Rihanna Broke the Oldest Style Rule in the Book at Her 35th Birthday Party


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As if Rihanna didn't have enough to celebrate at the moment, between a record-breaking halftime performance at the Super Bowl and a second baby on the way, she can add turning 35 to the list. Naturally, the singer-turned-entrepreneur didn't ring in another year as the world's favorite billionaire on the DL, at least not in the dressing department.

To mark the occasion, Rihanna was joined by A$AP Rocky, her best friend Melissa Forde, her brother, and more close friends and family at her go-to spot in L.A., Giorgio Baldi. She showed up in four-inch, crystal-covered Louboutins aptly named the Just Queen Sandals, an off-the-runway Bottega Veneta coat, vintage Gucci by Tom Ford accessories circa 2004 (sourced by the one and only Vintage by Misty), and a micro-mini look that defies fashion's oldest rule—never wear white after Labor Day. 

To clarify, we know that this particular style guideline is staler than the snacks we indulged in during the birthday girl's epic show last Sunday. But it still goes to show that Rihanna continues to play by her rules and her rules only. To see her entire birthday look (as well as A$AP Rocky's epic Loewe ensemble), keep on scrolling.


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On Rihanna: Bottega Veneta coat; vintage Dior top; vintage Gucci by Tom Ford bag; Christian Louboutin Just Queen Crystal Embellished Slide Sandal ($1295); custom XIV Karats ring

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.