Songstress Solange Knowles brings her unique fashions to the March cover for Elle magazine and has a lot to say. Solange powerfully poses in all red, wearing a bright red Norma Kamali Sleeping Bag Coat with red Pleats Please pants designed by Issey Miyake.
With her current album, Seat at the Table making waves in the mainstream pool, Solange is proving she’s always been a force to reckon with. She shows no signs of slowing down with her recent reign on the cover of Elle magazine where she talked about everything from her growth as an artist, her big sister Bey, to raising her son Julez.
When asked about her latest project, Seat at the Table, which features the hit song Cranes in the Sky, she expresses that the last thing she wanted to have was an album that sounded like a generic political statement. “I did want to create this juxtaposition, politically, of having these very hard, messy conversations but having them stylistically in a way that you can really hear me, and not the yelling, the rage,” she says. Solange’s album is definitely making a statement, by becoming her first number 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.
The songs are also a reflection of Solange’s songwriting capabilities. Growing up in a house with Beyoncé as her older sister definitely help build her own approach to songwriting. “My sister and Kelly [Rowland] were the same age, which is like a built-in best friend in the house; they were extremely close,” Solange remembers. “Writing felt like this insular thing that I could go back in my room and express all that I would observe, all the emotions that would arise. It felt like mine, my little thing.”
When it came to establishing herself as an artist, Solange experienced different challenges along the way that made it difficult for her to find her grove, especially during her time as a teen. She recalls the isolation and loneliness she experienced while raising her Julez in Moscow and Idaho, saying “…it was just Julez and me most of the time. It was hard to imagine being able to progress in my career in any way.”
The styling of this cover is bold and beautiful. I love the bold smokey eye, which has been so popular this season and also sported on the Winter Issue Jones Magazine cover.
There’s more of Solange and her fabulousness in red inside the magazine issue, so be sure to check it out and see what else she had to say!
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30 Times Solange Knowles Slayed The Fashion Game
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1. Solange Knowles puts a spin on all white for her wedding.
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2. The slayage needs a moment.
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3. She really pulled no punches at the 2016 Met Gala.
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4. Solange shows off her long legs in a colorful ‘fit she paired with natural locks.
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5. Stunning at the 2012 Met Gala.
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6. Baby in blue.
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7. What style, what a smile.
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8. Solo goes braless at the 2016 Regent Street Flagship store opening in London.
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9. She even slays her everyday ‘fits.
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10. When your style comes in different shapes and sizes.
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11. Carven fashion show in Paris.
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12. Solange kills all white at the ‘Gloss: The Work Of Chris Von Wangenheim’ Book Launch Party.
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13. She’s always ready for her close-up.
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14. Solange goes floral with a red lippie.
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15. Front row at the 2016 Prabal Gurung NY Fashion Week show.
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16. Solo’s got many talents – getting the party live is one of ’em.
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17. Pretty in pink.
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18. She always shows out for her man.
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20. Solange’s color palette knows no bounds.
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21. A close-up of Solo show-stopping in L.A.
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22. Pretty in purple.
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23. Solo embraces NY’s Spring weather in a casual, but super cute ‘fit.
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24. Bonnaroo looks good on baby girl.
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25. Glamour girl.
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26. Can you handle it?
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27. Money green at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
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28. Pure perfection.
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