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Style Blogs Every Vixen Should Follow

Summer is the best time to play around with new looks. What better place to get inspiration than from the blogosphere? The dot-com scribes of all shapes, sizes and style play human mannequin as they experiment with their daily looks for your viewing pleasure. Check out eight of our favorite stylistas who represent every fashion, figure and financial bracket out there. –Stacy-Ann Ellis

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Blake Von D

The chocolate law school student with the close cropped blond cut has endless treats scattered throughout her blog, BlakeVonD. Staying true to her web mantra "Fashion is expensive. Style is not," Blake offers up her chic personal style with a hefty side helping of do-it-yourself tutorials. Jazz up your wardrobe, turn your trash into treasure and keep your big bills in your wallet.

Karlas ClosetKarla's Closet

Karla Deras of KarlasCloset.com is a vintage connoisseur, who loves to play up her timeless style and accentuate the curves of her girlish figure. For Vixens who want to dress more luxuriously, her blog is a stylista staple.

Fashion BananasFashion Bananas

While she's currently expecting the birth of her first child, Delmy Rivera of FashionBananas.com is another glamorous blogger with a killer figure. She pairs splurge pieces with everyday midrange items from Zara, J.Crew and the Gap. Delmy prides herself on being well put together and being a regular woman with extraordinary taste.

Simply CynSimply Cyn

Cynthia's blog was formerly known as Addicted2Etsy.com, which references her favorite site Etsy.com, a virtual vintage and handmade boutique stocked by thousands of users. Now, it's called Simply Cyn, where she takes you into her world of jet setting, exploring, festival hopping and online shopping while previewing her outfits for each adventure. Catch her and her fabulous 'fro in everything from dressy to super casual on any given day.

Gabi FreshGabi Fresh

Web fashionista GabiFresh shares her personal style, business adventures, fashion shoots and retail collaborations to show how just how fabulous being thick can be. On Young, Fat, & Fabulous (housed on GabiFresh.com) no trend is left untested, so full-figured Vixens of every kind can discover something to try on next.

Meek-N-MildMeek-N-Mild

British bombshell Shirley brings you closet snapshots and flawless faces from across the pond on Meek-N-Mild.com. Aside from showing off sweet style and where she got them, she blesses readers with beauty bits and your soon-to-be favorite lip colors.

Mode JunkieMode Junkie

If you scroll through Anjelica's posts on ModeJunkie.com, you'll soon notice that the German-based beauty has a shoe closet that drops jaws. She effortlessly pairs aztec patterns, stripes and the latest trends with drool-inducing shoe candy. Although some see outfit repeating as a fashion sin, Anj breaks those rules and shows how you recycle in style.

Garner StyleGarnerStyle

This super curvy and super fabulous blogger Chasity from GarnerStyle.blogspot.com knows how to serve. In between showcasing her gorgeously organized and fearlessly worn ensembles, she will put you on to outside plus size designers that have even the slender scanning their pages searching for a sample.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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