Solange Knowles Doesn’t Get Too Invested In The Fashion World

make a gifOne of my favorite style icon’s Solange is featured in the latest issue of  Lurve Magazine.  She had an open discussion about her hair, fashion choices, Carol’s Daughter, and  having less boundaries than Beyoncé growing up. This wouldn’t be an interview without a fab fashion spread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solange on  having less boundaries than Beyoncé growing up: ” I think your parents set so much structure in the first child because it’s so  new and fresh, and you are trying to do everything right, and by the second one  you’re like, ‘Eh, they’ll be okay.” In one way, I think that my parents’ leniency really allowed me the freedom  and experiences to be a very independent thinker. In a lot of ways, I had the  freedom to really explore the world. They trusted me and I really tried to hold  value in that. That is, until I got pregnant. [laughs]”

Solange on her hair:

I made some comments on Twitter recently about an article someone sent me  that a young writer wrote about how much energy we are putting into other  people’s natural hair. I thought it was really interesting, and in a lot of ways  true. That is until I came across the part of the article that mentioned how  certain commenters were debating on the texture of my hair in its natural  state.

I really, truly was not even aware that there was a natural hair system in  place to measure the texture of your hair. At that point I thought to myself, “This is really kind of crazy…that these people know more about my hair than the  human that even carries it!” I went to my Twitter and sort of impulsively  expressed that. I don’t regret it one bit but sometimes trying to put how you  feel in an one-hundred forty character structure is not very successful. It  sometimes comes off as ranty and aggressive, and that was not my stance at  all.”

Solange on her personal style:
“I look at some of my fashion choices back in the day… You know how people say, ‘Who let her walk out of the house that way?’ Oh believe me, I had the people and they tried, but I resisted the arrest! Life is supposed to be about experimenting and going for it, especially in your twenties. So I have to just go for it, and laugh later. Having a sense of humor is really the key to keeping my sanity. Not taking myself or others too seriously.  Once I really defined my expectations in terms of how to navigate through the fashion world without getting myself too invested, I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun,”

Solange on breaking off her partnership with Carol’s Daughter: “I’m actually no longer a part of Carol’s Daughter, but throughout my entire time working with them, I was constantly fighting for the right message to be heard: the way we wear our hair is a personal choice, there’s no right or wrong way; one way doesn’t make us more intelligent, or more superficial, and everyone makes that choice for very different reasons.”

Solo you don’t have to explain your  hair or fashion choices to anyone. Just do you!

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