Rihanna’s album leaked, #BalmainKids’ $9000 dress and other news you may have missed this week

29 January 2016

WORDS BY Fashion Quarterly New Zealand

Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Kate Moss, Balmain Kids

Rihanna released a new album, Mariah Carey is engaged, your kids can soon be suited and booted in Balmain. FQ gives you the lowdown on all the latest fashion, beauty and celebrity news you may have missed this week.


Supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Lara Stone, Karlie Kloss, Karen Elson, Jourdan Dunn, Mariacarla Boscono and Anna Ewers star in an elaborate new campaign as  The Seven Deadly Sins of Edward Enninful, to celebrate the legendary fashion stylist’s 25th year in the fashion industry.

The film, which is sponsored by Beats by Dre, is directed by British photographer and founder of Show Studio, Nick Knight. It will premiere in Times Square, New York City on January 29.

Enninful has been teasing the campaign via his Instagram account saying: ‘‘Seven sins, seven colors, seven sounds and eight muses (gluttony required two).”

The British-born stylist is currently the fashion and style director at W magazine and has worked for iconic fashion titles including US Vogue, i-D magazine and Vogue Italia.



We would never expect Mariah Carey to do things by halves. And when it came to her third engagement, the singer didn’t disappoint, receiving a 35-carat diamond ring from her Australian billionaire beau James Packer that is reportedly worth $10 million.

Designed by her good friend of 25 years Wilfredo Rosado, the ring took two weeks to make and is said to be the size of Kim Kardashian West’s and Beyoncé’s engagement rings combined.

“This was the most challenging piece of jewelry I’ve ever designed,” says Rosado. “I wanted to create the most gorgeous ring for my dear friend, but I also wanted to create the most stunning ring for one of the most iconic divas of our generation. I also wanted to make a ring that was perfect, in all the technical ways a ring should be. For me, it was super stressful. I didn’t want to fail her.”


Inspired by North West, Balmain Kids is set to be the hottest new label in luxury designer childrenswear. Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing is known for his long list of celebrity pals, including Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, and of course, Kim Kardashian West.

“I think I first thought about designing kidswear when I dressed North,” the 30-year-old designer says. “I had a conversation with Kim, and that was the beginning of how I really understood that the Balmain universe can also belong to kids.”

Prices for the line range from approx. $320 for a sleeveless T-shirt to an insane $9000 for a black embroidered dress.


After months of anticipation, Rihanna officially released her first single Work featuring rapper Drake, from her eighth-studio-album Anti, yesterday.

However, just hours after the single’s debut, the entire Anti album accidentally began streaming on Jay Z’s music app Tidal.

While the LP was quickly taken down from the streaming service, the Barbadian singer announced via Instagram that she would be giving the album away as a present to her fans, writing: “A gift to my navy! #ANTI is available right now!!!”

Tidal has now made the album officially available for purchase with all thirteen songs ready for download.

Photos: via Instagram

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