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VIBE Vixen x AGS Present: Chicks Who Love Kicks

Whoever thought Vixens weren't cool on kicks must not have experienced a gorgeous girl when she's just chillin'. It's very often that once the work is done and the heels come off, a Vixen slips into a fly pair of Jordans or the latest Nike or Adidas (is Reebok back yet?) to relax or run errands. We can't go on record and say every Vixen loves the Jordan 3's or the Cool Grey's (@missjournalism's fave), but a grown woman about her business should never shy away from throwing on sweats a great kick. Whether it's to workout or stunt, work it into your wardrobe somehow--trust us.

We teamed up with Atlanta Got Sole, one of the city's high quality marketing platforms that gets the scoop on kicks before the masses! Showing off the latest sneaker must-haves was easy with model Ily McMillan, who kicked it in the boutique-styled Atlanta Perimeter Hotel Suites. As the Vixen model rocked exclusive sneaks, she donned threads by American Apparel and Roxy and accessories by Tuxedo Dames, Boss Bracelets and Ray Ban.

 

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Thomas Wilson II - Media Director
Christina Madison - Art Director
Christina Rivera - Stylist
Ashley Gray - Makeup

Nike Air Griffey Max 1- Being that as a kid Ken Griffey was the definition of baseball in the early 90s, this colorway  is the perfect match for something iconic. Griffey's were a shoe that took way too long to be retro'd.


Nike Air Griffey Max 1
Color: Mariner Emerald
Style:
354912-005
August 6, 2011

Nike Foamposite Pro - Well if you didn't hear already, "Pine Green" foamposites are set to drop this September. It's funny how things go. Get familiar with AGS because they've had these for quite some time. They gave this model a shot to break in  such a dope shoe. And yes... She enjoyed the experience!

Nike Foamposite Pro
Color: Pine Green/Black
Style: 624041-301
September 2, 2011
$200

Air Jordan 5 (V) Retro - The one and only Metallic Silver V. For many this is a shoe to fill that void you have had in your closet for some time. Like many all nubuck shoes, these seem to have the same issue similar to the "Flu Game" 12's-- definitely lint magnets. Nonetheless it's a dope shoe! Just pick up two pairs to solve that issue of keeping them fresh. This is AGS Presenting you the up-close shots of the Air Jordan 5 (V) Retro – Black/Metallic Silver – 2011 over and out.

Color: Black/Varsity Red-Metallic Silver
Style: 136027-010
August 20, 2011
Price: $150.00

Air Jordan 2.0
Color: Wolf Grey/Cement
Style: 472605-006
$160

Air Jordan 11 Low IE - Now the IE model was one of those models that either you loved or hated.  It's not one many remember, and it's indeed one consistently hated on. Retros, in general, never seem to fail in letting us down, but this new colorway shows some promise if you ask me. And better late then never as this is now a new favorite among the IE model next to the Zen. What do you think?

Color: White/Black-Metallic Silver
Style: 306008-100
August 2011
$120

Jordan 2.0- This Gucci-colored sneaker features a mainly black upper comprised of suede, faux snakeskin and leather. It's a good looking shoe--classic in color and great in comfort.

Color: Gucci Black/Varsity Red-Green
Style: 455616-005
2011
$160

Air Jordan XI Retro Low IE
Color: Black/White-Varsity Red
Style: 306008-001
July 16, 2011
$120.00

 

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Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

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The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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