December 17th, 2008
Best of 2008, Celebrity Style, Rihanna
And the Winners Are…Rihanna & Common for Most Fashionable of 2008
By Claire
Um, y’all are a hot mess.

The rules clearly stated that Rihanna was ineligible. But you made your opinions known, and the power of the people prevailed. Who am I to argue?
It looks like Rihanna is yet again Fashionista of the Year, coming in first place with 44.3% of the Fashion Bomb vote:


How did this Chic Queen manage to prevail for both 2007 AND 2008?? You guys said, “It seems that she stepped her game up even MORE in 2008, so I have to give it to her. I will give honorable mention to Cassie though. But RiRi Reigns.” “Rihanna hands down, she was better than last year and better than all these girls put together, they need to learn a thing or two from her

“…I’m not a fan of Rihanna, but props need to be given where props are due…she definitely held it down fashionably in 2008. She is a trendsetter and I can see her holding down the title of fashionista for a while.” “Hands down Rihanna wins. She has so many more hits than misses and everyone is finding themselves “inspired” by her style choices...”

I feel you! This year I wanted to usher in some new fashion royalty, but it was not meant to be. We may not bump her songs, but in the style realm, Rihanna still holds the #1 spot. Whether lunching at Da Silvanos or hitting up a red carpet event, this young popstar exudes style in everything from strapless dresses with accents of animal print to corsets worn with jodhpur pants. It’s obvious–this Caribbean Queen wears fashion down to her fingernails.
And we love it!
For the men, there wasn’t as much of an upset, and rapper Common took the title home in a landslide with 39.9% of the vote:

Neither of the Fashion Bomb’s two male readers gave any insight as to why, but I’m sure it has everything to do with Common’s cool aesthetic and mean suit game.
So that does it for the Most Fashionable in ’08. Stay tuned for even more end of the year fabulousness!

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5 Responses to “And the Winners Are…Rihanna & Common for Most Fashionable of 2008”

  1. LaTanya says:

    I love the pics your chose for Rihanna’s win. Everything she wears is so fly!!! I can only imagine her closet. I’d wear everything. I’m glad she won again…she deserves to.

  2. Anansi says:

    Rihanna is always eligible for anything fashion wise… the others honestly don’t deserve to be in the same zip code much less sentence. Our Caribbean Queen forever!

  3. HillerieCamille says:

    She had to get the title. There might have been a riot if she didn’t win. I’m still trying to find anything I can about that Gucci sweater she had in in the Septemberish issue of Essence. That sweater was hot to death. Please let me know where it is or something like it. She rocked that look with the leggings and boots so tuff she could have won 08 fashionista with that alone!

  4. Lish says:

    i have a question. why wasnt andre 3000 up for a nomination??

  5. [...] of the Year. Though Rihanna has dominated the past few years, snatching the title in 2007, 2008, 2009, AND 2010, it seems this year she’s got just a little competition. Let’s see who [...]

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