It’s a cold Friday in Paris, so I’m staying inside!
Thankfully there are lots of Mail Bombs on tap–let’s go!
First up, Maggie says, “I love Rihanna’s jacket in the picture below!”

Rihanna leather Jacket oversized Collar Rick Owens

“…Do you know who designs it?”

According to several sources, Rih is wearing this Rick Owens’ $3,839 Shearling Peplum Jacket:

Rihanna leather Jacket oversized Collar Rick Owens

The asymmetrical oversized collar jacket is quite a splurge, but you can get Rihanna’s whole look for less here.

Stephanie was totally in love with Ashanti’s pink feathered dress:

Ashanti Pink Feather Dress

She says, “I have been searching since last week for the designer of the dress Ashanti wore to the Empire State building lighting in New York. I thought she looked very beautiful. Can someone please help find the designer of this pink feathered hem dress??”
Hey Stephanie! Industrious reader Martha found that Ashanti is wearing this $310 Notte by Marchesa Strapless silk-georgette dress:

Ashanti Pink Strapless Feather Floral Trim Dress

If you just love the silhouette and don’t mind going for a different color, we did find a few more affordable options in black:

Good luck!

Tanise says, “I have been looking for boots similar to these for some time now, but can only find clunky ones.”

Lala's Black Riding Boots

“… Would love to find this exact pair or a similar alternative.”
Sure! Here are some high and low priced options:

Pssst, get Lala’s complete look for less here.

Next, in a Male Mail Bomb, Ernest says, “I’m e-mailing you today regarding a few pairs of shades…I’m looking for the shades Trey Songz and Fabolous were wearing in the new Trey Songz video “Say Ahh…”

Fabolous Trey Songz Sunglasses

“…Please help me if you can…. “

Of course! We did a quick search and found that Fabolous is wearing this pair of $180 Double Down NYC EightyFourSeries Blue Shades:

Fabolous Blue Sunglasses Trey Songz Video

And it looks like Trey might be wearing these $400 Marc Jacobs Sunglasses from

Trey Songz Marc Jacobs Sunglasses

Hope that was helpful!

Now for some wardrobe queries!

Alicia from Brooklyn says, “I need some help!  My friend’s wedding is coming up next month in the beautiful country of Trinidad and Tobago and it’s an African themed wedding.  Could you give me some tips on what to wear to the wedding without breaking the bank? I would really appreciate it!  Thank you so much!!”

For weddings, I always love to wear cute dresses! And since you’re going to the Caribbean, you can still flaunt strapless or sleeveless styles. Check out these cute options with ethnic prints and vibrant colors:

Next, Adora says, “I have a date to the Ballet here in Boston. The last time I went to the ballet I was a kid, so I got away with wearing whatever. Now as an adult I have no clue what to wear. I love dresses, skirts and more edgy fashion. I want to still look sexy and young (I am only 22) but appropriately dressed! Could you please help with some outfit options?”
For the ballet, I would play with the idea of a tutu, rocking an age appropriate dress or skirt with a layered hem paired with a grown up blazer or cardigan. Add a little sauce with a cute heel and shimmering clutch. Here are a few ideas:

Lastly, my homegirl over at A Belle in Brooklyn ( was looking for a black leather jacket that was under $350. We found the following for ya!

That does it for today!
Have great weekends!

13 thoughts on “Mail Bombs : Rihanna’s Rick Owens Leather Jacket, Trey Songz and Fabolous’ Sunglasses, and What to Wear to the Ballet!”

  1. Thanks Claire! I actually found the original LaLa post after I sent the email (lol) and ordered the one’s from Torrid. I’ll checkout the other’s if those don’t work out.


    P.S. Rihanna’s jacket is the BIZNESS!

  2. You’ve inspired me to get a cool, updated leather jacket to my more work appropriate one that I invested in years ago! Thanks!

  3. hi there can you kindly help me find the jackect, tray songs had on. on the ‘yesterday’ video set with toni braxton thanks for your help

  4. Could you please tell me what leather jacket Trey songz is wearing in the ‘Say aah’ video?? Or a jacket that looks like that one.

    Thank you!!

  5. Hello, do you know where you can get the hat from that Trey Songz is wearing in the Say Ahh video?

    Thank you!!

  6. At Trey Songz benefit concert ‘Angels with Hearts’ which took place just last month, he came on the second half wearing this amazing looking leather bomber jacket. Any idea who the designer is? Thanks!

  7. what kind of sunglasses does Trey Songz have on in “Sex aint better than love” video

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