Rihanna's Bold & Bejewelled look that broke the internet
"When I first saw which look she chose, I thought wow, everyone will be shocked —
Lauren Austin, costume designer, creator of Rihanna’s 2017 festival look.
Rihanna at the 2017 Crop Over Festival
A seductively exotic personal expression
So Rihanna knows how to make an entrance. No surprise there. Often spotted in colourful and avant-garde pieces, her 2017 gem-studded ensemble almost made social media networks collapse. Adoring fans praised her seductively exotic look as shown on her Instagram account ‘badgalriri’ that received over 4 million likes in less than 24hrs.
Put together by designer Lauren Austin for the Crop Over harvest festival in Barbados, Rihanna’s outfit paired neon feathers with iridescent, jewel-encrusted body pieces for a breathtaking look. The overall effect is nothing short of jaw-dropping and sums up the vibe of the Crop Over festival as described by Lauren Austin in Vogue as
"exhilarating, free and radiant."
We can also learn a thing or two from Rihanna who's not afraid to express herself in all her glory. Draped in colour, the neon crystals and jewels add vibrancy, feel deliciously exotic and show off her unique style.
These neon colours are incredibly expressive and funky for a summer outfit! Why not try it out yourself? You can go for the all-feather look (nothing wrote with that) or - if you'd like to, uh, simplify a tiny bit - you can choose natural, neon-coloured gemstone jewellery.
Yep, neon-coloured gemstones exist in nature, not cheap but so very special...
💎 From a Style Insider 💎
Summer demands intense, neon colours at times. Go bold in jewellery that has been set with neon pink tourmalines. Or try out rare electric blue paraiba tourmalines. And yes, even bright yellow stones exist, remember this fine quality stone: Mali garnets.
Dress for the evening in a sexy all-black (or all-white) pants and top, show off your golden tan and... these neon stones, set in a ring or earrings, will take care of the rest.
It's the right moment to flaunt those colours.
With every colour of the rainbow imaginable, natural coloured gemstones give you an endlessly wide palette to make a statement about your own personal style.
And don’t we all feel like neon once in a while?
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