Solange switched it up for her 25th birthday by bringing back the ‘poetic justice’ braids that we fell in love with earlier this year. She partied it up at Lavo Nightclub in Las Vegas June 24th and by the looks of it, she seems like she had a great time. I am loving the braids even more than I did the first time she wore them. This is definately the look of the summer.
Today Solange will be celebrating her 25th birthday. The trendsetter has been titled a hair icon ever since she did her second big chop and grew it out into a show-stopper fro. I just love her ‘don’t care what you think’ attitude when it comes to her music, style, and hair.
My favorite natural was looking nothing short of AMAZING on May 21st at the Range Rover Envogue Live Event in New York City where she showed off her DJing skills. Is it just me or is she looking better and better?
My new favorite natural, Solange and fashion diva, Rih Rih looks amazing on the red carpet. Rih Rih was recognized and honored for her work and dedication to the fight against Leukemia. They both look gorgeous and Solange is working that blowout and draped dress.
Selita Ebanks, Solange Knowles, and Cassie sat down with the founder of Carols Daughter, Lisa Price, to discuss the topic, “Good Hair”. Here are some excerpts from the conversation.
“ I want people to be comfortable with who they are, if relaxing your hair makes it easier for you then go for it, if your comfortable wearing a mohawk than go for it, if you want to wear crayola red then go for it”
This is what she had to say about her decision to recruit Selita Ebanks, Solange Knowles, and Cassie to represent her line. ~ “I am so happy to welcome three women who share my enthusiasm for loving the many textures and colors of hair. They join Mary J. Blige and Jada Pinkett-Smith, who epitomize Beauty By Nature in everything they do. Solange is a fiery spirit with the strongest code of loyalty and artistry; Selita has a heart of gold with an immense entrepreneurial drive and focus; and Cassie lives life to its fullest while staying true to her roots and family.”
This topic of ‘good hair’ has been a highly debated topic. There are so many different opinions to what people consider to be ‘good hair.’ It was not until the past year, a little before I decided to stop altering my hair with chemicals, that my perspective on good hair changed. For years, it is installed into our heads that ‘good hair’ is hair that is silky to the touch. Kids in school would boast about ‘having indian in them’ or who in their family are races other than Black. When you grow up hearing these things from people with this horrible mentality it is hard to form your own opinion, especially so young. Now that I am an adult, I am so glad that I no longer subjugate myself to these standards of beauty or ‘worthiness’. ‘Good hair’ is healthy hair that you are can be proud of. It does not matter the texture, length, the curl pattern or lack thereof. My hair is beautiful because it is mine, God-given, bold, and healthy. What is your definition of ‘good hair’?
Solange is apparently on her grind. Lovin her more and more. Her style= Original Fierceless Boho Chic.
She wore this little peice for her performance which looks like it was a banger. If you can’t appreciate her sense of style, you can most definately appreciate originality and her hustle mode.#On point
Solange as well as Victoria Secret models and other celebrities, attended the Victoria Secret SWIM Collection Pink Carpet Affair on May 30th. Solange goes for bright tribal patterned attire along with coral colored lips to flaunt down the pink carpet. I seriously need to find a wide leg pants like this. Looks like something BCBG would carry #Gorgeous
Solange Knowles partners up with Coco Cola’s Replenish Africa Initiative, in which they strive to provide access to clean water to Africa’s population. Solange has contributed her vocals to an inspiring song that will be used to raise money towards the foundation. The problem of a lack of clean water is what has lead to the high number of proliferating disease through Africa. The number of people who lack the necessity of clean water is expected to increase by 47 million by 2015. This is a real issue that effects more than Kenya. But the solution has to start somewhere. The videos are touching because these are real people facing a real problem that we can not even begin to fathom how drastic the situations are. Check out the official video as well as the making of the video for the song below. I like the idea of not many lyrics, it’s meant to capture the atmosphere and spirit of Africa and it enables much more room for thought. You can find out more information about the goals of the foundation and how to download Solange’s ‘Kenya’ song atwww.musicforrain.net.