Rihanna has recently signed with The Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) to promote her hometown island of Barbados EXCLUSIVELY as a tourist destination. This union began at the Kensington Cricket Oval in Barbados on August 5, 2011. Of course, RihannaOverdose wasn’t around back then but because of the major public response to this campaign we’ve decided to give you a full-recap on the looks from her ad:
Jo De Mer
Here Rihanna wears an Agadir Lace Up Maillot one-piece suit from Jo De Mer that features a lace-up tie at the front. This Brazilian-made swimsuit is made of 85% polyamide and 15% elastane. Jo De Mer’s brand was founded by Amalia Spinardi, who is the former editor of Elle Brazil. These fashionable swimsuits have been seen on the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Julianne Moore, Naomi Campbell, and now Rihanna herself!
Tucker by Gaby Basora
Rihanna is wearing Gaby Basora’s line called “Tucker”. Pictured here, she has on a floral print stretch-silk crepe de chine bustier top and sea jean sailor pants from her Resort 2013 Collection. Gaby created the first Tucker blouse back in 2005 and her line was picked up by Barney’s first in 2006. Visit the links below to find out more information on Gaby’s line and purchase the pieces Rihanna wore above.
Adam Selman x Mel Ottenberg
Rihanna’s talented stylists Adam Selman and Mel Ottenberg work together frequently to put together many of her amazing looks. This Photoshoot was no exception, as she wears quite a few pieces from them. In the above photo Rihanna wore a canary yellow halter dress with a thigh-high split in the front.
Here, we again have another Adam Selman piece. This particular dress features a blending of blue, green, and yellow shades. It also has a thigh-high split on the right side.
Narnia Vintage | Jennifer Meyer
In the photo above Rihanna took a vintage route and wore a pretty white eyelet dress designed by Narnia Vintage. The brands shop recently changed their New York location from Manhattan to Williamsburg if you are in the area and would like to visit.
Rihanna also wore some nice jewelry designed from a favorite of hers, Jennifer Meyer. If you remember, just recently Jennifer created a gold plated necklace in honor of Rihanna’s late grandmother Clara Braithwaite (“Gran Gran Dolly”), that Rihanna’s worn several times this year. Here she has on a pair of her hammered gold hoop earrings and an expensive pendant necklace. This 18K yellow Gold & Diamond “Good Luck Charm” ball chain necklace features a spring ring clasp and a good luck charm pendant set with two white diamonds.
Kenzo | L★Space | Levi’s
In this next photo, Rihanna is pictured enjoying what Barbados has to offer by way of wildlife: horses! Here she has on a unique hat from Kenzo’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. Her cut-off denim shorts are from Levi. The bikini she is wearing is from another brand you may recognize from her recent trip to Barbados in December of last year: L★Space. The “Hippie Chic” bikini is a classic with a modern edge. It features a tie in the front with six back straps. This suit is fully lined and made in the USA with 80% Nylon and 20% Spandex.
Purchase: L★Space Hippie Chic Bikini
Take a look: Kenzo’s Spring/Summer 2012 Men’s Collection
On a side note, If you’re thinking about visiting Barbados you’ll be excited to know that they offer guided horseback trail riding tours and hikes along the island.
We Are Handsome
Here Rihanna wears another lovely swimsuit. This time, the designs are from the brand, We Are Handsome. This eye catching one-piece floral print swimsuit features a scoop neck with a low scooped rear and cross over straps ; aptly called, The Secret Garden. This item is made of 16% elastomeric and 84% polyester.
You’re sure to love this suit from We Are Handsome’s romantic collection, so snag it at the link provided below!
Purchase: We Are Handsome TSG Swimsuit
Matthew Zink | BDG
Last but certainly not least, we have Rihanna pictured above in what might be my favorite look out of the bunch! Here Rihanna is wearing one of her favorite bikini designers, Matthew Zink. The line “Charlie” is the vision of the New York based designer. She opted for his Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Jane Bikini in a teal color. This italian-made palm cross back twist Bandeau Bikini has removable pads. and an adjustable tie back on the bandeau top. It is fully lined and made of Nylon and Lycra. Be sure to take a look at our rundown of the Charlie by Matthew Zink pieces Rihanna wore on her winter trip to Barbados this past December (here)
The tie-dye yellow shorts Rihanna complimented her bikini with are from BDG. These high-rise cheeky shorts could initially be found at Urban Outfitters but is now unavailable. Keep checking back at the link below for when that changes.
Purchase: Charlie by MZ Jane Bikini ★currently 40% off!
Awaiting Availability: BDG Cheeky Shorts
Now that you’ve got the complete recap on everything she wore be sure to watch her ad and even visit the site for more info! Here’s what Rihanna had to say about her beloved hometown:
“Barbados is a place like no other and one of the reasons for this is the spirit and national pride of our people. I want each and every visitor to this beautiful island to experience what makes this destination different from all others and that is the spirit and warmth of my fellow Barbadians.”
• Images via Rihanna-Diva