So maybe you remember how Solange Knowles started 2014...
But the younger Knowles sister, a music and fashion icon in her own right, turned out to be surprisingly resilient in the face of controversy, proving that anyone can bounce back from life's unexpected indignities.
She collaborated with Puma for a colorful footwear line.
She got married in a wedding ripped straight from the pages of Vogue.
On November 16, Solange married longtime beau and music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dressed in a simple yet elegant Humberto Leon for Kenzo gown with attached cape, Solange became a sartorial darling, with Vogue-exclusive shots cementing her style icon status.
Her wedding party, featuring big sis and mama Knowles, was so regal and ***Flawless that it started its own Instagram trend.
And she had a gorgeous honeymoon, too!
When she wasn't living the good life, Solange boldly used her platform to speak out against racism and injustice.
Following the decision in Ferguson not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown and subsequent Black Friday boycott and protests, Solange delayed the release of her Puma collection. She posted this photo to the Saint Records Instagram account, reflecting upon the pain she has felt throughout her life as a black woman in America and standing up in the faces of those who wanted to silence her.