The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) founder Robyn Rihanna Fenty announced today that the third annual Diamond Ball will be held on Thursday, September 14th for the first time in New York City. The black-tie benefit will take place at Cipriani Wall Street. Returning for the third time since launching in 2014, the Diamond Ball raises money to support CLF's trailblazing education, health and emergency response programs around the world.
Chopard is proudly the event's first presenting partner. Past Diamond Balls featured live performances by Rihanna and Lionel Richie as well as hosts and speakers like Kevin Hart and Brad Pitt. The gala unites hundreds of guests in a call to action to fight against inequality, injustice and poverty.
The Clara Lionel Foundation funds innovative global education projects and scholarships, healthcare and emergency response programs and local micro grants. Rihanna received the 2017 Humanitarian of The Year Award by The Harvard Foundation, recognizing her longtime commitment to philanthropy and the burgeoning impact of CLF's initiatives.
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About The Clara Lionel Foundation
The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) was founded in 2012 by Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. CLF supports and funds groundbreaking and effective education, health and emergency response programs around the world. With the voices of Rihanna and her fans, CLF also engages in global advocacy with the goal of improving the quality of life for young people everywhere. Current programs include the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program, the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados and the Barbados Micro Grants Program. For more information, visit www.claralionelfoundation.org and follow updates on Instagram and Twitter at @ClaraLionelFdn.
In case you live outside planet Earth or don't follow Rihanna Daily on social media, you missed Rihanna's TV series debut on A&E's Bates Motel on Monday (March 20).
RiRi decided to go live on Instagram to watch the whole show and it was super fun/adorable! If you missed it, you can watch it again below or here.
On Monday (March 20), Rihanna visited a Sephora store and had a business meeting in New York City. Fenty Beauty should be coming soon!
She was rocking FENTYxPUMA sneaker boot, click here for photos.
Last Friday she was also spotted in town while heading to a nightclub. Click here for photos.
Rihanna earns her 22nd top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Love on the Brain" rises 6-5 on the chart dated March 25.
Rihanna breaks out of a fifth-place tie with Elvis Presley. The only artists with more top five Hot 100 hits than Rihanna: The Beatles (29), Madonna (28), Mariah Carey (26) and Janet Jackson (24).
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Here's an updated count of the artists with the most top five hits on the Hot 100 all-time:
Rihanna returns as PUMA Creative Director for her second season. In her Spring Summer 17 collection, sexy is powerful, expressive, and opulent. She merges sport silhouettes with the romance and grandeur of 18th century France. Sneakers, track suits, and boxing robes are reimagined, exaggerated, and elevated with luxurious fabrics and unexpected trims: intricate lace, fine pleating, playful bows, PUMA Cats, and piercing zip pullers. The unisex styles feature a soft, neutral color palette juxtaposed with Rihanna’s irresistible “je ne sais quoi". For those who get their hands on it: may your boldest self reign.
This Thursday (March 9) four items are available for sale at PUMA.com and select stores:
Lace up heel
Zipped sneaker boots
Bow slide sandals
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Find photos of the upcoming items from the Spring/Summer collection here.
Via WWD: It was just a quiet night in the library with Rihanna. For her third Fenty Puma collection, RiRi paraded her fall collection at Paris’ Bibliothèque Nationale de France, where the stacks probably hadn’t seen this much excitement since the Dewey Decimal System was installed. There was very little reading being done. The long tables at which the audience sat, a classic green library lamp for just about every place, became the runway, as the models strutted by in riffs on private school plaids, letterman sweaters and jackets, basketball shorts, track suits, boxers and jerseys. There were wayward Catholic school girls, sexy jocks, punks and Goths — all done up with a major dose of Rihanna’s DGAF attitude.
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After the show, she said going back to school thematically was a way to relive her school days and do all the things she wasn’t allowed to when she was a kid. “In Barbados, we don’t get to dress up in school,” said Rihanna. “It’s strictly school uniforms. Every time I would come to America, I would see kids getting into dressing up…this was my way of expressing myself in that avenue, having fun, creating looks that blended with the different cliques and marrying that world with sport.” The collection was fun, impressively staged and full of good energy, which is no easy feat at 9 p.m. on the second-to-last day of the four-week fashion week haul.
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A skateboard-toting female model in a long plaid robe of a puffer jacket, boxer shorts and no shirt set the tone for Rihanna’s bad gal school dress code. There was a cropped Puma pantha logo sweater worn with mixed navy and green plaid track pants and a big stuffed teddy bear backpack. An exaggerated sweater dress came in navy and yellow varsity stripes emblazoned with the year 1988. A corseted cropped T-shirt was worn with baggy basketball shorts and over-the-knee, lace-up boots based on classic Puma sneakers. The palette was based on traditional school colors — and then black and tan for the Goth kids who closed the show in aggressively oversized hooded faux-fur coats and sweats.
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The look was quite different from Rihanna’s previous two collections — the first Japanese-Goth inspired, the second girly, sweet Marie Antionette-sport — but the mood was the same. Rihanna is reportedly working with different designers each season, but the end result reflects her very distinct, personal point of view. The lineup was full of a lot of clothes for real kids to realistically wear — puffers, windbreakers, hoodies and track pants, that were much cooler than Rihanna’s own school uniform. “It was like a khaki dress that zips up in the front and a blue and yellow belt with black shoes,” she recalled. “That sounds like fun, right?”
Watch Rihanna backstage at the show
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