Image: Rihanna at 2012 Grammy Awards
Pop superstar Rihanna will join the ranks of Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman and Iman as the 2014 recipient of the CFDA Fashion Awards’ Fashion Icon Award. With three American Vogue covers, a recent campaign with Balmain and multiple collaborations with MAC Cosmetics; Rihanna has made her name known in the fashion and beauty industry. “We are proud to present Rihanna with the CFDA Fashion Icon Award for her impact on the industry as fashion’s most exciting ambassador in recent memory”, says Steven Kolb, CEO of CFDA. The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held on June 2nd. What do you think of Rihanna winning the honor? Comment below.
Third Time’s the Charm–Landing her third Vogue cover, Rihanna graces the March 2014 issue of Vogue US wearing a look from Louis Vuitton’s spring collection. The pop star and face of Balmain poses for David Sims in a fashion shoot featuring designs from labels such as Miu Miu, Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane and Alexander McQueen styled by Tonne Goodman. Look at a preview of the spread below and see more on Vogue.com.
Rihanna’s New Viva Glam Ad – Following up the news last year that Rihanna would be the latest Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC, the cosmetics giant revealed the campaign image on its Facebook yesterday. The pop super star poses topless for famed fashion duo Inez and Vinoodh. One hundred percent of the Viva Glam lipstick sales goes to the MAC AIDS fund to help those affected by the disease. The limited edition lip stain will be available this month.
BTS with Rihanna – French label Balmain has released three behind the scenes video featuring campaign star Rihanna, her stylist Mel Ottenberg and creative director Olivier Rousteing. “Dreams do come true… When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete. Not compromising, fresh, modern, the icon of my generation, Rihanna embodies my vision of Balmain in this new campaign. In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world,” Rousteing says.
Rihanna Goes Balmain – After an initial preview early this morning, more images have been revealed from Rihanna’s Balmain campaign shot for the spring 2014 season. Photographed in New York City by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the singer gives off a cool girl vibe in leather bombers, houndstooth prints and knitwear. Rihanna’s personal stylist Mel Ottenberg also styled the shoot.
Rihanna for Balmain – Super star Rihanna is the new face of Balmain’s spring 2014 campaign, WWD has revealed. The pop singer poses for Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in 90s inspired wear and with a curly coif. Mel Ottenberg styled Rihanna while Atelier Franck Durand worked on creative direction for the shoot.
Rihanna for Mac Winter Collaboration
Rihanna Gets Glam for MAC – MAC Cosmetics has tapped Rihanna as the new spokesperson of Viva Glam. The pop superstar has had multiple creative partnerships with the makeup giant, with the most recent one being for winter. With the Viva Glam collaboration, 100 percent of the sales will benefit AIDS research. According to WWD, there is not much known about the collaboration except that will roll out in January of next year.
GQ’s 25th – GQ UK celebrates its 25th anniversary with pop megastar, Rihanna as its December cover girl. The “Pour it Up” star also appears on the fall-winter issue of 032c Magazine. The British magazine collaborated with artist Damien Hirst for a cover filled with snakes. Rihanna channels Medusa with a nest of snakes on her head and a large python wrapped around her shoulders. The new issue of GQ hits newsstands on October 31st.
Rihanna Gets Edgy – Superstar Rihanna graces the fall-winter issue of art/fashion bi-annual 032c Magazine. The Barbadian singer poses for Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in a black and white studio image, looking rugged with a sheared hairdo and oversized Gucci piece. On the cover, Rihanna gets accessorized with a large cross pendant and dark, smokey eyes.
Rihanna for MAC, Take 3 – Marking her third collaboration with makeup giant MAC, singer Rihanna’s fall line with the cosmetics brand is set to hit stores on October 3rd. The full collection of holiday products will arrive in December. The range includes her signature lipstick “RiRi Woo” available as a lip gloss as well as bronzer, eye mascara and eyeshadow palettes. Prices for the line range from $16.50 to $44.00.