The evening gown wasn’t as flashy as Rihanna’s dazzling neon yellow set. The new mom was photographed at Nobu in downtown New York, pairing her bold red lip color and new bangs with a striking blonde Balenciaga set. She wears dark sunglasses, as you usually do when you want to avoid the flash of the paparazzi, and your outfit is as bright as your clothes.
Rihanna has yet to give an interview since then welcome her son with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky in May, but she spoke in April about the impact she imagines her child has on her. “[I know] they will teach me more than I can teach them,” she said. “And I want them to do that. I want to see who they are in the world, who they become. Because I’m just here to keep them on the track — a passenger as well as a driver. “
She said that she and Rocky had no intention of having a gender reveal party or anything. “When we’re ready to tell the world, we’ll just tell them,” she said.
She added that she feels encouraged to say yes as much as possible during her pregnancy. “I think now I even say yes to more because I know it’s going to be different on the other side of this,” she said. “At first, I expected some miraculous change, but really I am still myself. No dials have been rejected”.
Alyssa Bailey is senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royalty (especially Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at In style and Around the world. When she’s not working, she enjoys running around Central Park, getting people to take #ootd photos of her, and exploring New York City.