Everybody’s favorite Bajan Belle is hinting at starting a new clothing line…Rih Rih, don’t tease us! The celebutante told WWD, “I can’t say when it will be released, but it’s definitely going to happen. I’m not one to rush into anything. I want to take my time.”
Well, time is something she seems to have plenty of. Her reign at the top of the charts lasted from the summer anthems, “Umbrella” and “Take A Bow” to fall’s newest hit, “Live Your Life,” with T.I. And with the haircut of the millennium (werk, Ursula!), that cool tough girl panache, a rebellious tattoo obsession and those KFC trips with a certain friend*, it doesn’t look like Rihanna’s going anywhere. I say she rides the fame to the wheels fall off!
*And you say he’s just a friend…
All together now…Awwwww. They’re too cute!
And clearly, Rih has style to spare…
at the same time, I have to say a prayer that her line is more L.A.M.B. and Topshop (which is debuting in the U.S.!) than House of Dereon and *grimace* Sweetface (that’s JLo’s line in case you forgot). We’ve all seen it happen: the fabulous It-girl with impeccable fashion sense decides to put her money where her style is…and the clothes end up being either too expensive, or just plain ugly. You can always tell if the line’s worth your time if the star herself actually wears it. If it’s not good enough for you to wear (on the regular, Bey, not just in the ads!), than it’s not good enough for me either.
Which leads me to the inevitable pitfall of designstars like these: their stylists. Here’s where the disconnect happens: the stylist that’s responsible for your glamorous looks is nowhere near the design room. Therefore, the collection that bares the name of [insert star here] looks nothing like what [insert star here] actually wears. SO though I love Rihanna and like I said, I’m saying a prayer, I’m really waiting for Rachel Zoe’s clothing line to come out (for those who haven’t seen her show, The Rachel Zoe Project, on Bravo, she’s the stylist du jour for stars like Nicole Richie, Anne Hathaway and even Joy Bryant). But please, Rachel, no scary-looking furs…
What do you think, glamazons? Would you wear Rihanna’s designs?