New mom Beyoncé isn’t the only Knowles making headlines today. Blue Ivy Carter’s aunt Solange has just opened the door to a new chapter in her own life: a modeling career. Next Models has confirmed to us that they’ve recently signed the musician/actress/dj/fashion darling, who Vogue UK is touting as the “Next Big Thing.”
The news isn’t exactly surprising. Solange has been a bit of a fixture in both fashion and beauty industries lately–attending runway shows, djing fashion parties, and becoming a Rimmel spokesperson. She’s also modeled for Armani Jeans and her mother and sister’s line House of Dereon.
Surprise! Vogue’s second annual Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, neither of whom have ever done a Vogue cover (weird, right?). Of course, they’re not the only fashionable sisters deserving of attention. Inside, they also feature
There’s no doubt about it–Vera Wang boasts major star power. By the time I took my seat at yesterday morning’s show, Kim Kardashian was already settled at her front-row perch, chatting away with Rachel Roy and sporting one impressively glossy topknot. The photogs, predictably, were going wild over the Kardashian kameo–but once I heard snippets of a nearby security guard’s conversation (there’s no mistaking the name “Beyoncé), I knew the flashbulb-popping best was yet to come.
Minutes before the runway’s plastic was stripped back, in walked a radiant Beyoncé and her posse (including sister Solange), instantly stealing Kim’s thunder. The golden-voiced goddess looked just as glowing as you might expect–although in her champagne cinched-waist Vera design (apparently a Spring 2012 number, as I later saw similar ensembles come down the runway), there was nary a hint of a baby bump. Such a shame–I was sort of hoping for another exaggerated tummy-rub moment.
At any rate, Vera’s collection was exciting, bold, and beautiful.
“As a child I trained myself to dance in very high heels. At 13, in Destiny’s Child, we were told to wear heels, but at first we couldn’t walk in them. We couldn’t keep our knees straight. But we learned, and that became the image of Destiny’s Child: so young and so glamorous. Now I have a rule that my dancers have to wear their heels when I’m wearing my heels. They say, ‘Please take your shoes off, Beyoncé.’ At home, I’m always barefoot.”