Rihanna in Acne

Posted on October 01, 2012

RiRi is serving up Blanche Devereaux realness.


Rihanna attends the grand opening of the 40/40 Club in New York City in Acne.

Acne Resort 2013 Collection

And the weird part is… it almost works.

Almost. Okay, mostly not.

We love the hair and makeup, but we can’t with the pajamas; especially when she oh-s0-casually informs everyone that her shirt is almost entirely unbuttoned. We would’ve liked to have seen her give that suit a shot. If anyone could’ve made that work, it would be her.

Now say “Rihanna in pajamas” three time fast.



[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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  • She’s the closest I’ve ever seen to a real life Barbie.

  • 14a

    So instead of saying Rihanna in Pajamas three times fast, I end up singing that Bananas in Pajamas song. 

    She looks like she belongs in TLC’s Creep video. 

    • deb ruberto

      YES to BOTH!

    • Sobaika

      Man, that was a great video/song.

    • NC_Meg

      My mind also went straight to Bananas in Pajamas!

    • lovelyivy

       Oh Jesus no I do’t want to remember the Bananas in Pajamas song, but now I cant think of anything else. Dangit!

    • quiltrx

      LOL glad I’m not the only one whose sick mind went straight to Bananas in Pajamas!

      (except I fell down the stairs while that was popular…was moderately hurt…and my hubby still sings his own version about me FALLING down the stairs.)

  • Seeing the title of the post, I thought there were going to be photos of Rhianna with an acne breakout or something.  Seriously, there’s a clothing line named Acne? Oh and by the way – this look is a big OUT in my opinion.

    • 3boysful

       Really!  Who wants to wear clothing by Acne? 

      • L.

        What the heck is their slogan?  “Now you’ll WANT Acne!” ? Ewww.  Worst product handle ever.

    • It made me wince, because if you search for photos of RiRi before she got superfamous (read: first on the scene and fresh off the boat from Barbados) then she herself had quite the acne problem. Girlfriend got a stylist and some Proactiv pretty quick, but there was a time when she was very, very, pimpletastic. So, poor taste anyway to name your line that, and in this case, calling up bad skin memories. Also, their models look like they’re about to keel over, so, ew.

    • mjude

      you are not alone!

    • My first thought when seeing the headline was, “Why in bloody blue Hell is there a clothing line named Acne?!?” I have acne. It’s a bitch.

  • piecesofconfetti

    Would have much preferred the shorts and blazer look.

  • TSkot

    An unfortunate name for a company.

    • AudreysMom

      If the name was acme (not acne) it might be a bit industrial (and coyote with anvil) in it’s imagery, but at least it doesn’t conjure of thoughts of, well, you know.

      • Rebecca Jay

        Weeping pustules on the neck of a scrawny teenage boy?  


  • Maria Rosenfire

    Yeah, no. This is bad from the top of her terrible haircut right down to the hideous color on her toenails.

  • Why name a fashion line Acne? Come on now, folks!!!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Blanche Devereaux?  No; more like Denise Huxtable. 

    • alyce1213


    • charlotte

       Well, I assume pimping your pajamas with golden spray paint makes you a golden girl, too!

    • TieDye64

      Nailed it!

    • RebeccaKW

      Thank you for this. Even the hair/makeup is Denise.  Well, not the bright red lip. 

  • frannyprof

    So not liking anything about this.

  • Insidiously

    Why in the world would you name a fashion line Acne? These fashion folks are crazy!

    • Comus

      It’s an acronym : Ambitions to Create Novel Expression …

  • StellaZafella

    Everything washes out on my monitor and all I see is LIPS. Or, in the case of the lead pic: LIPS and CARPET.

    • kategs

      The lips lead by about a block. 

  • tired_mommy

    She’s at a club opening? What type of club–bunco? Don’t get it.

    • MoHub

       At least if she gets home late, she can jump straight into bed without changing into PJs.

  • Olivia WIlde denies you the Golden Girls comparison, but Rhianna saves it. You boys owe her.

  • No

  • Rihanna proves that no one can make the Mo bowl cut sexy. 

  • Anathema_Device

    Agree on the suit. She needs to push her bangs to the side a little bit. That bowl cut look is awful.

  • janetjb

    I really like her hair cut, it calls attention to her lovely face.

    On the otherhand: Congratulations on your perky breasts, now button up and go find that blazer.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    I’ve never of Acne before, and I think they should seriously consider rebranding their name…And Rihanna in pajamas is just a joke.

  • As much as I selfishly wish leaving the house in your jammies were stylish, it’s not.  Go back to bed, RiRi.

  • Good lord, no. The ONLY thing I like is the matte red lipstick and even that’s not all that great. Her face is super shiny, her hair is awful and she looks completely insufferable in every photo. 

  • jw_ny

    Acne..really?!  Horrible name.

    I see pajamas too…but I like it.  For a club appearance, it’s fine & fun. 

  • teensmom99

    I think this could have worked or at least been an interesting choice if the pants were tightish capris.  I don’t know why, but that’s what I expected.  I really dislike the hair and make up and couldn’t figure out why I dislike the hair som much and then I realized that the make up somehow throws off her normally beautiful face and makes it harder for her to wear that short hair.IMHO

  • Surprisingly love her hair. Like a lot. 

  • I’m partial to anything Acne, but didn’t love this collection. I actually think Ri is perfect for it—but if she wore that white shirt under it wouldn’t look so much like pjs. 

  • LOVE the hair and makeup, but the outfit is very “little old lady going to play mah jong.”

  • MrsMaxPower

    Is it just me or does she look like she whited out her face? It’s giving me a “I’m rocking PJ’s because I was just crazy sick in the limo” vibes.

    • I was thinking she looked wan and clammy.  It looks like she just got yanked out from under a blanket.  Someone give her some chicken soup and a boxed set of brat pack movies.

  • I think she looks beautiful. Love the hair and makeup, especially that lip color on her! I agree, the jacket is fabulous and would have been a better choice over the shirt, but still… love it.

  • kolokOlchik

    no to the pajamas and NO to the hair

  • nannypoo

    Nighty-night, Sweetie. Don’t let the bed bugs bite. Oh, and grow out your hair.

  • Trisha26

    Couldn’t believe it was Rihanna – and then I saw only 1 button was buttoned! Hate the hair and makeup. 

  • MGMcD

    I kind of love the idea of Rihanna lounging in a banquette in those PJS while scantily clad go-go boys fetch her Cristal. Oh wait, did I say Rihanna? I meant ME.

  • Rebecca Jay

    LOVE the Lloyd Christmas haircut!

  • boomchicabowwow

    I think she looks pretty good….except that she’s wearign pj’s.  But mad props to whoever follows these celebs around with a steamer, because I’m pretty sure those are linen.

  • StelledelMare

    I’ve been marathoning golden girls for the past few weeks and you are right on the nose about this one

  • MarissaLG

    Her hair is too 90’s, and she looks foolish in PJs.  Also why would you name your company Acne?

  • Judy_J

    My new pet peeve…..pants with belt loops and no belt.  That’s just one of the many flaws in this look.

  • The bangs make her face look square, lip color is wrong but other than that, I like the mah-jong pajama look.

  • Acne?  Really?  Who decided THAT was a good idea?

  • snarkykitten

    well…at least she looks better than those models. yikes.

  • “Rihanna in Pajamas” for some reason made me think of the Raffi song my kids used to listen to: “I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas”.  Anyway, back to the subject at hand, all I have to say is, so what.  A big yawn of a look as far as I’m concerned.

    • Cindy Claussen

      renene in pejemes

      This will be stuck in my head all day, very funny

  • She had me…and she lost me when she opened her shirt. Tacky pajamas make Rhianna look bananas. Now say THAT three times fast.

  • Contralto

    Pre-emptive Walk of Shame styling.

  • …Does anyone else take issue with the name “Acne” for a clothing line? I mean, is teenage despair *really* what you want your clothes to be associated with?

    • unbornfawn

      Yes! For some acne is a battle that goes well into adulthood and leaves scars.

      • tinyredlocks


        •  Acne studios is a Swedish design collective. “Acne” stands for “Ambition to Create Novel Expression.”

          • Brought to you by the same nation that gave us “Nothing sucks like an Electrolux”.  Intentionally.

      •  Me too!

        Augh, skin!

  • MilaXX

    I think the face and the outfit don’t belong together. I don’t mind the pj feel to the outfit, but the red lip is too strong for it.

  • Rihanna in pajamas.
    Rihabba win pajama.
    Ribabba with papaya.


  • She looks as stupid as she is. 

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Rihanna, you are no T-Boz (or Chilli, or Left-Eye for that matter). Creep.

  • the pajamas-as-clothes fad can go now.  

  • SewingSiren

    I don’t love the outfit, but her hair and lips look stunningly beautiful. 

  • Candigirl1968

    If she’d gone w the jacket, it would have worked.  
    Can everyone leave their very expensive bedclothes in the bedroom now?

  • Wait, the designer is “Acne”?  Who would pick that?

    • leftcoastpickle

      ew, acne pyjamas! “Bad hair day, gonna hang out in my acne pyjamas”

  • EEKstl

    What I wouldn’t give to have that neck!

  • guest2visits

    I like the haircut on her. The lip color is way too much for the pale pj’s. And she looks like she really did sleep in this.