Diva: Beyonce in Thakoon in Cuba
Beyoncé is renowned for her Metropolis-via-Mugler leotards, her perpetually fan-winded lacefront, the general pageantry of her steez. Her frequently candid Tumblr posts have provided a refreshing alternative to that image — vacations with no makeup in particular — so we've had a glimpse of the real Bey, but even in the past when she's dressed down, it's still often been a T-shirt with some really bananas leather pants. So when she and Jay Z visited Cuba in April, while network news was wasting precious air-time bickering about whether they'd broken the law, we were focused on the style story: gorgeous, toned-down Beyoncé, box braids pulled into a bun, in a mustard-colored Thakoon Addition tunic and skirt, looking eminently unbothered. And while little sis Solange remains the queen of the mix-and-match print, Bey picking up the torch of unstructured, tropical resort pieces is both surprising and makes total sense. Our other fave Bey look in this vein was in December 2012. . .