Tuesday, July 28, 2009

BAG LADIES Look of the Week: Rihanna

This week's BAG LADIES Look of the Week is our girl Rihanna who has been yielding alot of attention as of late for her new haircut. Well, Bag Ladies absolutely had to give her the attention she deserves when we came across this recent look of which she was outfitted in an Alexander McQueen (can't ever go wrong) jumpsuit, at the London premier of Quentin Tarantino's, 'Inglourious Basterds'. As most are saying, she looked, "Glorious for Inglorious." The Alexander McQueen jumpsuit paired with a black clutch, shades, lace elbow length fingerless gloves, Maison Martin Margiela booties (her fave) and too many pearl strands to count all of which are probably real and most likely multi-strand as opposed to individual ...she pulls this look off like the fashion icon in the making she is ...And the thing is, it's one thing to have a stellar look but it's another thing entirely to be able to "pull it off". Not everyone can do what Rihanna does. Not everyone can wear Alexander McQueen. Not everyone can take the types of fashion risks she does and exude that level of confidence. It's hard to deny. Both her fashion sense and beauty, makes you drool with envy.

All of the pieces I've seen from Alexander McQueen's Resort 2010 collection, are awesome. I can't wait to see it in it's entirety.

Now onto the good part ...you want this look? Here's how you can get it and for less! Oh yes, it can be done and Bag Ladies will tell you how and how to make it your own. Of course unless you are living under a rock, it's no secret that jumpsuits are all the rage and clearly are here to stay beyond this current season. They are practical. They are functional. I love them! There are so many different style options. You can take a jumpsuit and pair it with Elie Tahari flats and a denim jacket and run around like a chicken with your head cut off during the day and take that same style, upgrade the accessories, slide into some Rupert Sanderson sling-backs and rock it for a night out on the town with the best of them. But our focus is achieving Rihanna's look so let's get on with it.

As for the shades and black clutch, I trust you to be a true fashionista which means you're capable of finding on your own. We found multi strand pearls in varied lengths everywhere from H&M to Nordstrom. It really depends on your preference and how much you wanna pay. If you wanna go for freshwater real pearls, then hit Nordstrom but if you are looking for something to show just as well and for just a few bucks, check out these two multi stand styles which came from Forever21.com and for $7. I rather like the idea of mixing and matching different styles and lengths. As for the lace fingerless gloves, it may require a bit more searching to find elbow length but there are several different brands and options. Admittedly, I've never had a reason to search for lace, fingerless gloves but I found a pair at amazon.com for less than 14 bucks.

Black jumpsuits can be found on the racks of retail outlets everywhere but we definitely preferred styles that afford the same v-neck, the slim fit and the tapered leg of the Alexander McQueen jumpsuit so here are a few different style and price options:

We like this French Connection lucy twill jumpsuit because it's currently on sale for $89.99 but also because of the belted waist and tapered leg.

Now this one may look a bit familiar. And that's because this is an Alexander McQueen as well. This McQ Tuxedo Jumpsuit has a similar leg, v-neck and tapered waist which we love. Not as cost effective but also not as much as the jumpsuit Rihanna is sporting and $561 for Alexander McQueen really ain't bad. If you got it, why not. I damn sure would and maybe will. You better snatch it quick!

Urban Outfitters linen blend Silence & Noise Buttoned-Up Jumpsuit with button tabs at waist and tapered legs for $78.
Below are three bootie options: Steve Madden - $179, Report Dylan - $90, Charlotte Russe Suede Ruched Booties, $24

The lace gloves will look just as good with these sleeveless styles and once accessorized, you can't go wrong. Now, get your hairstylist to do your hair in a pompodour, find your fave rouge lipstick and get dressed!

-- Lady Erin