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VV Must Have: 5 Instant Slimmers

Instant Slimming ClothingYou know how it goes vixens. We spend countless hours in the gym preparing for summer, only to put on a few unwanted pounds. With a few months left before spring, a fierce ensemble for cold days is still a necessity.

And no, you don't need to lose weight for the pieces to fit well. In fact, there are a ton of tricks for looking summer ready in February. Throw out your shapewear and Spanx, ladies. These styles will make you look slimmer after a permissive holiday season.


vibe-vixen-marc jacobsThe Color Blocked Shirt or Dress
Blocks of color deceive the eye and give the illusion of a slimmer waist and torso.

Bargain Buy: Sundaes Best Peach Color Block Dress, $43

Splurge: Marc by Marc Jacobs Navy Silk Avery Peplum Shirt, $250

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vibe-vixen-rachel roy wrap dress The Wrap Dress
This is an item every vixen should have in their closet. It's natural draping and cinched waist will cover any excess you don't want visible.

Bargain Buy: INC International Concepts Dress, 3/4 Sleeve Printed Faux Wrap Dress, $58.99

Splurge: Rachel Roy Wrap Dress, $214

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vibe-vixen-american apparel pencil skirtThe Pencil Skirt
Most people think hiding your body under tons of fabric is an instant slimmer. Wrong! Instead, go with something that is dark in color and closely binds the hips.

Bargain Buy: American Apparel Interlock Pencil Skirt, $36

Splurge: Alexander Wang Suspension Detail Pencil Skirt, $395

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vibe-vixen-washborn pantThe Racer Stripe Pant
The slim side stripe tricks the eye into making your legs look smaller.

Bargain Buy: Forever 21 Colorblocked Straight Leg Pants, $19.80

Splurge: Washborn Racer Stripe Skinny Jean, $99

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vibe-vixen-alice and olivia pantThe High Waisted Pant
A tall order adds fabric to your lower body, giving the illusion of an elongated torso. Pair with a tailored blazer for maximum effect.

Bargain Buy: Forever 21 High Waisted Skinny Trousers, $19.80

Splurge: Alice and Olivia Striped High Waist Pants, $145

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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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