Solange Knowles in Roberto Cavalli

Posted on June 21, 2012

God bless you, Solange. Truly, girl.

 

Solange Knowles at “See What Unfolds” live performance in New York City in Roberto Cavalli.

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012 Collection

In an age when red shoes with a beige dress is considered a daring turn on the red carpet, you continue to bring the crazy and insist that everyone look at you when you walk into a room. We salute you. We don’t exactly praise you, but we salute you.

 

 

 

Okay, we tried. Those shoes look hideously painful and while we’re absolutely all for a sister rocking the natural hair, couldn’t this have been teased out into something with a little shape to it? She looks like she rode a roller coaster directly onto the red carpet. Love the jacket, though.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty, elle.com]

    • moppet

      You know what this outfit looks like? Something someone would wear on a less formal red carpet, in June-going-on-July. For that alone, I applaud her.

      • Carleenml

         I’m catching on that in order to be the latest and the greatest you actually have to wear the next season…so the latest and greatest celebrities can never actually wear clothes for the season they’re *in*…right now they’re all prancing around in fall 2012…in December they’ll be wearing spring 2013…and then my head starts to hurt.

        • http://2.gp/p7Nu Manuela R. Gatlin

           Of course the beautiful skin tone of her’s helps, but it takes moxie to pull that off...DemoforFrank.blogspot.com

    • gokarm

      Her hair looks like Buckwheat’s, but I like the jacket. I don’t like the clutch, but it doesn’t sort of destroy the look like her wackadoo do. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1313126032 Ajuna Ariel Fenty

         Calling a black person’s hair buckwheat? smh I can’t with this comment. I just can’t.

    • Call me Bee

      Awww cute.  The hair and hot-pants remind me of Michael Knight’s Pam Greer look.  A small quibble–that handbag is fab, but way too big as a clutch.  Needs a strap.  (Though I see she’s worn it before on the RC…)
      And the shoes are good with this outfit, but do they have to be so high as to pitch her forward enough to fall on her face, which it looks like she may do at any moment…? Just silly.

    • nancylee61

      I love it!!! I love the bright brights contrasting with the black, I love that jacket!! The shorts are short but not Gyno-Short, and she looks summery and fun!! Now, it’s not an outfit for Cathy Cambridge, but it looks cute and sassy on this woman, whom I do not know. 

      • Kimberly Jefferson

        She is Beyonce’s little sister.

        • fursa_saida

          And a much more interesting musician.

          • MilaXX

             I can’t honestly say I’m a huge fan of her music. I’ve heard a few tracks here and there & she occasionally sits in with the roots on Fallon, but I really like her personal style.

      • bellafigura1

        I love it too.  That’s how to do fancy shorts.  

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Bless her for having the chops to wear that insane/gorgeous patterned jacket. Of course the beautiful skin tone of her’s helps, but it takes moxie to pull that off.

    • Lina_bee

      I was all “Oh, she looks GREAT!!” until I got to the shoes. Please can there be a moratorium on plastic shoes? Especially clear plastic shoes? Squashed feet are creepy.  I also like the hair. It reminds me tendrils of flames, like she’s secretly a MUCH COOLER Ghost Rider in her free time. Surely this woman owns a Harley!  Someone please put Solange on a motorcycle!

      • out for a walk

        Agreed about everything. I think the plastic shoes are less egregious here than they often are, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be replaced with something else. And YES to Solange on a motorcycle.

        • ballerinawithagun

          Agree with both of you. This woman is so cool! Can’t imagine how horrible her feet felt at the end of the night! Fabulous jacket.

    • Imasewsure

      As I mentioned before, her hair looks like my son’s sixth grade ‘do which was immediately shaved that summer. If you can’t comb it, you can’t keep it was the mantra for him and I’m putting it out to her “stylists” as well … The outfit (not surprisingly) looks great on the model and all wrong on Ms. Famous Sister’s Sister…wrong way to make a name for yourself in fashion…..

      • lovelyivy

         You don’t really comb an afro, unless you want to lose all of your hair.

        • Imasewsure

          A pick is a comb to me… but if she used a comb and ended up with a pretty, short ‘do instead, wouldn’t that be a big step up!!! I just don’t get this look at all….

          • MilaXX

             You are missing the point, For many who wear a more free style fro, the look is designed to be more bohemian and less coiffed. My mother would hate this as well.

            • lovelyivy

               Agreed. This kind of style would have been haaaaaated on back in the day because it just looks so casual- like she walked out the door with no effort. For a lot of people (who are mainly younger, but also older folks who are open to the look) it’s exactly what they’re going for. Or as I used tot ell my Mom “That’s the style now!”

          • lovelyivy

             Fair enough. Not every style is for everyone to like- especially freeform styles like this. I myself am not a fan of freeform dreadlocs, even though I love the hell out of my own, more manicured, set. Things that can look slightly ‘unkempt’ (regardless of the amount of time and product involved) can be hard to love.

          • DeebaCee

            She recently made a comment about just this. I don’t know how to post links here, but if you search her name on Jezebel, it should come up as one of the first hits

            • DeebaCee

              This is it: http://jezebel.com/5917717/why-is-everyone-hating-on-solange-knowles-natural-hair

            • RL McGruder

              Thanks for that, although I did, as usual, go down into a natural hair wormhole.  Great reading!

    • Clueless_Jock

      If she had worn sequined hot pants this would totally be red carpet.

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      I like her hair.

      Ditto on the shoes though.

    • theblondette

      I think she’s got enough flair to pull off the hair.

      • formerlyAnon

         Yes, looking at her I’m sure it’s intentionally, um, . . . unpolished, to give her that hint of “boho earth mother” flavor.

    • another_laura

      gawd, those shoes are skanky.  However, I lerve her in that jacket and her natural hair!  Snaps.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1313126032 Ajuna Ariel Fenty

      WERQQQ those prints gworl, WERQQQQ!!!

    • Wait_what_Seriously_No

      Dear society,
       
      Please stop criticizing black women’s hair. It’s really quite frustrating. The hair has a shape. This is the shape of many black women’s hair. Not all afros look like a smooth 70’s bulb style. This is how my hair naturally looks and it takes a lot of work (and product) to give it a “shape”. It’s not worth it for the damage it does to my hair. I’m not sorry that the shape isn’t to your liking because you don’t actually own me.

      Also, I’m actually pretty disappointed in this post because this has been hugely controversial over the past few weeks and Solange already responded to the complaints about her natural hair. If you can’t even be bothered to educate yourself on the issue, maybe you should refrain from commenting?
       
      Cheers,
       
      A Black Woman

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        We’re not “society.” We’re two people running a website. We comment on
        the hair of 90% of the subjects of our red carpet posts, regardless of
        their race or gender, and we have never been anything but supportive when women of
        color choose to sport natural hair, as we were in this post. We’re
        sorry to have offended you.

        • BerlinerNYC

          I think Wait_what’s post was in response to the fact that this very woman’s hair was the source of a huge internet debate/debacle just a week or so ago, as the black women’s hair site commenters (specifically the ones who are all about the Natural) turned against Solange for not looking polished enough, and she finally had to go on Twitter to announce that she didn’t love twist-outs until they were undone several days later, and that her ‘do wasn’t extremely important to her, so maybe it shouldn’t be to other people. This was covered on Jezebel (and presumably a buncha other places) at the time.

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

             The second paragraph makes it very clear that she’s directing this response to us and to our post.

      • Sobaika

        I also thought the timing was odd considering Solange’s hair has been a topic recently.

        That being said, and I hope I don’t sounds ignorant, but her hair didn’t look that great to me in these photos. Is it really that offensive to point it out? I don’t believe all black women should have the same shape, just that the shape in this instance isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing (for me). That’s sort of what goes on here – commenting on hair, hemlines, shapes, colors, etc.

        I understand that my hair does not have the same societal and cultural weight of a black woman’s hair, so take this for what you will. But in its natural state my hair is a frizzy limp mess that needs a flat iron or keratin treatment to look presentable. Do I have the full right to wear it as I see fit? Absolutely. Will people have their opinions about how gross/fierce/whatever I look? Absolutely. If I were on the red carpet would the opining increase tenfold? Absolutely. They’d probably have a few opinions about my large and not-so-WASPy nose too.

        Props to Solange for wearing her hair and her clothes the way she wants to. I wish I could pull off a jacket like that.

        • moppet

          “That being said, and I hope I don’t sounds ignorant, but her hair didn’t
          look that great to me in these photos. Is it really that offensive to
          point it out?”

          It depends on what form the criticism takes. (I’m just answering the question, not stepping into Solange’s appearance or this particular post.) I think that if one’s problem is that one doesn’t like natural hair on black women because one finds afros unappealing, that’s a more hurtful critique than saying “THIS particular natural hairstyle doesn’t look so great on THIS woman at THIS time.” I wouldn’t bust on Julianne Moore for all the freckles, for example – that’s just the way her skin is.  TLo have deleted comments about SJP hands and feet — that’s the way her hands and feet look. And so on. Emma Stone has colored her hair a lot, so saying one color looks better than another seems within limits.

          Black women and hair is a bit of a minefield. Especially when (outside of this website) there was been a general distaste over natural black hair, or natural black hair that doesn’t adhere to certain level of “respectability.”

          • Sobaika

            Agreed 100%. I do think that TLo have been very supportive of WOC in general and natural hair specifically (Viola Davis comes to mind) and that the comment was just that, a comment.

        • MilaXX

           I don’t think it’s ignorant or insensitive, but for so many natural hair is a very touchy subject. In large part it comes from the  person’s own experiences and relationship with their hair. I have been natural for close to 20 years and loc’d for over 3, yet I still get comments from family and friends about my hair. How do I wash it? Will I cut it? You name it. I went to a dressy affair & pinned my locs up and ppl were shocked that I had groomed my hair into a dressy style.  I find it refreshing that people are embracing natural hair and the free form trend as well, it’s just that when you regularly encounter people saying negative things natural hair, you can get a bit sensitive.

          • lovelyivy

             I’ve been natural for 10, loc’d for 7, and the turning point for family acceptance was when they hit my shoulder. Then all of a sudden everyone loved it. *side-eye*

            A bit of this is location-dependent too. I live in NYC, home to some of the most amazing, elaborate dreadloc creations known to hairdresser-kind, so no one even thinks about it or finds it odd when I get them twisted and styled. My experience has been so positive, I always feel really bad for folks in more conservative, less diverse areas that have to deal with the hate- there is just so damn much of it for us, especially with regards to beauty or fashion.

            • moppet

              “I’ve been natural for 10, loc’d for 7, and the turning point for family acceptance was when they hit my shoulder. Then all of a sudden everyone loved it. *side-eye*”

              Same here. I know exactly what you mean. 

            • MilaXX

              The only people I get flack from are my mother and older folks. Oddly enough my mother seems to have preferred my locs when they were chin length. I agree though, living in a large, urban city makes acceptance easier.

            • formerlyAnon

              This sub-thread makes me smile, even though I’m a white gal. I had long hair for far longer than my mom thought “appropriate.”  I think that grandchildren, jobs, etc. all included, nothing I did in the last 5 years of her life made her happier when I finally cut my hair and gave it, as she said [ad nauseam] “a little style.”

      • AnaRoW

         I’m a black woman also and I think you’re being a little over-sensitive.  I don’t mind her hair (Mostly I”m just jealous that hers grew back so fast.) here but I could see why some have a problem with it.  She didn’t have to reshape so much as she could have spent a little more time and product on it.  It looks like she rolled out of bed, tugged on it a few times, and left the house.  There are even a couple of clumps that look like that shedded hair that need to be combed out.

        • http://twitter.com/starrika starrika

           White girl wading into the minefield here. I do like here hair here, but I can see how some would not like it – without that being a critique of natural hair. We’ve seen other photos of Solange with natural hair where she’s styled it slightly different (perhaps a different product?). I can see how some would prefer one look to the other, where both are natural. Although I like her hair here, I think it looks a little bit better here:

          http://urbanbellemag.com/2012/06/solange-knowles-rants-i-am-not-the-spokeswoman-for-natural-hair.html

          Could be just a comparison of different natural hair looks, rather than a dislike of natural hair.

      • agentilities

        Wait, so we can comment on a white person’s hair looking limp and flat but not a black woman’s hair looking out of shape? And I am black….proudly African

        • SassieCassy

          That is not what was being said here. The issue is that natural hair does not fit the mainstream definition of what looks good and gets snarked on. Like another mentioned, a parallel would be freckles

          I DON’T think TLO were snarking or saying anything bad (although some commenters did, nice to see they’ve been deleted)

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

             She’s not being snarked on here for having natural hair.

            • SassieCassy

              I know That’s what I said! errr awkward

               I’l edit for clarity

      • lovelyivy

        This is a very good post, but for another website. I don’t think that T & Lo deserve your ire, when what they have posted here is not actually critical of her hair being natural, just having a shape that is not flattering. There are plenty of media outlets to be mad at, but I don’t think this one is it.

        Edited for clarity.

      • SpcilK

        Hair is a hot button topic no matter what your ethnic background is. Someone’s perception of you is just that, their perception right or wrong! I am a “Black Woman” and was not offended by the comment made about Solanges hair style. Truth be told I agreed with it. Bottom line is she don’t give a F*** about what anyone thinks about her! Obviously a non-conformist, she is who she is and will always remain true to herself. I have seen her in several photos where her hair has shape and the styling is much smoother.
        On the topic of natural hair, who honestly wears their hair in it’s natural state? I applaud anyone that gets out of bed in the morning without the benefit of extensions, gel, moisterizer, shine spray, volumizer, pomeade and/or color… to enhance the texture, feel, and/or look of their hair. That is truly Natural!

      • JasmineAM

        I’m a black girl, and I think her hair looks just like she woke up without combing it. My hair type is very different from hers, so I guess I might not know what I’m talking about. But, in my honest opinion, it just looks rough. Grab a pick Miss Solange! PC Police to the rescue!! 

      • EmilyMullasWilson

        Seriously, read ANY of the posts where Tom and Lorenzo praise Viola Davis to the sky for rocking natural hair instead of a wig and then make that blanket statement that they are criticizing all black women’s hair.  

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      if he hadnt gone for the headbanging newwaving 80s palette, ida been right there w/ you about the jacket. but w/ those colors i just cant. needs the pants to dispel the scourge. otoh while i also get yr point about the hair, i always prefer hair this way so while it’s a visible point to me, it’s one w/ which i cant concur.

      on whiteboard, emma stone’s feet look like they hurt even more.

    • lordandtaylor

      Please someone, any one, please treach Miss Thing how to pose in front of a camera. She looks soooo awkward. Jacket is great. Shorts are waaaaaaaaaaaaay too short. It justlooks like Solange forgot to put her pants on.

    • TieDye64

      Dammit girl, you know I love the natural ‘do on you but c’mon. T Lo’s right, a little zhuzhing wouldn’t hurt. That is one hot jacket, though. 

    • http://twitter.com/riosramblings Michael Rios

      I think this is actually pretty fabulous and effervescent. Bless her for rocking her own aesthetic and loving it.

      • fursa_saida

        WORD.

    • altalinda

      Love it all, except the shoes.

    • call_me_schmeg

      solange is my girl. she can WERQ crazytown like no other. and she gives good face.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZFKRECRF5BOBWB4RXAJGI4D6KA mmc

      I’m dying for that hair.  LOVE!

    • NurseEllen

      Shockingly, I like this entire look, save for the shoes.  Clear plastic shoes should be banned, they are never a success.  I’d love to see a side view of them, though, just out of curiosity as to how they are flouting the laws of physics.

    • Vodeeodoe

      Does she ever cover her legs? I have yet to see that picture. Jacket’s lovely though.

      • fursa_saida

        I definitely recall seeing her in pants, though I’m too lazy to dig up a photo. Besides, if I had legs like that, they’d be out all the time too.

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      The bag looks like it cost 9.99 at Claire’s Accessories.

    • twocee

      Normally, I would scream and run away from the pattern, but honestly, she is just rocking it.  That adage about a woman’s attitude affecting the way she looks is on full display here.  She thinks she looks great and she’s owning that jacket. 

      I despise the shoes.

    • Allyson Wells

      Can someone remind me why Solange attends all these events? She seems to be everywhere these days. Is she a singer or an actress or something besides Beyonce’s sister?  She certainly makes interesting fashion choices!

      • Vodeeodoe

         I was wondering the same thing myself. She’s gorgeous, but….

      • julnyes

         She is a singer in her own right.

      • MilaXX

        She’s a singer & DJ . I think she also models for a clothing line, but I can’t recall which one. She also was/is one of the face for Carol’s Daughter, a hair/skin care line primarily aimed at natural, ethnic hair.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y2NRENM73PYXEHSNLE7K2DY5PM Bethany

      The whole thing works for me — she has great legs, and since when is a 3-inch inseam too short?  I even like the plastic shoes; any heel above 2 3/4 inches that doesn’t have a platform will, as a practical matter, be uncomfortable, so who cares if these ones actually look it, too.  They make her legs appear longer.  Her hair is gorgeous.  The only nit I have is that she could have used some statement jewelry; a nice, big Eddie Borgo ring, or a chunky necklace.  Otherwise, total love.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      “She looks like she rode a roller coaster onto the red carpet”

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • unbornfawn

      I would have gone with different shoes, but the look is working for me. 

    • Cathy S

      I love everything but the bag–it’s too big. I love her hair too. Rock it girl.

    • jw_ny

      I love the look…bold & colorful.  Only criticism is that that big pepto-pink clutch is nauseating.  

    • Allison Woods

      The jacket is a little too big on her, and the proportions of the jacket/shorts are off. The bag is too big, and the shoes are just pretty awful.

      That said, I admire her moxie for wearing that jacket.

    • janetjb

      She is the one to wear shorts on a RC and look good.  

      I love her look – head to ankle.I’m trying to not bother taking note of shoes in general.

    • j_anson

      That jacket is so awesome I don’t care about the rest of it. Not many people can wear a jacket like that, and if you’re one of the few, it’s practically a duty.

    • chelwi

      I LOVE IT. She’s having fun and it shows. Agree about the shoes though.

    • AmandaCathleen

      Okay, so I don’t love the shoes, and maybe this isn’t the absolute best her hair’s looked, but I still think she looks pretty damn fabulous.

    • jilly_d

      LOVE!  She has been rocking the RC for the past few months.  I’m having a relationship with that clutch. Anybody know where that came from?

      • MilaXX

         She was posting an outfit a day on another blog for a while. I’m sure she’s carried that bag before. I’ll see if I can find it.

    • Lilithcat

      I adore that jacket!  The clutch hurts my eyes, though.

    • mom2ab

      I love this look- yeah the hair is a little messy and the shoes look painful- but I appreciate anything that isn’t a nude bandage dress with silly putty shoes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3DWDLRZCK3MZICZKYJDR55MC4Y soren

      Now that I know she is friends with of Montreal all of her outfits suddenly makes sense.  Love it.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yes. She’s making shorts work on the red carpet, I swear she is!

      The shoes kinda let down the team a bit, but there’s nothing actually wrong with them.

    • mjude

      i think she is looking fab these day, even if i dont totally like it at least she is interesting.

    • Ceur

      That suit was not made for a white chick with blonde hair.

    • mhleta

      What a cool chick! I adore the untamed hair. She’s so gorgeous, the wild do keeps her from looking too precious. Agree about the shoes, though. Ouch.

    • crash1212

      I was totally on board with this look – including her beautiful natural hair – until I got to the shoes. WTF? I was longing for a closer look, but then decided it was a good thing to only see them from a far!

    • MilaXX

      I don’t mind the hair, some naturals prefer the free form look. I like the outfit but hate the shoe. I hate how it manages to both look extremely uncomfortable and blend into her skin tone at the same time.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I love it – she looks fantastic, except those shoes.  Great makeup, great jacket, which looks better without the cray cray pants the model is wearing.  Sexy look, despite the hair.  LOVE the bag.

    • anotherEloise

      Everyone who steps out on the red carpet should be required to arrive via roller coaster!

    • kimmeister

      I commend her boldness in selecting that jacket, but I hate how far down the closure is.  I don’t think that’s flattering on anybody, although it’s better on her than on the model.

    • Rand Ortega

      Awesome, head to toe. Love her anime explosion ‘Fro. She’s pushing the envelope in every sense. Brava, Sol! We’re talking about her, aren’t we? & asking deep, pertinent questions about the propriety of natural black hair (& how the women underneath should or shouldn’t wear it) in a way we wouldn’t if she had styled it the society expects.

    • Anna Tree

      I love everything about this look from the ankles up. The shoes bore and pain me but I LOVE her use of color, from the pink lippy to the jacket to the bag. Also, I disagree about her hairstyle, I think it is the perfect compliment to her outfit.

    • Aurumgirl

      I love it, the oversized clutch, the colourful jacket that is precisely cut and fits her well.  The shoes do look like they are making her feet puffy, which isn’t good, but Solange is definitely dressing well these days.

    • MilaXX

       Taking a guess here, but in the pic you linked to it appears that she is wearing a twist out. Basically the hair is either plaited or put in 2 strand twists with a bit of product (sometimes while wet), and then taken out and styled. Today’s pic is more undefined, as if she simply fluffed it into a rough style. I like both, but there is a school of thought that prefers the curl definition that you get from adding product and doing twist outs.

      • BerlinerNYC

        Exactly. And in that whole hair drama last week, she tweeted about how she honestly doesn’t love the defined look of a twist-out until she has untwisted it a few days later and it has a softer look.

        • minnye

          That’s awesome. I don’t know her music or much about her at all except what I’ve seen on red carpets but I love that she honestly prefers a different (“not as acceptable” to many) look and she is not about to conform. Doesn’t she have a cosmetics contract or something? I wonder how things will play out.

      • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

         Good to know, thanks!

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenlindsey Jen L.

      I think she’s KILLING it. Good on ya!

    • SpcilK

      Hair is a hot button topic no matter what your ethnic background is. Someone’s perception of you is just that, their perception right or wrong! I am a “Black Woman” and was not offended by the comment made about Solanges hair style. Truth be told I agreed with it. Bottom line is she don’t give a F*** about what anyone thinks about her! Obviously a non-conformist, she is who she is and will always remain true to herself. I have seen her in several photos where her hair has shape and the styling is much smoother.

      On the topic of natural hair, who honestly wears their hair in it’s natural state? I applaud anyone that gets out of bed in the morning without the benefit of extensions, gel, moisterizer, shine spray, volumizer, pomeade and/or color… to enhance the texture, feel, and/or look of their hair. That is truly Natural!

      • MilaXX

         I don’t add product daily, but I do color my hair to hide the grays.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

        Her hair looks better than the model’s.  I like the contrast between the smooth perfection of her face and the my-hair-has-a-mind-of-its-own-ness of her hair.

      • xay

        The shape of one’s afro depends not just on how you styled it but the heat, humidity and other factors. All those fabulous 70s, perfectly round afros were mostly wigs. Her afro may have been perfect when she left home, but ended up as it is when she got to the red carpet.

        That isaid, I hear what you are saying about natural hair (and wearing locs, I guess I pass your test most mornings!) but let’s not pretend that non-straightened, non-weaved kinky African American hair isn’t the exception rather than the rule on celebrities and the red carpet.

    • marilyn

      Her legs are several shades darker than the rest of her.  What’s with that?  Re:  The clothes.  Her take on the jacket looks better than the runway model’s.  Solange put solid black short-shorts and a top that covers her with the jacket.  Good move.  Only one sexy thing per outfit, and she chose legs not midriff or both (which would be in slutty territory).  Looks great.

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      I actually kind of love this look. And as a white-Asian gal who cannot ever, ever hope to have the least whiff of volume to her hair, I love hers, “imperfections” and all.

    • Marian Humin

      She’s got that Al Sharpton look going on : )

    • vonmiwi culvero

      Rock on Solange and keep marching to the beat of your own drum set!

    • Lisa Dugan

      She always goes for something a little different and funky.  Definitely appreciated.  Shoes look painful but she looks pretty great.

    • PastryGoddess

      Oh Whew!  I was afraid you’d been blinded by the jacket and horrible hair to miss those shoes.  Those things are Fugly McFugdoodle

    • Cat_In_A_Hat

      I’m happy just to see someone in clothes that acknowledge it’s summer.

    • Jessica Goldstein

       Honestly, other than the shoes I love this. The fit is right, the colors summery awesome, and she’s young and gorgeous enough to pull it off. Love the hair, too. She’s fierce and fabulous, such a nice change from all the bland pretty or sexy/slutty looks most young stars look for.

    • jessicasac

      I love her. I do think she could use a trim, but, I love the natural look. On the red carpet his sister always plays it really diva safe while Solange comes up with some pretty inventive stylish looks. I like this. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      I love her hair.  I think she should have worn the whole suit, God knows she can pull it off.

    • quiltrx

      I wish she had worn black pants instead of the shorties.  I LOVE the jacket.  I would also like the hair to look more ‘kept up’ than it does.

    • butterflysunita

      She looks fabulous.  There are many things about her look that I wouldn’t like on anyone else.  But she just is rocking this outfit with so much confidence.  

    • guest2visits

      I think she kind of looks like a mess. An assemblage of expensive items doesn’t make it nice or pretty. This doesn’t look
      nice or pretty.  The jacket and the bag would look better over a simple LBD or black slacks. But none of it would look good
      without some attention to her hair style.  Hate the plastic shoes.

    • judybrowni

      for troll doll hair, that’s actually not bad

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GS57KKBADLA5SJFB6H7CHACM3Q C

        What in the world is troll doll hair?

    • Melissa Brogan

      Ooh, girl, different shoes and this would be a WERQ from my corner.

    • RzYoung

      I love this, i love how she’s blossoming. Love the hair

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      Love it! Even the hair. The shoes looks painful, but then, most of the runway shoes look painful to me.

    • EEKstl

      I love how she looks here, and I applaud the choices accompanying that cray cray jacket.  LOVE her hair and the shoes.

    • Truthiness2U

      So weird that were was a discussion of her hair, I love it and that was going to be my first comment, because I think it’s great! and I think it’s flattering and cute. But that’s just me.

      I was a leetle less sure of her outfit, but decided I like it. But hate the shoes, and think the clutch is  a skoosh too big, though weirdly am okay with it’s hot pinkness.

    • Louise Bryan

      The shoes are a podiatrist’s nightmare, and the bubblegum pink clutch doesn’t seem right.  I love the jacket and shorts, and the wild hair fits.

    • Judih1

      She reminds me of Cher in her heyday – bringing a little somethng different (offbeat) to the RC. I like her just for being willing to be unconventional

    • MightyMarshal

      I kind of love it. All of it. And I
      Find Solange and the whole Knowles/Carter clan irritating.

    • golspie

      Beautiful. I don’t think a white girl would have pulled that off.

    • ccm800

      I love that hair! 

    • Hilary Sain

      LOVE.  IT.

    • http://twitter.com/tommarkiewicz88 tom markiewicz

      i think she looks Fierce with a capital Fuck off world. if this girl was at any party in the world, i’d want to meet her.

    • JasonKL

      Being Beyonce’s much less attractive sister cannot possibly be fun. I almost have to take my hat off to Solange for just saying “fuck it!” and wearing whatever craziness she wants.

    • laurenoodle

      I love this outfit (besides the shoes), she looks very cool. As a flat-haired white girl, I love her hair too. It has definitely looked better, but I still like it. Personally, I find her much more cool/interesting/beautiful than Beyonce.