Erykah Badu, Ledisi & Solange Grace Triple Covers of Essence May 2014
Check out each cover below, along with behind-the-scenes video from their photo shoots with photographer by Greg Lotus.
Erykah Badu on her definitions of style and beauty:
“Style and self-expression should expand as your personality does, the more you learn, the more you see, the more elements you add to yourself—and allowing yourself the freedom to grow with your mind aesthetically is not a bad idea. Beauty is your smile, your smell, the intent of your words, courage, your resilience, the way you resolve conflict. Beauty can be measured in all of those things.”
Ledisi on her locs:
“Although I’m known for my long, colorful locs, I still don’t take my hair too seriously. I experiment a lot, dyeing it and constantly switching styles to grab attention. My hair is one of my best accessories and changing it helps express who I am.”
Solange on self-expression:
“We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide. We shouldn’t be pigeonholed into any one category.”