Rihanna's new line was demolished by critics this past week at London Fashion Week. The 90's inspired collection for UK clothing store chain, River Islands, was called a “horror show”, uninspired, underwhelming and just plain unattractive.
The show, held in an abandoned central London post office, started an hour late and ran for nine minutes — including a brief appearance by the star. It wasn’t difficult to see why the show wasn’t critically beloved, but there’s no denying Rihanna’s influene. From the belly chains to the see-through mesh tops to the high-slit skirts it looked like pop-star edge. Unfortunately it was also kind of tacky.
And while some onlookers (like The Daily Beast’s Tom Sykes) found the collection"porny and hideous" other acknowledge that the designs are likely to sell, no matter how bad: “She’s Rihanna, after all," commented New York Magazine‘s Alex Rees.
Rihanna's kicked off her highly anticipated tour where she plans to cover seven countries seven cities in seven days! Last night at her show in Paris, Rihanna emerged on stage in a silky oversized black photoprinted tee and thigh-high black suede boots. Her hair was in a retro style, like she wore during the Victoria's Secret fashion show.
After the show Rihanna partied with Diddy and his girlfriend Cassie, Pharrell, Akon and Omarion came to hang out too!
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the oft-controversial songstress poses on piles of hay and dusty desert floors at the Tejon Ranch in Lebec, California (wearing dresses costing five-figures, of course). It's her second time covering Anna Wintour's glossy, having posed all Little Mermaid-like for the April 2011 issue.
The cover was photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Rihanna poses in the dusty desert on piles of hay at the Tejon Ranch in Lebec, California. It's her second time covering Anna Wintour's glossy.
Oprah Winfrey sat down for a very candid interview with Rihanna in August, where the singer broke down in tears when talking about her relationship with Chris Brown, who brutally assaulted her following the Grammys in 2009.
But now that Winfrey knows Rihanna and Brown are considering getting back together, the talk show host is passing no judgement.
"I think that if she is prepared to deal with that and is prepared to help him help himself then so be it," Winfrey told Extra of Rihanna on Oct. 5. "I have no judgment about it. That's why I can sit there and have such a great time with her because I do all my interviews with no judgment whatsoever."
Winfrey believes she truly understands 24-year-old Rihanna and how she has come to forgive Brown, 23, after all these years.
"I'm not surprised," Winfrey said of Rihanna's decision to work on her relationship with Brown, who released a personal video yesterday in which he reveals he still loves his ex. "You know what I loved about that interview is that she came with a big, wide open heart. She was in the space of forgiveness. And that she learned a lesson, that she was repeating with Chris Brown exactly what she needed to learn from her father."
In her discussion with Winfrey, Rihanna revealed that her dad, Ronald Fenty, was physically abusive towards her mother. But as she got older, the singer learned to see past his wrong doings and accept that he was struggling with personal demons that he has now conquered.
Winfrey thinks Rihanna is forgiving Brown the same way she forgave her father.
"If that's how you choose to lead your life, that's really okay," Winfrey expressed.
Check out Winfrey's interview with Extra below.
Rihanna and Chris Brown were spotted hanging out tonight (Oct. 3) at Jay-Z's fifth of eight Barclays Center shows.
Rap Radar editor, Elliott Wilson, took the photo ( seen above) of the ex-couple sitting next to each other in the VIP section of the Brooklyn stadium. Several others, including Andy Cohn and Brian "B.Dot" Miller, identified the two together.
The ChRihanna sighting comes a day after both singers were reported to be seen together at NYC's Griffin club.
Chris Brown has said he's eager to put all that Rihanna drama behind him, but the rapper indicated otherwise Wednesday night when he reportedly got into a scuffle with Drake.
TMZ reports that Brown and his entourage butted heads with the "Take Care" singer at New York nightclub W.i.P. (where Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Fablolous were also partying). Apparently it went down like this: Brown sent a bottle of champagne over to Drake's table. The YMCMB rapper and his party then came over and sparked an argument over Rihanna (with whom he was once romantically linked), then punched Brown in the face and threw the bottle at him.
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