Fame10 Fashion Evolution: Rihanna
BET Awards – 2007
Rihanna looked smoking hot at the 2007 BET Awards. She donned this white form-fitting Herve Leger dress, which featured a sweetheart neckline, with Christian Louboutin shoes, a ring from Bochic and a Campise necklace. This is one of our favorite dresses on her. It really highlights her fabulous curves.
Shortly before she and Chris Brown became a thing, the “SOS” singer was reportedly hooking up with Josh Hartnett. At the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, she gushed about him to the press. “He is so hot and he is really sweet to me,” she told reporters. “When we hang out it feels right – even though it’s pretty new. I would be lying if I told you we were not more than just friends… I have so fallen for him, he’s lovely.” Shortly after this, Rihanna denied any romantic involvement with “The Virgin Suicides” actor, claiming that the two were just friends.
21st Annual Kids’ Choice Awards – 2008
The “Umbrella” singer went for an edgier look at the 21st Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. She wore a pink and black polka dot bustier from H&M with Stella McCartney jeans and studded cuffs. She also debuted a short crop cut. Her style was really starting to change at this point and that wasn’t the only thing was changing.
In 2008, Rihanna’s ex business manager announced that, despite all of the singer’s number one hits, she only had $20,000 left in the bank. Her management team had reportedly been using money from her endorsement deals to fund her albums and videos. Since her albums had failed to sell as expected, her team was trying make her more popular by putting her albums out more quickly. Her ex manager realized that it wasn’t working and that it had put Rihanna in a precarious financial position. When she told the singer about it, she was fired.