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Fashion Rewind: Get Rihanna’s Piers Atkinson Cherry Headband and Patricia Field Leather Heart Eye Patch from the S&M Video

When Rihanna’s “S&M” video first debuted, it garnered a lot of attention because of its eye-popping colors and very risqué outfits and scenes. Rihanna is no stranger to controversy and I am pretty sure that she intended to stir up some drama, since the song is about a very taboo practice after all.

Though totally taken from works of David LaChapelle, the fashion in the video was original and quite amazing. In it, Rihanna wears a slew of raunchy looks that are both playful and unique. Her accessories are what really impressed me, including a very fun Cherry Headband and a Leather Heart Eye Patch.

Piers Atkinson is a well-known man about town, who literally does everything from millinery to being a fashion editor. He created his debut collection of fantastic headpieces during his downtime to relieve stress and he came up with amazing pieces that the likes of everyone from Rihanna to Anna dello Russo have worn. The Cherry Headband is adorable enough to make a statement at Fashion Week or for a night out. You will definitely strike up a conversation.

The Leather Heart Eye Patch that Rihanna rocks might not be as wearable, though definitely just as fun. Here in New York City, anything goes so why not try it and turn a few heads? It is another great piece from Patricia Field.

Piers Atkinson’s Cherry Headband retails for $450 and Patricia Field’s Leather Heart Eye Patch for $58. Visit www.patriciafield.com to purchase and if you need a little refresher, watch the “S&M” video below.


*Rihanna image courtesy of LostinSoho.

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Rihanna’s “Man Down” Cover: Is She Toning Down Her Image?

Let’s face it: Rihanna’s name has become synonymous with sex. She pushes the envelope at every opportunity possible and I love her for it. She isn’t afraid to embrace her sexuality and flaunt it and she often does it in high-fashion pieces, which makes it just a tad bit classier.

Her newest single is “Man Down” which is one of my favorite songs from the Loud album. On the cover, she is sporting  a fur jacket, huge shades, an oversized flower ring, loose curls and her signature talon-shaped fingernails. This is a huge departure from her latest Rolling Stone cover, in which very little was left to the imagination.

There has been a great deal of backlash after the Rolling Stone cover as well as her hit single “S&M” since they both seemed to go way overboard, crossing the boundary between sexy and trashy. Rihanna is a beautiful woman with a great figure and I do not mind her baring it when she feels it necessary, but all the time can be too much. Lately, she has been seen in knee-length Dolce & Gabbana dresses and the “Man Down” single cover seems to be channeling something softer and more delicate.

Is Rihanna trying to tone down her image? Only time will tell. See some of her latest looks below and decide for yourself.

*Images courtesy of Rihanna’s Twitter and Getty.