All our BFFs hanging together in the front row at Miu Miu's Fall 2014 show in Paris.
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There was no shortage of high profile shows this Paris Fashion Week, from Alexander Wang’s new collection for Balenciaga to Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Louis Vuitton debut, but, in terms of front row attendees, it’s safe to say that Miu Miu nailed it. Brace yourself for this all-star lineup: recent Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and her "rumored boyfriend" Jared Leto, Rihanna, Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, and Margot Robbie, just to name a few. Even better was the seating chart, with Lupita and Rihanna sharing space. Just imagine them casually exchanging style tips, life lessons, and beauty tricks #dreamteam.
SHE does Paris Fashion Week.
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If you ever went to Disney World as a little kid, then you likely know the unbridled joy of the beloved character's breakfast. As you and your family ordered eggs and bacon, Disney favorites would walk around the restaurant, allowing for photo ops and scribbling signatures in autograph books. It was kind of like meeting your idols (at an age when idolizing cartoons wasn't totally cray). As an adult, one might liken it to Rihanna's first few days of Paris Fashion Week, where she basically buddied up with ALL the best designers for a monster collection of framable photos. (It should also be noted that Rih managed to wear a different shade of lipstick in every single shot, which is just, like, wow. *bows down*)
Did Rihanna just get a haircut between Paris Fashion Week shows?
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If you thought fashion month was winding down just because we're on our last leg—Paris Fashion Week—think again! It seems Balenciaga's unexpected guest (#KanyeAlert) isn't the only surprise popping off in Paris: I'm preeetty sure Rihanna just got a haircut BETWEEN SHOWS. *rubs eyes, does triple take, gets whiplash, rubs neck also*
Rihanna straightening her hair, NBD.
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In case you didn't keep up with Rihanna's 60-picture birthday extravaganza on Instagram, I suggest you do so right now. I mean, why would you deprive yourself? In between wearing entirely one color on the slopes and off, and sometimes even matching her lipstick to her outfit, Rih needed to make sure her hair looked good. Her new chin-length bob needs to be Mia Wallace-sleek at all times, and the best way to achieve that after frolicking in snow and hot tubs? Straightening her hair in the middle of her birthday celebration. Duh.
@badgalriri kept her Instagram followers up to date on the process, beginning with a photo of her in a chair, surrounded by balloons, straightener in hand. Rihanna, obviously, does not do her hair like most women.
Rihanna in 'Vogue.'
As expected, Rihanna is Vogue's March 2014 cover girl. Not as expected? Just how amazing the interview is. Like, I already thought RiRi and I were close (I follow her on Instagram, etc.), but after reading the article, we're, like, tight. *crosses fingers to demonstrate closeness* I mean, now I know her jewelry is "all fake—from Claire’s." I know everyone in her entourage calls her "She," and I know that she does her very own eye makeup using MAC eyeliner. That's the type of stuff only best friends know, right?
Another new Rihanna BFF is Plum Sykes, author of the feature, who not only hung around with Rih for the day, but was #blessed to be styled by her, too. One of the first pieces RiRi dresses Plum in is an oversized jacket (from Alexander Wang, natch) because, Rihanna reveals, "More than anything, I like a jacket. You can do anything with a great jacket, the bigger the better." You also don't need to wear a shirt or bra with a big jacket, so there really are multiple benefits.
Is Rihanna fronting the next issue of 'Vogue'?
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NAVY! Are you sitting down? No? OK, we'll wait. (*cue Jeopardy music*) That was for your own safety. Now brace for impact because it looks like your fearless leader, Rihanna, has MAAAYYYBE just landed herself the cover of Vogue yet again. (For the third time, NBD.) And we don't recall hearing ANY jumped-the-gun mumblings about this one, so congrats on keeping such a MAJORLY BIG DEAL under serious wraps, Vogue staffers. Until now, at least!
Rihanna in fur and sneakers, NBD.
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While we mere mortals were still snoring into our pillows this morning, Rihanna was looking flawless in Times Square at the crack of dawn. We're talking the red-lips, sleek-hair, fur-coat kind of flawless. And this was just what she wore BEFORE her television appearance on Good Morning America. She made the brief trek from her car to the studio wearing a glamorous, vintage floor-length fur coat over gray sweats and New Balance sneakers—Rih's elevated version of casual streetwear. She also arrived with her hair and makeup already done to perfection. (BTW, it's been months since we've seen her rock straight hair, and we've gotta admit we've missed it.)
We have a new fashion consultant in our midst, y'all. No, you don't have to meet her IRL to get her opinion on your look. She'll come to you through the computer and you're probably already familiar with her personal style.
OK, fine. You read the headline. IT'S RIHANNA! RIHplies, my new favorite Tumblr of all time, keeps track of every Instagram comment @badgalriri has offered up to individual fans, fan accounts, critics, and fellow famous peeps. A lot of Rih's replies revolve around #FASHUN, which makes sense since she has (a) designed her own line of clothing, (b) produced and sat on the panel of Styled to Rock, and (c) has on-point personal style. So, without further ado, may I introduce to you: Rihanna, fashion consultant.
SHE'LL OFFER ADVICE...
She has life experience and is happy to weigh in if you're having a hard time deciding what to wear.
Rihanna showing off her makeup, done by her BFF Leandra.
Photo: @leleboo_phucku Instagram
When Rihanna debuted her gold tooth on Monday, we barely noticed the caption that read "Makeup by @leleboo_phucku." Sorry. We're magpies. *SHINYYY* As anyone who has taken a scroll through Rihanna's Instagram feed knows, @leleboo's real name is Leandra and she's one of Rih's BFFs (and her cousin, according to some sources). Last night, Leandra posted more pics of @badgalriri wearing heavy eye makeup, her own handiwork. So is Lee Rihanna's new go-to makeup artist? We investigate.
Based on a lengthy Instagram caption from a few days ago, it seems that Lee has started taking private makeup lessons from a guy named Renny Vasquez. She's posted many a photo of the makeup she's been working on for the past week, but after a mere three days of training, Lee got her first celebrity client: Rihanna! It happens so fast for some people. #blessed