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Denise Huxtable-Inspired Ensembles for the Bohemian Chic

The Cosby Show’s Denise Huxtable, portrayed by Lisa Bonet, was the epitome of the Bohemian Chic darling. Her flair for fashion combined with a personal style synonymous with 90’s trends and groovy 70’s-inspired prints–even more so perpetuated by her carefree persona–was embraced. The pop culture phenomenon of which her style became iconic was partly due to the work of the show’s costume designer Sarah Lemire, who was also the mastermind behind the iconic “Cosby Sweater.”

Yves Saint Laurent was incredibly accurate in saying, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”  More than two decades after the show's end, women are still channeling the Denise Huxtable look in more ways than one. From her ability to mix prints and patterns effortlessly to embellished adornments on fedoras and blazers, it’s clear why her style continues to be adored. Whether you’re in need of a look for Coachella or desire new vintage-inspired digs to add to your wardrobe, here’s our guide to channeling Denise’s eclectic sense of style. –Kamille Cooper

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The Printed Pant

Denise had a knack for mixing the most eccentric and vibrant prints and making them look good. One of her most standout fashion picks were the printed bottoms she wore. Egyptian, Aztec or tribal-inspired pants or shorts are the perfect pick for your trip to Coachella this year.

Our Picks
1. Free People FP ONE Floral Paradise Pant, $98
2. ASOS Sweatpants in Tie Dye, $53
3. Rachel Comey Sweeper Pant, $449
4. Top Shop Boutique Floral Print Silk Joggers, $160


The Hippie Blouse

Those standout print bottoms Denise wore were the perfect match for the silk-patterned button-down blouses she donned. Wear your printed top with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans or tuck it in to your stylish pair of mom jeans.

Our Picks
1. Blue Moon The Dress Shirt, $128
2. Regina Porter Silk Psychedelic, $68
3. Rachel Comey Cowrie Shirt, $336
4. Top Shop Premium Paisley Boxy Shirt, $68


The Trail Blazer

Way back when, shoulder pads were definitely in, even hip so to speak. Whenever Denise dropped in rocking an oversized blazer, with emphasis on the shoulders, she styled it so creatively. Rocking a chic over-sized blazer with a printed button down, turtleneck or bandeau top is the perfect choice for creating a nostalgic masterpiece.

Our Picks
1. Silent by Damir Doma Jehl Blazer, $302
2. Sam & Lavi Rere Blazer, $305
3. Top Shop Ponte Boyfriend Blazer, $80
4. Metallic Tweed Oversized Blazer, $39


The Free-Spirited Preppy Primp

Before it was deemed “The Carlton,” a la The Fresh Prince, Denise was rocking out in button downs with a sweater over the shoulder. Without being seemingly Beverly Hills preppy, grab your favorite Chambray shirt and a tribal or character-printed sweater to create a preppy look with a hippie flair.

Our Picks
1. Lira The Darling Top, $46
2. See By Chloé Chambray Shirt, $295
3. Mad Love Aztec Moon Cropped Sweater, $82
4. J. Crew Harmony Chunky Knit Sweater, $268

The Statement Accessory

Denise had a way of adorning the most dope accessories and making them into her own. For instance, rocking a scarf as a belt rather than around her neck is on of our favorite DH style moments. Let’s not also forget the statement pins of feather embellishments on her headgear and blazers. The statement accessory is always a wardrobe necessity.

Our Picks
1. Badacious Monkey Magic, $48
2. Yumnah Najah Aida Beaded Necklace, $72
3. Chanel Patchwork Purse, $3,080
4. Stephan Schneider Joao Scarf, $205

The Crop Top  & Bandeau

That statement accessory necklace you purchased a while back needs a companion in the form of a bandeau or crochet crop top.  It’s also the perfect pick for the summer road trip with your favorite gals.

Our Picks
1. See You Monday The 14 Karat Bandeau, $6
2. Free People Tassel Fringe Crochet Tank, $70
3. Free People Vintage Open Crochet Tank, $198
4. Mara Hoffman Frida Half Cover Up Top, $165

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CupcakKe Reveals Abusive Boyfriend Led Her To Contemplate Suicide

Months of abuse led to the suicidal tweet posted by Chicago native CupcakKe, earlier this month. In a lengthy message posted to her Twitter account over the weekend, the 21-year-old rapper admitted that she’s been battling depression, brought on by an abusive ex-boyfriend.

In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote, adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

— moonlight_baes (@m00nlight__baes) January 20, 2019

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

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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