Is Rihanna the new queen of NYC?

For Rihanna, it’s never too late for fashion inspiration.

Late one evening in New York last month, her longtime hairstylist, the mononymous Yusef, held out a coppery red extension, as bright as a new penny. RiRi was all over it.

“She was like, ‘Oh my God, we’ve got to do my hair like that!’ ” Yusef tells The Post.

Never mind that he didn’t have enough extensions for her whole head — this butterfly’s transformation could not wait. In the space of a few hours, Yusef dyed even more extensions, attached the chest-length strands and colored Rihanna’s roots to match.

The singer’s electric new ’do was papped at 3:30 a.m. as she entered a Soho recording studio — no doubt on her way to work on her hotly anticipated new album.

“It’s always, BOOM! ‘Let’s try this! Let’s try that!’ ” says Yusef. “It’s never something that I’m prepared for but I have to make it happen. I have to be on my toes all the time.”

Famously unpredictable, Robyn Rihanna Fenty keeps people guessing about everything from her locks to her love life. In the countdown to her eighth album, dubbed “#R8” on her Instagram (@badgalriri), the rumor mill is in overdrive. When does the record drop? Is she reinventing herself as a fashion-obsessed New Yorker? And how deep is her relationship with Real Madrid soccer star Karim Benzema?

Rob, as her closest friends call the Barbados-born beauty, hasn’t responded to the chatter (nor did her publicist for this story). A decade into her career, the 27-year-old has given up on privacy (“Do I even give a d - - k about that anymore?” she recently asked in V magazine) and wants to express herself creatively, with no boundaries. As she sings in “Bitch Better Have My Money,” the chart-climbing single from “#R8”: “I call the shots, shots, shots.”

And people are paying attention, big time: She boasts some 20 million Instagram followers and 47 million on Twitter, tracking her every sassy utterance and change of outfit.

There’s a lot to track on the RiRi runway. On a big night, she’ll switch her look three times. She’s been looking particularly glamorous of late, rocking a mix of designer get-ups — she was named the first black brand ambassador for Christian Dior in March — along with under-the-radar labels and streetwise gear.

Whether it’s the epic 55-pound yellow cape by couturier Guo Pei that she imported from Beijing for last month’s Met gala, or the cheeky gown emblazoned head-to-toe with the words “You will never own me” that she donned for a recent night out at Escuelita in Midtown, Rihanna is admired for her instinctive ability to make every single look her own.

“She leaves an element of mystery in her choices,” raves André Leon Talley, creative director for fashion at and a contributing editor to Vogue, which showcased the singer on the cover of this year’s special Met Ball issue. “She reinvented the red carpet … with that coat.”

Rihanna’s style doesn’t just influence how her fans dress — she also inspires designers like Jeremy Scott and Zac Posen.

She can take something completely theatrical and make it very casual, like ‘I’m just running errands!’ ” Scott — who’s known for dressing Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Madonna — tells The Post. “Unlike any of the other girls I work with, she has a nonchalance that is uniquely her own.” -MORE HERE NY POST

howtobook101 asked:

Did you see the details that went into the hair in ep 25!!!?????!!!!? There were different colored strands in the hair, and t changed in the light!!!! It was so beautiful!

So beautiful!  


silverlyy Tagged me inna bias selfie thing, so here we go, ayy x3~

This look was created by taking two strands of colored weave (as Wufan did) from my shelf and putting it on top of my head, topped with a hat.

I added in the peace sign to fit my style more; typical Kris stan

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little-strands-of-paradise reblogged this from jessehimself and added:

Love this post. Hate the way it’s written. The soldiers led the boycott, not Shaw. Albeit, he did refused to accept his wages which brought a sense of unity to his regiment but he died before the pay issue truly intensified. It was the soldiers themselves who believed they deserved to have equal pay with white soldiers. In fact, they became pioneers for more than just equal pay, but also for civil rights.

(Not only did Shaw directly fight for equality by leading a boycott to get higher wages for African-American soldiers (4).)


“Please contact the Massachusetts historical society for the correction on their historical facts and also the Civil War Trust and The Schiller Institute” if there are discrepancies in their wording of the situation.’

"Massachusetts Historical Society: 54th Regiment.” 2011. 25 Apr. 2013 <> 54th Massachusetts Regiment Shaw felt the way the men pictured above were treated to be unacceptable. He fought to help make their wages, uniforms, and supplies equal to that of white soldiers.

The question of pay to the volunteers became an important issue, even before the regiment’s departure from Boston on May 18. When Governor Andrew first proposed the idea to Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, Andrew was assured that the men would be paid, clothed, and treated in the same way as white troops. As the recruiting posters and newspaper advertisements stated, this included a state bounty and a monthly pay of $13. In July of 1863, an order was issued in Washington fixing the compensation of black soldiers at the laborers’ rate of $10 per month. This amount was offered on several occasions to the men of the 54th, but was continually refused. Governor Andrew and the Massachusetts legislature, feeling responsible for the $3 discrepancy in pay promised to the troops, passed an act in November of 1863 providing the difference from state funds. The men refused to accept this resolution, however, demanding that they receive full soldier pay from the federal government. It was not until September of 1864 that the men of the 54th received any compensation for their valiant efforts, finally receiving their full pay since the time of enlistment, totalling $170,000. (Footnote 7) Each soldier was paid a $50 bounty before leaving Camp Meigs and this is the extent of the bounty that many received. By a later law, $325 was paid to some men, however most families received no State aid. (Footnote 8)

“When he learned that black soldiers were to receive less pay than whites, Shaw led a boycott of all wages until the situation was changed”   

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The Schiller institute: 

“Over and over again, Shaw had to fight on behalf of his black soldiers, as his own Union Army did not want to sent them proper shoes, uniforms, weapons, etc. Shaw even helped to start a salary boycott when the Army broke its promise and paid the black soldiers only half of the pay that whites received. When desperate letters began to arrive from the families of the black troops explaining that they were facing financial hardships because of the pay boycott, Shaw organized fellow Abolitionists to send money to help maintain these families so that the boycott could continue.”