Solange Knowles, artiste and fashionista, is featured in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine and as you can read below, she talks about a range of subjects with the fashion mag. The real draw for me in regards to this magazine feature is the accompanying photospread. Solange has to be one of the more inventive fashionistas on the block right now. She always manages to come up with a bold look when she does shoots like this. Click below to check out Solange lookin’ all kinds of fab in the new issue of HB magazine.
On her decision to be an artist: “My parents constantly tried to talk me out of being an artist,” she says. “They had gone through the whole journey with my sister and just wanted me to have a normal teenage life.”
On going through divorce: “In a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, I feel far older than 27,” she says. “Just going through a marriage and a divorce — which I essentially did by 21 — will give you an insane amount of perspective on life.”
For the past few years she’s been in a steady relationship with video director Alan Ferguson. “Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago. My love life has been stable for a while,” she says, adding wryly, “It’s a fucked-up thing—without conflict it’s a lot harder to write interesting songs.”
On moving from Brooklyn to New Orleans: “I’ve thought about moving to New Orleans for years but just never had the courage to do it. Now my son is at that age where he’s really establishing friends and a community, so I feel like this is a good time to try it out.” Knowles hasn’t forsaken Brooklyn entirely, though, and still keeps an apartment there. “I consider myself a dual citizen at this point.”
I can’t even imagine what it must be like to be Beyoncé‘s little sister. And yet, Solange manages to do her own thing, in her own way, making it all look effortless all the while. I like Solange. I like her music. I like her style. I like that she makes cool look really cool. And her hair? I’m living for it. As long as she remains to true to who she is, she will be just fine.
[Photo credit: Julia Noni for Harper’s BAZAAR; Source]