And the winner of the Styled To Rock US Edition is….. Sergio Hudson!

 December 28th 2013    Exclusive Fashion News    By: admin     With Comments Off on And the winner of the Styled To Rock US Edition is….. Sergio Hudson!  Share:

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The fashion designer Sergio Hudson took home the grand prize and title of America’s Next Trendsetting Designer from Bravo’s fashion competition series Styled To Rock last night!

The final competition was to create Robyn Rihanna Fenty two high fashion editorial looks plus show some of their previous work on the runway. The judges and Rihanna loved Sergio’s designs and Rihanna came out in Sergio’s denim ball gown to reveal he was the winner.

The winner of Styled To Rock, Sergio Hudson, will receive a $100,000 cash prize, a fashion feature in Glamour magazine, and the chance to become the next member of Rihanna’s design team. Sergio also talked about Rihanna in a recent interview:

How was it working with Rihanna and the other cast members?

Everyone was very sweet, very down to earth and inviting. I felt like I was walking into a family atmosphere, everyone helped each other out, not what you normally see with competitive reality shows for sure.

If you could make anything for Rihanna, what would it be?

It would be anything lol! I would love to dress her for the Met Gala, that would be a dream job!

Rihanna celebrates Christmas Eve in Barbados with friends and family

 December 25th 2013    News    By: admin     With Comments Off on Rihanna celebrates Christmas Eve in Barbados with friends and family  Share:

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On Tuesday Rihanna spent the Christmas Eve with friends and family in Barbados. There were lots of presents, music and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Check out the cute and funny photos of the celebration in our gallery. Make sure to watch the hilarious videos as well, where Rihanna is seen wrapping gifts, where the family is dancing and more!

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Merry Christmas!

 December 24th 2013    News    By: admin     With 1 Comment  Share:

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Ultimate-Rihanna wishes you a Happy Christmas!

We hope you’ll have a great Christmas Eve and day with your family and friends and that you’ll get lots of (RIHlated) gifts.

This is also the time for you to be the centre of the attention by rocking Rihanna’s holiday collection for MAC as well as the Rihanna For River Island collection!

We also wish you lots of happiness and love for these holidays. Below is a Rihanna song perfect for Christmas time.

Merry Christmas!

Fast News – Barbados, River Island, Balmain, Vogue

 December 23rd 2013    Fast News    By: admin     With Comments Off on Fast News – Barbados, River Island, Balmain, Vogue  Share:

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• Drake featuring Rihanna’s “Take Care” has been VEVO certified, congrats to both singers!

Katy Perry talked a future collaboration with Rihanna, while being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest:

“We’ve actually been talking about it for years, so we can’t let anyone down,” she said. “We have to do the best song ever. Beyond that, I think we’ll definitely get around to it and when it happens, you are going to know.”

• Rihanna has been featured in Vogue Magazine’s The Best Dressed Women of 2013, where she’s seen rocking designer pieces like Chanel and Mary Katrantzou. Rihanna is also the only singer featured in the list.

• Rihanna’s pieces in the online River Island store have all been discounted. Hurry to see if there is a size left for you by going here.

• Olivier Rousteing has posted some behind the scenes pics of Rihanna’s Balmain campaign. He also posted a video, which he soon deleted, so we’re waiting for another video.

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• As you all know Rihanna is in Barbados for the holidays. Yesterday she attended a pajama party with her friends and family. Check out all of the recent pics from Barbados below.

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Rihanna to Star in Balmain Campaign

 December 17th 2013    Advertisements News Photoshoots    By: admin     With Comments Off on Rihanna to Star in Balmain Campaign  Share:

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MONSTER MASH: Frequent Balmain wearer Rihanna is taking her love of the French label to the next level by appearing in its spring 2014 ad campaign, WWD has learned.

Slated to break in a range of January fashion titles, the ads were shot in New York by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

“In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world,” said Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing, characterizing his casting coup as a dream come true.

“When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete,” he added, describing the “icon” of his generation as uncompromising, fresh and modern.

Even with her hair obscuring part of her face, the pop diva — who appears with Eminem on the chart topping single “The Monster” — is unmistakable with her riveting gaze and signature tattoos.

Atelier Franck Durand took care of creative direction for the campaign, with styling by Mel Ottenberg.

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Update – Read what Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain, has to say about Rihanna.

“I met her six months ago, when she came to the studio during her Diamonds Tour, and I just loved her,” the designer recalls. “She invited me to her concert, and I invited her to my show, and she started to become a good friend of mine. Obviously, we text all the time, and at one point, when I was working on the Spring collection, I told her she was the inspiration and that I wanted her in the campaign. It all started like that.”

Styled by Rihanna’s own stylist Mel Ottenberg and lensed by Inez & Vinoodh, the ads, which will hit magazines in January, were apparently shot to the tunes of Prince.

“We listened to it super loud, and she was dancing in the clothes—but she really owned them. She tweaked everything. She chose what she wanted to wear, she had a great vision, and that’s what I love about her,” Rousteing said, stressing that he feels Rihanna is the ultimate icon for this generation. “I wanted the campaign to be about Balmain, but I didn’t just want a model—I wanted a strong, real woman in the clothes. For me, Rihanna is a power. And she pushes boundaries on everything.

“Sometimes,” Rousteing added, “fashion is all about a big machine. And we forget about emotions, and realness, and dreams. But dreams do come true, and this came from something really simple, and easygoing, and real.”

So what’s Rousteing’s favorite Riri song? “I have to be honest. I love the new one, “Monster,” but I think “Stay” is one of the best songs ever. I fell in love listening to this song. And that’s something I’ll always remember.”