Nothing says Thug Life like a fashion reality show…
Rihanna’s in the news for two things today! The 23 year-old posted photos of her new Thug Life tattoos on Twitter, and she also announced that she’ll be the executive producer of a new reality show that will look for the next hot fashion designers in the UK.
According to The Associated Press, Sky Living HD and Twenty Twenty will work together to produce the yet-to-be-titled fashion series. Strangely, Rihanna will work behind the scenes and not host the show; pop star Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud (a UK pop group) will host. I guess maybe Rihanna wouldn’t have time to host since she’s always recording, touring, filming action movies and romping around beaches in bikinis?
The TV show will be like a very specific Project Runway: contestants will be required to create outfits for musicians and celebrities. The final challenge: create a dress for Rihanna to wear when she takes the stage July 8 at the Wireless music festival in London’s Hyde Park.
“It’s become more about taking a risk,” Rihanna said of her fashion style in Vogue last year. “When I am putting looks together, I dare myself to make something work. I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that’s a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me. I think that’s the thrill in fashion.”
UK readers – will you watch the show? I’m a bit sad I won’t be able to at least scope out the first episode in the US!