Artist Claire Milner's Swarovski Marilyn Monroe portrait commissioned by Rihanna.
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If you haven't been clued into the style world of Rihanna lately, let's just say you have a LOT of catching up to do. First of all, our multifaceted gal just landed a fashion reality show that will air in the U.K. this summer (no word on whether we'll get it stateside), and she also acquired a new "Thug Life" tattoo. It seems like she's truly enjoying her adopted hometown of Los Angeles too, as she's taken to attending Lakers games and Cirque du Soliel shows wearing American flag T-shirts and head-to-toe leather. It's also been reported that she's currently zhuzing up her L.A. pad and recently commissioned a $160,000 Marilyn Monroe portrait made entirely of Swarovski crystals. Created by U.K. artist Claire Milner especially for Ri-Ri, the art piece took four months to finish, measures 5 by 5 feet, is covered in 65,000 crystals, and weighs 182 pounds. Let's discuss, shall we?