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House Party: 10 Items to Bring to Solange's Birthday Party

It's a party and you're invited! Well, sort of.

The beautiful and talented Solange Knowles turns 27 today (June 24)! The singer/songwriter and mother is currently on break from her tour with Vampire Weekend and Sky Ferriara, and if we could, we'd throw the "Looks Good With Trouble" singer a birthday party with some of her favorite things. Take a look at what we're bringing to the party-turn up. —Desire Thompson  

A Printed Bathing Suit

We know that Solo loves her bathing suits, after all she is on a vacay in Croatia. We'll bring some of the season's best like Marc Carmen Volvo's cute cut-outs or American Apparel two pieces.
Nas Concert Tickets

We'll break the our piggy banks to get Solange  tickets to her favorite rapper Nas' show in Deurne, Belgium July 1st.
An " All Island Everything" Theme 

Solange loves the islands. From her floral attire to her tropical getaways, an island themed dress with the perfect reggae and calypso jams will definitely get the party started.

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Funky Dance Moves

We know Solo's loves to groove, so if your coming along to the party you can't hold up the wall. But no twerking please, we need real dance moves in this party!
Scrunchies /Hair

Solange's natural look is one of the many profiles that have propelled the natural phenomenon back to the mainstream. It's always good to share knowledge so we'll bring our best hair tips (and scrunchies) for a little bit of small talk.

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An Assortment of Shades

Lennon shades, cat-eyes, and aviators are just a few of the styles we've seen on Solange.
A Polaroid

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Polaroids are simple, but can tell an extraordinary story. We're packing a Polaroid camera and taking candids all night long.
Presents for Juelz 

It may be Mommy's birthday, but we think Julez deserves a few gifts too.
Vinyls

Solange loves to spin, so we'll take a trip to the record store to get some oldies (but goodies) from Supertramp, Earth Wind and Fire and some Shalamar to mix up the playlist at the party.
Certificate to Buffalo Exchange

The star's vintage style stems from big brands, but also locally made brands. Buffalo Exchange has the best of both worlds with vintage items from Diane Von Furstenberg, modern tees from James Perse and chunky heels.

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