Vanessa White vs. Rihanna in Rihanna x River Island

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Rihanna’s collection for highstreet retailer River Island might not have impressed fashion editors but it gained approval from others as fans of the star were quick to snap up pieces. Lately, it seems the collection has made it into the wardrobes of a few celebs too.

Last month, Vanessa White from The Saturdays was seen wearing a pair of cutout leather booties by ‘Rihanna x River Island’. Vanessa’s outfit, as the girl band answered a photocall at the top of the Empire State Building, consisted of a textural mash-up. She sported a Lazy Oaf Hearts crop top along with a long, black  fur coat and leather skirt. The look was polished off with latest celeb-trend of hoop earrings and red lippy.

It seems that even Rihanna fell head over heels for her own design. The We found love singer wore the same booties out and about in New York and paired them with black skinny pants, a white high-low tunic and statement jewellery  She also added a snapback hat- a casual touch that I totally adore.

BLACK RIHANNA CUT OUT SHOE BOOTSDo you want to get Riri’s booties? Unfortunately, the black Rihanna Cut Out Shoe Boots is sold out but why not take it a step further in this Camilla Skovgaard Ankle boots (£390) or keep it under budget with this Texas leather shoe boots from ASOS (£79). Get Rihanna’s top to toe look with a T by Alexander Wang Habotai Cross Front Tunic (£240)  and Dorothy Perkins Black Skinny Jeans (£15). Don’t forget to add a cap for a ‘cool’ streetstyle effect!

So, who wore Rihanna’s design better? Although Vanessa’s look is a good effort, I don’t feel that all the elements work together. Rihanna definitely knows her own style and I give my vote to her. Mixing casual with chic is what she does best. Do you agree that it’s Rihanna who rocked these River Island booties? Let us know by voting.


Photos courtesy of riverisland,perezhilton

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