Rihanna Is Now a Sock Designer Because That Was the One Thing We Didn't Expect

BBHMN(ylons).

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Original post, 7/15: Typical Rihanna: We *think* she's going to put out a line of bazooka-shaped handbags, and instead, she swerves, drops off bitches who owe her payment (opens in new tab) in the desert, then goes and designs some socks.

Featuring a kind of Sex Pistols-y newsprint collage, the singer's limited-edition "Murder Rih Wrote (opens in new tab)" collaboration with Stance comes in both crew-cut and over-the-knee, the latter of which RiRi wears with heels and little else in a promo image published on Vogue (opens in new tab). Should your clicking finger fail when it comes time to buy (opens in new tab), know that 18 styles will drop in September, followed by a holiday collection in November.

Better start filling your money guns.

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Original post, 6/25: Forever decked head-to-toe in the finer things of life—stunner shades, heavy metal bags, and your annual salary's worth of bling, Rihanna is taking her passion for accessories to the drawing boards.

According to a new report from Grazia (opens in new tab), RiRi is on the verge of launching her own line and it has the coolest name ever: $CHOOL KILLS. (Because of course.) Her company (Roraj Trade, LLC) recently filed an application at the US Patent and Trademarks office for the edgy moniker, no doubt an homage to her no-looking-back decision to drop out of high school. The collection is said to include a slew of leather products, tote bags, purses, and eventually clothing down the line. And for those wondering, her latest venture will not be hindering her music career.

"Rihanna has already had a successful clothing line with River Island and is not limiting herself to just music and touring for the rest of her life," a sourch told Grazia. She will continue to release singles and albums, but she's had plans in place to expland in other areas like fashion, for a good few years now."

A style empire with the RiRi at the helm just makes sense, what with her previous River Island collections (opens in new tab)Jacquie Aiche metallic temporary tattoo collab (opens in new tab), athleisure-perfect campaign for PUMA (opens in new tab), and being the face of Dior (opens in new tab) and all. So don't mind us, we'll just be cooling our heels all summer, waiting for this game-changing line to drop...

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.