So we know Rihanna is about to make her first big screen acting debut in the film ‘Battleship’, …but, there is no stopping the Bajan multi-talented Diva, Rihanna…she has now added Producer to her many other involvements. Her first ever television project, Riri assumes the title of Executive Producer in the new Brit Fashion Reality TV Show, ‘Skyliving’ and although mostly behind-the-scenes, RIhanna will also make some appearances.
The aim of the show is to search Britain for the the best ‘undiscovered’ Fashion designer. The Sky Living HD website explains that over the 10 weeks of the series, the contestants will be challenged to create outfits for various musicians and celebrities. As a final challenge, they will get a chance to design a stage outfit for Rihanna, which she will wear during her Hyde Park performance at the Wireless Festival in July 2012.
Sources say Rihanna ‘hand-picked’ Girls Aloud star, Nicola Roberts to help her in her mission. The show will highlight the British Fashion scene and give otherwise unknown creators that chance to break big into the industry…definitely a challenge to many though possessing the talent to compete.
Of the project the newly-turned Executive Producer RIhanna said: I’ve always had a great love of Fashion. Its a constant source of inspiration in my life, and is a big reason I have grown into the artist and person I am today.’ She added, “Ive been very fortunate to work with some truly amazing designers and stylists throughout my career….I am excited to follow the journey of our aspiring contestants and see how their individuality influences their efforts during the course of the show.’
Nicola expressed her admiration for RIhanna and pleasure of getting to work with her. She told Sky Line, ‘I was flattered when Rihanna asked me to work with her on this show…there are talented people, undiscovered because they dont have the means or their circumstances are too far from the Fashion world. This show is here to discover those people and give them a shot. I’m looking for someone who can think outside the box, and is not going to give up at the first hurdle….” She highlighted that she loved both RIhanna’s Music and Style, and the fact that she is not afraid to try new things, stating that she is one of her style icons.
Rihanna has made appearances in almost all the top Magazines, to name a few, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Esquireand definitely considered a Fashion Icon to many today. Getting the chance to dress the Multi-Award winning, one of the most relevant artiste (if not the most) today, Rihanna Robyn Fenty….how awesome is that?? Rihanna has been making subtle moves towards tapping into the Fashion Industry, as besides being the face of Armani and many other brands, the Caribbean diva had previously teamed up with the Italian label, for her very own capsule collection, which featured Denim and Lingerie. (See sketch below)
GO RIRI!!! First one of the Caribbeans talented Anya Ayoung-Chee won the Season 9, Project Runway FashionReality show…and now, another Caribbean sister Executive Producer for another huge Fashion feat. Niceee!