Why Solange Knowles Broke The Internet

photo by:  Rog Walker

photo by: Rog Walker

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November 16th ( the eve of my own wedding anniversary) served as the day Solange broke the Internet. The reason for her heavily hashtagged, heavily regrammed notable internet breakage was because she got hitched to her long time partner Alan Fergueson.

Solange has long since established herself as a fashion icon- from her enviable, full ‘fro, to her bold fashion choices and omnipresent brightly-hued lip- Solange is the fashion “it” girl in the Knowles clan. Her style is undeniable but the reason so many fashionistas love “Solo” is because she walks in her personal truth with a unique authenticity that is so fundamentally her and we love it. She didn’t have to bare it all to get the attention of all of social media and the fact that Vogue magazine was granted exclusive rights to the photos from her nuptials just further solidifies Solange as a bonafide fashionista. She is proof positive that you can don a cape, a gorgeous Humberto Leon gown, rock a fierce ‘fro and be your own fashion super she-roe with style, elegance and grace- and break the Internet whilst doing it.

NY Fashion Week SS 2012- Take One

I am fortunate enough to live a commutable distance to NYC so I tend to “do” fashion week in two parts- The first half usually involves the ultimate fashionistas shopping experience – Fashions Night out and for this season, I also had an opportunity to meet some of the most amazing fashion and beauty bloggers during the Independent Fashion Blogger’s Conference. The conference focused on really taking a critical look at the business of blogging, the role of social media and my favorite panel hands down was an open forum with Elle Magazine’s Creative Director- Mr. Joe Zee.

Independent Fashion Blogger Photo Recap

 

Shainna Tucker, A Thick Girls Closet

 

Heather Marie- 72 Luxe @72LuxeCeo

Sandy Gordon of Marley Simone

 

Marina in head to toe Missoni from Target

 

 

 

Ty Alexander, EIC Iconography Magazine @OhmyTy

 

 

 

 

Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion’s Night Out is so amazing; however there are so many activities around the city that you definitely need to be strategic around what events to participate in. When I saw that Solange Knowles was going to be hitting the wheels of steel at Lord and Taylor, they quickly jumped to the top of my list of places to hit for the evening.

The crowd in Soho

 

Solange Knowles on the wheels of steel

 

The second half of my fashion week experience will come later this week when I have an opportunity to check out some emerging designers as well as the Arise Magazine’s presentation which highlights designers from Africa. Check back later this week for my coverage from those collections.

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