Rihanna knows how to celebrate.
The pop star and business mogul was photographed stepping out last night to celebrate her mother's birthday at Pastis, a restaurant in New York City's Meatpacking District. Rihanna, of course, dressed up for the occasion, choosing to wear a luxe brown leather blazer paired with ultra-sheer mesh trousers that only she could pull off.
Rih accessorized with matching studded gloves from Bottega Veneta, a graphic-printed shoulder bag by Fendi, bright-white pointed-toe pumps by The Attico, and a gold necklace courtesy of David Yurman. Her beauty beat for the evening was equally as glam, with flushed peachy cheeks, a neutral eye, and a bold berry-hued lip. She wore her hair in flowy box braids, her signature style for the moment.
Though Rihanna has managed to keep fashion fiends on their toes in recent weeks with a series of standout fits (including a shopping mall moment that included $15,000 vintage Gucci jeans (opens in new tab)), she's still making time for matters that mean the most to her, like anti-racist activism. On Sunday, the star went incognito to attend a #StopAsianHate protest (opens in new tab) alongside her assistant, Tina Truong.
Truong documented her day with the superstar, showing Rihanna crafting her own sign for the demonstration, chanting along with the crowd, and chatting with fellow protesters. Rihanna also recently spoke out on Instagram, denouncing the hate crimes plaguing the Asian-American community including the tragic shooting in Atlanta (opens in new tab) that left six Asian women dead.
"I'm heartbroken for the Asian community and my heart is with the loved ones of those we lost yesterday," wrote Rihanna at the time (opens in new tab). "The hate must stop. #ProtectAAPILives."
February 8, 2020
Out and about in New York City sporting an off-duty look. The singer wore a Raf Simmons denim shirt, Emma Brewin faux fur bucket hat (opens in new tab), a vintage t-shirt, the Facetasm x Air Jordan 1 (opens in new tab) sneaker, Fenty sunglasses (opens in new tab), and a Bottega Veneta pouch bag (opens in new tab).
October 12, 2019
Rihanna stuns in a white vinyl Alex Perry dress (opens in new tab), she added Fenty sandals and piles of diamonds.
September 19, 2019
Rihanna wore a bright Jacquemus spring 2020 look to her Fenty Beauty master class in Seoul, Korea. She paired her Jacquemus dress (opens in new tab) and pants with Fenty sandals.
January 15, 2019
The singer heads to SOB's nightclub in NYC to support her friend and upcoming rapper 718 Spank. She went with an all-black look with a pop of neon. Riri wore a Vetements blazer, a Maison Margiela bodysuit (opens in new tab), Citizens of Humanity jeans (opens in new tab), Balenciaga boots (opens in new tab), Jacquie Aiche (opens in new tab) custom necklaces, Fenty sunglasses (opens in new tab), and a Dior bag (opens in new tab).
May 10, 2018
Rihanna was seen out and about in NYC in an all-white look. She paired her white jacket with Maison Margiela jeans (opens in new tab), a Savage x Fenty cami (opens in new tab), Alain Mikli X Alexandre Vauthier Nadege sunglasses (opens in new tab), a Lack of Color hat (opens in new tab), and a Balenciaga bag (opens in new tab).
December 10, 2017
Borrowed from the boys. Rihanna gives her menswear jacket a feminine twist with a sexy slip dress. She wore a Gucci jacket (opens in new tab), a Nili Lotan slip dress (opens in new tab), Gucci crystal socks (opens in new tab), Versace sunglasses (opens in new tab), and custom Manolo Blahnik (opens in new tab) mules.
Bianca Betancourt is the Culture Editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com where she covers all things film, TV, music, and of course, Royal Family ongoings. When she's not writing she loves impulsively baking a batch of cookies, re-listening to the same early 2000s pop playlist and stalking Mariah Carey's Twitter feed.
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