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
Congratulations to Rihanna on winning three awards at the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards!
R&B Song Of The Tear
R&B Album Of The Year
As she's in Paris and was unable to attend the show, she recorded a sweet message which was shared via iHeart's Snapchat. Watch:
Rihanna really can't make a photoshoot where she's looking bad! The superstar singer managed to rock almost every color of the rainbow in the latest Paper Magazine issue! Make sure to check all the photos and get the magazine when it's out on newstands!
PAPER MAG: It's been almost ten years since Rihanna first graced our cover back in August 2007. It was right when she'd released her explosive third album Good Girl Gone Bad featuring the smash single "Umbrella." Back then, just like her album's title implies, Rihanna was at a turning point in her career, starting to break out of the glossy, pop princess mold and find her voice and her unique sense of style. "[Good Girl Gone Bad] really represents my liberation," she told our writer Bevy Smith at the time.
In the decade since, she's certainly found that freedom. She's dropped five more albums, including last year's hit Anti; was named CFDA's Fashion Icon of the Year in 2014 (and accepted the award in that unforgettable, crystal-studded see-through Adam Selman gown); designed two Fenty Puma collections with the athletic brand (and will debut her third in Paris on March 6th); received the MTV Video Vanguard Award last August; and even traveled to Cambridge, MA, earlier this week to accept Harvard's Humanitarian of the Year Award. And, amidst all this, what's nearly as remarkable as her creative and professional accomplishments is the fact that she's remained the cool, DGAF chick who will bring a bedazzled flask to the Grammys and often returns home to Barbados to don a bejeweled bikini and feathered headdress for carnival.
Now, the woman who can do it all is lending her talents to Hollywood; she's part of the all-female Ocean's Eight cast, starring alongside acting heavyweights like Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway. For our spring #BreakTheRules cover, our team took inspiration from her budding acting career and chameleon-like powers of transformation to cast her as a high fashion clerk in a bodega of the future. "We thought it would be interesting to put a superstar like Rih in such an everyday surrounding," says Shannon Stokes, who styled our shoot alongside Farren Fucci. "And Farren added the 'future' angle to give it a twist, so it became a challenge to envision what a girl who worked there might look like," he added.
Click through to see Badgal behind the counter and pick up a copy of our new issue when it hits stands March 6th.
Splash photo: Shirt by No. 21, bra by & Other Stories, skirt by Marni, boots by Dior, gloves by Acne Studios, and jewelry by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes
Stylists: Farren Fucci at Wilhelmina and Shannon Stokes
Hair: Yusef at Factory Downtown
Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench at Streeters using Tom Ford Beauty Makeup
Photo Assistants: Butch Hogan and David Morett
Digital Tech: Joseph Borduin
Hair Assistant: Naphia at Factory Downtown
Makeup Assistants: Angela Christodoulou and Fatimot Isadare
Nails: Maria Salandra at Vision Nation Artists
Postproduction: Justine Foord at Silhouette Studio
Stylist Team: The Fashion Mansion Group, Lade, Karissa Mitchell, Kali Mackay, Jade Mayo, Devon Milan, Neha Shaki, Brittany Hall Extras: Duckie Thot, Mallory Merk, Poster Boy
Location: Alphabet City Deli & Grill, 54 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
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