ELLE Fashion Director Samira Nasr talks shop with Mel Ottenberg, stylist to ELLE cover star Rihanna.
What feels very of-the-moment?
Mel Ottenberg: This is a great time to experiment. It’s all about a mix of oversize, androgynous shapes with ultra-feminine bags and shoes. Spring for the ridiculous shoe, not just the “sexy” shoe.
What do you consider an absolute fashion faux pas?
I find the reality of low-rise pants to be absolutely terrible. Where a stretch skinny jean once felt like enough, it’s not anymore. I’m really into a waist and embroidery when it comes to denim this season.
What style essentials should every woman own?
A jacket and a sweater that change your life when you put them on. And this season, an oversize shirt.
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In true Fenty fashion, the products are named things like, “Astro-naughty,” “Nepturnt,” and “Plutonic Relationship.” Rihanna teased the collection on her Instagram in late September (very soon after her initial launch) but read on for a look at the products and make a mental shopping list. The collection will be available for a limited time at Sephora stores, Sephora.com, and fentybeauty.com.