Rihanna Elevates Her Fashion Icon Status By Modelling With Legendary Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Iman

Watch out my personal post about the Rise of the Rihanna Fashion Empire. I’ll write it. Promise.


The  love between music and fashion has been a long committed marriage. Inseparable and intertwined. With Rihanna having sights on her own fashion empire (after trademarking her planned brands under Fenty), the singer has advanced her fashion status by modelling with two of the legendary models of our time, Iman and Naomi Campbell.

Iman became the first ever Black female model to conquer the high fashion scene and the first to create make-up for women of colour. Her entrepreneurial move to create an beauty range for ethnic women has opened the door to a new make-up market that targets women with different complexions  external from the European. With extensive research, her foundations and range has allowed many women of different ethnicities to also look beautiful. Just think of Sleek, MAC and BlackUp.

Naomi Campbell has become the popular mentor for television show “The Face”. Not only in the UK…

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Rihanna’s Final Collection & River Island’s Next Potential Celebrity Candidates

Rihanna has definitely placed River Island on the international map. I believe we could say that now River Island is as good as Topshop; just with a more individualistic edgy twist. It’s argue for River Island lovers to say that you would find more edgier, flamboyant pieces at River Island than in Topshop. Now that Riri is saying farewell with her partnership with the high-end street retailer, one could possibly imagine what the next move would be for the brand.

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M.I.A & Versace’s Versus – An A+++ Fashion Collaboration

In our time, we’ve seen many celebrities working with popular fashion brands. Before I begin, let’s remind ourselves of who we’ve seen design our wardrobes.

  • First and foremost Rihanna (no brainer here) for River Island
  • The Kardashians’ Kollection partnership with Dorothy Perkins and now Lipsy
  • Little Mix did something with Primark a while back
  • Kate Moss with Topshop

These are just a few that have just come to my mind. The only problem is that none hasn’t tried to up their A+++ celebrity status by working with designer labels. You know, those pret-a-porter, luxury types…well, let’s just stick with the pret-a-porter.

The only celebrity that has is M.I.A.

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