I like to think that part of Solange Knowles’ charm is her girl-next-door look that makes her seem so approachable, despite having a sister who has reached iconic status. She’s not scared to just be her amidst all the drama that must come with being a Knowles. After filming her latest video ‘Losing You‘ which was filmed in Cape Town, she’s followed it up with her latest cover and photo shoot for Elle Magazine South Africa. Throughout the shoot she rocks fabulous South African kitenge designs.
For the shoot, Solange assisted stylist and fashion editor Asanda Sizani with picking out pieces by South African designers that most suited her style. They chose tons of mix and match patterns and the yellow cover was chosen in post production to fit her ‘sunny personality’. According to the feature writer, who interviewed Solo:
My interview with her was an incredible experience. We sat in her penthouse at 15 on Orange on the Thursday night and chatted while she had her nails done. It didn’t feel like a formal interview at all, and we chatted our way through the points I wanted to cover. The sense I got throughout the interview was that she is a real person; a young mom who is doing what she loves.
Check out a few behind the scenes photos below: (more…)
Check out the September 2011 issue of Harpers Bazaar UK to see King Bey who is readying a string of new videos including ‘End of Time’, ‘Countdown’ and ‘Party (Ft. Andre 3000)’.. The shoot was photographed by Alex Lubomirski and styled by Franck Benhamou. She’s fierce and flawless, gorgeous, impeccable and implacably fashionable. Of all the pics, I like the cover the least. Check them out after the break. (more…)
So So Def rapper Da Brat recently revealed her feminine side in a ‘Summer Chic’ shoot for VIBE.com. The Chicago native, born Shawntae Harris, 37, maintains that despite her usual tomboy style, getting girlie is second nature to her. She could have fooled me! She actually looks every bit the lady in this shoot, until she opens her mouth:
What do you have to say about your new mixtape?
It’s DUMB STUPID CRAZY! It’s HOTTER THAN A MOTHER FUCKER! BRAT IS BACK!
Was it uncomfortable transitioning into a “sex symbol” or is this just another side of you that we never see?
I’m such a fucking lady. I loved to get glammed up. I love manis and pedis. I like to go to Vicky Secrets and La Perla because I like lace and bikinis. I’m such a P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thug) (more…)
Happy New Year everyone!!! 2011 has started out beautifully for me and I hope the same can be said for you. I took an extended holiday so things have been really quiet on the blogging front. I thought we’d start the year off on a positive note with Keri Hilson. I say positive because to me, she embodies everything amazing about women. She’s graduated from being a behind-the-scenes song writer to an amazing performer. And she always seems to have fun while doing it all. She was on the cover of the December 2010 Vibe magazine and had a gorgeous spread which you can see after the break. In the interview, she said:
“There have been situations where the people you’re around have one vision for you, and it’s like trying on a jacket that doesn’t fit. Someone says, ‘Go out there in this jacket.’ And you’re like, ‘But… it doesn’t fit! Nor is it my style.’ And that’s hard, because these are people who are investing in you, spending their time and their money, but they have a different direction. But you want to—I mean you have to—please them. You have to try it, and hope you are able to turn it around before you’re known as something you aren’t.”
See pics from the shoot after the break. (more…)
Iman is looking stunning in this shoot for Harpers Bazaar. I wonder what her secret is. She just never seems to age. And she doesn’t even look like she uses botox, surgery, etc. I’m so jealous… I think I’ve found my wedding dress. See what I’m talking about after the break. You can just tell she’s a diva from the interview:
Simon Doonan: How many times a day do you Google yourself?
Iman: Every five minutes. I simply can’t take my eyes off myself. Kidding! I would rather Google other people than Google myself.
SD: Have you ever thrown a cell phone at anyone?
Iman: No! And if anyone threw one at me, it would come right back at them like a boomerang. If I feel frustrated in a situation, I take a deep breath and walk away. (more…)