Category Archives: Rihanna

VIDEO GLAM: Rihanna’s "Rude Boy" and Beyonce and Alicia Keys’ "Put it in a Love Song"

Hey Glamazons!

It seems Rihanna and Beyonce left the Grammy’s and headed straight back to work (do these girls ever really break?!). Both pop stars are gearing up for the release of videos for their latest singles: Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” and Alicia Keys’ “Put it in a Love Song” featuring Beyonce.

We can always expect some spectacular fashion in pop music videos to keep our eyes glued to the screen. While Rihanna takes a less high-end, more Jamaican street vibe in her “Rude Boy” video (she’s giving me Eastern Parkway and I’m not mad about it), Alicia Keys plays dress up in Brazil in a gorgeous Boxing Kitten outfit and bold yellow sandals.

I LOVE the new look on Alicia; the vibrant colors are the perfect accent to the favelas in Brazil (Somebody take me there…tomorrow). Boxing Kitten tweeted that Alicia is wearing the Billie top and Althea skirt.

I am a huge fan of the Boxing Kitten line, designed by Maya Lake, which mixes spirited African prints with demure Civil Rights era silhouettes. Celebs like Fergie and Solange just can’t get enough of the gorgeous pieces, which are perfect for young, funky stars who love to stand out. Check out my profile of Boxing Kitten for POSHGLAM for more information on the brand.

P.S. Speaking of Solange, can’t wait to see what Beyonce turns up in!

UPDATE: Beyonce kills the game in a Boxing Kitten jumpsuit! (Heading to the gym.)

Oh and Miss Rihanna in a white/black graphic jumpsuit on top of a zebra? Yeah, that’s pretty amazing.

Not to mention her supersexy gold Nippies nipple covers from Bristols 6 (www.bristols6.com) that she rocks under a gold jumpsuit from new “It” designer, LaQuan Smith. I met LaQuan at a party in NYC and had to stop him because of some amazing studded leggings he was rocking. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked on his fierce, edgy one-of-a-kind style. Check out his website for more great pieces: http://laquansmith.com.


Check out pics from her “Rude Boy” shoot below and let me know what you think of the looks. Glam or a Sham?!

Since two days is way too long to wait for the debut of Rih’s video on VEVO (insert sarcasm here), I included a short snippet that leaked on the internet today. Hauteness!

Kisses,

Coutura

Pictures: Rihanna Daily. Beyonce World. Alicia Keys Daily.

GLAM OR SHAM?: Rihanna at the Grammys

Now THIS is how you wear a white dress.

Rihanna rescued the white dress trend with an ethereal crepe gown by Elie Saab.

The songstress glows in a high-neck dress that boasts chiffon, stone and feather detailing in the front. The high-neck elongates her statuesque figure and the draping adds a sexy, feminine touch. Finally, the back is open ensuring a lingering second look.

The stunning dress looks elegant and magical on Rihanna, who wears light silver shadow and a pair of Neil Lane earrings and a bracelet to complement the look.

I won’t say she looks angelic (if you’ve heard my favorite song of the moment, Rude Boy, you know she’s a bad girl on the inside) but she is a radiant, stunning beauty. And might I add, what a way to come back on top from the ordeal she faced at last year’s Grammy’s. What do you think, Glamazons? Does she pull this off? Is it the right look for the Grammy’s?

Give your verdict: Glam or a Sham?

UPDATE: Glams, we have the secrets to Rihanna’s posh, polished hair courtesy of her amazing hairstylist, Ursula Stephens. Here are the steps (and inexpensive products) Ursula used to create Rihanna’s winning look:

  • Start by relaxing the hair with Motions Silkening Shine Relaxer. 
  • Mold and wrap the hair with Motions Foam Wrap lotion and sit under a hooded dryer. 
  • Trim and shape the hair, buzzing the sides and back with a clipper. 
  • To get amazing shine and lock each strand in place, add some Motions oil moisturizer along with Suddzz hair spray. 
  • Flat iron small sections of the hair in an upward and inward motion.
  • Finally, rub Lanza serum and Motions pomade through the hair and finger comb it for a finished look.



What do you think about the hair? Do you like Rihanna’s curly look better? What’s your verdict? Glam or a Sham?

GLAM OR SHAM?: Pre-Grammy Looks from Rihanna, Jay-Z, Katy Perry and more

The Grammy Awards are upon us which means for the last few weeks, stylists, make-up artists, eyelash artists, PR girls and designers have been scrambling to outfit stars in the latest and greatest fashions.

Judging from the latest pics from Pre-Grammy events, some celebs will push the envelope in avant garde looks (a la Rihanna) stay safe and trend-friendly in sequins or silk (like Mary J. Blige and Katy Perry) or show up in a tacky cringe-worthy ensemble that anyone can pick up at your neighborhood Rainbow store (sigh…Ashanti).

Check out the looks from Clive Davis’ and Neyo’s parties below and give your verdict: Who was Grammy Glam and who was a Sham?

Rihanna’s multicolor pastel look was delightfully avant garde but the shape and hue was a lot to take in at once. I will say her light green make-up and polished hair was uberfabulous.

Ciara, is this a joke? The cheap-looking shaggy fur top paired with shorts and knee boots (darling, pick a season) was proportionally and aesthetically all wrong. The loud fashion faux paux is sure to turn heads—just not for the right reasons.

Fergie…the part lingerie/part electrical tape dress would make sense on a Vegas party girl, not a pop star. It is cheap and tacky and looks like it smells like plastic. Sham.

Though Mary J. Blige, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s dresses were sequined and safe (aka you could see a thousand of them at any New Year’s shindig or gala), atleast they looked glamorous and presentable. I live for the multicolor sequins on Katy’s dress.
It seems leather was a staple on the red carpet (see Ashanti’s disaster below) but Jennifer Hudson’s trendy purple color, shoulder detail and blunt bangs make the look undeniably chic.
The fellas stole the night. In all black everything, Jay-Z redefined cool in a New York City rockstar vibe with a motorcycle leather jacket, a chain necklace and black separates. Jamie Foxx brought his signature suave style in a one-button blazer with a shirt and tie.

Neyo’s signature fedora, shirt and vest captured his “perfect gentleman” motif to a tee, but I hate the sneakers. English gentleman meets street culture? I’m not buying it. And raise your hand if you’re tired of seeing a fedora on this man at every event…I understand hats are your thing but they make different styles.
Precious star, Gabourey Sidibe wore a black banded sheath dress and…flats? I LOVE Gabourey and what she represents as a full-figured woman in Hollywood who readily embraces her out-of-the-norm body size. But this dress is just not flattering. It makes her look ill-proportioned and does nothing for her shape. 

Ashanti is on my list. The gray leather zippered mini is cute, yes. But why did you borrow your sister’s dangly earrings from prom and clip on a blonde, curly weave from the beauty supply store? (Did anybody tell her that her hair doesn’t match in the front?!) No matter how chic she starts off, she always gets it wrong. Sham.
What do you think, Glamazons? Glam or a Sham?

Magazine Glam: Rihanna for W Magazine, Precious star Gabourey Sidibe for V Magazine’s Size Issue


Hey Glamazons!

I’m addicted to huge fashion glossies, among other things. So I’m thrilled to share with you the latest covers of two of my favorite mags, W Magazine and V Magazine.
As much as I love Rihanna, I have to start with V Magazine’s Size Issue. With all the buzz surrounding January’s V Magazine—and those incredible spreads, the cover has to be just as special, right? Right. With double covers featuring “Precious” star, Gabourey Sidibe (that movie was so touching) and Dakota Fanning (looking very Twiggy-like), the V Magazine editors have successfully relayed the message that every size is beautiful.
I especially love Gabourey’s cover. I’ve never seen her look more gorgeous and glamorous. It really goes to show that beauty has no size limit.
Collect both covers of the magazine – on newsstands NOW! Click here for more info about the covers.


And now for Rihanna, her February 2010 W Magazine cover and spread, shot by Craig McDean and styled by Lori Goldstein, is to-die-for!!! Seriously, the leopard-print Lola hat almost knocked me out cold when I saw the photo on my blackberry.
Wearing Gucci, Prada and Michael Kors in clean black and white shots, Rihanna solidifies her place as a high-fashion favorite. In python coats, leopard print hats and studded fingerless half-gloves, Rihanna continues to venture into bad-girl territory with her fusion of glamor, grit and goth.
I wonder if Anna Wintour feels she missed the boat by allegedly denying Rihanna the American Vogue cover after her nude photos hit the web. Oh well, looking hot is the best revenge, indeed!
Gucci dress. Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry earrings. Dior Fine Jewelry ring. Chanel Fine Jewelry cuff.

Michael Kors dress. Lola hat. Van Cleef & Arpels necklace. Gucci ring and bracelet.


Dior coat. Van Cleef & Arpels necklace. Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry tassel necklace. Bulgari bracelet.


Les Copains gloves.

Prada dress. Loree Rodkin earrings. Dior Fine Jewelry ring. LaCrasia gloves.

Click here for more pictures from Rihanna’s shoot.

Kisses,

Coutura


Get the Look!!: Rihanna’s New Video "Hard"

Hey Glamazons!

From her sexy red lip to her dark, daring eye make-up, we just love the beauty looks in Rihanna’s new Video, Hard featuring Young Jeezy. Check out the superhot video below and get the look with the following Glamazon-approved finds.

Here are our favorite looks with products to match:

MAC Style Black Cream Colour Base in Black, $16.50, maccosmetics.com

MAC lipstick in Lady Danger, $14, maccosmetics.com.


MAC Style Black Mattene Lipstick in Midnight Media, $14.50, maccosmetics.com.

CoverGirl Line Exact Liquid Liner Pen in Very Black, $6, covergirl.com.

Kisses,

Coutura and Ferocia

Glam or a Sham: Rihanna’s GQ Cover


Hey Glamazons!

Rihanna’s racy reign continues with her latest magazine cover and spread in January’s GQ to promote her amazing new album Rated R. In a pair of leather hot pants, a bodysuit with a deep V and a suggestively cropped white sweater, Rihanna serves up lots of edge and sex-soaked attitude for the cameras.

Though I’ve blogged about how Rihanna’s skimpy outfits can be seen as over-the-top, the GQ cover may be a different story. Hear me out. It’s a Men’s magazine, widely recognized for it’s sexy covers—one of which featured Jennifer Aniston in a tie…and nothing else.

Still, I’m sure an onslaught of criticism awaits Rihanna for her new, provocative spread.



What do you think, Glamazons? Glam or a Sham?

Kisses,

Coutura

Trend Alert: Mad for Plaid

Glamazons,

If I told you lumberjack and private school plaid is sexy, would you believe me? Well, you should. This season, the coolest trendsetters are making the ubiquitous pattern look hotter than ever.

The timeless print is getting a chic makeover this season with laidback oversize tunics paired with leggings and feminine, flirty skirts worn with fitted black tees.

The pattern has permeated menswear too with crisp, plaid button-down shirts and down jackets with plaid details hitting the stores.

Get the look with these celeb-inspired styles and scroll all the way to the bottom for affordable finds!








GLAMAZON FAVORITE: LOVE these plaid shirts from Cavi Designs, a menswear line worn by Jay-Z, Fabolous and more. They have a great selection of colors and an even better fit! $97.54, cavidesigns.com.

Kisses,

Coutura