Solange Knowles Covers The Evening Standard in an Epic Braid Crown

22 October, 2017, 02:25 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Solange Rocks Gravity Defying Braids for ‘Evening Standard’ Cover

However, in the same image posted to her personal Instagram page on Thursday (seen above), Solange is also shown donning a lovely braided crown that didn't make an appearance on the magazine cover.

Following the publication of the cropped image, Solange communicated her ire by posting the original image on Instagram with the caption "dtmh" - an abbreviation of Don't Touch My Hair, which is a track which features on her 2016 album A Seat at the Table.

The Evening Standard Magazine has not commented on their decision to remove a look that Solange calls an "art form" from the cover.

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"Braiding is important to Knowles".

The magazine article featured the singer talking about spending time at her mother's salon as a child.

The cover photograph edited out the singer's striking hair-braid, despite actually discussing the importance of braiding within female African-American identity in the interview itself. Growing up there was pivotal. The "Cranes in the Sky" singer, 31, covers the Evening Standard Magazine latest issue, and while she looks attractive as always, her hairstyle has been blatantly photoshopped with a disturbing adjustment. 'I got to experience women arriving in one state of mind and leaving in a completely transformed way. "It wasn't just about the hair", she continued.

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Adorned in intricate braids by Joanne Petit-Frére and Vernon Francois (who also works with Lupita Nyong'o), the Houston native sat down for a revealing interview, where she emphasized her love for the hairstyle and what it's meant to her journey as a Black woman.

A photographer from the shoot, Daria Kobayashi Ritch, also mentioned the controversy in an Instagram post that shows the magazine's edited cover, writing: "So incredibly honored that I got to photograph [Solange] for the cover of [Evening Standard]". It was about the sisterhood and the storytelling.

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