Rihanna allows pimple to ‘shine’ in make-up-free selfie

Rihanna had no qualms about allowing a pimple to “shine” in her latest selfie.The superstar took to Instagram on Monday to upload a snap of herself gazing at the camera with fresh skin and her new cornrow hairstyle. Rihanna wrote in the caption, “First…

Rihanna had no qualms about allowing a pimple to “shine” in her latest selfie.

The superstar took to Instagram on Monday to upload a snap of herself gazing at the camera with fresh skin and her new cornrow hairstyle.

Rihanna wrote in the caption, “First selfie of the year doe (sic). #2020.”

But while her post quickly racked up over four million likes, one follower commented, “Let me pop your pimple.”

The message quickly caught the 31-year-old’s attention and she responded: “Let her have her shine, PLEASE.”

However, the other comments were very positive, with actress Nia Long writing, “Pretty pretty… bad a*s”, and model Leomie Anderson adding, “Raw beauty and edges is all we ask for.”

Yet, Rihanna didn’t reply to a fan who joked about her decision to keep her upcoming album R9 under wraps for now.

“The fact that the pimple heard the album and we didn’t,” they posted.

When asked about when she would be releasing R9, the Umbrella hitmaker previously explained that she was juggling her music career with her commitments to building her Fenty Beauty line as well as her Savage X Fenty lingerie brand.

“I know I know sis. I’m doing music. Simultaneously doing lingerie, make-up, film, amongst a couple other things that I enjoy. when the music is ready, you won’t have to ask for it,” she stated. “But it’s coming. Just not today sis. I’m hype too tho, it can’t come soon enough for me (sic).”

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Rihanna teams with Adam Selman on Savage X Fenty’s first-ever designer collaboration

Adam Selman “learned a lot” while working with Rihanna for Savage X Fenty’s first-ever designer collaboration.Selman was tapped by the Umbrella hitmaker to create a sensual lingerie collection for her brand back in 2018, and the pair have finally relea…

Adam Selman “learned a lot” while working with Rihanna for Savage X Fenty’s first-ever designer collaboration.

Selman was tapped by the Umbrella hitmaker to create a sensual lingerie collection for her brand back in 2018, and the pair have finally released their Valentine’s Day-themed capsule line.

Working with Savage x Fenty’s inclusive size range – which goes from XS to 3X – was a “fascinating” experience for the American designer, and he wanted to make sure he followed Rihanna’s brief.

“Before we presented things to Rihanna, I would go ahead and fit everything in advance on three different sizes,” he told Fashionista. “Because of the size range that Savage X is able to do, I really learned a lot about the fit and the process and the bodies. I wanted to make sure that in my collaboration I offered the exact same thing for a straight-sized model to a curvy (model).

“If you have never seen Rihanna fit a panty, you’re really missing out.”

The fashion star, who created the singer’s infamous sheer, Swarovski crystal-encrusted gown for the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2014, was inspired by her total confidence while creating the collection.

“I think that she really taught me that it is about confidence – the clothes can give you that confidence, but also building the clothes with confidence is such a key part of the process,” Selman shared.

Adam Selman for Savage X Fenty is available now, with prices ranging from $16 to $84 (£12 – £64).

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Lizzo defiant over revealing basketball game dress

Lizzo has hit back at criticism over the revealing dress she wore at a recent Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.The Good as Hell singer wore a loose, black T-shirt dress with the back cut out to reveal her thong as she sat courtside at the Staples Cen…

Lizzo has hit back at criticism over the revealing dress she wore at a recent Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.

The Good as Hell singer wore a loose, black T-shirt dress with the back cut out to reveal her thong as she sat courtside at the Staples Center on Sunday, when the Lakers faced off against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.

She was honoured by the Lakers cheerleaders as they performed a dance routine to her smash hit Juice, and Lizzo celebrated the tribute by dancing along, before bending over to show off her provocative outfit for the cameras.

Her daring moves split opinion on social media as fans praised the star for her energy and self-confidence, while others insisted Lizzo should cover up in public.

The criticism prompted the musician to take to Instagram late on Monday to address her detractors, making it clear she couldn’t care less about their opinions.

“Who I am, and the essence of me and the things I choose to do as a grown a*s woman, can inspire you to do the same,” she defiantly posted.

“You don’t have to be like me. You need to be like you. And never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself. This is who I’ve always been. Now everyone’s lookin’ at it, and your criticism can just remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me. Negative criticism has no stake in my life.”

She continued, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been… I’m surrounded by love, and I just wanna spread that love – and also spread these cheeks. And if you really, really don’t like my a*s, you can kiss it.”

Lizzo went on to hail Rihanna as her “inspiration” by sharing video footage of the Bajan beauty dancing in a sheer gown on Twitter.

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Rihanna’s Fenty label wins Urban Luxe prize at The Fashion Awards 2019

Rihanna’s Fenty fashion brand scooped the Urban Luxe prize at The Fashion Awards 2019 on Monday night.The superstar launched her fashion venture in partnership with executives at luxury group Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in May, with the line c…

Rihanna’s Fenty fashion brand scooped the Urban Luxe prize at The Fashion Awards 2019 on Monday night.

The superstar launched her fashion venture in partnership with executives at luxury group Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in May, with the line comprised of wearable separates, denim, accessories, and footwear.

Now, just seven months after unveiling her debut collection, Rihanna has been named as the top designer in the competition’s Urban Luxe category, beating out the likes of Alyx, Marine Serre, Martine Rose, and Moncler Genius.

The 31-year-old was presented with the award by Janet Jackson and Tyler, The Creator during a ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Taking to Instagram following the exciting announcement, a Fenty representative commented that Rihanna and her entire team felt “honoured” by the accolade.

“Fenty’s chief executive officer and artistic director Robyn Rihanna Fenty is committed to reflect the understanding of female power as constantly evolving, multi-faceted, fun and free,” they wrote alongside a snap of the star in a seafoam green custom-made outfit from the label. “Since the launch in May, Fenty had the pleasure of working with incredible talents, forming a new archive of visual references focusing on the intersection between style, culture and identity. Fenty is a young brand with a powerful collective voice, shaped by the individuals behind it.”

The other big winners on the night were Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee, who was named Designer of the Year, British Designer of the Year for Womenswear, and Accessories Designer of the Year, while the Italian label was also feted Brand of the Year. Adut Akech was selected as Model of the Year, Dior Men’s Kim Jones won British Designer of the Year for Menswear, and Christopher Kane was bestowed with the new Designers’ Designer Award.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to swap lives with Rihanna for a night

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to spend a day in Rihanna’s shoes.The 32-year-old model is currently fronting the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series, and in an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie revealed who sh…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to spend a day in Rihanna’s shoes.

The 32-year-old model is currently fronting the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series, and in an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie revealed who she’d like to swap lives with just for one night.

“I would have to say Rihanna on stage performing for sure,” she explained. “I think that’s got to be the ultimate experience and I love her, love her music and love everything she stands for and I just think it’s unlike any feeling I think you could compare it to, singing to an audience and the crowd looking back at you with adoration. I would love to experience that.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the model shared the best career advice she’s ever been given and noted that it’s the reason she’s steered away from controversy during her modelling and acting career.

“I received a lot of good career advice, but I think the one piece of career advice that’s always stuck with me is: It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and just one second to destroy it,” the mother-of-one shared.

Rosie, who is engaged to actor Jason Statham, also sweetly revealed how she would ask her parents for fashion magazine subscriptions when she was younger.

“One of my earliest childhood memories was waiting for them to arrive every month. I’d then devour every page sitting in my bedroom and share it with my mum and we’d look at all the fashion stories together,” she recalled. “It was the creativity which really inspired me. My bedroom walls were plastered with iconic images of models and fashion campaigns.”

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Tinashe and Dreezy named Savage X Fenty brand ambassadors

Tinashe and Dreezy have been named as the latest brand ambassadors for Rihanna’s lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty.The singer announced the news on social media and shared two black-and-white snaps from the steamy photoshoot. “Bad b**ches LINK UP @savagex…

Tinashe and Dreezy have been named as the latest brand ambassadors for Rihanna’s lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty.

The singer announced the news on social media and shared two black-and-white snaps from the steamy photoshoot.

“Bad b**ches LINK UP @savagexfenty #SavageXAmbassador,” she captioned the pictures on Twitter and Instagram, showing her wearing a white lacy bralet and matching underwear.

Meanwhile, rapper Dreezy took to Instagram for the brand’s #SavageSundays hashtag on Instagram, in which Savage X Fenty customers share photos of themselves wearing pieces from Rihanna’s hugely successful and inclusive lingerie line.

“#SavageSundays #SavagexAmbassador Swipe for a surprise @savagexfenty,” the 25-year-old wrote, alongside two snaps of herself wearing hot pink underwear with a light pink shirt.

The news comes just days after it was announced Normani was the first-ever brand ambassador for Savage X Fenty.

The former Fifth Harmony star will front upcoming holiday campaigns featuring the newest looks from the Umbrella hitmaker’s company and was asked to be involved by Rihanna herself.

“Normani is the perfect choice for a Savage X ambassador. She exudes confidence and power. Everything she does is executed with passion and the belief she’s going to kill it. That’s why people gravitate towards her,” the singer-turned-designer gushed in a statement.

The Motivation hitmaker later took to Instagram to share a snap from the campaign, showing her in a co-ordinating red lace set with embellished stockings.

“I’m the first-ever brand ambassador for @savagexfenty!!! I love you @badgalriri,” she wrote.

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Normani tapped as first-ever ambassador for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty

Normani has been chosen as the first-ever brand ambassador for Rihanna’s lingerie brand Savage X Fenty.The former Fifth Harmony star, who took to the stage for a sultry performance during the lingerie label’s runway show in September, will front upcomi…

Normani has been chosen as the first-ever brand ambassador for Rihanna’s lingerie brand Savage X Fenty.

The former Fifth Harmony star, who took to the stage for a sultry performance during the lingerie label’s runway show in September, will front upcoming holiday campaigns featuring the newest looks from the Umbrella hitmaker’s company.

“Normani is the perfect choice for a Savage X ambassador,” Rihanna said in a press release on Thursday. “She exudes confidence and power. Everything she does is executed with passion and the belief she’s going to kill it. That’s why people gravitate towards her.”

Normani also expressed her excitement over the collaboration, noting she is thrilled to be a part of a brand that empowers women.

“Savage X celebrates and empowers women of all shapes, sizes, and colours,” she added. “I am so grateful for this opportunity and excited for what’s to come with my new Savage X family.”

In addition, the 23-year-old told Vogue.com that she was “excited and honoured” to be a brand ambassador and was blown away when she found out that Rihanna had asked for her personally.

“She is somebody I’ve looked up to for a very, very long time,” Normani explained, before adding that she was proud to be part of a brand that is inclusive. “I just love how it gives everybody the opportunity to feel sexy and beautiful and empowered – which is everything that I stand for as well. I thought it would be the perfect partnership.”

The Motivation hitmaker later took to Instagram to share a snap from the campaign, showing her in a co-ordinating red lace set with embellished stockings.

“I’m the first-ever brand ambassador for @savagexfenty!!! I love you @badgalriri,” she wrote. “I want all individuals to feel empowered and to embrace who they truly are. I don’t always wake up feeling the most confident and powerful, but trust and believe having my Savage X on always helps!!”

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Tess Holliday struggles to find sustainable fashion in her size

Tess Holliday struggles to wear sustainable fashion as many labels don’t make clothes for plus-size women.In a recent interview with Elle U.K. magazine, the body positivity champion explained her sadness at not being able to do her part for the environ…

Tess Holliday struggles to wear sustainable fashion as many labels don’t make clothes for plus-size women.

In a recent interview with Elle U.K. magazine, the body positivity champion explained her sadness at not being able to do her part for the environment as the designers who are making strides in becoming eco-friendly have limited sizing, forcing her to wear fast-fashion garments.

“I have to wear fast fashion and high street to major red carpet moments, and that’s great, but I want the option to wear high-end items of my choosing and it’s not available,” she told the publication.

And as an environmental activist, Tess said it raises problems because she simply cannot wear sustainable clothing yet.

“I can’t be as ethical. I don’t have a problem re-wearing outfits, but I want to be conscious of not contributing to fast fashion because of how wasteful it is, but it’s either that or I run around naked. Plus-size fashion is not there yet,” the curvy model lamented.

Elsewhere in the interview, the 34-year-old confessed she was due to star in Rihanna’s groundbreaking Savage X Fenty lingerie show during New York Fashion Week in September but had to pull out.

“Rihanna and Savage – I was going to be in that show, but my schedule didn’t work out and I will probably never forgive myself. Fingers crossed next season Rih calls me – she is a perfect example of actually giving a s**t about diversity,” Tess explained.

She went on to lavish praise on the singer-turned-designer, who featured the likes of Cara Delevingne, Alek Wek, Joan Smalls, Laverne Cox, and Normani in her presentation back in September.

“She makes size-inclusive garments, has true diversity in the models and campaigns she casts and her messaging. She’s stepping up in every way and that’s what you need, that’s how real change starts, with true diversity and representation on all levels,” she gushed.

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Kesha took inspiration from late grandmother with lipstick colour in make-up line

Kesha’s new make-up line includes a red lipstick shade inspired by her late grandmother.The Tik Tok hitmaker has debuted the first few products for Kesha Rose Beauty online, with the collection featuring a 12-shade eyeshadow palette, liquid eyeliner, l…

Kesha’s new make-up line includes a red lipstick shade inspired by her late grandmother.

The Tik Tok hitmaker has debuted the first few products for Kesha Rose Beauty online, with the collection featuring a 12-shade eyeshadow palette, liquid eyeliner, lipstick, and lip gloss, which are all vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

Discussing the line with WWD, Kesha revealed the lipstick was inspired by her grandmother.

“She actually passed away when I was younger, but one of the things I (remember is that) she always was wearing her red lipstick,” she said. “In the line, I only have two lip products and one of them is this red, red, red (shade). It’s reminiscent of my very first experience with make-up.”

Kesha, who is gearing up to release her fourth album High Road in January, wants customers to experiment with her cosmetics and use them to express their true selves rather than try to achieve a perfect look.

“My relationship to make-up is not purely to make me feel perfect or beautiful or filtered. It’s more to make me feel like my authentic insides are being shown on the outside,” the 32-year-old added. “Sometimes with beauty, it feels like the goal is perfection. With my line, that’s not the goal. My goal is happiness.”

Kesha Rose Beauty will go on sale on Hipdot.com on 3 December.

She follows in the footsteps of musicians like Lady Gaga and Rihanna who have each released successful beauty collections.

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Anna Wintour praises 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners

Anna Wintour has lauded the winners of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.Members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held their annual gala dinner in partnership with Vogue magazine at the Cipriani South Street in New York on Monday ni…

Anna Wintour has lauded the winners of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

Members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held their annual gala dinner in partnership with Vogue magazine at the Cipriani South Street in New York on Monday night, with the likes of Ashley Graham, Ben Platt, and sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid in attendance.

During the dinner, Christopher John Rogers was crowned the winner of the sixteenth CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, with Danielle Hirsch of Danielle Frankel and Reese Cooper named as runners-up.

“With this year’s Fashion Fund finalists, we’ve seen not only great design and talent, but a wonderful commitment to progressive and inclusive values,” said Wintour, editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue. “Fashion should never be divorced from the values of the world and this year’s designers have taken that to heart.”

Rogers will receive $400,000 (£310,000), while the two runners-up walk home with $150,000 (£116,000) each. The three designers will also regularly meet with an assigned business mentor.

Winning the top prize in the prestigious competition marks a major moment in the career of Brooklyn-based Rogers. Born in Baton Rouge, the designer is quickly building up a reputation for his bold use of colour and playful silhouettes, with celebrities including Lizzo, Rihanna, Regina King, and Tracee Ellis Ross having worn his creations to events.

He follows in the footsteps of past winners such as Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Brock Collection, Telfar, and Pyer Moss.

“The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund continues to foster not only creative design talent but also an entrepreneurial spirit required in today’s changing fashion landscape,” added CFDA president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb. “This year’s finalists represent the best of American fashion’s future.”

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