From the moment Rihanna exploded onto the music scene back in 2005 with her debut single Pon De Replay, her style and impact on the world of pop culture has continued to blossom and branch out. Starting out as a fresh faced Barbadian girl with the typical attire of an aspiring pop star, Rihanna has since come a long way in the style stakes, appearing on the cover of Vogue twice this year. And rightly so - Rihanna has never stopped reinventing herself. She evolves with the changing attitude of her audience and the media. A couple of dramatic hair chop and changes later and we now have the latest edition of Rihanna, who has returned to her natural colour with the addition of honey hued highlights - and an even more badass attitude.
Rihanna returned to the X Factor last night performing her first single "We Found Love" from her new album, Talk That Talk. The lady in question's outfit sparked more controversy than the fact that she only half sung her way through the song. Opting for a rebellious school girl look with a tartan pinafore, with complementing bandanna, hold-up hoisery and, the shoes of the moment, creepers.
The creepers added fire to flame as the words "Fuck You" were scrawled on them. What's a Rihanna performance with a little rocking of the boat, eh?
As the singles unfold from "Talk That Talk", followed by more live performances and music videos, so will the element of surprise among Rihanna's style. After she unveiled last year's scarlet-haired, floral and feminine look, I thought "Wow, she couldn't possibly top this" but now, I'm finding that I have to eat my words. Loving this "Good Girl Gone Bad" look she's rocking with this album.