Crop Over in Barbados is a summer essential to Rihanna, who attends every year to party in her homeland with the locals. Her outfit never disappoints, consistently showing true commitment to the carnival spirit in glitter and vibrant colour.
This year she veered away from her standard Crop Over look (typically a bejewelled, sequinned bikini), and opted for something different – a pink strapless mini dress covered in dramatic ostrich feathers. She accessorised with a pair of heels, sparkling statement earrings and bedazzled sunglasses.
Her hair was styled in Bantu knots and her make-up comprised vivid green eyeshadow with stick-on crystal embellishment. The musician, philanthropist and designer then joined the crowds for the Kadooment Day parade – which celebrates the end of Crop Over, a traditional harvest festival.
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Rihanna was born and raised in Barbados and in 2017 the street she grew up on in St Michael was renamed “Rihanna Drive”.
“If you can be there for Kadooment Day (the first Monday in August) you will experience the most amazing carnival ever,” Rihanna once told Conde Nast Traveller. “There are party trucks coming down the street, incredible live music and DJs. It’s one of those things everybody should try to experience.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.