If you haven’t heard the good news, brace your­self! River Island is launch­ing a new and final col­lec­tion in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Rihanna which means bold, sassy, sophis­ti­cated win­ter gear for 2013/14. Unfor­tu­nately for me I’m down under in the South­ern Hemi­sphere where the weather is only just start­ing to heat up and very soon it’ll be Sum­mer. This means for us Aussies that the col­lec­tion won’t be very com­fort­able or wear­able over the next com­ing months but I’m still lust­ing over some of those items.

Fea­tur­ing in this col­lec­tion is bold tar­tan, slinky black vel­vet, shiny tex­tured golds, vin­tage win­ter flo­rals and the ever-present Rihanna-esque sex appeal. The price range is a bit exxy for my low bud­get lifestyle but were I not a poor stu­dent I wouldn’t mind; around $100 per item. If you have the bud­get for it and the luck of liv­ing in the win­ter weather then you should def­i­nitely check the col­lec­tion out at River Island, pre-orders are avail­able. The Rihanna for River Island col­lec­tion will be out for sale in stores and online on Novem­ber 7th (2 days, eee!).
Pair these bad boys with gold, chunky jew­ellery, a sul­try atti­tude and have fun!
Hands up if you’re excited for this new col­lec­tion! Below are a few of my favourite pieces…
So what do you guys think? I’m absolutely in love with the zip­per details on the tops and the gold pen­cil skirt. The black midi dress pic­tured seems to be tex­tured like a huge knit­ted scarf (sounds inter­est­ing!) and there’s so much vel­vet around I could just die… I friggen love vel­vet. Make sure you check out the Rihanna for River Island here and let me know your thoughts. Also, on a side note can I just add: Rihanna looks so damn fine in the promo shots, I’m pretty much guar­an­teed to dis­ap­point myself when I try them on my less-than-Rihanna-standard body!