Rihanna for 'Vogue Brazil.'
Photo: Vogue Brazil
The last time we saw shirtless Rihanna, she used her hair to cover essential parts. In a new photo from her Vogue Brazil spread, though, Rihanna has no hair to spare. She's sporting her short 'do from this winter and what she lacks in shirts, she makes up for in gold. Most people don't stoop over an outdoor sink wearing wrists full of gold bangles and a gold choker, but Rihanna isn't most people, obviously.
While many people put on their Sunday best to celebrate Easter, a number of celebrities got into the holiday spirit in a more playful way: with bunny ears! Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Rita Ora all accessorized with ears, while Rihanna celebrated in a different way.
Beyonce gets in the Easter spirit.
Photo: @beyonce Instagram
Beyonce dressed as a glitzy bunny, wearing a gold headband and gold sunglasses with her ears. Easter is the first holiday Bey celebrated with her new bangs and, fortunately, they look great with bunny ears. (Something she actually already test-drove.)
Cop Rihanna's steez.
Photo: Splash News/Singer22
While we are big fans of Rihanna's style, it's, um, not always easy to dress like her. See-through skirts just don't fly at the office and we tend to wear shirts when we go out to dinner. There are a few Rihanna-helmed trends that we would like to get in on, though, like wearing your robe outside and borrowing Drake's Astrid Andersen coat. Between Astrid Andersen, Balmain, and Chanel, there are a lot of Rihanna looks that we can't afford, either, which is why when we saw her in a Lovers + Friends sweatshirt, we knew we had to jump at the opportunity to cop some RiRi-approved clothing for ourselves.
The sleeveless gray sweatshirt is pretty ideal for transitioning seasons—it'll keep your upper body warm, but let your arms enjoy the warm air. Until it's actually hot enough to go sleeveless, though, it's perfect to layer under a coat. No sleeves means no bulky arms! It's like a very elaborate dickey. The neon orange text will also let people know that you're a lover, not a fighter. That's a pretty good message to broadcast, IMHO.
Rihanna and Eminem performing at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
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Did Eminem and Rihanna nail their live performance of "Monster," or what? The duo sounded amazing (natch) on the MTV Movie Awards stage, but they also totally brought it in the fashion department. TBH, we let out a little collective squeal of delight when we saw that they decided to mimic their musical chemistry with matching satin bomber jackets—just as besties should! The sheen on Eminem's olive number gave it a polished finish, and Rih was his perfect counterpoint in white.
Rihanna at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
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Lend me your ear for a moment. I've been feeling complain-y about red carpets as of late, bristling at the lack of risks being taken, and feeling nostalgic for the times when, say, Bjork would wear a swan and everyone lost their minds. Guess what. That swan designer, Marjan Pejoski, went on to create KTZ, one of the most important musician-fan labels OUT. She was 20 years ahead of her time! The red carpet should be a place where style is DEFINED!
ANYWAY, one person who consistently Brings It (capital B-I, because she's a Bad one), is Rihanna, because doy.
In case you missed the news: Rihanna and Eminem are performing at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. Yep, in five days the duo will perform "The Monster" for the first time live ever. (EVER!!!) Sunday will mark the first time they've been reunited on stage in three years, but it definitely won't be the first time Em and Rih have performed together—in 2010 and 2011 they performed "Love the Way You Lie" a handful of times at various tour dates and awards shows, including the 2010 VMAs. *hair flip*
In honor of their performance (and to make the time between now and Sunday as Rihanna and Eminem-filled as possible), we figured we'd take a look back at their past performance style. Leggo!
2010 LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR
Rihanna and Eminem performing at Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth tour in 2010.
One of the first times they sang together live was at Rihanna's 2010 Last Girl on Earth tour, where Rih had her short red 'do and wore a one-shoulder jumpsuit made from, essentially, straps. Maybe she'll break it out for the Movie Awards? We wouldn't mind seeing that shoulder cage again, TBH.
2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
Rihanna and Eminem performing at the 2010 VMAs.
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Later that summer, they teamed up at the 2010 VMAs, with Em in head-to-toe black with a white tee and Rih in a Madonna "Like A Virgin"-inspired tulle skirt and bra. Rih's red hair was longer, and she accessorized with a Jennifer Behr crystal headwrap. It's one of her best looks, IMHO.
No shirt, no problem.
Photo: Splash News
"No Shirt, No Service" has pretty much become an implied rule in every restaurant and store across the country. But Rihanna has never been one to follow the rules, has she? That's why we were only marginally surprised by her decision to grab dinner in L.A. last night in an outfit that was notably missing a shirt. Rih was just getting back from performing/hanging with Drake on his European tour, so all her favorite tops are probably wrinkled from her suitcase. Or the more likely explanation: She is Rihanna and can do whatever she wants. Either way, she rocked the look so hard that the restaurant's manager probably threw his entire rule book out the window.
Who wore Astrid Andersen better?
Photo: Getty Images/@champagnepapi's Instagram
Adding to the looming questions about their relationship status, Drake and Rihanna appear to have been swapping clothes as they’ve been dining across Europe in between shows for Drizzy’s Nothing Was the Same tour. Two weeks ago, Rihanna left Manchester in a Pigalle hoodie previously worn by Aubrey and now they might be sharing this black fur Astrid Andersen jacket. IDK about you, but it sounds like they're asking for a Who Wore It Better.
Not a single day goes by that Rihanna doesn't make waves in the fashion world. She has always been our unofficial Queen of Style, but now, she is finally going to be *officially* recognized for her valiant efforts. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced today that their 2014 Fashion Icon is none other than RiRi herself, and our main reaction to the news is: IT'S ABOUT TIME. The annual award honors fashion trailblazers (past winners include Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp), and after Rihanna's ultra glamorous 2013-14, we can't imagine any worthier recipient. Take a look back at all the memorable reasons why CFDA totally made the right decision.
SHE BECAME THE FACE OF BALMAIN
Rihanna for Balmain Spring/Summer 2014.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
Back in December, Rihanna announced on Instagram (her news outlet of choice) that she was the newest face of Balmain. She also kindly provided a slew of pics from the campaign, teaching us how to look chic wearing power suits in a steam room—we had always wondered, so thanks, Rih!
SHE LANDED HER THIRD 'VOGUE' COVER
Rihanna on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Rihanna looked naturally bold on the March 2014 cover of Vogue, and the accompanying inside spread was just as gorgeous. Her wardrobe varied from oversized jackets to couture Versace, which only affirmed her ability to wear ANY trend. She also was kind enough to dole out some of her super-secret fashion tips, which was thoughtful of her.
Rihanna's totally sheer skirt outfit.
I see London. I see France. I see Rihanna's underpants! Yesterday was the first day of spring which, for many, means it’s time to pull out the pastels and florals. You know, the kinds of things you could wear to Sunday brunch or a nice dinner out on a balmy evening. But for Badgalriri that theme meant wearing florals a la a white sheer skirt by Simone Rocha with pink underwear.