Watch Rihanna during her Fenty Beauty promotional tour in Madrid! We also took time to make some HD screen caps, enjoy!
Rihanna does not simply enter a room; she makes an entrance. And on Friday afternoon at the Bloomingdale’s flagship store in New York City, she was escorted inside by an exuberant high school marching band decked out in Fenty University gear, which brilliantly abbreviates to “F.U.”
The occasion was a “pep rally” for the drop of Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma fall 2018 collection, which showed during Paris Fashion Week last winter at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Rather than teacher’s pets, though, Rihanna was inspired by the stylish delinquents of detention who toss textbooks to the wind, showing shoelace chokers, platform sneakers, and plenty of crop tops.
We really can’t think of a better reason to skip school (or work) on a Friday than to attend Rihanna’s Fenty University, which is basically the Harvard of fashion. Below, she schools us on everything from style to Instagram.
So, you’re teaching a Fenty University master class. What would you want to tell young girls about how to wear clothing that fits their bodies, but also makes them feel good?
Well, I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day — the next week — I need something oversized; I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?
I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning. I feel like that’s how everyone should go after fashion, because it’s an individual thing. And then, if you take it further, it’s like: What week are you having? You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?
I love to play with silhouettes as well, but I think it’s important to make sure that you wear the thing that works for your body the best, and that’s flattering.
Glitter on glitter on glitter – The Fenty Beauty holiday season has arrived! The limited edition Galaxy Collection is full of hyper-reflective sparkle and rainbow glitter, perfect for the holidays.
Watch the full interview above, starting at 4:16.
Let’s get one thing straight — Rihanna is more than a pop icon. “I have long-term goals in fashion, but not so much with any one brand. You just never know what’s going to happen,” said the superstar during her in-depth talk with Vogue’s Hamish Bowles at the Forces of Fashion conference.
Rihanna’s dedication shows; with Fenty x Puma, Fenty Beauty and collaborations with Manolo Blahnik, Stance, and Christian Dior, she’s built a fashion empire that extends far beyond merch. As a businesswoman, she’s proved herself capable of being on the pulse of what consumers want and willing to take creative risks others might shy away from. At today’s panel, the bad gal explained the history of her relationship with the industry and why she’s only just getting started.
“I enjoy fashion that’s the thrill and the challenge,” she shared with Bowles. “You can only keep growing and evolving [with each collection] I take it seriously, I have a lot of respect for this industry.”
Thanks to Rihanna, you’ll be finished holiday shopping before Halloween even hits. The singer and beauty entrepreneur’s new holiday Galaxy Collection officially drops on Sephora.com on October 13, and to no one’s surprise at all, you’re going to want to scoop up every single space-themed item. Seriously—forget unicorns and mermaids.
Glitter for holiday is really nothing new, but Rihanna truly took it to an entirely new level. The entire collection is touched with eye-catching sparkly and shimmering finishes, from lip gloss to traditional lipstick tubes to the long-awaited palette of glimmering jewel-toned eyeshadow.
The only downside? It’s a limited-edition line, so you’ll have to act super fast—AKA don’t put off shopping for your friends, family, and maybe even yourself. While we countdown for the official release, check out each and every item from RiRi’s second Fenty Beauty installment below.
Ever since the release of Fenty Beauty, we’ve been looking around for good quality images, and finally our gallery is updated with some! Head over there for stunning close-ups and the beautiful products themselves.
By request we also made HD screen captures of not only the behind-the-scenes footage, but the entire Fenty Beauty Youtube channel. And oh right, there are also a few gifs. Enjoy!
It’s been over two weeks since Rihanna unleashed her debut Fenty Beauty collection on the world, and the hype hasn’t died down. But that isn’t just because of the pop star’s celebrity. It seems Rihanna, by offering 40 different shades, has tapped into a palpable void in the market for more inclusivity in commercially sold beauty products.
“I wanted things that I love,” she told Refinery 29. “Then I also wanted things that girls of all skin tones could fall in love with. In every product I was like, ‘There needs to be something for a dark-skinned girl; there needs to be something for a really pale girl; there needs to be something in-between.’ There’s red undertones, green undertones, blue undertones, pink undertones, yellow undertones—you never know, so you want people to appreciate the product and not feel like: ‘Oh that’s cute, but it only looks good on her.’”
The reaction has been, to judge by early indicators, positive. There was such appetite for Fenty Beauty that a handful of the darkest shades almost immediately sold out, The Cut reported. Celebrities, too, have been effusive in their praise. Comedian and actress Mindy Kaling showed her support for the launch the day of, tweeting a screenshot of the array of shades along with her own thank-you note to Rihanna. Meanwhile, Academy-Award nominee and Empire actress Gabourey Sidibe gave her seal of approval, tweeting, “In case you’re wondering about #FentyBeauty on dark skin, issa YES for me dawg.”