22.12.08 Best Of

Entertainer/Risk Taker Of 2008 – Rihanna

Rihanna went from sassy R&B singer, to edgy Rock Chick in a blink of an eye.

She started off the year wearing cute Betsey Johnson dresses with Jimmy Choo shoes, but the end of 2008 she was scaring the bejesus out of us, wearing studded and spikey ensembles from Phillipe and David Blond.

We -well I- was introduced to many new designers via Rihanna such as Peter Pilotto, Mara Hoffman, and the Blonds.

This kind of look would not appeal to everyone, but her courage to pull if off has to be admired.


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13 Responses to Entertainer/Risk Taker Of 2008 – Rihanna

  1. Fashion Critic December 29, 2008 at 14:49 #

    Welcome Sade 🙂

  2. Sade December 29, 2008 at 14:43 #

    I landed on your blog via highheelconfidential, and I am hooked!!

    I was about to say the same about Rhi, but u said enuf and you said it better than I would. Thanks

  3. Fashion Critic December 29, 2008 at 14:13 #

    thanks Adam.

    For two things. The nice comments about my blog and for a saying that Rihanna can’t sing, because she really can’t. I don’t get into this fact because I like to write about fashion, but she sounds like I do when I gargle my mouthwash in the morning.

    OK the songs are catchy, but she just can’t sing.

  4. Adam December 29, 2008 at 13:53 #

    She has to wear wacky outfits to make up for her obvious lack of talent. Rihanna is basically a poor man’s Beyonce – she can’t really sing, doesn’t really dance. Yawn. As Leo said previously, she’s such a over-marketed product.

    Btw, I adore your blog – keep up the good work. I love that you update so regularly :).

  5. Anonymous December 26, 2008 at 17:48 #

    I love her. She’s a breath of fresh air, and if you wonder how these looks can go wrong just look to the many pretenders. *cough*Beyonce*

  6. meshly December 25, 2008 at 11:39 #

    that hair, the blacks, and the leather is boring the bejesus outta me.
    if done once, admired.
    if done constantly, it is boring!
    i dont see how she have a choice when it comes to fashion.
    her hair style had limited her to only the leather and edgy look.
    i mean she had been black leather chick the whole year.
    Not impressed!

  7. Leo December 23, 2008 at 17:16 #

    Rihanna does not impressive me at all. She’s such a marketing project, with her music and her style, it’s a conceived package.

  8. robbie December 23, 2008 at 12:32 #

    she looks amazing but a little creep though. i love her wacky stage outfits, they are outrageous but they suit her perfectly.

    is that second outfit with the headdress by the blonds?

  9. Fashion Critic December 23, 2008 at 09:18 #

    Arasto, if this was street style I would agree it is ridiculous, but it is stage style.

  10. Ruthless MEME December 23, 2008 at 03:55 #

    Rihanna needs to give Kelis and Prince their hairdo back…… and she copies her look from Fefe Dobson……

  11. Arasto December 23, 2008 at 00:48 #

    I give her the fashion victim of the year award. She is young and thus can wear anything, but that doesn’t mean she should. As this year has gone by, her style has gotten more and more outrageous, bordering on ridiculous. She borders on Solange’s trademark bad style sometimes with her silly accessories and colourful nails.

    That being said, I can see why you picked her…but her style has never appealed to me. And I love me a risk taker!

  12. Fashion Critic December 22, 2008 at 23:07 #

    thank you iona. I hope you have a very happy Christmas time too xxx

  13. iona December 22, 2008 at 22:30 #

    completly agree with u. i love how she takes risks, even if she sometimes tries too hard.
    BTW, awesomes reviews of the 2008!!! love ur blog and the hard work u do!
    best wishes for your Christimas holidays!!!

    your loyal fan from barcelona 🙂


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