Rihanna Style, Life And Music

Everything You Need To Know About Rihanna


by Milly Putt |
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Rihanna is possibly one of the fastest rising stars of our generation, and has had several style transformations to boot. Whether it was her long locks in Pon De Replay, or what we believed back then to be a ‘dramatic’ transformation for her with Umbrella, Rihanna is the definition of a style chameleon. We take a look at the singer’s biggest achievements, her best moments and our favorite looks. 2015 is the 10th anniversary of RiRi in the music industry, so it’s perfect timing for us to take a look!

Rihanna's Style

More recently Rihanna’s style has been the one to hit headlines as she has gone from pop party princess into style maven and inspiration behind Dior.

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She certainly loves dramatic silhouettes for the red carpet, shown from her Guo Pei dress at the Met Gala and the Giambista Valli pink waterfall she donned for the Grammys.

More recently she’s been seen in Moschino, Marni, Chanel and of course, Dior. So clearly big names are the go-to for Riri’s look, but she always adds an edge to it-either with a dark lip and big hair or a bold leather jacket. She’s also not afraid to raise eyebrows with her more revealing clothes, but we’ve noticed a more demure Rihanna appearing [LINK]. Not only is she known for what she wears, but the singer has put pen to page as a designer with Puma and we’re rather excited to see what’s next from her.


Rihanna Style - Best Dresses & Outfits

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Rihanna wearing Balmain in Los Angeles - 19 June 2014

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Rihanna in New York, August 2014

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Rihanna in helmut Lang, New York - 18 August 2014

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Rihanna in Alexander Haider Ackermann and Balenciaga, New York - 20 August 2014

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Rihanna at a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers on May 15, 2014

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Melissa Forde and Rihanna attend an NBA playoff game between Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers on May 9, 2014

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Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 Show on May 7, 2014 in New York City

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Rihanna attends the 2014 'Met Ball' on May 5th

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Rihanna is seen at the after-party for The Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 5, 2014 in New York

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Rihanna in the audience at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1, 2014 in LA

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Rihanna attends Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown on April 28, 2014 in New York

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Rihanna at the Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets playoff game on April 25, 2014 in New York

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Rihanna at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards LA Live on April 13, 2014

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Rihanna at Oklahoma City Thunder vs the Los Angeles Clippers on April 9, 2014 in LA

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Rihanna attends the Miu Miu show on March 5, 2014 in Paris, France wearing a Prada coat

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Rihanna attends the Chanel show on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France dressed in Chanel

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Rihanna attends the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 3, 2014 in Paris, France

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Rihanna attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

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Rihanna poses in the press room at the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

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Rihanna in Alexander Wang out and about in London - 11 September 2013

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Rihanna at Opening Ceremony at New York Fashion Week - September 2013

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Rihanna at Alexander Wang after party at New York Fashion Week - September 2013

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Rihanna in Balmain at 2013 MTV Video Music Awards after party - 25 August 2013

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Rihanna at 'Lyon' restaurant, West Village, New York - 12 August 2013

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Rihanna out and about in London - 20 July 2013

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Rihanna in London - 18 July 2013

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Rihanna in Rag & Bone out and about in Manchester - 16 July 2013

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Rihanna in visor by Fleet Ilya out and about in London - 15 July 2013

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Rihanna in Gareth Pugh out and about in London - 14 July 2013

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Rihanna in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci menswear and Versace shoes in Monaco - 13 July 2013

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Rihanna in KTZ in Denmark - 6 July 2013

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Rihanna in Tom Ford AW13 boots arriving in Poland - 6 July 2013

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Rihanna at Chanel show, Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013, Paris Fashion Week - 2 July 2013

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Rihanna out and about, London, Britain - 20 June 2013

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Oiut and about in New York - 17 July 2015 [Rex]

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Wearing Marni dress and Chanel loafers out and about in New York - 13 July 2015 [Rex]

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At the Dior Autumn/ Winter photocall in Tokyo - 16 June 2015 [Rex]

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At the Met Gala wearing Guo Pei - 4 May 2015 [Rex]

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At the Jimmy Kimmel Live show wearing Moschino - 1 April 2015 [Rex]

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At the Home premiere wearing Dior - 22 March 2015 [Rex]

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At the Good Morning America show wearing Pascal Millet - 13 March 2015 [Rex]

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At the Fendi fashion store opening in New York - 13 February 2015 [Rex]

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At the Grammy Awards wearing Giambattista Valli - 8 February 2015 [Rex]

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At the Diamond Ball wearing Zac Posen - 11 December 2014 [Rex]

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At the British Fashion Awards wearing Stella McCartney - 1 December 2014 [Rex]

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At the It's Not Over premiere wearing Altuzarra - 18 November 2014 [Rex]

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At the amfAR Inspiration Gala wearing Tom Ford - 29 October 2014 [Rex]

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At the Edun show at New York Fashion Week - 7 September 2014 [Rex]

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Out and about in New York wearing Alexander Wang for H&M - 7 September 2014 [Rex]

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Out and about in New York wearing Adam Selman - 5 September 2014 [Rex]

Rihanna's Hair

Rihanna’s hair has changed almost as much as her style- ranging from long flowing locks to a chic bob and blunt fringe. Her most noticeable change was back when she first started out for Good Girl Gone Bad where the honey-toned locks were cut back into a sleek black bob. She has even been sighted out in a pink pixie cut as one of her more bold looks. Recently her more natural curls have returned in an ombre style- but knowing her, it won’t stay one way for long!

Rihanna Style Timeline

2011: Rihanna’s First Armani Collection

Rihanna has teamed up twice with the Armani team to create capsule collections, reflecting her sports-luxe style of the time (it’s fair to say the performer’s style is hard to pin down it changes so much.

2012: Forbes ranked Rihanna the 4th most powerful celebrity in the world

As the winner of 8 Grammys, 8 AMAs, 23 Billboard Awards and 2 BRIT Awards, we can see why!

2013: RihannaXRiver Island was Launched at London Fashion Week

Rihanna entered the fashion scene once again to collaborate with River Island and her personal stylish Adam Selman.

2014: She left Instagram

But not for long. The star was reportedly kicked off instagram for sharing a revealing photo from her Lui photoshoot that year. She return to her usual spot badgalriri quickly after, thank goodness.

2015: Rihanna was announced as the face of Dior

Making her the first black woman to represent the brand.

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2015: Rihanna’s first Collection for Puma launched

And her infamous creeper shoe sold out almost instantly. We can’t wait to see what’s next for the singer in her design collaborations.

2015: Rihanna’s Met Gala Look

Sparked a social media storm when Rihanna stepped out to this year’s Met Gala in a striking yellow Guo Pei couture dress. The train was the focal point of her, look, which became the subject of many facebook and instagram posts, but alas slightly edited as the train resembled various foods, including pancakes, pizzas and omlettes. Still, everyone was talking about her and it was incredible.

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Rihanna: Fact File

Full Name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Date of Birth: 20th February 1988

Rihanna’s networth: $120 Million

Age: 27

Place of Birth: Saint Michael, Barbados

Family: Daughter of Monica Braithwaite and Ronald Fenty, sister to Rorrey and Rajad Fenty, but she also has half-sisters and brothers on her father’s side of the family.

School: Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere High School.

Rihanna Fun Facts

  • While at her high school she started a musical trio with two school friends.

  • She specifically requests to not have an English speaking wax technician, since she had an experience with an American waxing session where the technician tried to make conversation with her.

  • Her father suffered from a Cocaine and Alcohol addiction, which resulted in her parent’s divorce in 2003.

  • She didn’t actually finish high school, but came to America to pursue her music career. Wise move on her part.

Rihanna's Relationships

Asides from her most famous and tragic relationship with Chris Brown, Rihanna has been fairly open about her flames. The earliest we know about was her single date with Shia LeBouf in 2007, but both claimed that the spark wasn’t there and it didn’t progress beyond that one date. There have been rumors of her and Drake spotted together looking cozy. Even Leo Dicaprio and Rihanna have been seen together, and everyone wanted to know what the story was there.

Rihanna's Music

While her latest venture isn’t in music that was certainly what put Rihanna on the map and has undergone some serious transformation. While we all remember SOS, her more recent music has increasingly become more explicit and attracted headlines for her risqué videos (case and point being Turn It Up when the singer was scantily clad and twerking in some scenes). Rihanna’s music has never failed to be chart topping, as she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and a whopping 150 million singles, making her one of the most successful female singers.

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