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Fashion and Beauty Risks to Try in 2013

'Tis the season for change. Now that you’re well into your resolutions, we’re sure you’re thinking they're harder to maintain than you initially thought. Ideas to be more social have turned into lazy days on the couch, and vows to stop smoking are quickly forgotten after a tough day in the office. Somehow, the drive to succeed is lost between words and deeds.

But for Vixens, style resolutions are obtainable. The difference between daring and boring lie in the tiniest details, and if you're looking to spice up your look (and keep it that way), consult our list of fashion and beauty risks worth taking.

Socks With Heels
This casual meets high-end look has slowly migrated from the runways to real life. Similar to shoulder pads, wearing socks and heels is about balance. If your socks have a crazy pattern, rock a simple colored heel and vice-versa.

High Waisted Pants and Skirts
High waisted items aren't just for pregnant women. Combined with a tucked in shirt, an empire waist will give your body a gorgeous feminine shape. It can also give off the illusion of a flat stomach.

Wear Shorts With Everything
One of the biggest fashion misconceptions is that summer clothes should stay in the summer. Wrong! Whether they're micro or knee-length, a well-tailored pair of shorts look great with funky tights and just about any top and a blazer.

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Printed Pants
For an effortless evening look, match an outrageous pair of fitted pants with killer heels and button-up. Best of all: this multi-purpose fashion item doubles as daywear.

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Mixing Prints
As long as all of the patterns are simple with few colors, mixing prints won't be too overwhelming to the eye. Fashion maven Solange pulls this off with perfection.

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Head to Toe Denim
This isn't just for cowboys. The key to pulling this off is a good fit and slightly different shades of denim throughout your ensemble.

Winter White
Not wearing white after Labor day is the most controversial fashion rule. But contrary to popular belief, white works in the winter as long as weather-appropriate elements are added.

Big Jewelry
Amp up a simple outfit and get architectural with your jewelry. Let things hang longer, looser and look bolder. When paired with bold prints, you'll easily look like you belong in an art gallery.

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Bright Lipstick
Lipgloss is an easier option, but a funky lipstick color can transform your entire wardrobe.  If this is a completely new concept for you, pick out a daytime and nighttime color at Sephora.

Shoulder Pads
Yes, we are serious. This 1980's trend has stood the test of time. Paired with narrow hemlines and a sleek style, these will make your body look longer. Wearing shoulder pads is all about keeping the right balance.

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Customize Your Nail Color
Thanks to Beyoncé and Katy Perry, nail art is more popular than ever. While most of us can't afford their crazy looks, blending different colors is a simple way to spice your hands up.

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Color Your Lashes
Mascara isn’t only available in black. A brighter hue like blue or purple will bring out your eye's natural color and make them look bigger.

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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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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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