Solange Previews Her Retro Spread For Bang And Olufsen

Solange previews her new retro spread for Bang And Olufsen, shot by Casper Sejersen and styled by Lizzy Okpo.

Photos via Saint Records

Saint Heron impresaria Solange recently lent her talents to another editorial spread, this time a test shoot for the Danish audio company Bang and Olufsen Magazine. The shoot takes a different spin from Solange's striking spring editorial, in which she modeled bright African-inspired pieces for Harper's Bazaar. Against neutral gradient backdrops, the singer and artist evokes a demure and ethereal presence while channeling Diana Ross in blown out curls and heavy eyeshadow. The spread was shot by Hollywood photographer Casper Sejersen, who shared a photo of himself and Solange after wrapping up the shoot several months ago. In an Instagram post via Saint Records, Solange credits her styling on the spread to Lizzy Okpo– one half of Nigerian sister label William Okpo, who she previously collaborated with on Puma's Girls of Blaze sneaker capsule collection. Check out a preview of Solange's new shoot with Sejersen for Bang And Olufsen in the gallery above.

Photo: Aisha Asamany

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Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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