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Rihanna at the 2015 Grammys. Photo Courtesy CNN

The Walk of Shame

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On the heels of our general discussion on awards shows, let’s talk about possibly their worst accessory: the red carpet.

Red carpet coverage has become a breeding ground for judgment, where certain media members are given the platform to tear a woman’s outfit apart. And yes, this type of scrutiny seems to completely bypass male celebrities. Let’s face it, there isn’t much to comment on in general when talking about a guy’s suit, since male celebrities’ red carpet styling is usually only given an extra edge via a boutonnière or a tie bar or another subtle detail to his otherwise stoic tuxedo. And if there is an instance of more austere menswear styles, that male will be commended for his “adventurous” streak.

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Rihanna, Inc.

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Is it just us, or has badgalriri been a little less ubiquitous since receiving the CFDA Style Icon Award back in June? But let’s be real, homegirl could never stay out of the spotlight for too long. This time, the news doesn’t come from a hairstyle change or a new single or a barely-there ensemble or any other typical thing you’d expect. Instead, Rihanna’s been making business moves; rumor has it that the iconic songstress recently filed trademark documents under her official last name, Fenty (yes, Rihanna has a last name). This could mean apparel, lingerie, cosmetics, swimwear, and more.

This shouldn’t be surprising, as Rihanna’s definitely grown into quite the fashionista over the years (hence the CFDA award). And let’s not forget about how she killed it at Paris Fashion Week, her role as the face of Balmain, her multiple collaborations with MAC, and her collections for River Island last year. Sure, these rumors aren’t really indicative of anything just yet. But Rihanna as a designer? Into it. We’re thinking lots of cutouts, oversized menswear-inspired outerwear, sexy strappy sandals, urban accessories, and plenty of the other things that Riri does best. Plus, with the probable help of stylist Mel Ottenberg, all of these elements would be perfectly meshed together in a cohesive, super stylish fashion.

Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. While we could hope that this would end up like Gwen Stefani and Victoria Beckham’s impressive design endeavors, there’s always the possibility that things could go a little JLo. And again, nothing’s really set in stone.

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Let’s Talk About the Met Gala

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This year’s Met exhibit, “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” celebrates the designs of one of America’s most coveted couturiers. His undeniably elegant and glamorous work was to be reflected in an ultra-formal, “white tie” dress-code at this year’s Met Gala, arguably the biggest event in fashion.

Of course, not everyone went by the dress code. You’d think that the theme of elaborate ball gowns would be pretty easy to get into, but just like last year’s Punk-themed fête, a lot of guests somehow managed to completely miss the mark. For many, this actually resulted in some pretty great looks. Take Rihanna for example. The singer – who will be honored with a style icon award at the June 2 CFDA awards – definitely proved her credentials. In a so-not-Charles-James custom Stella McCartney ensemble, Riri showed her immaculate midriff via a white long-sleeve crop top with structured shoulders and a matching long skirt. Honorable mention goes to her curly up-do and “stoner eyes.” McCartney also dressed Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon and Cara Delevingne, whose casual outfit comprised of a revealing black crop top with white trousers. Charles James, who?

We need to talk about Jay Z and Beyoncé for a second, too, or as some like to call them, the king and queen of the universe. The majestic couple, who recently made headlines with the announcement of their joint summer tour, looked nothing short of incredible. Both wore custom Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, with Hov donning a pristine white jacket, and Bey wearing a mostly sheer, black embellished number. Her beaded fishnet veil completed the already divine look, as if the duo could be any more perfect. Frank Ocean, Naomi Watts, Laetitia Casta, and Riccardo Tisci’s date, Naomi Campbell also stunned in Givenchy, though few looked even nearly as breathtaking as Adriana Lima did in her brown sequined gown with a matching leather bustier. Oh, and let’s not forget Erykah Badu, who also slaughtered it. The current face of the label and muse to Riccardo Tisci essentially shitted on everyone with her voluminous, embellished suit and matching over-the-top hat that put Pharrell’s famous Vivienne Westwood cap to shame.

Keeping things in theme, a handful of ladies wore Zac Posen, one of the most similar designers of our time to Charles James. Liu Wen really turned heads in a ginormous ball gown by the New York-based designer and makeup that looked as if it could’ve been personally applied by God. Sarah Silverman went with a similar burgundy number, joking, “it’s like a fucking second skin!” Even though the comedian might have been a little bit of an uncoordinated mess on the red carpet, she looked surprisingly stunning, as did Dita Von Teese (minus the surprising part), who wore a form-fitting Posen-designed version of Charles James’ Clover Leaf gown in nude and red. And what about Karen Elson, who looked like she stepped directly out of the 1950s? Would it be appropriate to say, “yaaaaass?”

Topshop whipped up a frock for it-girl Kendall Jenner, as well as Toni Garrn, Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman. But none of the ladies looked like they were in fast-fashion, especially not Jourdan Dunn, who served early 1990s Tyra Banks realness in a refreshing canary yellow gown, subtle jewels, and a sleek up-do. Sorry to play favorites, but homegirl was definitely on top of it. This would definitely be the right time for a “yaaaaass.” The other three looked great, too, and Chanel Iman looked even better next to her beau, A$AP Rocky. Let’s face it, the guys generally looked painfully boring in their one-note tuxedos, aside from the ridiculous circus outfits worn by Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka. But Chanel’s rapper boyf looked kind of really awesome, pairing his sophisticated tuxedo with sleek boots and his own natural style. Andrew Garfield, whose girlfriend Emma Stone looked vibrant yet super casual in a Thakoon ensemble, kept things relatively interesting with a metallic Band of Outsiders tux. But just about every other guy’s coat-tailed tuxedos looked like some type of costume. We know it’s the Costume Institute Gala, but for real, you guys look so lame it hurts. Even a little shade could be thrown Kanye’s way; what happened to the guy who used to be known for wearing red suits? Him and Kim didn’t look too bad, though, as the reality TV starlet cleaned up nicely in her Lanvin look.

Other highlights and lowlights included the usually incredible Lupita Nyong’o in a questionable custom beaded Prada number, Rita Ora ruining what could’ve been a beautiful Donna Karan gown by looking like she rolled around in a New Jersey dumpster, Anne Hathaway showing another example of a perfectly done crop top with her red Calvin Klein outfit, Taylor Swift looking like an Oscar de la Renta Barbie doll and Kylie Minogue looking insanely basic in what appears to be a prom gown by Marchesa. Other catastrophes included Katie Holmes dressed up as Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Elizabeth Olsen running a few months late to the Winter Olympics in her Miu Miu ice skater outfit. In general, the 2014 Met Gala red carpet was kind of boring, sometimes stunning and occasionally disturbing. But instead of going into details about who, what and why things kind of sucked, we invite you to check out some of the most noteworthy looks from the event below and share your comments!

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Doob it Up

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Rihanna’s always making news with her constantly changing hairstyles. She rocked a Michael Jackson-esque jerry curl earlier this year before reviving her pixie cut, trying out a mullet, and recently getting a bob. But it’s her look at this past weekend’s American Music Awards that really made headlines – pun intended. The one and only @badgalriri shamelessly accessorized her two-piece Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture gown with a doobie. Oh, and she garnished it with some pearls, naturally. For those who don’t know, a doobie is the hairstyle (for lack of a better word) created by wrapping and pinning down hair to keep the style in place overnight. Essentially the equivalent to wearing curlers in public, people were obviously a little shocked when Rihanna showed up at a major awards show all doobied up. Was it her way of reminding us how many fucks she doesn’t give? Did she just give up in the midst of getting her hair done? No matter what the reasoning was, the superstar definitely proved she could own the look better than anyone else. Hey, maybe we’ll even start seeing doobies in the pages of Vogue Italia in the near future…

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Beyoncé Also Cut Her Hair

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Rihanna’s haircut probably wasn’t that shocking, considering the singer has been going back and forth between elaborate weaves and bold pixie cuts for the larger portion of her career. But when Beyoncé took a note from the self-proclaimed “badgal,” it was a much bigger ordeal. Yes, Queen Bey also decided to ditch her iconic hair for a short cut, and of course, she looks just as perfect as ever. Maybe the whole situation when her hair got caught in a fan inspired her to chop it all off, or maybe Mrs. Carter just wanted to try something completely different. It’s undeniable that there might be a little backlash considering Rihanna’s noteworthy makeover, too. Regardless, it’s not like Beyoncé could ever do anything wrong, and we’re excited to see more of this new look.

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Images via Beyoncé’s Instagram

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And in Rihanna Hair News…

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Rihanna is no stranger to switching up her look on a regular basis, so it was only a matter of time before she did away with her most recent weave tracks. Just when you thought she’d run out of ideas, badgalriri decided to show off her natural hair (or at least we think; you never know these days) with a short, curly style. It’s probably not her best ‘do, but this trendy 1990’s look is definitely a unique twist for the iconic singer. Stay tuned for the next time Rihanna decides to change her hair.


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