Monday, April 23, 2012

3 things I learned from Solange Knowles NY times feature

I was on the train this morning and caught a glimpse of the man standing next to me in the subway reading the New York Times newspaper. To my surprise I saw a picture of Solange Knowles (Beyonce's little sis) and was immediately intrigued. I am a huge Solo fan and I couldn't believe that I missed her feature in the New York Times. I googled the impressive article and here are the 3 things I learned from the article.

1. Solange has no aspirations of working with her sister: 
Despite working with her much more famous sister Beyonce in the past Solange has no intentions of working with her sister in the future. “My sister will not record with me,” BeyoncĂ© said. “She’s her own woman.”

2. Solo dines in my trendy neighborhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She talks about the last time she dined there with her older sis:
During a recent lunch at Walter Foods, a restaurant in Williamsburg, Ms. Knowles glanced around the patio with a sense of relief. When she dined there with her sister several months earlier, she said, patrons ogled them and reached for camera phones. “It did not feel like this,” she said, pausing from her steak salad to gesture at diners minding their own business. She wore a flowing white Tucker dress, Alexander Wang heels and powder-blue Prada sunglasses. “I’m so proud,” she added, “of her success, but I could not do that. It’s given me a pretty clear blueprint on what I don’t want to happen.” 

3. Folks don't buy her indie aspirations:
Hipster Runoff, a satirical culture blog, described her as an “alt hipster blipster songstress” and wrote last March that “Solange Knowles is on a never-ending quest to find her niche in the indiesphere.” 

Read the whole article over at the New York Times site 


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