There also isn't anyone around who plays with color like Knowles, which is why her latest look — a two-piece dress and pant number by Tamara Mellon — is an instant favorite. The color of the dress is fresh and springy, and the white buttons and accessories make for striking accents. Worn over pants, and with minimal makeup, it hits just the right note between Manhattan formal and Brooklyn cool — convenient, given the event she wore it to was a fundraiser for the Pioneer Works Center for Arts & Innovation in Manhattan, and the after-party was held in Red Hook.
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Solange Knowles is the subject of a New York Times profile headlined "Life on Her Own Terms for Beyoncé’s Little Sister." It details her confounding ability to essentially lead two lives: that of Beyonce's Sister and that of a cool Brooklyn single mom who seems like she'd be more into going to the park, indie music and fashion than, say, yachts (then again--who wouldn't want to go on a yacht?). When we chatted with Solange, who is incredibly sweet and cool in person, at a Band of Outsiders show last fall, she said she had to put a cap on how many shows she could attend because she had to be able to walk her son to school every day in Brooklyn. Then, she told me she had the same jeans I was wearing, which cost about $60. She's like the ultimate 'Stars- They're Just Like Us.' Her older sister, on the other hand, leads a pretty different lifestyle. But is Solange deliberately trying to differentiate herself from her big sis? In a way, it sounds like she is.
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