In the era when people will do anything and everything to be noticed, Rihanna’s half time show last Sunday was the perfect antidote. No fancy dance moves or crazy props, just the hits and a deep, commanding stare into the camera. The fact that she is expecting her second child in less than two years and has 100 million people watching her, was a mere afterthought. She was there for herself. To honor the work she’s put in over 18 years to get on that stage. It was pure, unapologetic confidence in who and where she is in life.
The icing on Rihanna’s confidence cake was her monochromatic red ensemble. The color choice seemed deliberate, as it historically represents courage, vigor and love. Her outfit was bold, and you may not have even liked the overall look, but SHE did, and she fully committed. Her bright Alaïa puffer jacket and cherry red Loewe jumpsuit commanded the eye just like her mesmerizing stares into the crowd. The crimson bustier atop her jumpsuit invoked a Greco-Roman bust, hugging her body like a superhero’s chest plate. Simultaneously strong and feminine.
Ultimately, what made the performance memorable was Rihanna’s display of confidence. A moving, real-time model of everything a modern woman can be.
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