Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Fashion Icon Alert: Solange Knowles



Fashion icon alert: And she goes by the name of Solange Knowles. Although hidden behind her sister in the music biz, when it comes to fashion, this woman wins hands down. The waistline braids, the Ankara tribal prints, the multicoloured head ties, we urge to greet her with the term ‘Mama Africa’ – and we’re sure she’d reply.

Ditch the silky straight and go for an afro, or even a fade one hair cut, why not? And she rocks it like no other, cool yet neat and quirky. Arguably she’s an unobvious choice when initiating the ‘style icon’ title. Instantly Rihanna comes to mind or Victoria Beckham, but where their style is so thought out, Solange’s look is effortless.

Putting a Fro against our extension obsessed world is a big step to take and indeed she is not the first - along with her big head ties she could give Erykah Badu a run for her money – but her style says more.

That structured Ankara blazer that she wore for the FashizBlack photoshoot (above) was love at first sight – her monochrome Peter Pan collar ensemble with a dash of leopard print reflects her elegance - and the braided Mohican she achieved in that block coloured outfit (above) shows that ANYTHING is possible.

I love that a plain vest top and leather skinny’s can come alive with the addition of a tribal turban. No fringe, no side curls, just beauty. And putting afrocentric aside for a moment, she is no stranger to the 70’s trend, rocking a pair of palazzo pants like it’s her vocation.

Having a clean-cut fashion sense doesn’t always cut it, and Mrs Knowles depicts this to a tee. We like the crazy prints, we love a bright lip, and we adore the natural look. To me, Solange Knowles is fashionista of the moment. All hail Mama Africa!

31 comments:

  1. Solange is beautiful, but then again is Beyonce.. those girls have some really great genes :) Solange sure knows how to rock an afro !
    such a nice post, enjoyed reading it :)
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    Nelly
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  2. great great great! thanks for your comment :)

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  3. thanks for ur comment, following u now :)
    xoxo
    Nelly
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  5. she seems being able to pull off all color combo. great post.

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  6. Great Post! Started following, would love for you to follow back! :)

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  7. Love her, she has great natural style..

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  8. Solange has such a quirky, personal style of dressing. I love it!

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  9. really inspiring!
    Great blog! Following! Follow back? <3

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  10. she has great style! Love the orange top!
    Come follow my blog hun :)

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  11. following you back now :)

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  12. Great post ! Like those outfits! :)
    xoxo

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  13. Wow she does have great style!! Completely different than her sister, and think she wins in the style department. <3

    xox Courtney Michele
    Breakfast in Wonderland

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  14. She looks great! Quite different from Beyonce - not as flashy at all! She seems pretty cool, and I am actually glad that you posted this because she doesn't get enough spotlight! Kudos

    The Internet Garbage

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  15. Solange and Beyonce are both amazing! your right though, style icon!!! <3 i lovee your blog. hope you will follow me back? http://lucylocketinyourpocket.blogspot.com/

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  16. Adore those colorful outfits! I love how she looks with poofy hair. :) Thanks for visiting my blog. Following you. xx

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  18. I love her style! I actually like her style better than her sisters style..
    Love your blog!

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  19. She has such a nice style, simple but the colours really do stand out!

    xx

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  20. I love her style more than her sis Beyonce, she really knows how to work trends!

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  21. she is so beautiful! Love all the looks!

    <3
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  22. Hi! I like this post so much, really great!
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  23. she is fantatsic!!! Full of style :) Thanks for your comment, I'm following honey, follow me:)

    xx

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  24. Love her style. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! I would love if you can help support me by following me! It'd be greatly appreciated! =)

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  25. She has the best style ever ... I love every outfit !

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  26. I never knew who she was! but she def has great style! im in love...

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