Rihanna ‘too involved’ in Savage X Fenty design process

Rihanna personally signed off on every single detail in her latest Savage X Fenty collection. The singer and fashion designer showed off the latest collection for her lingerie brand during an epic extravaganza at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part…

Rihanna personally signed off on every single detail in her latest Savage X Fenty collection.

The singer and fashion designer showed off the latest collection for her lingerie brand during an epic extravaganza at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part of New York Fashion Week on Tuesday night.

But in an interview with Entertainment Tonight backstage, the 31-year-old revealed that she is “too involved” in all aspects of the design process and there is nothing in the line that hasn’t had her stamp of approval.

“Oh my God, I’m too involved. I want a break but I’m a control freak, so I do everything,” Rihanna shared. “I see everything. There’s not one step of the way, there’s not one lace trim, there’s not one bra strap… there is not one bow on a panty that I do not see and approve.

“It’s a lot of work, but it’s the only way you can preserve a brand, that you start from scratch… Here, I have a unique opportunity to change things. I’ve always been so sincere with my perspective on this brand but to see the way that we’re perceived in the lingerie world.”

The fashion and beauty mogul added that there’s pressure on her to continue producing size-inclusive garments, admitting, “It makes me feel like now we cannot neglect those consumers.”

This year’s Savage X Fenty presentation was bigger than ever thanks to a partnership with executives at Amazon Prime Video, who will exclusively broadcast the show on 20 September. To keep details under wraps, photography and cell phones were banned from the venue.

In addition to the new designs, the show will also feature performances from DJ Khaled, Halsey, Big Sean, and Migos, among others, as well as special appearances from Cara Delevingne, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Normani, Joan Smalls, and Laverne Cox.

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Nicki Minaj rocks trio of sexy outfits at 2018 BET Awards

Nicki Minaj picked out three sexy outfits to wear during her 2018 BET Awards performance.The rapper took to the stage during the ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (24Jun18) and drove the crowd wild by kicking off her spect…

Nicki Minaj picked out three sexy outfits to wear during her 2018 BET Awards performance.

The rapper took to the stage during the ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (24Jun18) and drove the crowd wild by kicking off her spectacle by performing one of her two comeback singles, Chun-Li.

Her first outfit consisted of a red and black belted coat sparkling with sequins along the trim, which Nicki paired with thigh-high shiny latex boots.

After bringing the stage to life with the help of her dancers, who helped recreate the Japan-inspired music video, the Anaconda hitmaker ditched the jacket to reveal a raunchy PVC minidress.

The neckline plunged towards her midriff and accessories including nude fishnet tights and a diamante chain necklace reading Chun-Li.

Finally, the 35-year-old took the opportunity to make a final outfit change when YG took to the stage to perform Big Bank with fellow rappers 2 Chainz and Big Sean.

Nicki reemerged to join the trio and delivered her verse of the song by sitting on a plastic pink horse while wearing a baby pink belted basque adorned with sparkling silver panels, and accessorised with high-heeled metallic shoe boots.

Another musician to make a statement at the event was Janelle Monae, who rocked the red carpet wearing a statement rainbow coloured dress to pay tribute to Pride 2018.

The 32-year-old, who recently revealed she identifies as pansexual, looked stunning in an emerald green detailed bustier which was jazzed up by a frilled tulle skirt which symbolised Pride’s signature rainbow flag emblem.

The Pynk star gave the eye-catching outfit an androgynous twist by adding a red and black military style cap and had a pink, purple and blue diamante clutch bag draped over her wrist.

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Big Sean credits Detroit upbringing for shaping his style

Big Sean is big on style thanks to growing up in Detroit, Michigan.The rapper has just designed his first collection for sportswear giant Puma, but he admitted in an interview with WWD that he isn’t loyal to one footwear brand – preferring to choose wh…

Big Sean is big on style thanks to growing up in Detroit, Michigan.

The rapper has just designed his first collection for sportswear giant Puma, but he admitted in an interview with WWD that he isn’t loyal to one footwear brand – preferring to choose whatever shoe best suits his outfit.

“I’m from a real stylish city; everyone’s ‘fitted’ from the Midwest in general,” he smiled to the fashion website, acknowledging the stylish legacy of the city where he grew up. “You’ve got your Detroit players, your Ohio players and Chi-town. It’s cool to be repping where I’m from and doing it like that.”

And when it comes to his own shoes, the Bounce Back star has always focused on timeless styles, whether they be boots or trainers.

“Growing up, classic silhouettes were the main thing, like the Puma Clyde, Air Force 1s, Jordans, Jordan 1s. I really liked all of those shoes,” explained the Puma ambassador. “It’s whatever set the fit (outfit) off right. And boots and Timbs (Timberlands); I had the Beef and Broccolis. Those were crucial to me, and the Wheats. People say that’s a New York thing, but they were rocking them in the D (Detroit), too.”

Last year, the 30-year-old bought Guns N’ Roses rocker Slash’s Beverly Hills home. Having relocated to Los Angeles, Sean has been inspired by the city’s thriving sneaker culture.

“People line up for sneakers here, they camp out, they’re really about that sneaker life here,” he gushed. “This is the only place that I’ve been to that has a sneaker convention.

“I appreciate them for still being active like that in 2018. Even with Internet shopping, people still get out in the streets and line up to be a part of the process.”

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