In Rated Reads this week, Queen Bee covers British Vogue as she prepares to drop a new album, and why we're vibing 'Side Character Summer'.

B Ready: Beyoncé Is Poised For Her Next Evolution

Queen Bee’s return to music is being celebrated as it should – with a soon-to-be-legendary Vogue cover.

British Vogue editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, goes to West Hollywood to meet the icon herself, and even sits down for dinner with her family.

Playing with fashion like never before, we can only imagine the website-stopping traffic this feature must be getting. Beehive, get in formation!

The breakout star of Normal People is about to see her star rise even higher as she stars in the movie adaption of Where The Crawdads Sing. GQ went fishing – yes fishing – with the actress in Walthamstow Wetlands and had a face-off with a goose in this enjoyable profile piece.

I Can’t Shut Up About ‘Side-Character Summer’

Not ready for Hot Girl Summer? Lacking Main Character Energy? Then why not try ‘Side Character Summer’ – the “low-key and sustainable aesthetic for everyone!”

Taking inspiration from TikToker @lolaokola, Mia Mercado writes for The Cut: “No more documenting our multi-step skin-care routines or working toward the best versions of ourselves. There shall be no “work” this summer”.

The new way to live this summer? Resist growth and step comfortably into the sidelines of life.

How ‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’ Became an Unlikely Aesthetic Trend

It seems like the desire to do sweet FA this summer has become a trend itself. Of course, TikTok and Tumblr have found something new to aestheticise, using Ottessa Moshfegh’s 2018 book as the central object in a new trend.

Thanks to the book’s pleasing cover design, search the title on TikTok, Tumblr, or Instagram, and you’ll find it “surrounded by hyper-feminine, Regency-era objects; most commonly pearls, perfume, lipstick”, as Emma Madden writes for VICE.

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