Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excites me

By now, you should all have seen the saucy video for Rihanna's S&M video. The song is infectious, but its the video I love; not only is it crazy, colourful and very very rude, but it has also taken its cue from several of the key Spring/Summer 2011 trends that were seen on the catwalk in September.

Rihanna is wearing acid yellow eye-shadow, as seen at Derek Lam's show. Whilst I don't think I would ever have the balls to pull off such a daring shade, I will be looking to update my make up with some bright eye-shadow, although my colouring is more suited to green and purple tones. However if you are a bit braver than me, I've found a similar shade in the 'GOSH' range in Superdrug, for the bargain price of £4.24 which comes with three other colours... my favourite is the green, although blondes could carry off the aqua if they took care not to look too eighties! You can buy this palette here.

Rihanna also borrows one of her best friend Katy Perry's signature looks, by slithering into a latex leotard. This upcoming season is all about crazy clashing brights, and I particularly love her orange, yellow and green platforms, especially as tangeringe is a colour that is going to be everywhere by May.

My other favourite scene from the music video is where she can be seen in the ah-may-zinggg zebra print room, which I am coveting! With the huge red perm, crazy furs draped over her and Perez Hilton being whipped in the background, it has to be one of the most entertaining videos released in a long time. Also, if anyone spots a bandeau similar to Rihanna's 'censored' one, then please let me know as I have a friend who would kill to have it!

When I first watched the video I thought it was so original, but since seeing it compared to the photographer David LaChapelle's work I can see that he has definitely been ripped off, which is shocking as he has come forward to say that he has had nothing to do with it. Why don't you have a look at the comparisons?


  1. Its looking really cute all re-vamped, hard work has paid off! We will have to share tips, for example how do you get all your 'I love' on the side?? Have to keep eachother going stiletto scarletto xx

  2. ahh thank you, and I've just found a blogging app on my phone so I can do it on the go! They were called gadgets, you can make them whatever you want, just go into your edit profile and edit gadgets then you should be able to do it! xxx