Rihanna For Balmain [Photos]

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Balmain has never looked better, tapping Rihanna to be their new face in the forthcoming Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. 

The labels creative director Oliver Rousteing describes the rock star at an “icon”, expressing,

"In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world. When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete."

l love that Rousteing chose Rih Rih for the spring campaign. She exudes rock star and has mega sex appeal which is perfectly in line with the Balmain brand. Check out some addition photos below of Rih from the campaign.

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Stylish and sexy. Great campaign!

Campaign Credits:

Photographer: Shot in New York by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Styling: Mel Ottenberg (Rihanna’s personal stylist)
Hair: Yusef
Makeup: Yadim 

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Launches and Sells Out

Well if you havn’t logged on to purchase your own RiRi Woo lipstick from the Rihanna by MAC collection, it’s already too late. In just three hours, the MAC website will now welcome you with the following message …

Le sigh…yea I just went through it. Three hours too late, and the next shipment won’t be available until June. But in the meantime, to be the first to know when the lipstick finally makes it back in stock, you can sign up for the email list to be notified pronto.

If you haven’t checked out the rest of the goodies from the Rihanna collaboration with MAC, check it out here

Trust me, I WILL be on top of it this next time around! To all you ladies who made a successful transaction before the cut off … I’m hating lol. 

Rihanna Partners With MAC Cosmetics

My bestie girl is making moves lol! Rihanna is just on the heels of releasing her first 120-piece collaborative fashion collection with River Island, and it was only a matter of time before she released her own makeup line with none other than MAC Cosmetics! And all at 25-years-young … what a birthday gift! 

She released a photo today on her Instagram of some of the featured products from the line in celebration of her 25th birthday. (Happy Birthday Rih!) The caption read,

That’s right baby, I’m a #MACgal now! Get into it, package designed and products created from scratch by your truly! Thanks to the EPIC team at #MAC for giving me the opportunity to play and share my favorite sh*t with my fans and yours.

Rihanna is always spotted rocking a hot lipstick color, so I can’t wait to her full collection (she even got her girlfriends involved). The rose gold packaging on the compact and brush…too cute! I need it in my life!

Her first product is a lipstick called “RiRi Woo”, yes, a cute playoff of the popular “Ruby Roo”. The lipstick was created to work with every skin tone and is expected to hit stores around her Diamond Tour around May 4th or 5th. She’ll be selling RiRi Woo at her concerts as well, so bring some extra cash! 

According to Women’s Wear Daily, here is more information on Rihanna’s summer and holiday collections:

The summer collection also include two additional lipsticks, a Lustre Drops shade and a powder blush duo. Fall’s 16 sku’s include four lipsticks, a deeply pigmented Lipglass version of RiRi Woo, two multi-shade eye shadow palettes and false lashes. (She likes to wear two pairs at a time.) Holiday will bring another 10 items, including nail polish, a makeup bag and additional lipsticks.

Are you hype about the collection? What pieces do you have your eye on?

10 Very Right Moments From Grammy Weekend

Ok, I’ll admit, I usually just watch award shows to see what celebrities are wearing. But I’m sure I’m not the only one right?

I didn’t want to do a “Best Dressed” list this time around, so instead I’m just letting you in on my top 10 highlights from the 2013 Grammy Awards red carpet, show, and all those oh-so-amazing grammy parties and festivities from the weekend! Now, let’s get on with this list.

10. Talk about hot dates on the red carpet. John Legend and girlfriend Chrissy Teigen definitely took home the award for best dressed couple. (So did Miguel and his boo but I couldn’t find a good picture of them.) These sexy cut out dresses don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon!

9. At a Pre-Grammy performance, Usher looked dapper in a grey (what looks like tweed) suit and crisp white button up sans the tie. Looking good Usher. Diddy ain’t looking too shabby either.

8. Two snaps for this girl power snapshot of Beyonce, Solange, and music video director Melina Matsoukas. Beyonce is always serving us something amazing, and it’s no surprise that she looks stunning in a selection from Elie Saab Spring 2013 collection.

7. Speaking of Solange, I fell in love with her simple and effortless look on the red carpet. Wearing a jade green sparkly cap sleeve dress with hot pink spiked Christian Louboutin stilettos, this look suited her perfectly. And A+ for the big curly hair!

6. Nicole Richie has been quiet in the news lately. But she brought a sleek and strong look at the Clive Davis Pre Grammy party wearing a sickening black Tom Ford reptilian dress and Christian Louboutin pumps.

5. You can say goodbye to Disney! Once G-rated actress and singer turned edgy rocker chick, Miley Cyrus, stepped out on the scene, it was no more miss nice girl. She rocked a black, sheer Emilio Pucci dress complete with Versace boots. Slay Miley!

4. I missed me some JT! One of the biggest highlights from the show was Justin Timberlake making his comeback performing new music, releasing new commercials, and giving me all kinds of sex appeal on stage. His new track with Jay Z called “Suit and Tie” is sure to be a hit!

3. Ok, so Kelly Rowland has been on a serious head turning, jaw dropping mission lately! Doing it all with so much sex appeal and class! When it comes to fashion, Kelly’s name was in everyone’s mouth last night! Wearing a sexy black curve hugging number by Georges Chakra, she spelt out sex on a stick while still leaving enough to the imagination. Enforced dress code what? 

2. Strike a pose! Talk about some serious gams, Jennifer Lopez is clearly drinking from the foundation of youth. Hunny, she needs to teach me a few things about how to work a pose, because you couldn’t tell her anything last night! I love that she knows what works for her and her body. Her glow, pose, sexy hair, nude lip, and fit body tell it all!

1. You already know my girl does no wrong in my eyes! Rihanna made the number one spot on my list of being ultra sexy and feminine in a custom red, sheer, A-line Alia couture dress. She made have made the tabloids yet again for being back with Chris, but I just love how happy she looks now. Her wig may have been slipping back a little last night, but Rihanna still looked flawless! I need that red lipstick in my life!

What were some of your highlights from Grammy weekend?  Do you think I missed someone who should have made the list?

Behind the Scenes: Rihanna For River Island

I can’t wait to see what Rihanna is cooking up for her first clothing collaboration with River Island. Rihanna is a trend setter, so it was only a matter of time before she released her own threads. 

She stays true to herself and is a risk taker, which works in her favor. It was important for her to team up with open, creative minds to bring her vision to life. Her line with River Island is for “young, sassy personalities” highly influenced off of fashionable street style.

"This has been something I’ve wanted to do ever since I started loving fashion," she says, adding that "everytime I saw something on a rack I wanted to do something to it to change it, so I felt that only way I could do that was by designing something perfect for me. This was my way of doing that - teaming up with River Island and designing clothes for young, sassy personalities, that’s what I wanted to do."

Peep the video on some behind the scenes talk with Rihanna on what we can expect, her personal style, and some sketches of the pieces. Rih will be showing her first River Island collection at London Fashion Week. Can’t wait! 

Do you think the collection will be more chic, sporty, or edgy?

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(L- Rihanna out in LA wearing a jumpsuit from her River Island collection; R- Rihanna on set for the ad campaign)
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Dope Obsession: Melody Ehsani Accessories

A girl can never have too many accessories in my opinion! I personally love unique accessories, shoes, and clothes that everyone doesn’t have lined up in their closets.

My newest obsession is designer Melody Ehsani, born and raised in Los Angeles in a traditional Persian family, who decided to break away from her culture and follow her dreams and heart into the field of design. Check out more of her story here

Her pieces have lined the necks, fingers, ears, and wrists of celebrities like Rihanna, Cassie, Nicki Minaj, Diggy Simmons, Estelle, and Erykah Badu just to name a few. 

Welp, I decided to stack up on a few Melody Ehsani pieces for my jewelry collection. Here’s what I bought:

"That girl is … Poison" earrings (super dope!)


"The Truth" necklace (written in Arabic)


Quick Instagram flick rockin my new necklace :)

What I love most about her accessories is that they are original and most of all, affordable! The pieces I received are great quality and arrived at my house within two days from ordering them. 

Melody is also designing a sick pair of python skin print sneakers with neon green laces for Reebok. Check them out below, along with a recent Instagram flick of Rihanna rocking the "Queen of the Jungle" necklace (snatched up by quite a few celebs).

To check out more Melody Ehsani pieces, visit her site www.MelodyEhsani.com