SHE x We Are Handsome
Rihanna wears swimsuits from the brand, We Are Handsome:
For this week’s installment of Vintage RiRi, we will be doing something a bit different. Normally, we present you with a candid look from the past or an in-depth look at one of her previous editorial shoots. However, this post will set the precedent for a new, special series of posts within the Vintage RiRi section! Rihanna has adopted the term “SHE” as a title to reference herself. In light of that, these special posts will take you back to some of the designers and brands that she’s worn repeatedly throughout the years. So, without further ado, we will highlight one of these brands: We Are Handsome.
WE ARE HANDSOME is an Australian brand founded in 2009 by Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers. They are renowned for pioneering digital print swimwear.
Rihanna was first spotted in this brand back in December of 2010. During her annual winter vacation to Barbados that year, she debuted the We Are Handsome Amazon Panther Swimsuit. The deep scooped back and medium leg arch that are key elements of this suit, are reminiscent of silhouettes from the 1970’s. You can purchase one for you own swimsuit collection at the link below for AUD $219.00.
Purchase: We Are Handsome Amazon Panther One Piece
During another trip to Barbados in August of the following year (2011), Rihanna donned the We Are Handsome brand yet again! This time, however, the piece was completely custom! Rihanna came to the duo and asked if they might design her a custom piece. Her request was that they put her idol, Bob Marley on a suit in true We Are Handsome style. During her tour and visit to Sydney in March, she invited Jeremy and Indhra to her concert where they presented her with the swimsuit. The suit was also featured in the video for Rihanna’s single, “Cheers (Drink to That)”. Rihanna complimented the suit with translucent sunglasses designed by Michael Kors.
Rihanna didn’t forget about We Are Handsome in 2012 either! Here, we take you back to a look we’ve covered before in Rihanna’s Closet. This is the We Are Handsome The Secret Garden Zipsuit she wore in August. It was said to be one of the brand’s favorite pieces from their Romantic Collection. If you look closely the suit has hidden images of puppies all through it. A little known fact is that many of the puppies are those of Jeremy and Indhra’s friends and families –making the print very personal to them.
Rihanna wore this scoop neck swimsuit in August of that year and it was one of the looks in her shoot as the face of Barbados Tourism. You can read up on the rest of the looks from the Barbados Tourism photoshoot (here). This suit is unfortunately, sold out now. Rihanna finished this look with Converse Low Top Sneakers in Cream.
Shop: We Are Handsome Swimwear