Rihanna shows off a hat from her new collection with River Island.
Photos: River Island
A mere three days after the announcement of her final collection with MAC, Rihanna has revealed the last pieces for her collab with River Island. See? It's not all modeling hijabs in front of mosques in Abu Dhabi for badgalriri: she does some work, too (JK, she does a lot of work). The collection features a ton of Rih's signature looks, including crop tops, shirts worn as dresses, and varsity jackets, but she's swapped patterns and fabrics to make the stomach-baring tops and short hemlines more wintery.
In a behind-the-scenes video posted by River Island, RiRi discusses the winter collection, explaining they incorporated more florals, metallics, and dresses because Rihanna likes a nice dress in the wintertime. She mentions that she likes dresses because "that's when all the balls happen." It's weird because I haven't been invited to any balls
ever this winter? Whatevz, I'll still wear some dresses to, like, sit around my house.
Rihanna in the first image for her RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday collection.
Photos: @badgalriri Instagram
Um, you guys, it's totally shaping up to be the best holiday season evaaaa! There's Jay Z's collaboration with Barneys, Beyonce's first-ever calendar, Mariah Carey's new nail polish collection with OPI, and Rihanna just announced she's releasing a holiday collection with MAC! Waste no time with actual holiday celebrations, you're gonna have to spend all your time shopping.
Rih announced her new line on Instagram, obviously, with a selfie-distance closeup pic of her face. She's sporting a smoky eye, but, more importantly: those nails, that lipstick! Can it be? Will the third iteration of RiRi Hearts MAC feature nail polish? Will we be able to snag some RiRi Woo or will it sell out in hours again? Also, when did Rihanna have a short, blonde haircut?
Tomboy is in. In case our style icons (and ruthless gender benders) Aaliyah and TLC didn’t make that clear, look more recently at Peter Som’s NYFW show, Rihanna and Beyonce BOTH wearing Givenchy menswear right off the runway and En Noir’s very menswear inspired first womenswear collection. Women have claimed men’s clothing with a newfound vigor and those who are anxious to join in, but can’t quite afford runway, can turn to Wildfang.
Rihanna in vintage Chanel.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
The first thing people always ask after you go shark diving is, "Well, what did you wear?" Rihanna's response, obviously, would be "Vintage Chanel." Rih is currently in South
Africa AfRIHca wearing designer duds and hanging out with a lot of animals. In the past three days she's posted pics with a lion cub, a giraffe, a "G'd up" crab, and a penguin. She also appears to have a professional photographer with her, which leads us to believe Rih is either planning a children's book or a holiday coffee table book: She X Animalz (our suggested title for either and/or both).
Since a trip to an aquarium and zoo is the perfect setting for an Rihanna-approved fashion shoot (where isn't though, amirite?), Rih has been wearing designer threads to hang out with her new, non-human friends. Awkward sidebar: she and a penguin both showed up in Givenchy and Miu Miu. After that embarrassing experience, Rih wasn't gonna mess with anything current to swim with sharks. She needed to go vintage.
Sound the alarm: Rihanna has (finally) ditched her mullet. Rih debuted her new 'do on Instagram (duh) this weekend, showing off longer locks. Between her curly crop on Glamour's cover, her white wig in the "Pour It Up" video, and her long blonde 'do in the Styled To Rock promos in the past week alone, Rih has a lot going on, hair-wise. She's been sportin' the mullet consistently since early August, which is an eternity in Rihanna-time. Thus, she was def due for a change.
A still from Rihanna's "Pour It Up" music video.
Photo: Def Jam Records
After tons of generous teaser pics and a behind-the-scenes sneak peek, Rihanna debuted the full-length video for “Pour It Up” yesterday, and WOW. I mean, WOW. The only other word that comes to mind right now is stripper-ific, and that’s not even a real word, so, WOW. ICYMI, the video features Bad Gal RiRi and a ton of scantily-clad dancers getting their twerk on in water, on poles and atop a decadent gold throne. Rih is basically, like, the Queen of a water-drenched strip club kingdom, where booty poppin’ is not only encouraged, it’s expected. But this ain’t your run-of-the-mill strip club kingdom, no ma’am. This place is all about luxury. And the Benjamins. And the Queen rules in heavy chains of Chanel.
Remember that time Rihanna posted a kajillion "Pour It Up" photos to Instagram with barely any comment? In the first installment, there was a soaking wet lavendar romper, a fishnet bodysuit, a white curly flapper wig, and gobs of jewels. Then, there was the resurrection of the DENIM THONG alongside what looks like a distant gem encrusted cousin of her 2013 Crop Over costume. NOW, *drumrollll* she's revealed a behind-the-scenes video of the making of her "Pour It Up" music video, and you can see all of the above IN. LIVE. ACTION. Also, pole dancers.
Rihanna is ready to rock.
Photo: badgalriri Instagram
We thought we were well-versed on the topic of the Robyn Rihanna Fenty-produced show, Styled To Rock, but, boy, how things have changed. The show, which was originally set to air on the Style Network on November 5th, has been switched to debut on Bravo on October 25th. YAAAS! Rihanna-approved #FASHUN sooner? We likey.
The show had already promised famous mentors, including longtime RiRi stylist, Mel Ottenberg, model Erin Wasson, and some guy named Pharrell (yeah, IDK either, JK I DO), but this new preview gives us a taste of the celeb guest judges we can expect to see and, dang, there are a lot.
Rihanna on the cover of 'Glamour.'
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you: that is Rihanna with her short-lived curly 'do on the cover of Glamour's November issue! This haircut existed for a fleeting moment (OK, a few days) in early August, right before she made the switch to her current steelo: the mullet.
The cover is simple: a smoldering, smokey-eyed Rihanna, gold hoops, and a teeny-tiny collarbone tattoo. She's in a long-sleeved Dior bodysuit, but none of that even matters, TBH, because we can't stop looking at that hair. It' so curly! It's so full! It's so well-maintained! We don't spot a single fly-away. #HERO
Rihanna on the set of her "Pour It Up" video.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
This weekend, when she wasn't busy posting pictures and memes on Instagram that mourned the end of Breaking Bad (*SQUEAL!* She's a BB #fanclub member, just like us!), Rihanna was sharing some behind-the-scenes photos from her upcoming "Pour It Up" music video. The song was released as a single last January, but the video release has been delayed after alleged ~dramz~ between Rih and the director, so it's unclear if these pictures mean the video is actually on its way, or if RiRi was just showing us what we're missing. Considering these two looks, we are BIG TIME pulling for this video to see the light of day.
One look features Rih in a silk, lavender romper, which is, oh, NBD, soaking wet. Did she pour
water it up all over herself? Is she sweaty from dancing, or maybe she just sweats a lot? The release of the video holds the answers to all our burning questions, and we need to see it. Rih is also decked out in a short, platinum, flapper-esque wig and a diamond choker (her fave). But TBH, the most intriguing thing about the look is her purpley-pink eyebrows—where did those come from?! The entire outfit has enough going on as is (see also: white wig, soaking romper, etc.), that we almost missed them completely! But once we took a closer gander, there was no way to stop looking at them. Ever.