Rihanna’s Grammy dress foreshadows a Fall trend

Rihanna in Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2011 Grammy Awards

Rihanna wore this white Jean Paul Gaultier dress to the 2011 Grammy Awards. Though some thought the outfit was a hit and some disregarded it as a miss, there was a general consensus that it was a unique but crazy one-off look. Then, at NYFW, designer Norma Kamali displayed a dress with a similar, but not so blatant concept:

Norma Kamali at NYFW

But then came fashion weeks in  Europe, and the see-through stripes style dress was seen again on the runway…and again…and again… until it could no longer be dismissed as a one-time risk taken by Rihanna.

Fashion East, Giles and Jean Pierre Braganza at LFW

At LFW, designers used different fabrics and styles that emulated Rihanna’s Grammy look. The sheer maxi, leather dress and baggy top all use the same transparent-solid stripe method.
 

Pedro Lourenco, Vionnet, Commuun and Emanuel Ungaro at PFW

In Paris, Pedro Lourenco used black fur while Vionnet displayed the look in a baby blue colour, and Norma Kamalli showcased a more casual and conservative take on the style in New York.  Commuun opted for a monochrome style of the dress, and Emanuel Ungaro went metallic and flashy with his design.

It looks like what appeared to be an avant-garde red carpet look at first, may come to be a bona fide trend this Fall season!

*Photo Credit: Style.com, _Karoliine (Flickr)

Rihanna launches perfume: Reb’l Fleur

Rihanna poses at the launch of her Reb'l Fleur fragrance release at Macy’s on February 18th at Lakewood Mall in California

It has become quite clear that singers  never stick to singing once they reach superstardom. They feel the need to capitalize on their success and popularity, by branching out into the fashion and beauty industries; be it starting their own clothing line or launching a perfume. Rihanna’s starting off with the latter.

The fragrance is named after the tattoo on Rihanna’s neck that reads “Rebelle Fleur,” which is French for  “rebel flower,” the nickname given to her by her grandmother in Barbados.

Rihanna got her "Rebelle Fleur" tattoo in August 2010

“Over the years, I layered many different scents to get something that was truly my own. But I wanted something that said ‘Rihanna was here.’ Something delicious and special, a fragrance with subtle hints that linger and leave a sexy memory,” said Rihanna 

The fragrance has a rich smell of tuberose, violet, hibiscus and coconut, and the bottle is shaped to look like the high heel of a shoe.

 Take a look at the promotional video:

Reb’l Fleur can be purchased at Macy’s stores for $49-$59.

Photo Credit: www.fashionfame.com