Solange Knowles is seriously cool. There is no other way to put it. Her recent Harper’s BAZAAR profile is only confirmation. What other word can be used to accurately describe a singer who trades Brooklyn for New Orleans?
When she’s not rolling around the French Quarter on her custom-made neon-rimmed bicycle, Solange is working on her new album. Despite being only 27, her musings reflect those of an old soul. Harper’s BAZAAR chronicles her career path as well as her emotional journey.
“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.”
The editorial photos are as vivid and eye-catching as Solange’s personal style. We obviously envy her innate pattern mixing ability, which she admits she didn’t always get it right.
“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.”
She credits her current look to finally having a closet of her own.
“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.”
This is the second time in the interview that she mentions clutter being an issue. Will a closet purge make us as cool as Solange? As New Yorkers, we can only dream. Read the entire profile at Harper’s BAZAAR.