We love Solange Knowles’ shoot with Harper’s Bazaar.
After the breakup she relocated to L.A. with Julez, and recorded a more adventurous second album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. Filled with eclectic R&B, Motown, and blues influences and an equally diverse crew of collaborators including Cee-Lo Green, Pharrell Williams, and Mark Ronson, the record earned nearly unanimous critical praise, and even broke the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. Its success signaled the arrival of a new, liberated Knowles. She also revamped her wardrobe. Gone were the gaudy pink ruffles and awkward fedoras of her Solo Stardays, and in came a playful mix of bold prints and saturated colors, always accessorized with killer shoes and her now signature red lip. “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.” That epiphany took one simple thing: having a closet of her own, which she got when Julez started school in L.A. “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.”
Peep the entire interview HERE.
"Pitchfork: What would comprise the typical day for you during those years on the farm?
VB: Cleaning out and lighting the old kitchen range in the morning, getting the kids to the school bus down the long bumpy track, cooking huge meals for us and all the people who worked with us, mountains of washing, scrubbing the floors, getting in trouble with the next door farmer either for one of the dogs wandering through his sheep or my son riding his motorbike through the new crops (both of which I still feel guilty about), picking up the kids from the school bus, more cooking, making bread, chopping wood, cleaning, polishing, despairing of ever getting it all done. Every mealtime was filled with political discussion and good-natured arguing, and every evening would be spent in front of a big log fire."
Does not sound like a bad life.(via markrichardson)
Off to School We Go
"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via
Devon Windsor was shot by Billy Kidd.
FASHION: Jeneil Williams by Julia Noni
Today we’re delighted to bring you this stunning editorial lensed by Photographer Julia Noni featuring model Jeneil Williams for the September edition of Vogue Germany, styled by Kathrin Schiffner.
Noni captures the gorgeous Williams fashioned in exclusive, elegant pieces from designers such as Missoni, Blumarine, Nina Ricci and more, set against the backdrop of nature and bright color blocks. Peep the rest of the shoot after the jump:
GEORGIA O’KEEFFE INTERIORS - ABIQUIU, GHOST RANCH - NEW MEXICO
Je pleure de bonheur à la vue de l’intérieur du ghost ranch de la peintre américaine Georgia O’Keeffe.
Il n’est malheureusement pas possible de le visiter mais des tours sont organisés de l’extérieur (tristesse) avec des guides pour découvrir le lien qu’il y a entre le travail de O’Keeffe et son environnement direct.
Des crânes d’animaux, du mobilier 70’s, des tapis mexicains… je re-pleure.
(Source: , via suddenstranger)