Rihanna and Azealia Banks wear the Egyptian trend at the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 in London, England.
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This weekend, the London borough of Hackney played host to a major two-day music extravaganza put on by BBC Radio 1. The festival, cleverly titled Hackney Weekend *WINK*, attracted music heavy-weights (like Rihanna) and rookies alike (enter Miss Azealia Banks), not to mention a sea of well-clad concert-goers which obviously included the two aforementioned fashionistas. Serendipitously, both Ri and Banks opted for the growing Egyptian trend this weekend, but we want to know who you think wore this look best.
Illuminati rumors be damned, Rihanna and Azealia took Hackney Weekend on wielding evil eyes and pyramids but each with their own personal spin. Rihanna paired black denim cut-offs (ever the festival staple) layered over sheer bike shorts with an oversized symmetrical leopard print tee, but it’s her leather motorcycle jacket that is the real focal point here. For her performance, she stepped out from a golden triangle in this jacket emblazoned with gold mirrored ankh crosses along the placket and two giant Eye of Horus symbols on the shoulders. She finished off her outfit with a pair of brand new Air Yeezy 2 sneakers which ALSO have hieroglyphics along the cross-strap and on the tongue. #attentiontodetail
Meanwhile, Azealia wore a long-sleeved maxi dress from the Spring/Summer 2012 Topshop Unique collection. The dress features a Keith Haring-esque Eye of Providence/all-seeing eye graphic across the chest and gradually thickening stripes along the sleeves and skirt. Banks accessorized with some heavy metal studded chokers and what look like purple plastic rainboots. This is a totally different take than Rihanna’s, for sure, but you tell us: who wore it best?