Essence saluted Solange Knowles and Lianne La Havas at its 4th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event. The Lincoln sponsored invitation-only affair was hosted by Essence magazine editor-at-large Emil Wilbekin and last year’s honoree Kelly Rowland.
“Lianne and Solange are the perfect examples of what’s current in music and having Lincoln sponsor an event celebrating these two young progressive African-American women is an honor,” says Lincoln manager of Multicultural Marketing Shawn Thompson.
Solange took to her Twitter account over the weekend to slam music blogs for hiring writers to critique music genres they don’t connect with, writing:
“Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY understand the culture of R&B to write about R&B. Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY understand the culture of hip hop to write about hip hop.”
There’s never enough room at the inn. Andre J was robbed butt naked at gunpoint out of a coveted slot on Vogue magazine’s annual best dressed list.
Actress Emma Stone — featured on the cover of the special issue hitting newsstands today — cinched the top spot. Second-time honoree Solange, Zoe Saldana, NBA wife Kimberly Chandler, Kristen Stewart, Rooney Mara, Leelee Sobieski, Lily Kwong, Lauren Santo Domingo and Dree Hemingway round out the list.
Michelle Obama, Beyonce and gal pal Gwyneth Paltrow are a few style-savvy stars the team over at Fashionista think should have made the cut.
Check out a round-up of Kimberly Chandler‘s fashion hits (or style misses) — and sound off on who made your best dressed list of 2012 below.
Mary J. Blige and Solange looked positively radiant as they posed for pictures on the red carpet at the 22nd annual Glamour Women of The Year Awards held at Carnegie Hall on Monday (November 12) in New York City. The secret behind their glow? Mud mask made with Blue Ivy’s unicorn milk, of course.
Pharrell Williams, Deborah Roberts and Tyra Banks were on hand to pay tribute to the inspiring honorees, which included Olympians Gabby Douglas and Allyson Felix. Weigh in on who had the look of the night in the comments below!
Riding around in Kenya with a girl named Kenya is the theme of Solange‘s new music video for “Losing You.” The clip was directed by Melina Matsoukas and features the second youngest member of the Knowles clan (don’t try to deny Nixon!) hitting her two step in several different places in Cape Town, according to the LA Times.
What’s next for our little Sol-Angel and her Kinky Twist dreams? Apparently an album dropping in the next couple of months.