We are so here for Solange Knowles getting the recognition she deserves on the fashion magazine cover circuit lately. She currently has our forums captivated on the powerful and arresting cover of Interview‘s February issue and now, American ELLE takes a stab at profiling Solange for March 2017. Following in her sister’s footsteps, the singer/songwriter takes part in a fashion-forward cover shoot with photographer Terry Tsiolis, working an oversized red Norma Kamali coat in the newsstand cover image (below).
“What is with the heavy wintry styling, is this cover for Australia? Solange is essentially very fashion-forward so the styling is not too out-there, but she doesn’t pull this look off. It’s too overwhelming! Plus, her hair looks awful,” pointed out a disapproving Benn98 the moment the cover surfaced. “I seem to recall an African ELLE cover she did a while back (must’ve been South Africa) – yellow, bright, full of prints. That looked good, and season appropriate,” he went on to state.
“Tragic! Where are her boxing gloves?” asked MDNA, also quick to discredit the styling.
Also quick to express their dismay toward the cover was Miss Dalloway. “Oh hell NO!!” she shirked.
“Oh hell. What a waste of a spectacular looking girl. Who on earth thought that was a look appropriate for a March cover? Interview proved this girl can photograph incredibly. This is all just a wasted opportunity. Blergh,” spluttered out an unappreciative honeycombchild.
Vogue28 felt the same way: “Disappointed by this tremendously, because when I heard earlier Solange was on the cover, I thought it would have been a beautiful portrait shot (something along the lines of what Interview gave us). While I understand Solange isn’t the most conventional or conservative of personalities out there, and someone ELLE could take a risk with… I find this horrendous from start to finish.”
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