She’s a style icon with millions of fans following along with her every move.And Rihanna admitted that inspiration for her new luxury fashion line Fenty was easy to find as she posed for a series with T: The New York Times Style Magazine.The 31-year-old songstress was ‘hands-on’ in the creative process and said she used herself ‘as the muse’ when cultivating the collection, which is set to be released online beginning May 29.
According to dailymail Rihanna — who’s real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty — posed for the series wearing bold power suits in pale pink and beige hues.
She wore unique strappy heels with pointed toes, which one fan site reported the footwear line ranging from $600-$700. ‘I’ve been slowly evolving throughout the fashion world,’ she said. ‘First wearing it, buying it, being recognized for my style and then collaborating with brands.
I never just wanted to put my name on something and sell my license. I’m very hands-on, so I wanted to take it slowly and gain respect as a designer.’
Her style evolution and ever-changing size was taken into account while designing the line under the LVMH luxury brand. ‘It just changed how I dress in terms of my proportions,’ As per metro she said. ‘You wear what looks good on you and that’s it. ‘I’m thick and curvy right now, and so if I can’t wear my own stuff then, I mean, that’s not gonna work, right? And my size is not the biggest size.
It’s actually closer to the smallest size we have: We go up to a (U.S. size 14), We’re saying we can meet you at any one drop that we put out.’
And while her designer title takes on new heights, fans are still pining for new music more than three yeas after Anti hit the shelves. ‘It isn’t in the books right now, but I’m not against it,’ she said of a possible collaboration with Lady Gaga before admitting ‘I don’t see it happening’ when asked if she would work with her ex Drake. However, she did confirm the next release will be a ‘reggae album’ but she doesn’t have a title yet.
‘So far it’s just been R9, thanks to the Navy. I’m about to call it that probably, ’cause they have haunted me with this “R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?” How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?’ Rihanna explained.