It's no surprise that uber hip clothier Madewell tapped Solange Knowles for its Fall 2012 campaign. She's gorgeous, talented and we're constantly daydreaming about raiding her closet.

In an attempt to understand their muse's fashion sense a bit better, Madewell posed a few fun questions to the DJ/model/mom--ranging from what's her go-to outfit, (white silk blouse + a comfy colorful skirt + simple nude sandals) to whether or not she had a imaginary friend growing up (in fact, she had a whole family named the Pintos). A bit crazy, but super cute.

And although Solange wasn't able to answer the typical "describe your style in three words" question, she did liken it to a song---Fiona Apple's “Extraordinary Machine." I think we can agree with that sentiment. The 26-year-old is a master print mixer, colorblocks like a pro and can pull off a pantless ensemble like nobody's business.

But even the mighty must fall and Solange isn't immune to fashion fails--even if they are few and very far between. When asked if there were any past outfits that were particularly cringe worthy, the star replied:

I’ve worked some pretty outrageous things in the past—just Google “Fashion Rocks Solange.” But, hey, at least I went for it. Isn’t that what being in your ’20s is all about?

Of course we googled the phrase for visual confirmation and sadly she was right. During the 2008 Fashion Rocks concert, Solange showed up in what we can only describe as a hot, furry mess. And it didn't end on the red carpet--Beyonce's little sister hit the stage in an equally fuzzy ensemble.

We're just glad Solange can laugh (with us) about her fashion boo-boo. And thankfully she has redeemed herself tenfold since then with plenty of standout style moments.


Check out Solange's riskiest fashion moment below. Do you think it's a complete fashion fail or is she being too hard on herself?

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  • 2004: TRL Appearance

  • 2004: Premier of "Johnson Family Vacation"

  • 2005: World Music Awards

  • 2006: TRL Appearance

  • 2007: American Music Awards

  • 2008: MTV Video Music Awards

  • 2009: Samantha Thavasa Promotion

  • 2010: DKMS' 4th Annual Gala

  • 2011: Gucci & RocNation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch

  • 2008: TRL Appearance

  • 2008: Cosmopolitan Magazine's Starlaunch Finale Concert

  • 2010: Roberto Cavalli Celebrates Fashion's Night Out

  • 2010: Charlotte Ronson Fashion Show

  • 2010: Max Azria Fashion Show

  • 2011: Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter Host A Party For Dolce & Gabbana

  • 2011: Sephora 5th Ave Fashion's Night Out

  • 2011: Boy And Girl By Band Of Outsiders Fashion Show

  • 2011: Rimmel London Event

  • 2011: Rimmel Hosts Party For Original London Girl Kate Moss

  • 2011: 9th Annual Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party

  • 2012: Perrier-Jouet Celebrates Michael Kalish's Belle Epoque Sculpture

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Solange Knowles attends Perrier-Jouet celebrates Michael Kalish's Belle Epoque Sculpture on June 11, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Perrier-Jouet)

  • 2012: CFDA Fashion Awards

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Solange Knowles attends the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on June 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • 2012: MoMA Party In The Garden Benefit

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Solange Knowles attends the 2012 Party in the Garden benefit at the Museum of Modern Art on May 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

  • 2012: Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Solange Knowles attends the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

  • 2012: Ferragamo Fifth Avenue Flagship Re-Opening

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Solange Knowles attends the Ferragamo Fifth Avenue Flagship Re-Opening at Salvatore Ferragamo on April 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Salvatore Ferragamo)

  • 2012: Tiffany Celebrates The Launch Of True Love In Pictures

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Solange Knowles attends the Tiffany celebration of the launch of True Love in Pictures with the Sartorialist Scott Schuman and Garance Dore at Tiffany & Co. on January 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Tiffany)