{Solange Knowles} Glamour France

June 12, 2012

Now we know from Twitter that Solange has no desire to be the VP for Team Natural but it wasn’t until she did the Big Chop years ago, that I really “saw” her.  I had recently cut all my hair off (for the 3rd time) and somehow felt better about it when I saw how beautiful she looked sans hair. Her features were so pronounced and she looked absolutely gorgeous.

Solanges’ hot hair coupled with her great sense of style, made me a fan, instantly.  The flower child in me wants to be friends with her.  And after seeing her featured as La Diva Du Mix in the July 2012 issue of Glamour France, I’m convinced we could be besties.

Solange on Style

“very eclectic as I like to take risks, but I always cling to glamorous touches and classic details. I’m not necessarily inspired by magazines or fashion. I surf a lot on blogs and find it cool to see real style from real people. My travels also influence me. I always take lots of pictures, and then inject all those inspirations into my wardrobe, my home decor, or my makeup. And we can’t forget the icons: Diana Ross, Erykah Badu, Bjork, and Lauryn Hill.”

If you have different prints, both pieces have to have the same fabric. Certain colors like violet and pink also work well with animal prints. And then, you have to create a certain harmony; I avoid mixing African patterns with Aztec prints, for example.

Solange on Paris

I prefer to pass the afternoon at Place des Vosges with a picnic and a book. I also like to get lost in Paris; last summer I rented an apartment in the 10th arrondissement, and I explored all the cool cafés and bookstores in the area. I feel very safe in Paris. The metro is super easy to use and my son speaks French, so we always find our way around!

Check out more of Solanges‘ looks below!


“Yaaaassssss Solange, YES! You better work.” <—- That’s what I was screaming when I saw some of these pics pop up in my Google Reader today.  Every time I see a photo of her, she gives me life! Solange is THAT CHICK! You hear me?

Oh and Solange if you’re reading this, I don’t sleep with satin caps either boo! LOL

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Toya | The Limerick Lane June 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

Get out of my head!!! I was just thinking that I didn’t really notice how beautiful Solange was until I saw her with her hair cut. Although she says she has done it 4 times before, I had never seen it. I think there are some people that look amazing with short hair ala Nia Long, Halle Barry, Viola Davis (love her au natural), Gennifer Goodwin, Michelle Williams … etc. Solange is beautiful and I completely understand that she doesn’t want to be defined by her hair. But as a sister in the natural hair struggle, I love how she has embraced it and made it more chic to mainstream media. I think the internet-thugs need to fall back and let her be!

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