Solange, Esperanza Spaulding + More Show Off Afros for T Magazine
Few things are as fierce a fashion accessory as hair -- just ask wig chameleon Lady Gaga, who changes her look almost daily. However, few lock styles are as beautiful and as statement-making as natural afros. T, the New York Times' magazine, dedicated a cover and a spread to the big, bold afros atop the heads of Solange Knowles (Beyonce's little sister), Grammy winner Esperanza Spaulding (the issue's cover girl), Les Nubians (a French duo), Corrine Bailey Rae (the ever-popular British songbird) and Juno Temple (an up and coming actress).
In addition to their free-flowing locks, the ladies sport gorgeous gowns and frilly frocks in this black and white fashion spread.
While Solange is not nearly as famous as her older sis, she is every bit as fashion-forward and camera-friendly. Spaulding, you may remember, snatched the Best New Artist Grammy right out from under Justin Bieber's nose, setting off tirade among the Biebs' teenage fanbase, who proceeded to hack and attack the jazz musician's Wikipedia page in retaliation. Rae is a decorated singer/songwriter and guitarist who has nabbed an armful of Grammys and BRIT Awards, as well as Mobo Awards. She was also a Mercury Prize nominee in 2010, which means she released what was considered one of the best British albums of the year.