Rihanna photo

Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados and is a Barbadian singer currently residing in San Diego. Involved with music as a child, it wasn't until later that Rihanna received her big break. While vacationing in Barbados, music producer Evan Rogers was introduced to Rihanna at the age of 15. At the age of 18, Rihanna had already released 3 Billboard Hot 100 selling albums. Her latest album, Good Girl Gone Bad, featured her most recognized single "Umbrella" which went on to #1 in eleven countries. Rihanna's fresh and innovative style is one that is continuously being recognized. Her contemporary style, along with her Barbados influence, gives her a unique style that photographers love to get snaps of. As she continues to produce fresh hits, we will be there along the way to catch her latest trends.

Designers She Wears

Rihanna has been seen wearing Betsey Johnson, Deener, Ecoganik, JeeVice Optics, Julie K Handbags, Karen ZAMBOS, Laura Dahl, Matiko Shoes, Maya Brenner Designs, Rachel Leigh, Zoa,

Betsey Johnson Deener Ecoganik JeeVice Optics Julie K Handbags Karen ZAMBOS Laura Dahl Matiko Shoes Maya Brenner Designs Rachel Leigh Zoa

Latest Headlines

SKIPPING THE OSCARS FOR GIVENCHY

Rihanna seen on Feb 26 2014 in Paris, France. Rihanna also decided to skip the Oscars in favor of attending a slew of runway shows at Paris Fashion Week, and was photographed here leaving dinner at Farnesina Restaurant on February 26. Wearing a navy quilted leather jacket (for a great black biker jacket, take a look at Burning Torch's Leather Moto Jacket in Black, and for a cool vest option in a similar blue hue to the one that RiRi is rocking, check out Krisa's Top Vest in Navy) over a white turtleneck sweater (like Minnie Rose's Oversized Turtleneck Pullover in White), Rihanna then added on a pair of light wash ripped jeans (similar to TEXTILE Elizabeth and James' Ozzy Distressed Jeans in Rip and Repair) and pale blue and black pointed toe heels. A gold chain necklace and a pair of white sunglasses polished off the bad gal's outfit - are you into it? As we mentioned above, Rihanna opted out of glamming up for the Academy Awards, and instead stayed in Paris to take in the Givenchy show. According to ABC News, "Rihanna also ditched Hollywood Boulevard - and, as it happens, a va-va-voom gown - in favor of a black street look and menswear Givenchy jacket with a turned-back cap and mesh on her face." Leave it to RiRi to keep us guessing!

RIHANNA ROCKS RIO

Rihanna seen on Jan 19 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Zoe Saldana and Kate Hudson keep warm at the Sundance Film Festival, Rihanna was seen luxuriating in a bikini on a yacht in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 19. When it came to her seaside style, RiRi wore a teeny gold bikini (get the look with Beauty & The Beach's Shimmer Itsy Bitsy Bikini in Gold) and not much else! Simply oversized hoop earrings (love the added detailing on Satya Jewelry's Snake Hoops in Gold) and a few gold bangles (Nialaya's Puma Bangle in Gold and Jules Smith's Repeller Cuff with Crystal Stone in Gold are both similar) added the final touches to Rihanna's ensemble. Oh, and let's not forget the glass of champagne in her hand! What are your thoughts on RiRi's barely-there bikini, everyone? If you think this is revealing, you obviously haven't seen the photos of her topless photo shoot for Vogue Brazil! According to E! Online, "Rihanna showed off her curves and lots of skin in only high-wasted gold hot pants and a colorful scarf wrapped around her hair. The "Diamonds" singer also donned large hoop earrings and dozens of gold bracelets with only tiny pieces of tape on her breasts that did very little to cover her nipples. During the nearly naked shoot, Rihanna struck different poses for the photographer and even got in the water at one point." One thing is for sure, Rihanna is definitely comfortable in her own skin!

RIRI'S BARBADOS BEACH BOD

Rihanna seen on Nov 06 2013 in Barbados. While Miranda Kerr was bundled up in NYC, Rihanna was seen flaunting her enviable beach bod in her home country of Barbados on November 6. Sporting a tiny bikini (for two similar options, check out Sauipe Swimwear's Lilly Bikini in Valencia or Poko Pano's Kendra Print Triangle in Pink), RiRi accessorized with a gold necklace, statement ring (like Ted Rossi's Python Dome Ring in Choco Multi) and a pair of Ray-Ban New Wayfarers in Black. From there, beachy waves and a bold red lip completed her look. Thoughts on RiRi's sundrenched look here, everyone? In other Rihanna news, it was recently announced that she made the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 for the 25th time! Her latest track is a collaboration with Eminem titled "The Monster," and according to Billboard, is now tied with Elvis for "the most Hot 100 Top 10's." Rihanna then took to her official Twitter account to share this news and thank her fans for the honor, tweeting: "Navy thank you for pushing me and allowing me to keep breaking records and making histoRIH along with the greats! Jah just keeps blessing us." Congrats, Ri!

FIRST DIBS ON ALEXANDER WANG

Rihanna seen on Sep 11 2013 in London, England. Rihanna was photographed heading out of her hotel in London, England on the morning of September 11, following a night out with model Cara Delevingne at Nozomi restaurant. For her early morning ensemble, RiRi seems to have gotten first dibs on the collection that Alexander Wang just showed at New York Fashion Week, as she donned one of his instantly identifiable "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" pieces. To get an outfit inspired by Rihanna's here, pick one of the printed pullovers currently available here on CoutureCandy, such as Chaser's From Texas Pullover or Wildfox Couture's Destroyed Sweater in Knight Black. From there, add on a pair of coated black jeans to give off a leather-like look, such as either James Jeans' Twiggy Faux Front Pocket in Black Jeather or Bleulab's Detour Jegging in Dark Black/Black Coating. From there, add on a white cap, a pair of black shades, and white pumps to complete your look. Are you a fan of RiRi's latest look, everyone? In other Rihanna news, the sultry songstress has teamed up with Mac Cosmetics once again, this time for a full makeup collection! According to Bellasugar: "After giving the world her first Mac Cosmetics collaboration earlier this year, Rihanna's back at it with an ultra-luxe collection. Sumptuous lipsticks, neutral shadows, and two sets of lashes are all tucked away in this collection, creating an all-around perfect palette for the season. The collection will be available in the US in October." Are you interested in checking it out, friends?

RIRI GOES

Rihanna seen on Sep 04 2013 in New York, NY. Rihanna was photographed walking around in NYC on September 4, as she's in town to promote her latest fragrance, Rogue. For her street style on this occasion, RiRi chose a graphic Givenchy t-shirt that she paired with a chunky gold chain necklace and a pair of medium was skinny jeans. If you're interested in getting Rihanna's look here but making it a bit more wearable, perhaps consider toning down your clothing choices and then pick accessories that pop. Try wearing a classic black tee (like Michael Stars' Crew Neck Tee in Black) with a great fitting pair of jeans, such as Hudson Jeans' Collin Mid Rise in Siouxsie. From there, rock a gold chain necklace (Ben Amun's Gold Chain Link Necklace is a cool option), and then add on a black python clutch (check out Primary's Solid Python Clutch in Black) as RiRi did. Are you liking Rihanna's outfit this time around, everyone? In other RiRi style news, what is your take on the new mullet hairstyle she is rocking here? According to The Sun, "Rihanna looks like she's jumped in a time machine back to the 80s - stepping out with her new mullet hairstyle." Do you think this flashback 'do is a hit or a miss, everyone?

RIRI'S TOMBOY STYLE IN NYC

Rihanna seen on Aug 23 2013 in New York, NY. Rihanna was caught by the paparazzi as she went out to dinner in NYC on August 23, but did not seem to be in the mood to have her photo taken. Outfit wise, RiRi went for a tomboy look - are you into it, everyone? She started with a printed t-shirt (Ri's featured an iconic John Lennon image with a skull over his face; to keep the skull motif going, check out Chaser's Badass Skull Tee in Black) and a pair of light wash denim cut offs (like Joe's Jeans' Cut Off Short in Kerilee), and then wore an oversized pair of black sunglasses and black sneakers. Accessory wise, she donned a gold necklace adorned with "Fenty" (customize your necklace look with Nolan Jewelry's Initial Charm Pendant Necklace with Diamonds) and toted a black python clutch. Get the look with Primary's Solid Python Clutch in Black. In other Rihanna news, the sexy songstress is apparently just fine being single - until the right guy comes along. A source close to RiRi told Hollywood Life: "She wants a man but for sure doesn’t need one. When the right dude comes along, whenever that is, she’ll be ready and take her time and make sure it’s right. But until then, she’s not really tripping on a dude. Not just any guy, it’s got to be the right guy." Thoughts, readers?

RIRI'S ROCKS HER NEW 'DO AT THE CLUB

Rihanna seen on Aug 01 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Rihanna was photographed leaving the club Playhouse in LA on August 1, and was rocking her new naturally shorter hairstyle as the paparazzi snapped away. Before heading out for the night, RiRi quickly tweeted about her 'do, saying: "Still tryna get used to my hurr, so I threw on some #redlipstick #RIRIWoo." What are you feeling about her hair, everyone? Do you like this latest style for her? Since Rihanna pretty much changes up her hair every week, I doubt we'll see this style for long! For her night out ensemble, Rihanna donned a risque black dress with oversized sheer cutouts, along with strappy black sandals and a statement silver necklace. To put your own spin on this look, try choosing a black dress with sheer panels that aren't quite as revealing as RiRi's - both Riller & Fount's Carol Dress in Black and Donna Mizani's Pretty Girl Mini Dress in Black are good options. From there, add on an edgy silver necklace (like Jennifer Elizabeth's Iggy Necklace in Matte Silver) and a few mismatched bangles. Ted Rossi's Genuine Bullet Mini Talon Cuff in Black is a good starting point. In other Rihanna news, she allegedly isn't taking Katy Perry's recent statements about her in ELLE UK too seriously. In case you missed it, Katy had this to say about RiRi: "I love her [Rihanna] and every time I see her, I’m reminded of the light that she has. There’s a lot of dark in this business. I know a lot of people out there with the most detrimental entourages – they are the root of their demise. It’s really unfortunate but you can’t save these people. My days of celebrity saving are over." According to Hollywood Life, "Rihanna is used to people making judgments about her life and that she “adores” Katy and isn’t harboring any bad feelings towards her at all. A source tells them: 'Rihanna doesn’t need to be saved by anyone. The man upstairs is to whom she owes everything. That’s who brought her here and that’s who she’s leaving with. Everybody has an opinion about something. She knows how to get rid of toxic people in her life. She’s not a baby and has everything she could ever want or need in life. She’s happy and thankful." Thoughts on all of this drama, everyone?

RIRI PASSED UP

Rihanna seen on Jun 13 2013 in Manchester, England. Rihanna was snapped leaving her hotel in Manchester, England while en route to perform the next stop on her Diamonds World Tour, and looked to be in great spirits as she headed to the venue. For her look, RiRi paired a slouchy pair of jeans (get the look with J Brand's Aidan Slouchy Boy Jean in Lakespur Destruct) with a short sleeved black graphic tee (love the message on Wildfox Couture's Desert Crew First Date Top in Black) and grey beanie, and then added on a gold chain necklace (try Ben Amun's Gold Chain Link Necklace) and pair of tan cat eye sunglasses. From there, RiRi completed her ensemble with a simple bangle and a red pair of Saint Laurent heels. For a similar pair at a fraction of the price, take a look at Seychelles' Face the Music in Red. What's your take on Rihanna's toned-down style on this occasion, readers - is this a look you would try to emulate? In RiRi music news, it was recently revealed that Miley Cyrus' new song "We Can't Stop" was originally intended for Rihanna, but RiRi passed it up when choosing songs for her "Unapologetic" album. The producer of both tracks, Mike Will Made It, recently told MTV News: "It was kind of crazy ’cause when I originally worked on ‘We Can’t Stop,’ we had did it for Rihanna. The idea was more towards Rihanna. And then Rihanna, she heard [her 'Unapologetic' track] ‘Pour It Up,’ and then she got on ‘Pour It Up’ right away. And she didn’t even hear ‘We Can’t Stop.'" Interesting... which song of the two is your favorite?

A GIRL CRUSH ON MILEY?

Rihanna seen on May 16 2013 in New York, NY. Rihanna was recently photographed out and about in NYC, looking quite summery as she exited her hotel on May 16. For her street style on this occasion, RiRi wore a black tank dress with a slit up to there (for a similar option, check out Woodleigh's Keira Maxi Dress in Black, or for one that has just as risque of a slit, try Saint Grace's Lyric Maxi in Black) that she paired with cap toe flats and long, gold necklaces. From there, she donned a printed scarf (like Mangrove's Mogul Princess Scarf in Pink Blossom) over her head, along with circular sunnies and a red tote. For something in a similar shade, try Julie K Handbags' Laura in Red Cobra. What's your take on Rihanna's look here, friends - yay or nay? In other Rihanna news, Huffington Post is reporting that there may be a mutual girl crush between the songstress and Miley Cyrus! When Miley was recently asked if she'd make out with Rihanna, she replied "definitely." So, when TMZ recently spotted Rihanna, they asked her if she would consider some girl-on-girl action with Miley. Rihanna then replied, "tell her to call me!" Oh RiRi, always pushing the sexual envelope!

RIRI'S NYC STYLE STATEMENT

Rihanna seen on Apr 30 2013 in New York, NY. Rihanna was caught by the paparazzi leaving Da Silvano restaurant in NYC on April 30, and made quite the style statement as her bodyguard accompanied her to her car. Starting with a printed Mary Katrantzou top (for two similar options, try one of Voom by Joy Han's equally as graphic tops, like the Maryann 1/2 Sleeve Top in Multi or the Tessa Knit Sleeve Blouse in Black), RiRi then wore a pair of black denim cut offs (like Free People's Sateen Cargo Short in Washed Black) with a chunky gold necklace and several stacked bracelets. Julie Tuton Jewelry's Sterling Filigree Cuff in Sterling Silver is a great option if you're looking for something similar. Finally, a pair of tan Tom Ford bondage boots (yes, the same style that Anne Hathaway wore in black back in December) added the final edgy touch to Rihanna's nighttime street style. What are your thoughts on this look for RiRi, everyone? Do you like it, or do you think that it would have improved if she'd picked the black version of the boots? Personally, I think the tan look awesome on her! In other news, Chris Brown recently confirmed the rumors that he and Rihanna have split once again, in a chat he had with Australia's 2Day radio show "The Kyle and Jackie Show." According to Chris: "I mean, at the end of the day, shawty doing her thang, she on the road... It's always gonna be love. I'm just gonna do me. I'm a grown man. Just gotta fast forward. The way I look at it is, I am always going to love that person. But people have differences and people have different wants and needs. And at the end of the day, she's a young girl. I can't really be focused on wife-ing somebody that young. At the end of the day. And I'm young too. So I can't focus on that right now. I just need to fast forward and be a man and be the best Chris Brown I can be, instead of worrying about whoever else is going to be in my side pocket." Very interesting, and probably for the best!

RIRI BREAKS BILLBOARD RECORDS

Rihanna seen on Apr 19 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Rihanna was photographed arriving at LAX on April 19, and as usual, kept her look fresh even though she was off duty. Starting with a pair of light wash denim shorts (try The Laundry Room's American Flag Short in White for a similarly light wash), Rihanna then added on Givenchy's high-low top (you can emulate this look from RiRi in one of two ways, either go bold and pair a high-low dress, such as Stretta's Siwa Dress in Black, over denim shorts, or go the safer route and opt for a flowy tank, like Hard Tail's Pocket Frolic Tank in Black) and a backwards Boy London hat. A pair of Alexander Wang's Marta Boots in White and a sparkly double finger ring (similar to Erica Anenberg's Classic Sparkle Twosome in Silver/Clear) finished off RiRi's street style. What are your thoughts on this outfit, everyone - specifically her boots? One thing is for sure, not everyone would be able to rock those the way Rihanna did. In other Rihanna news, the sultry songstress recently made headlines due to the fact that she "rewrote history" for the most pop music number ones of all time. According to Billboard, "Rihanna becomes the first artist in the 20-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart to tally 10 No. 1s, as "Stay," featuring Mikky Ekko, rises 2-1. Here's a recap of Rihanna's record 10 Pop Songs No. 1s: "SOS," "Take A Bow," " Disturbia," "Live Your Life," "Rude Boy," "Love the Way You Lie," "Only Girl (In The World)," "S&M," "We Found Love," and "Stay."" Which is your favorite, everyone?

TAKING BACK CHRIS

Rihanna seen on Feb 28 2013 in Santa Monica, CA. Rihanna was photographed leaving dinner at her favorite restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica on February 28, and although her bodyguard did the best he could to divert the paps by aiming a flashlight in their direction, they still got their shots. For her dinnertime outfit, RiRi paired a black maxi dress with a thigh high slit (Saint Grace's Lyric Maxi in Black is nearly identical) with a black motorcycle jacket (go faux with Free People's Vegan Leather Jacket in Black) and a pair of strappy sandals. From there, she accessorized with a pair of diamond stud earrings, a gold necklace (try French Kande's Champagne Medallion in Brass) and a white clutch with gold hardware. For a simple white clutch that goes with everything, check out Julie K Handbags' Sasha White Boa Clutch. Are you into Rihanna's nighttime outfit here, friends? In other RiRi news, the "Stay" singer recently appeared on the cover of ELLE UK, and chatted with the magazine about her controversial decision to take back Chris Brown. According to Ri: "I had my own reasons, very, very private reasons. Very personal. A lot of things. Bottom line is — I know him. I had a lot to think about and I had a lot of time to think about it. I was trying to do this for myself... You don’t have that feeling [of everlasting love] with everybody so when you have it you don’t want to let go of it. I would definitely say that he is the one I have that kind of relationship with." Thoughts?

IS RIHANNA THE NEW PRINCESS DI?

Rihanna seen on Feb 17 2013 in London, England. Rihanna was snapped by the paparazzi as she exited her hotel in London, England on February 17, keeping her look sporty and casual while at the same time glamming it up with her red lipstick. Outfit wise, RiRi wore a grey crop top with a matching maxi skirt with a thigh high slit, that she paired with a black bomber jacket, a black beanie and a classic pair of Adidas kicks. To get her look on this occasion, try pairing AGAIN's super similar Hellenic in Silver with T2 Love's 3/4 Off Shoulder Thermal in Indigo, or for a dress option that provides a bit more coverage, check out AGAIN's Utopian in Silver. From there, top your look off with Vava by Joy Han's Terry Jacket in Black and grab a black beanie to top off your 'fit. What are your thoughts on Rihanna's street style here, everyone? In other Ri news, The Sunday Times placed a composite of the "Diamonds" singer's face alongside that of Princess Diana's for a cover story that tread "The Princess and the Showgirl: Why Rihanna is the New Princess Diana." According to the piece, ">Not since Diana rocketed from a shy kindergarten aide to a lean, mean fashion machine has there been such a ravishingly seductive flirtation with the world press." Obviously, Rihanna was quite flattered by this comparison and took to her Twitter account to express her thoughts. Ri tweeted: "When your face is pic-stitched to Princess Diana‘s on the cover of The Sunday Times…. I mean… #extraordinaRIHbehavior." Thoughts on this mash-up of women, readers?

RIRI'S DEBUT AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

Rihanna seen on Jan 25 2013 in Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was caught by the paparazzi as she left MyStudio nightclub in Hollywood on January 25, who did her best to keep her head down and avoid the blinding flashbulbs. For her clubgoing 'fit, RiRi wore a pair of coated skinny jeans (for a pair in a similar hue, try James Jeans' James Twiggy in Cinnamon Coated) with a Givenchy mirror image printed sweatshirt (for two similar options, check out either Zoa's Pullover Top in Parrot or Voom by Joy Han's Noelle Top in Pink), and then slipped into a pair of leopard print kicks (for a cool pair of booties in a classic leopard print, take a peek at Sam Edelman's Petty Solid in Leopard). From there, Rihanna wore a pair of huge hoop earrings and finished her look off with a dark bordeaux lip color. Do you like this late night outfit on the "Pour It Up" songstress, everyone? In other Rihanna news, the word recently spread that she would be debuting her new fashion line with River Island at London Fashion Week. The show is set to be unveiled on February 16, and according to RiRi: "I've been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family-run business also really appealed to me." Yeah, that and they probably also wrote her a HUGE paycheck to work with them!

RIRI'S PEOPLE'S CHOICE THANK YOU

Rihanna seen on Jan 10 2013 in Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was photographed leaving Roxbury nightclub in Hollywood on January 10, sporting new hair extensions as the paparazzi flashed away. In a pale pink crop top (for a similar piece in green, check out Naven's Crop Top in Green) that left little to the imagination, Rihanna then chose a pair of high waisted skinny pants (like Shin Choi's Hilary Pants in Black, or for a legging option, try Bailey 44's Stripped Down Legging in Black) and strappy black sandals for her night-out ensemble. A gold watch, diamond earrings and a gold necklace (for a similar piece, check out Robyn Rhodes' Sophia in White Opal) that read "Gran" (in tribute to the recent passing of her beloved grandmother Gran Gran Dolly) were the final details of RiRi's 'fit. Let me know your thoughts on Rihanna's outfit here by leaving a comment below! In other news, those of you who are fans of the "Diamonds" songstress will be pleased to know that she took home the prize for Favorite R&B Artist at the recent People's Choice Awards! To show her thanks to her many fans, Rihanna tweeted: "Special big ups to the people who voted for me, it was worth it!! Thanks for being, not just consistent, but loyal! I feel special, having you guys to inspire me and to grow with me!! Thank you and I love you #WINNER." Very sweet! Did any of you vote for her?

RIRI'S COLORFUL THANK YOU TWEET

Rihanna seen on Dec 21 2012 in Bridgetown, Barbados. Photographed doing some early Christmas shopping in Bridgetown, Barbados on December 21, Rihanna seemed to cause quite the commotion in her hometown! Friends and fans were seen following her down the road, snapping pics on their cell phones and generally freaking out... it's a good thing she had her burly bodyguard nearby. For her casual shopping outfit, RiRi paired a baggy white top (get the look with Michael Stars' oversized High Low Top with Pocket in White) with skintight light wash jeans (take your pick between J Brand's ultra light wash Mid Rise 11" Skinny Leg in Afterlife and Earnest Sewn's Audrey Skinny in Bianca), and then accessorized with a gold necklace (Ben Amun's Three Tiered Short Pendant Necklace in Gold is similar and super cool), metallic cap toe heels, and an oversized Chanel tote. Of course, a bold manicure - this time, it's white matte - topped off the "Diamonds" songstress' look. What are your thoughts on this casual 'fit from RiRi, friends? In other news, Rihanna was recently the recipient of a lavish gift from her label, Roc Nation... a $160,000 Porsche 911 Turbo S! Rihanna then took to her Twitter page to give thanks for her pre-Christmas gift, and her thank you is typical Rihanna. "Turbo on dat a$$. All I see is signs, all I see is dolla $ign$. Ain’t nobody f--kin wit my clique! Thank you to my Roc brothers! I love you guys, y’all are crazy for getting me this bad a** h*." Oh, RiRi. This is why I love you!

RIRI'S CONSERVATIVE NIGHT OUT

Rihanna seen on Dec 14 2012 in Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was photographed leaving Las Palmas nightclub in Hollywood on December 14, in an outfit that is rather conservative for her... and especially considering she's at a club! For her demure ensemble, RiRi paired a high waisted black pencil skirt (take your pick between Nicole Miller's Skirt in Black and Tag Jeans' Bancroft High Rise Pencil Skinny in Black) with a v-neck sweater (like Re.set's V-Neck Cashmere Sweater in Mastic), and then wore a pair of oversized hoop earrings (similar to Avanessi's Knot Hoops in Yellow Gold) and strappy black heels. Are you surprised to see Rihanna dress so conservatively for a night out on the town, everyone? And what are your thoughts on this look for her, love it or lose it? I must say, it is strange to see RiRi so covered up! Like Minka Kelly below, Rihanna took to her Twitter page to let her followers know how she felt about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, saying: "God have mercy!!!! No one deserves this! Praying for the families of the victims of the Connecticut shooting!! What a Christmas it will be." So very sad, indeed...

RIRI TALKS 777 TOUR

Rihanna seen on Nov 13 2012 in West Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was photographed on the red carpet of the 2012 GQ Men of the Year Party, which was held at the famous Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on November 13, celebrating the fact that she's this month's GQ cover girl. Before heading to the soiree, RiRi took to her Twitter to say: "Heading to my #GQ cover party #menoftheyear #and1woman." For her stunning soiree ensemble, Rihanna wore a simple, classic red Calvin Klein dress, along with a matching fiery red lip color, a pair of strappy red Manolo Blahnik heels, an oversized cocktail ring, and Neil Lane diamond hoop earrings and diamond necklace. Only fitting for RiRi to be dripping in diamonds... that is the name of her latest hit! To get a look inspired by Rihanna's red hot red carpet ensemble, it's essential to pick a striking red frock. Two options right here on CoutureCandy include Bailey 44's Boxy Sorting Dress in Red and Maisonette 1977's Lexi Dress in Flame. From there, jewelry is key. Wear Avanessi's Knot Hoops in White Gold with Femme Metale Jewelry's edgy Snake Shell Ring in Pink, and you'll be set. In other RiRi news, the "Take Care" songstress recently dished to "Access Hollywood" about her current 777 Tour, saying: "We wanted to do a 7 show tour, in 7 countries, in 7 days, and do it on a 777 plane. It's gonna be I think a really rock 'n roll week! We're not gonna know our names by the time we get back because we're gonna be so exhausted. This time around, you can't prepare. No rehearsals, no dancing, none of that. It's just me, my band, and my fans and that's it. I can't wait, to be honest. I think that this is going to be one of my favorite things that I've ever done." Sounds pretty cool... RiRi will be performing in Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London and New York for this mini-tour. Any of you planning on checking it out?

RIRI'S

Rihanna seen on Nov 10 2012 in New York, NY. Rihanna was seen leaving her NYC hotel and heading to the "Saturday Night Live" studios last night, November 10, where she performed two songs from her upcoming album: the hit track "Diamonds" and new song "Stay." For her outfit en route to the studios, RiRi chose a super chic black and white ensemble, starting with a great fitting pair of white denim (take your pick between Joe's Jeans' Skinny Jean in Jenny and James Jeans' Hunter in Luna White). From there, she wore a long black blouse with a silk collar (for a great black button up, take a peek at Splendid's Solid Button Down in Black) under a long, cozy black coat (get the look with True Grit's Long Shawl Coat in Black). Accessory wise, Rihanna wore a pair of circular Chanel sunglasses, a backwards baseball cap, and white flats with a black toe cap. What's your take on this look for RiRi - love it or lose it? In other news, Rihanna recently cleared up the rumors that she's back together with ex Chris Brown once and for all, telling Andy Cohen on a live Facebook chat that this is NOT true. When Andy asked RiRi if they were dating, she simply stated: "No. Not together." The duo did collaborate again for a track on her new album titled "Nobody's Business," of which she said: "Basically it's the way I look at everything regarding my personal life. Even though you have to witness it, it still is mine. This is mine at this point. When it gets to my music, I give and I give, and I just feel like I need to keep a little bit for me that I get to decide. If I had it my way, it would be really nobody's business." Interesting!

IS CHRIS PLAYING RIHANNA?

Rihanna seen on Oct 16 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Rihanna was spotted heading into a late night recording session at a Los Angeles studio on October 16, keeping her outfit cool and casual as the shutterbugs flashed away. Starting with a basic black tank top (like Michael Stars' Boyfriend Tank in Black), RiRi draped a chunky sweater (such as Free People's Yarn Cardigan Sweater in Midnight) over her shoulders and then slipped into a pair of coated skinny denim (check out 7 For All Mankind's Skinny Pant in Black Shiny). From there, Rihanna donned a backwards baseball cap, toted a black Chanel tote, and wore a few chunky cuffs - Jennifer Elizabeth's Ana Cuff in Oxidized Silver is a cool option. A pair of black Converse All Stars added the finishing touch to RiRi's ensemble. What are your thoughts on her look here - thumbs up or down? In other Rihanna news, it seems as though her reunion with ex Chris Brown is hotter than ever, as the NY Daily News is reporting that the two were recently spotted looking like quite the couple at Hollywood nightclub Playhouse. Says the source: "Rihanna and Chris got cozy on the couches at Playhouse, chatting with heads bent close together and even sharing drinks at one point. Although neither musical heavyweight has admitted to rekindling their relationship, the pair has gotten increasingly close in recent weeks, fueling rumors that they're back on." Not so fast... Chris was also recently spotted with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran - do you think he's playing Rihanna?

BACK WITH CHRIS

Rihanna seen on Oct 02 2012 in New York, NY. Rihanna was photographed leaving a recording studio in New York on October 2, facing the flashes of the paparazzi cameras before heading into her waiting car. For her outfit, RiRi chose an oversized red graphic t-shirt that read "American Dream" (for a cool graphic tank, check out Free People's Graphic Tank in Red) that she paired with thigh high black leather Christian Louboutin boots (get the look with Work Custom Jeans' Mamba Leggera Faux Leather in Neo Black). From there, Rihanna accessorized with a gold bangle (try Sophia & Chloe's Fertility/Prosperity Bangle in Gold) and hoop earrings (take a peek at Avanessi's Knot Hoops in Yellow Gold), and then finished off her look with a deep bordeaux lip color. What are your thoughts on this 'fit for RiRi, everyone? As I'm sure you've heard, rumors are circulating that Rihanna and Chris Brown have reunited, which has sparked quite the controversy. However, Ri's father spoke out about his daughter's relationship with CB to In Touch Weekly, saying: "I know they love each other. They always have. She’s happiest when she’s around him, and as long as she’s happy, I am happy and the whole world should be too." What are your thoughts about this RiRi/CB reunion, readers?

SHINING BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND

Rihanna seen on Sep 26 2012 in London, England. Rihanna was spotted leaving her London, England hotel on September 26, accompanied by quite the entourage, which included her best friend Melissa Forde. Outfit wise, RiRi paired light wash denim cut offs (like Free People's Lou Lou Cutoff in Denim) with a dark grey tee (try Michael Stars' Draped Dolman Scoop Neck in Oxide) and a black coat (for a similar option, try Vava by Joy Han's Terry Coat in Black; if you'd want to try this 'fit with a blazer instead, Tart's Tallie Blazer in Black is a great option), and then slipped into a pair of lace-up leopard wedges, which provided a fun pop of print. A bold red lip and a pair of circular sunnies were the icing on this stylish 'fit. Are you liking this look for Rihanna, everyone? As I'm sure you've heard, the sexy songstress recently released her new single "Diamonds," which everyone seems to be loving! According to Idolator: "Built on a propulsive midtempo beat, the song’s instrumentation feels like it’s just enough, foregoing the cluttered sound of her sometimes-overstuffed production. Melodically, it’s one of Ri’s strongest efforts. The memorable “shine bright like a diamond” hook is an instant earworm, and the chorus has an elegant simplicity, as cleverly spare as a refrain like “we found love in a hopeless place.” Although as a vocalist, Rihanna has always been a chameleon, here her intonation more distinctively Bajan than ever. Overall, “Diamonds” is a surprisingly understated single from Rihanna — but after so much high-octane drama, it makes sense to scale back. What’s lost in big impact is gained in subtlety: “Diamonds” might prove to outlast all those other hits." What's your take on her newest track, friends? I'm loving it!

A NEW ALBUM IN NOVEMBER

Rihanna seen on Sep 15 2012 in Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was spotted rocking her new, shorter 'do as she hit up Hollywood hot spot Eden on September 15, after enjoying dinner at her favorite restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica earlier that evening. For her clubgoing attire, RiRi paired a heather grey t-shirt dress that had a provocative cutout on her hip with a chain necklace, neon yellow sunglasses and a pair of strappy gold heels. To steal Rihanna's look - in a more demure way - check out three similar dresses here on CoutureCandy: Kay Unger's Grey Knit Dress, Bailey 44's Havana Dress in Pewter, and Tysa's Tunic Dress in Heather. From there, add on a statement silver chain necklace, like Femme Metale Jewelry's Lotus Necklace with Antique Chain. What's your thought on Rihanna's outfit here everyone - too over the top, or just enough? For those of you who are Rihanna fans, you'll be pleased to hear that Hollywood Gossip is reporting that the "We Found Love" songstress will drop a new song today, and her new album in November. Says the site: "The first single off her new album drops Monday. The record will be her seventh studio album, and comes out this November, following the trend of the past three years. In the midst of the buzz, Rihanna will be pounding the pavement on the North American leg of her 'Diamonds World Tour.'" Exciting!

RIRI'S SEPTEMBER POEM

Rihanna seen on Sep 01 2012 in London, England. Rihanna was seen looking especially exuberant as she left her hotel in London, England, taking a moment to flash a beautiful smile for the waiting photographers. For her London ensemble, RiRi started with a pair of grey/brown skinny pants (try J Brand's Super Skinny Tencel in Pelt) and then tucked in a feminine printed button down blouse (Joe's Jeans' Dandy Woven Blouse in Tatum Print is similar) and added on an army green jacket (get the look with Camilla and Marc's Crater Vest in Khaki). From there, Rihanna accessorized with white pointed toe pumps, a gold chain bracelet and necklace (try Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Tortoise Chain Necklace in Gold), and her favorite Gucci USA GG Flag collection Boston bag. What is your opinion on RiRi's outfit here, everyone? A bit demure for her, wouldn't you say? In other news, Rihanna is known for frequent posting of extremely personal photos and sentiments on her Twitter page, and a recent tweet on September 1 was no exception. She posted an Instagram photo of a note pad that read: "That day in September. That day we fell in love, it was so beautiful, his hands his tender touch, I remember, the day in September, when we fell in love <3." I wonder if she wrote this herself? Quite lovely.

STUNNING IN SAINT TROPEZ

Rihanna seen on Jul 21 2012 in Saint Tropez, France. Rihanna was photographed out and about on a hot summer night with a group of friends, strolling around Saint Tropez on July 21. Outfit wise, Rihanna wore a white knee length skirt (like Shin Choi's Audrey Skirt in Cream) with a grey tee (two of Michael Stars' tees are similar, such as the Slim Slouch Short Sleeve V Neck in Capri or the Slim Slouch V Neck in Heather Grey, which has stripes), and then slipped into a pair of red strappy sandals. Several delicate gold necklaces, hoop earrings, and gold cuffs (try stacking two or three of Satya Jewelry's Contoured Woven Gold Cuff to get the look) provided the finishing touches to RiRi's outfit. Are you liking this look for the "We Found Love" singer, friends? Rihanna has certainly been having a marvelous time while in France, as The Daily Mail reports: "Whilst in Saint tropez, Rihanna has been spending a lot of time aboard a luxury yacht as she soaked up the sun and tested the waters. She also invited former basketball star Magic Johnson to join her and some friends on board a luxury yacht she is renting. The 52-year-old former Laker was seen climbing aboard the huge vessel as it was moored off the coast of St Tropez in the south of France. Rihanna and Magic greeted each other warmly with a handshake and a hug before the singer showed off her holiday pad." Sounds like a ton of fun!

INDECENT EXPOSURE?

Rihanna seen on Jun 11 2012 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted out and about in NYC on June 11, and the sexy songstress left little to the imagination with her risque ensemble. What are your thoughts on her barely there bandeau - and the fact that it's so sheer? Is she on the edge of an indecent exposure? Rihanna paired her bandeau (for a similar option that isn't totally sheer, check out Free People's Scalloped Lace Bandeau in Taupe) with a skirt with a high-low hem (for a printed version, check out Ladakh's Highway Skirt in Purple, or for a dress with a similar hemline, try Alexia Admor's High Low Dress in Antique White) and a classic pair of Converse sneakers. Several stud earrings and a mini Celine tote added some stylish flair. It seems that as she went along, RiRi grew wise to the sheerness of her "top" and covered up with a grey hoodie (like JWLA's Smith Asymmetric Tied Hoodie in Heather Grey). Too little, too late? Hollywood Life seems to think that Rihanna's recent risque behavior (and outfit choices!) is a "desperate cry" to get ex Chris Brown back. The outlet spoke to Dr. Carole Lieberman, author of "Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets," who said: "Rihanna wants attention — particularly the attention of Chris Brown. It’s no wonder that her dad has told her to reunite with Chris, who he calls a ‘nice guy.’ Ronald Fenty unconsciously wants her to forgive and forget Chris’ abusive behavior, as a way of pretending that his own abuse of her mom wasn’t all that bad. It’s sad that this is playing right into what Rihanna has wanted to do anyway — be back in Chris’ arms — the same arms that almost killed her not that long ago." Very intense thoughts... what do you think everyone?

SEXY IN SYDNEY

Rihanna seen on Apr 10 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Rihanna was photographed with her new dark 'do at the Sydney, Australia premiere of her new film Battleship, giving fierce expressions for the photographers. Wearing a black Stella McCartney jumpsuit (for similar options, try either Indah's Jumpsuit with Bandeau in Black or Tart's Gweneth Jumper in Black), Rihanna accessorized with a pair of black strappy Manolo Blahnik shoes, an oversized pair of hoop earrings (check out Avanessi's Knot Hoops in Rose Gold), and a bold ring (I love Erica Anenberg's Love Block Twosome in Gold). From there a vibrant red lip and elegant updo completed RiRi's ensemble. What are your thoughts, everyone - red carpet hit or miss? In other Rihanna news, the sultry songstress recently cut an interview with Australian talk show "Sunrise" short after being asked about her love life. When the interviewer brought up her dating life and rumored hook-up with Ashton Kutcher, Rihanna reacted with: "It's very frustrating. Almost as frustrating as being asked about it." The reporter then said, "Yeah, you don't like going there?" Rihanna responded by saying: "I mean, what's the point?" The reporter then said, "Well people are interested in you, you're a big star." Visibly irritated, RiRi ended the interview by saying: "They are. And they're interested in a lot of things - a lot of things that don't matter. Or shouldn't." You'd think that Rihanna would understand that public interest in her love life is part of the fame game - do you agree that celebs romantic involvements should be an open book, or do you think that they should leave some aspects private?

LAS PALMAS BABE

Rihanna seen on Mar 24 2012 in Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was snapped leaving popular Hollywood night spot Las Palmas on March 24, keeping her look casual yet stylish for her night on the town. Outfit wise, Rihanna started with Alexander Wang's Spring 2012 floral ombre jeans (get a similar look with Earnest Sewn's Harlan in Cotton Candy) that she paired with a simple denim shirt (try Patterson J. Kincaid's cropped Whitley Button in Light Blue), and it seems that RiRi is going through quite the denim shirt phase at the moment! From there, she toted a grey Vlieger & Vandam clutch (try Julie K Handbags' Callie in Slate) and slipped into Alexander Wang's white Joan ankle strap pumps. A gold bracelet, like Calico Juno Designs' Hammered Curls Bracelet in Gold, completed her look. I don't know about you, but I am loving this outfit for RiRi. Even the red lip is perfect! I'd love to hear your thoughts, weigh in by leaving a comment! In other somewhat scandalous news, there are rumors swirling that RiRi has been hooking up with none other than Ashton Kutcher for over two months! What about her alleged rekindled flame with Chris Brown? It seems that the "Take Care" songstress is super into Ashton, as a source tells The Sun: "The flirting began as soon as Rihanna and Ashton met and swapped numbers. That moved on to texts and arranging to meet. They snuck off to a Santa Monica hotel a few weeks ago. They are two single people having a fling, so thought it would be best to meet in secret. Rihanna has told friends he’s funny and cute. Both of them love a good time and think they’re too busy for anything serious just yet. She’s starting to enquire about Kabbalah sessions with his rabbi. She’s open to new things and has always been a very spiritual girl. If she and Ashton are getting really close, she wants to be able to understand it." I wonder if there's truth to any of this?

SEXY FOR STELLA

Rihanna seen on Feb 18 2012 in London, England. Rihanna was seen posing for photogs and oozing sex appeal at the Stella McCartney presentation at London Fashion Week on February 18, donning yet another custom Giorgio Armani creation. RiRi's silk maxi with thigh high slit definitely looks like it was custom made for her body, and there's no question that the sultry songstress is working it! In addition to her Armani gown, RiRi donned vintage Susan Caplan chokers and bracelets and Annoushka diamond rings, and finished off her look with a pair of Tom Ford python heels. What are your thoughts on Rihanna's ensemble here, everyone - fashion knock-out or trying too hard? It surely seems as though RiRi was inspired by Michelle Pfieffer's character in Scarface for her recent ensembles. See the resemblance? For two dresses that are reminiscent of Rihanna's Armani number (but are much more wearable for everyday life), try either Jenny Han's Triangle Bust Maxi in Olympian or Tart's Callie Maxi in Herringbone. Then, go for the gold with an armful of gold bangles, by pairing Satya Jewelry's Contoured Woven Gold Cuff with Calico Juno Designs' Bracelet 28 in Gold. In other Rihanna news, earlier today her infamous ex Chris Brown tweeted her birthday greetings by saying "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBYN! (Rihanna's real name is Robyn), to which Rihanna accepted. She retweeted Chris and said "Thanks!" This will surely only add fuel to the rumors that Rihanna and Chris have rekindled, and a pal of the two tells Us Weekly: "Rihanna loves to live dangerously. Talking to and hooking up with Chris is all part of that." Be careful, girl!

GREYSTONE GIRL

Rihanna seen on Feb 05 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Rihanna was spotted hitting up popular Los Angeles nightspot Greystone Manor last night, February 5, while rocking a provocative bodysuit and her newly dyed platinum locks. In addition to her sheer top (if you can call it that), RiRi wore a pair of J Brand skinny jeans tucked into black boots, along with a biker cap, large gold cuff and multiple gold necklaces. A bold red lip completed her look. What are your thoughts, readers - it this look too risque even for Rihanna, or does she pull it off? For a more refined version of Rihanna's look that still keeps a bit of her sex appeal, try wearing Love True Love's Studio 54 V Neck One Piece in Black under a sheer top, such as Boulee's True Top in Black. From there, wear a pair of slightly distressed jeans (such as Siwy's Hannah Jean in Odyssey) and a big gold cuff (try Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Crystal Worn Gold Bracelet) and you'll be set. In other news, is the sexy songstress set to duet with Christina Aguilera on her newest single? RiRi recently tweeted the following message to her fans: "Would yall be mad if Birthday #CAKE became a single? Now here’s the trick question! #IF I put [a] collaborator on it, who would u wanna see lick the icing off????? #CAKE." She then continued by saying: "I need somebody #DIRRRTY on my Birthday #CAKE ;) lol." Do you think she's hinting at Christina due to the "Dirrty" refernece? Only time will tell!

RIRI & CHRIS: ARE THEY OR AREN'T THEY?

Rihanna seen on Feb 03 2012 in Santa Monica, CA. Stepping out for dinner at her favorite restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica on February 3, Rihanna once again rocked another statement look with her newly blonde hair. Wearing an Armani denim jumpsuit that she said she helped design (RiRi tweeted "I designed this for Armani") with several bangles and a pair of black pointed toe pumps, it was Rihanna's shaggy blonde 'do and bold burgundy lips that got people talking. If you're interested in rocking a denim-on-denim look that's a little more wearable than Rihanna's romper (because let's be real, there are probably only a few people who could pull this look off and RiRi is one of them), try pairing Patterson J Kincaid's Whitley Button in Light Blue with either Rock Revival's Sora Jean Pant or Kasil Workshop's Minx in Cake. From there, grab a pair of black heels and wear Ettika's Layered Tennis Bracelet in Multi and you should be good to go - just don't forget a bold lip! What are your thoughts on Rihanna's look everyone, is it fierce or a faux pas? At the Grammy Awards last night, RiRi was the talk of the carpet again as she posed for photogs in a simple yet uber-sexy Armani number, and then took to the stage to perform with Coldplay once the ceremony began. It was her antics off-stage, however, that has everyone wondering whether she is or isn't back with infamous ex Chris Brown. According to sources, "Rihanna and Chris spent four hours alone together in his dressing room during rehearsals, but never went near each other at the actual show." A different source spoke to Hollywood Life recently about their rumored hook ups, saying: "The times they have been in the same building at the clubs the last couple weeks were never a coincidence. They always know where each other will be and would hang out more but they don't want to be photographed together. Rihanna's people have said on a constant basis to her and she seems to understand that any type of video or picture of them together and happy would be very bad for her image." I wonder what the real story is?

BACK IN LA

Rihanna seen on Jan 22 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. We're back! Rihanna was spotted arriving from her trip to Hawaii at LAX on January 22, and seemed to be in a great mood as she flashed her megawatt smile for the paparazzi. Wearing a casual black strapless maxi dress (Tart's Dolores Dress in Black is just like RiRi's; if you're looking for something similar but a bit more seductive, try Boulee's Stella Dress in Black, which has a sexy sheer skirt) and simple sandals, Rihanna accessorized with delicate gold jewelry and an oversized Fendi tote. For a few simple gold jewelry pieces like the ones she's wearing, try Maya Brenner Designs' Mini Letter Necklace in R, of course, and Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Single Engraved Bracelet in Gold. On a beauty note, RiRi let her natural curls flow while keeping makeup to a minimum. Such a natural beauty! In other Rihanna news, rumors have spread recently that the "You Da One" singer and ex Chris Brown have been secretly dating again. Most recently, Ri and Chris were both spotted leaving the same club (albeit separately) Greystone Manner in LA which sparked many to think that these are more than just rumors. A source says to Radar Online, "They have probably hooked up no more than half a dozen times in the past year. It’s very unlikely that Rihanna and Chris would ever get back together though. Rihanna doesn’t care if she were to get public backlash if they were to reconcile, she is the one calling the shots now, which she likes. Rihanna knows that if they were to get back together, she wouldn’t be able to maintain that strong role, and Chris would lose interest. They are both very young, and Rihanna would never be able to trust Chris because he has problems staying faithful." What are your thoughts, everyone?

THERE FOR KATY

Rihanna seen on Jan 05 2012 in West Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was caught by the paparazzi as she headed into a tattoo parlor in West Hollywood on January 5, where she more than likely got some new ink. Wearing a pair of rolled dark wash denim (like Paige Premium Denim's Jimmy Skinny in Tigerlily) with a color blocked Joseph sweater (for an equally fun and funky sweater, try Twinkle by Wenlan's Beyond Borders in Seaport), RiRi slipped into a pair of white Christian Louboutin heels and wore a blue bandana that was tied into a bow in her hair. Accessory wise, Rihanna opted for a delicate necklace (Calico Juno Designs' Necklace 283 in Gold is very similar) with a simple bracelet (try Avanessi's Knot Bangle in White Gold) and a pair of Wayfarers. As usual, RiRi's street style is effortlessly cool. Are you into this look? As you know, Rihanna's friend Katy Perry recently split from husband Russell Brand, and the "You Da One" singer has allegedly been super supportive of Katy in her trying time. Says a source: "Katy is hardly speaking to anyone right now, but she called Rihanna as soon as she heard Russell was filing for divorce. Katy was embarrassed about calling her parents as they’d been so against Russell in the first place, but Rihanna was a great support for her and she really helped to calm her down. Rihanna has been there for Katy, texting her from Miami where she’s on holiday. Now they are planning a girlie getaway so Katy can clear her head." Sounds like Rihanna is definitely a good friend to have around in a time of need!

RIRI REFLECTS ON 2011

Rihanna seen on Dec 31 2011 in Miami, FL. Photographed leaving her hotel in Miami on New Year's Eve, Rihanna sported a casual ensemble before getting all glammed up for Diddy's private NYE bash later that night. For her daytime NYE outfit, RiRi started with a sporty pair of black and red shorts with yellow piping (for a similar silhouette in a dressier textile, try Kimberly Taylor's Oslo Short in Gold) and then wore a basic white tee (like Three Dots' Sheer Cap Sleeve Drape in White) with Alexander Wang's Chloe sandals. Jewelry wise, Rihanna wore multiple bangles and necklaces (to get a look similar to hers, try layering two of Robyn Rhodes' beautiful necklaces, such as the Dallas Necklace and the Ursula Necklace in White Jade) in addition to an oversized pair of hoop earrings. A messy updo and bright red lip completed RiRi's ensemble. Thoughts, everyone? It seems like Rihanna, just like the rest of us, are reflecting on 2011 while gearing up for a great 2012. Earlier yesterday, RiRi took to her Twitter to say thanks to all of her fans and supporters. She tweeted: "Thank you 4 makin 2011 an incredible year, filled with lots of laughs and tears...Memories made either way,that I'll always cherish #1LOVE." Very sweet... how did you celebrate New Year's Eve last night, readers?

RIHANNA TALKS THAT TALK

Rihanna seen on Oct 04 2011 in London, England. Caught leaving Nozomi in London on October 4, Rihanna wears her sunglasses at night to avoid deflect the flash bulbs from the ever-present paparazzi. Wearing a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans (such as Joe's Jeans' Rolled Boyfriend Jean in Patricia) with a cozy knit sweater (check out Joie's Sander Sweater in Heather Grey), RiRi accessorized with a statement making pair of Ferragamo houndstooth heels and bracelets galore. To get Rihanna's jewelry look, try wearing Halston Heritage's classic Ring Bangle in Gold with Alex and Ani's edgy Jett Expandable Wire Bangle Set in Russian Silver. A bright red lip completed her look. What are your thoughts on this outfit for RiRi, readers? For those of you who are into the sultry songstress' latest single "We Found Love," you may be interested to hear that she recently revealed the title of her upcoming album. The name? Talk That Talk. The new album will be released on November 21 and will surely feature more dance-pop grooves such as the Calvin Harris-produced first single. Who's excited?

BRIGHT IN BRAZIL

Rihanna seen on Sep 22 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rihanna was spotted visiting Christ the Redeemer during a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 22, taking in the view of what is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. Wearing her favorite pair of Levi's cut off shorts (for a similar pair, check out Work Custom Jeans' Beatnik Short in Medium Riviera) with a bright yellow top (like Minnie Rose's Spacedye Long Sleeve Crew in Yellow Sunrise ) and a pair of Prada sunglasses, RiRi accessorized with a cross-body bag (Julie K Handbags' Lorri Chain in Cognac is great), a few bangles, and black cage booties. For an edgy pair of booties, check out Loeffler Randall's Parker in Black. While Rihanna's presence will undoubtedly cause a stir wherever she goes, it seems that the "California King Bed" songstress was feeling extra fiesty as she visited a church in Rio this day. Hidden (but not very well) under her bright yellow top, RiRi wore a gold necklace with the C-word on it! You know, the one that rhymes with "hunt"? Wow. Talk about a fashion statement!! Thoughts?

RADIANT IN RIO

Rihanna seen on Sep 19 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rihanna was spotted enjoying the sun in Rio de Janeiro on September 19, surrounded by a group of friends as the paparazzi snapped away. Wearing Tavik Swimwear's Corazon Top with Maya Bottom in Leopard Tribal, RiRi accessorized with oversized hoop earrings (try Avenssi's Knot Hoops in Rose Gold) and a few delicately layered gold necklaces (like Tiger Lily Jewelry's Agate Slice Necklace in Gold/Sand). If you like the funky, fashionable look of Rihanna's suit, check out the Babette Top with Doll Bottom, which is also from Tavik Swimwear. True to RiRi style of late, the "We Found Love" singer also added a decorative head scarf to her seaside ensemble. Thoughts? In Rihanna romance news, it seems as though she may have a new love interest on her hands. After having been spotted looking chummy on numerous occasions with Dudley O’Shaughnessy, RiRi is staying mum (for now) on her relationship status. Who is Dudley, you ask? Well, Crushable reports that he is a model, who is "signed with Next Model Management and has shot campaigns for brands like Fred Perry and Stone Island. He’s also walked to runways at London Fashion Week. He’s also a boxer. He took up the sport at the age of nine, following in the footsteps of his father and older brother — and he’s currently ranked #1 in England in his welter weight category. Please, not hitting in the face!" Interesting! I wonder if they're just friends or something more?

PARTY MONSTER

Rihanna seen on Jul 20 2011 in New York, NY. Photographed leaving her hotel in NYC on July 20, Rihanna seemed to be in a good mood as she made her way to her waiting car. Outfit wise, RiRi started with a pair of light wash skinny jeans (similar to Vince's Skinny Ankle Jean in Light Abrasi) and a feminine button down (check out Kimberly Taylor's Crinkled Button Down in Nude), and then slipped into a pair of pointed toe nude heels. A giant Fendi clutch was next, followed by a ton of jewelry that included large hoop earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. To get a statement jewelry look like Rihanna, wear Sachin + Babi for Ankasa's Raffina Necklace in Beige with Erickson Beamon's gorgeous Gold Digger Large Cuff in Gold/Silver. Do you like this look on RiRi, everyone? The "Umbrella" songstress was in NYC for a stop along her tour, and it seems as though singing and dancing for two hours straight wasn't enough for her! According to People, Rihanna hit up her favorite New York club Greenhouse immediately following her performance, and according to a source: "Rihanna arrived with her dancers and friends and took over the entire VIP area, sipped Courvoisier Rose and let loose on the dancefloor until 4AM. She was in a great mood and having fun. The crowd was excited to see her, too, and cheered whenever she faced them." 4AM? Who knew RiRi was such a party monster?

CROP TOP CUTIE

Rihanna seen on Mar 03 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Stepping out in Sydney, Australia on March 3, Rihanna was escorted by her bodyguard to a lunch meeting at Beppi's - and she was just there for dinner the prior night! For her Sydney ensemble, RiRi chose an Alexander Wang cropped knit tank (for the cropped look with a little more coverage, try Alexander Wang's Crop Mock Pullover in White or Line's Fisherman Friend Sweater in Green) and paired it with Alexander Wang's high waisted twill pants (for something similar, check out Mason's Loose Cargo Pant in Sand) from the Resort 2011 collection. From there, Rihanna accessorized with a pair of oversized hoop earrings (take a look at Jacquie Aiche's 14k Gold Flower Hoop Earring) and a pair of Christian Louboutin Lucifer Bow stilettos. Are you into Ri's look here? I like how she's playing with proportions here, and mixing more conservative pants with edgy heels. While in Sydney, it seems that Rihanna certainly has no qualms about indulging her sexual side. She was recently spotted shopping at The Tool Shed sex shop, and while the store spokesperson did confirm that she was there, they wouldn't dish on what she scored. Says the rep: "I can’t say what Rihanna did or what she bought, it’s top secret." I bet it is!

LAKEWOOD LAUNCH

Rihanna seen on Feb 17 2011 in Lakewood, CA. Making an appearance to promote her new fragrance Reb'l Fleur at Macy's Lakewood on February 17, Rihanna opted for a cute and sassy look as she did a few cute poses. First, RiRi wore what appears to be a cardigan that was literally cut with a pair of scissors to create a cropped cardi - but in actuality is Prada's Longsleeve Cropped Top. Get the cropped sweater look with Alexander Wang's effortlessly cool Crop Mock Pullover in White. RiRi then paired her Prada sweater with a Prada high waisted floral skirt and a pair of Prada Fall 2010 Ankle Strap Platform Pumps. Seems like someone's currently obsessed with Prada! For a few similar skirt options here on CoutureCandy, check out either Tt Collection's Sabrina Skirt in Cream or Luc by Lucy's Lace Leni Skirt in White. Accessorize with a sparkly silver ring (try Amrita Singh's Ava Ring in Silver) and you'll be set. Are you into RiRi's cropped ensemble? I like that the look plays with proportions, however I just wish that the hemline of the cardigan wasn't so ragged! The music video for Rihanna's collaboration with Kanye West, "All of the Lights," was recently released, and the sexy songstress stripped down to a skimpy ensemble for the video. According to one site, Rihanna is baring all (well, almost all) for her sexy guest spot in Kanye West's new music video for "All of the Lights." In the video, Rihanna rocks a skimpy and strappy black ensemble matched with fiery red hair. Her barely there outfit and her vocals definitely heat up the song and the video. But, what else would you expect from Rihanna?" Have any of you seen the video yet?

BEV HILLS BABE

Rihanna seen on Jan 13 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA. Rihanna was photographed leaving the Beverly Hills Hotel and heading to the Los Angeles Clippers game on January 13, looking cute in a coral number. Yes, she's still rocking the red locks, and I must say - I'm digging how she's toned down the shade just a bit. For her outfit, RiRi wore a curve hugging coral dress that has cut out sides along with a pair of nude patent leather Louboutin heels (get a similar pair with Coye Nokes' Jacqueline Pump in Taupe Patent), a few gold bracelets and a delicate necklace. For something personalized, be sure to take a look at Christie Martin Jewelry's Gold Plated ID Necklace. If you're liking the shade of this dress, CoutureCandy has a few cute coral frocks to check out, including Voom by Joy Han's Rachel One Shoulder Dress in Coral and Luc by Lucy's Cut Out Bella Dress in Coral, which also has side cut outs. While there have been a few rumors circulating that Rihanna and galpal Nicki Minaj are living together and are more than just "pals," Nicki is clearing things up once and for all. It all started when RiRi joked that Nicki is her "sex partner," and now Nicki has said: "I don’t know where people got this really insane, hilarious, random rumor that [Rihanna] and I were living together. No, we're not getting cozy - I mean we're not getting cozy yet. There is a possibility because she is a bad b*tch so you just never know." Way to add fuel to the fire, Nicki!

PRETTY AT PURE

Rihanna seen on Dec 31 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Rihanna was seen fulfilling her hosting duties by posing on the red carpet at Pure Nightclub's New Year's Eve party on December 31 in Las Vegas, before heading over to Marquee nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan where she took to the stage to perform her hit song "What's My Name?" Of course, Ri chose something sure to turn heads, as she donned a red striped maxi dress with see-through mesh accents. In addition to her racy dress, Rihanna wore a pair of black patent Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps along with a statement necklace (try Amrita Singh's Faye Necklace in Gunmetal/Jet) and a few sparkling rings (check out Noir's Sally the Shark Ring in Silver). If you're inspired by Rihanna's striped ensemble, take a peek at Wit.'s similar - yet much more modest - Range Light Rope Dress in Neon Stripe. Woo's Kym Dress in Coral is another great option for a vibrant maxi dress. What are you feeling about RiRi's New Year's Eve ensemble - something only she can pull off, or would you ever dare wearing this dress? With the start of a new year, it seems that Rihanna is still reflecting on what a huge impact her hit song "Umbrella" had on her career. She spoke to Q Magazine and said: "I did have a deal with an umbrella company and they had a range of very good umbrellas. This is kind of weird because I grew up in Barbados and there’s not a great culture of umbrellas like there is in the UK and Europe. I guess we have the occasional storm or maybe the Caribbean is more known for its hurricanes and an umbrella isn’t going to get you very far in a situation like that. But, yes, I have a few umbrellas. Maybe 10? I dunno, but I am very grateful to the umbrella for what it has done for my career." Interesting!

BARBADOS BABE

Rihanna seen on Dec 26 2010 in Barbados. Spotted frolicking on the shores of her native island, Rihanna seemed to be having fun on Sandy Lane beach in Barbados on December 26. Donning a feline one piece swimsuit (get a similar, sassy look with Nina Swimwear's Anita One Piece in Felino, or opt for a not-so-basic black one piece with Poko Pano's Liz in Black) with a printed headscarf and sheer, slouchy grey cardigan (try Joe's Jeans' Hunter Cardigan in Eclipse or Monrow's Sweater Shirred Cardi in Heather Grey for something similar to RiRi's), Rihanna finished off her island ensemble with a stack of mismatched bangles and black sunglasses. What are your thoughts on RiRi's unconventional swimwear, readers? Is this something you'd ever dare to wear on the beach, or do you leave it to someone like the sexy songstress? While Rihanna's dating life has always been of extreme public interest, a source says that she now considers herself single after a rumored breakup with beau Matt Kemp. Says the source: "Rihanna already considers herself as single. She's ready to get back into the singles game. She never has a problem finding guys. And she flirts with lots." Get ready single men everywhere, Rihanna is on the prowl!

WESTFIELD WONDERFUL

Rihanna seen on Nov 04 2010 in London, England. Making an appearance at London's Westfield Shopping Center to help turn on the Christmas lights on November 4, Rihanna sported a cute - if not matchy matchy - look that played off of the fiery hue of her (still) red locks. RiRi started with a bright red Kos skirt (get a similar look with the vibrant pop of Tt Collection's Renee in Peony) that she paired with a tiny heather grey bustier top by Zambesi (opt for a little more coverage without sacrificing style with Boulee's Liv Bustier Top in White), and then added on a matching pair of Christian Louboutin heels and a silk head scarf with a polka dot pattern. A bunch of gold jewelry, including a pendant necklace and bold cuff, polished off Rihanna's look. Robyn Rhodes' Vicki Cuff in Gold and Jacquie Aiche's 14k Blue Diamond Owl Necklace in Yellow Gold are similar jewelry options to the look that Rihanna's rockin'. What are your thoughts of Ri's ensemble, readers? In my eyes, it's part prim housewife and part sexy temptress - I think there are elements of the outfit that work and elements that don't. I'm really not a fan of uber color-coordinated looks, but for some reason Rihanna's firetruck red locks, ruby red lips and red skirt don't bother me too much. Maybe it's the neutral grey hue that balances it out so well? Readers, weigh in. In other RiRi news, it's no surprise that she and Katy Perry are totally BFF's, but now Rihanna is saying that she wants Katy to join her on a double tour. Rihanna said: "I would love to tour with Katy. She's a rock star. And when I see her live, she just brings such a fun vibe, like a colourful rock star. She has all these props. She has candy and fruit and a blown-up ChapStick onstage, but then she's rocking out with a guitar and banging her head and swinging onstage and crowd-surfing." Would you want to see RiRi and Katy team up on stage? Talk about a fun show!!

FANCY IN FLORAL

Rihanna seen on Oct 27 2010 in New York, NY. It seems like there are so many celebrities who have been on a book tour lately, and Rihanna is no exception! The edgy songstress appeared at the 5th Avenue Barnes & Noble book store in NYC on October 27, promoting her new book "Rihanna" which is a visual chronicle of her first solo concert tour. For her book signing ensemble, Rihanna donned a feminine floral Jean Paul Gaultier maxi dress and a pair of nude Christian Louboutin heels, along with dainty jewelry and her now signature red locks swept up in a pretty updo. For two fanciful patterned frocks here on CoutureCandy, take a look at either Meghan Los Angeles' Tennison Dress in Steel Grey or Sue Wong's Hand Painted Maxi Dress in Black. Rihanna opted for a pair of simple stud earrings and a dainty drop necklace - try pairing Jacquie Aiche's Herkimer Stud Earrings in Gold with her matching 14k Herkimer Prong Solitaire Necklace for a classy look. On a beauty note, I'm loving RiRi's lilac manicure - and as always, her nails are long and pointy! Then again, I would expect no less. The day I see Rihanna with short nails is the day I'll cry one single tear. As I'm sure you've heard, RiRi's BFF Katy Perry recently got married in India, and Rihanna wasn't able to attend the lavish ceremony. She said: "I didn't get to go to the wedding. Luckily, Katy is in the same industry as me, so she understands and she knows how it can get. But I was fortunate enough to be able to throw her bachelorette party, so I got to be involved somehow." However, Rihanna did say that she got Katy a killer wedding gift! She dished: "I got her a really, really cool gift. But I'll let her tell you about that!" I wonder what it could be! Any guesses, readers?

PS - Thanks to all who have weighed in on the new site design, your feedback is so important to us! In response, we have made the font on the Celebrity Gossip Blog a bit bigger so that it is easier to read. Keep your fun, fashionable, and chic comments coming! Xo, CoutureCandy

DISHING ON HER BEAU

Rihanna seen on Oct 05 2010 in London, England. Spotted leaving her London hotel on October 5 and heading to dinner with boyfriend Matt Kemp, Rihanna looked glorious in Stella McCartney. RiRi paired a floral Stella McCartney Resort 2011 cropped jacket with the matching mini skirt, and added on a nude bustier top and a pair of pointed toe Christian Louboutin pumps. Have some fun the next time you dress up, and take a look at Jenny Han's Heart Skirt in Black/Silver - this totally seems like something RiRi would wear. If you're into the bustier look, check out Boulee's Liv Bustier Top in Heavy Shimmer or Betsey Johnson's Betsey Floral Bustier in Multi. To finish things off, try an attention-grabbing statement ring, like Ija Designs' Cuttlefish Ring in Silver. What are you feeling about Rihanna's outfit here, everyone - is this one of your favorites, or are you not into it? The "Only Girl" songstress is speaking out about her relationship with Matt, and is revealing: "It’s really difficult because we are so far from each other most of the year and we both have very demanding schedules it get’s difficult at times but it is what it is. I’m in love and I’m very happy but we have only been dating for a few months so no wedding for now we are taking it easy." I would hope no wedding... talk about movie at light speed!

GIORGIO BALDI GORGEOUS

Rihanna seen on Sep 23 2010 in Santa Monica, CA. Caught by the paparazzi as she left a dinner at Giorgio Baldi Ristorante in Santa Monica on September 23, Rihanna showed off her toned physique with a slightly risque sheer top while making her way to a waiting car. For her outfit, RiRi started with a sheer black top with a black bustier top underneath (get the look, while achieving slightly more coverage, with Gold Hawk's Sleeveless Front Lace Top in Black, or enjoy the sheer lace trend with Luc by Lucy's Femme Lace Top in Cream Frosting) that she paired with a ripped pair of boot cut jeans (try We The People's Madison in Distressed) and black peeptoe heels. A big bracelet and oversized silver hoop earrings (just like Michele Michel Jewelry's Hammered Hoops in Silver) completed Ri's look. Is this something you would ever attempt for a night out, or are you going to leave it to celebs like Rihanna? In new music news, there have been reports that Rihanna has collaborated with ex-beau Drake for a new track. I wonder if that was awkward, since their ill-fated romance was widely reported in the press? Either way, it's nice to see that both of them were professional and moved forward with their musical plans. Drake says, "I just did this great song with Rihanna so I hope we get to shoot a video for that too. I'm really excited about that song." Any of you excited to hear the as-of-yet-unnamed track?

KE$HA'S DREAM DUET

Rihanna seen on Aug 16 2010 in New York, NY. Stepping out for an evening of Tuscan cuisine at one of her favorite NYC restaurants, Da Silvano, on August 16, Rihanna did her best to avoid the paparazzi as she made her way into dinner. For her NYC ensemble, RiRi paired a cute floral dress (try Luc by Lucy's One Shoulder Summer Dress in Floral Print or Shumaq's Isa Dress in Black) with a pair of dazzling heels and a maroon leather Chanel backpack that seems to be vintage. Still sporting her firetruck red locks, RiRi accessories with oversized gold hoop earrings (play on the floral motif with Jacquie Aiche's 14k Gold Flower Hoop Earring), a dainty necklace, and a few chunky gold bracelets (like CC Skye's Feather Bangle in Gold). I don't know about you, but I can't take my eyes off of that enviable Chanel bag and her glittering pumps! What are your feelings about Ri's look here, everyone - is it a winner or a loser? In Rihanna music news, it seems that her "Last Girl On Earth" tour opener, Ke$ha, is longing to duet with the Barbadian beauty. Says K: "I’d be as honored to share a song with Rihanna as I’m honored to share her stage during our concert tour. We were just hanging out. She’s so amazing, especially on stage. She’s such a genuine person." I wonder if RiRi would have any interest in that? When it comes to Rihanna's new tunes, Alex Da Kid (he produced "Love The Way You Lie" with Eminem) is chatting about the possibility of collaborating with her again on new music. He says, "We worked together about a year before 'Love The Way You Lie' in London, and obviously that song has helped people around her and her label say, 'Oh, that's a big hit, we want another one.' You know how the music industry is. I’d say it’s like a mixture of her two sides. It’s commercial, but at the same time it’s got an edge to it—it has substance." Thoughts?

VIDEO CONTROVERSY

Rihanna seen on Aug 05 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Rihanna (along with her entourage!) was spotted making her way out of her hotel in Toronto, Canada and heading to the concert venue for the evening on August 5, where she performed a stop on her "Last Girl On Earth" tour. It's no surprise by now that RiRi isn't a very shy girl, as she wore a barely-there outfit for her Toronto stroll. Ri paired a black bra top (get a little more coverage with Tt Collection's Kate Cami in Black) with a ruffled mini skirt (Luc by Lucy's Lace Leni Skirt in White has a similar silhouette), along with taupe heels and black shades. Rihanna is, along with Mary-Kate Olsen, a member of the "more is more" school of thought when it comes to jewelry, and thus decided to sport huge earrings, multiple rings, a large cross necklace (check out Queen Baby by King Baby Studio's Traditional Cross With Heart Pendant in Silver) and bangles on both wrists (get the look on RiRi's left wrist with Amrita Singh's Selena Bangle Set in Turquoise). Is this look a little too risque for the sidewalk in your opinion, or is it ok since it's Rihanna? I know most of us wouldn't dare wearing this for a stroll in our local towns! In case you didn't know, the music video for Rihanna's song "Love The Way You Lie" with Eminem was released today, and (big surprise) is already sparking controversy. The video "features Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan as a sexy couple caught up in an ugly cycle of domestic abuse - graphically loving, fighting, drinking, shoplifting and ultimately burning down the house. There's no question that the video is definitely intense, but some are worried that it's depiction of domestic abuse is a little too real. Says Eminem: "[Director] Joseph [Kahn] and I worked pretty closely together to make sure we got this right. Trying to make this tough subject work visually is a challenge. It was great to have Rihanna, Megan and Dominic on board for this. They really brought it and made this video super-powerful." What are your thoughts, readers? Given the subject matter, are you surprised that Rihanna is involved with this?

Rihanna seen on Jul 31 2010 in Miami, FL. Still rockin' her firetruck red hairdo, Rihanna was caught by the paparazzi as she headed into Club Cameo with her friend Melissa in Miami, FL on July 31, after RiRi's concert at the American Airlines Arena earlier that evening. Word is that RiRi and Melissa had such a fun time, the girls were partying until 4am. Must've been a blast! For her partytime ensemble, Rihanna chose and exotic printed mini skirt (take a walk on the wild side with RaMona LaRue's Alicia Skirt in Black Giraffe, or for a shorter silhouette, take a look at Wit.'s Banded Mini Skirt in Grey) that she wore along with a sexy black camisole (I love the sheer details of Wish's Bullion Cami in Black) and black patent pumps. Jewelry wise, Rihanna went for the gold, as she paired oversized hoop earrings with a gold cross necklace and an assortment of gold bangles on her left wrist. Try Amrita Singh's Selena Bangle Set in Turquoise for something similar. I'm really feelin' RiRi's look here - are you? I especially like her makeup... the pink lip works well with her dramatic winged eyeliner. While Rihanna is one of music's most successful acts, it seems that the Barbadian beauty is set on breaking into film as well. Rumor has it that RiRi has signed on board for the feature film Battleship, based on the popular board game. "True Blood" vamp Alexander Skarsgard is also set to star, and the film is set for a May 2012 release. I wonder if the film has the recipe to set sail, or if this one will sink in a sea of summer blockbusters? Guess we'll have to wait two years to find out!

STRIPPING FOR KATY

Rihanna seen on Jun 26 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Rihanna was photographed leaving dinner at swanky Beverly Hills eatery Mastro's Steakhouse on June 26, still flaunting her firetruck red locks and lovingly holding on to her baseball player boo Matt Kemp. Rihanna seemed dead set on revving up the sex appeal for her date night with Matt, choosing a curve hugging navy cocktail dress with a subtle, exotic pattern. For similar, seductive dresses on CoutureCandy, check out Wish's Contact Bandeau Dress in Black, Carter's Baby Leopard Mini Dress in Leopard Print, or Nicole Miller's Ruched Asymmetric Dress in Grey. For her outfit's finishing touches, Rihanna slipped into a pair of nude pointed toe heels and wore a few dainty bracelets - try Ettika's Gold Dust on Linen Bracelet in Black. Are you feeling' RiRi's look here, readers - and more importantly, are you finally getting used to her bright red locks? As I'm sure you know, Rihanna is quite close with galpal Katy Perry, and it seems that when Katy announced her engagement to Russell Brand, Ri was asked to plan the bachelorette party! However, simply planning the party wasn't enough for Katy - she apparently wanted Rihanna to put on a striptease! Say what? Says Katy, "I want Rihanna to strip at my party. I want to see her whole body. The whole bit, the whole bit." Um, was Katy drunk when she said this? No word on Ri's response to this saucy request, but that would be quite the party if she went ahead with Katy's plan!

NEW ALBUM DEETS

Rihanna seen on Jun 14 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. The always fashionable Rihanna was photographed indulging in a bit of retail therapy with her BFF Melissa at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles on June 14, sporting her now firetruck red hair underneath a fedora. Is today fedora day at CoutureCandy or what? First Reese, now RiRi! So funny. For her outfit, Rihanna definitely proved that she's not afraid of mixing and matching patterns, as she chose a pair of lightweight high waisted polka dot shorts (Rail's Mila Shorts in White are a great high waisted basic) with a patterned strapless top. Take a look at Wit.'s Above Board Dress in Nautical Print - the pattern and silhouette are very similar to RiRi's top. From there, she wore a pair of silver studded Loubs, a 14k gold Sydney Evan Tiger Ring, a stack of gold bangles (try Alex and Ani's "Lots of Love and Luck" Expandable Wire Bangles in Gold) and some funky oversized gold hoops (check out CC Skye's Spike Hoops in Gold). What are your thoughts on Ri's 'fit here, readers - fun and funky or too all over the place? For those of you who are RiRi fans, you might be interested to hear that Bu Thiam, the Vice President of Def Jam Records, is dishing deets about her new album - and he's saying the goal is for the album to be as epic as Michael Jackson's "Thriller"! He says, "Rihanna is coming along incredibly. I’m trying to push her to where every song will be a hit from 1 to 12. I’m talking about NO album fillers. Our bar for this album is Michael Jackson’s Thriller. She’s great to work with and very hands on with every song that’s being written and produced. She has visual concepts for just about every song. It’s already giving me the feel of a timeless album, and right now is her time." Can't wait to hear!

RIGHT BEFORE THE RED

Rihanna seen on Jun 05 2010 in Madrid, Spain. Rihanna was caught heading into a Haagen-Dazs ice cream shop in Madrid, Spain on June 5, fulfilling her sweet tooth with a tasty cone. For her Madrid 'fit, she wore a patterned romper (check out one of the printed rompers featured on CoutureCandy, like Hard Tail's Strapless Romper in Tie Dye or Jenny Han's Tie Shoulder Romper in Rose Ditsy) that she paired with blush Louboutin pumps with ankle chain detailing and black cat eye sunglasses. She finished off her ensemble with a few layered necklaces - get RiRi's look with Calico Juno Designs' 3 Drop Stone Necklace in Gold and Robyn Rhodes' Sophia in White Opal. Are you a fan of Rihanna's look here, readers? Turns out, this was right before Rihanna ditched her blonde locks and dyed them bright red! Did you check out the pics of her performing with her new firetruck locks here? Quite the change? Not sure if I like the red - it's a little in-your-face (and not in a good way) even for RiRi!

A BIG FAN OF R.BRAND

Rihanna seen on May 29 2010 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Rihanna was photographed yesterday, May 29, in Tel Aviv, Israel where she was seen volunteering her time by painting a community center. Today, RiRi took to the stage and performed her "Last Girl on Earth" concert at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, and she expressed how excited she was for this performance. Said Ri: "It’s my first time in Israel and I’m thrilled. This is a great experience for me. I’m excited about the show." Love to hear about Rihanna dedicating her time to great causes like volunteering! For her look, she paired a sheer striped Alexander Wang blouse (both Jenny Han's Off Shoulder Blouse in Violet Daisy and Da-Nang's Print Long Sleeve Blouse in Dream are similar) with slouchy trousers (I'm obsessed with Gold Hawk's Paper Bag Pant in Sea Grass) and metallic Louboutin booties. A bright red manicure and a charm necklace (try Maya Brenner Designs' Mixed Charms Necklace in Gold and Silver) completed Ri's look. While it's always hard to keep track of Rihanna's hairstyles, her latest look that she's sporting is a flattering shade of honey blonde, with the sides still shaved. I'm normally not a fan of the shaved-side look, but surprisingly, I don't mind it on Rihanna. What do you think, readers? As I'm sure you know, Rihanna and galpal Katy Perry are practically BFF's (rumor has it that Ri is going to be a bridesmaid at Katy's wedding to funnyman Russell Brand), and Rihanna has recently expressed how much she loves Russell. She says, "I met him a few years ago when he interviewed me, and became friends with Katy later, and it's so funny because I would never have put the two of them together." Ri continued, ""But when she told me it made so much sense. I was like, 'Of course you guys would be together, you are both just hilarious and rude and disrespectful, it's perfect'." What are your thoughts on this pairing, readers - do you see their relationship lasting?

RIRI SCORES WITH

Rihanna seen on Mar 18 2010 in Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was seen unleashing her claws at popular Hollywood club Playhouse on March 18 - and man, look at those things! Her black nails seem absolutely lethal. RiRi seemed to be in good spirits as she was photographed being ushered into the club by her many security guards, flashing a coy smile for the paps and even giving them a quick wave. For her clubbing outfit, she went for a pair of black short shorts (try Johnson's Silk Shorts With Cuff in Black Feather Print) that she paired with a grey long sleeve top with strong shoulders and distressed cut outs (opt for a classic yet cute grey sweater, like Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti's Cashmere V-Neck Sweater in Charcoal), as well as lace-up peeptoe ankle booties and a bright red lip. Accessory wise, Rihanna piled on the jewelry, including a few long chain necklaces (similar to Kimberly Faith's 48" Patchwork Necklace in Gold and Silver) and studded bangles (I love the deep red hue of Linea Pelle Collection's Skinny Double Wrap Stud Bracelet in Crimson). How are you feeling about Ri's 'fit here, readers? Is this something you would wear for a night of clubbing with your girlfriends? In other Rihanna news, her newest single "Rude Boy" is proving to be quite the hit for the gorgeous songstress. According to a source, "The song surged to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, jumping three spots. "Rude Boy" is now Rihanna's sixth number one song and her fifth as a lead artist." Wow, congrats are definitely in order! Are any of you listening to "Rude Boy" out there? I know I'm definitely diggin' RiRi's latest hit!

TOUR TALK

Rihanna seen on Feb 05 2010 in Miami, FL. Looking absolutely smashing, it appears that Rihanna color-coordinated with the blue carpet as she hosted the Pepsi Refresh Project Kickoff Party at LIV Nightclub at the Fonatinebleau Hotel in Miami on February 5. RiRi chose a strapless abstract Christian Siriano Spring 2010 mini dress (try two of Interlud's strapless options, like the Layered Art Deco Mini in Teal or the Pebbles Party Dress in Grey Dot, for two similar options) paired with barely there nude strappy Jimmy Choo heels and chunky jewelry. Try Ettika's Layered Tennis Bracelet in Multi to emulate Rihanna's chain bracelet, or check out Michele Michel Jewelry's Hammered Butter Earrings in Silver if you like her sparkly earrings. Overall, though, do you think this is a winning look for the sultry singer? I really like it! The color looks great against her skin. While at the Pepsi event, Rihanna talked to the press about her upcoming tour, saying: "We're starting to get a little more technical, have a little more fun with things like that, doing bigger things and getting ready for the tour." She's scheduled to hit the US with her tour this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for tickets, Ri fans! Of course she was also asked who she was rooting for in the Super Bowl, to which she replied, "You know they're both really great teams but I'm rooting for the Saints. But who knows? We'll see." Looks like she got her wish!

RIRI DEBUTS

Rihanna seen on Jan 22 2010 in London, England. As much as I love seeing Rihanna all decked out in her wild and crazy red carpet and performance looks, I also love seeing her at the airport, where she wears a hoodie and jeans like the rest of us. Spotted arriving from Sweden at Heathrow Airport in London on January 22, RiRi kept it simple by starting with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans (try AG Jeans' Tights in Rosebud) and pairing them with a grey hoodie (like Splendid's Distressed Fleece Hoodie in Coal) under an oversized black blazer (try Isabel Lu's Flap Oversized Blazer in Navy Black) and big black scarf (I love that Elizabeth Gillett Ltd's Pocket Vest Scarf in Black has pockets!!). She completed her look with a killer pair of black leather motorcycle boots (check out Farylrobin's Ulysses Motorcycle Boot in Black), a pair of black shades and a studded leather hobo bag (try Danielle Nicole's Sahara Studded Messenger Bag in Black). What are your thoughts of Rihanna's look here - do you agree with me in that it's nice to see her dressed down a bit? Almost like when Victoria Beckham wore ripped jeans and flip flops here! In other Rihanna news, she debuted her new charity single "Stranded" at the Hope for Haiti now telethon at The Hospital Club in London. The new track, in which Rihanna teams up with Jay-Z and Bono, is a charity single to benefit the Haiti relief efforts. "Haiti, mon amour, not gonna leave you stranded," Rihanna sings in the chorus. If you are a fan of either Rihanna, Jay-Z or Bono, head over to iTunes and buy the song - every little bit helps.

HER HARDER-EDGED STYLE

Rihanna seen on Nov 28 2009 in London, England. The always edgy Rihanna was seen looking like she was definitely enjoying London's nightlife (is it just me, or does she seem a bit tipsy in these pics?) as she made her way from the exclusive Wellington Club to Bungalow 8 on November 28. Side note: RiRi's cockatoo 'do is really getting outta control! It's like a longer, wilder version of NeNe's 'do on the "Housewives of Atlanta" Reunion Special! For her 'fit, Rihanna started with a strong-shouldered white crop sweater (try Qi Cashmere's Mesh Ornate Crop Cardigan in Pearl Heather) that she paired with a tight pair of skinny black denim (I love the look of Frankie B.'s Anarchy Jean in Black Gold) and over the knee leather boots. She kept her accessories to a minimum, forgoing a purse and opting only for an oversized gold watch, a big ring in her right pinky finger (Megan Greene's Boleyn II Ring in Oyster would definitely be Ri approved) and a long gold chain necklace (for an option that doesn't scream Mr. T, grab Rachel Leigh Jewelry's Braided Chain Necklace in Gold). Let me know what you think of Rihanna's look here, readers - does she pull it off? And is it time for her to do something else with her hair, or what? For those of you that have noticed that Ri has gone through quite the fashion evolution, People Magazine style editor Clarissa Cruz has also noticed. She says, "Her style has become very fierce [and] harder-edged. I can't speak to what she's feeling personally, but visually she's communicating the message that she's a strong woman." Would you say you agree with Clarissa?

FANNY PACK ALERT!

Rihanna seen on Nov 17 2009 in London, England. Rihanna was spotted rocking an (of course) interesting look as she made her way out of Nobu in London, England on November 17, choosing to top her outfit off with a Louis Vuitton fanny pack. Yes, you read that right. Fanny. Pack. I'm sorry, just because this is LV does not change the fact that it still should have never seen the light of day. Do you agree, readers? For the rest of her look, Rihanna chose a shoulder-padded, long-sleeved H&M knit mini dress (try Young Fabulous & Broke's Vanessa Dress in Burgundy or Da-Nang's 3/4 Sleeve Feather Tunic in Lucid for similar options) that she accessorized with tough, unlaced black leather motorcycle boots, a pair of funky cool shades, a gold chain necklace (I love the various materials used for Kimberly Faith's 48" Patchwork Necklace in Gold and Silver) and a gold chain bracelet (try Marcia Moran's Chain Link Bracelet in Gold Plated). What do you think, readers - are you into RiRi's look here, fanny pack and all? If you have any interest in Rihanna's love life, you may be interested to know that she is reportedly hooking up with "90210" star Tristan Wilds. According to PerezHilton.com, a source says that "Tristan was a very important guest at a party in her Los Angeles home that RiRi was throwing to say goodbye to her friends before setting off to London a few days ago. No one knew why Tristan was there initially, because it was not an industry party — it was very intimate. But everyone quickly realized they weren't meeting for the first time, because they were openly affectionate for everyone to see…He's a real gentleman. She likes him a lot, and it shows. From the moment he walked into her party, Rihanna lit up." How cute!

WORK IT, RI!

Rihanna seen on Nov 09 2009 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted going to town with the fierce poses while outside of the MTV Studios in NYC earlier today, November 9, of course keeping her sunglasses on the entire time. It's nice to see Rihanna seeming to have such a playful time, especially right after her 20/20 interview that just aired. For her "Alexa Chung" appearance, RiRi chose a Freddy Krueger-esque black and red striped hooded dress (get your stripe fix with either Splendid's Vintage Striped Tank in Pomegranate or their Rubly Milange Top in Boysenberry, or Ella Moss' Skye Widesleeve Top in Amour) with a sturdy pair of ankle booties, oversized black shades, a gold watch, and multiple bangles (try Alex and Ani's Lifetime of Luck Expandable Wire Bangles in Silver). What are your thoughts on R's look here, readers - are you a fan? She opened up to Alexa during her appearance, speaking out about why she chose to be vocal about her situation with Chris Brown. She says, "I did the interview to give insight to people who have been through what I have. [The fan response has been] insane, and for a little statistic there’s the domestic violence hotline, and the calls have been up 59 percent. It’s also helping save lives." She went on to discuss her first single, "Russian Roulette," off of her new album, saying "The song was very dark, which matched the base of the album. I love that it was metaphorical." I have to be honest - I'm not really feeling the track. Any of you have thoughts about Ri's new single, positive or negative?

THE JT RUMORS CONTINUE

Rihanna seen on Oct 06 2009 in Paris, France. Paris Fashion Week has been a sartorial playground for Rihanna, and the pop princess has taken full advantage of the pass to parade around in her most risque, edgiest 'fits. In between attending numerous soirees and shows, Ri checked out Chanel's Spring/Summer 2010 RTW Show held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France yesterday, October 6. For her look, Rihanna paired a fitted white corset top (check out Nanette Lepore's Coral Reef Corset Top in White) tucked into a blue tweed skirt (try Proportion Of Blu's Undici Asymmetrical Skirt in Grey), and tucked her hands into a glitzy Chanel muff. Accessory wise, Ri opted for a pair of black shades, classic black heels, and then piled on the pearl and chain necklaces (try Kuo Ting Jewelry's Freshwater Pearls Necklace in Gold with Robyn Rhodes' Grace Necklace in Gold). What are your thoughts of RiRi's look here, readers? A little too much, or just enough? As I'm sure you've heard, it appears that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have finally called it quits, as a source told Fox News, "Justin broke up with Jessica weeks ago, but he's a good guy and he does care about her. Photos will still surface of them together because they will remain friends, and anytime she needs him, he will be there." However, the word on the street now is that JT is gettin' frisky with RiRi, as a different source reported that she and Justin have been spending more and more time together. "Hanging out on a recent weekend, Justin and Rihanna were having fun and there was a lapdance involved. They are way beyond co-workers." What are your thoughts, could you see JT and R together?

Rihanna seen on Sep 25 2009 in Venice, Italy. Rihanna was photographed in Venice, Italy on September 25, celebrating the wedding of her manager Marc Jordan while sporting an edgy, dark look on her Italian getaway. Ri started with a stained purple pucker and Alexander Wang's Fitted Dress with Exposed Zipper in a deep shade of plum (for two similar, and much more wallet-friendly, options, try Lotta Stensson's sexy, slinky Shirred Mini Tube Dress in Plum or Walter's beautifully intricate Plum Satin Crepe Dress), paired with a black (faux?) fur shrug and a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps. Accessory wise, Rihanna chose a pair of majorly intense silver earrings (try Michele Michel Jewelry's Rococco Earrings in Sterling Silver or Allison Daniel Designs' Double Vintage Floral Vine Earrings in Jet Stone) with a silver bracelet and a basic black clutch (like GoldenBleu's Charley Clutch in Black). What are your thoughts on RiRi's wedding look - I personally think she's rockin' it, although it seems a bit more appropriate for a funeral than for a wedding! But then again, that's Rihanna for you, constantly breaking the rules of fashion. Regarding her hair, I thought that the streaky blonde highlights might grow on me, but I'm still holding out. She looks so much better with one hair hue! In other Rihanna news, Jay-Z appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on September 24, and discussed with the talk show queen how he had a chat with Ri following her altercation with then boyfriend Chris Brown. Jay says, "It's one of those situations where she's young, they're both young. There's a contention of young people who are going through the same things, and no one hears their voice. She can be their hero. Or she can choose not to grow from this." Due to the highly publicized situation with Chris, it seems that Rihanna is feeding all of her feelings into her music. One of the producers on her new album, Ne-Yo, says that the tracks he is working with the songstress on are anything but sweet. He says, "Expect an edgier, almost angrier Rihanna on this one. Rihanna says some things on this album that you've never heard her say before." I don't know about you, but I can't wait to hear what she's been working on!

THE LAPD PHOTO CONTROVERSY

Rihanna seen on Sep 18 2009 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted wearing her sunglasses (specifically, her Ray-Ban Wayfarers) at night after leaving a dinner at the Spotted Pig in the West Village neighborhood of NYC on September 18, debuting her new blonde highlights for the paparazzi. I don't think I'm too fond of these on Ri - I prefer her more natural, all-dark look to these skunky highlights. However, I'm not against her going blonde... can you imagine how savage she would look if she went platinum? Actually, I'm surprised she hasn't done so yet! For her nighttime look, RiRi paired a black fur vest with a striped tee (if you're feelin' this look and want a great striped tank, grab Rails' Deana Striped Tank in Navy/White, or for an option with a bit more coverage, nab James Perse's Boyfriend Sweater in Midnight), ribbed black leggings (similar to Juicy Couture's Top Hat Ribbed Tights in Heather) and lace-up peeptoe boots. Rihanna completed her look with a layered gold chain necklace (like Rachel Leigh Jewelry's Braided Chain in Gold, or for an edgier layered look, check out Castaway Jewelry's Pyrite and African Glass Bead Necklace in Brass), a gold wristwatch and an ice blue manicure. What are your thoughts on RiRi's look here - as well as her new 'do? Are you a fan? As I'm sure you've heard, the two LAPD officers who were responsible for the leak of the photograph of Rihanna's battered face to the gossip websites have been placed on a paid leave of absence while the investigation of how this leaked in the first place continues on. The two officers, Rebecca M. Reyes and Blanca Lopez, are roommates and have not had any formal allegations placed against them, and Lopez's lawyer says "My client did not do anything for financial gain. She did not sell the photo." Seems pretty fishy to me! If these two women were indeed the reason for the photo leak, what are your thoughts readers?

LATE NIGHT RECORDING SESH

Rihanna seen on Aug 04 2009 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted strolling around the Soho neighborhood of NYC yesterday afternoon, August 4, for a shopping spree, flaunting those ruby red, claw-like nails of hers (is she doing the robot in the photo on the left??). Starting with a vibrant Parker mini dress with petite floral detailing (for similar, summery dresses, check out Woo's Sasha Dress in Mountain Sunset, Tracy Reese's Empire Halter Dress in Chambray, or Lotta Stensson's Mint Flower Halter Dress), RiRi accessorized with a pair of lace-up, peep-toe black booties, an oversized textured hobo black (try Julie K Handbags' Alice Oblong Hobo in Black Glaze), and a bevvy of funky jewelry: a dimensional charm bracelet (similar to Rachel Leigh Jewelry's Peace Charm Bracelet in Gold), a gold heart pendant (try Jessica Elliot's dantier Birds, Heart, Lock Tattoo Pendant in Vermeil), and huge hoops (I love the extra details on Alex and Ani's Signature Endless Hoops w/ Ribbed Beads in Gold). Do you like Rihanna's look here? It's definitely one of her less-edgier outfits that we've seen in a while. Later that evening, R was spotted leaving a recording studio at 5:30 AM, looking quite tuckered out after an evening of dedication to her craft. All of those late nights and long recording hours have definitely paid off, though, as Ri's collaborations have been nominated for MTV's Video Music Awards. T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featured Rihanna and was nominated for "Best Male Video," while Kanye West's "Paranoid" also featured the songstress and was nominated for "Best Special Effects." Smart choices in your collaborations, Ri!

RIRI'S MOHAWK, CHRIS' APOLOGY

Rihanna seen on Jul 16 2009 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted turning heads and getting everyone's attention as she dined on a late lunch at one of her favorite NYC eateries, Da Silvano, on July 16, she the always edgy singer sported a brand-new hairstyle, a mohawk! It's clear that RiRi enjoys pushing the envelope with her wardrobe choices, and last Thursday was no exception, as she paired a sheer black top (like Splendid's super sheer Feather V-Neck Top in Black) over a striped bikini top (just for fun, check out V i X Swimwear's Vogue Reversible Bikini with Full Bottom in Black). For the rest of her look, Rihanna slipped her gams into a pair of zippered ankle skinny jeans (just like Joe's Jeans' Ankle Chelsea Jean in Maya), and paired with black booties, oversized black aviators, and some majorly funky long drop earrings (just like Castaway Jewelry's Multi Chain Link Earrings in Gold or Kimberly Faith's Long Ribbon Earrings in Gold and Silver). She also had her black claws out in full force... I swear, I always say this but it's so true: I would never want to run into RiRi in a dark alley - her nails look lethal! Second topic of conversation from this outfit... are you feeling Ri's newly shorn mohawk with shaved sides? Not sure how much I'm diggin' it, to be honest. While I'm sure most of you have heard by now, Chris Brown has finally released a public statement apologizing for assaulting Rihanna, and I'm sure many of you have thoughts on this video. In the vid, Brown says, "I've told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today, I'm truly, truly sorry that I wasn't able to handle the situation both differently and better." Chris goes on to express his "deepest regret" over what transpired and say that he "accepts full responsibility." He concludes his message with a statement to his fans (if he has any left), "I only can pray that you forgive me, please." What are your thoughts, are you buying it?

CHRIS' SENTENCING

Rihanna seen on Jun 27 2009 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted leaving her NYC hotel on Saturday afternoon, June 27, looking a bit camera shy as she headed into a waiting car. For her casual yet statement-making ensemble, RiRi started with Alexander Wang's Oversized Sweatshirt Dress (for similar hoodies that are a bit more wallet-friendly, check out Mike & Chris' Felix Over Sized Hoodie in Heather Grey, Rails' Dalia Cutoff Hoodie in Cream, or Smitten's Shortsleeve Snap Front Hoodie in Taupe) and paired it with some killer, bright yellow and black Giuseppe Zanotti wedges, an armful of bracelets and bangles (try CC Skye's 8 Stud Cuff in Gold), a large silver ring (similar to Femme Metale Jewelry's Koi Ring in Sterling Silver), and Lanvin's leopard print Mini Pop Leo Shoulder Bag. Last but not least, some lethal-looking red nails! Eep, I wouldn't want to run into RiRi in a dark alley with those suckers. While the news was abuzz with Chris Brown's court date recently, new reports claim that Rihanna still wants to be Brown's friend. A restraining order was placed on Chris and Rihanna, so that the two can not be within 50 yards of one another, unless they both attended the same industry event, and then it is 10 yards. After Chris plead guilty, he was ordered to fulfill six months of hard labor and five years of probation. However, Rihanna's father, Ronald Felty, says Brown got off easy. He says, "Chris should have been sent to jail for what he did to my girl. He got off lightly. Chris put her through hell." What do you think, did Chris get off too easy?

RIRI SUBPOENAED

Rihanna seen on Jun 11 2009 in New York, NY. Rihanna (and her ever-growing hair!) were spotted heading through JFK International Airport in NYC on June 11, looking a bit perturbed to see the lingering photographers as she made her way onto her flight. Or maybe the photographers weren't the reason why she looks a little less than thrilled.. maybe just maybe she's feeling the aftereffects of a wild night out with the Black Eyed Peas?! For her airport ensemble, RiRi started with a metallic pair of shiny silver leggings (for a more toned-down approach, check out Zoa's Logo Long Leggings in Charcoal, which also come in White, Black and Brown) and a pair of ferocious cage heels, and paired with a burnout tee (check out Splendid's Burnout Tank in White) and a black leather jacket with ruffle accents (take a look at Gold Hawk's Ruffle Leather Jacket in Moonless Night, which is now 40% off!). For the finishing touches of her look, Rihanna grabbed an oversized pair of silver hoops (like Michele Michel Jewelry's Hammered Hoops in Silver) and a pair of black Wayfies. What are your thoughts on Rihanna's airport outfit - are you inspired? While Rihanna at first claimed that she would not be testifying in the case against Chris Brown, it looks like she has been official subpoenaed for the June 22 trial. Donald Etra, Rihanna's attorney, has made the statement, "Rihanna was served at my office by L.A. DA investigators. If the preliminary hearing indeed goes forward, she is now legally required to be there, she will be there, and will answer all questions truthfully." Wow, that is definitely going to be an intense and emotional trial if RiRi does indeed testify!

OFFICIALLY SINGLE

Rihanna seen on May 26 2009 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted going for a nighttime stroll in NYC last night, May 26, definitely dressing a bit more casual than we're used to seeing her. Pairing a tie-back striped cardigan (Splendid makes two awesome cardigans, the Navy Slub Stripe Cardigan in Navy/White and the 1x1 Long Cardigan in Sapphire, both of which are similar to RiRi's) with light wash denim cutoffs (try Joe's Jeans' Cutoff in Rya) and knee-high nude leather boots, Rihanna didn't seem to be in the best mood as the paparazzi snapped away. She decided to finish off her look with an oversized metallic shoulder bag (check out Julie K Handbags' Jen Shoulder Bag in Toffee), a silver charm necklace, a gold watch and a large silver ring (take a look at Femme Metale Jewelry's Rectangle Ring in Silver). Lay it on me, readers - do you like what Rihanna has pulled together here? In news that Rihanna fans have been longing to hear, the pop princess is now officially single. While news has spread of Rihanna being romantically linked to both Kanye West and Aubrey Graham, a source close to the singer says, "Rihanna needs the focus to be on her talents right now, not the bumps in her personal life. She doesn't want anything else to overshadow her career. Kanye is all over Rihanna's album - not all over Rihanna. She's feeling Aubrey but wants to take things slow. Right now they're just chilling." Hmm... chilling for now, but that usually leads to something more! If you could pick a man for Rihanna, who would you choose? Or would you pick her staying a single gal?

SILLY BOY

Rihanna seen on May 17 2009 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted taking the back exit from popular New York restaurant Da Silvano yesterday, May 17, after lunch with a friend, seeming to be happy to be back in NYC after a relaxing trip to Hawaii. For her daytime outfit, Rihanna of course decided to stand out from a crowd in a flowy, optical-illusion patterned scarf and statement-making, strong shouldered leather coat, paired with skinny stark white jeans (like ProportionofBlu's Lincoln Skinny Jean in Powder) and tough-looking flat black motorcycle boots. For the rest of her 'fit, RiRi chose a funky patterned t-shirt (opt for Signorelli's New Omni Peace V-Neck in White, where 25% of proceeds go to UNICEF & Eve Ensler's V-Day Foundation to build the City of Joy, a rehabilitation center and safe community for Congolese women and girls), green-rimmed shades, a snakeskin hobo bag (similar to Julie K Handbags' Eliza Flat Bag in Ice Exotic), an oversized gold watch and silver ring (try Femme Metale's Noble Fleur with Snow Quartz Ring in Silver). What are your thoughts on R's lunchtime look - something only she could pull off? In other news concerning the pop star, Rihanna is declaring her breakup from ex Chris Brown in a new song that has leaked, a duo with Lady GaGa titled "Silly Boy." In the track, RiRi sings, "Silly boy get outta here, I don't want you any more, the only thing I want from you is to stay away. I said I'm not coming back, you fooled me once but you can't have that ego turning. Just too bad for you, that when you had me, didn't know what to do, she's over you. Cause you had a good girl, good girl, girl. That's a keeper. You had a good girl, good girl but didn't know how to treat her." Wooaaahhh those are some serious lyrics, and so applicable to her situation with Chris. She continues to sing, "So silly boy get out my face. Why do you like the way regrets taste?" I wonder if he will answer with a rebuttal track of his own!

LEAVE RIHANNA ALONE, CHRIS

Rihanna seen on Apr 30 2009 in Hollywood, CA. A coy-looking Rihanna was spotted leaving Katsuya Hollywood with Jay-Z last night, April 30, after dining with a group of 5 on yellowtail with jalapeńo, miso cod, and baked crab hand roll, complemented by Houereki sake, according to People. Also in the house at Katsuya was Leighton Meester with her boyfriend Sebastian Stam, as well as Jessica Simpson, who ate separately from the "Umbrella" songstress and her "Big Pimpin'" partner in crime. For her sushi-licious night out, RiRi started with a turquoise jacket draped over a basic black (and sheer, might I add) tank (check out Signorelli's embellished Peace Heart Rhinestoned Tank in Black), and paired with a slouchy pair of destroyed, cuffed boyfriend jeans (very similar to Tag Jeans' Montauk Boyfriend Jean in Light Vintage). Accessory wise, R chose an oversized statement necklace, a few beaded bracelets (try Castaway Jewelry's Grenada Bracelet in Dark Topaz or the Molakai Bracelet in Blue/Gold), and black and white heels. She's even rocking her sunglasses at night. What are your thoughts on Rihanna's outfit - do you think she pulls it off? In other RiRi news, OK! Weekly is reporting that she has had enough of ex-beau Chris Brown (finally!!!!). A source says that while in the recording studio, "Chris called Rihanna's producer until he finally got him on the phone. He demanded to know if Rihanna was there, pleading 'Is she there? Tell Me! Pease tell me if she is there or not.'" When Rihanna heard about all the ruckus, she replied, "No! Tell him I'm not here." It's about time she ends all ties with Chris - for good!

NOT KATY'S BFF

Rihanna seen on Apr 10 2009 in Santa Monica, CA. Keeping up a brave front and rocking her brightest firetruck red lips, Rihanna was seen leaving a recording studio in Santa Monica on April 10, reportedly putting down her vocals on a few new tracks. Maybe a remake of "I Will Survive?" For her look, RiRi started with a pair of destroyed, cuffed grey denim shorts (I'm not really into these with this outfit - especially with the boots - opt for Pierce Jeans' Miami Tyler Straigh Leg Jean in Dolphin Grey instead), and paired with a white tank (like P.G.D. Style's Fancy Tank in White) and a black coat (Raw 7's Cashmere Peacoat in Black will never go out of style). Next up, Rihanna slipped on a pair of classic black Ray-Ban Wayfarers, picked a pair of charcoal biker boots, played with a long necklace (just like Kimberly Faith's 48" Patchwork Necklace in Gold and Silver), and toted a patterned bag (similar to Julie K Handbags' Eliza Flat Bag in Ice Exotic) as she left the studio. What are your thoughts on RiRi's outfit choice - are you liking it, or do you think she could have done better? In case you haven't heard, reports spread that Katy Perry and Rihanna were allegedly BFF's after Rihanna's altercation with Chris Brown, and that Katy was that shoulder to cry on for Ri. Now, however, Katy is speaking out and setting the record straight, claiming that these "BFF" rumors are untrue. She says, "[Rihanna and I] hung out a couple times... of course I consider her a friend, but it's not like 'I'm there,' making a big deal of it, because I feel weird about that type of stuff. We're friends and we're both kind of on this crazy rollercoaster, and... it's nice to have good girlfriends. I pride myself on having cool chicks in my life, and she's a cool chick." Cool chicks of the world unite!

RIHANNA AND FRANKIE?

Rihanna seen on Mar 26 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was caught by the paparazzi leaving Hollywood hotspot Bar Delux last night, March 26, and is it just me or does it seem like RiRi is going out and doing alot of partying lately? She definitely deserves to have some fun and cut loose, that's for sure! For her nighttime look, Rihanna started with a white lace blouse with structured power shoulders (Suzabelle's Clermont Blouse in Creme is a cute blouse that's a bit more conservative and has a pretty lace detail) tucked into a black body-conscious skirt (try Amberlynne's Zipper Skirt in Black). On the accessories front, R picked a huge, statement-making pair of artistic earrings (for earrings resembling Ri's, take a look at Circadian Studios' eccentric Silver Chain Pull Thru Earrings or Michele Michel Jewelry's beautifully oversized Rose Swarovski Earrings in Silver) as well as a black leather bracelet (similar to CC Skye's Double Wrap Bracelet in Black) and a pair of classic black Louboutins. Are you into Rihanna's look here? In other Rihanna news, I'm sure you've heard about (and seen!) her new gun tattoo, as she flew out tattoo artist friend BangBang to personally tat her himself. He says of the inking, "I’m a big advocate of guns. So I said, 'How about a gun?' I printed out a picture of a gun that I thought would look good, and she loved it." Might this be a thinly veiled statement to Chris Brown not to mess with her again? Or has RiRi moved on from Chris altogether? Reports claim that while Rihanna was at Delux last night, she was getting cozy with none other than D-list reality "star" Frankie Delgado! A source says, "Rihanna gave Delgado a lap dance when the Destiny’s Child song "Bug-A-Boo" started playing. Frankie kept pulling at Rihanna’s white dress and she giggled, playfully pushing him away and then hugging him." Rihanna and Frankie?? Tell me that's not true!

RIHANNA RESPONSIBLE?

Rihanna seen on Mar 13 2009 in New York, NY. Rarely having been seen in public since her highly publicized alleged assault by boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna was spotted making her way around NYC this afternoon, March 13, keeping her sunglasses on as she took in the city. Wearing a pair of cutout black patent leather boots and matching leather gloves, RiRi actually flashed a bit of a smile for the photographers. She paired a grey herringbone jacket (try one of Prairie New York's coats, like the Wool Jacket in Smoke Herringbone or the Wool Bowling Jacket in Charcoal) with a pair of black legging pants (similar to Tag Jeans' Stretch Skinny Pant in Black) and a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. It's good to see her out and about! While I won't go in to every detail of RiRi's recent happenings (I'm sure you have been following what's been going on in her life), however, in a recent survey, many Boston teens say that Rihanna herself is to blame for her assault. Wait, what? "Of those questioned, ages 12 to 19, 71 percent said that arguing was a normal part of a relationship; 44 percent said fighting was a routine occurrence." These are pretty startling results... what do you think? Is Rihanna responsible in any way, shape, or form for the assault that she endured?

NOT HER BEST PERFORMANCE

Rihanna seen on Jan 20 2009 in Washington DC. Rihanna was spotted making quite the red carpet appearance at the RIAA And Feeding America Inauguration Charity Ball in Washington DC on Inauguration Day, January 20, and I have to say - it looks like she's this close to having a wardrobe malfunction. Watch out, RiRi! If you like the vibrant yellow hue of Rihanna's sexy frock, check out Tricia Fix's Angelina Cocktail Dress in Radiant or Woo's Jessie Dress in Glimmer for more casual options. The "Disturbia" songstress accessorized her look with show-stopping stilettos, decorative gold earrings (similar to Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Gold Plated Fan Earrings in Gold), a pretty bracelet (I'm loving Amy DiGregorio's Coolidge Street Bracelet in 14k Gold Filled), and a killer manicure with Obama's face on her pinky. What do you think of RiRi's frock - yay or nay? Not just attending this event and walking the red carpet, Rihanna also performed "Disturbia" and "Rehab," to not so positive reviews. The Washington Post slammed her performance, saying, "Rihanna and a four-piece band and pair of backup singers fumbled their way through 'Disturbia.' This was followed by a five-minute break and an equally awkward version of 'Rehab' and half a cover of M.I.A.'s 'Paper Planes.'" The reporter continues, "Rihanna then exited and did not return to the stage as a DJ claimed they were experiencing power problems and were unable to continue. Therein ended Rihanna's D.C. Inaugural performance on a historic day." Ouch! Did anyone happen to catch the performance, and if so, was it really that bad?

MUSICAL COLLABORATION

Rihanna seen on Dec 10 2008 in London, England. The perpetually funky Rihanna was spotted at the Jingle Bell Ball in London, England, held at the O2 Arena Docklands, and hosted by 95.8 Capital FM on December 10. Grabbing the photogs' attention with her wild happy-and-sad face nails (she's always doing something crazy with her nails, right?), she kept the rest of her ensemble pretty low-key (for her), besides her eye-catching spike necklace. For an outfit similar to RiRi, you can either opt for a similar jumpsuit (check out The ProportionofBlu's denim version, the Uno Jumpsuit in Indigo), or pair skinny pants (like Tag Jeans' Stretch Skinny Pant in Black) with a structural cropped coat (similar to Black Halo's Cropped Shirred Sleeve Jacket in Black) and an equally distinctive necklace (check out Kitsch n Kouture's Big Bling Necklace in Gold). What do you think of Rihanna's look? One thing is for sure- she is definitely one of the only people who can pull this off! In Rihanna music news, there are new reports circulating that Rihanna would love to duet with Lily Allen and Leone Lewis. She says,"Lily Allen is bad ass, I love her. I also really like Duffy and Leona Lewis, who is so beautiful, with an amazing voice. I would love to do a collaboration with those girls." I think that a Rihanna and Leona Lewis duet could have the potential to be amazing, and of those three girls, who do you think would be the best duet with RiRi?

CHRIS' SAUCY GIFTS FOR RIRI

Rihanna seen on Nov 12 2008 in Perth, Australia. Rihanna was spotted heading through Perth Airport in Australia on November 12, staying true to her funky sense of style. While her rumored beau (and travel companion), Chris Brown, was no where to be seen, Rihanna acted like she wanted to make her way through the airport as fast as possible- however, an outfit like this is meant to be noticed! Starting with what looks like a Louis Vuitton scarf over a basic white tee (like P.G.D. Style's Signature Tee in White) and vintage wash straight leg jeans (check out Pierce Jeans' Santa Barbara Pierson Slim Jeans in Pacific) tucked into metallic gold bootie-sandals, Rihanna opted for gold jewelery with an armful of bangles, a statement pendent necklace (like Rachel Leigh's Heart Statement Necklace in Peach), and oversized hoops (similar to Kimberly Faith's Large Open Hoop Earrings in Brass with Gold). Finishing her look off with deep purple nails and a fringed leather bag with studded detailing (Carla Mancini's Fringe Messenger Bag in Black is an awesome choice for fall), has RiRi always had that huge tattoo on her hand? If so, I've definitely never noticed it before! While in Australia, the "Take A Bow" singer definitely enjoyed shopping just as much as Chris Brown did. However, Chris did some shopping for Rihanna too! Sparing no expense for his girl, Chris was seen spending over $1,000 on sexy lingerie for Rihanna, as sources say that "Chris was at top Sydney store Ariane Lingerie and purchased a selection of saucy items." Saucy!

THE NEXT CELEBRITY DESIGNER

Rihanna seen on Sep 23 2008 in London, England. Rihanna brightened up the gloomy London weather on September 23 as she made her way out of a magazine publishers office with her bright and vibrant patterned scarf. For a similar look, start with an attention-grabbing scarf, like Elizabeth Gillett Ltd's Brittany Plaid Motif Scarf in Wine, which also comes in two other colors, and pair with a heather grey dress (like Suzabelle's Emilia Day Dress in Grey Heather). Next up, an oversized black blazer (like Signorelli's Logo Blazer in Black) and black tights with matching booties. Accessory wise, RiRi picked up a pair of Prada's new butterfly inspired sunnies (like Nour's Noushi Sunglasses in Crystal Mystery), huge gold hoops (similar to Lana Unlimited's Miami Earrings in Yellow Gold) and a large and in charge triple finger BAD ring. What do you think of Rihanna's ring... love it or lose it? Overall, I'm digging this look on her. While these days it seems strange if a celebrity doesn't have a clothing line, and Rihanna is not one to miss the boat! She has confirmed that a line is definitely in the works, saying, "I’m not one to rush into anything. I want to take my time. I can’t say when it will be released, but it’s definitely going to happen." What are your thoughts... would you pick of RiRi's gear?

MOVING IN?

Rihanna seen on Sep 02 2008 in New York, NY. Rihanna and beau Chris Brown were spotted making a sneaky, one-by-one exit from their hotel in Manhattan earlier today, September 2, as the two are still denying that they are an item. Rihanna stayed true to her funky style by pairing a high-waisted, newsprint-inspired paperbag skirt (check out Sine's Circle High Waist Mini Skirt in Ivy and Graphite for a more wearable version) with a plain black tank (Wifebeader's embellished Ribbed Tank in Black) and black Loubs. She then accessorized with a colorfully patterned bag (Jenny Yuen Handbags' Esme Satchel in Neon is definitely not your regular handbag), a black beaded bracelet, sculpted gold hoops (like Rebecca Norman Jewelry's Small Oval Hoop Earrings in Vermeil), and round tortoise shades (similar to Nour's Kiara Sunglasses in Oro). I don't know if I like the combination of the bag with the skirt (all in all it's a little too busy)- but this definitely is not one of RiRi's worst fashion faux pas! For a couple that doesn't even want to be photographed together hopping into a car, it seems a little fast for RiRi and Chris Brown to be discussing moving in together, don't you think? A source close to the two tells Star Magazine, "Rihanna and Chris want to live together. They both like playing at home so the place needs to have noise isolation. They have already started to see some places in Beverly Hills." I personally think that these two make an adorable couple... I wonder why they are so shy to reveal their relationship to the public?

JUST STAND UP

Rihanna seen on Aug 21 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. "Disturbia" songstress Rihanna was spotted doing some shopping on Melrose yesterday, August 21, sporting a pair of eye-catching Balenciaga boots that are definitely either love-em or hate-em. While you can probably only wear these suckers once (because then people will be like "Oh, she's wearing those boots again") and they probably cost more than two months rent, Rihanna is definitely one of the few who can pull them off. She paired them with an exotic printed top (For Love and Liberty's Joiya Cami in Print, Karina Grimaldi's Karolina Wrap Silk Top in Sun Diamond, and Tricia Fix's Portia Top in Orange Medallion are all similar) and black shorts (similar to Rails' Mila Shorts in Black) and a weathered looking purple bag. Don't forget the pink BlackBerry cover! In other Rihanna news, she will be teaming up with basically every other songstress in Hollywood for the new charity single, "Just Stand Up," which supports cancer research. In addition to RiRi, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood will be singing on the track. Can't wait to hear this one!

RIRI

Rihanna seen on Jul 30 2008 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted leaving an event in NYC last night, July 30, sporting some fresh new red highlights and oodles and oodles of jewelry. It also seems that once RiRi realized that her sheer tank was see through, she tried covering herself up with her arm. Oopsie! To snag Rihanna's look, start with a vibrant skirt (while Rihanna's Leger bandage dress can cost an arm and a leg, Laura Dahl's Darcy Skirt in Fuchsia has a similarly striking color at a fraction of the price) and pair with a black tank (make sure that Sydney Los Angeles' Sydney Tank in Chateau Black is flash-proof before leaving the house) and heels. For Rihanna's jewelry report, she chose oversized hoops (like Lana Jewelry's Ocean Drive Earrings in Tri Gold) with a statement ring (check out Michele Michel Jewelry's Adjustable Rose Ring in Silver) and like about a bajillion bangles. Her wrists must be tired today! I kind of love that Rihanna's BlackBerry cover matches her skirt, btw. While Katy Perry's smash hit, "I Kissed a Girl," is enjoying its sixth straight week at #1, it seems that RiRi's jam, "Take a Bow," isn't going anywhere either, following closely at #2. Okay, reader opinion time! Which diddy do you like better, Ms. Perry's or Ms. Rihanna's?

JUST SAY NO

Rihanna seen on Jul 30 2008 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted acting goofy as she left a dinner at Da Silvano restaurant in NYC on July 30, doing the "sneaky walk" as she exited the eatery. Wearing a basic white cami (like Zoa's Logo Cami in White) with a patterned scarf (check out Alchemy's Paisley Scarf in Grey), Rihanna slipped her gams into a snug pair of skinny blue denim (similar to 7 for All Mankind's Edie Staple Jean in Peru) along with studded, strappy black heels and tons of bracelets (Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry's Ebony Wood Bead Bracelet with Hand is similar). In other RiRi news, the "Disturbia" songstress is speaking out about how she will never take drugs, based on her father's past history with crack cocaine. She says, "I've seen up close what effect those things can have. I would never want to put myself in that situation. It would be very careless and just not smart at all." It's good that she is speaking out on this issue, as many young people look up to her and what with all of the megastars constantly in the spotlight for drug use (i.e. Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse, etc.), it's a refreshing change to find someone speaking out about the negative effects!

RIRI'S INFLUENTIAL HAIRSTYLE

Rihanna seen on Jul 14 2008 in Milan, Italy. Rihanna was spotted out shopping with friends in Milan (must be nice) on July 14, looking cute but overaccessorizing as usual. Wearing a summery pale yellow dress (similar to Karen Zambos' Button Cuff Dress in Mustard Feathers) with a leather shoulder bag, RiRi went overboard with the jewlery (key pieces like the oversized hoops, similar to Lana Jewelry's Solar Earrings, and thick silver bangles, similar to Rachel Leigh's Snake Cuff in Silver, work well for the outfit), but I think she could have done without ALL the bracelets, rings and necklaces. Just my two cents! While we all know the "Umbrella" singer's hairstyle spawned numerous copycats around the globe, what might come as a surprise is the fact that Rihanna herself never expected this! She spoke out about her hair craze, saying, "The first time I heard people were asking for the Rihanna, it was really flattering and maybe a little strange. It caught me by surprise, but now I feel it’s a very cool thing. I don’t feel the pressure to change it up again at all. I like it, as they like it." I think when people see a new or adventurous cut that isn't the same old thing, and it works for the person they see it on, they'll be tempted to try it out for themselves. You gotta give RiRi credit for having the guts to chop it all off, though!

DID MOM LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG?

Rihanna seen on Jun 29 2008 in West Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was spotted out in West Hollywood doing some shopping yesterday, June 29, while sporting her trademark edgy style, and I have to say... these days Rihanna's nails are looking more like claws! They are just so long and practically filed to a point, I'd be scared to ever have a confrontation with RiRi- once she got her scratcher's out I'd be done for!! For her day of errands, Rihanna started with a black mini dress (Karina Grimaldi's Michael Mini Dress in Black and Qi's The Tank Dress in Black are both similar) and buckled biker boots, and accessorized with a headscarf, oversized hoops (check out Lana Jewelry's Miami Earrings), an over-the-shoulder bag and tons of bangles (I think she'd be particularly fond of Rachel Leigh's Snake Cuff in Silver). While there STILL has not been an official confirmation or denial about RiRi's romance with "Kiss Kiss" singer Chris Brown, it seems that Chris' momma might have slipped up and confirmed it for them. At the "Fire & Ice" gifting lounge for the BET Awards over the weekend, his mom, Joyce Hawkins, said, "Rihanna is the sexiest and sweetest girl Chris has ever dated." I wonder what Chris has to say about his momma's slip up?

TWO TIME WINNER

Rihanna seen on Jun 15 2008 in Toronto, Canada. Well I guess today is the unofficial day of taking crazy celebrity outfits and making them more wearable for normal yet still hot gals. First Agyness Deyn, and now Rihanna! RiRi was spotted working it out on the red carpet of the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards held at the Chum/City Building in Toronto, Canada on June 15, sporting what looks like some sort of patent leather-embossed police hat. Forget good girl gone bad, now it seems like Rihanna is a good cop gone bad! I would've left that thing in the costume closet, but still, somehow, Rihanna pulls it off. If you are liking her 'fit but don't want to go as over the top as she did, start with a toned-down ruffle top, like Zoa's Ruffle Short Blouse in Black, and pair with regular black leggings, like Zoa's Logo Long Leggings in Black, instead of Rihanna's latex ones. Next up, you're going to need to grab a pair of sexy (but not hookerish-looking like Ri's) black boots, and accessorize with tons of jewelry. I suggest Rachel Leigh's Buckle Bangle in Silver and Kimberly Faith's awesome Long Ribbon Earrings in Gold and Silver. Add on a hat with extreme caution- especially if you're planning on going the police route! While I personally love Rihanna's tunes, it seems that the people of Canada do as well, as Rihanna took home two MMVA trophies (pictured), for "Umbrella" and "Don't Stop The Music." Go RiRi!

FEMINIST TRIO

Rihanna seen on Jun 02 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Rihanna was spotted catching a flight at LAX on June 2 (just hours after a shopping trip with rumored boyfriend Chris Brown), rockin' yet another variation of her always unique nailpolish color choice- this time it's teenage mutant ninja turtle neon green! For the rest of RiRi's airport look, she started with a soft leather jacket in a delicious sand shade, and paired with a striped tank (check out Karen Zambos' version, the Tank Shirt Dress in Stripe) and straight leg denim (Kasil's Alyssa Straight Leg Jean in Atlantic is similar). On the accessories front, Rihanna grabbed a wine colored tote (Julie K Handbags' Katherine Tote in Earth is a similar color palatte yet comes with a textured snakeskin finish) along with two matching studded bracelets and of course her leopard print suitcase! Word on the street is that RiRi wants to get Amy Winehouse and Duffy to form a "feminist trio" and record a powerful anthem for her next album, saying, "How amazing would that be? We've all got three different voices, it would be brilliant. Now that would be a feminist anthem. I love Amy. I think she's great, so unique. I love her album. And I also love what Duffy is doing, she's brilliant as well." Why stop there! Why not turn this feminist trio into a feminist quartet and bring in feminist hero Heidi Montag?? Eek- that would be a lot of hot messes in one room!

rihanna... film actress?

Rihanna seen on May 12 2008 in New York, NY. Rihanna was spotted leaving her hotel in NYC on May 12 (with Chris Brown exiting a few moments later, hmm...), and I'm not sure if she was aware or not of her subtle Lakers pride (hello yellow coat and purple kicks). To steal RiRi's outfit, start with an eye-catching yellow coat, like Amberlynn's Cropped Swing Jacket in Canary, and pair with a simple black tank (I love the details of Zoa's Braided Racer Back Tank in Black). Next up, throw on some pearls and a studded cuff, along with a big leather bag with gold chain accents (like Posse New York's Juliana Bag in Black) and black skinnies (check out Hudson Jeans' New Stella Skinny Jean in Black) and you'll be set. Crazy heels? You're on your own to find those. It seems that what RiRi sets her mind to happens, and now she allegedly has interest in becoming a movie actress. The singer has said, "I don't know how good I'll be at it, but it's something that I want to try." She's going to give it her best shot in the upcoming film Mama Black Widow, which will take place in the 1930's and revolve around an African-American family's migration from the South. What do you think- will Rihanna make a good actress?

Rihanna is basically amazing

Rihanna seen on Apr 11 2008 in West Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was spotted with her adorable furry friend Oliver (that face is presh!!) on April 11, grabbing a quick bite to eat at Chin Chin in West Hollywood. Going for her typical edgy look, Ri-Ri started with a high waisted black pencil skirt (check out Joe's Jeans' denim version, the High Waist Pencil Skirt in Morter) and paired with a slight scary hot pink graphic tee. Accessory wise, Rihanna chose a pair of black leather ankle boots, as well as gold bangles (like Rachel Leigh's Audrey Bow Bangle Set in Gold), a studded cuff, silver aviators (similar to JeeVice Optics' Crybaby II Sunglasses in Silver) and killer yellow nails. But everyone knows her best accessory was definitely her pooch Oliver! Seriously though- how adorable is this pup!! In other Ri-Ri news, it seems that she has taken an active interest in helping out deserving people, as Rihanna recently made a plea for Lisa Gershowitz Flynn, a mother from New York who has been battling leukemia and was in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Rihanna told press, "When I heard about Lisa's plight, my heart broke." After Rihanna spoke out about this woman in desperate need of help, more that 3,000 potential donors stepped up to help. How amazing!! Hearing about celebs using their star power for good really warms my heart. Gershowitz Flynn responded to Rihanna's efforts, saying, "For Rihanna to even be thinking about helping others and putting herself out when she is so busy with her career is tremendous." You can say that again!

Please don't stop the rumors

Rihanna seen on Mar 30 2008 in West Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was spotted on a solo shopping expedition at The Grove in West Hollywood on March 30, obviously turning many of the other shoppers' heads (check out that guy behind her!). Seeming to be in a pretty solemn mood, Rihanna went for the classic jeans-and-a-jacket look, but still turned it up a notch with her unique accents. She started with a khaki colored trench (like Walter's Cropped Trench Jacket in Bronze), and paired with a super dark wash pair of tapered ankle jeans (similar to Hudson Jeans' Pin Tuck Ankle Jean in Eternal). Accessory wise, Ri-Ri picked a metallic handbag in addition to oversized gold hoops (Lana Unlimited's Miami Earrings in Yellow Gold are similar) and silver aviators (check out JeeVice Optics' Crybaby II Sunglasses in Silver). While it seems pretty obvious that Rihanna is more than just friends with Chris Brown, the two have yet to publicly announce their relationship (and I think it's safe to say they are indeed dating- I mean, did you see those pictures of Chris holding Rihanna tight in the ocean?), and Brown has gone so far to say that they definitely aren't dating. At the Kids Choice Awards held on Saturday night, he told the AP, "We're not in a relationship or anything." He then insisted the two were just friends. I don't know, do you buy it?

Icon in the making?

Rihanna seen on Mar 01 2008 in Paris, France. Rihanna was spotted shopping at the Louis Vuitton store in Paris on Saturday, March 1, and I have to say, Ri-Ri is slowly becoming quite a fashion icon, dressing to the high fashion nines in her designer duds. In all black, Rihanna began her look with a pair of knee high black leather boots (similar to Matiko Footwear's Maria Boot in Black) over a pair of shiny black leggings (check out Laura Dahl's basic Longellows Leggings in Noir). On top, Rihanna continued her look with a black tee (check out Rails' Kenna Scoop T in Black) and contemporary style black leather motorcycle jacket. Rihanna fully accessorized her look with a cheetah skin handbag (get a similar clutch with E.D.E. Studio's Hudson Clutch in Cheetah), leather braded bracelets, a black studded cuff, a gold heart necklace, plenty of bling on both her fingers and ears, and gold bangles (just like Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Alligator Bangle in Gold). Rihanna made sure to protect her eyes from the flashing paparazzi lenses with a pair of silver aviator style sunglasses (just like JeeVice Optics Crybaby II in Silver). Rihanna has really been influenced by her recent fashion week appearances. Going from the pop star look to a new sophisticated high fashion look is beginning to make an influence on the fashion world. Spotted in Paris making her rounds at all the high fashion shops, Rihanna has been spending that "Umbrella" cash at Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Emanuel Ungaro boutiques in Paris. Her motorcycle high fashion chic look is becoming quite a popular look for girls and other Hollywood starlets. It will be interesting to see what fashion craze Rihanna will take away from Paris' fashion week and debut her in the United States. What do you think, does Rihanna have what it takes to become a high fashion icon?

Don't worry, Beyonce, it's not true

Rihanna seen on Feb 07 2008 in West Hollywood, CA. Rihanna was spotted getting her shopping on at Fred Segal in West Hollywood on Febraury 7, seeming to be flattered by all of the paparazzi attention. Going for casual-chic in a flowy black satin mini (like Karen Zambos' Short Satin Dress in Black or Ecoganik's cotton version, the V Neck Babydoll Dress in Black), Ri-Ri accessorized with studded bracelets, tall black boots (similar to Matiko Footwear's Maria Boot in Black) and cross necklaces (check out Fabian y Felipe Jewelry's Dore Cross Necklace). She was also rockin' her new edgy haircut, what do you think- is it better than her previous Posh-esque bob? I'm personally loving this new style! In other Rihanna news, it seems that the rumors circulating that she is dating her record label boss Jay-Z, Beyonce's current boo, are nothing but lies. Rest easy, Beyonce, there's no truth to this one! Rihanna tells Cosmopolitan, "I felt self-conscious around him until he took me aside and said that I just had to ignore it." As far as her actual love life, she says, "It’s tough because you want to be able to talk about it and be proud. But you have to be sure of that person first. Christina Aguilera and her husband are my favorite couple because they’re in love and that’s all that matters to them.” So true, and to quote Beyonce, they're "crazy in love"!

flying high

Rihanna seen on Feb 07 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Making her way west for the Grammy's, Rihanna was spotted making her way into Los Angeles at LAX on Thursday, February 7, to be followed with a day of shopping at Fred Segal (see my earlier entry). In a long flight from NYC, Rihanna made sure to stay comfy and casual while flying. She began her look with a pair of black patent leather boots over a pair of cigarette skinny black denim (just like Deener's Highwaist Cigarette Jean in Tar). On top, Rihanna sported a crewneck heather gray sweatshirt, and she dolled up the sweatshirt with a chunky oversized gold chain, a cross necklace, and a charm gold necklace (check out Lana Jewelry's Jaguar Necklace with Diamond in Yellow Gold ). On her wrists, Rihanna edged up her looks with biker-inspired spiked cuffs and paired with vintage style sunglasses (similar to JeeVice Optics Spicy Polarized in Oyster Bronze). We can only hope that Ri-Ri made sure to get some extra sleep on the flight, what with the weekend she had coming up. Rihanna made her way throughout town hitting every Grammy party over the weekend. On Thursday, Rihanna performed at the InStyle party at Hollywood's Boulevard 3 and was later seen performing at the Salute to Fashion Grammy party with Akon. On Saturday, the four time Grammy nominated singer was spotted a Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party and later made her way to a private party to perform an acoustic session alongside Ne-Yo. On Sunday, the singer attended the Grammy awards and became one of the hot faces of the night. You would think after all of her recent success and busy schedule, Rihanna would treat herself to some rest and relaxation. However, rumor has it she is going to be headed back to the studio soon to start recording again. Phew!

Can this be true?

Rihanna seen on Jan 06 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Rihanna was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on January 6, keeping it simple in a slinky black minidress (like Laura Dahl's Shift Dress in Noir) or Betsey Johnson's Trapeze Dress in Black) and her instantly recognizable edgy bob. Rihanna accessorized with a deep red bag (check out Julie K Handbags' Tantum Bag in Cognac), gold bangles (just like Rachel Leigh's Audrey Bow Bangle Set in Gold) and metallic gold peep-toe heels. There have been rumors spreading around the internet lately about Rihanna that I don't know if I buy or not; rumors that claim Rihanna and Michael Jackson have more in common than just a love of music. Allegedly, Rihanna has been using skin bleaching cream to lighten her skin! A source from Rihanna's hometown of Barbados says, "When she was a child her mother used to smear Ambi (the skin bleaching cream) on her face so that she could be lighter. And I know that whenever she comes to Barbados, one of her assistants goes to the store and pick up a fresh batch. I'm not sure if people in [the United States] know about Ambi, but it's a very big thing here in the Caribbean. But if you use it too much you get cancer so she better be careful." Yikes! What do you think, does Rihanna's skin look like it's lightening up, or is this just another laughable rumor?

No Umbrella-ella-ella?

Rihanna seen on Jan 05 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Rihanna was spotted shopping at West Hollywood boutique Fred Segal on Saturday, January 5, checking out her foot in the mirror and preparing to make a tough decision- to buy or not to buy? Following the footsteps of our favorite Lohan, Rihanna perfected the all black chic look on Saturday. It seems everyone is wearing leather at the moment, and Rihanna is all over it here. Wearing both a pair of knee high leather boots (check out Matiko Footwear's Maria Boot in Black) and a soft leather jacket in black, Rihanna kept the rest simple with a black tank top (look at Zoa's Logo Cami in Black) and a pair of skinny black denim jeans (check out Deener's Highwaist Cigarette Jean in Tar ). Rihanna accessorized, and added shimmer to her outfit, with the gold necklaces (check out Lana Jewelry's Jaguar Necklace and Maya Brenner Designs' World Peace Necklace in Gold) around her neck. If you've been watching the news you would know that Los Angeles was not the place to be on January 5. After receiving heavy rainstorms on Friday and Saturday, many Los Angeles apartments were left flooded and mudslides occurred. You would think out of all people, Rihanna would be carrying her umbrella during the rainstorm. But for this one, she unfortunately has no umbrella-ella-ella. We hope her leather goodness wasn't damaged with all the rain.

Sign up for the CoutureCandy Newsletter | New Arrivals & Sweet Deals
Socialize with us... Follow Me on Pinterest Facebook Twitter