Get Rihanna’s “Rockstar 101” jewelry designed by Fannie Schiavoni

June 21, 2010
By Sheryl Blasnik

Rihanna Video

Pop singing sensation RIHANNA has turned from a little girl growing up in Barbardos to an American fashion icon.  When it comes to her music and her fashion she is fearless, never afraid to step out of bounds and push the limits. She has choreographed a life that has landed her on People Magazine’s list of 10 Best Dressed Stars of 2008.  Last year Rihanna ranked number seventeen on Glamour Magazine’s 50 Most Glamorous Women of 2009.  This Grammy winning artist has graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines both in the US and internationally including the July 2010 issue of Elle.

(RIHANNA GRACES THE JULY COVER OF ELLE MAGAZINE – THE FASHION BREAKDOWN)

The celebrity and editorial stylist who has guided Rihanna in her sartorial choices is Mariel Haenn.  When it comes to collaborating with the pop diva “It’s all about being edgy and pushing the envelope.” Mariel remarked.

In her recent music video titled Rockstar 101, which premiered on May 25, 2010, Rihanna called upon London-based Swedish designer Fannie Schiavoni to custom design some exclusive pieces for her to wear over black body paint.  In a total of eight different scenes she is seen wrapped in heavy metal body chains. When asked about working with Rihanna on the Rockstar 101 video Schiavoni said “I discussed ideas with Rihanna and her stylist Mariel Haenn the day before the shoot and then I went to my hotel in LA and made everything that night. The next day was the video shoot and I literally chained Rihanna into everything piece by piece.  It could have been awkward seeing she was almost naked when I fitted her, but Rihanna was really cool and relaxed about it all so we just had fun with it.

Born in Sweden, Fannie Schiavoni moved to London when she was 18 to study tailoring. She later progressed to the BA Fashion Design Technology course at London College of Fashion and did a number of internships alongside her studies for designers such as Hussein Chalayan, Giles Deacon and Julien Macdonald.

Her background in tailoring created a passion for handcraft and attention to detail. This is reflected in her accessories pieces, which are hand crafted and constructed by Fannie in her London studio.

Recently she was awarded the NEWGEN sponsorship from the British Fashion Council for her work.  This honor includes a studio and space at London Fashion week, as well as entry to both Paris and New York Fashion Week.

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Taking notice of this emerging designer Barneys NY has purchased pieces from Fannie’s Autumn/Winter 2010 collection.  The chains retail from about $200 up to $375.  Barneys flagship store is located at 660 Madison Avenue.

The collection can also be purchased online at the following retailers:

bonvintageshop.com

ninaandlola.com

notjustalabel.com

Do you think Rihanna has had an impact on fashion?  COMMENT below…..  Let us know what you think.

PHOTOS:  FannieSchiavoni.com

Sheryl Blasnik

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