Fans and stylists who have been observing Rihanna since the beginning of her music career say Rihanna has come a long way from her initial "Pon De Replay" days of baggy jeans and exposed lacy underwear. Today, Rihanna has set herself apart from other R&B starlets, as she now prefers designer couture over belly-baring crop tops. Much credit for her revamped image is given to her dedicated and talented team of experts who work hard for the R&B songstress. Celebrity stylist extraordinaire Mariel Haenn, who first teamed up with the pop star on the set of MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" says, "I always bring a ton of options, and I will give her my favorites and why I think they would work best. She most of the time goes with my top choice." Since working with Haenn, Rihanna has worn high-end designers like Yves Saint-Laurent, LaROK, Zac Posen, DSquared2, J. Mendel, Gucci, Jean-Paul Gaultier and BCBG. Rihanna's revamped image courtesy Haenn has helped her earn endorsement contracts of JCPenney's Miss Bisou brand. Discussing Rhi-Rhi's penchant for fashion forward brands, a leading fashion magazine once commented, "The Beyoncés and the Rihannas of the world are aware that their imagery and look is just as important as their talent and sound."
Rihanna's accessories Rihanna knows how to step up or casual down her looks by teaming a perfect set of accessories. For instance, if her clothes are casual she will make sure her jewelry is eye catching. She will go in for big, glamorous necklaces, bracelets and earrings to spice up a simple dress. Her selection of purses, shoes, make-up, and hair style everything will just be perfect and also appropriate for the event.
However, according to many stylists, Rihanna's most enchanting accessory is her alluring smile which she always wears, no matter the outfit, no matter the event. Oodles of confidence that comes naturally to people who get early and well-deserved fame adds a glittering aura around Rihanna making her look very sensuous and desirable.
Rihanna's shoes Rihanna takes her shoes very seriously. The 'Girl Like Me' artist wears designer high heel shoes on the red carpet, for her performances, for interviews, photo-shoots, when hitting the town and even when she is injured! She knows the art of ensuring she looks impeccable even when she is supposedly dressed casually and can definitely up her sex appeal when she is making public appearances by knowing what the right pair of flat sandals or high heel stilettos is to compliment the rest of her outfit.