Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty is Totally Crumbling Victoria’s Secret

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“Sexy is not a body type but a state of mind.”

Style icon, makeup entrepreneur, and the first black woman to head a luxury brand under LVMH, AND as the wealthiest female musician in the world, Rihanna is no stranger to successfully disrupting a market. Last year at her debut Savage X Fenty NYFW show, models of ALL shapes, sizes took the runway by storm and this year showed no signs of that slowing down. She even incorporated transgender models and models with disabilities within her presentation. No wings, no theatrics. Just body positivity and women owing their beauty.

Standards of beauty have tremendously changed in the last couple of years and we have Savage X Fenty to thank for that. Rihanna has officially disrupted markets causing brands with “antiquated” views of beauty, *cough* Victoria’s Secret, to scramble in regards to re-evaluating their brand.

Representation of the female body in fashion has always been marketed as the standard: Caucasian model, tall, blond, and thin. Occasionally you can find a sprinkle of women of different ethnicities but with almost the same characteristics. The problem is evident, when you have a male dominated executive board running the brand, you’re bound see skewed standards of beauty through the eyes of men. Through the power of social media as many other brands do, Fenty utilized the low cost effort of marketing, user generated content, to show followers, spectators, and competitors that these are what REAL bodies look like.

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Is Savage X Fenty giving them a run for their money? Is it too late for VS to make a comeback? Victoria’s Secret is currently doing damage control by working to improve its quality control of bras, partnerships, playing with a new aesthetic through marketing efforts, etc. They’ve even gone as far as not airing their annual fashion show for the first time in years due to a decline in low ratings. A spokeswoman of L Brands stated “We’re re-evaluating the fashion show. We are taking time to evaluate the right marketing strategy going forward.” 

Tune into the second annual Savage X Fenty fashion show, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime on Friday September 20th. The show is packed with performances by Rihanna, Migos, A$AP Ferg, Tierra Whack and more, in addition to your favorite supermodels gracing the runway.

Rihanna Announced to Host 2018 Met Gala and We’re Not Invited

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Rihanna alongside of Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace will be hosing one of the most sought out, star-studded events of the year, the 2018 Met Gala. This annual event is hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Its purpose? An annual fundraising gala to benefit the museum’s Costume Institute, whilst signifying the grand opening of its fashion exhibit. These three women have been selected as honorary chairs of the event by head chair and Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. April seems so far but the planning is under way!

Every year the event celebrates the theme for the Costume Institute exhibit and guests are highly encouraged to come dressed accordingly. “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” was confirmed to be this years theme. After months of speculation and backlash Vogue states the event will “highlight the enduring influence of religion and liturgical vestments on fashion.” Papal garb on loan from the Sistine Chapel, along with 150 other catholic garments, will be one of the many highlights of the exhibit.

The industry premier red carpet cocktail hour is one of the most important parts of the night. 225 approved photographers, reporters and digital artists will all be documenting/ covering the who’s who and the question on everyone’s mind “Who are you wearing?” As the night progresses attendees are invited to peruse the themed exhibit and finally head to their seats to start the dinner party.

This high-profile event is a day on the fashion calendar that no one wants to miss. Will controversy arise? Absolutely! Mixing fashion and religion will always be seen as sacrilegious, but isn’t fashion all about pushing boundaries and taking risks? Well we’ll all be tuned in April 30th to see how celebs uphold the theme of the year.

Fenty Beauty Giving Competitors A Run For Their Money?

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As many of you witnessed last week on Instagram, Rihanna teased followers about the the launch of her beauty line, Fenty Beauty, dropping on September 8th at Sephora.

The teaser video shows nothing but beautiful, diverse women, and the line is nothing short of that. The collection is said to have 40 shades within its release, so there is a shade for just about anyone of any complexion out there!

The line also includes highlighters “Ginger Binge” “Moscow Mule” and “Trophy Wife”

 This is looking to be the hottest beauty drop of the season and these other brands better watch out. With Nicki Minaj x M.A.C and Balmain x L’Oreal launching in the next few weeks I’m eager to see what these number are going to look like. Stay tuned for updates once the full collection drops.

Rihanna Drops Fenty x Stance “Iconic Looks” Collection

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Rihanna Navy Assembleeee ! The bad gal herself along in her partnership with Stance, have launched another sock collection called “Iconic Looks”.

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The collection is divided into two box sets Red Carpet Show and Music Video. Inspired by her most unforgettable outfits from the yellow Guo Pei gown, worn at the 2015 Met Gala and her Adam Selman Swarovski crystal dress from the 2014 CFDA Awards. The set includes looks from music videos Work and Pour It Up as well. Both are Rihanna’s “most incredible and uncommonly cool outfits from her music videos,” says Stance.

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