by Lindsay MacAdam
1. The All Nighter Styling Powder
Perfect for Rihanna’s short and always chic ‘do, this all-natural, oil-absorbing powder will help her blow-out last an extra day.
Available at www.stylingpowder.com.
2. Rinascimento Blazer
The bold shoulders, satin finish and pink lining make this blazer a standout piece and an instant wardrobe classic.
Available at Mendocino, 131 Bloor Street West, Toronto
3. The Convert by C1RCA Select x Skate4Cancer
When she’s not dressed up for a concert or an awards show, this hip hop princess is often spotted keeping it casual in skinnies, a hoodie and a colourful pair of high-top sneakers. These mint green kicks are not only cute, but they also support an incredible cause, with all proceeds going to Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital.
*(They’re not available until February, so if you’re not Rihanna, you’d better get your name on a pre-order list pronto.)
Available in finer skate shops and boutiques on February 1, 2010.
4. Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai Academy
Learning to defend yourself against stalkers and abusive boyfriends alike can actually be fun if you sign up for group classes at this workout hot spot. Added bonus: burning hundreds of calories and achieving a stage-ready bod.
610 Queen Street West, 3rd floor, Toronto. A new uptown location will be opening on December 14th.
Holiday Special (available in December only): 10-class pass for $99.
She’ll be ready for a trip back to her native Barbados with this colourful cutout swimsuit from Shan’s Barbarella collection. It’s perfect for ladies with killer curves and nothing to hide.
Shan Boutique, 38 Avenue Road, Toronto.
6. Matt & Nat Cross-Body Bag
The zipper detail adds a rocker edge to this eco-friendly, vegan purse. It’s small enough for a night out on the town and big enough to hold all the necessities: phone, cash, cards, powder, lip gloss—check!
Available at Browns Shoes, 110 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
7. Kat Von D Solid Perfume Ring
Whether she’s feeling naughty or nice, this rocker chic, tattoo-inspired flower ring can carry either one of Kat’s two signature fragrances to suit her current mood.
Available at all Sephora locations and online at www.sephora.com.
8. Ark & Co. Dress
With a diagonal zipper and gold hardware galore, Rihanna can hit the stage in style in this strapless, body-conscious mini dress.
Available at Mendocino, 131 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
9. Celebutante Personal Stylist Makeup Kit
Rihanna can create her own red carpet look on the go with this portable set that includes all the right tools and tips.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart beauty boutiques, Sephora, Murale and Holt Renfrew on Bloor.
10. CFDA’s American Fashion Cookbook, texts by Lisa Marsh, foreword by Martha Stewart
The girl loves her couture. With months until the fall 2010 collections start showing, she can bide time by getting her fashion fix in the kitchen, with this cookbook featuring recipes and original illustrations by more than 100 American designers. Strap on your fiercest apron, RiRi!
Available at any Assouline boutique or store corner or at www.assouline.com.
11. Beyonce’s “I AM…SASHA FIERCE”
Aside from being tight with Beyonce’s hubby Jay-Z, Rihanna has publicly stated her admiration for pop queen Beyonce. B’s new album, “I AM…SASHA FIERCE” is unstoppable, including the hit singles “Single Ladies”, “Halo”, “If I Were A Boy” and “Sweet Dreams”. The newly released deluxe version of “SASHA FIERCE” also includes the brand new smash single, “Video Phone”, featuring Lady GaGa! $19.99 http://www.beyonceonline.com/