Solange Opens Up About Style, Music, & Beyoncé In The Edit: “I’m Having The Time Of My Life!”
Once considered merely Beyoncé‘s little sister, Solange has managed to create a style and sound all her own.
The 27-year-old Next Model, singer, and DJ covered The Edit recently, rocking a royal blue J. Crew maxi dress, gold sandals by Bottega Veneta, and a chunky gold-plated bib necklace by Hervé Van der Straeten for “The Vacation Issue.” Inside Net-a-Porter’s digital magazine, Solange talked about her career and the Beyoncé factor.
“I’m having the time of my life,” she gushed. “I have one of the best jobs in the world, and to be able to [perform] for an hour a day and make a career out of it, I’m incredibly humbled by it.”
Solange is also humbled by the star-power of her big sister, which she admits has had a great influence on herself as an artist.“I don’t think any part of myself as an artist has ever had a moment of…intentional execution,” the “Losing You” singer revealed. “It’s all just been an evolution. I’ve been able to watch such an incredible performer as my sister close-up. It’s molded me. And now I’m letting my son watch me.”
But don’t think that means Solange is constantly asking her big sister for any tips when it comes to performing. “You know, we actually never even talked about it,” Solange says of her first-time performance at the annual Glastonbury festival held in the U.K., where Jay-Z and Beyonce had shows as well. “But both of them had such incredible, iconic Glastonbury performances—I was really proud of them. And I thought that Jay opening with [Oasis’ song] ‘Wonderwall’ was pretty kick-ass! It’s a really unique environment. Everyone was so incredibly spirited and happy to be there. After my show I went from stage to stage, and ended up listening to music until 3 a.m. Everyone let me do my thing. They acknowledged me but never interrupted my experience, which I really appreciated.”
Another thing the star appreciates is any chance to express her unique personality through her clothes. “Style in anything is very important,” she said. “It’s how we express our individuality, who we are and what we believe in. It’s all a reflection of who I am.”
For more on Solange’s interview with Net-A-Porter, head over to the online fashion destination now.