Yesterday Rihanna and her bestie Melissa Forde did a little shopping in New York City before heading to Da Silvano for dinner. She picked up a very interesting piece while at the VFILES store. It’s the Bless letterman jacket, which seems to be a hybrid of a fringed poncho and a classic varsity jacket. A peek at some of their previous collections shows that this effect is a big part of their design process. Unfortunately, this jacket can only be purchased in store at VFILES but you can shop other Bless pieces online at Barneys and Suspension.
She tucked J Brand‘s 835 midrise cropped skinny jeans into brown croc-embossed boots. Click here to see a better shot of her in the jeans, which have rips in both knees, some fading on the thighs and a few other signs of distressing. The Bajan star also carried Diesel‘s Karola leather backpack. This bag is never too far from her lately and seems to be Diesel’s most popular item for 2015. The backpack has gunmetal hardware, a drawstring closure and a secondary flap closure that buckles to an attached harness.
Melissa shared the above photo on her Instagram account last night. In it Rihanna shows off a few of her new accessories. Firstly, she wore Bijules‘ snake nail ring. Meant to be worn over your actual nail, this ring features a pavé nail bed and a snake head that slithers down the finger. Jules Kim, the designer behind the brand, told me that they launched these rings in 2006. Since then they have become quite popular with celebrities. This is not the first time the singer has worn their jewellery either. Rih has previously been seen in the bar ring, which she wore in the We Found Love video (click here to see) and also while dining at a restaurant in 2007 (click here to see).
Both of her watches are by Vivienne Westwood. They are from the Rococo line of watches and each boasts leather straps and a coloured face that is set in an elaborate gold frame. These watches are almost sold out online but you can purchase the black one below. You can also shop the current selection of Vivienne Westwood watches at the designer’s online store and at Ernest Jones.
Update: Rihanna rocked geometric sunglasses by Miu Miu. The square-shaped sunnies are made of lightweight acetate and crystal and the brand’s logo is printed at the temple. This colour is a brown havana marble. Unfortunately, these are sold out online. Her top is R13‘s grey bandana sweatshirt. The sweatshirt is made of terry cloth and comes with a red paisley print bandana that is attached to the neckline.
- R13 grey bandana sweatshirt ($99)
- J Brand 835 Midrise cropped skinny jeans ($235)
- Diesel Karola leather backpack ($367)
- Bijules snake nail ring ($303)
- Vivienne Westwood Rococo VV005SMBK black leather watch ($149)
images via ultimate rihanna, instagram/melissa forde