Rihanna Loves MAC (and River Island, Too)

This month, Rihanna is on the cover of May's ELLE magazine, with that Nia Long throwback hair, stiletto nails and a Louis Vuitton S/S '13 crop top and skirt. Now that Rihanna has posed in one, skirts with thigh-high slits are back. Lately, people copy her fashion as well as her hairstyles.

Almost immediately after the launch of her first collection for London streetwear brand River Island earlier this year, news broke that Rihanna was launching her own make-up collection with MAC. This is a popstar who knows her power, and I am interested to see what she does with it this year. I also wonder how far her South African fans will go for her when she arrives for her concerts in October.

Crop tops, shorts, jeans and even some flowy dresses make up the collection.

The collaboration with MAC is called "RiRi Loves MAC" and the first item available is the RiRi Woo red lipstick which Rihanna modelled after the brand's popular Ruby Woo shade.

*the signed lipstick is rumoured to be coming to SA stores in October, just in time for the concert

Announcement on Instagram via TeeTeeIsWithMe

We can look forward to seeing clothing and make-up that mixes high-end with street edge, to create that special type of glamour which has us all fascinated by her every move, whether we like to admit it or not.