Julez has a style of his own that inspires others to be fashionable like him. Solange Knowles recently shared her secrets to being stylish, telling the Huffington Post that her son is the driving force behind most of her decisions.
“I let him pick my shoes every once in a while — along with my boyfriend. If I’m going to an event, picking my shoes is always my problem. I’ll put one on one foot and another style on the other and I’ll let them vote. They’re guys, so naturally they always go for the more boring, basic one,” said the artist.
Solange further discussed her son’s style, which she considers to be very unique and valuable. “Julez has a very interesting style. You obviously, as a parent, have to let them grow, evolve and express themselves even when you might not agree. He went through this heavy duty soccer phase where all he wanted to wear was athletic stuff. I was just like ‘Julez, you cannot wear a jersey everyday.’ And now he’s wearing the jersey with nice pants and a dress shoe. He’s vibin’ it out, so I love it. He has little to no interest in clothes. If it’s clean and if it’s at the top the shelf, that’s what he’s going for. But he comes up with some pretty awesome outfits.”
Solange told the Post about her career and record label, which launched its new website a few days ago. “[The Saint Records website is] a full on music and culture website. I’m really really excited about that,” gushed the star. “The coverage for the website is so broad and there are so many amazing, talented — predominately women — who are writing for us and really tackling great social, cultural and political issues outside of music. I’m a strong believer in sourcing the things you don’t feel are out there. Content wise there were bits and pieces that I loved about certain websites but I wanted to create a hub for like-minded people in my community.”
Knowles added, “I’m putting out my first release on Saint Records today, which is super exciting! It’s called ‘Saint Heron’ and it’s a compilation of 12 genre-defying R&B artists. We just released the first single, which is by an artist named Kelela. The full compilation is coming out in 3 weeks — on November 12th. And it’s such an awesome lineup that I’m proud of — Sampha, Jhené Aiko, Cassie and a lot of newcomers.”
Julez is Solange and ex-husband Daniel Smith’s only child together. He celebrated his ninth birthday on October 18, 2013.