Magazine Fab: Solange Knowles for Harper’s Bazaar April 2014

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When it comes to fashion, Solange is breaking all the rules. The songstress and mommy is fearless with her fashion choices, but she always manages to have fun with her looks. This approach to fashion is evident in her latest editorial in Harper’s Bazaar.

The magazine’s Fashion editor Joanna Hillman captured the essence of Solo’s style through bright colors and fun prints from designers like Chanel , Ralph Lauren , and Moschino.

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While we consider the songstress a trendsetter and tastemaker, Solange told Charlotte Cowles from Harper’s Bazaar that she wouldn’t necessarily agree with that term. ”I’ve always had an annoying relationship with the term ‘tastemaker,’ but it’s been a defining part of my career for the past couple of years.”

Solo also dished on her relationships, motherhood, her career, and the evolution of her style. Check out excerpts from her editorial along with more snapshots.

 

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Relationship:

“Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago. My love life has been stable for a while,” she says, adding wryly, “It’s a fucked-up thing—without conflict it’s a lot harder to write interesting songs.”

 

 

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Motherhood:

“I was lucky with Julez. I was completely lost when we moved to Idaho, out in the country, and I devoted everything to him.” The marriage didn’t last, though, and Knowles filed for divorce in 2006. “In a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, I feel far older than 27,” she says. “Just going through a marriage and a divorce—which I essentially did by 21—will give you an insane amount of perspective on life.”

 

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Evolution of Her Style:

“You can pull images of me from seven to 14 years ago and I was absolutely nuts. I have always been drawn to interesting pieces and colors, but I didn’t quite know how to limit myself and make those statement pieces work.” That epiphany took one simple thing: having a closet of her own, which she got when Julez started school in L.A. “I had to stabilize our lives and stay in one place,” she says. “It sounds silly, I know, but having space for my clothes made a huge difference. I was able to get organized, free myself of clutter, and develop a style that felt like me.”

 

Read the full story over at Harper’s Bazaar

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