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Solange has some big news...

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Today is...

National Bavarian Crepes Day! 

News of the Day:

+ Solange Knowles is about to embark on another creative adventure through her company Saint Heron. Over the weekend, the multimedia platform relaunched its concept store in partnership with Bigcommerce at SXSW. All of the products will celebrate diversity in design as the team collaborates with young, talented artisans. We can't wait for more to be revealed soon.

 

So. A few years ago I was really frustrated. Like really really bummed out and frustrated seeing the way my story was being told as a young artist and woman of color. Frustrated at the way my artist friends stories were being told. Frustrated by the way my heroes stories were being told, or not told at all. There were holes. Big ones. There was a gap. There was disrespect. There was a lack of knowledge. There was too much irony. There was poor representation. So I decided we needed to tell our own, & then @saintheron was birthed. As cheesy as it sounds... I want to be clear. Saint Heron is not me. Saint Heron is you, & it's us. It's not a brand, it's not a label, it's not an album (although that shit bangs,lol), it's not a party (although we like to throw down) , it's truly... a community. It's our way of saying hi, we are here, a lot of us, and we are nuanced and complicated, and we want more, we expect more, and so we are not asking for you to make more. We are just going to creat MORE. We are going to evolve and grow and were not gonna get it right every time, but most importantly we are going to keep building and keep trying to tell our stories FOR US, BY US and for ANYONE who is on board with us and our mission to bringing these stories to the forefront, & making the world of music, art, & fashion a more thoughtful & diverse place. Ok, I know this is lot of talk for a picture of ceramics, lol, BUT after last nights launch, I truly could not be more grateful for the space and community that I'm so humbled to be apart of and I could not be more proud and excited to evolve with our continued mission to celebrate diversity, culture, & the innovation of artist of color with the @SaintHeronShop! I'm so damn thankful that you guys keep coming along on the journey, and I'm so so damn thankful to @armina.mussa & @johnbogaard & @luvraq for staying awake w me the last 72 hours and bringing this to life. I love you guys so much & appreciate all your dedication tenfold. Special thank u to Puffy, Daymond John, Master P, BirdMan, Magic Johnson & Mathew & Tina Knowles for being examples when I was a kid that F.U.B.U. (For us by us) is REAL & CAN exist & be great!

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+ HBO has appointed Ava DuVernay to direct The Battle of Versailles, a film about the legendary fashion show that took place at the Palace of Versailles in 1973.

+ Amy Schumer is a big tipper. While attending a performance of Hamilton, the comedian gave her bartender a generous $1000 tip for a bill of $77 bill. Needless to say that the performance (and his service) was exceptional. Bravo.

+ Emma Stone will star in Letters From Rosemary, a film that details the late Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy's secret mental disability and the impact of her unsuccessful prefrontal lobotomy.

+ Watch the charming music video for Kiiara's shining debut single "Gold." The track is featured on her long-awaited low-kii savage EP, which drops today.

Deal of the Day:

All dresses at Urban Outfitters are 20 percent off in-store and online.

Advice of the Day:

"I always knew that being 100 percent wholeheartedly me was going to pay off."—Solange Knowles

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