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How Rihanna Won New York Fashion Week Without Going To A Single Show

When you think about who the reigning Queen of Fashion is, who comes to mind? For me, it's Rihanna, and if you try to fight me on that, I will talk your ear off for 48 hours straight no problem. As a fashion and Rihanna fan who lives in NYC, the prospect of Her RIH-ness gracing New York Fashion Week is pretty much the best motivation for getting out of bed every morning. Unfortunately, this NYFW season Rihanna did not show up at a single show (not even one!), and she's already in Los Angeles as I type. Even still, Rih managed to win the week. Here's how.

  • She kicked off NYFW with a bang. And a big party.
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    A torrential downpour didn't stop Rihanna from throwing a dinner and a giant block party in the middle of Manhattan for the kick-off of Fashion Week. All the biggest superstars were there—Kim and Kanye, Joe and Gigi, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell—and there were even performances from Young Thug and Travi$ Scott. You'd think that would mean she'd go to at least one show, but...nope.

  • She pulled off a dress over pants.
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    In my opinion, this is an accomplish in and of itself.

  • She truly brought her fashion to the streets (/parks) of New York.

    Her Stance models gave away CASES of her brand new sock design collab in the middle of Washington Square Park. I did not make it in time. :(

  • Her perfume truck was everywhere.
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    On her way to the Christian Siriano show, Maeve Keirans spotted the RiRi truck and obviously stocked up on our favorite Bad Gal's newest scent.

  • And oh, was she generous.

    Maeve secured many samples so that we could all smell like queens. ?

  • She made bank.

    Who else is selling out of products during Fashion Week? Anyone you've ever heard of? Nahhhhhh. Bow in the presence of greatness.

  • And now, she's just chilling in sweatpants.
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    In other words, she is living the dream (/my dream) right now.