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Beyonce in a scene from her music video for Countdown. - Provided courtesy of Columbia Records

Beyonce says she's designing a maternity line and talks VMA pregnancy reveal

10/13/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Beyonce is proving herself to be a savvy business woman and now the singer sees an opportunity with her pregnancy as a chance to branch out her House of Dereon fashion collection with a maternity line.

"All I see now are clothes that are flattering on a pregnant woman," the singer told Harper's Bazaar for the magazine's November issue. "It's been so exciting for me! I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant. Flowy fabrics are always flattering."

"But I still rock my stilettos," she added.

The 30-year-old first announced her pregnancy back in August during her performance on the MTV Video Music Awards.

"I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it. It was important to me that I was able to do it myself," Beyonce explained about her decision to reveal her pregnancy during the award show. "I was extremely nervous. It was the toughest red carpet I ever did."

"I didn't want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news," she added, "so I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything."

The singer recently revealed that she is due in February.

The Harper's Bazaar interview also chatted up some of Beyonce's high-profile friends like Gwyneth Paltrow. "B is wise beyond her years. She has taught me the value of speaking your mind," the actress told the magazine about Beyonce. "She is clear and honest and true to herself while being respectful. She will be an incredible mother because she is so full of love and she knows who she is."

The baby will be the first child for the singer, who married 41-year-old rapper Jay-Z on April 4, 2008. The nuptials were so secret that no photos or video from the event were released. The couple got married with a close circle of 40 friends and family members after dating for six years.

Beyonce also showed off her baby bump in her new video for the single "Countdown," which debuted on October 6. Beyonce can be seen wearing several skin-tight outfits which accentuate her baby bump and at one point she turns to the side and her pregnant stomach can be clearly seen.

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