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I’ve said a couple times  before that I think Solange’s style is interesting – intriguing at times.

Little did I know that someone else out there in the fashion blogosphere was watching Beyonce’s little sister closely.

But as ’08 rounded out, their review of the singer’s fashion was less than flattering.

Whatever Solange Wears, Do the Opposite. When your sister has invented a split personality just so she can wear a metallic robot hand, and you still look more cracked out than she does, something is terribly wrong. Solange Knowles spent 2008 promoting her album in an eye-searing collage of feathers, giant beads, ruffles, and hot-pink leggings with elephants on them — all of which felt like sad attempts to wrest public attention from her older sibling. Couldn’t she just take a cue from Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and steal Beyoncé’s thunder by marrying a rocker and naming her kid Hakuna Matata or something? At least babies are cute.


Read more from the Fug Girls’ blog entry, Ten Things We Learned From Celeb Fashion in 2008.


Image :: E! Online

What’s that thing Beyonce’s been wearing on her left hand?!

Here are a few suggestions:

  • the roboglove
  • the gling
  • Anti-Rihanna Death Grip

Apparently, it’s neither but instead a custom-made Lorraine Schwartz titanium multi-use accessory.

Here’s E!’s take on it.

Los Angeles (E! Online) – What is that new hand that Beyoncé has? Is it a robot hand? Is it superstrong?

—B Fan, Yonkers

See? I told you. The Cylons. They look like us now.

The handpiece you mention—alternately known among fashion reporters as the roboglove, the gling or Anti-Rihanna Death Grip—actually was handcrafted by Beyoncé’s longtime jeweler, New York-based Lorraine Schwartz. Despite Internet rumors that the piece was fashioned of pure gold—possibly in the legendary Elven forges at Rivendell—it’s actually made of…


And, according to sources close to the gling, it’s also one of a kind and therefore close to priceless.

More details on the roboglove? Sure.

• Schwartz had her artisans working day and night on the piece, laboring 24 hours a day until it was complete.

• It fits literally like a glove. Beyoncé’s entire upper arm was cast in wax so that the titanium piece would wrap perfectly.

• It’s actually several pieces, including a ring, a glove and a separate component that covers the upper arm. It can be worn all together or separately.

• It looks heavier than it is. Titanium is about 45 percent lighter than steel.

• Beyoncé really, really doesn’t want to take it off. She wore it on Saturday Night Live. She wore it in her “Single Ladies” video. She wore it in her cover spread for Gotham magazine. She wore it on the red carpet at the MTV Europe Awards.

• The glove was Beyoncé’s concept all the way, I am told—a “superpower” hand to complement the singer’s new Sasha Fierce ego.

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