Celeb Style Spotlight: Solange

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Solange at an H&M event in Mexico City
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Style rebels decimate boxes, crushing rules with stilettos, sneakers, timberland boots, or any other form of fabulous footwear! Solange, singer and founder of record label Saint Heron, easily fits this description, a free spirit willing to take risks. In our era of stylists and filtered selfies, it’s refreshing to watch a celebrity experiment.

Years ago, she embraced her natural tresses, eschewing straight weaves which show up on female entertainers of color from red carpets to magazine covers. Folks were upset, tweeting furiously: Who did she think she was cutting all of her hair off like that? Wearing it natural?  Why?

We love Solange for not allowing the pettiness of public opinion to dissuade growing feelings of freedom and joy. Her taste is a genuine reflection of a global sensibility; some of our favorite pieces marry African prints with bold colors and intricate shapes. Lately, these looks are catching our eye:

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Name one song by Solange.

If you asked me this question two months ago, you would have gotten a blank stare. But after hearing her latest CD (played on repeat for 2 weeks), I have a new respect for this artist and label owner who I used to see as only a fashion icon.

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Her latest album, True, is fun and upbeat with a unique soulful quality. A true reflection of feelings that come with being in love, it’s the perfect music to kick off a road trip or dance to while getting ready to go out. The songs flow perfectly together making it an ideal candidate for “repeat mode.”

Like cotton candy on a rainy day.

I guess the reason I fell in love with this CD is because my life has been so serious lately. Work has been hard, pay has been little, problems are plentiful in midst of prayers and faith.

So, shout out to Solange for giving us 28 mins and 15 seconds of a wholesome and meaningful good time!

Live in Color! – Shannon