Vixen Exclusive: Bravo’s ‘Fashion Queens’ Discuss Rihanna’s CFDA Award and Style Evolution

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Rihanna The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red CarpetRihanna The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet
Do any of her red carpet moments stick out in your mind?
Derek J: I know she wore this this deep plunging neckline [at the 2013 Grammys], and she had that had that toussled blonde hair. I thought she was absolutely stellar looking. She looked amazing, she was absolutely stunning and I loved that she walked the carpet and went straight to the stage and didn’t do a costume change or anything.
Who do you think she looked up to in terms of style as a kid?
Miss Lawrence: I could see a little Madonna; not the avant-garde Madonna or anything like that–the Madonna sexy chic side. I could totally see a little bit of Naomi [Campbell] there. I could see a little of Grace Jones with Rihanna’s more daring numbers that she’ll do.
If you had to employ her to help another celebrity with her style, who would it be?
Miss Lawrence: I don’t really want to go there because I think everyone has their own unique style in their divine right. I don’t want to put another artist with another artist to say she could help her out. What I will say is that up and coming entertainers and artists should take note of Rihanna and make sure they follow her path for inspiration.
Derek J: Rita Ora to me doesn’t have a personal style. Rita Ora looks like she is a very stylized person; meaning that her stylist is like, “Girl put this on, you gon’ look good, this is the hottest thing.”  I think she is an “It” girl and not understanding as and she feels like she has do the “it” things, too. She only had one good look and I think that was the 2014 Grammys.