Friday, 25 October 2013

Style queen: Rihanna

The Barbadian artist surprised me as soon as I laid eyes on her performance – she carried herself with such a cool attitude without even trying. Thousands of screaming fans echoed through the stadium as she arrived on stage. She wore one outfit, yes, one, and sang with a great passion. Her old school jacket added to the aura she so visibly carried across the stage and onto the big screen. Her voice sounded like something that you’re supposed to hear on the radio, making it sound somewhat like a dream - rather than a memory.

Rihanna’s “Diamonds World Tour” was one of the events on my calendar for this year. With an entire term with the goal to pass the ever-frightening exams, her concert deemed to be a highlight for my insufferable boredom. My friends, with two on their feet and a third in a wheelchair, and I made our way to the soccer stadium in Green point, Cape Town in order to set our sights on Rihanna – with admiration of course.

It was a night to remember. 
Not only has my friend lost her wallet, we got to see the one and only Rihanna - the singer that has basically rocked any and every hairstyle known to mankind. Her style projects a cool character that is perfectly able to carry any look; be it grunge or classy. She turns out to be my style star of the moment. 

Riri even teamed up with MAC cosmetics before arriving in South Africa. In order to launch the summer’s hottest make-up must-haves, Rihanna collaborated with MAC and created The RiRi Heart MAC collection. From deep plum lipsticks to brown liners and copper colours, a truly unique collection is created. 

Kate Bosworth Autumn/Winter

So what do you do after you’ve reached fame, power and a database of hungrily obsessed fans?

It’s not indulging in gorgeous gourmet dishes, neither is it swimming in bath tubs filled with loads of cash; no, it’s much more than that. How about starting your own clothing line?

These are the thoughts that some of Hollywood’s top celebs had in mind. Former Spice-Girl Victoria Beckham currently resides as a designer under her label, Victoria Beckham no doubt. The majorly successful music producer, rapper and all-around mogul, Jay-Z, launched his clothing career back in 1999, called Rocawear. With annual sales from over $700 million, Jay-Z certainly showcases the fact that fashion can be manly as well. Even newly-engaged Kanye West set his sights on more than just the Kardashian Crew – after reportedly working with Fendi and Louis Vuitton, the rapper expressed his love for all things fashion by creating his own fashion line. Kate Moss, the Olsen-twins, Jessica Simpson – it seems to be a new trend.

The real star up for discussion, for the moment, is Kate Bosworth. She has recently unveiled her second collection whilst collaborating with none other than Topshop. Photographed by her husband, Michael Polish, this collection seems to portray a sleek and minimalistic aesthetic within the boundaries of a red, white a black colour palette. So, for the people who like plain, clean cut clothing, Kate’s collection will be a dream come true.

Unsurprisingly, she stars as the face for her collection. With seemingly wet hair, a well-kept body and a variety of backgrounds, she somehow manages to look like an entirely different ‘Kate’ (well, from my point of view). Her autumn/winter collection is tailored and tidy, and produced to perfection. A style of effortlessness is conveyed through its simplistic aspects; this 46-piece wonder can be seen as part of the new monochromatic and minimalistic trend.