Yesterday, Tina Knowles Lawson posted what might possibly be one of the most flawless throwback pictures in the history of Instagram.

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The mother of iconic sisters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles shared this picture with a rather somber caption:

“This is my throwback Thursday photo . Looking back at my photos I Never liked cheesing To my friends who believe that smiling equates happiness , listen to Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson .”

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Smile or no smile, Tina is all about keeping it real. And keeping it beautiful, we might add. Her photo looks like something from a model’s go-see portfolio. And she serves the same typs of glam today. This photo is proof of Mrs. Lawson’s timeless beauty.

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Thanks, Ms. Tina, for the reminder that black does not crack.