When I first heard about the River Island and Rihanna collaboration, I was a bit excited. Although I might not agree with some of the beautiful RiRi's life decisions, I do love her style. Sometimes edgy, sometimes elegant, she seems to have a real eye for fashion, and working with my favourite high street store I was looking forward to seeing the results.
From what I hear the collection has had mixed reviews, with one particularly harsh critic describing it as 'porny'...erm, is that even a word?! Anyway, I really love the first of the four collections she has launched in River Island, and don't think it is porny...at all. The whole collection is infused with a sports luxe vibe; jersey skirts with thigh-high splits, cropped Tees, slinky dresses, knotted vests, baseball jackets, jeans and some AMAZING shoes, all in neutral black, grey, white and navy, plus some splashes of fluoro yellow.
I had my eye on a striped sleeveless top that was £20, but when I tried it on it didn't suit me at all. On a whim I had also taken a transparent dungaree dress into the fitting room, the problem is, once I tried it on, I fell in love! Light, floaty, transparent, and unusually beautiful, I had to have it...even if it was £60. The fit is actually quite big, so although I am a size ten, I could fit into an eight and even a six. The six seemed to fit better across my small bust, but the eight was better in length, so that was the size I eventually went for. Wrapped in tissue paper and presented in a stripy bag, I also got a free copy of Elle thrown in as I spent £60 on the collection. Bonus.
I have no idea when I am going to wear my new dress, although it is so transparent I will need to have a play with layers. Perhaps I'll wear it with leggings and a bandeau for dinner out, with a short slip for drinks or if I am feeling really daring, with just a body underneath for a night out.
What do you think of the collection? Have you bought anything from the collaboration? How would you wear the dress?