Straight from the “they’re just doing anything these days” files, Rihanna will star in a reality competition in search of talented designers to dress her. The singer will also be Executive Producer for the show, which will air on Britain’s Sky Living network. Rihanna will be heavily involved in the selection and evaluation of the designers, who are competiting for the chance to design an outfit for Rihanna’s Wireless performance in London’s Hyde Park in July 2012. From the channel’s website:

“The show will celebrate the extraordinary talent and creativity in the British fashion scene. With Rihanna, a fashion icon herself, and Nicola [Roberts, from the group Girls Aloud], who created her own Dainty Doll make-up range, at the helm, the show will recognise the increasing influence popstars have on mainstream trends.”

Of the upcoming show, Rihanna says “I’ve always had a great love of fashion. It’s a constant source of inspiration in my life, and is a big reason why I’ve grown into the person and artist I am today.”

Don’t get me wrong, the girl can wear some clothes…when she decides, on rare occasion, to get fully dressed. The thing is, most of the stuff she wears makes me squint my eyes and cock my head to the side — and not in a good way. When I read her called a “style icon” it makes me think that I don’t understand what the term “style icon” means. I’d love to watch a reality show that would give a peek into Rihanna’s day-to-day life, so if this show will include that I’ll be digging up episodes from across the pond. But is it just me or does the idea that Rihanna needs help getting dressed ring more true than the thought that she’s a fashion icon?



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