Rihanna's video features more nails than clothes

Close-up on her fingertips in Diamonds

There’s nothing better to ogle on a Friday than the latest killer pop video, be it Beyoncé, Rihanna or the irrepressible Lady Gaga – the three of whom seem to be in some kind of fashion arms race, to see who can pack in the greatest number of haute designer looks per clip.

Well, Rihanna’s latest offering, Diamonds – which premiered last night, doesn't feature any. With barely a single frame with a full-length shot of the singer, the camera concentrates on her face and eyes, and the only garment we catch even a glimpse of is a simple mohair sweater.

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Another thing that surprised us, is how un-blinged-up her fingertips are, as she handles piles of glittering diamonds, and even rolls a cigarette with them. After the French manicures at the Chanel spring summer 13 show, could more natural nails now be making a comeback?

As ELLE reported during the shows, one of the biggest trends was for nude polishes. Will Rihanna’s army of fans – official name: Navis – start turning their back on jazzy nail art and go for a buffed, natural look from now on?

See Rihanna's style file here

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