Photo: Asos/River Island/Urban Outfitters/Zara/Need Supply/American Eagle
In case you missed the news: The Goonies is coming back. Director Richard Donner seemingly confirmed the news over the weekend to TMZ and is even in ongoing discussions with the original cast to return. Inspired by this news, Chunk's love of Hawaiian shirts, and one of spring's biggest trends, we sought out the season's finest florals. They're everywhere—from shoes to hats and everything in between. We collected a few of our faves and rounded them up for your consideration/enjoyment/shopping needs, etc. Check 'em out below, and if you introduce the flowery print to your wardrobe, be sure to do the Truffle Shuffle whenever you can.
Photo: Nasty Gal
This maxi dress from Nasty Gal features a subtle floral print. The colors are muted, but the oversized flowers speak for themselves—spring is here.
Photo: American Eagle
This American Eagle skirt combines the colors and print size of a typical Hawaiian shirt, but features it on a skirt and against a black background, making it automatically more wearable. The best part? It's on sale for under $25!
Rihanna wearing Rihanna X River Island.
Photos: @badgalriri Instagram
It feels like just yesterday we first heard about Rihanna's final collection with River Island. Oh wait, LOL, it was yesterday. My bad. Hours after the announcement, Rih held an impromptu fashion show (every day is a fashion show for badgalriri, whether in Abu Dhabi or Greece) to debut some of the looks in the best way she knows how: modeling them herself.
In the behind-the-scenes video from yesterday, Rih promised the collection would be full o' florals and, based on this first look, she has definitely delivered. Despite being in Greece, where it's, like, 80 degrees, RiRi broke out a dark floral, velvet crop top and matching pants. I'm not sure a head-to-toe velvet look would work for everyone, but it, obviously, looks ah-may-zing on Rihanna. She looks ready to go to bed but also go to a party at the same time? A winning combo, IMHO. Each of these pieces could easily be dressed up or down this winter in freezing places like New York (velvet/turtleneck/long pants), or somewhere warmer like, IDK, Athens.
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 behind the scenes, working on her River Island collaboration.
Photo: River Island
Tomorrow's the day, everyone. Prepare yourselves: new Rihanna for River Island finally hits stores tomorrow. The collection has been teased since early July and last night we saw Rihanna and her blue lipstick attend its launch party, but tomorrow is the day the masses can get their hands on Rihanna designed and approved threads. We got our hands on some behind-the-scenes photos of Rih, and her style secret weapon slash co-designer, Adam Selman, putting finishing touches on the collection.
It's Rihanna for River Island take 3, y'all! The British brand released a behind-the-scenes video of the shoots for Rihanna's latest campaign which, as the singer describes it, "has a New York street vibe." The first part of the Fall collection isn't landing for another month, but the videos and images that have been released make it clear that Rihanna wants us all in camo-print and leather this fall—sometimes even together. Yep, there's a leather camouflage bustier and matching shorts. We see some shiny drawstring leather pants in both maroon and black—in the shoot Rih pairs the latter with a yellow baseball jersey 'cause she's into #sportz.
Rihanna working on her fall River Island collection.
Rihanna wastes no time, y'all. Right after she debuted her spring River Island collection at London Fashion Week, she was already hard at work creating her fall line with Adam Selman. So far, we've only peeped a single image of the twosome designing some killer new pieces in April, but today River Island released a behind-the-scenes video of Rihanna wearing some of her yet-to-be-released threads, and we are FREAKING. OUT. Basically, we are seeing tons of beanies, stiletto booties and backpacks in the accessories department, and lots of varsity jackets, cropped sweaters, printed tees and bomb ass winter staples for the clothing. One thing we noticed overall: there's gonna be a HECK of a lot of camo print in this collection.
Anyone who's been following Miley Cyrus gets it. This is a girl who ALWAYS has her foot firmly planted at least six steps ahead of the pack, trend-wise. Remember her Beetlejuice stripes obsession in pants, dress, and jumpsuit form?! It was only a matter of time before everyone else followed suit. Or what about how committed she was to the Met Gala's punk theme in fishnet Marc Jacobs? And we can't ever forget the fact Miley got a head start on fellow stars like Rihanna and Lena Dunhum with her jawdropping pixie cut almost a year ago. While Miley has flaunted about every incarnation imaginable of the short style since then— slicked, side-parted, ski jump, straight up— now she's incorporated accessories into the mix. The singer tweeted an image of herself posing in the studio yesterday decked out in a lime green blouse, "Doll" nameplate necklace, white shades, and a leopard turband (yep, that's the official name). With a knot in front and a skinny, stretchy fabric, this turban-headband hybrid just miiiight be our new hair secret weapon. You can nab Miley's animal print version for $60 at Cult Gaia, but we've rounded up even more options below!
The Rihanna for River Island summer collection.
Photo: Courtesy of River Island
In case we haven't made it obvious enough, we are so stoked for the release of Rihanna's second collection with River Island! Just yesterday, we peeped a behind-the-scenes video where RiRi dished on all her affordable, summery staples, and today, we were graced with the oh-so-fierce campaign images featuring models Jourdan Dunn, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Ataui Deng and Tao Okamoto. We have to admit that seeing these pieces styled IRL brings Rihanna's summer collection to a whole OTHER level of awesome that we kinda-sorta can't handle. Like, um, haiii Jourdan. *wipes fog off of glasses* How '90s supermodel chic does she look in that solid red one-piece with a leather mini backpack and matching hat? SO. GOOD. Bambi also channeled her inner badass in a backward snapback, black crop top and matching shunderwear. Also, those brows.
Welp, summer can officially begin, y'all! Rihanna is on the cusp of releasing her second River Island collection, and, thanks to a behind-the-scenes video the London high-street brand released today, we were Rihminded (heh) of just how much we need to get our hands on her warm-weather ready, '90s-inspired pieces. Back in February at London Fashion Week, Rihanna actually ALREADY revealed part of her summer line (remember those killer sheer floral tops and tie-dye skater skirts? Yep, that was it!), but on Saturday, May 25, all her breezy new pieces will be available to purchase in stores and on RiverIsland.com.
Adam Selman and Rihanna working on the autumn/winter 2013 River Island collection.
Photo: Rihanna's Instagram
Listen, we know it feels like Rihanna JUST released her debut spring 2013 River Island collection (co-designed with Adam Selman), but she's already showing us previews for her upcoming autumn/winter line. RiRi Instagrammed a pic of her and Adam working on her fall-ready pieces, which, judging from this one image, looks like it features LOTS of prints and metallics. We ain't mad at that! Rihanna sported a backward snapback hat, comfy tee, leather pencil skirt and stacked bangles while designing her second range, which is totally a reflection of her wearable, '90s-grunge-meets-streetwear pieces from her debut line. Back in March, we caught up with Adam at the Opening Ceremony "RIHtrospective" event, and he told us straight-up that they started working on the second collection the day after her London Fashion Week show. Dang, they waste no time, y'all! We obvi can't WAIT to see what the creative twosome will bring to the table for the fall, but until then, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with Adam below!