Jones Magazine caught up with Solange Knowles at Trident's "See What Unfolds Live" event at Terminal 5 in New York, last week, where Duran Duran and DJ Steve Aoki gave a surprise performance of their remix "Hungry Like The Wolf - NY Werewolf Mix." Solange looked fabulous is a colorful Roberto Cavalli blazer. She is currently spending a few weeks in London with her 8-year-old son Daniel.
Q: Tell us about your DJ-ing.
Solange Knowles: I am enjoying it, I got started in a very organic way, my sister and brother bought me turntables for my birthday and I always really loved sharing new music with people and I feel like this is the perfect way to showcase my own musical tastes and sometimes you got to sneak in sort of underground jams to get people's palettes open, but it's been really an amazing journey. Now that I'm transitioning into finishing my album, I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to do both because I love it so much.
Q: What is it like seeing Blue Ivy for the first time?
Solange Knowles: It was beautiful. She's such an angelic, beautiful baby girl and I was there literally when she was born and my sister was there when my son was born and I've heard her over the years talk about how impactful that was to her life and then I totally understood. It is such a surreal, amazing moment and it really really puts life into perspective.
Q: Tell us about your hair.
Solange Knowles: I actually use pure Shea butter on it every day and you know it comes pretty hard, you got to rub it in and work it in but other than that the entire purpose of going natural is to be really low maintenance and I have stayed really true to that. I really don't do much. I really rely on the steam of the shower. That's a real cheap tool that really gets me a long way.
Q: Do you use shampoo?
Solange Knowles: I actually do use shampoo, but probably like once every two weeks, I don't like to wash it very much. I was using the Carol's Daughter Monoi, which has been really nice. I have been using Carol's Daughter for 8 years now, so every once in a while I kind of switch it off, because your hair gets used to certain products as well.