Rihanna’s Best Fashion Moments | Time

Among her many titles as the reigning multihyphenate of our time, Rihanna’s status as a fashion icon may be the one that best encapsulates the power and reach of her cultural influence. While the bad gal has always marched to the beat of her own style drum, she’s also used her love of fashion to send a message and start multiple businesses, even making history in the process.

Rihanna has always been known for her fearlessness, and that extends to her fashion sensibility. There are few celebrities that move as easily on the Met Gala red carpet in an avant garde Comme des Garçons ensemble as they do in self-referential streetwear as Rihanna does.

She’s been named a “fashion icon” by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, had fashion collaborations with the likes of Armani and Puma, been a brand ambassador for fashion houses like Dior, and launched her own fashion and beauty lines, including Savage x Fenty lingerie and athletic wear, and her now-paused luxury offering, Fenty, an LVMH-backed brand that was the first luxury line at the fashion conglomerate to be headed up by a Black woman. Which is to say, when it comes to fashion, Rihanna is a veritable powerhouse and with her biggest stage yet headlining this year’s halftime show at Super Bowl LVII, there’s no doubt that there will plenty more memorable fashion looks to look forward to. With that in mind, we’re taking a look back at Rihanna’s best fashion moments over the years.

Grammys, February 2013

For the 2013 Grammys, Rihanna turned up the heat in a bright red custom gown with a dramatic train from Azzedine Alaia.

NBA Game, April 2013

Rihanna walks off the court following the NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles, on April 7, 2013. (Christian Petersen—Getty Images)

Rihanna walks off the court following the NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers

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Harry Styles’s Fans Speculate About his Dyed Hair at the 2023 Brits

Harry Styles arrived in style at the 2023 Brits. In a stark contrast to the styles-clothes-24-hour-security-vault-49061586″ class=”ga-track” data-ga-category=”internal click” data-ga-label=”https://www.popsugar.co.uk/celebrity/harry-styles-clothes-24-hour-security-vault-49061586″ data-ga-action=”body text link”bright and colourful outfits we’ve been used to seeing him wear during his “Love on Tour” shows, the singer went for a top-to-toe black look as he arrived at London’s o2 Arena. With input from his longtime stylist Harry Lambert, Styles’s black velvet suit was still so much more than a suit. The flared trousers give a ’70 feel while the textured blazer included a peplum, meaning the fabric is structured to stick out from the waist to create a dramatic silhouette. The design detail was particular popular in the 2000s and is making a comeback – his “Don’t Worry Darling” costar Florence Pugh made a case for the peplum just last week – yet the looks has sparked debate among fashion lovers.

Now, we’ve come to know Styles is a fan of neck decorations. Feather boas make a regular appearance in his wardrobe, as do an array of pearl necklaces. Yet for the Brits red carpet, he opted for an oversized black corsage. And we mean oversized. The floral addition ensured Styles’s outfit was not to be missed, while he added a stack of rings and a cross necklace to finish.

It wasn’t just his outfit that got fans talking, though. Speculation began to arise on social media about his hair and whether the darker shade was a lighting trick or newly dyed. One tweeted, “they 100% dyed his hair to go with the darker color pallete”. It’s a big night for Styles who is brits-winners-2023-49060794″ class=”ga-track” data-ga-category=”internal click” data-ga-label=”https://www.popsugar.co.uk/entertainment/brits-winners-2023-49060794″ data-ga-action=”body text link”nominated for four awards, including artist of the year, and is performing during the evening. We are expecting

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60 Black-owned clothing brands to know in 2023

When it comes to equity and inclusion, the fashion industry has significantly changed in recent years, said Adrienne Jones, the first tenured, full-time Black professor at the Pratt Institute. Jones told us that years ago, boutiques would praise her designs — until she dropped off her clothes in-person and they realized she was Black. Their interest would suddenly evaporate.

Thankfully, progress has been made. As you recognize Black History Month and feel inspired to support Black-owned brands — and, by the way, you certainly don’t need a specific month to do so — we’ve outlined a number of brands that fashion experts recommended to us below, along with some of their standout products. In addition to Jones, we spoke to Jonathan Square, assistant professor of Black visual culture at the Parsons School of Design, and Rikki Byrd, writer and PhD candidate in African American studies at Northwestern University.

Best clothes and accessories from Black-owned brands

We consulted the aforementioned fashion experts about their favorite Black-owned clothing brands. In some cases, we highlighted specific items they recommended. Other times, we highlighted a particular item from a brand they recommended to us. From skirts to earrings, we chose those items because of their positive reviews or affordable price point.

Telfar: Small Puff Shopper

Every expert we spoke to mentioned Telfar, the luxury brand piloted by Liberian-American fashion designer Telfar Clemens. As they should: Telfar shopping bags were one of Oprah’s favorite things in 2020 and Beyonce has been spotted in their gear — in other words, Telfar is everywhere. “During the holidays, I went home to Louisiana, and saw someone wearing a Telfar bag in Walmart. I thought, wow, [Telfar is] really global,” Square told us.

Telfar’s bags are hard to come by — they typically sell out quickly. The latest batch

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Al Hamra Real Estate Co. Brings Popular New Stores to its Shopping Center

Elevating its customers’ overall shopping experience, Al Hamra Real Estate Co. is proud to announce the opening of popular local and international high-end brands, featuring the best of fashion, retail and food & beverage. Now available at its Shopping Center, the expansion through its six new stores comes as part of the iconic contemporary lifestyle destinations mission to accommodate customers with the latest trends and fulfil evolving demands under one roof. 

Driven by a modern consumer-centric culture, the exciting new fashion and beauty brands include Zahi, Al Ostoura and Decaar cosmetics followed by unique restaurant concepts such as b+f Open Flame Kitchen and Live Life Cafe, in addition to leading grocery retailer, Sultan Center. Visitors now have quicker access to a wide portfolio of day-to-day crucial and value-added products in a variety of departments including bakery, meat, cheese, household items such as electronics, kitchenware, sports and garments as well as other local and global products from across the world.

Catering to Kuwait’s fashion-forward community, soon to be launched – Zahi, weaves together an assortment of eclectic men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, bags and accessories to suit all tastes. Offering the latest collections by legendary and luxury brands like Moschino, Chloe, Emilio Pucci and Dries Van Noten, Al Ostoura operates more than 40 monobrand and multi-brand boutiques in Kuwait, representing over 150 top designer brands.

Visitors can expect exceptional tastes through b+f Open Flame Kitchen, an upscale designer restaurant concept that serves high-end globally influenced food items. Guests not only enjoy a wide range of gourmet food products but also the entertainment created by “flame cooking”, guaranteeing suspense and action for the diners through flashes of fire and displays of cooking skills by the chef. Those in search of a breakfast adventure can indulge in delightful sandwiches, cookies, fresh juices,

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The Hair Connection welcomes new stylist, lash artist

CONOVER — Don Beal, licensed barber, stylist, and owner of The Hair Connection in Conover, announced the addition of Carly Williams as a new hairstylist and lash artist.

“I am thrilled to have Carly join me,” Beal said. “She is a fine young lady, and she comes from a great family. Carly grew up coming to my shop with her dad and grandfather, so this place is home for her. I am excited about the variety of skills she brings to The Hair Connection. With her abilities, she can take care of the entire family!”

Williams graduated from Maiden High School and studied cosmetology at Catawba Valley Community College. She lives in Maiden and is the daughter of Aaron and Tara Moss Williams. She is the granddaughter of Ken and the late Paulette Moss, Steve Williams, and Pamela Frye. Prior to joining The Hair Connection, Carly worked in another salon in the area.

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Some of the services Carly can provide for customers of The Hair Connection include haircuts and color for men and women, lash extensions and tinting, eyebrow tinting, waxing, etc.

“I love everything about cosmetology, but I really enjoy doing hair color, and I think it is my strength,” she said.

When asked about her goals and long-range plans, she stated, “I like making people feel good about themselves. My goal is to please the customers and make sure they leave my shop feeling happy with the service I have provided. I want to continue to improve my skills by learning from Don Beal, build my clientele, and eventually own my own business.”

For anyone looking for a new hairstylist/lash artist, Don and Carly encourage folks to stop by The Hair Connection. Walk-ins are welcome or call for an appointment at 828-465-3018.

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KONDA: Impulse buying contributes to US’ materialistic culture

Sometimes, people buy things on impulse. It does not sound too bad now and then – buying a cheap trinket while you are out grocery shopping. No, you do not need it, but there is no actual harm done to your bank account, and you feel satisfied with your new addition.

Corporations are fully aware of these behaviors and take advantage of consumer tendencies by employing marketing tactics such as product placement. While carefully considering how people might react to specific products that are displayed in certain ways, businesses have already determined the probability of your purchase. For instance, buying a candy bar while checking out is more common when it’s easily accessible in the moment. 

The problem is continuous impulsive buying — coming home with at least one thing you do not need or clicking the ‘order’ button on an online shopping site. A survey by Slickdeals found that 64 percent of adults in the U.S. increasingly bought on impulse, and 61 percent felt happy afterward. 

Buying something random could positively affect your mood — and it makes sense. But, you could find yourself depending on doing so to help you get through the day. The more you buy, the better you feel. You might end up spending more money each time, going from $10 to $20.

In fact, Americans increased their spending by 18 percent from January through April 2020. Slickdeals’ CEO Josh Meyers says impulse buying can be smart as people take advantage of bulk deals. On the other hand, it could be detrimental.

The truth is that products expire. Whether it’s denoted in a label on the packaging or expires in terms of its social popularity, people end up with things they do not need, and this contributes to consumerism.

Consumerism is described as materialistic

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Style pro shares ‘life-changing’ hack to get your tracksuit bottoms to the perfect length & all you need is a hair tie

HAVE you ever bought a tracksuit, only to find that it’s far too long in the leg for your body? 

One fashion fan found herself with the exact predicament, but later discovered a great style hack so that she could tailor it to her. 

A style fan has shared their tracksuit hack


A style fan has shared their tracksuit hackCredit: Tiktok – @lazulilabel
They said all you need is a cheap hair tie


They said all you need is a cheap hair tieCredit: Tiktok – @lazulilabel

Social media user lazuli, tiktok.com/@lazulilabel/video/7194077237874887941?_t=8Ze8PLCWYo2&_r=1″ aria-label=”whose TikTok profile is @lazulilbel (opens in a new tab)”whose TikTok profile is @lazulilbel, said the trick worked a treat every time.

She also added that it was particularly helpful for shorter women who tend to have this problem more than others. 

In a video posted to their account, lazuli, told their 33.6k followers that it takes just seconds but is a “life-changing style hack for my short girlies that love sweatpants.”

They then recorded themselves demonstrating how it is done. 

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The first thing to do is take a plain hair tie that has a lot of stretch to it. 

Next, lazuli explained: “Put the hair band around your leg”. 

She showed how she placed it above her sock where your calves meet your ankles. 

The third step is to “fold the jogger/ sweatpant over the hair band.”

Once this part is done, simply keep folding upwards until you have your desired length.

Lazuli added that she knew it would come in extremely handy, as she wrote: “Thank me later.” 

And it seems her prediction was correct, as the video racked up 7654 likes and counting. 

Social media users and fellow fashion fans were also quick to comment. 

One wrote: “Life saver.”

A second said: “Genius.” 

A third was equally complimentary about the trick, as they typed: “I NEED

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How to pack your luggage for your flight

Security control rules for cosmetics, foods and alcohol

Liquids may only be taken into the cabin in containers of less than 100 millilitres each. All liquids must fit into a single transparent, resealable plastic bag with a maximum volume of one litre.

Any larger containers of liquid must be placed in your checked hold baggage.

In addition to drinks and other fluids, nearly all cosmetics and a variety of foods are liquids. Liquids include moisturiserstoothpastesmascarasaerosolsgels, canned fruit, fish and meat, frozen foods, butters, cream cheeses, yoghurts, etc.

A good rule of thumb is that if you can spread it, it’s liquid.

Liquid baby foodformula milk and special dietary products are an exception to the above. You may carry the amount you will need during the flight in your hand baggage. A baby is considered to be a child under 2 years of age who travels with a so-called infant ticket and does not have its own seating.

Medications with a prescription may be taken into the cabin in their original packaging which has the passenger’s name on it. On international flights, be sure to check the rules applicable in the country of destination.

Note! Hairspray containers of more than 500 ml are prohibited on the aircraft and may not be carried as hand baggage or checked hold baggage.

Pack any alcoholic beverages into your hold baggage, except those purchased at airports or on aircrafts. Please note that alcohol in excess of 70% is not allowed on aircraft. Remember to check the customs regulations of each country before your flight.

Duty free liquids purchased at airports and on aircrafts may be taken into the cabin of the aircraft. Transfer passengers may carry duty free products through the security control

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Scentre sales hit a record $26.7 billion as shoppers flock back to malls

To keep the malls relevant, Scentre completed a record 3409 lease deals during the year, an increase of 912 on the year prior. This included 2232 renewals and 1177 new merchants, of which 288 are new brands to the portfolio.


For the year, the retail landlord reported funds from operations (FFO) of $1.04 billion, up 20.6 per cent on the 2022 year, and a final distribution of 8.2¢, taking the annual payment to15.75¢, payable on February 28.

Total occupancy was 98.9 per cent, with dining, fashion, health and beauty and jewellery tenants all recording sales growth of close to 30 per cent over the year. The much-maligned department and discount department sales were also stronger at 17 per cent and 21.1 per cent respectively.

Scentre Group also has a hefty development pipeline, and in the past year completed Stage 1 of the $355 million investment in Westfield Knox in Melbourne, including new Woolworths and ALDI supermarkets which opened in December 2022.

There has also been upgrades at Westfield Mt Druitt, including a new rooftop dining, entertainment and leisure precinct, and at Westfield Penrith, with a new fresh food precinct featuring Coles, ALDI, and a Tong Li supermarket.


Rusanow said there was also evidence that shoppers prefer to come back to bricks and mortar stores, and tenants are responding by offering interactive experiences and a wider range of goods that can’t be bought online.

“What we saw during last year is that that level of penetration of online actually reduced back to pre-pandemic levels. And people are happy to leave their homes and come out and interact on a physical level,” he said.

In a recent survey of retailers by CBRE, it reveals there are new store openings on the drawing board amid a renewed focus on bricks-and-mortar

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