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Diamond Girl: Behind the Scenes of Rihanna’s World Tour Wardrobe

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When your world tour is called Diamonds, the wardrobe had better sparkle. Luckily, Rihanna had stylist Mel Ottenberg on hand to ensure that her looks do just that. Featuring a total of—count ‘em—seven costumes, each of which was custom made by a megawatt designer (think Riccardo Tisci, Raf Simons, Alber Elbaz, and Adam Selman—Rihanna’s River Island collaborator), the pop star’s onstage wares boast everything from holographs to “orgy” embroidery (courtesy of Givenchy, naturally). “The most amazing thing about Rihanna is what a chameleon she is,” said Ottenberg, who’s worked with Riri for two years. “She’s always up for something new. She’s fearless, she knows what she likes, and it’s fun to see which ideas she’ll jump for.”

The Diamonds lineup begins with a bespoke black Givenchy Couture cape, embroidered coat, shorts, bra, and boots, and ends with a shimmering tailor-made Lanvin jumpsuit. “Riccardo blew it out of the park,” said Ottenberg. “And Givenchy went above and beyond with the level of customization, and dealing with all the pop-world craziness.” (Adding to said craziness was the fact that the entire wardrobe had to be put together in the middle of fashion week.) “And with Lanvin, I knew that, more than anybody, [Alber] would just murder a strong sparkly look to work with the idea of Diamonds.” Each outfit, Ottenberg tells us, plays off creative director Willo Perron’s multi-themed tour concept. For instance, one section, during which Rihanna sings “Rude Boy” and “Man Down,” has a hip-hop-cum-dance-hall vibe. This is where Raf Simons’ graphic oversize T-shirt dress (which is worn with Louboutin boots and a Michael Schmidt nameplate necklace) comes in. For a more rock ‘n’ roll section, Selman created a red-and-yellow leather bra and pants ensemble that’s finished off with white Manolo Blahnik boots. “It was eighties David Lee Roth bouncing around on stage mixed with a sleek Lamborghini/Ferrari situation,” Ottenberg laughs. And Selman’s much-talked-about holographic money-print dress and coat—which Rihanna wears during a rave portion of the show—actually began with a pair of Pierre Hardy sneakers made just for the tour. “The whole thing is very Thug Life Tupac mixed with nineties candy raver,” Ottenberg explained. Forget the music (well no, don’t—it’s pretty great). Rihanna’s tour is a sartorial odyssey not to be missed.

Click for a slideshow of performance snaps and exclusive sketches by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Dior’s Raf Simons, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, and Adam Selman.

Shop The Look: Earn Your Stripes

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These days, leopard print is practically a neutral. But Technicolor zebra stripes? Not so much. This spring, designers are offering a chance to stand out with zebra-patterned wares in shocking hues. Separate yourself from the fashion tribe and shop our looks from By Malene Birger, Current/Elliott, Kenzo, and more, below.



1. By Malene Birger sweater, $445, available at www.net-a-porter.com

2. Current/Elliott jeans, $235, available at www.stylebop.com

3. Pierre Hardy backpack, $2,070, available at www.colette.fr

4. Christian Louboutin shoes, $1,995, available at www.net-a-porter.com

5. Kenzo shoes, $295, available at www.net-a-porter.com.


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Shop The Look: Winter Vacation

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If you’ve been following the holiday countdown, you’ve realized that Christmas is but a week away, and New Year’s isn’t far behind. While some of us will unwind with staycations, others are spending the holiday in faraway places—places where the sun is shining and you can’t see your breath when you walk outside. If you’re lucky enough to be headed for the beach, warm weather wares are a must. Trade in that sweater for a bathing suit, swap your snow boots for sandals, and shop our picks from Lisa Marie Fernandez, Pierre Hardy, Proenza Schouler, and more below. And for even more holiday travel essentials, take a peek at Marina Larroude’s Shopping Guide.


1. Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini, $438, available at www.matchesfashion.com

2. Proenza Schouler T-shirt, $245, available at www.netaporter.com

3. Current/Elliott shorts, $178, available at www.forwardforward.com

4. Tom Binns earrings, $300, available at www.kirnazabete.com

5. Pierre Hardy wedges, $675, available at www.netaporter.com

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A Diamond-Covered Birkin For A Cool Million? Sorry—It’s Already Sold Out

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Last night, in addition to revealing their Madison Avenue boutique’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired holiday windows, Hermès gave their new Haute Bijouterie collection its U.S. debut—haute being an understatement of sorts. The house’s jewelry maestro, Pierre Hardy, created a rose-gold and brown-diamond buckle cuff and diamond and gold collier de chien bangles, but the most traffic-stopping were mini, objet d’art versions of Hermès bags. Kelly, Birkin, and Nausicaa styles have all been shrunken and reimagined in precious metals and stones. And a new bag created by Hardy, the Chaîne d’Ancre, made from diamond-encrusted white gold links, is arguably the luxe-est of them all. Only three units of each style were produced, and despite the million-dollar-plus price tag, the Kelly and Birkin are already sold out. For rubberneckers, they’re on view at the New York flagship through December 8.

Photo: Courtesy of Hermès

Shop The Look: Fall Forward

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Around the Style.com offices, we are all excited about finally getting to wear our new fall clothes (the ones we spotted at the runway shows that feel light-years away at this point). For the chilly days ahead, we have rounded up the perfect outfit. From Pierre Hardy’s color-blocked booties to Versus’ perfectly distressed denim and a rocker-chic jacket from Faith Connexion, this is one look that you can wear over and over again. See the essentials below.

1. Tibi sweater, $495, available at www.tibi.com
2. Christopher Kane clutch, $571, available at www.farfetch.com
3. Faith Connexion jacket, $1,530, available at www.intermixonline.com
4. Versus denim, $525, available at www.netaporter.com
5. Pierre Hardy boots, $1,375, available at www.netaporter.com
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