Solange Knowlesshows off her funky, eclectic style in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine this month. The 27 year-old fashionista strikes a pose in a colorful fashion shoot. The songstress also opens up about her music career, love, and personal life.
Here are the highlights below:
On her move from Brooklyn to New Orleans, Louisiana:
"I’ve thought about moving to New Orleans for years but just never had the courage to do it. Now my son is at that age where he’s really establishing friends and a community, so I feel like this is a good time to try it out. I consider myself a dual citizen at this point."
On her following Beyonce’s footsteps to become an entertainer:
"My parents constantly tried to talk me out of being an artist," she says. "They had gone through the whole journey with my sister and just wanted me to have a normal teenage life."
On her failed relationship with her ex-husband Daniel Smith:
"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."
"We co-parent really well," she says. "I'm able to say, 'I need to finish this album, can you step up and take care of the boy?' "
On her fashion sense:
"You can pull images of me from seven to 14 years ago and I was absolutely nuts," she says. "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. 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."
On if she’d let her son Juelz get into the entertainment industry:
"It's certainly not what I have in mind for him," she says with a laugh. "I'm constantly trying to push him to work at the U.N., or be a diplomat. I try to convince him by explaining that he wouldn't have to wait in lines at the airport, and that he can park anywhere."
On her current relationship with video director Alan Ferguson:
"Luckily, I dated all of the loser’s ages ago. My love life has been stable for a while," she says, adding wryly, "Without conflict it's a lot harder to write interesting songs."
Check out the full interview here.
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