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The successful FENTY x PUMA by Rihanna is a newcomer to the list of nominations in this year’s Urban Luxe Brand category at the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards.

Votes were cast by 2,000 members of the fashion industry across disciplines that include media, retail, communications and photography, with the voting body covering 38 countries.

“We are delighted to announce the nominees for the 2017 Fashion Awards,” says Nadja Swarovski, member of the Swarovski executive board and principal sponsor of the awards. “These fantastic talents are the very best of the global industry… Young designers are the heartbeat of our business, and it is up to all of us to foster and champion their vision.”

In 2016, The Fashion Awards underwent a rebrand, losing the “British” from its title in a bid to make the awards more international.

Urban Luxe Brand Nominees
Fenty Puma by Rihanna
Gosha Rubchinskiy
Off-White
Supreme
Vetements

The Fashion Awards is a key fundraiser for the BFC’s education foundation. Last year, the event raised £700,000 (about $920,000 at current exchange), of which £300,000 ($400,000) was used to support young British talent through scholarships. The remaining funds were allocated to Newgen, the scheme pioneered by the BFC in 1993 to nurture and support emerging talent by offering new designers mentoring as well as a platform to show at London Fashion Week. In the last academic year, the programme awarded over £100,000 ($130,000) across 12 BA and MA scholarships. The BFC will look to broaden the variety of scholarships available in the year ahead. This year, Swarovski has pledged £300,000 to the BFC’s education programme in advance of the fundraiser.

Read more about the British Fashion Council’s 2017 Fashion Awards and view all nominees here.

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A recap of the top 100 songs & top 50 artists of the Pop Songs airplay chart’s first 25 years.

After piling up record after record (musically and achievement-wise) on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Rihanna reigns as the No. 1 artist over the first 25 years of the survey, which began with the list dated Oct. 3, 1992.

Rihanna roared onto the ranking, which reflects the most-played songs each week on pop radio, according to Nielsen Music, in 2005 with her debut hit “Pon De Replay,” her first of an unprecedented 30 top 10s. In 2006, she earned her first Pop Songs No. 1, “SOS,” of 11, a record she shares with Katy Perry, the chart’s No. 4 top artist.

Notably, Rihanna has reached historic heights despite having arrived on the chart more than halfway through its existence.

Rihanna’s highest-ranking song on the 25-year ranking is “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, at No. 17.

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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.

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Barbados’ most famous daughter will soon have a lasting landmark named after her right in the neighbourhood where she grew up.

In a statement a short while ago, the Ministry of Tourism announced:

“The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday 30th November, 2017 officially change the name of Westbury New Road located in St. Michael to Rihanna Drive in honour of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty who grew up in Westbury New Road.”

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Rihanna are scheduled to unveil the new signage at a two hour ceremony at Westbury New Road, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Independence Day. (PR)

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New York, NY (September 7, 2017) – Rihanna, in partnership with Kendo Brands, a LVMH-owned beauty developer, launches her global makeup brand, Fenty Beauty, in an unprecedented 1,600 stores across 17 countries in one day. The beauty industry’s most anticipated launch, Fenty Beauty was created by Rihanna with a vision that’s always ahead of the game – Fenty Beauty redefines the rules with light-asair formulas that love to be layered, in a global lineup of shades designed for all.

Rihanna was inspired to create Fenty Beauty after trying to find products that worked across all skin types and tones. With Rihanna’s mandate of inclusivity, Fenty Beauty offers a wide range of products for traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, creating formulas that work for all skin types, and pinpointing universal shades.

Just like Rihanna, the brand is both edgy and feminine, with a complexion-focused product assortment developed to work together and provide everyone with Rihanna’s real-life method for killer radiance, The Fenty Face.

“The Fenty Face was created for women of all skin tones, of all personalities,” she says. “These steps are key to starting your makeup, no matter the look you’re going for. This is where the fun begins.”

For Rihanna, the secret to radiance lies in the very first step of the Fenty Face, a soft matte filt’r—because no matter your skin type, adding glow on glow = unwanted shine. The second step? Layer your highlight for strategically-placed glow—it’s all about lighting up where you want. Lastly, get ahead of shine by blotting on the fly, wherever and whenever; Rihanna believes that being photo-ready means being shine-free. Tested backstage, on stage, and in real life, The Fenty Face is the key to unlocking all of makeup’s limitless possibilities. This process is at the core of this 91-sku line, which includes 40 shades of Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation; 1 universal Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer; 30 magnetic Match Stix Skinsticks, in both matte and shimmer finishes to contour, correct, conceal, highlight and blush; 6 cream-powder hybrid Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters for face and eyes; Invisimatte Blotting Powder and Paper; 1 universal lip gloss known as Gloss Bomb; and a variety of application tools.

In addition to creating every detail of each product in her cosmetics collection, Rihanna also personally appointed three prestigious makeup artists to represent Fenty Beauty around the world. This Global Artistry Team includes James Kaliardos as Resident Artist, and Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal as Global Makeup Artists.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is available starting September 8, 2017 at Sephora, Harvey Nichols and FentyBeauty.com

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Let’s just call Rihanna what she is: the coolest woman on the planet—with beauty, talent, attitude, and personal style to spare. Here, the global megastar answers questions from a cross-section of her famous fans.

Somewhere between releasing her debut single “Pon de Replay” (to blitzkrieg effect) in 2005 and sitting down to discuss international education with Emmanuel Macron in 2017, Rihanna has become much more than a pop star. The music is still absolutely vital, yes—her eighth album, Anti, which has been kicking up dust on the dance charts since it dropped last year, was deemed by Forbes to be one of the most successful recordings of all time—but as an icon, she represents something far greater: what a woman can achieve when she tackles her career, and her life, on her own terms. Rihanna is always fearlessly, unapologetically herself, whether she’s making maverick fashion choices on the red carpet, calling out body shamers, or adding yet another unmistakably RiRi-stamped endeavor to her string of (singer-actress-designer-entrepreneur-philanthropist-etcetera-etcetera) hyphenates. We can now add beauty mogul to that list.

The singer has poured her uncompromising attitude into a much-awaited makeup line, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, poised to launch with a big bang of 91 products on September 8 at Sephora (expect lines) and on the brand’s website (Internet = broken). Its focus, perhaps surprisingly from a practiced maquillage peacock who has been known to rock vivid blue and ink-black lipstick with defiant flair, is gleaming, satiny, flawless skin, built around an assortment of user-friendly highlighting and contouring sticks, and a whopping 40 shades of foundation.

“The biggest void I’ve found in the industry is the lack of variety in foundation shades,” Rihanna tells us. “That’s one of the things that was most important to me—to make sure everyone was included.”

It’s a nod, too, to the complexion-perfecting gateway drug that ushered the Barbados native into beauty in the first place: “Foundation was the first product I ever owned,” she says. “It was like magic, and I’ve been in love with makeup ever since.”

Avidly hands-on throughout the collection’s development, Rihanna helmed everything from the playful name selection (there’s a gold powder highlighter, for instance, dubbed Trophy Wife) to the packaging, which, like its creator, is multifaceted, with tough, graffiti-inspired outer boxes opening onto sleek, streamlined, sweetly pretty individual products.

“There are plenty of options out there when it comes to makeup,” Rihanna says. “My approach with Fenty Beauty was just to do things my way.”

 

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Full interview and BTS video after the jump!

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Rihanna has joined the list of speakers at Vogue’s inaugural Forces of Fashion conference on October 12.

What’s a pop superstar with a burgeoning movie career doing on a fashion panel among the likes of John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Vetements’s and Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia? As anyone who reads Vogue knows, the four-time cover girl is more than a chart-busting diva with more online downloads than any other artist and a star of next year’s Ocean’s Eight. She’s a fashion mogul whose every chameleonic outfit change is chronicled online.

Indeed, outfits like the sheer, Swarovski-encrusted fishnet number she wore to the CFDAs in 2014, and her electric yellow Guo Pei–designed 2015 Met Gala gown have been known to “break the Internet.” That’s the red carpet, but her off-duty looks are just as influential. Rihanna has brought her glamorous, body-confident sensibility to the sportswear giant Puma, where she’s been the women’s creative director since late 2014.

Tickets to her Fenty x Puma shows in Paris were highly prized, not just for the sexy tomboy basics and brilliant best-selling shoes she served up, but also for their unbridled sense of fun. Last March, Slick Woods, Joan Smalls, et al. stormed down the reading tables at the Richelieu-Louvois Library; the season before, Rihanna filtered the extravagance of Versailles with state-of-the-art gym gear. New York Fashion Week will be lucky to have her back next month—don’t miss Vogue’s online coverage of her show on September 10.

All of these topics and much more will be on the table when Rihanna sits down at Milk Studios on October 12. For more information about Rihanna’s panel and to buy tickets, visit vogueforcesoffashion.com.

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