wanted to do something very simple. I love that [this Costume National] looks like just a classic black dress, but when you look closely you see the navy velvet."


"I've taken her from platinum blonde to fiery red, and she always looks great," says her hairstylist Kim Kimble.

"Beyoncé is fearless when it comes to trying new styles," adds Kimble.

"I change my hair so often because I get extremely bored," says the star, who went with soft waves and dazzling Lorraine Schwartz diamonds for the Grammys.

House of Deréon's New Dresses

Beyoncé and mom Tina Knowles have launched a capsule collection of vintage-inspired dresses at Bloomingdale's for House of Deréon. The line, based on the '50s-style pieces Beyoncé wears as Etta James in the upcoming film Cadillac Records, is "for someone classic and elegant," says Beyoncé. "Someone who wants to have something sexy that hugs the body in the right places."

Metallic dress with bow detail, $450; select Bloomingdale's stores

Sequin dress, $450; select Bloomingdale's stores

Beyoncé (with Prince at the Grammys) says she becomes "Sasha Fierce" onstage. "I go over-the-top with [her look] because she's the opposite of me."

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