Rihanna Went All Punk Lady Liberty And We Love It

Fashion with a side of politics

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From the woman who says that her only regret in life is not wearing a diamanté thong underneath that totally sheer Swarovski-encrusted CFDA gown, we expect the unexpected.

But totally rocking green, gel-encrusted spikey hair in a corner shop?

We did'nt see that coming.

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In a shoot that was for the cover story for Paper magazine, Rihanna made the corner shop (or, as the Americans say, Bodega) look soooo *fashun* it hurt.

Although there are other hair looks of coloured ponytails, it is this punky halo that has stolen our hearts.

@papermagazine #BreakTheRules

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This hair is completely gravity-defying.

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And once you look past the counter-culture overtones, it's clear who this do' was obviously inspired by.

but...😢

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That's right, Lady Liberty herself.

make america great for the first time.

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The Statue of Liberty is, obviously, the welcoming symbol of freedom, which continues to greet immigrants as they arrive in the U.S.

Since Trump's inauguration lots of political cartoons have centered around the statue, particularly concerning the Muslim Ban.

Rihanna is from Barbados originally, which technically makes her an immigrant.

With her chart successes, her humanitarian work and her business credentials, Rihanna is an American icon, which makes her bad-ass take on the symbol even more interesting.

the face you make when you a immigrant 🇧🇧 #stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens.

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