The Fantasy Fashion Takeaways From Rihanna’s Barbados Holiday Wardrobe

Rihanna’s new year’s resolution? “Apply the pressure,” according to the original bad gal, who saw in 2021 in her native Barbados wearing a series of holiday looks that were the style equivalent of turning up the volume. Heavy on her Fenty merch with an injection of classic Chanel, the forecast for the “Pour It Up” singer looked bright, with high-fashion spells.

Rih let her followers know she was in the Caribbean via a “photo dump” of her posing against an ocean vista with a tiny Chanel flap bag draped over each shoulder. The fire-engine red quilted leather matched the colour of her cherry dappled HVN bikini, her lipstick and the lenses of her Chrome Hearts Sluterella shades in a look that merited the fire emojis storming her comment section.

Her follow-up Insta post was equally jaw-dropping. Standing in front of a turquoise pool, Rihanna pulled a power pose in

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Fashion historian reveals secrets of Princess Diana’s wardrobe

Diana became a fashion icon as a royal. (PA images)
Diana became a fashion icon as a royal. (PA images)

Princess Diana was a master of dressing to communicate, according to an historical fashion expert, who looks after the royal’s clothes.

Eleri Lynn was the curator of ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’, an exhibition which was held at Kensington Palace, the princess’s former home in 2018.

Lynn said: “It can seem frivolous talking about somebody’s fashion as if it’s all that defines them.

“But fashion is an important way into history.

“Diana was a master of using clothes as a form of language, as a form of communication.

“She very famously said to Jasper Conran, ‘what message am I giving out?’”

Lynn was in conversation with historian and Historic Royal Palaces’ joint chief curator Lucy Worsley in an event on Thursday evening, and revealed a secret about one of the most recent acquisitions of the late Princess of Wales’s wardrobe.


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