The Knowles sisters have delved further into the world of style with the recent launch of a handbag collection designed by the duo for a Japanese-based line, Samantha Thavasa. “Bootylicious” belter Beyoncé and her “Sandcastle Disco” singin’ little sis Solange (their parents obviously support the whole crazy baby name trend) first fell into fashion in 2006, when they launched the line House of Deréon with their mother, Tina Knowles. Solange, who got her start as a backup singer for Beyoncé’s group Destiny’s Child (which was managed by their father, Matthew Knowles), is also currently promoting her sophomore album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. Her big sister, Beyoncé, is promoting her single “If I Were a Boy,” a track from the soon-to-be-released I Am… Sasha Fierce album, slated to drop this month. To see our posting on the Knowles family, click here.
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