Today we get to see first pics of Rihanna from the set of her new music video for Princess of China. The single is Rihanna’s collaboration with Coldplay and is featured on their Mylo Xyloto album. She has tweeted a string of photos showing her new look as what she describes as, “gangsta goth geisha”. Ri-Ri is no stranger to a makeover, we have seen her style completely transform over the years. Most recently she became a platinum blonde. Today she has shiny black hair and has undergone something of an Eastern-inspired makeover. Check out the pics she put up herself.
She has described the look as “gangsta goth geisha” and I think she has got that unique look spot on in a strapless black column dress with a wide obi-belt and a thigh-high split, complete with scary long nails. We also have a close-up look at her striking geisha girl sculptural hair and makeup. In oriental-themed headgear she is also flipping that middle finger (perhaps a homage to Adele or M.I.A who made this non-news famous a few weeks ago.)
I’m excited to see this video now because I can’t quite imagine how Chris Martin is going to fit into this gangsta geisha look. Hmm….