“Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.”
The iconic words of Dante’s Inferno appear at the beginning of Grimes new music video, “Go” Ft. Blood Diamond. Grimes also known as Claire Boucher originally wrote the song for Rihanna but after she declined, Boucher reclaimed it as her own. “Go” was her first song in two years which released in June as part of her forthcoming EP. The song reached over 1.5 million plays on Soundcloud and now the video that was produced by Boucher and her brother Mac (Roco-Prime) is making a splash with its dark post-apocalyptic/ 90’s fisheye theme.
In her post on tumblr Gimes explains her video, “It’s supposed to be dante’s inferno (abstractly), different layers of hell etc. super visually inspired by like x men, metal gear, dune. haha, maybe thats too all over the place and doesn’t make sense, but yea, enjoy!”
Rihanna goes tribal for the September issue of W, which has dubbed her “The World’s Wildest Style Icon.” Bad gal RiRi can be seen in looks that she describes as “Eskimo Horror” in the cover story, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Rihanna can also be seen looking ladylike alongside Naomi Campbell and Iman in an article profiling Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing in the upcoming issue.
See below for photos of Rihanna rocking a septum ring, posing with wolves and looking fierce in face paint.
Images via Refinery 29
Today’s #FlashbackFriday is here to infuse your day with whimsy and beauty. We bring you 14 iconic Vogue editorials featuring cover stars from the past decade, shot by photographers including Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino. Scroll down for the full #FlashbackFriday!
‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Vogue April 2005. Drew Barrymore photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
‘Kirsten Dunst: Teen Queen,’ Vogue September 2006. Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman and Jamie Dornan photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
‘Sienna Miller: 8 1/2,’ Vogue September 2007, photographed by Mario Testino.
‘Penélope Cruz: Made in Spain,’ Vogue December 2007, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
‘Keira Knightley: Wanderlust,’ Vogue September 2008, photographed by Mario Testino.
‘Gisele Bündchen: Earth Mother,’ Vogue April 2010, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.
‘Blake Lively: The Swell Life,’ Vogue June 2010, photographed by Mario Testino.
‘Rihanna: Living Out Loud,’ Vogue April 2011, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
‘Kate Moss: Kiss Me, Kate,’ Vogue September 2011. Kate Moss and Jamie Hince photographed by Mario Testino.
‘Michelle Williams: My Week with Michelle,’ Vogue October 2011, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
‘Rooney Mara: Playing with Fire,’ Vogue November 2011, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
‘Great Expectations: The Inimitable Carey Mulligan,’ Vogue May 2013, photographed by Mario Testino.
‘The Kate Upton Effect: America’s Favorite Bombshell,’ Vogue June 2013, photographed by Mario Testino.
’Golden Hour: Cate Blanchett is Back,’ Vogue January 2014, photographed by Craig McDean.
Images via Vogue
Grimes released a new song titled“Go” that was originally intended for Rihanna. She and Blood Diamonds collaborated to create this song that premiered on Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show.
Download the song here.
Listen to the song below.
Here’s your CFDA recap – what the stars wore and the winners of the night!
Lupita Nyong’o, in Suno, with Jennifer Fisher jewels, and Womenswear Designer of the Year Award winner Joseph Altuzarra.
Solange Knowles, in custom Calvin Klein Collection, with jewels by Jennifer Fisher and Lorraine Schwartz, and designer Francisco Costa.
Monique Lhuillier and Chanel Iman, in a dress by the designer.
Blake Lively, in Michael Kors, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Casadei shoes, with Michael Kors.
Joan Smalls, in Prabal Gurung, with the designer.
Chris Kattan, Alexander Wang, and Anna Ewers, in a dress by the designer.
Tyson Beckford and Naomi Campbell, wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Emmy Rossum, in J. Mendel, with designer Gilles Mendel.
A few of the nights winners shown below:
Accessories Designer of the Year winners Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row.
James Marsden, center, in Public School, with Menswear Designer of the Year Award winners Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne.
Richard Buckley and Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Tom Ford.
Swarovski Award for Accessories winner Irene Neuwirth.
Swarovski Award for Menswear winner Tim Coppens.
And last, but definitely not least, we have Bad Girl RiRi as the Fashion Icon of the Year! Rihanna, in custom Adam Selman, with a Pologeorgis stole, and Paul Morelli jewels.
Last night, the fashion industry’s most highly regarded elite boarded chartered “Dior” ferries and crossed the East River to Brooklyn, New York for the Dior Cruise Show 2015. Celebrities in attendance included Rihanna, Margot Robbie, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Nicola Peltz, and many more. Dior even flew in 120 editors from various countries like Japan, Russia, U.K. and Germany. Overall, the guest list included more than a thousand names.
The runway itself took place in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, right on the water. Guests wear seated on specially constructed bleachers at window level. The show was a fast-paced viewing of 66 of Dior’s latest looks, mostly consisting of blacks and greys, with the occasional pop of red and pastel blue.
The overall atmosphere of the night reflected the location, as Dior carried the navy/ocean theme throughout the event.
The Met Gala has becoming one of the most highly anticipated events of the season. Bikini season is near, so since we can’t binge on chocolate and wine, we’ll binge on the red carpet looks instead! Though some people hit the nail on the head last night, a lot of people left us quite confused. This year’s theme, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, brought the best of the best in the industry. From much talked about star couples like Kimye, to Beyonce and hubby Jay Z to Anna Wintour herself there were lots of amazing, and shocking red carpets moments, as well as the hours leading up to the event. Check out the best moments!
Cara Delevingne getting dolled up while making crazy faces… Which is why we love her, obviously.
T-Swift and Karlie Kloss takes selfies while hair and make up does them up.
Reese Witherspoon, Kate Bosworth, Stella McCartney and Cara Delevingne partying it up.
Here’s a peak at the power couples of the night:
David and Victoria Beckham, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and finally, Beyonce and Jay Z.
Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth and Reese Witherspoon,posing for the cameras.
Rihanna wows in a crop top with a long white fitted skirt.
Taylor Swift looked gorgeous, but predictable in this soft pink gown.
Images via huffingtonpost.com, popsugar.com
The Council of Fashion Designers of America Inc. announced today that pop-star Rihanna will receive the honors of this year’s CFDA Fashion Icon Award.
Being presented with this award means that Ri-Ri is being recognized as having a magnanimous influence and impact on style and pop-culture around the world. And we agree, Rihanna is definitely an international style icon!
Past recipients of this same award include Kate Moss and Lady Gaga.
The 2014 CFDA awards will take place in New York on June 2nd. Congrats Rihanna!
Two defining artists of this generation, Rihanna and Eminem will be pairing up yet again for an upcoming 3-city tour this summer. The tour, called the Monster Tour is named after a song that features Rihanna on Eminem’s 2013 album, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2.” They will be making appearances in New York, Detroit and Los Angeles. Eminem made the announcement via XXL and twitter, which was retweeted by the “Stay” artist.
Images via theboombox.com
Rihanna on the cover of Vogue = Perfection. The edgy, gorgeous singer was interviewed for the March issue, along with a photo shoot that will make your jaw drop. Rihanna talked makeup and wardrobe, explaining one of her unique fashion rules she lives by: ”If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra. If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.” This is evident in the issues cover and even more evident than that is how much she rocks the look.
In addition RiRi discusses her love for menswear and why the juxtaposition of a woman wearing mens clothing is so incredibly sexy. She talks about her childhood explaining, “When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn’t want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor. All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes. I loved wearing hats and scarves and snapbacks on my head. It was my way of rebelling. I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts.”
A girl who prefers mens clothes and is even sexier in them than in feminine clothing?