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Rihanna posted a make-up free selfie on Instagram.

The accompanying caption reads: “What now?”

Rihanna’s appearance in the new shot is in stark contrast to her recent visit to the UK – ostensibly to unveil her latest River Island collection at the high-street chain’s London flagship store.

Rihanna posted make-up free selfie on Instagram two days after opening a new cosmetics store in Hong Kong

Rihanna posted make-up free selfie on Instagram two days after opening a new cosmetics store in Hong Kong

After launching the distinctive new line Rihanna partied late into the night with close pal Cara Delevingne – but with her mammoth Diamonds world tour set to resume in South East Asia the star had no time to watch her friend parade down the runway at London Fashion Week.

Indeed, Rihanna kicked off the latest leg of her tour in Macau on September 13 before moving on to Manila – where she is scheduled to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday.

Rihanna, 25, has also been busy launching a new M.A.C cosmetics store in Hong Kong.

Rihanna’s Diamonds tour will take in further shows across Australia and the United Arab Emirates before returning to the US in November.


Rihanna ended her night at The Box nightclub in London with a cut knee after being assaulted by an aggressive man outside the exclusive nightspot.

According to eye-witnesses, the injury came after a crazed fan threw a bottle of Lucozade at Rihanna as he screamed something about her on-off boyfriend Chris Brown.

In the commotion, the singer fell against a shop shutter and grazed her knee.

The injury was deemed serious enough for her to require immediate medical attention, according to Media Take Out.

Rihanna, 24, is in UK for London Fashion Week where she presented her debut clothing collection for high street behemoth River Island.

The singer was enjoying a night of clubbing with Cara Delevingne on Saturday following her London Fashion Week debut.


Saturday 16th February

09:00 Daks BFC Courtyard Show Space
09:30 Sister   by Sibling SW1
10:00 Antipodium WC2
10:30,11:30 Christopher   Raeburn BFC Portico Rooms
11:00 Clements   Ribeiro WC1
11:30 – 16:30 Orla   Kiely WC2
12:00 Jasper   Conran BFC Courtyard Show Space
13:00 – 15:00 palmer//harding East Wing Somerset House
14:00 John   Rocha BFC Courtyard Show Space
14:15 Marques’Almeida   BFC Portico Rooms
15:00 Julien   Macdonald EC2
16:00 Todd   Lynn BFC Courtyard Show Space
17:00 Moschino Cheap And Chic WC2
17:30,18:15 J.   JS Lee BFC Portico Rooms
18:00 Issa BFC Courtyard Show Space
19:00 House   of Holland W1
20:00 David   Koma BFC Courtyard Show Space
20:45 Thomas   Tait SW1
London Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2013

London Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2013

Sunday 17th February

09:00 Preen   by Thornton Bregazzi EC2
09:30 Holly   Fulton WC2
10:00 Margaret   Howell W1: 34 Wigmore Street
10:00 – 12:00 Holly   Fulton Private Appointments WC2
10:30 Emilia   Wickstead W1
11:00 Mulberry W1
11:00 – 13:00 Emilia   Wickstead Private Appointments W1
11:30 – 17:00 Nicole   Farhi Private Appointments W1
12:00 Temperley   London W1
12:30,13:30 Kinder   Aggugini WC2
13:00 L’Wren   Scott See Invitation
14:00 Vivienne   Westwood Red Label SW3
15:00 Unique Topshop Show Space
15:30,16:30 Mark   Fast WC2
16:00 Mary   Katrantzou SW1
17:00 Jonathan   Saunders EC3
17:00 – 19:00 Dominic   Jones WC2
18:00 Matthew   Williamson WC2
19:00 Paul   Smith SW1
19:45 Richard   Nicoll Topshop Show Space
20:30 Marios   Schwab BFC Courtyard Show Space

Monday 18th February

09:00 Peter   Pilotto Topshop Show Space
09:00 – 11:00 Sophia   Webster Topshop Show Space
10:00 Antonio   Berardi EC2
10:00 – 14:00 Pringle   of Scotland SE1
10:30 – 12:00 Huishan   Zhang BFC Portico Rooms
11:00 Michael   van der Ham BFC Courtyard Show Space
12:00 Christopher   Kane EC4
13:00 Louise   Gray Topshop Show Space
14:00 Erdem SE1
14:45 Fashion   East Topshop Show Space
16:00 Burberry   Prorsum See Invitation
16:00 – 18:00 1205 East Wing Somerset House
17:00 Osman BFC Courtyard Show Space
18:00 GILES EC4
19:00 TOM   FORD See Invitation
20:00 J.W.   Anderson Women Topshop Show Space

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Tuesday 19th February

09:00 Simone   Rocha Topshop Show Space
09:15 Lucas   Nascimento Topshop Show Space
09:30 – 11:30 Paul   Costelloe BFC Portico Rooms
10:00 Anya   Hindmarch W1
11:00 Roksanda   Ilincic WC2
11:00 – 13:00 James   Long Women W1: Simon Oldfield Gallery
12:00 Emilio   de la Morena BFC Courtyard Show Space
12:45,13:15 Nasir   Mazhar Topshop Show Space
13:00 Meadham   Kirchhoff Topshop Show Space
14:00 Ashish   BFC Courtyard Show Space
14:00 – 17:00 Tata-Naka BFC Portico Rooms
14:00 – 16:00 Ostwald   Helgason WC2
15:00 Maria   Grachvogel BFC Courtyard Show Space
17:00 Aminaka   Wilmont BFC Courtyard Show Space
18:00 Haizhen   Wang BFC Courtyard Show Space


Triumph celebrates 127 years of lingerie and proves they still remain at the forefront of fashion after being named as the official supplier of underwear at London Fashion Week.

To celebrate their second collaboration with the British Fashion Council, Triumph has teamed up with designers including Matthew Williamson and Fyodor Golan who have created their own unique customizations of their underwear.

The designers’ styles will be on display at a special pop up event, Maison Triumph, in Covent Garden, London next week.

The pop up centre will also house an exhibition revealing Triumph’s styles across the decades since they were established in 1886 by merchant Michael Braun and corset-maker Johann Gottfried Spiesshofer.
From humble beginnings with just six sewing machines and six employees at their factory in southern Germany, they have gone on to become the world’s leading lingerie manufacturers with a presence in more than 120 countries and 37,500-plus employees.
In the beginning, Triumph production focused on corsets that emphasized the bust and derriere while tautly shaping the waist and hips in line with what was considered the perfect female shape during the Victorian era.

Triumph celebrates 127 years of lingerie with pop up event at Covent Garden

Triumph celebrates 127 years of lingerie with pop up event at Covent Garden

The company faced a challenge to their business in the 1920s when the corset began to fall out of favor as female fashion began to change radically and boyish shapes and the bra became more popular.

Triumph moved with the times and began developing new ranges of underwear including bras with front fastenings and adjustable straps.

Further developments in line with style tastes, their own innovations and incorporating new fabrics like Lycra, continued through the swinging sixties to the present day – with their signature corsets continually coming in and out of fashion again.

Visitors to the pop event can see this style evolution played out in the exhibition that includes some of the images you can view here.

There will also be a number of other special events at the pop up store including a question and answer sessions with industry experts including model-turned-designer Helena Christensen, who will unveil a sneak peek of her autumn/winter collection for Triumph.


Gold-capped shoes trend was revived at London Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2013 shows once sparked decades ago by Coco Chanel.

Now fashion savvy A-listers are catching on with the likes of Alexa Chung, Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker all embracing the look.

From runway to red carpet, the trend has now gained momentum on the High Street and can be spotted in various guises on both shoes and boots.

While Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon have teamed their designer gold cap courts with cropped trousers, Alexa Chung and Sarah Jessica Parker have paired theirs with feminine dresses proving that the style can update any look.

The super chic shoe first made its mark in 1957 when it was designed by Chanel. She created the look with slingbacks and low heeled courts and it became a trademark style for the designer.

The toe-dipped shoes have gradually evolved into both a ladylike and subtly edgy style over the years and make up a high proportion of spring collections from the likes of Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Louis Vuitton.

Gold-capped shoes trend was revived at London Fashion Week's Autumn-Winter 2013 shows once sparked decades ago by Coco Chanel

Gold-capped shoes trend was revived at London Fashion Week’s Autumn-Winter 2013 shows once sparked decades ago by Coco Chanel

On the High Street, the style takes the form of patent, matte black, snakeskin and even leopard print.

Fashion blogger Lydia Faye Jones said: “This look is hot for Spring 13. Marc Jacob’s designs for Louis Vuitton were the best of the bunch. From pastel mules to cute pumps, he undoubtedly hit the right footnote.

“It is an updated version of the classic court shoe that can be both ladylike yet edgy depending on what you wear it with.”


At the unlikely venue of the Foreign Commonwealth Office, Vivienne Westwood showed a remarkably restrained collection of very Mad Men frocks: all cards, pointy boobies and tiny waists.

No-one cuts a dress quite like she does: the draping flatters the body, adding inches to the bust, covering a tummy.

There was none of her usual fondness for bleak tartans, but summery colors and pretty prints on tea dresses and pyjama pants. Loved the print headscarves, was less keen on the gold cowboy boots.

At the end of the show, Vivienne Westwood unfurled the banner seen at the Paralympics ceremony, calling for a climate revolution

At the end of the show, Vivienne Westwood unfurled the banner seen at the Paralympics ceremony, calling for a climate revolution

There was craziness, of course there was: the models’ faces were painted green or pink, while grey was streaked in their hair.

At the end of the show, Vivienne Westwood unfurled the banner we saw at the Paralympics ceremony, calling for a “climate revolution”. Hard to square this desire with being a fashion designer, but ah well. The Stephen Jones hats, a riot of flowers, were glorious.

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