Rihanna Begins #R8 Era In Dior Couture

Posted by Sheena // December 18, 2014

Rihanna in Paris wearing Dior Fall 2014 couture grey jumpsuit and blue glovesRihanna and her team held an event in Paris today that was dubbed the #R8 Experience on social media. Fans were asked to gather at the Trocodéro, which is near the Eiffel Tower, for a chance to film something with Rihanna. Rihanna was filmed running into a large group of her fans and later she sat atop a bodyguard’s shoulders as she savoured the adoration from those who had come to see her. It’s unclear what the video will be used for but it has certainly piqued the interests of fans worldwide who have been waiting impatiently for any news about the next album.

Rihanna in Dior Fall 2014 couture jumpsuit and blue glovesWhat I can tell you is that Rih’s outfit is from Christian Dior‘s Fall 2014 couture collection. This is Look 12, which was modelled by Kinga Rajzak on the runway. It consists of baby blue gloves and a light grey jumpsuit with metallic embroidery. The jumpsuit also has a front zip closure and several zips near the hips and on the sleeves. Of course, couture is not sold online so you will have to contact Dior if you are interested in purchasing.

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Instagram Chic: Rihanna Rocks BAPE x Puma

Posted by Sheena // December 18, 2014

Rihanna in Wildfox Couture Granny black sunglasses, A Bathing Ape x Puma camo jacket, Tu Es Mon Tresor bow boyfriend jeans, Timberland x Susan G Komen pink boots, Inez and Vinoodh leather necklaceRihanna updated her Instagram account with some great photos today. It was a nice treat since we haven’t seen much of the singer outside of official appearances for the past few weeks. The new Creative Director of women’s training at Puma flaunted some new gear from the brand’s collaboration with A Bathing Ape (aka BAPE). In July 2014 the first Puma x A Bathing Ape collection of football gear was announced and it consisted of a camo print jersey with the BAPE FC logo and a pair of football boots. It is unknown if and when Rihanna’s hooded camo jacket will be available but in the meantime you can take a look at the current collection here. Rihanna also rocked boyfriend jeans by Tu Es Mon Trésor. Earlier this year she was spotted in England wearing the loose-fitting jeans, which are embroidered along the sides with black grosgrain bows. Her bright pink boots are from Timberland‘s limited edition pink collection. The premium boots were designed with Susan G. Komen, the most well-known organisation for breast cancer awareness in the world. The Susan G. Komen logo is embossed on the tongue as well as the removable tag while a metal Timberland logo is affixed near the heel. Rih completed her look with Wildfox Couture‘s Granny sunglasses in black and Inez & Vinoodh‘s leather necklace, which features interlocking hoops and a star charm.

Rihanna in Dsquared2 Virginia jewel-embellished sandalsAnd here’s a little update. Rih shared the above photo a few hours after the others. These gorgeous shoes were an early Christmas gift from DSquared2. These are the Virginia sandals, which have an industrial look that is softened by pale suede leather. The high heel is embellished with with oval crystals while the ankle cuff sports a padlock. Shop the shoes below.


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Rihanna Is Puma’s New Creative Director

Posted by Sheena // December 17, 2014

RIhanna signs contract with PumaYesterday was a big day for Rihanna. The Barbadian singer was named Puma‘s Brand Ambassador and Creative Director of the women’s training division. According to Women’s Wear Daily (via Harper’s Bazaar), the seven-figure deal will see Rihanna designing apparel, footwear and accessories for the German sportswear brand beginning in Spring 2015. Puma’s CEO, Bjorn Gulden, had this to say:

“Her global profile, her charisma and individuality, her ambition – all these things make her a perfect ambassador for our brand. With a strong portfolio in football, running and motorsport, finding an inspiring partner for women’s training was very important. Rihanna was a natural choice for us. We’re delighted to have her as a partner, and we’re looking forward to what’s to come.”

Any regular reader of this blog will know that her sneaker collection is quite large so this deal is exciting. Her previous collections with River Island and Armani did very well but Rih will have a lot more creative control and responsibility with Puma. This collaboration will certainly increase Puma’s profile globally and expose her legions of fans to the athletic brand.

Rihanna in Saint Laurent mohair knit cardigan with fox fur collar, Mr Completely Puma platform creepers, Inez and Vinoodh leather necklaceRih flew all the way to Puma headquarters in Germany for the big announcement. Her look was definitely one that only she could pull off as it comprised multiple strands of white pearls, a satin bustier, sweatpants and sneakers. Here’s a little of what she wore.

Rihanna’s cream jacket is actually a cardigan. It’s Saint Laurent‘s waffle knit mohair cardigan, which has a gold zip front closure and a fox fur-trimmed hood. The shoes are from the brilliant minds over at Mr Completely. In order to create these creepers they added a 1.5″ platform sole to the upper from Puma sneakers. Unfortunately, they have only created custom Pumas for Rihanna but you can visit their online store for a look at their other shoes. Finally, Rih sported a new necklace from Inez & Vinoodh. Earlier this year she fell in love with their Tahitian white pearl necklace. This time she chose their black leather necklace, which features the designers’ signature interlocking hoops (they represent the couple’s wedding bands), an 18k gold star charm and a 0.2kt jewel.


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