21 Oct Solange is a Blonde Grecian Goddess On the Cover Of ES Magazine
There may have been some controversy between Solange and the ES team regarding the cover image but we are totally here for the exquisite editorial shoot.
Someone clearly missed the memo or totally misunderstood Solange’s song “Don’t touch my hair” or actually didn’t listen to her crtically acclaimed album ‘ A dear at the table’ When the Feature was worked on if not, they would have known enough not to have cropped out the crown on the exotic braids on the cover page.
Something Solange felt strongly enough about and called the magazine out on Instagram. Anyone who follows Solange’s brand knows she’s very particular with her appearance, her art and her music- it is therefore no surprise when she posted the original cover shoot and typed DTMH @ eveningstandardmagazine ( DTMH meaning Don’t Touch My Hair)
While the writer explained that Solange’s braids and artistic presentation are very important to her, they didn’t take this view into consideration in the delivery of the final output on the cover. This is especially seen in the part in the feature where the writer said “Braiding is important to Knowles. It is an ‘act of beauty, an act of convenience and an act of tradition’ — it is ‘its own art form,’ she adds. Every black woman has a personal journey with her own hair, and for Knowles it began in her mother’s salon which was a refuge — ‘a spare bedroom so to speak’ — for her as a young girl. Growing up there was pivotal. ‘I got to experience women arriving in one state of mind and leaving in a completely transformed way. It wasn’t just about the hair. It was about the sisterhood and the storytelling. Being a young girl who was really active in dance, theatre and on the swim team, the salon was a kind of safe haven”.
Although The Evening Standard has apologised to Solange Knowles after airbrushing out her braids for the cover to its magazine. One would hope that lessons could be learnt from this experience. Having said all, we absolutely love the editorial shoot photographed by