Monday, 21 October 2013

Rihanna for River Island | The Final Chapter: Winter

The final 'Rihanna for River Island' collection is incoming and it is the best to date. This collaboration is different to the Spring Summer and Autumn 13 collections, Winter 13 is even more wearable and for Irish gals is very slick, fashion forward, flattering and in some cases even weather appropriate! You can be an Irish cailín and still rock looks that embrace the individual style and edginess of the Barbados beauty herself.
The 40-piece winter collection which goes on sale in stores and online on November 7th, consists of glamorous and sexy pieces with the entire collection just right for the party season. Oversized varsity jackets, matching tartan separates, embellished party dresses, longer lined tuxedo jackets and denim jumpsuits are the key pieces in the range. I wore a monochrome oversized spiked varsity jacket with white leather sleeves on my trip to London this week. I teamed it with a pair of studded leather gloves, round oversized sunnies, tartan mini and matching bag. I am loving the trends this A/W. It is so much fun dressing for colder weather. You can 'HYPE' my look on by clicking HERE
I am excited to check out Rihannas range in person. 
Rihanna has embraced AW trends with undertones of her personal style. There is an injection of street style in every garment and as separates many are cross over items that can be combined in different ways. Clashing tartan, faux furs, denim jumpsuits, velvet & turtlenecks are tailored and tapered to hug your frame in a feminine way that makes a pronounced statement. Rihannas tenacity and swagger is evident in her concluding line. I adore the gold shift and black over the knee boots below. Over the knee boots are a staple piece for your wardrobe this season.
The Limited Edition collection features black leather skinny trousers, black snakeskin embossed bra top, shorts and skirt, faux fur trucker and Cossack hats. With only 100 pieces of each item made and in line with all previous collections, they’re expected to fly off the shelves quickly. This is one of the most appealing things about the range.
Here are my two favourite items of the entire collection: 
The complete collection will be available for pre order at from the 31st of Oct.

‘With River Island, I mean it was brand new in the beginning; they let me do whatever I wanted to do. I was inspired by so many things for the spring collection and I really got to get my hands dirty.  For Autumn Winter, I really wanted to try and incorporate some of these ideas with different techniques.’ -Rihanna
 A recent press shoot I styled was heavily influenced by Rihanna, her personal style and her new Winter collection. 
Gold coin neckpiece from The VIP Room
Models Miss Irish Sun Sinead Duffy + Rachel Wallace Shot by
Rihanna has changed the game and been a heavy influence in creating the love behind 'ghetto glamour' favoured by many celebrities, models and socialites around the globe. Her fashion forward attitude and sass separates her from the crowd. In order to pull off the 'Rihanna for River Island' Winter collection, confidence is the ultimate accessory.
Vogue bag from The VIP Room
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1 comment:

  1. I love your blog ! Nice photos, great looks ! I'm crazy fan ! ♥
    Sandy ♥