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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Barbara Palvin ‘disappointed’ by cancellation of 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Barbara Palvin was “very disappointed” when she heard the 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show had been cancelled.The Hungarian model was first cast in one of the U.S. lingerie brand’s presentations back in 2012 but didn’t appear in a show again until t…

Barbara Palvin was “very disappointed” when she heard the 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show had been cancelled.

The Hungarian model was first cast in one of the U.S. lingerie brand’s presentations back in 2012 but didn’t appear in a show again until the 2018 event.

Earlier this year, Victoria’s Secret bosses promoted Barbara to Angel status, and in a new interview with U.K. Harper’s Bazaar, she explained that she was a little sad to learn the annual show had been canned as it would have been the first time she was able to wear her angel wings.

“I was very disappointed,” the 26-year-old told the publication, before adding: “But (the company leaders) know what they’re doing, and I trust the process. I feel like the world is changing around us, and everyone needs to go with it, and that’s their way of doing it.”

After months of speculation about the future of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, executives at L Brands, the label’s parent company, announced last month that the event will not happen this year.

In recent years, Victoria’s Secret has been hit by the growth of contemporary underwear labels like Third Love, Aerie, and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty, while bosses have also been accused of failing to embrace diversity and inclusivity in its marketing imagery and shows.

And during a recent chat on the TODAY Show, former Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss argued that it is time for the brand to undergo a major transformation.

“I think it’s a reflection of the world we live in today,” she said of the cancellation. “And, you know, consumers demand that brands are inclusive and body positive and sustainable. And I think brands have to evolve.”

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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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Slick Woods battling cancer

Model Slick Woods is undergoing chemotherapy to treat melanoma cancer.The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, made reference to the medical treatment in a post on Instagram on Tuesday as she shared a photo of herself sticking out her tongue w…

Model Slick Woods is undergoing chemotherapy to treat melanoma cancer.

The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, made reference to the medical treatment in a post on Instagram on Tuesday as she shared a photo of herself sticking out her tongue while out with her boyfriend Micky Munday and some friends.

“How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald,” she wrote in the caption.

As fans expressed their shock at the news and sent their well wishes, Slick shared a picture of a pouting child and urged her followers not to pity her, declaring, “Stop treating me like a victim.”

She stopped short of sharing further details about her condition in the post, but editors at The Shade Room claim she told them she had a type of skin cancer.

“She exclusively tells us that she is battling stage 3 melanoma cancer and that the cancer is spreading. She says she’s currently fighting for her life,” they wrote.

Slick has received a few supportive messages from famous friends like actress Taraji P. Henson.

“You are already on the other side of this heathy (sic) and strong like it never happened. I adore you,” the Empire star commented, while Power actress La La Anthony wrote, “Love u sis (sic)”.

Slick later added a picture of herself at the Savage x Fenty show in September, and wrote: “Modern day Gia without the drugs #justcrazy ‘where does everyone go when they have to go’ I thought I told y’all I’m not no victim.”

The post appears to be referring to supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 26 in 1986.

Representatives for Slick, who famously went into labour moments after walking the runway at Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion show in September, 2018, have yet to comment on the model’s health issue.

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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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Ashley Graham shares baby’s sex and due date

Ashley Graham has excitedly announced she’s expecting a baby boy.The curvy model shared the surprise news during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday while she was participating in a lightning round of questions with the host. Beginnin…

Ashley Graham has excitedly announced she’s expecting a baby boy.

The curvy model shared the surprise news during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday while she was participating in a lightning round of questions with the host.

Beginning with questions like, “Besides your husband, who do you have a crush on?”, in the final seconds of the game, Ellen asked, “Are you having a boy or a girl?”

“I’m having a boy!” Ashley screamed, before waving her arms and exclaiming: “I’m gonna be a mommy to a boy!”

Her due date is in January. Elsewhere in the lightning round, the 32-year-old confessed that her most embarrassing wardrobe malfunction was at Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion show in September.

“My pants split in the crotch at the Fenty show,” the star laughed.

Ashley sweetly announced her pregnancy news on Instagram back in August, revealing she and husband Justin Ervin were expecting their first child together.

“Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life,” she began the post. “It has been the best journey with my favourite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin Life is about to get even better.”

The former America’s Next Top Model judge has been candidly sharing her pregnancy journey on social media, and recently posted a nude video on Instagram.

“Getting bigger and bigger and trying to embrace my new body every day. It’s a journey and I’m so thankful to have such a supportive community,” she told her followers.

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Slick Woods unveils unisex jewellery brand

Slick Woods has launched a unisex jewellery brand named C1V1L.The model, born Simone Thompson, is instantly recognisable for her buzz cut, tattoos, and signature gapped teeth, and has previously walked the runways for brands such as Fendi, Marc Jacobs,…

Slick Woods has launched a unisex jewellery brand named C1V1L.

The model, born Simone Thompson, is instantly recognisable for her buzz cut, tattoos, and signature gapped teeth, and has previously walked the runways for brands such as Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Savage X Fenty.

But for her latest venture, Woods has created her own jewellery company, with the line including gold signet rings, lariats, and bracelets.

Alongside a series of images from the debut C1V1L campaign on Instagram, a brand representative wrote, “C1V1L is a unisex jewellery brand pushing a clean, modern, architectural aesthetic using semi-precious metals,” and, “We’re going to be blunt… We want to steal market share and reinvest it elsewhere in people, in ideas, in the future.”

Woods, 23, has teamed with Blakely Thornton, the managing director of Jerry Media, on the company, while sisters Coco and Breezy Dotson, who launched Coco & Breezy Eyewear in 2009, are among the investors.

And while the group wants to offer fans beautiful jewellery pieces, they are also seeking to achieve a wider goal of investing some of the profits into minority and female-owned ventures.

“There is an issue of (our) culture being commoditised, but we are not the owners of that,” said Thornton of the company in an interview with Business of Fashion. “Having been behind the veil in advertising, we were seeing that the people actually making the money off of this culture are largely white, straight men. Even if you’re pushing it and it’s getting a positive media reception, it’s disheartening seeing that the actual financial capital is going back to the same place, back to the top of that pyramid.”

As part of the marketing strategy, Woods will be seeking to reach out to her celebrity friends and 900,000 followers on Instagram.

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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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