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Vixen Style: The Pantone Colors Of Spring Fashion

Each season, designers and retail brand looks to Pantone for the major colors of a particular season. This season is no different. What is different is the beautiful colors from either side of the intensity spectrum. Vixens who prefer pastels will be smitten with "Cockatoo Pantone," (a pale sea-foamy green) and "Bellflower Pantone" (a deep violet). Saucier Vixens will jump for the attention-grabbing spring colors: "Solar Power Pantone" (a bright yellow), "Tangerine Tango Pantone" (a vivid orange) and "Sodalite Blue Pantone" (a cobalt blue).

Keeping the Pantone color report in mind, we found hot spring fashions that will keep you on-trend, saucy and a little naughty!

There's a reason chinos went from the African safari to our everyday lives: they're so damn comfortable yet polished. This slim-cut pair is perfect for casual days, whether during the work week or weekend. And the berry blue hue? It will keep the look fun!

J.Crew Waverly Chino, $69.50

On first glance, this pencil dress may seem very demure and safe, but with its '40s-styling, it can be an understated yet sexy showstopper. Skip the sensible wedges for sky-high platform pumps, grab a tough clutch, wear your hair in a messy high bun to highlight the V-back and you're done!

ASOS Pencil Dress in Floral Print, $80.57

The peplum is one of the sexiest silhouettes of the season because it highlights the smallest part of a vixen's waist, but also camouflages any belly bulge. Pair this orange color with neutrals like white, black, tan or gray.

ASOS Peplum Top in Floral Lace, $50.13

For those vixens who are afraid of allover color, this color-block dress will put a little Pantone in their lives without overdoing it. And those cutouts not only provide built-in air conditioning, but also give a ton of sex appeal.

findersKEEPERS Another Time Dress, $132

The color yellow has been popping up in the past two or three spring/summer seasons. And we don't want it to go anywhere! White polka-dots marry well with Solar Power yellow. Wear these with a blue chambray button-down for day and a slinky gray tank for a night out.

Current/Elliott Stiletto Crops, $218

Shoes are another great option when all-over color gives you the heeby-jeebies. These mid-heel, ankle-strap sandals will become a go-to shoe this summer despite the color because they work with shorts, dresses, skirts and crop pants.

J.Crew Lia Midheel Sandals, $238

The blouse has definitely made a comeback in recent seasons, and this simple one is just screaming for accessories and some color-blocking. Pile on the baubles and choose a bottom in a complementary color, like coral or hot pink.

Drop Back Sleeveless Shirt, $60

Add a little edge to a sexy librarian look with this wedge-sleeve top. A simple white pencil skirt will highlight the colors in the blouse, and top off the look with natural-colored leather shoes and handbag.

American Apparel Wedge Shoulder Chiffon Blouse, $48

The chain ankle-strap of this sandal toughens up the Bellflower violet color, but the Sodalite Blue tempers it. The result? A sandal that you will wear all summer with every and any thing.

Boutique 9 Women’s Doetzen Sandal, $130

Although it's not exactly friendly to wallets, this handbag is worth the splurge. The classic shape alone will keep it appropriate for many seasons to come. But we just can't get over how gosh, darn cute this purse is!

Kate Spade New Bond Street Florence Bag, $448

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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