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Pioneer of Both Fashion Trend and Social Justice: Rihanna

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Pioneer of Both Fashion Trend and Social Justice: Rihanna

Join Queen Anna House of Fashion as we take the time to explore fashion icons who put philanthropy and social justice causes at the forefront of their platforms. Queen Anna House of Fashion prides itself on the beliefs it holds; which include social justice, and relief for the marginalized populations in our community. We have chosen several black women whose style and values we admire, and are excited to share them with you all. 

First up, we are delving into the style, as well as the philanthropic and social justice efforts of Rihanna. Rihanna has started several businesses, including her intimate apparel line Savage X, her line of beauty products, Fenty Beauty, and her high fashion and accessory brand FENTY. All of Rihanna’s businesses have become successful black-owned endeavors that leave her fans and followers anxiously awaiting her next merchandise drop. Rihanna has used her Fenty Beauty platform to directly fund her charity, The Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandmother Clara. The Clara Lionel Foundation supports access to education, which Rihanna cites as “the ultimate weapon against injustice and equality.” The Clara Lionel Foundation also aids in preparing global communities for natural disasters that are results of climate change, as well as the establishment of The Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, whose mission is to give the people of Barbados the highest quality cancer treatment possible. 

Rihanna is also noteworthy for her acceptance speech at the NAACP Image Awards, where she is famously remembered for calling her celebrity peers who are apart of the majority to “pull up” and support those who need it most when social unrest and injustice is occurring. Rihanna is an inspiration to us at Queen Anna House of Fashion, in terms of her fashion sense, but more importantly her efforts to make the global community a better place for all of us. Here are some of our favorite Rihanna looks recreated with our chic and elegant Queen Anna House of Fashion merchandise:

Our first look includes an edgy, bold print, that is signature Rihanna. We pair the Maison de Papillon Josephine Silk Blouse in a pastel blue hue with the RAVN Snakeskin Print Pant. This look pairs seamlessly with metallic accessories including the Janna Conner Xandie Crystal Shoulder Duster Earrings, and the United Nude Zink Patch Booties. We finish off the look with the Able Crossbody Bag in a rich teal shade. 

Next Rihanna serves us a simple, but impeccably chic jumpsuit look that we recreate using the Amanda Uprichard Cherri Jumpsuit, that is full leather, another staple Rihanna textile. We pair this stylish jumpsuit with the Alias Mae Dua Sandals, that are finished in a peach-colored snakeskin print. Finish this look off with some understated jewelry like the Amanda Deer Jewelry Floating Pearl Necklace and the Colletions by Joya Mixed Metal Bangle

 

Rihanna’s skin glowed in the chartreuse-colored gown we were so eager to recreate. We use our One Fell Swoop Forme Short Sleeve Shirt Dress paired with The Mode Collective Anicka Sandals to morph this red-carpet look into the everyday. Accessorize with the Glamrocks Palm Lariat Sterling Silver Necklace and the Stella Grey Classic Hoop Earring to finish the look. 

 

This next all denim number is one that is ideal for warm weather. We remake this denim look using the C/MEO Lifetime Jacket that has corset-like detailing featured on the front that is reminiscent of the denim jacket Rihanna wears. We use the Grace Willow Piper Pant as a relaxed alternative to very constrictive denim. We accessorize this look with the United Nude Molten Calla Mid Mesh Sandal. The ensemble wouldn’t be complete without Rihanna’s signature ring adornments, so we add in plenty of rings for this look including the Able X Ring, and the Able Cuff Ring



Rihanna is known for creatively pairing unconventional pieces together to create a show-stopping look, and this next recreated outfit is no exception. Rihanna makes the classic blazer, edgy and casual by pairing a hoodie underneath. We use our Cop Copine Valoma Blazer over the Able Alisha Relaxed Hoodie. We pair the European Culture Trouser Pant to give the allusion of a suit set. We add the Alias Mae Sling Heel and the Established Eyewear Amos Havana Fade Designer Sunglasses to keep the accessories minimal yet they still enhance the look at the same time. 

 

Perhaps our final look says Rihanna like no other. We pair the Line + Dot Stowe Vegan Leather Button Down Top with the Amanda Uprichard India Skirt for a head-to-toe leather look. Rihanna lives for a skinny heeled sandal so we add the Schutz Transparent Ariella Mules to keep with her signature look. Rihanna is seen wearing extravagant diamonds here, so we add the Janna Conner Edeline Crystal Chain Fringe Earrings to this look to replicate the glamour from the original outfit. Lastly we place the Established Eyewear ELI Designer Sunglasses and the Able Maria Tassel Crossbody Bag to complete the all-black look. 



Rihanna has displayed her impeccable style, while simultaneously championing change for the black community. Take-away some of our styling tips and outfit recreations to add a piece of Rihanna to your wardrobe, but maybe more importantly, tap into the causes and values Rihanna supports; “pull-up” for your friends, neighbors and community members who are experiencing social injustices and use your voice to contribute to the liberation of people who may not look like you.

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