Rihanna at the Balmain Fall 2014 Show

Posted on February 28, 2014

Miss Ri is SERVING and bitches need to bow down or get the fuck out of the way.


Rihanna-Balmain-Fashion-Show-Paris-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Rihanna attends the Balmain Fall 2014 show in Paris, France.

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Rihanna-Balmain-Fashion-Show-Paris-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Balmain Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

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We’re just sayin’ is all.

This is fashion as costume. This is a star doing what we always tell stars to do with their style: create a character and tell a story. In this tale, Ri is a former model turned international spy who’s smuggling a microchip in her press-on nails. Her contact is a counter agent posing as a hair stylist backstage at the Paris shows. Millions of lives are in the balance if she doesn’t get her right middle fingernail into his hands before the —

Never mind. She’s got money and an epic face. That’s all you need to know.



[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, style.com]

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  • @Biting Panda

    Love it!!
    Though the underboob tat is messing with the overall effect.

    • xay

      I don’t know – this might be the first time ever that an underboob tat has accentuated an outfit.

      • Qitkat

        Oddly enough I think you’re right, but I’m still silently screaming inside because she took a really cute outfit and made it so slutty.
        The SuperSpySuperModel backstory is awesome though, someone ought to write a screenplay, in the comic serious manner of the Airplane or Get Smart movies/shows.

        • RCH

          Or Archer

        • formerlyAnon

          I feel reasonably certain that if this is the ensemble, former burlesque queen, stripper, or high end call girl is part of her cover story. (Unless by model the uncles meant, um, “model.”) Too much skin on display to skip that. Also, the tat fits right in.

      • @Biting Panda

        It doesn’t look like a stray, out of place, strap to you? I love tats, I’m not universally against them, but this one distracts my eye.

        • majorbedhead

          It looks like it’s a part of one of those corsets that doesn’t cover the boobs, just rests underneath them. It’s distracting as hell, and I say this as a fan of tattoos (and a tattooed girl myself).

        • Barb Rayhttp://www.google.com/

          At first I thought it was a bandeau top than had rolled down.

  • Karen Belgrad

    I choose to get the f–k out of the way… that brown-green-poo color is one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen!

    • mshesterp

      I don’t mind the fabric color (skirt/coat), but in the leather jacket, it’s pretty off-putting. It’s so yellow.

      • Karen Belgrad

        Agreed. It’s the leather color that is nausea-inducing to me.

        • Vtg Fashion Library

          I’m a nurse, and I had that color vomited on me too many times to ever sign off on it in a garment.

          • Cheryl

            Yes, the association with both vomit and baby feces and the bile that contributes to that colour is too revolting for me.

      • alyce1213

        I don’t like the color either, but maybe it’s the lighting and contrast with the background. The model’s version looks like a deep khaki, not sick poo.

    • Maryanne525

      I worked in daycare for 10 years. That color just did some PTSD flashbacks to really unfortunate diapers.

  • Sobaika


    Her hair is a little cray, though.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I love it- she’s just gotta straighten the wig a bit- we’ve all been there LOL

      • Sobaika

        Seriously! Doesn’t she have people for that?

        • Introspective

          Word. She’s KILLING IT right now. askew wig and all. Shes totally Natasha to (Drake’s? Chris Brown’s? I cant keep up) Boris. and Im so here for it.

          say what you want about rhi. not a thing she’s ever worn has worn her. my girl rocks the shit out of some clothes!!

          • Evan

            I think it’s Drake and not Chris Brown, thank God. May his name never be mentioned again. Though I wouldn’t be surprised if she got back with him at some point, unfortunately.

      • MilaXX

        Knowing Ri Ri the crooked wig is intentional. Remember this is the gal who wore a doobie with crystal bobby pins to accept an award at the Grammy’s.

  • marlie

    Since Fashion Gaga is too busy being “artsy,” and Katy Perry is going a little more “classic,” Rihanna is the only one we have to really bring the crazy fashion. I think the whole look on the model is ridiculous, but on Riri, it’s fierce. Though I hate her lipstick color, and the half of her hair in her face is weird.

  • charlotte

    Looks tacky to me. The underboob is a no-no, but maybe I’m just cranky because I watched American Hustle yesterday.

    • Lizzyisi

      Love the undertrench although I do wonder is she has ever actually worn a shirt in her life.

      • alyce1213

        Not since she got the underboob tat.

    • Vickiefantastico

      Tacky is not the first word that came to my mind, but it’s much nicer than what I was thinking.

    • The Counselor

      I actually refer to that movie as American Sideboob now that I’ve seen it. Fun fact: according to an interview with a costumer for the movie, double-sided tape was *not* an option, given the texture and drape of the fabric.

      • Liz

        I felt like Amy Adams was one sneeze away from a wardrobe malfunction. I told my husband afterwards that I kept staring at her chest waiting for her boobs to fall out. He said he was too.

        • Evan

          But your reactions probably would have been very different. Yours would have been one of dismay and horror while his would have been one of glee and excitement.

          • Liz


  • Jaeda Laurez

    I love it- she’s serving and we all will deal. And I appreciate the fact that the outfit is not wearing her- she’s taken them and interpreted them in a very Rihanna way.

  • Julie Chase

    She almost always looks tacky to me.

    • Evan

      But still more fashionable than Beyonce

      • alyce1213

        Rihanna is often tacky — but fashionably so. Beyonce’s is merely tacky, tacky, tacky.

        • Evan

          You put in words what I couldn’t. Thank you.

      • OhSheila

        Because the girl has style! It’s well thought out and even if it turns tacky, it still hits the oversized and body hugging aesthetic she prefers. In a color that’s perfect for her in an outfit most wouldn’t dare rock in real life.

  • tony_q

    I love this, although it looks like her wig is crooked.

    • tony_q

      Does Chloe Sevigny have a super-spy alter? We should pair them up. “Psst. Girl. Your hair is on sideways.”

    • what not

      The wig especially cements my impression that she got dressed, fell down, got caught up in her clothes on her way back up, and was just about to straighten her hair and outfit but the cameras caught her first.

  • Pablo

    I usually like her tattoos but the one in her right hand is pretty awful, plus those nails aren’t helping matters

    • alyce1213

      There was speculation among the BKs in the last Rihanna post about what that tat would look like in 20-30 years, when her hands age.

    • DuBey2

      Hating the pointy nails. Pretty much love the rest, on a Ri Ri scale she gets a 10!

  • barbarienne

    I can’t believe how much I love Rhi. She consistently delivers “I don’t give a damn what y’all think” while simultaneously putting together outfits that very much indicate she gives very much of a damn about her appearance…and both sides of that apparent dichotomy are believable.

    She’s dressing for herself as hard as she can. I can’t help but love that.

    • Latin Buddy

      I would love to see her in the The Bodyguard remake…but they kept it in the 90s fashion.

      • I just imagined her trying to sing “I Will Always Love You” and my eardrums shuddered.

    • Qitkat

      Even though I don’t love her (mostly I view her with distaste, rather than dislike, she is beautiful and talented, and seems to have no boundaries, and sometimes I have felt a bit sorry for her, but not lately), I think your comment is spot on.

    • Crystal

      Rihanna is the president of the Not Many Fucks coalition.

  • KinoEye

    I like the outfit’s backstory. Or, she could be an international thief. Like a fabulous, black version of Carmen Sandiego.

    • demidaemon

      That idea is just too awesome for words. It needs to be made into a movie–with Riri as the star–stat.

  • Janet B


  • I love it, but I am amazed that a woman can wear so many clothes and yet look so naked.

    • barbarienne

      It’s Rihanna’s special superpower. Her second superpower is wearing something like that and making me admire it rather than thinking judge-y things.

    • SketchyCat

      Indeed! Three layers of nontransparent clothes, yet we still see the underboob tattoo. That’s talent. Talent of a dubious nature, perhaps, but talent nonetheless.

    • mjude

      thank you

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Because all the pieces are the same color, when I first saw this I thought she was just wearing a coat with nothing underneath.

      • melisaurus

        She’s actually wearing 2 coast with nothing underneath.

  • jen

    She really does have an epic face!

  • …she looks like Oprah’s dream version of herself…

  • wisenhar

    If only she had pants in the same leather as the jacket…

    • Qitkat

      If she only had underwear…

    • 3boysful

      My fictional backstory was exotic dancer who had to quickly grab a coat (gift from wealthy married admirer) and dash.

  • imspinningaround

    I could take or leave the outfit (though I do like the leather trench) but I ADORE the late ’80s Long Island Princess nails.

  • Maryanne525

    Just want…to pull her hair…out of her face…

  • allcapsERINN

    Flasher-chic. I’m sick of her.

  • stubbornthoughts

    HAWT. But am I the only one who thinks her fingers look crazy long?

    • alyce1213

      She has long thin fingers to begin with and the close-to-skin-tone nail color exaggerates the length.

  • Boobs Radley

    Hate. The. Lip.

  • kategs

    she’s serving crazy and not in a good way. It astonishes me how utterly tacky she can be one day and then totally gorgeous the next.

  • MaggieMae

    She is rockin’ the hair. Looks fab on her.

  • SistaT

    I love everything about it. Every single thing. Including the ‘hood beauty store wig.

  • Lilithcat

    She looks ridiculous.

  • Danielle

    I want to dislike this but it’s so perfect for her that I can’t. WERQ, Miss RiRi!

  • Serving subway flasher?

    • Judy_J

      Exactly what I was thinking.

  • LeelaST

    I’m going with $5 hooker who can’t afford underwear or clothes that fit.

  • alyce1213

    I like the model’s version much better — love the the necklace, no underboob, black tights, and boots. The model looks very chic and Rihanna turned it a tacky, but that’s Rihanna.

  • Tracy_Flick

    She looks like an Indiana Jones movie villain. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, fashion-wise. It’s just a little monochromatic for me…

  • ChelseaNH

    The runway model’s necklace is more striking, and the coat is kind of muddling things up. So it could be fiercer.

    • Sofia Bentivoglio

      i think Ri’s sex appeal is a better accessory than the runway model’s necklace.

  • MilaXX

    She looks like a walking magazine ad

  • decormaven

    I like the color on her; not wild on the ultra low cleavage, but she is working it. She does love some rings, doesn’t she?

  • heartbot

    I would watch that movie.

  • Sofia Bentivoglio

    i have never seen her look so good outside of a magazine editorial. that second shot is KILLA. normally i find that what she wears is solely attention seeking and detracts from her beauty and fierceness. but in this instance she is shutting it the fuck down. goosebumps!

  • MichelleRafter

    Too much boob.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Pretty fierce and fiercely pretty.

  • Sofia Bentivoglio

    also, i have always hated that shade of lipstick on absolutely everyone, but this girl is working it

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She’s in “Do Me” mode.

  • Lilyana_F

    Killer! I And her eyes are the same color as her outfit, damn! That’s a “You don’t do me, I do you” look, if I ever saw one.

  • Trickytrisha

    First time I’ve had a “Atta Girl!” reaction to a pic of her. This rocks.

  • formerlyAnon

    She is kicking down doors and taking names! But unless we do up another button somewhere, that backstory needs to include former burlesque queen, stripper, “model” or high end call girl. (And I’m not sure but what there’s too much in-your-face and skin without visible wit for burlesque queen. Though I could be argued out of that stance.)

  • kimmeister

    Her lip color with the outfit color is the exact color combo that Chris Palu attempted on the most recent PR All Stars show, during that episode when they had to feature 2014’s Pantone color of the year (radiant orchid). It didn’t work out so well for him, but it’s surprisingly working out here.

    • demidaemon

      That’s true. it probably would have helped him if this had been the color of the year and not what they chose. Too bad for him, I guess.

  • Nika E

    Yawn…. zzz

  • enchanted216

    I love this, and I love the lip color–that was the hot color in 1982. Takes me back 😉

  • ballerinawithagun

    My dream leather jacket!

  • I feel like I just got told and I’m not even sure what I did wrong.

  • SophieB210

    She is preparing to remake the classic Pat Benatar video “Shadows of the Night” which, obviously, I would welcome.

  • SouthernGirlRena

    I guess I am going to just have to get out of the way. Army green, under boob , talon nails, overly complicated shoes. Nope. I like it much better on the model.

  • venusvelvet

    Always loved olive and fuschia together.

  • quiltrx

    Great look, but that is WAY too much of the wrong parts of her titty for my taste.

  • AceOn6

    Sorry. It may be fab, but it’s walk of shame or “I just got mugged but I’m ok” fab.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I cant help but love Rihanna’s version of crazy yet fierce.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Does she have a bra tattooed on her chest?

    • demidaemon

      Possibly. It is so much more efficient than an actual bra.

  • Kim Albrechtsen

    Her hair is driving my CrAzY! It looks like her wig is crooked!
    As for the opening of her outfit …ehh not hating it, but not loving it either. I would have also worn a different color jacket over the outfit to make it pop more, Im getting lost in all the green.