Beyonce for Harper's Bazaar UK September 2011

Beyonce for Harper’s Bazaar UK September 2011, photographed by Alexi Lubomriski, photo source here

Yet another great September cover for Beyoncé. The 29-year-old entertainer sizzles on next month Harper’s Bazaar UK, with smooth hair and sexy smokey eyes, wearing a red hot metallic dress.

As she approaches her 30th birthday on September 4, Beyoncé talked to Bazaar about the next chapter of her life: ‘This is such a pivotal moment in my life! I’m transitioning as a woman, and I’m finally able to express myself as I am’.

She opened up about her friendship with Gwyneth Paltrow, admitting that she looks up to her: ‘She pushes her boundaries all the time. You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home. She is what I strive to be one day.’

Beyoncé  even mentioned Lady Gaga: ‘She’s not afraid. I love that. She wanted me to do something crazy, and so I just rolled with it.’

For the photo shoot, the singer wore Armani, Hermès and Lanvin. If you’re curious, you can see some photos here. Also, take a look at the behind the scenes video below.

The magazine will hit newsstands on Saturday, August 6.