Beyoncé Knowles is the cover girl for Cosmopolitan UK's April issue, which also stars Sam Attwater as the naked centrefold. The singer has been enjoying Grammys fun, NBA All-Star games, and Caribbean holidays, but she made time to chat with the magazine about her seduction tips, advice to other women, and plans for a family. Here are the highlights:
- On her rules of seduction: "Put on good music and something that makes you feel great. I love a pair of high, sexy stilettos with a beautiful dress, but you have to find what works for you - whether it’s doing the whole smoky eyes thing or a natural look. And never be predictable. Mix it up, surprise him, change your hair - be the woman he knows with a little bit of a twist."
- On what makes a woman sexy: "The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence. You can be beautiful but if you’re not secure in yourself, you don’t come across as sexy. You have to feel good about yourself to make others feel good about you… No one is perfect but everyone has the opportunity to make the best of themselves."
- On the women she admires most: "I love Halle Berry - she has great arms, and Kim Kardashian is gorgeous with all those curves. And Naomi Campbell has a fantastic body."
- On her advice to other women: "I want to say just two things. Learn the power of the word ‘no’… The other is something I learnt from Oprah Winfrey, which is visualising goals. Work out what you want from life, write those things down and look at them and believe you can attain them. I write down my goals and it definitely works for me."
- On the future and having a family: "My attitude is, there is always room for growth. I feel more comfortable about expressing myself, more in control and yes, I do want to embrace what happens next - and family. It’s funny how your outlook changes as you get older, how you look at life, at other women, in a different way. I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work… I do believe that it’s possible to have it all - work, a career, babies… It’s all a question of being very organised. That’s what I’m getting my head around."
The full interview appears in the April issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale now.