Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Style Evolution: The Rihanna Edition"

In the famous words of Coco Chanel "Fashion fades, only style remains, the same." It's always great when a person finds their own style niche' and is able to come into their own. I will periodically post the style transformation of some of the top cultural icons of our time. Today I will discuss the style evolution of none other than the "good girl, gone bad" herself...Rihanna aka Robin Fenty. 

"Fashion fades, 
only style remains the same." 
- Coco Chanel

Rihanna hopped on the scene in early 2004 (SN: shout out to the graduating classes of 2004...the year I graduated from High School) with her Caribbean dance hall hit "Pon De Replay." And has been slaying the music and fashion scene ever since. Rihanna is the epitome of a rockstar. She changes her hair color and cut more than she changes her clothes. And we love her for her ability to take risk and truly not care what others think. Here is a a brief glimpse of Rihanna's style revolution and how she went from a dance hall teeny bopper, to dark edgy rockstar, to timeless sophisticated woman.

2004 - 2006

2007 - 2008

2009 - 2010

2010 - 2011

2011 - 2012

As you can see from this small picture gallery Rihanna has went through quite the transformation. To me she came into her own around 2007 - 2008. When she cut her long tresses into a black face framing bob. She changed from her sweet girl next door, to the girl with a bit of an edge. And she's never looked back since. I think the thing that we can gather from Rihanna is "do not be afraid of change!" You can always refine your style yet still look timeless. Don't be afraid to upgrade your fashion choices because like I stated earlier, "style remains the same."

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