Star Spotting: Rihanna, Covered In Flowers From Head To Toe

(Credit: Richie Buxo / Splash News)

(Credit: Richie Buxo / Splash News)

Let's all take a moment and applaud Rihanna for managing to look cute wearing a floral Laura Ashleyish print dress that looks like it could have graced "The Golden Girls'" lanai chaise lounge circa 1987. Right??

Rihanna was spotted in the long flowery dress, flawless makeup and violet nail polish (love!) at her book signing at the Fifth Avenue Barnes & Noble in New York City yesterday. Rihanna's having a great fall season! The Barbados native's anxiously awaited fifth album, Loud, is due out on Nov. 16, and she can now add author to her growing résumé!

Rihanna's new coffee-table book, "Rihanna: Rihanna" features behind-the-scenes photos from her first solo tour. Rihanna's book was created in collaboration with artistic director Simon Henwood and came out yesterday in both paperback and hardback.

We think an impending book launch is an acceptable reason for her to skip jaunting halfway around the world to India for Katy Perry and Russell Brand's wedding.

Good for YOU, Rihanna. You're the "Only Girl (in the World)" who could pair that fire-engine red hair with a long floral dress and manage to still look like you belong in that ensemble.

Are you going to read Rihanna's book? Tell us in the comments!