New images of Rihanna promoting 'Battleship', aka: her new film, have just landed in the Grazia Daily inbox and our thoughts are three-fold...
1. The new hair
All weekend, Grazia Daily's Instagram feed was filled with sultry shots of the songstress transforming from a blonde bombshell to a dark raven and mere hours later, here's the first official outing of her new 'do. As her tweets clarified, it's a return to Rihanna's true roots and in the full light of day (and without those nifty filters), we can see just how jet black she's gone this time. Didn't we tell you that embracing the colour you're born with is a growing beauty trend in Celebdom? Lindsay Lohan is a red head once again while Emma Stone is back to being blonde, encouraging us Graziettes to ditch the dye too. But we digress. To give those tumbling curls a 'bad gurl' edge, Ri-Ri's shaved half her hair off too! Yep, the star has made like Alice Dellal, Ellie Goulding and, most recently, Milla Jovovich by sporting a masculine undercut, a style which she first tried back in 2010.
2. The Givenchy outfit
But we've given Ri-Ri's head enough attention for one day - what of the rest of her? Well, for the Japanese press conference, which took place in Yokosuka mere hours ago, she chose a head-to-toe noir ensemble courtesy of her designer pal, Riccardo Tisci. She teamed a roll neck wool sweater covered in twinkling embellishments with a pair of cotton harem trousers and long leather gloves, similar to those she wore at the Brit Awards last month, all by Givenchy. Hmm, is this another clue that Rihanna is working with the brand's creative director to create her own fashion line, we wonder? And err, is she pregnant?! Seriously, why all the bagginess?
3. The on-going fash-off
The battle of the 'Battleship' babes gains apace as Brooklyn Decker rivals her co-star's muted outfit with a touch of spring-like colour-popping. Yup, the blonde bombshell braved the chill in a silky navy blue vest tucked into a high-waisted printed pencil skirt by London-based design duo, Peter Pilotto. And check out those eye-wateringly bright neon Louboutin heels! We love.
But what say you to Rihanna's new look? Does Brooklyn win this 'Battleship' round? We're still getting accustomed to the singer's colour-less-ness and are crossing all fingers that she'll be back with a bang for the next promo outing. Watch this space...