Solange opens up about That Elevator Incident

ANNIE STEVENS
Last updated 13:51 08/07/2014

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Solange Knowles has covered Lucky magazine's August cover and boy does she look gorgeous.

Of course there was always going to be questions about That Elevator scene at the Met Gala earlier this year which saw Solange captured on CCTV attacking her sister Beyonce's husband Jay-Z, followed by an internet meltdown and Beyonce's attempts at maintaining the family's veneer of perfection.

Perhaps our favourite part of the interview was when Solange - whose bold fashion choices and amazing escapades in colour blocking make our heart soar - spoke about how she went through a Harujuku, a goth phase and a vegan thrift shop phase.

The summer before heading into grade six, Solange tells Lucky, she visited Tokyo and she discovered the Harajuku Girl look. 

"It was not good," she says of it. "I had on stars-and-stripes stockings with a poufy skirt, two balls in my head, some crazy sweater and platform sneakers. When I went to the Sharpstown Mall in Houston with a friend, people were falling out laughing. It was a hot mess, but I was committed." 

And that's what's so great about Solange, she takes a stand and she commits to it.

Here's to awkward phases and always sticking up for your family.

She says of her own parents, and their tolerance for her experiments.

"I think about all of those phases that I went through," she tells Lucky, "and the ridicule and whatever that I experienced. And I can't think of one time where I ever felt like I was going to break. That's because I had confidence instilled in me by my parents. They didn't always like it-in fact, most of the time they didn't-but they never asked me to change."

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Read the full Lucky magazine interview here. 

-Daily Life

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