So the first day of LFW was a super quiet one for us. We kicked things off on day two, but I I thought I’d start the shows off super chilled. I wore a leather dress from Warehouse and styled it with a grey t-shirt underneath to keep things casual. I braved bare legs and rocked my new Nike Air Max and kept warm by layering (my new favourite) Theory gilet with a Benetton coat. For accessories I carried a Russel & Bromley clutch and bracelets from YSL, DANNIJO (shop similar here) and Lucy Folk. Thanks to The Apartment for providing John Frieda for my hair and Carla at Rimmel UK for make up.
Warehouse Leather Dress- £120 (shop here) | Warehouse Cotton T-shirt- £12 (shop here) | Benetton Coat- (shop similar here) | Theory Gillet (shop here) | Russel & Bromley Clutch (shop similar here) | Nike Air Max- £90 (shop here) | YSL Arty Cuff- £240 (shop similar here) | Dannijo Bracelet- £90 (shop similar here) | Lucy Folke Bracelet- £70 (shop here) | House of Harlow Rings £35- (shop here).
LFW kicked off with a bang this season and luckily the weather is on our side given the fact that it was minus zero earlier this week. There’s a lot to look forward to at the shows and I hear the fabulous Leandra Medine (aka: Man Repeller) is in London Town hitting up LFW for the first time, how exciting? Reem and I normally start off LFW on the second day so my first look of the season was a green Iris & Ink sweater from The Outnet paired with faux leather Zara shorts and boots worn with a buttery soft leather jacket from Karen Millen, (shop similar here). I needed a fabulous statement and opted for Reem’s 3.1 Philip Lim bag. I popped by The Apartment and got my hair done by the John Frieda team and my make-up was done by Carla who used everything Rimmel.
I wore this look to the House of Holland, Moschino Cheap & Chic and Rihanna for River Island show and after party. Look out for Sunday’s ‘Style for the Sake of Style’, I’ll be wearing Carven and Lim again.
Leather Jacket- Karen Millen £350 (shop similar here) | Top- Iris & Ink- £138 (shop here) | Faux leather shorts- ZARA- £30 (shop similar here) | Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel- £599 (shop here in white) | Monica Vinader Bracelets- £155 (shop here) | DANNIJO Cuff- £172 (shop here).
When you’ve been on a seven day round the globe tour with Rihanna and River Island you begin to feel as though you’re part of a family, and when I attended the Rihanna for River Island show and after party on Saturday evening I was reunited with that family. I’m so happy and proud of everyone at River Island for achieving an unforgettable evening of super cool music, great vibes and one fantastic collection. Of course props have to go to Adam Selmen and Rihanna for creating a collection so effortless and cool that it had everyone’s assumptions of spikes, studs and booty shorts thrown out the window and completely forgotten about within the first step on the super cool runway/platform.
Throughout the 777 Tour and documenting Rihanna’s 90′s throwback style in each city, it threw me towards the notion that there would be a very cool, minimal approach to the first collection with River Island and I wasn’t wrong. Selman stuck to his very minute aesthetic. Expect lots of full length pieces, slits, high waits, cropped tops, snapbacks and of course some layers wrapped around the waist. Some of my favourite pieces include the red bathing suit, yellow high neck dress and the mix between a pair of dungarees and maxi dress. (Look back to our interview with Mel Ottenberg and Adam Selmen here for an update on Rihanna’s current style).
After the show, we hung out and enjoyed the music, flowing drinks and people watching. Tyson Beckford was within inches, Delilah was dancing all night and super model BFF’s, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn had everyone’s flashes going crazy. (You need to be following me on Vine to make sure that you’re getting all these updates live! Search for @ReemKanj.) Thank you to River Island for an amazing night. Long live 777!
The Rihanna for River Island collection comes out on March 5th with prices ranging between £18 and £200.