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10 Pairs of Eccentric and Bizarre Designer Footwear

When it comes to fashion, pushing the limits of creativity to levels of unexpectedness is not uncommon. The iconic touches of Alexander McQueen and Jeremy Scott are prime examples of limitless imagination.

Last fall during the Spring/Summer 2013 NY Fashion Week, Céline sent its models onto the catwalk in some of the most bizarre and talked about furry footwear anyone has ever seen. While they may have had a show stopping moment—good or bad depending on whom you ask—it‘s certainly not the first time a designer decided to go bold with designs.

Take a look at some of the most bizarre and eccentric designer heels we’ve seen thus far.

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Brass Knuckle Shoes, 2007 F/W Collection
Good girl gone bad Rihanna wore these on "106 & Park" in July 2007.

Rif Raf Ankle Bootie, 2010 F/W Collection
June Ambrose rocked the skeletal booties during a photo shoot.
Massimo Dogana
‘F U’ Sandals
Ashanti graced New York Fashion Week at BCBG Max Azria's F/W 2011 presentation while flipping the bird in these sandals. Similar winter worthy Massimo Dogana ‘FU’ style booties can be purchased here.

Platinum Sandal Gun Heel, 2009 Cruise Collection
Never one to shy away from controversial fashion, Madonna rocked these gun heels at the New York premiere of her movie Filth and Wisdom which caused an uproar from the Mother’s Against Guns organization.

Furry Stillettos, S/S 2013 RTW Collection
Clearly one of the most memorable moments that come to mind when recounting Spring 2013 Fashion Week, Céline surprised us all when their models hit the runway in footwear critics claimed to be stolen from "Sesame Street's" closet.

Void of Course
Penis Shoes
To be clear, there’s no limit to Lady Gaga’s sense of style—she does what she wants, whenever she wants. And during “American Idol”, Gaga showed up in male genital structured booties which even had the producers blushing.

Kobi Levi
Double Boot 2000 Leather
Gaga had us seeing doubles in ‘Born this Way’ when she showcased these Kobi Levi Boots.

Gareth Pugh
Beyoncé’s entire ‘Run the World’ wardrobe was one to watch but the real showstopper were these futuristic Gareth Pugh Booties.

Jeremy Scott
Bone Heels, Spring/Summer 2010 Collection
Wilma Flintstone approved, clearly.

Alexander McQueen
Sky High Boots
When you think of Alexander McQueen, practical is the last thing that comes to mind. I’m certain McQueen loved aiming for height with his design before fate had its way.

Alexander McQueen
Spring 2010 Collection
The inspirations behind his collections have always been out of this world with his undying ability to turn fashion into living masterpieces. In his Spring 2010 collection he wowed us with his under the sea collection that stood a mere 10 inches tall.

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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 To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

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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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

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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