Women Rule: Solange in my City!

Women Rule: Solange in my City!

Moms!  The ULTIMATE mom is coming to Chicago!  

Ever since this off-the-charts-cool mom/son moment, I can't get enough Solange.  

I started following her on Instagram and immediately fell for her aesthetic.  It's fresh and bold and clean.  She loves monochrome, simple shapes, and varied textures.  Here's a New York TImes piece that describes her look as an extension of Afrofuturism. 

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And then she went and made A Seat at the Table, which is perfection, and the whole world agrees.  

 Album Cover for A Seat at the Table, gifted to me by a seriously cool mom.  Thanks Em C.

Album Cover for A Seat at the Table, gifted to me by a seriously cool mom.  Thanks Em C.

As if releasing killer music on her own damn record label (Saint Records) isn't enough, Solange is devoted to promoting budding Black artists.  She's preforming at Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend and bringing with her dozens of Black filmmakers, visual artists, poets, and musicians who will be showcased via the Saint Heron House (the collaborative Solange started to support these artists).  Check out the events, including a poetry reading by Young Chicago Authors!  Doesn't get much cooler.

Since some of you moms may be headed to Union Park (or Stony Island Arts Bank or Soho House or the Promontory) to pay homage to the mother goddess, I put together an outfit, complete with festival-appropriate fanny pack, which is inspired by a Solange "street" look from last summer.

 Notice the monochrome and TEVAS?  Hell yeah, mom!

Notice the monochrome and TEVAS?  Hell yeah, mom!

  Jeans  (your  mom jeans'll  do just fine),  Sunglasses ,  Top ,  Fanny Pack ,   Tevas  (slides only available now! darn!)

Jeans (your mom jeans'll do just fine), Sunglasses, Top, Fanny Pack,  Tevas (slides only available now! darn!)

See you in Chi-town, Solange!

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