This year’s music issue of Teen Vogue is seriously something amazing. Featuring Chance The Rapper, Solange and Paris Jackson, the people over at the glossy publication really came with it in 2017. These three young people are at the top of their games right now and above all things are true to themselves.
Chance the Rapper
Chi-Town rapper, Chance The Rapper, has become the face of hope. Living in this crazy world, Chance’s lyrics and transparency makes him the one of the hottest lyricists. Teen Vogue had the Get Out creator, Jordan Peele, chop it up with Chance so you know the conversation was more than interesting. From working with Kanye West to creating Coloring Book, the hip-hop lover left nothing unsaid.
In the spread he says,
When I was working on Coloring Book, I knew that I wanted it to be a beacon for independent artists and music makers with their own agenda. I didn’t know exactly how large the impact would be. But [because of] the light and the purity of the album — what I was trying to show people — I realized there was a lot of work that would go hand in hand with it. That’s what kind of led me to become more involved in the schools and in my church. It’s cool to say things, but if you can do it, [that] makes it real.
It seems that Chance never leaves the house without his signature baseball cap and this cover was no exception. We loved the $45 Iggy T-shirt and flaming world green jacket combo.
The other cover belongs to the queen of creativity. It makes perfect sense to have her splattered on a cover after her life altering album “A Seat At The Table.” Not to mention, Solange being named one of Billboard’s 25 Most Powerful People in Music Fashion. The songstress has this magical way of capturing the power of blackness from various decades. Solange’s spread included a non-traditional interview with her pinning a heartfelt letter to her younger self.
She tells herself,
at the time, you are searching. seeking in every corner and pocket of the world for who you are. take your time, baby girl. there’s no rush to get there. you will sow each of these chapters in the land that you become. you will see bits and pieces of them scattered into the skin you grow into. you don’t have to figure everything out now. time will reveal itself. i promise you.
Of course, the fashion icon looked amazing in an all-white ensemble. The Milly blouse runs about $265 over at milly.com. It was paired with a $3,330 Marni jumpsuit and $1,000 belt.
Millennials possess this undeniable confidence and Paris Jackson definitely oozes strength and resilience. Being the eldest daughter of legend, Michael Jackson, has to be hard but she embraces the spotlight with such sass. This interview was also non-traditional. It took place over text message. Yes, you read that correctly. Music got her through one of the toughest times in her life and she admits to having an affinity for classic rock bands.
Paris donned vintage Saint Laurent while being photographed by former Saint Laurent creative director and famous photographer, Hedi Slimane.
Written by: Joce Blake, Senior Fashion Editor