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Dress Up Those Necks: Scarves, Bow Ties, and Collars

When the weather starts to heat up, we try to stay away from anything being around our necks except for necklaces. Ladies, scarves can work all year around, so don't put them away just yet. If you ever wanted to highlight your collarbone, then bow ties and attachable collars are a few great accessories to seek.

Bow Ties

We all know that bow ties are a standard man's accessory. But, we can rock bow ties, too. If you are into menswear inspired pieces, then you need this accessory in your closet. Bow ties are no longer stuffy things you wear with tuxedo.

With details like beading, sequin, and lace, bow ties are becoming trendy. An alternative option is to use the bow tie as a cool hair accessory.

Detachable Collars

You can think like a man and highlight the collars of your shirts. Men often accessorize their collars with pins and collar studs. Of course, we have way more options to make our collars pop.

Detachable collars come in a variety of colors, patterns, materials, and shapes. If you are crafty, you can make a neck adornment with jewels, sequin or anything you think of.

Here's a quick DIY sparkly collar project:

Materials

A button down shirt with a peter pan collar

Mod Podge glue

Scissors

Glitter

Paintbrush

Small bowl

Iron

Steps

1. Cut the collar off the shirt. Get close to the seam and make sure you do not cut off the top button of collar.

2. Iron the collar.

3. Mix glitter with the Mod Podge in bowl. Use a paintbrush to apply the mixture onto the collar. Paint on three good coats.

4. Dry the collar away from a window. Once dry, place it over any complimentary shirt.

The right collar can change the look of a blouse. It's fun neck candy you can buy or create yourself.

Scarves

A lightweight scarf can go far in anyone's wardrobe. We have some scarf styles you can try out during the next couple of months:

When you simply wrap a long scarf around your head and tie one knot towards your forehead, you have the headscarf.

You can wear a scarf like a menswear tie when you tie it loose and low.

Scarves can actually work at tops as long as you have something underneath and a belt to keep it together.

Fold in half, diagonally and tie in the back with the pointed tips in the front. You have yourself a lobster bib style scarf.

Long, thin scarves work well as belts.

Love the sheer trend, but want to be modest. You can cover up your sheer shirt by wearing a scarf in a loose loop style.

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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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