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Islandista Rihanna and Selita Ebanks hit the scene in recent days looking as hot as a Caribbean summer!

First Rihanna was at the London premier of Inglourious Basterds in a black Alexander McQueen jumpsuit. Now we are not real big on a lot of jumpsuits/playsuits out there – too many folks wear them badly and end up looking like either a mechanic or a baby with a disturbingly sexy onesie.

But of course Ri-ri rocked it out… with mounds of pearls, a dramatic pompadour, lace gloves ruby red lipstick and attituuuuude gyal!

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Looove her makeup with this outfit. Honestly, it helps make the outfit. Without that fantastic red lip and the little flicky eye-liner touch,  she would not have looked as dramatic and beautiful.

Show-stopping red was also the highlight of fellow islandista Selita Ebanks’ outfit at the opening the Guess store in Soho. Unlike Rihanna, who used the red to pump up her makeup, Selita’s makeup was very natural and understated but she brought the fire with red Louboutin pumps.

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In other islandista style news, the July edition of Elle is dotted with islandistas.

There is a focus on Rihanna’s ever-evolving hair through an Elle Insider spot on her famed hairdresser, Ursula Stephen, Shontelle gets a shout in a piece titled ‘Beauty and the Beat’ which surveys several music stars on their beauty secrets and there are two spots on Estelle.

The first one is about a hot new hand she and British shoe designer Jonathan Kelsey collaborated on for Belvedere – the ‘Belvie’.

Even though the collaboration is an obvious corporate shill, it is actually pretty hot. We love the cross-stitching on the white leather and the soft shimmer of the gold hardware. Check Estelle, Jonathan and the Belvie below.

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The second Estelle spot was a profile among a group of up and coming stars for a piece entitled Girls Out Loud. Estelle spoke about how star-struck she got when she first met Mary J. Blige.

photo credit: Hilary Walsh for Elle
photo credit: Hilary Walsh for Elle

By Me

island ~ ista
From Latin -ista via Portuguese -ista
one who follows a principle; an adept.

As an islandista I live, embody, exude the spirit of the Caribbean islands.

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