Mel Ottenberg talks Rihanna’s ‘ravenous appetite” for fashion

Mel Ottenberg, the man behind the singer’s fantastic fashion, opens up about their tight relationship and creating custom looks. In the intersecting spheres of fashion and music, who yields more influence than Rihanna? The 28-year-old singer, whose forward-thinking and fearless approach to style nabbed her the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Icon Award…

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Sledgehammer director talks creating the year’s most epic music video

BILLBOARD: Award-winning music video director and filmmaker Floria Sigismondi has created the first-ever music video shot entirely in IMAX for Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer.” Written by Sia and Rihanna, produced by Maavven for the forthcoming Star Trek Beyond film (out July 22), the otherworldly video can be viewed online (Vevo, YouTube, Tidal), but will also be screened in…

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Director talks about creating another world for Sledghammer video

V MAGAZINE: At 10am this morning, Rihanna released the music video for her new song “Sledgehammer” (watch above). A co-write with Sia, the track is the lead single from the soundtrack to Star Trek Beyond, out this Summer. Shot by legendary director and photographer Floria Sigismondi (who has created clips for the likes of David Bowie, Fionna Apple, P!nk, The White Stripes,…

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‘Sledgehammer’ video director explains Rihanna’s space witch character

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Floria Sigismondi has directed music videos for some of today’s biggest pop stars: Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Christina Aguilera. But she’s never shot a video like the one she directed for Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer,” from the movie Star Trek Beyond. The clip marks the first time a music video has been shot entirely in IMAX. (Adele’s…

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Sledgehammer director obsessed with Rihanna’s hands

VANITY FAIR: Rihanna’s latest musical offering—the single “Sledgehammer,” from the soundtrack to the upcoming Star Trek Beyond—was released on Monday, and, days later, we have been gifted with a striking, visually arresting music video for the track, which features Rihanna (dressed in a red robe, and adorned with face markings) in an intergalactic setting, controlling the…

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Adam Lambert praises Rihanna’s concert: “I was floored”

Adam Lambert, the For Your Entertainment hitmaker, recently caught the ‘Diamonds’ singer’s show in Detroit and admits her singing skills blew him away. Speaking to Laura Whitmore for The Hot Desk, he said: “I like Rihanna‘s Instagram page because she’s so fun to look at. She’s so gorgeous. I went to her concert in Detroit a couple…

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