Whilst others occupy their minds with questions surrounding Gaza, Malaysian Airlines, or the latest political shitstorm that provides yet another reason to spread hate about the Australian government via a Facebook status update (ahem, Michael…..) I would rather ponder life’s greater unanswered mysteries – why everybody has become #gay4rihanna. What follows is my attempt to settle a debate that has plagued my mind since Rihanna received the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award….@BADGALRIRI: YAY OR NAY?
1. Her blatant rejection of undergarments when deemed necessary by social mores: “If i’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra.” (Rihanna in Vogue, 2014)
Plain and simple, I’m just not a fan. It bothers me that fripples are not an ever present concern. They should be.
2. Y’all seem to forget about the formative years. “Fashion fades, style is eternal” rings true with respect this bad gal. For me, the following looks most definitely don’t scream ‘fashion icon’.
and now the YAY….
1. She looks like a boss ass bitch in mens clothing.
Rejection of gender conventions = on point.
2. Sub zero fucks are given. “At the end of the day, I just wear what I want to wear” (Rihanna in Elle, 2012)
An attitude I think everyone needs to adopt. Within reason of course…(see above: no. 2)
FINAL VERDICT ON RHIANNA?
Her fearlessness and her appreciation for some of the world’s greatest designers has ensured RiRi has risen from the ranks of her mum’s Barbados Boutique ‘FAB-U-LUS’ (you can’t make this shit up) to having Paris Fashion week dubbed ‘Pa-RIH’ in her honour. Now THAT’S what I call sass.