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Rihanna Models For Balmain (and We Can't Believe It Took This Long!)

Dec/17/2013 at 01:31 PM ET

Rihanna BalmainCourtesy Olivier Rousteing

Rihanna loves big, bold looks. Balmain makes big, bold looks. So we’re amazed that it took so long for this match made in heaven to actually happen. The singer is the new face of the Parisian fashion line’s spring/summer 2014 campaign, which she and Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing both announced on Instagram Tuesday.
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Rihanna's Christmas Gift Haul Is Already Better Than Everyone Else's - and It's Only Dec. 10

Dec/10/2013 at 12:17 PM ET

How’s Rihanna‘s holiday season going? Well, she’s glad you asked. But rather than tell you about it, she’d rather just show you about a dozen pictures of her unbelievable gift stash. And though Rihanna may have made Santa’s naughty list in 2013, she’s definitely at the top of the nice list for designers ranging from Miuccia Prada to Stella McCartney, all of whom lavished her in gifts. Don’t believe us? Just check out this picture of her entryway, which was captioned “This is gonna be a long night…”

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Rihanna's Doobie Wrap: Five Things to Know About Her AMAs Hairstyle

Nov/26/2013 at 05:30 PM ET

Rihanna Doobie wrap Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection; Courtesy

At Sunday night’s American Music Awards, Rihanna graced the red carpet (and later, the stage, to accept her Icon Award) sporting a hairstyle that caused thousands of women to gasp in disbelief.

Sure, the 25-year-old Bajan beauty has made waves with her bold style choices before, but her latest move prompted some viewers to wonder if she forgot an important step in her getting-ready routine. After all, she seemed to be wearing a “doobie wrap”-– a protective hairstyle that seemingly originated in the Dominican Republic and is commonly requested by Black and Latina women to achieve or maintain a wrap hairstyle.

We checked in with veteran Dominican hairstylist Angela Martinez of the Acela Salon in the South Bronx, New York who has been creating doobies over 28 years (and demonstrates on Channel De La Cruz in the video below). Here’s what you probably didn’t know about Rihanna’s hairdo:

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Rihanna's 'Doobie Wrap!' Christina's Slimdown! Kylie's Bangs! The AMA Style Moments We're Still Discussing

Nov/25/2013 at 12:27 PM ET

You’ve seen the outfits (and the stars twirling in them). You’ve seen the selfies. And yet there are still things from last night’s American Music Awards that are being buzzed about in the PEOPLE offices. Below, our roundup of the star style moments worth special attention today, from new bangs to bold hair choices to fringed onesies.
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Exclusive! Shop the Skin-Perfecting Lotion Gwyneth Paltrow Uses, Now in Travel Size

Nov/25/2013 at 06:00 AM ET

If you love your legs, abs and upper arms just the way they are, congratulations (and can we get your trainer’s number slash your secret to self-confidence?). If, however, you’re like us and are happy with your body, but wouldn’t mind it looking more bronzed, more toned, firmer, tighter, less cellulite-y and in general more perfect, you’re going to want to shop this star-loved product (now in travel size!), available exclusively in this video.

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'Selfie' Is the Word of the Year. Let's Get Pointers, Courtesy Of Your Favorite Selfie-Taking Celebs

Nov/19/2013 at 03:50 PM ET

By now, you’ve heard that “selfie” is 2013′s word of the year, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. And since we know you’d never want to miss out on a trend, we assume you’re furiously practicing your duck face in front of the mirror to really maximize the selfie’s white-hot relevance at the moment. Not so fast, though: There are a few key pointers you’ll want to follow to make sure that your selfies are more Beyoncé’s gorgeous pixie reveal and less Martha Stewart’s food-stagrams. Celeb photographer and Smashbox founder Davis Factor and Smashbox Pro Lead Artist Lori Taylor Davis give us tips, and we pulled celeb selfies to illustrate.
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Let's Talk About Bangs, Baby: Three Star Styles Worth Discussing

Nov/18/2013 at 05:22 PM ET

Rihanna Bangs247PapsTV/Splash News Online;Donato Sardella/Wireimage

Two weeks ago, it seemed like boldfaced name in L.A. was getting a super-short pixie we had to discuss. But because this is Hollywood and trends can turn on a dime, it appears the latest hair-trend is a bit more in-your-face — literally. Three stars wore bangs that were either so bold, so new or so shaggy we felt they warranted your attention.
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