It's been six months since Blue Ivy Carter entered our world, and mama Beyoncé and papa Jay-Z have been careful to hide her face from the glaring public eye.

We've been waiting patiently but we are pleased to announce the wait is officially over. And what a little beaut she is!

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Mamma Bey and baby Blue Ivy

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Blue Ivy and a mum Beyoncé - complete with a new head of braids - were spotted in New York doing a spot of shopping.

Rocking the boho chic look with her golden tresses piled in a bun on top of her head, Bey was in full mama mode as she clutched her little lady.

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Like mother like daughter in the wardrobe department

The singer's outfit was uber colour co-ordinated - her red lips and purple nails matching her cute playsuit - while her barefooted bubba wore dusky pink bottoms and a flowery white top. Cute!

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Out shopping in New York

At just 6-months-old, Blue Ivy already looks set for world domination. Just moments after her birth she made her musical debut - featuring on daddy Jay-Z's song Glory .

She was also recently named Honorary Citizen of Hvar in Croatia, after her mum revealed the origins of Blue Ivy's name.

The star thought of the name after seeing a blue coloured tree whilst holidaying in Croatia, a video on her Tumblr reveals.

Beyoncé can be heard saying: "I think it's Blue Ivy, which would be quite appropriate!"

> IN PICS: BEYONCE STYLE EVOLUTION

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  • 1998

    Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Robertson at the Shine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

  • 1998

    Beyonce rocked a camouflage dress at a live performance at HMV.

  • 2000

    On stage at Party in the Park.

  • 2000

    Destiny's Child hit the Grammy Awards in all white.

  • 2000

    Destiny's Child wear matching yellow outfits.

  • 2000

    Beyonce performed at the VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards.

  • 2001

    Destiny's Child wear denim, crop tops and rhinestones.

  • 2001

    The singer opted for sheer and sparkly at the Grammy Awards.

  • 2002

    Doing her best Foxxy Cleopatra impression in a glittering gold dress.

  • 2003

    Looking lovely in a full length floral dress at the VH1 Divas Duets.

  • 2003

    She rocked the LBD for the Entertainment Industry Foundation Party.

  • 2003

    Perhaps not her finest fashion moment. Beyonce at the NBC Today Show Summer concert series.

  • 2003

    She dazzled the crowds at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

  • 2004

    She dressed down in UGGs to announce the pre-game activities for the Super Bowl.

  • 2004

    Beyonce launching her Tommy Hilfiger fragrance.

  • 2004

    Reunited with Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland at the 2004 Jingle Bell Ball.

  • 2005

    Beyonce got glammed up for the opening of Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in Atlantic City.

  • 2006

    Beyonce backstage at the MTV's Total Request Live.

  • 2006

    Who else could look this good in a nude mini dress? Another backstage pose after her appearance on MTV's TRL.

  • 2006

    Beyonce rocked canary yellow at a chaity event.

  • 2007

    Anothe glam look for the opening of Jay-Z's 40/40 Club, this time in Las Vegas.

  • 2008

    One of the singers finest red carpet moments. She stepped out in an Armani gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.

  • 2009

    Beyonce topped the best dressed lists at the Golden Globe Awards in an Elie Daab gown teamed with a dazzling diamond necklace by Lorraine Schwartz.

  • 2010

    Beyonce looked white hot at the launch of the Lorraine Schwartz's 2BHAPPY jewellery collection.

  • 2011

    The singer announced her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV video Music Awards. She looked stunning in this asymmetrical Lanvin gown.

  • 2011

    Beyonce at the launch of her Pulse fragrance.

  • 2011

    Beyonce at the Pulse fragrance launch.

  • 2011

    Pregnant Beyonce wore a black maxi when hosting the screening of Live at Roseland.

  • 2012

    Beyonce attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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