Saturday, September 5, 2009

Rihanna in Italian Vogue

Rihanna sent many tongues wagging with her recent spread in Italian Vogue. Some marvelled at how good the Good Girl Gone Bad singer looked while others questioned her image.

Now my take on this is simple. Leave the girl alone!!

If she were walking the street in these clothes I would have a serious problem with it (like I did when she was in Vegas a few months ago ) however, based on the context of this shoot, I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.

She modelled in a haute couture magazine for a fashion sector (Europe) that goes crazy for images like these. When Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks or Giselle Bunchen model this type of clothing no one questions their tact or their images but I find that her "homebodies" are always quick to say something about what they perceive as her negative image.

Vogue is one of the biggest high fashion magazines in the world, coupled with the fact that this version of the mag is marketed to the European market, I think she made an excellent showing for how beautiful Caribbean women are.