Celeb/fashion collaborations make me a bit queasy. Some celebrities have an amazing sense of personal style (or a kick-ass stylist) but that doesn’t necessarily make them great designers. So when I stepped foot into River Island last Saturday to check out the collection up close, having watched and written about the show, I’d planned on bringing you a comedy blog of someone with pretty much the opposite style to Rihanna, dressing up disastrously…that’s how much I love this blog.
But alas that was not to be. Admittedly I avoided the most extreme or ‘definitively Rihanna’ looks…you wouldn’t thank me for bearing my post-Christmas turkey-stuffed ‘abs’ in a crop top or pallid thigh in a slashed skirt for you…but I was surprised to find a couple of items that I really liked and changed up my style without looking like I was dressing up.
So I mixed a (standard) Breton tee with Rihanna’s grunge-inspired zip up skirt and really liked it. Did anyone else watch Styled to Rock? I’d love to know if Heidi, the winner, whose ‘thing’ was clothing with tied shirt details is involved in this collection.
The piece of the collection that I LOVE is the black dress. It’s a new twist on the tried and tested LBD, fits really well and the fabric is lovely. At £70 I think it’s rather pricey for a celeb-designed collection, but totally worth it. Here’s how I styled it in my un-edgy way and a round-up of the sell-out items.
Which pieces are your favourites and how would you style them?