Got a girl crush on: Solange Knowles.


Solange Knowles is fucking adorable. A lot of Black females don’t get her, but if you’re a Black female like Solange (meaning a little different, a little weird, a little rebellious, a little “non-stereotypical”), then you probably like her, or at least understand her. I’ve always liked her and her latest album, but she became infinitely more interesting post-haircut. A Black female in the entertainment industry without imported, thousand-dollar hair extensions? Talk about cultural inspiration! She’s also friends with the members of Grizzly Bear, which makes her connected to the cream of the mainstream and indie crop. Straddling both worlds, on her own terms, with fierce sequin jackets (!) and hair pieces: Solange Knowles, my 2010 hero.