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How Not to Be a Fashion Faux Pas on Easter Sunday

Everybody and they mama will be going to church this Easter Sunday: the folk that haven’t been to church since Christmas and Mother’s Day two years ago before that, along with the saved and sanctified church folk who make an appearance four times during the week and twice on Sunday. It will no doubt be a show, as we all know Easter Sunday is the time to show up and show out in your best and brightest outfit.

There will be the obligatory assortment of ornately designed hats, periwinkle gators on size 12 men’s feet, white panty hose and patent leather pumps and color blocking attempts gone all the way wrong. Because Easter suits are a source of pride and joy in our community, do your best not to bring disgrace to this Black tradition by showing up to church as an absolute fashion faux pas.

While you are primping with getting your hair done, and finalizing the last details of your outfit, here are four fashion tips to keep in mind.

1. Keep it Simple. I know it’s Easter Sunday and it is the day to look and be your absolute best in celebrating the resurrection of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but even Jesus may be offended by an actual basket on your head. Stick to one hair style, as opposed to trying to have 3-in-1.

2. White panty hose are a no-no if you are over the age of five. In fact the ONLY time they ever look cute is on little girls with ruffle socks and patent leather shoes, with bows and barrettes in their hair . Please don’t commit this heinous offense, and advise the usher board and the deaconesses to do the same.

3.Color-blocking is your friend. With spring in full force, I know Easter is the ideal time to break out your pastels. But yellow shoes, with a yellow dress, and a yellow hat, with your yellow purse and yellow accessories are not poppin’. Try breaking up the brightly monotone theme in your outfit. A yellow dress accented with blue pumps, a cream-colored pant suit with a bold orange clutch bag... See where I am going with this? Break up the colors in your outfit to achieve a more polished and fashionable Easter Sunday outfit.

4. Sure, nail art is a super awesome trend, but you may want to tone it down a taste. There’s no need to have a floral design, some swirls, and butterflies on every single finger nail in addition to your already brightly colored outfit. Again. Keep it simple. Chose one accessory that you want to stand out and work that!

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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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Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

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.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

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

 

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Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

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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