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SOLANGE | ALL IN THE FAMILY

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Solange covers the Summer 2013 issue of Brooklyn Magazine where she talks about her life, family and career. Some excerpts below:

On her decision to move to New York for her son’s sake: “We were living in LA and I was writing and recording this album literally between the hours of 9am and 3pm every day because that was the time that Julez was in school. We were completely isolated, we didn’t have any family or long-term friends there, and we didn’t have that support system built in there that we have in New York. We really wanted Julez to have the experience that we had growing up — being able to drop in on his aunt’s house and being able to hang out with Grandma and see our friends and have that experience of actually having a soccer game and having family show up.”

Managing being a single, working mother: “Is definitely a balancing act, and it is not at all easy. I do the best I can, which involves a lot of saying no to things, actually, and a lot of really organized scheduling and a lot of help, to be honest. That was one of our major incentives to moving here. We were living in LA and I was writing and recording this album literally between the hours of 9am and 3pm every day because that was the time that Julez was in school. We were completely isolated, we didn’t have any family or long-term friends there, and we didn’t have that support system built in there that we have in New York.”

See the full article here.
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solo | badu | Candid

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“Her laughter sounds like God practicing the violin.”-Rudy Francisco

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Sister-Sister

No two people can be exactly the same. Even with the comparison below, I love these sisters just the same.

solange: She lives in Brooklyn; Hangs out with indie bands such as Grizzly Bear

beyonce: She lives conservative midtown Manhattan; Hangs out with queaky-clean Gwyneth and Chris

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Relatable-quotable

This week, I’m relating to these …

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Stylin’ Solange

My favourite quotes from her re her own sense of style. I love this girl, and not in the expected sense that then it must mean I don’t like her sister, but she’s cool man. She’s just too damn cool!

Style heroes? – “My mom in the ’70s and ’80s! She was a bad bitch. Sex and the City totally jacked her steez on the camels. I have a pic of her on a camel ride in Egypt in the ’80s serving the hell out of that desert! Also, Diana Ross, The Fela Kuti Queens, Björk, ’70s-era Chaka Khan, Chloë Sevigny, ’90s Erykah Badu.”

“The shoe is very important. I can’t even fuck with you if your shoe game is slacking.”

Your nails are always a statement – “I went through a phase about two years ago where I had an extreme nail art addiction. I had British flag nails, ice cream cones, gold spikes…the whole nine yards. I still rock my nail art but with a little bit more simplicity now.”

New album? – “80s jams for sure! Early Chaka Khan, ’80s Janet Jackson, S.O.S. Band, Prince, and of course the great Michael Jackson! We went extremely natural and raw when it came down to the production. Blowing into beer bottles, playing flower vases, tapping on chairs with pencils, and even recording a house party we had for Memorial Day as a sample.”

If your style were a song? – “For sure Q-Tip’s ‘Vivrant Thang’.”

With her son, Jules

Source: Refinery29.com

By: Connie Wang & Piera Gelardi

Photography: Kava Gorna

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The full vid – why don’t you love me

…And here it is, the full video… Perfectly expected, she never seizes to amaze!

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Sneak Peek – Why don’t you love me

‘Bey’ channelling Daisy Duke in her upcoming vid for “Why don’t you love me”

According to a tweet by @solangeknowles, the song was actually written by Beyonce’s little sis herself. She’s one of my favourite favourites!

-The tweet: “I wrote a song called “Why don’t you love me” for a brilliant artist named Beyonce. Now there’s a brilliant new VIDEO for it!” –

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Good Hair//Solange//Oprah

Septemer 30th, one of my favourite gals, Solange Knowles, joined Chris Rock on the Oprah show to talk about and promote his new doccie-film, Good Hair. Solange was on for her recent meeting with hair clippers, shedding all and almost going bald. While on, she admitted to not feeling, at first as pretty, feeling as though she wouldn’t be as noticeable, which is precisely what Chris Rock aimed to achieve with the doccie. To uncover the unspoken reasons as to why so many women, particularly black women, hold such attachment to hair, and moreover, to kick-start conversations around what black women go through on their quest to keep at a constant state of perfection, in the form of weaves, wefts, braids, extensions, relaxers and even perms!

Peak at what happened after the show…

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