elle– Rihanna hasn’t let the ongoing coronavirus pandemic stop her from dressing up. The singer was photographed going to Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica on Sunday night, and she wore the most statement of early spring statement outfits.
RiRi went out in a leopard coat, printed red midi dress, and heels. She accessorized with necklaces, a baseball cap, and a matching red Fendi bag, because why not? She finished the look off with a black mask, as one should, given California’s mask mandate and the ongoing COVID-19 threat.
Rihanna hasn’t given any big interviews this year, but last March, she spoke to British Vogue about how nervous she gets before stepping out for any red carpet event, despite her status as a beloved style icon and one of the industry’s biggest forces.
“Oh, I’m nervous before even getting in the car to go to something,” she said. “It can be devastating. And when I pull up to the red carpet, I’m like…” she imitated crisis breathing to the outlet. “Are you kidding me? I left the Grammys one time [in 2016]. Left! In the middle of my hair and make-up. My hair half up, half of my lash on…”
Rihanna had been slated to perform “Kiss It Better” on the show but then said she needed to leave because of voice issues; the reality is, anxiety stopped her. “Being on camera, being in a room full of celebrities is still not normal for me, by the way,” she said.