It's no secret that Solange Knowles is as eccentric as they come.
Managing to slip out of the superstar spotlight that halos her sister Beyonce, Solange has carved out a little niche for herself in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn.
For Elle's September issue, the mommy, model, DJ and new face of Madewell, hosted a dinner party fit for the coolest kids and invited the mag in for a look at her life.
Check out some excerpts from the interview below:
On her design choices:
“I had a moment when I looked at my closet and I was like, ‘Whoa, I really don’t have any basics,’” Knowles says. “And with my house, I wanted to find a balance of having great colors and patterns but also a really livable, warm, serene space.”
On Beyonce's Influence:
When 26-year-old fashion It Girl Knowles—who can somehow mix colors, patterns, and high-low designers in a way that’s frenetic yet chic—and her music-video-director boyfriend, Alan Ferguson, moved to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, a year ago from what she describes as a “sunshine 365, tepee-in-the-backyard” L.A. existence, they single-handedly upped the neighborhood’s already-astronomical cool factor.
Even though it was her superstar sister who’d been prodding her for six years to move to Brooklyn, setting up here allows her to stay close to family—Beyoncé and baby Blue stop by for family dinners, and Solange uses Bey and Jay’s TriBeCa home to get ready for events.
Be sure to pick up the September issue of Elle for the full spread. Read the story here.