03.11.14

Solange Knowles In Joseph – Joseph Philippines Store Opening

Solange Knowles In Joseph - Joseph Philippines Store Opening

British luxury label Joseph celebrated the launch of its first store in the Philippines with a party on Friday (October 31) at its SM Aura boutique in Manila.

The brand hosted an evening of entertainment with a DJ set by Solange Knowles.

Opting for the brand’s classic tailored pieces, I love the oversized nature of this look, with the longer-length blazer and padded shoulders giving this a more masculine feel, as we’ve seen so many menswear-inspired looks on female celebs in a much more slender silhouette.

Fashion-forward shades, nude Pierre Hardy sandals and a berry lip rounded out this classic, cool look with a twist.

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Credit: Courtesy of Joseph

25.08.14

Solange Knowles In H&M Studio Collection – 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

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Solange Knowles strutted her style on the red carpet of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (August 24) at The Forum in Los Angeles.

The singer wore a sparkling tuxedo-inspired suit from H&M’s Studio Collection with black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals and a Stephen Webster bracelet and tooth ring along with various XIV Karat jewels.

You can always count on Solange to have both fashion and beauty fun, and she certainly doesn’t disappoint tonight. I’m loving this boxier take on the lady’s tux trend we’ve been seeing on the red carpet–it’s strong and sexy.

Her gorgeous natural hair, nude lips and orange false lashes offer the feminine touch to the ensemble.

So tell me: Are you as obsessed with this look as I am?

Credit: Getty

09.07.14

Solange Knowles For Lucky Magazine August 2014

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Solange Knowles graces the cover for ‘Lucky’ magazine’s August 2014 issue wearing a mix of summer hues whilst sporting gorgeous natural locks.

The rest of her editorial is equally colourful, seeing her wearing pieces from Alexander Wang and Kenzo, plus super-chic shades from Karen Walker, solidifying her fashionista status.

Despite ‘Lucky’ being a fashion magazine, they of course had to bring up the elevator fracas with brother-in-law Jay Z, but Solange Knowles insists things are fine between her and her sister Beyonce.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On the elevator fight: ‘What’s important is that my family and I are all good. What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.[…] We’ve always held each other down no matter what. That’s something I’m drilling into Julez now.”

On touring with Destiny’s Child: ‘I had no idea how to dance hip-hop at the time. I was trained in classical ballet. But it sounded chill and I was going to make a little weekly check and be with my whole family, so I said okay. I loved traveling. We were in Europe for a month, and that’s when my musical eyes opened up. There, Björk was on pop radio. She wasn’t some obscure underground thing like she was in America.’

On her injury which forced her to take a year off from dancing: ‘Dance had been my everything since I was a little girl and all of a sudden I couldn’t do it. Some beautiful things came out of that year but also some painful things. I started writing songs because I had all of these emotions that were so real.’

On sharing her music with Kelly Rowland first but being too nervous to tell her parents: ‘Kelly’s like a sister. When I let her hear my music, she said, “I want you to write for my album.” That gave me a lot of confidence.’

On why she decided to move to New Orleans: ‘I lived in New York and L.A. and they were different worlds I learned to navigate. Fashion and music have so many elements I’m connected to, but they also have parts that I’m not so interested in. I can step in and step out of those worlds. Being in New Orleans gives me space.’

On how she keeps it together: ‘I think about all of those phases that I went through and the ridicule and whatever that I experienced. And I can’t think of one time where I ever felt like I was going to break. That’s because I had confidence instilled in me by my parents. They didn’t always like it—in fact, most of the time they didn’t—but they never asked me to change.’

Credit: Todd Cole for Lucky

05.06.14

Gucci Cosmetics Launch Party

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Gucci hosted yet another event this week, this time to celebrate the launch of its long-awaited makeup line, Gucci Cosmetics.

The event was hosted at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City on Wednesday (4 June) by Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini in honour of Charlotte Casiraghi, who is the face of the brand.

Charlotte Casiraghi: The woman of the hour donned a pale-blue Gucci Fall 2014 dress with a leather bodice, which was originally presented in mustard. Keeping the look clean and simple, she added silver Gucci sandals.

Frida Giannini: Needless to say, I’m salivating over Frida’s Gucci black jumpsuit. The off-runway piece incorporates the bejewelled bib and leather collar we saw on the Fall 2014 runway.

Solange Knowles: The singer/DJ attended her third event in so many days. Standing out in a hot-pink Gucci Pre-Fall 2014 suit, she added a sea-blue clutch and gold Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals to her look.

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04.06.14

Solange Knowles In Gucci – Chime for Change One-Year Anniversary Event

Solange Knowles In Gucci - Chime for Change One-Year Anniversary Event

Solange Knowles attended an event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Chime for Change hosted by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini at the Gucci Fifth Avenue boutique on Tuesday (June 3) in New York City, alongside Blake Lively and sister Beyonce Knowles.

Still working super-wavy locks, the singer, who DJ’ed at the event, wore a ’70s-inspired look from Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection.

This orange silk split-sleeve blouse and cream wool wide-leg trousers look is my favourite of the trio.

I love the glam yet laidback vibe: the neutral makeup, gold accessories and nude Gucci sandals.

Credit: Getty

03.06.14

Solange Knowles In Calvin Klein Collection – 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Solange Knowles In Calvin Klein Collection - 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Solange Knowles attended the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on Monday (June 2) in New York City.

Her Met Gala look was somewhat of a disappointment, so I was delighted to see a return to glamour here.

The singer channelled her inner Diana Ross, working a voluminous ‘fro, donning a luscious custom Calvin Klein Collection embellished pewter silk dress.

While her gown is more like something big sis Beyonce would wear, this look serves as a refreshing change of pace.

Punctuated by a frosty-pink lip and styled with Jennifer Fisher jewels and a silver box clutch, Solange looked stunning from head to toe.

Credit: Getty