Solange Knowles has one of the most famous last names in the world of music and fashion, but it wasn’t until recently that the came into her own.


No longer seen as “Beyonce’s sister,” she has her own brand, enviable style and a loyal following.

The New York Times recently profiled Ms. Knowles (and it’s clear why) who opened up about her big sis, trying to live incognito in Brooklyn and why she’d never want to be Beyonce.


On her big 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.”

The paper even got some insight from Beyonce herself who stated,

“I’ve been trying to talk her into going to Brooklyn for six years,” Beyoncé said. “It’s so close to her personality. She’s such a fashionista — she’ll get used to it.”

On working with Beyonce,

Despite her familial advantages, Ms. Knowles still has a younger sibling’s stubborn streak. While she has helped to write several songs for Beyoncé — “Get Me Bodied” and “Upgrade U,” among them — she has declined any professional help from her more famous sister.

“My sister will not record with me,” Beyoncé said. “She’s her own woman.”

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Source: [NY Times]