Solange and Beyonce appeared on a billboard overlooking a fashion district in Tokyo today. The sisters have been promoting the summer 2008 line of hot-pink handbags for Japanese fashion firm Samantha Thavasa.

Solange and Bey made history by becoming the first black celebs ever to star in a campaign for the Tokyo company.

Samantha Thavasa has a long history of using Western celebs in their campaigns. Previous stars used to promote the trendy bags include Victoria Beckham, Penelope Cruz and Nicky Hilton.

Photo: Splash News

  • pointhimout

    good for them. thats wassup.

  • Anna

    Congrats to them. Nice bags. Wonder if you have to take out a loan to buy one. lol.

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    Man...to be Solange or Kelly and just ride the Beyonce wave....

    Solange has the best position ever. She gets all the perks with no work.

  • NYCUTIE

    That is a good look!

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    THAT'S A GREAT LOOK.

    SMOKIE I AM QUITE SURE SOLANGE GOT A CHECK WITH HER NAME ALONE ON IT. SHE POSED, SO THAT'S WORK.

  • tina12

    Bee has been representing Samatha Thavasa for a while though.

  • ELove

    So Solange was a packaged deal meaning Bey wouldn't do it unless her No-Talent-ASS sister was included ;-)

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    make that $$$
    They shouldve added Kelly on and let her ride the wave too

  • jamil2008

    What happened to Solange's upper lip? Did they photo-shop it off or something? Maybe they're trying to make them look less black...I mean urban.

  • bubblez

    Two beautiful black Knowles women making history yet again while the haters continue to be mad.LMAO This is why I love Bee. No matter what she just keeps moving on up. Congrats to them.

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    Oh, I like Solange and I envy her spot forreal forreal, but we all know she wouldn't be on that Billboard without Mrs. Knowles Carter.

    To me, a "perk" is landing a paid photoshoot because your sister is superfamous. "Work" is falling face first down a flight of stairs while singing "Ring the Alarm" for the 50th time.

  • London Marie

    Who cares if solange is riding her sisters money train?
    Hilary Duff sis did it. Lindsay lohan sis has her own show now. White people do it ALL the time. At least Solange doesn't embarass her family by doing outlandish, slut moves at any given chance.

  • London Marie

    Not to mention, Britney Spears. What's her younger sibling's name?? Damn. Can't think of it. That girl lacks talent, but she has a buzz because of her her big sister is. Ashley Simpson is another example. I could go on and on. That's what happens in Hollywood. Although, I do think solange will have a successful album coming out soon. The music sounds really good. Maybe she'll be able to get the negative people off her back.

  • London Marie

    Damn typo's.. "Because of WHO her sister is."

  • London Marie

    Nah kelly is too busy dropping 100stacks in London over the weekend. I doubt she's hurting for any money.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    SMOKIE NOW YOU KNOW YOU WRONG FOR THAT LAST STATEMENT! TIMEOUT FOR YOU!

  • http://notenoughrealmen.blogspot.com 2thick4u

    Loving the Billboard.

    They look so cute!!!

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Uh Bubblez, I dont think anyone was "hating." Just stating facts and opinions. The billboard is nice, the bags are cute (I can do without the pink one though) & the ladies look really good. I'm just wondering when Solange will give up those Khia-like eyebrows & that matted weave

  • brwnsugga4you

    hating and opinions are two different things. the pics are cool. i'm not a bey fan...but, get your paper boo-boo.

  • LUSCIOUS

    Anytime anyone makes a statement contrary to what a stan wishes they act retarded. that's what makes a stan a stan. nOW {Bubblez}... if you'll be so kind to remove ya' mouth off of Beyonce's clit.Anyway Good for them on the billboard.tHEY LOOK GOOD.

  • estyle4039

    I am so proud of Sandra for this post, she didn't make any sly sideway comments about Bey.

  • bloggergirlz

    i'm happy for them...get that $$$...who cares if solange got the spot because of her sis...at least she's keeping it in the family...i'm actually looking forward to her CD and i never thought those words would come outta my mouth...lil sis is also performing at essence on the small stage, or whatever they call it...gotta love matthew's business acumen as well...

  • ELove

    Valid-n-Factual opinions aren't Hating... How many #1 albums, #1 hit songs, Sell-out concerts has Solange been responsible for??? ZERO

    London Marie said
    "At least Solange doesn’t embarass her family by doing outlandish, slut moves at any given chance."

    Then how would you categorize Getting pregnant as a teenager and a Shame marriage which later led to divorce... Just asking and for the record, I'm not losing any sleep over the Knowles Family Entertainment Enterprise and their money-making moves (That's their life not mine) ;-)

  • Mspeng

    Nepotism at it's finest...but I do like Solange though. She's a better actress than her sister IMO...