Rihanna skips clothes, opts for jewels and feathers in Barbados
Today is a day. It’s pretty much a fact, and not only because it’s a full noon and partial lunar eclipse. If there was ever a celebrity to outshine the cosmos, it’s Rihanna, and let’s just get this straight: She did that.
Today, Rihanna blessed us with her presence, and broke the internet, thanks to her extravagant look for Crop Over Festival. Rihanna wore an over-the-top crystal bra and bottom to the festival, which takes place in her native Barbados. And while we’ve never not loved anything Riri wears, this just took our love to another level.
This ensemble is so good that we can almost here Romeo saying, “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Rihanna is the sun.” Just look at her; she is hot, she knows it, and so do we.
Diamonds were the center of attention with this look, seen on a crown, tights, a garter, and on shoulder pads. But this icy statement came second to Riri’s bright and decadent turquoise hair.
When we say Rihanna blessed us, we mean she really blessed us.
This isn’t just a look, this is the look, complete with multicolor feathers, barely-there pieces, and all the confidence, attitude and flawlessness that comes from Rihanna being Rihanna.
Rihanna wore this look to the Crop Over Festival, which has been happening in Barbados since the 1780s, when the island was the world’s largest producer of sugar. The festival itself started was a celebration to commemorate a successful season of sugar harvesting. Although the celebration was terminated in the ’40s, it was revived in 1974 with other elements of Barbados culture added in. Today, the festival even includes the crowning of a king and queen, a gala, and a carnival and market.
While we’re not sure *exactly* what Rihanna’s role in the festival would be, we have a feeling she’ll be the Queen. After all, how could she not? We bow down, Queen Riri. Thank you for slaying us with your looks.