Rihanna has recently been on twitter taking a tour of Coco Chanel’s house, sparking rumours that she may collaborate with the label. Although this has proven not to be true, it is by no means far-fetched, especially when you see the photos of her wandering around the iconic building as if she were a silver screen diva herself. Although this was a visit to the classic couture side of fashion, our starlet is by no means restrained by any sense of loyalty to the past: This girl is all about the future of fashion and femininity, that’s why J’adore Tresor has chosen RiRi as our first ever Wednesday Worship!
Rihanna has been described as “a figurehead for gutsy, confident fashion choices”, and who can argue with that. It is her willingness to push the boundaries of what she wears is what defines her as the inspiration for a generation of young men and women. Her style has been in a state of permanent evolution ever since her debut in 2005, sweet and seductive, haute-couture dominatrix, rude girl sex symbol, androgynous, and more recently - boho chick.
We all know that is not within her powers of imagination to flump out of bed in a onesie, or a shaggy jumper and tracksuit bottom combo. Then again why would she want to, when designers all over the world are clawing tooth and nail to have her represent their labels. Rihanna is happy to take the risks we would never dare to; showing record breaking amounts of flesh has led her to become the hyper sexualised symbol of contemporary fashion that she is today.
April 2012 saw the superstar become the youngest black woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue, by autumn of the same year British Vogue had styled her as Marilyn Monroe for their cover shoot. H&M were the first to invite Rihanna to design a line for them as part of their Fashion Against AIDS line, in 2011 Armani invited her to design her first fashion range, which was released in the winter of that year. She then appeared in British fashion reality program Styled to Rock, that paired up and coming designers with the experts in the industry. Her latest venture into fashion debut at London Fashion Week, where she presented her SS13 collection, the second part of the collection designed for UK high street store River Island, which features all of Rihanna’s geek chic, bare-all style, and even includes her trademark accessory: two leather trucker hats!
We at J’adore Tresor love her for her sparkle most of all, and the ease with which she adds clunky jewels to simple two tone outfits; or just when you thought she couldn’t fit any more shine, sheen and sparkle to her get up, she adds diamante studs to her baseball cap! This is the nature of her style, its always one small step over the line for this young star, but one giant leap for fashionkind.