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.
She really does shine bright like a diamond! In over 20 years Rihanna is the first artist to score 10 #1 hits as Stay (ft Mikky Ekko) rised from 2 to 1. Her first #1 song, SOS came from 2006 when she was just the pop singer from Barbados, now with her song “We Found Love” ft Calvin Harris stayed #1 from 8 consecutive weeks, there’s no surprise she’s the first one to break the record in 20 years.
On top of all that Rihanna is nominated for 10 Billboard awards! The show will air May 19th 8/7 c.
Rihanna kicked off her huge 27-city Diamonds tour in Buffalo, NY, and after a brief battle with laryngitis, we are finally able to ooze over the sex-infused costumes- which did not disappoint. Stylist Mel Ottenburg, ensured that the star look no less than ultra chic while she rocks on stage in custom made couture realness. Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Raf Simons, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, and Adam Selman, were some of the components that made up the envious urban-swager cocktail that Rihanna so effortlessly made cool. “The most amazing thing about Rihanna is what a chameleon she is,” said Ottenberg, whose worked with Riri for two years. “She’s always up for something new. She’s fearless, she knows what she likes, and it’s fun to see which ideas she’ll jump for.”
The Diamonds- seven costume- lineup began with a gorgeous, floor-length, black Givenchy couture cape, embroidered coats, shorts, and bra. But with a tour that’s named Diamonds, the singer gave us more than just a faint of glitter, ending with the most stunning of all; a tailor-made, shimmering Lanvin jumpsuit that had me breathless. It’s no secret that RiRi is on top of the world of music right now, and other than her amazing album ‘Unapolagetic’, the sartorially genius tour was icing on the cake.
Givenchy Couture Printed Parka
Left: Alber Elbaz Right: Raf Simons
Patterns are becoming more and more popular as the years roll on by, and now, they are more popular than ever. Patterned outfits scream confidence because so many people shy away from the bold statement that patterns bring. One designer who is not afraid to be bold is Kate Spade. Her designs are always fun and flirty with bright colors, huge polka dots, and new patterns. What better season to show off your fun and flirty self than in the Spring? With Spring Break just around the corner, let Kate Spade inspire you with her creativity.
Celebs are always known to be bold and risky when it comes to new fashion trends, and they have no problem trying them all. The patterned pants have become a huge hit. Even Victoria Justice, last months cover girl loves the look!
Catch all of the pattern trends on the runway, too!
Singer Rihanna has just added two titles onto her belt- fashion designer and MAC Cosmetics’ newest spokesperson. Her newest collection with British Retailer was just unveiled this past week on February 16 for London Fashion Week. Not to mention, the singer turned 25 today!
Rihanna said, “My creativity — I’ll never let anyone interfere with that — because that’s something I love. And if I’m not doing that, I’m wasting my time.”
Her lipstick titled, RiRi Woo which was inspired by the singer’s favorite lipstick, Ruby Woo will be the first to launch. The complete lineup for the collaboration is in talks of 15 million dollars to retail globally. RiRi Woo lipsticks will be sold at Rihanna concerts and online. MAC will open up a pop-up shop on the night Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ Concert Tour begins on May 4 and 5. The summer collection will include two additional lipsticks with a duo powder blush.
[“When you think of makeup, the brand that pops into your mind — for something legit — is MAC,”]
It’s a no brainer that Rihanna is a creative entrepreneur. Being creative is something the singer feels very strongly about and seamlessly enjoys. It’s no different to her than making a song for her album to clothing line to her favorite lipstick. This helps express the singer as an artist which explains the reason for her success. Rihanna Navy fans see the real artist which is how she wants to convey herself. It’s important for her to build a relationship with her fans. This thus, makes it easier for companies to build brand awareness with the customer.
[“Being creative is something that I love, so I can put that into different outlets. Music happens to be the first thing that I gravitated to, and now music opens doors to just so many different opportunities, and they all tie in. My makeup looks, my fashion looks…they help me to express myself as an artist. I think it helps people to understand me or my mood, my story.”]
Just a few weeks ago, we had announced that Rihanna would debut as a designer during London Fashion Week for River Island. With crazed anticipation, we awaited her debut- which was surprisingly heavily inspired by the ’90s, with tight fitting jersey fabrics and cuts that show more than a leg.
“It Girl” Cara Delevingne partied with RiRi after sitting front row at the River Island show
Unfortunately, critics were quick to bash the singer’s debut collection with headlines like “Rihanna’s Horrendous Debut for River Island” and “Horror Show”. Not only was the collection attacked for vulgar lack of innovation, RiRi was an hour late for her 9-minute fashion show, only to make a brief appearance. Also, the British Fashion Council made sure to be clear that Rihanna’s River Island show was NOT a part of the official LFW lineup and just presented during LFW.
Aside from late appearances and forward raunchiness, the show was well received by her fans. You can check out the pieces during the full show here:
So we have to ask, what did you think of Rihanna’s debut collection for River Island?
Fresh off some GRAMMY wins, Rihanna decides to drop her video for her latest single “Stay.” As she explained it last night the video is simple and to the point. This was one of the standout tracks from RiRi’s Unapologetic album and should pick up more radio steam with this dope video. She is also in a bathtub for the majority of this one too so that is pretty awesome.
Directed by Sophie Muller.