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We hope this latest venture will fare better with critics than her River Island line: Rihanna is teaming up with MAC as their first ever celebrity “creative partner,” kicking off with a year-long cosmetics collaboration called RiRi [Hearts] MAC.
The focus of her collection will be RiRi Woo, a lipstick inspired by the singer’s favorite red lip shade, MAC’s Ruby Woo, which will launch in May to coincide with her Diamonds tour stop at N.Y.C.’s Barclays Center. She’ll continue to roll out seasonal collections, which will include 31 products, from lipstick to false lashes and nail polish.
MAC has worked with several stars in the past, including Nicki Minaj and Christina Aguilera, but Rihanna’s the first to land the “creative partner” title. “We always say that MAC likes to go on a date but doesn’t really want to go into a relationship,” John Demsey, group president of Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., MAC’s parent company, tells WWD. “This relationship with Rihanna is a long-term one.”
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Of all the adjectives we expected to hear about Rihanna‘s first-ever fashion line (for U.K. chain River Island) — “’90s-inspired” or “skin-baring” among them — we have to admit “horror show” took us by surprise. But fashion critics called it just that, savaging her debut collection for being uninspired, underwhelming and just plain unattractive.
The show, held in an abandoned central London post office, started an hour late and ran for nine minutes — including a brief appearance by the star. It wasn’t difficult to see why the show wasn’t critically beloved, but there’s no denying Rihanna’s influence was clearly visible, from the belly chains to the see-through mesh tops to the high-slit skirts. In fact, a large part of the problem may be that the only person who can pull these clothes off is Rihanna herself.
And while some onlookers (like The Daily Beast’s Tom Sykes) found the collection “porny” and “hideous,” other acknowledge that the designs are likely to sell, no matter how bad: “She’s Rihanna, after all,” shrugged New York Magazine‘s Alex Rees. If you want to judge for yourself, River Island’s Facebook page is replaying the show on loop.
Tell us: What do you think of Rihanna’s debut clothing line? Would you buy any of the pieces?
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–Rent the Runway partnered with Donna Karan to create an exclusive capsule collection, which is available right this second! [Rent The Runway]
One of our favorite things about awards shows (besides our inter-office gown debate, of course) is seeing what style bloggers Tom and Lorenzo have to say about the red carpet. Always incisive and hilarious, they seem to be able to say what we’re thinking without even knowing we’re thinking it. And now the pair takes a break from their packed New York Fashion Week schedule to break down their take on last night’s Grammys style.
Below, they explain their four favorite (and one, er, swing and a miss) looks from the red carpet; roll over to see even more details.
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managed just that,” they said of the star’s “vibrant, attention-getting red gown that’s positively demure compared to a lot of her red carpet choices. Add some blown-out hair and she’s rocking some old-school pretty.”
The dresses may have been rather safe at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, but some stars went bold with at least one part of their look: their nails. Celebs from Carly Rae Jepsen (rocking diamond-dusted nails) to Kelly Clarkson (in a yet-to-be-named Deborah Lippman shade) sported killer polish, but we narrowed it down to four stars whose manis really stood out.
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Rihanna: She went for a modest gown, but the singer brought her signature sexiness with ’80-inspired square-shape crazy-long talons. “She wanted to match her dress perfectly with an orange-red color, so we blended two colors to come up with the perfect look,” her manicurist Kimmie Kyees tells PEOPLE. (She used a mix of Ooo La Liscious and Red Carpet Reddy by Red Carpet Manicure LED gel polish.)
Miranda Lambert: Adding a pop of blue with mini triangles on the base of her nail beds, Lambert added a funky twist to her ladylike rounded champagne numbers. (Her manicurist, Naja Rickette, used colors from the Azature Black Diamond Collection, including blue and champagne.)