WERQ: Solange Knowles in Michael Kors

Posted on April 08, 2013



Solange Knowles attends a dinner in honor of Halle Berry as she joins Michael Kors and the United Nations World Food Programme to help fight world hunger in NYC in Michael Kors. Clutch by Charlotte Olympia. Heels by Michael Kors.

Michael Kors Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Kel Markey

Michael Kors Fall 2013 Heels

We could look at these pictures all day. They’re oddly soothing, like she’s achieved some sort of perfect equilibrium and balance. Or maybe it’s just the cloud pants. Whatever it is, we’ll take it. You WERQ that aesthetically perfect shit, Miss Lady. Quiet, soothing snaps of zen-like calm.


[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, style.com]

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    • homofascist

      Oooooo – love it! It is nice to see one of those Charlotte Olympia clutches out in the wild…

      • PastryGoddess

        I’m still not sold…but it is super cute here.

        • Sobaika

          I don’t like them, but they’re the kind of thing that would work only with certain outfits worn by certain starlets. Perfect for Solange but would look like a kid’s toy purse with anyone else.

          • homofascist

            I wasn’t sure about them either, but the B&W stripe one really does work with the whole look. I just look forward to seeing one of those Rauwolf clutches on the RC.

    • Victoria Perry

      I am not crazy about the blouse buttoned up to the neck. It just screams 1992 to me. This may be a personal thing related to my teenaged years. Who knows?

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Now I’m thinking about Prince’s blue sky suit from the Raspberry Beret video… which makes me happy so that’s good.

      *snaps* to Ms. Knowles.

    • PastryGoddess

      Those pants fit to perfection. That whole outfit is wonderful.

      • Rockin’ that tomboy femme. Crease for DAYS!

    • Girl is really racking up the WERQs; and deservedly so. Damn, everything is fitted to perfection.

      • The pants are fabulous but it’s the -often neglected- fit that takes this whole outfit to a different level, and that freaking cool hair.

        • JosephLamour

          Take that, Simon Doonan. Also: I want cloud pants.

    • ChaCha_70

      This made me smile. Gorgeous!

    • thelovelydove

      THAT is how you rock printed pants.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      I LOVE posts about Solange- she always looks fab!

      However… I am reminded of that post that talked about the celebrities (I think they referenced Jessica Alba) that aren’t really doing much other than showing up to places looking fabulous and are paid to do so. Maybe I’m out of the loop, but what exactly does Solange do? Is she one of those celebrities that the post was referencing or am I behind the times?

      Mind you, I don’t mind because I think she’s fantastic and almost always looks great!

      • Sobaika

        She’s a singer, her most recent album was pretty good, it came out last year I think? It’s a bit funkier and not as mainstream as her sister, just like her clothing choices.

        • Meg0GayGuys6

          Thanks guys! I’d love to check out this album. If her music is half as good as her style, it’s bound to be golden 🙂

      • She’s got a great EP that came out late last year, a full-length album to follow this year, and she’s been touring.

        • MilaXX

          I’m hoping she hits one of the smaller Philly venues but not the Roots picnic. That’s too big/crowded for me. I like her new cd

      • swiss_miss

        She just recently had a music video out. But yes, she seems to be mostly a showing up places celebrity, the big differnce between her & Jessica Alba though is that Solange actually has a very unique style and usually pulls it off. She really deserves the title “style icon” and if she her work mostly is showing up looking fabulous- well, one could argue that she does a very good job and deserves to be paid to do it. Jessica Alba on the other hand (and that was T&L main issue with her) usually looks underwhelming or bad. They actually said, some people might find their critique of J.Alba harsh and as an explanation said, she’s not an actress showing up as a private person somewhere dressed badly, thats actually her main job & she gets paid a lot for it and she’s not doing it good.

    • Wendi126

      I completely agree. Love every bit. The pants on Solange look fresh and fabulous and on the model all I see is country club cute. Maybe it’s the heavy green top. I had a cloud umbrella once. It was fabulous.

    • Janet B

      Does anyone WERQ as much as Ms. Knowles?

    • The plastic purse makes me think that it’s still in its security case, like when you buy razors from Walgreens.

    • Oh my god. 2nd picture, the model’s toes in the Michael Kor’s shoe. Horrifying.

      • I know right? How did that picture ever escape the Kors-a-sphere? I think her toenails are dirty. Someone must have been fired for that.

    • carnush

      Perfection indeed. She looks flawless. Love the lipstick.

    • In_Stitches

      I’m shocked she can pull off the buttoned up blouse as she’s a fairly busty lady and, well, normally those two things don’t play well together. The whole outfit is a dynamite Nina special. Start with great hair and sleek, fitted, but not tight business basics and amp up one item of intrigue. Nina typically defaults to blazers, but I’m liking the pants approach.

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    • claudemtl777

      That’s one tortured looking pup in the shoe close-up…Also, isn’t the shape of her fro getting a bit goofy-looking?Great look overall…

      • decormaven

        For the love of Mike, MK, please substitute another promo shot for this shoe style. This is the second viewing of this shoe; we saw it Friday when Gwyneth chose the same style. Hard to find the shoe love when one is subjected to looking at a such a poorly-pedi’d bare foot.

    • Eva_baby

      Those pants. Want!

      That hair! Almost there…..

    • l_c_ann

      Didn’t know Michael Kors had a hunger problem IN New York City inside himself.

      “to help fight world hunger in NYC in Michael Kors.”

      OK, I know what you mean, but the whole thing about getting together to dine to fight hunger just smacks of hypocrisy. And honoring Miss Halle at the same time?

      But the killer question: would these count as Jeans in Ms. Nina’s rarefied atmosphere?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Not as into the outfit as you guys are, but she looks like she might have a good time at the event she’s step-and-repeating for. She may even be planning to eat.

      The shoe shot… ouch. For one thing, there’s so much length that it took up my whole screen and I thought it was an arm displaying a bracelet. it took a minute to register that it was a foot. Maybe that’s just me, though.

    • Y’all are just werq smitten by the afro.
      Not saying she doesn’t usually look pretty amazing, but half the time it’s that fantastic hair that puts the cherry on the sundae.

      • ‘Tis true. I feel like my BAF (big-ass-fro) is like one of those statement necklaces. Always adds panache to an outfit.

        • Mistie Holler

          Fros are the best. I haven’t quite made my peace with God yet for giving me arrow-straight hair.

    • I wish her nails weren’t pink.

      • AmeliaEve

        I like pink anything, and I like her fingernails. I just think it’s interesting that her toenails appear to be bare. An outfit like this is all in the details.

        • I like the pink but not on lips and nails. If that pink was on toes I would have had a haemorrhage.

    • I love those pants but I sort of wish she’d worn the Vika Gazinskaya cloud print shell with them for total weather-referencing. It may not have been pretty but it would’ve been fun.

    • SewingSiren

      My sister made a pair of cloud pants for her 15th birthday and a matching headband. She also had very curly hair. So, needless to say, I love this.

    • e jerry powell

      Okay, this is bitchy, but, apart from being Beyonce’s younger sister, why is she?

      • She has a singing career of her own, and more on a Prince and rock/funk vibe than big sis and her pop stylings.

    • crash1212

      Perfect. I think Solange is my new style guru.

      • Seriously. Even when she “misses,” she’s still wearing something interesting. There’s absolutely nothing cookie-cutter about her, and that’s what I love about her style.

    • Folk Devil

      I want to be her when I grow up! Anyone else would look assy in this, but she is definitely WERQing it.

    • duchessofjersey

      Wow. Solange just made me want to add skinny pleated cloud pants to my wardrobe. I mean, I’m not going to follow through on that, because I am a mere mortal, but well done, Solange.

    • I **WANT** those pants.

    • Carly Warnock

      She wears clothes so incredibly well. Sigh. We are but mere mortals amongst a god.

    • maggiemaybe

      Even the nail polish is making me happy. She’s divine.

    • Also: I still hate the bright pink lipstick. I wish stylists would stop with it.

      • MilaXX

        Yeah I’m not loving bright pink lips everywhere. Nicki Minaj got too many folks thinking that’s a good look.

    • beebee10

      incredible awe-inducing WERQ! and you are right, you can just drift off staring at these pictures, I think her hair lifting off, and the perfect cloud-pants are causing this effect.

    • She can really work the closed collar. It looks so stupid on some people (read: me) but she wears it often and wears it well. She HAS achieved perfect equilibrium.

    • LOVE the clutch. And the Pam Grier hair. Those pants could have looked awful, but she put together just the right outfit for them.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I love everything about this look. Solange, can I be your friend?

    • carolynmo

      “quiet, soothing snaps of zen-like calm” is the best phrase ever!

    • bellafigura1

      I bow to her, again.

    • Those shoes are so much better on her than on Gwyn-Pal!

    • tereliz

      Those pants were one of the few items from that collection I drooled over. You know, that I could actually see myself wearing… As always, Solange looks amazing! Love her!

    • Lilithcat

      Those pants are made from the Magritte umbrella!

    • alyce1213

      Nobody loves and promotes natural hair more than I, but I think she’s gone a bit TOO HIGH here, so much so that it looks out of balance, almost cartoony. Sorry, but I gotta say.
      Otherwise, she’s fantastically perfect.

      • I have too agree. I think she tries to stay relevant by being controversial, that is shtick.

    • the only thing she’s lacking is a pedicure, the perfect balance of whimsy+fierce

    • That jacket is perfection, it’s fitted well, has no wrinkles. She looks amazing. I also love all the prints she’s wearing in the video for Losing You.

    • Sara__B

      She hasn’t got the proportions of her big, beautiful Afro quite right, but she still looks fabulous.

    • It’s sort of a scrolldown fabulous, as opposed to scrolldown fug. I thought the top half was cute and then BAM the amazing pants hit you.

    • nannypoo

      Whoever dressed the model didn’t seem to understand the pants.

      • ampg

        Yes, isn’t it crazy that MK couldn’t make his own pants work for a runway show, and then Solange shows up and is like, “WERQ! Cloud pants!”

    • marilyn

      She reminds me of Michael Jackson. I don’t know if that is good or bad.

    • This is making me want to get a pair of cloud pants and wear a version of this outfit. I consider that a success for celebrity clothing-wearing.

    • formerlyAnon

      I feel something . . . mildly lacking in the jacket. But I can’t put my finger on it. And the good lord knows, I didn’t expect to see those pants worn successfully, and she’s doing it!

    • Trisha26

      Ridiculous. Not feeling this at all.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      And she makes dressing that fine look easy. Bowing down.

    • warnerave

      hmm.. so so

    • StellaZafella

      This is what Macie Grey used to WISH she looked like…love it!

    • It looks infinitely better on Solange than on the model. That sweater with the cloud pants, just no. Solange took it and made it tres chic. Love the bag, love the hair and the crisp white shirt. She’s werq’ing it for sure.

    • understateddiva

      I’m going out to buy that color nail polish immediately!

    • Imasewsure

      Could we love this Gurl any more? This is awesome and yet so chill

    • pookiesmom

      Those pants look SO much better on her than the model. Love this.

    • guest2visits

      She looks great in this – but the shoes are throwing it for me; they need to be sexier or something…
      maybe even just some kind of loafer, anything but that horizontal strap.

    • Crow Winters

      What material are those pants made out of?

    • MissAnnieRN

      Love this. I plan to copy this on a budget. Don’t have the ability to have the fab hair though 🙂

    • Is the runway model wearing welding goggles?? lmao

    • i love the pants and the clutch. am i horrible that i think that her hair is getting too tall? i think i’d like it more if it was a bit more even… does that make sense?

      • Anniebet

        I’ve wished for a more moderate hair style for her as well. Her face is glorious… the hair pulls the attention up away from her beautiful features. I guess this is her signature look, but something different occasionally would be nice.

    • TieDye64

      Perfection! And, dayum, just look at the fit of the pants. I’d wear this every damn day if I could. WERQ!

    • the world would be a better place if we all had cloud pants.

    • disqus_sZRDWtvvVD

      Pants are uber fabulous, and yes, a great fit. I do not love that particular shirt under the jacket (taking away the WERQ), and agreeing with other BKs, the hair is a wee bit out of proportion.

    • The clutch is fascinating

    • LOVE!!!

    • FrayedMachine

      I think she might become my new fashion inspiration. It makes me so happy to see natural haired black women on the red carpet and I just constantly am in love with her looks!

    • GTrain

      Love it!

    • lalahartma

      Love it!

    • kathrineb

      OMG girl looks AMAZING!