What We're Wearing: Grazia HQ Gets Inspired By Rihanna For River Island!

13 February 2013 by

GALLERY >> Grazia Gets Rihanna'd

We’re just a few days away from Rihanna’s grand arrival onto the London Fashion Week schedule via a highly anticipated catwalk show for her debut collaboration with River Island. So, before the shopping chaos begins when the collection hits stores and online on 5 March, we’re thinking about how Queen RiRi has influenced our everyday personal style here in the Grazia office. Take a look through the gallery above to see how we're getting into the RiRi spirit and don't forget to send us your Rihanna outfits by tweeting [a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/Grazia_Live">@Grazia_Live [/a]with the hashtag [a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RihannaForRiverIsland&src=hash">#RihannaforRiverIsland[/a]

Digital Editor Jessica Vince

Digital Editor Jess Vince says, "My RiRi formula? Red lipstick, neon talons and a LOT of leopard print, topped off with heaps of attitude and a side of smugness. 'Bad gal' eat yer heart out! Kind of."

Jess is wearing:

Jacket, Karen Millen

Jumpsuit, H&M

Shoes, Stylist Pick

Sunglasses, Diesel

Community Editor Julia Fernandez

"Sportswear isn't something that I feel naturally comfortable in, but Rihanna really demonstrates how to make it work for every occasion. She also loves a print whether that's camo or my particular favourite, leopard print," Explains Community Editor Julia Fernandez.

Julia's wearing:

Jeans, Topshop

Run DMC Sweatshirt, Urban Outfitters

Trainers, Topshop

Jacket, Topshop

Lipstick, Burberry

Shopping Editor Lily Russo

Shopping Editor Lily Russo says, "I love how Rihanna manages to mix smart tailoring and give it a cool vibe. She has a formula when it comes to her accessories too - shes not afraid to make a statement but never goes overboard."

Lily is wearing:

Black dress, American Apparel
Grey blazer, Sykes
Black boots, Karen Millen
Necklace, my own
Hat, River Island

Fashion Assistant Caroline Ferry

"Rihanna is a style chameleon, but when she goes for bright and bold tailoring that’s when she really nails it for me. I loved her Emilio Pucci pyjama suit she wore to one of the Battleship premiers last spring - and her relaxed colourful silky number with strappy sandals is my perfect Ri-spiration," Says Grazia's Fashion Assistant Caroline Ferry.

Caroline is wearing:

Pajama trousers and top, Somerset by Alice Temperley for John Lewis

Heels, Senso

Tee, EMU Australia

Earrings, New Look

Fashion Editor Catherine Nieto

"I'm channeling off-duty RiRi: distressed denim and loud prints are a running theme for her and Rihanna's love of fierce stilettos is definitely something I can get on board with... Just add a ring for every finger, some vintage Chanel and hey presto!" Says Grazia Fashion Editor Catherine Nieto.

Catherine's wearing:

Shirt, Equipment

Jeans, Current/Elliott

Shoes, Jimmy Choo

Bag, Chanel

Earrings, Wright & Teague

Rings, Alexis Bittar

Features Editor Morwenna Ferrier

Features Editor Morwenna Ferrier says, "My Rihanna look is fairly off-duty. I love an exposed midriff as much as Riri herself but in this weather, I'm erring towards Rihanna-at-the-airport complete with oversized earphones, generic vintage band tee and Timberlands. Next stop: LA."

Morwenna is wearing:

Vintage Bowie tee

Second-hand trackies

Boots, Timberland

Jacket, Oasis

Earphones, Sennheiser

Senior News Reporter Olivia Foster

Grazia's Senior News Reporter Olivia Foster says, "I love how Rihanna will team casual sporty clothes with a pair of high heels and a red lip, it's casual but sexy at the same time. I love how she has an undercut but am WAY too scared to try the look myself - regrowth nightmares are not what I need - so I pinned some of my hair down. Not quite the same but hey, we can't all be as daring as Riri!" 

Olivia is wearing:

Hoodie, trousers and shoes, H&M
T-shirt, Primark

Fashion Editor Sophie Ferguson Jones

Grazia Fashion Editor Sophie Ferguson Jones says, "Rihanna does the sports trend quite like no other. I love her dressed down, dressed up approach with combinations like track pants and heels, a tshirt dress with over the knee boots, pairings that shouldn¹t work but do because of her sheer confidence. Topped off with a baseball cap and sharpened nails of course!"

Sophie is wearing:

Bomber, Liberty for Nike
Track pants, Sandro
Shoes, office
Hat, boyfriends
Blouse, Zara


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