The new range is not a complete surprise to fans of the singer as she had said to Ryan Seacrest in March this year that she was hoping to get involved with her own line of fashion. She has also been spotted by an eagle-eyed photographer in February when she was leaving River Island’s London headquarters.
River Island seem very pleased indeed to have secured the services of the singer and their chief executive said today: ‘Rihanna is a style icon, from street to chic she enjoys her fashion. As soon as we started to work together we knew this was a perfect fit.
‘Rihanna will be designing the collection and we will be sharing our fashion experience with her to develop a range her fans will love.’
Rihanna is well-known for showing plenty of flesh with her outfits and we wonder what we can look forward to with the new River Island range. Whatever clothing is going to be available there will be a wait as the new range is not expected to go on sale until Spring 2013.
Rihanna herself also seems pleased with the new clothing deal saying: ‘I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me.
‘I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.’
The smart money so far is on a name like RiRi for the new range as it would nicely mix in the singer’s nickname with the initials of the company.
Uma has been going out with the financier since 2007 although the couple did have a break around 2009 for a while. It is Uma’s 3rd child as she already has 2 children,13-year-old Maya Ray and 10-year-old Levon Roan, with her ex-husband Ethan Hawke.
We guess that Arpad can’t be too jealous that Uma already has 2 children with a hot looking man as he has 2 previous children himself with a hot looking woman, supermodel Elle Macpherson, aka ‘The Body.’
The 42-year old is clearly a very well organised woman and celebrated the baby’s arrival with a special pink elephant themed baby shower at their New York home back in May.
A source close to the couple said that although the baby was a bit of a surprise they were both really thrilled about the prospect of a new arrival together.
Not surprisingly for such a stunning looking woman Uma started off as a model before she moved into acting. It is certainly not a case though of just being hired for her looks as she has covered a wide range of dramatic and action roles in her career. She won a Golden Globe for her role in Hysterical Blindness and was nominated for an Academy Award for her part in the brilliant Pulp Fiction.