Rihanna is an inimitable reigning queen of Hollywood. The multifaceted star is a singer, a songwriter, an actress, a fashion designer, and a businesswoman. The 34-year-old living icon has built an empire, making her way to the top with unparalleled music and then becoming a business mogul with her beauty and fashion line Fenty. The billionaire now has the best of both worlds, as she welcomes motherhood into her life with open arms.
It was in January earlier this year, that the fashion mogul stomped the streets in New York City proudly embracing her baby bump. Later she was photographed with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky, where the baby daddy can be seen kissing the soon-to-be mother on the forehead as they walked the snowy lanes of Harlem. The pictures went viral all over the globe in just a matter of a few minutes, as her loyal fans saw the singer donned in an oversized pink jacket, which was unbuttoned to show off her baby bump. The growing bump was ethereally adorned with a gold cross and matching gold jewellery.
In a recent interview with a leading publication, Rihanna opened up about the details of her pregnancy. The singer once again proved with her witty remarks, that she cares very little about the boundaries that society sets for women. “I always thought it would be marriage first, then a baby, but who the f**k says it has to be that way. I’m certainly not gonna let that get in the way of me being a mum.
The icon has brought a revolution, advocating for body confidence during pregnancy. Rihanna is all about embracing and showing off her baby bump. She never shies away from the strappy clothes with cut-outs, instead, she pulls them off with utmost confidence. There is much to learn from Rihanna’s pregnancy journey and her philosophy on motherhood. As Filmfare breaks down much-needed lessons from Rihanna, be sure to take notes.
Rihanna on Pregnancy Body Confidence
In a recent interview with a leading publication, Rihanna unraveled her thoughts on embracing all the changes her body went through during the pregnancy. The singer quipped, “When I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, ‘There’s no way I’m going to go shopping in a maternity aisle. I’m sorry—it’s too much fun to get dressed up. I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.
She said, “I’m hoping that we were able to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women”. Rihanna also added, “My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy?
The definition of sexy in Rihanna’s book is unmatched. The same can be proven with the fashion show for her lingerie brand. The mogul is the creative director and executive producer of the Savage X Fenty Show. The show paid a tribute to diversity and featured plus-sized models, older models, pregnant models as well as models with disabilities.
Her take on maternity dressing is similar, breaking all societal constraints. Rihanna said in an interview with a leading fashion magazine, “When women get pregnant, society tends to make it feel like you hide, hide your sexy, and that you’re not sexy right now [but] you’ll get back there and I don’t believe in that s***.
She added, “So I’m trying stuff that I might not have even had the confidence to try before I was pregnant. The strappiest, the thinnest, and the more cut-outs the better for me.
Rihanna’s Pregnancy Wardrobe
Commenting on her pregnancy wardrobe, Rihanna spoke to a leading entertainment magazine, she said, “(Pregnancy’s) a long nine to 10 months. You have to enjoy it.” The singer also added, “Fashion is one of my favorite things, so, you know, we’re defying what it even means to be pregnant and maternal. It can get uncomfortable at times and so you can dress the part and pretend.”
The singer made heads turn when she headed to a beach in Barbados where she picked a red and orange sequin bikini top paired with a low-slung sequin wrap skirt. She is accessorized with silver body jewellery and layers of silver necklaces.
Rihanna was also photographed stepping out in Barbados with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky. For her day out, she picked a strappy black Dundas minidress and gold sandals.
Early in April, the business mogul was also photographed out and about in West Hollywood in loose pale pink jeans, a pink bustier, and a bright pink fox shawl. She accessorized her look with a diamond necklace and matching diamond earrings.
The singer also attended Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Oscars after party at Chateau Marmont. For the evening look, she was seen in a flowing sheer black jumpsuit by Valentino, a black bandeau, white sneakers and white gold earrings.
The singer has always stormed the red carpet at the Met Gala creating some of the biggest fashion moments in the history of Met. However, this year the singer was not present at the event due to her pregnancy. To pay a tribute to the singer, a marble statue of Rihanna was enshrined at the Met Museum. The statue has the same pose as Rihanna on the cover of a leading fashion magazine.
The singer later tweeted a picture of her marble statue. Captioning the post, she wrote, “shut down the met in marble! what’s more gilded than that? Lol! Thank you @metmuseum and @voguemagazine for this historic tribute! y’all bad for this one!
Rihanna is ready to take on motherhood
The mogul is all set to embrace motherhood as a new chapter in her life. Rihanna and her boyfriend recently threw a rave-themed baby shower at Hollywood Studio. The event followed a neon dress code and filming and photography were banned.
The artist spoke about how balancing work and motherhood could be challenging for her in an interview. She said, ‘Still, I have businesses that aren’t going to run themselves. My mum handled the three of us with not even close to the amount of resources that I have, so I can absolutely do it. What does it looks like? I’m not sure.’
In a recent interview with a fashion magazine, the singer also opened up about the parts of pregnancy that scare her, namely postpartum depression. She candidly said, “Will I feel out of control emotionally? Those are the stories I hear from other women that scare me.
When it comes to her birth plans, the first-time mother may not be able to have her friends and family around due to Covid-19 restrictions. But the billionaire quipped that she “may hire a party bus” to park outside.