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.
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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?
It’s a BFFL war. After reports of the wifey-ship fizzling between supermodel Cara Delevingne and singer Rita Ora (which the stars have denied) it seems that the current or ex-wifeys are now after each others careers! Replacing Delevigne for DKNY’s Resort 2014 collection, Rita Ora is the new face of the brand—which will be quite the change from Cara’s famously thick brows that have repped DKNY since 2012.
Cara is also supposedly taking a pause from modeling to break into the music industry… wonder if she will pull a Lana Del Rey and leak a song bashing her ex-best friend. Only time will tell.
In case you missed some of the dirt… After Delevingne interrupted Rita Ora’s performance at a DKNY event earlier this month, the singer’s team suggested she steer clear of Cara. Since then the two starlets have been pictured with replacement buddies–Cara with Rihanna and Rita with Stella McCartney. The famous duo has since tweeted loving messages defending their friendship, thus denying reports. But the instagram behaviors don’t lie.
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The World Diamond Tour must be partnering with Lady GaGa’s bear all show, because the BadGal that we all love has one-upped the Mother Monster. Stepping outside a building in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday, RiRi was sporting gym shorts, ankle strapped mini heels, a mesh T, and… drum roll… no bra. Let me just say, if there were any lingering questions about the nipple ring we thought we saw at the Chanel show, they have been confirmed.
To be honest, we’re not all that baffled by Rihanna’s scandalously exposed body. What I think really has us shocked is the outfit itself—athletic shorts, a cap, and a mesh soccer-styled shirt paired with red lipstick, heels, and a thick gold necklace? What is going on here?
If Lady GaGa and Ri are any indicators, us ladies will be caught in a Catch-22: we’ll be rocking either a bra and no shirt, or a see-through shirt and no bra. Choices. In the mean time, take a scroll through more of RiRi’s revealing looks.
The 2013 Chanel Haute Couture show
Walking in NYC, May 2013
Walking in Soho, June, 2012
Walking in NYC, March 2012
The Stella McCartney show, February 2012
The Grammy’s, 2012
The Grammy’s, 2011
Our favorite bad girl Riri has recently filed a $5 million lawsuit against Topshop for selling a shirt with a photograph of herself without her consent. The shirt in question is called the ‘Icon Tank’ with the description, “photographic tank with photographic motif of a girl wearing a headscarf”.
According to Fashionista, “It might seem like Rihanna has a pretty strong case. But because the suit is being filed in the UK, it will be really tricky for the singer to win. As Topshop purchased the image from the photographer who took it, the retailer is technically exempt, by law, from paying the artist licensing fees–in the UK at least. (Topshop is not selling the tanktop in the US where laws would protect Rihanna.)”.
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Style Media is an entertainment company, and also a division of NBCUniversal, which includes television shows such as, “XOX Betsey Johnson,” Giuliana & Bill,” Jerseylicious,” “Tia & Tamara,” “Resale Royalty,” and “Big Rich Texas.” Their newest competition series will be titled “Styled To Rock,” where the talented Rihanna will work as the executive producer, and multi-grammy award winner, Pharrell Williams will work as the mentor to the contestants. Rihanna and Pharrell are two very fashionable individuals and they know exactly what to bring to the show.
President of Style Media, Salaam Coleman Smith was thrilled to welcome Pharrell as part of the team. “We are delighted to have Pharrell, who is a driving force in both the music industry and fashion world, serve as a mentor on ‘Styled to Rock. Pharrell’s unique aesthetic and commitment to individuality combined with Rihanna’s vision for this series will enable our aspiring designers to hone their craft and learn from the very people who set the trends.”
Detailed information about the series, provided by Style Media, is as follows:
“Styled to Rock” will give 12 up-and-coming designers the coveted opportunity to dress some of the biggest names in entertainment. Each week, challenges will push the designers to their creative limits when they are tasked with styling an A-list star. The celebrity guest-of-the-week will decide which designer best achieves their vision – and advances to the next level of competition. Faced with the threat of elimination, the remaining designers must meet with the three mentors to discuss where they fell short and ultimately, who will be sent home. In the end, one designer will be named the winner of “Styled to Rock.”
Earlier tonight, FOX aired their long-awaited (and hyped) one hour special for Rihanna’s highlights of her “777 Tour” last fall. RiRi performed shows in NYC, Toronto, London, Paris Mexico City, Stockholm, and Berlin; as we see all of the backstage madness, fan pandemonium and craziness behind the scenes all over. This is only a portion of the content from the nearly 10-hour DVD currently available to purchase on Amazon right now. For now you can check after the jump and watch special giving us a more behind-the-scenes from the tour and how well RiRi handles the road.
FHM Magazine has awarded the 2013 spot for “Sexiest Woman In The World” to the 29 year old actress, Mila Kunis. For the past four years, the title has been awarded to British actresses, so this is the first time in four years that a non-Brit holds wears the crown. According to FHM, they picked Mila Kunis because of her smile, laugh, eyes, and a sense of humor where she isn’t afraid to poke fun at herself.
Behind Mila, at number two was Rihanna, and surprisingly, at the number 100 spot was Sofie Vegara?! Yeah, I know.
Editor of FHM says that it will be pretty difficult to beat Mila for their 2014 pick. I have been a long time fan of Mila Kunis, and may even have a little girl crush, so I think she very worthy of the title. She’s a great actress, with five movie debuts for this year, and she’s dating hottie, Ashton Kutcher! I’m sure he’s enjoying her new title just as much as she is.