Guo Pei: the Chinese designer who made Rihanna’s omelette dress | Fashion

Chinese designer Guo Pei had been creating couture for more than 30 years when Rihanna stepped on to the red carpet in an extraordinary yellow cape two years ago. Dubbed the omelette dress for its striking resemblance to brunch, it went viral and made the world notice Guo’s work.

The dress wasn’t designed for Rihanna. In fact, it had been sitting in Guo’s studio for three years when the singer’s team came across it after making inquiries into Chinese couture during the run up to the 2015 Met Gala, the theme of which was China: Through the Looking Glass.

Beijing-born Guo, who turned 50 recently, cut her teeth in fashion design following the Cultural Revolution. As Cathy Horyn explained in the New York Times, her career as a designer “began when there was no fashion in her country”. For the past 20 years, Guo has focused on high fashion, specialising in technical work that is grand in dimension and scale and as intricate as that of any Paris couture house. It’s no wonder that she has appeared at Paris couture week, last year becoming the first Chinese national to do so.

The now-famous Yellow Empress cape weighs 25kg, has a 16ft train, features over 50,000 hour’s worth of hand embroidery and took two years to make.FThe sheer weight of the dress meant that, when it was first shown, at a 2012 show in China, the model made it only halfway down the catwalk before the lights had to be turned off and the show stopped so that she could remove the cape and return backstage.

Rihanna managed to pull it off, though, literally and figuratively. “Rihanna wearing my design had a great impact – and the international fashion industry gained a new understanding of me,” says Guo, who is in Atlanta, Georgia, to promote the first solo exhibition of her work in the US at the city’s SCAD FASH Museum. For most people, it presents a chance to see the Yellow Empress cape up close.

Guo says finding fame through a single dress was “completely unexpected” – particularly the way it was popularised online via omelette memes. Speaking through a translator, she explains why the weight, shape and size of the dress matter. “When I had this design in mind, I [was thinking of] a woman that can carry weight on her arms. It’s a dress she has to lift, like she can lift the whole world. I always have a woman like that in mind.”

Guo is the subject of a new book and a documentary, Yellow Is Forbidden, by New Zealand film-maker Pietra Brettkelly, but it’s through her couture work showcased in this exhibition – about 45 gowns from the past decade, including pieces from her couture show in Paris, are on display here – that you really get a sense of Pei’s craftsmanship.

You can’t just view a Guo dress from one direction. On one dress, waves and clouds are stitched in synchronicity to symbolise wisdom and luck. For her dress inspired by a Ming vase, for 2012’s Miss China, she cracked porcelain and hand-painted silk. Her dresses cost around £500,000 and are usually sold to China’s elite, who prefer to wear “local” designers.

The Chinese influence on Guo’s work is clear. Allusions to auspicious dragons are embroidered in pearls, while silk flowers, abandoned in a factory abandoned during the Cultural Revolution, were restored and applied to the fabric, as if to reference her childhood. She has resurrected methods of tailoring, popular during Chinese dynasties, that were purged in the cultural destruction of the 60s and 70s. She is said sometimes to use strands of her own hair as thread, so she is as much a part of the dresses as they are a part of her.had been lost from her childhood.

“To me, it’s just something that comes out naturally,” she says about her focus on Chinese design. “I think my culture is my language and my blood and I can’t separate that from my work.” She adds: “I actually feel that today’s haute couture is not doing so great, but I am optimistic. I feel that, if one person does it and is persistent about it, it will inspire others.”

Femail details how to copy colorful eyeliner like Rihanna

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean your make-up palette has to be devoid of bright shades.

Stars like Rihanna, Hailey Baldwin and Priyanka Chopra are adding pops of color to their red carpet looks in the form of pink, green and blue eyeliners.  

Read on below for inspiration and product recommendations to help you recreate the bold look from now through holiday party season.

RIHANNA

Her own best advertisement: Since launching her make-up line Fenty Beauty in September, Rihanna, 29, has been wearing the products, like a green metallic eyeliner, on the red carpet

Her own best advertisement: Since launching her make-up line Fenty Beauty in September, Rihanna, 29, has been wearing the products, like a green metallic eyeliner, on the red carpet

Her own best advertisement: Since launching her make-up line Fenty Beauty in September, Rihanna, 29, has been wearing the products, like a green metallic eyeliner, on the red carpet

Since launching her make-up line Fenty Beauty last month, Rihanna has shown her fans new ways to wear the products every time she steps onto a red carpet. 

At the brand’s Paris launch party recently, Rihanna demonstrated how to rock Nepturnt, a green-black metallic eyeliner that’s part of Fenty Beauty’s holiday collection. 

The singer’s make-up artist Priscilla Ono said that she layered the standout shade over Xtra Terrestrial (a smoky moss) and Sublime (a sheer mint and gold glitter) – two shades frm Fenty’s Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette. 

Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Eclipse 2-In-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner ($20, sephora.com)

Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Eclipse 2-In-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner ($20, sephora.com)

Wet n Wild Megaliner Metallic Eyeliner ($4, wetnwildbeauty.com)

Wet n Wild Megaliner Metallic Eyeliner ($4, wetnwildbeauty.com)

Shop Rihanna’s look: Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Eclipse 2-In-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner in Nepturnt  ($20, sephora.com) and Wet n Wild Megaliner Metallic Eyeliner in Sea Symmetry ($4, wetnwildbeauty.com)

PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND VANESSA HUDGENS

Twice as nice: Pops of blue were seen on Priyanka Chopra's, 35, dress and eyes at a Bottega Veneta event in Los Angeles over the weekend

Twice as nice: Pops of blue were seen on Priyanka Chopra's, 35, dress and eyes at a Bottega Veneta event in Los Angeles over the weekend

Twice as nice: Pops of blue were seen on Priyanka Chopra's, 35, dress and eyes at a Bottega Veneta event in Los Angeles over the weekend

Twice as nice: Pops of blue were seen on Priyanka Chopra's, 35, dress and eyes at a Bottega Veneta event in Los Angeles over the weekend

Twice as nice: Pops of blue were seen on Priyanka Chopra’s, 35, dress and eyes at a Bottega Veneta event in Los Angeles over the weekend

Keeping it cool: Make-up artist Allan Avendano gave Vanessa Hudgens, 28, what he called an 'ice queen' look on Monday  

Keeping it cool: Make-up artist Allan Avendano gave Vanessa Hudgens, 28, what he called an 'ice queen' look on Monday  

Keeping it cool: Make-up artist Allan Avendano gave Vanessa Hudgens, 28, what he called an ‘ice queen’ look on Monday  

‘LOVE when someone is not afraid to show some COLOR,’ make-up artist Pati Dubroff said of the look she created for Priyanka over the weekend, that featured a swipe of icy blue eyeliner along her lower lash line. 

The make-up mirrored the Quantico actress’ pink and peach Bottega Veneta dress which was embellished with light blue paillettes at the bottom.

A similar blue look was spotted on Vanessa Hudgens at ELLE’s 24th Annual Women in Hollywood event on Monday.

Make-up artist Allan Avendano used metallic neutral hues on Vanessa’s eyelid and crease and a shimmery soft blue shade in the inner corner and under the eye. The pastel color perfectly matched her frothy Bora Aksu dress.

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Paint Liner in Vivid Aqua ($7.39, target.com)

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Paint Liner in Vivid Aqua ($7.39, target.com)

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Gamma Ray ($20, urbandecay.com)

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Gamma Ray ($20, urbandecay.com)

Copy Priyanka Chopra’s and Vanessa Hudgens’ blue looks : L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Paint Liner in Vivid Aqua ($7.39, target.com) and Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Gamma Ray ($20, urbandecay.com)

HAILEY BALDWIN 

Make-up rules: Hailey Baldwin, 20,  demonstrates how when wearing a dramatic shade on the eyes, you should stick to a neutral palette for the rest of the face

Make-up rules: Hailey Baldwin, 20,  demonstrates how when wearing a dramatic shade on the eyes, you should stick to a neutral palette for the rest of the face

Make-up rules: Hailey Baldwin, 20,  demonstrates how when wearing a dramatic shade on the eyes, you should stick to a neutral palette for the rest of the face

Yes you can wear pink eyeliner without looking like you have a bad case of pink eye. 

Over the weekend, the shade added a playful twist to Hailey Baldwin’s sophisticated look. 

Make-up artist Denika Bedrossian applied Marc Jacobs Highliner in Fine Wine, a berry pink, along the top and bottom lash lines and connected the two into a wing at the outer corners. The pro kept the rest of the face glowy and clean.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Cream in Fine Wine ($25, sephora.com)

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Cream in Fine Wine ($25, sephora.com)

Revlon ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner in Mulberry ($12, ulta.com)

Revlon ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner in Mulberry ($12, ulta.com)

Recreate Hailey Baldwin’s look: Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Cream in Fine Wine ($25, sephora.com) and Revlon ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner in Mulberry ($12, ulta.com)

Rihanna shows off her knockout legs in mini dress

She’s parlayed pop stardom into status as a global fashion icon.

And Rihanna lived up to her reputation on Monday, posing up a storm in a scintillating pink Nina Ricci dress in a trio of Instagram posts.

In the first photo’s caption, the 29-year-old singer tagged not only the fashion house but also stylist Jahleel Weaver, who’s creative director at Rihanna’s Fenty Corp.

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Radiant: Rihanna lived up to her style icon reputation on Monday, posing up a storm in a scintillating pink Nina Ricci dress in a trio of Instagram posts

Radiant: Rihanna lived up to her style icon reputation on Monday, posing up a storm in a scintillating pink Nina Ricci dress in a trio of Instagram posts

Radiant: Rihanna lived up to her style icon reputation on Monday, posing up a storm in a scintillating pink Nina Ricci dress in a trio of Instagram posts

The finely pleated mini-dress featured a hem that bent into a sharp V.

Cut above the knee, the Nina Ricci number allowed Rihanna to show off her knockout legs and was cinched in about her waist.

She balanced on a towering pair of ankle-strap heels that featured sprays of pink fuzz, and she’d swept her hair up into a sky-high updo.

Credit: In the first photo's caption, the 29-year-old singer tagged not only the fashion house but also stylist Jahleel Weaver, who's creative director at Rihanna's Fenty Corp

Credit: In the first photo's caption, the 29-year-old singer tagged not only the fashion house but also stylist Jahleel Weaver, who's creative director at Rihanna's Fenty Corp

Credit: In the first photo’s caption, the 29-year-old singer tagged not only the fashion house but also stylist Jahleel Weaver, who’s creative director at Rihanna’s Fenty Corp

Posing with her hands at her waist, Rihanna complemented the dress with a lilac blazer that featured splashy epaulets.

The Work singer rounded out the look with dark purple eye makeup.

She recently dished to The Cut that her changing figure impact’s her style choices.

‘Well, I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day – the next week – I need something oversized; I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?’ she said in the interview.

 Accents: The Work singer rounded out the look with dark purple eye makeup

 Accents: The Work singer rounded out the look with dark purple eye makeup

 Accents: The Work singer rounded out the look with dark purple eye makeup

Explained she: ‘I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning.’

Her view is: ‘I feel like that’s how everyone should go after fashion, because it’s an individual thing. And then, if you take it further, it’s like: What week are you having?

She went on: ‘You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?’

Always chic: She recently dished to The Cut that her 'fluctuating body type' impact's her fashion choices

Always chic: She recently dished to The Cut that her 'fluctuating body type' impact's her fashion choices

Always chic: She recently dished to The Cut that her ‘fluctuating body type’ impact’s her fashion choices

Eminem’s Top 8 Collaborations With Female Artists: Rihanna, P!nk and More

Like him or not, Eminem is beyond blessed with the gift of gab. Whether using his voice seemingly as a voice for chaos or speaking out for the greater good, the MC’s lyrics have been placed under a microscope since his ‘99 breakthrough record, “My Name Is.”

And despite frequent (and not entirely unfair) media complaints about the rappers’ sometimes misogynistic expression, some of the charts’ most beloved empresses have seen fit to join forces with him in the studio. 

Art is not created to be polite, and Eminem’s often record-breaking career is one to be respected. Women always seem to push the culture forward, and it is clear — some of the lyricist’s most outstanding efforts have come alongside queens of the pop and hip-hop worlds. Take a listen to eight heroine-assisted gems dropped by Eminem. 

1. P!nk feat. Eminem – “Revenge”

No one respects a cheating ex, and Eminem doesn’t care to make amends on P!nk’s latest Beautiful Trauma sticky tune, “Revenge.” P!nk told Entertainment Tonight how one drunken email changed it all: “This is why they call it liquid courage. And I said, ‘You know I love you. I like that you work with a lot of the same people, like Rihanna. She’s hotter than me, but I’m funnier. So I’m going for a rap Grammy, and I’d like to take you along with me.”

Together, they comically reveal their master plan on the duo’s third collaboration. Eminem artfully details how the lovers who turned their backs on you, tell others you stabbed them in it. It’s safe to say once you pick your side, you have to stay there.

2. Eminem feat. Rihanna – “The Monster”

Fame is a gift, but it also plagued the “Bruce Lee of loose leaf” with a few nightmares, too. Rather than slay his demons on his own, Em enlisted Rihanna for some help on their Hot 100-topping collaboration, “The Monster.” The dark track left the often brash emcee unusually vulnerable — while scoring these artists a 2015 Grammy Award for best rap/sung collaboration. 

3. Eminem feat. Sia – “Beautiful Pain”

Sia sets fire to yesterday with Marshall on the emo-punched rap ballad, “Beautiful Pain.” Although the uncharacteristically unprofane record didn’t go into heavy rotation on radio, it is easily one of Eminem’s most meaningful efforts. The lyricist encourages fans to grow from their mishaps, by rapping: “Yesterday was the tornado warning/ Today’s like the morning after your world is torn in half/ You wake in its wake to start the mourning process/ And rebuilding, you’re still a work in progress/ Today’s a whole new chapter.”

4. Eminem feat. Dido – “Stan”

Imitation has been said to be the sincerest form of flattery, but not in this case: On “Stan,” an Eminem fanatic’s love for his bars takes a horrific turn — and further proved the rapper’s genius through his wordplay. The violence on his debut album inspired some depressive fan mail, causing Eminem to pen this well-plotted, but alarming song illustration — with English singer/songwriter sensation Dido offering listeners refuge from the song’s stormy verses with her soothing chorus. The track’s dramatic storytelling earned Eminem high praises, and as a result, “Stan” was entered in the Oxford Dictionary as: “An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.”

5. B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams & Eminem – “Airplanes II” 

Em contributed a verse to B.o.B’s “Airplanes Part II,” and reflected on what might have happened if he never followed his dreams. Alongside Paramore singer Hayley Williams and a “Homeboyz (Tupac Thug Theory Remix)” sample, the MC helped lift Bobby Ray’s voice a little higher. Eager to get his just due, Eminem recalled naysayers initial downplaying of his rap dreams: “Marshall, you’re never gonna make it/ Makes no sense to play the game, there ain’t no way that you’ll win.” Luckily, the rap great never failed to seize an opportunity. 

6. Eminem feat. Gwen Stefani – “Kings Never Die” 

The Southpaw soundtrack was laced with punchlines that chin-checked Eminem’s tough critics and competitors’ corny raps. With No Doubt’s leading lady Gwen Stefani soaring over the rock rhythm’s chorus, the two paid their respects to the late Tupac Shakur, Jam Master Jay and more. Like them, Eminem will be here long after he is gone — because legends live forever.  

7. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey  – “I Need a Doctor”

He went from barely being able to support his family to becoming the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the U.S. — none of which Eminem thought would be possible without the help of his mentor and friend, Dr. Dre. On Dre’s “I Need a Doctor,” he describes grappling with downheartedness, before coming the realization Dr. Dre lost his son, Andre Young Jr, and managed to persevere.

Skylar Grey sings of the legendary entrepreneur’s ability to revive the dead with the chorus, “I need a doctor, call me a doctor/ I need a doctor, doctor/ To bring me back to life.” Still, the track wasn’t complete without a hungry Dr. Dre capping the song with a final verse, while acknowledging Eminem’s invaluable loyalty to him throughout the years. 

8. Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem – “Roman’s Revenge”

Eminem’s warned us, we “might find the sight quite odd,” and we realized that he nor his alter ego Slim Shady were shy of controversy with this fan-favorite earworm. Alongside Nicki Minaj’s evil twin, Roman Zolanski, the Detroit spitter conquered the adrenaline-fueled “Roman’s Revenge,” a Swizz Beatz-produced masterpiece from Nicki’s Pink Friday debut LP.

The pulsing beat is bound to make your heart race as Shady raps, “You know what time it is, so why ask?/ When Shady and Nicki’s worlds clash/ It’s (high class) meets (white trash).” And the smash-up left Miss Minaj overwhelmed with excitement when she sat down with Sway on MTV’s Rap-Fix Live to explain how Eminem’s “sexy smooth swag” laced this 2010 banger.

Rihanna Dishes on How She Dresses Her ”Fluctuating Body”

Rihanna is all about dressing to feel good.

The 29-year-old singer just released her Fenty x Puma fall 2018 collection, which showcases a “Fenty University” theme that she feels will bring confidence to all women.

In fact, RihRih says her inspiration came from experience with different body types as she, herself, deals with “fluctuating” weight.

“I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day—the next week—I need something oversized,” she told The Cut. “I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?”

Rihanna

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For that reason, she thinks fashion should be about what works on any given day rather than sticking to the same thing over and over again.

“I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning,” she explained. “I feel like that’s how everyone should go after fashion, because it’s an individual thing. And then, if you take it further, it’s like: What week are you having? You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?”

She continued, “I love to play with silhouettes as well, but I think it’s important to make sure that you wear the thing that works for your body the best, and that’s flattering.”

But her advice isn’t just dedicated to the ladies. When it comes to dressing with confidence, the singer thinks a man in black takes the cake.

“Yes. This is new for me; this is recent. I love a man in black,” she explained. “It’s so sexy and mysterious; confident and secure—all the things I love about a man. So, I’m into that.”

However, something you won’t catch Rih doing for guys or gals? Looking to Instagram for style tips—especially as a designer.

“Instagram is the death of all trends,” she claimed. “Once it gets there, it’s too late. It’s gone. I’m so over it. I can’t; I can’t deal.”

Read Rihanna’s full interview on The Cut here.

Rihanna admits outfits are dictated by ‘fluctuating’ body

She’s showcased countless risqué outfits to flaunt her famously sexy physique on stages and red carpets throughout her glittering career.

But Rihanna revealed on Friday that her outfit choices are frequently dictated by her ‘fluctuating’ body type – saying that from one week to the next she can go up or down a dress size.

The singer candidly confessed that she has to think about whether she is having a ‘fat week’ or a ‘skinny week’ when considering her wardrobe.

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Body changes: Rihanna revealed on Friday that her outfit choices are frequently dictated by her 'fluctuating' body type

Body changes: Rihanna revealed on Friday that her outfit choices are frequently dictated by her 'fluctuating' body type

Body changes: Rihanna revealed on Friday that her outfit choices are frequently dictated by her ‘fluctuating’ body type

Speaking to The Cut, the songstress said: ‘I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day – the next week – I need something oversized.’

The 29-year-old starlet added: ‘I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning,’ she said, adding: ‘It’s an individual thing.’

She considered: ‘If you take it further, it’s like: “What week are you having? You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?”‘

Insight: The singer's revelation (pictured here in August 2015) came as she advised people to think about whether or not they are having a 'fat week' or a 'skinny week' when choosing what to wear

Insight: The singer's revelation (pictured here in August 2015) came as she advised people to think about whether or not they are having a 'fat week' or a 'skinny week' when choosing what to wear

Insight: The singer’s revelation (pictured here in August 2015) came as she advised people to think about whether or not they are having a ‘fat week’ or a ‘skinny week’ when choosing what to wear

Proud: She said she felt like she goes through different types of weeks and attitudes to her body

Proud: She said she felt like she goes through different types of weeks and attitudes to her body

Pushing the boundaries: Rihanna has showcased countless risqué outfits to flaunt her famously sexy physique throughout her glittering career

Pushing the boundaries: Rihanna has showcased countless risqué outfits to flaunt her famously sexy physique throughout her glittering career

Pushing the boundaries: Rihanna (left, in July and right, in June 2014) admits that her body weight is fluctuating

Rihanna – whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty – was speaking at an event in New York to promote her Fenty x Puma fall 2018 collection.

The fashionista’s interest in all things sartorial has seen her work with Armani, Dior and Puma on ventures made in parallel with her supremely successful career as a singer-songwriter and actress.

She launched her Fenty Beauty line during London Fashion Week at Harvey Nicholls in Knightsbridge in September. 

Confident: Rihanna is the picture of body confidence at any size (here at CropOver in August this year)

Confident: Rihanna is the picture of body confidence at any size (here at CropOver in August this year)

Confident: Rihanna is the picture of body confidence at any size (here at CropOver in August this year)

Changing shape: (Left, in 2017 and right, in 2015) The star spoke up about day-to-day body battles

In June, Rihanna felt compelled to respond to a sports writer when he publicly shamed her about her body her body image.

Writer Chris ‘Spags’ Spagnuolo was suspended from his position as a writer at Barstool Sports for asking his Twitter followers: ‘Is Rihanna Going To Make Being Fat The Hot New Trend?’ and shared a picture of the singer. 

Brushing off the criticism, Rihanna responded with a humorous weight loss meme the following week.

A side-by-side comparison showed a fuller-figure picture of rapper Gucci Mane from 2007 next to his current, fitter self. To which she added a crying face emoji. 

Feminine: The singer flits between feminine style and tomboy (here in September)

Feminine: The singer flits between feminine style and tomboy (here in September)

Feminine: The singer flits between feminine style and tomboy (here in September)

Week to week: Here in October, Rihanna was trying the Burberry trend from top-to-toe

Week to week: Here in October, Rihanna was trying the Burberry trend from top-to-toe

Week to week: Here in October, Rihanna was trying the Burberry trend from top-to-toe

Confident: In an interview in 2012 Rihanna (here in July) said: 'You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that's your body'

Confident: In an interview in 2012 Rihanna (here in July) said: 'You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that's your body'

Confident: In an interview in 2012 Rihanna (here in July) said: ‘You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that’s your body’

The meme read: ‘If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane’.

Rihanna’s candid remarks to The Cut aren’t the first time the Barbadian beauty has spoken out about body-consciousness.

In an interview in 2012 she said: ‘You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that’s your body.

‘You just want something else that someone else has, but that doesn’t mean what you have isn’t beautiful, because people always want what you have, and you always want what they have.

‘No one is ever 100 per cent like, “Yes, I’m the bomb dot com – from head to toe!”‘

Candid: Pictured here in 2014, Rihanna said: 'I really pay attention every day'

Candid: Pictured here in 2014, Rihanna said: 'I really pay attention every day'

Candid: Pictured here in 2014, Rihanna said: ‘I really pay attention every day’

Statement: The Barbadian beauty has never been one to come across as body-shy, and often opts for revealing costumes for live performances (pictured in 2011)

Statement: The Barbadian beauty has never been one to come across as body-shy, and often opts for revealing costumes for live performances (pictured in 2011)

Statement: The Barbadian beauty has never been one to come across as body-shy, and often opts for revealing costumes for live performances (pictured in 2013)

Statement: The Barbadian beauty has never been one to come across as body-shy, and often opts for revealing costumes for live performances (pictured in 2013)

Statement: The Barbadian beauty has never been one to come across as body-shy, and often opts for revealing costumes for live performances (left in 2011 and right in 2013)

Confident: In an interview in 2012 Rihanna said: 'You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that's your body'. Pictured on stage in New York last year

Confident: In an interview in 2012 Rihanna said: 'You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that's your body'. Pictured on stage in New York last year

Confident: In an interview in 2012 Rihanna said: ‘You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that’s your body’

Bold: Rihanna's candid remarks to The Cut aren't the first time the Barbadian beauty has spoken out about body-consciousness (pictured on stage in Monaco in 2013)

Bold: Rihanna's candid remarks to The Cut aren't the first time the Barbadian beauty has spoken out about body-consciousness (pictured on stage in Monaco in 2013)

Bold: Rihanna’s candid remarks to The Cut aren’t the first time the Barbadian beauty has spoken out about body-consciousness (pictured on stage in Monaco in 2013)

Jarrod Bowen would love a night with Rihanna and Beckham

  • Every week, Sportsmail sits down with an EFL star to discuss their life in football
  • Hull starlet Jarrod Bowen is the latest to come under the microscope 
  • Bowen rates Tom Huddlestone as the best player he has ever played alongside
  • And revealed if he wasn’t a professional footballer he would be working in a gym

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Sportsmail sits down with EFL stars for a quickfire quiz on their lives in and outside of football.

This week, the subject is Hull City’s freescoring starlet Jarrod Bowen.

On the agenda… David Beckham, scoring for his boyhood club on his dad’s birthday and belting out an Oasis classic.

The goals have been free-flowing for Hull star Jarrod Bowen in the Championship this season 

The goals have been free-flowing for Hull star Jarrod Bowen in the Championship this season 

The goals have been free-flowing for Hull star Jarrod Bowen in the Championship this season 

FIRST FOOTBALL MEMORY

Playing for my local team Leominster minors on a Saturday morning. I was very excited!

BEST PLAYER I’VE PLAYED WITH

Tom Huddlestone, a very good pro. He is great on the pitch and a great man off the pitch as well.

TOUGHEST OPPONENT

Ben Davies when we played Tottenham. He is experienced and it was tough, but still a very enjoyable experience for me.

The 20-year-old revealed Ben Davies was the toughest opponent he has faced in his career

The 20-year-old revealed Ben Davies was the toughest opponent he has faced in his career

The 20-year-old revealed Ben Davies was the toughest opponent he has faced in his career

FAVOURITE FOOTBALLING MOMENT

Scoring my first professional goal for Hereford United against Alfreton at the age of 17. Hereford are my boyhood club and it was on my dad’s birthday as well. All my friends and family were there to see it!

SPORTING HERO

David Beckham. I followed him closely, growing up as a Manchester United fan.

TOUGHEST AWAY GROUND

Old Trafford. It was an honour to play there for Hull in the FA Youth Cup even though we were beaten 3-0. It was at the start of 2015 when Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu-Mensah were in the Manchester United team.

He also said Old Trafford was the toughest away ground but that is was an honour to play there

He also said Old Trafford was the toughest away ground but that is was an honour to play there

He also said Old Trafford was the toughest away ground but that is was an honour to play there

Bowen played there in Hull's 3-0 FA Youth Cup loss to Manchester United at the start of 2015

Bowen played there in Hull's 3-0 FA Youth Cup loss to Manchester United at the start of 2015

Bowen played there in Hull’s 3-0 FA Youth Cup loss to Manchester United at the start of 2015

THE FIRST ALBUM I BOUGHT

It was probably one of the Now That’s What I Call Music compilations.

KARAOKE SONG

Wonderwall by Oasis. It’s always a classic.

BEST-DRESSED TEAM-MATE

David Meyler has got a good mixture of smart and casual clothes.

IF I WASN’T A FOOTBALLER

I would be working in a gym. I enjoy the fitness side of things and don’t think I would be much use for anything else! 

DREAM DINNER PARTY GUESTS

Kevin Hart because he would make me laugh all night. Rihanna because she’d be great to look at! David Beckham because he’s my idol and would be a great laugh.

Hull starlet Jarrod Bowen said Rihanna would be a dream party guest

Hull starlet Jarrod Bowen said Rihanna would be a dream party guest

Bowen also named David Beckham as one of his dream party guests because he is his idol

Bowen also named David Beckham as one of his dream party guests because he is his idol

Bowen named Rihanna and David Beckham as his dream party guests as well as Kevin Hart

Michael Fassbender sang Rihanna on karaoke while she was in the room

Michael Fassbender claims did karaoke to Rihanna while the singer was in the room
Fassbender admitted singing Rihanna songs at Karaoke – when she was in the same room. Awkward! (Picture: Getty Images

Michael Fassbender has revealed that he loves to sing karaoke with his girlfriend Alicia Vikander, and he once sang a Rihanna track while the pop diva was in the same room.

The 12 Years A Slave actor revealed in a recent interview how he and Alicia, who have been dating since 2014, love to sing their hearts out at a good old raucous karaoke night.

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander to host 'party of the year' Ibiza wedding
These two lovebirds LOVE to sing their hearts out at karaoke (Picture: WireImage)

Usually private about his love life, Michael, 40, revealed to Grazia Magazine that the couple, who reportedly hooked up while filming The Light Between Oceans, love to belt out a tune in order to help unwind.

‘We karaoke. It’s usually something in falsetto,’ he said.

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander to host 'party of the year' Ibiza wedding
The pair reportedly moved in together last month and are keen to set up shop in Lisbon (Picture: WireImage)

‘I guess my Frank Sinatra is not bad because I’m kind of a baritone. But if I’m ambitious, I’ll try Marvin Gaye or Rihanna. Rihanna went really badly – she was there,’ he told he publication. Awkward. But he didn’t give any indication on whether it was a no from her.

It was reported that the pair had moved in together last month when The Danish Girl star was in the UK filming the latest Tomb Raider movie.

However, Michael revealed that the couple have recently relocated to Lisbon and told how they were falling in love with the Portuguese lifestyle.

‘At the moment we live in Lisbon. I like it, I like the people and the fact it’s right next to the ocean.

‘The weather, the food, the wine is always good. We have a UK base, but Lisbon is becoming home,’ he told the magazine.

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Rumours are abound that the couple will be getting ‘married in a secret ceremony in Ibiza’ in the coming weeks in what’s been described as ‘the party of the year’.

Oscar-winner Alicia, 28, and 40-year-old Michael have been fairly tight-lipped when it comes to publicly discussing their relationship, but a source told The Sun that they’re going to be much less reserved when it comes to their nuptials.

While details of the party are being kept under lock and key, it’s rumoured to be taking place in Ibiza next month, with a source saying: ‘He’s splashing out big time and it’s going to be the party of the year.

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Why You Should Copy Gigi Hadid And Rihanna And Dress In Head-To-Toe Color

Earlier this week, Bella Hadid finally turned 21, a milestone she celebrated with a dinner with her parents, before sneaking off with her sister Gigi to the private party thrown for her by none other than Drake. And while Bella was the birthday girl, and stood out in skin-tight Dolce & Gabbana with a slit that went up the entire dress, it was actually Gigi who stole the show, thanks to her custom ensemble by Pamella Roland, which was entirely baby blue, right down to her periwinkle heels.

As usual, Gigi was simply reprising her role of being the first to brave next season’s trends. The blue she’d opted for matched two equally coordinated looks by Sies Marjan on the runway last month at New York Fashion Week, where the buzzy label joined Tom Ford in showing off a couple of head-to-toe neon orange looks for those looking to be even more can’t-miss than the Hadids, too.

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Tom Ford, Sies Marjan, and Mansur Gavriel during New York Fashion Week spring 2018.

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Of course, dressing monochromatically is nothing new for New Yorkers. What is new, however, is that the style is no longer limited to all-black. The allure of wearing all Valentino red, for example, which the brand updated earlier this month in the form of sheer shirts and sleeveless leather motorcycle jackets, made its most notable crossing over from Milan last fall when Solange stepped out in a blood-red ensemble in New York, around the same time Fendi tried it out on models like Kendall Jenner—and gave nearly every single model a pair of red boots to walk the runway. After Tilda Swinton made like Solange and wore an all-red suit on her Doctor Strange premiere circuit, no wonder Mansur Gavriel included a few all-red looks in their debut ready-to-wear collection last month—with some all-yellow and all-periwinkle looks thrown in there for good measure, too.

More than enough street style stars tried out head-to-toe red in particular this past Fashion Month, too, but about a week after it wrapped, Gigi proved she was much, much more ahead of the trend than we thought. Her throwback birthday Instagram for Bella doubled as evidence that she’s actually been dressing monochromatically—and wearing Valentino red, down to her two scrunchies—for a full 21 years now, stretching back to the very day her sister was born.

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