Judging by the diplomacy Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty has exhibited in the past month or so, it's safe to say she'd make a decent politician. In late June, she tweeted at French President Emmanuel Macron, among other world leaders, looking to connect over global education. "Bonjour @EmmanuelMacron," she wrote, affixing a French flag to the tweet. "Will France commit to #FundEducation?"
Yesterday, that tweet materialized into a meeting with the French president and first lady Brigette Macron concerning education. By the meeting's end, RiRi secured Macron's commitment to joining forces with Clara Lionel, the philanthropic organization she created. Confirming the meeting's success on Twitter, Macron wrote, "264M children are out of school: let's take up this challenge!"
So to recap, Rihanna responsibly interacted with a world leader on Twitter, attended a meeting without alienating the other party, advocated on behalf of a marginalized group and successfully negotiated a policy change? Sounds more effective than our current leadership!
While donning her political hat, so to speak, Rih switched sartorial gears into her philanthropist-mode wardrobe: suits, Dior and Cuban link jewelry. Tres chic! When accepting the Humanitarian of the Year award at Harvard University in March, she wore a Monse tweed ensemble, Dior handbag and a Cuban link necklace. She followed that up with an oversized suit by Matthew Adams Dolan and diamond jewelry when she was honored at Parsons School of Design Benefit.
She followed suit, quite literally, yesterday in yet another oversize getup, this time in a navy-and-gray color scheme, which lent itself perfectly to the matching Dior bag that it was paired with. She wore her Cuban link necklace again along with diamond earrings. For nails, she sported a stiletto-shaped French mani (when in France, right?). RiRi's tousled hair was piled into a romantic bun at the crown of her head. This is how Rih does French girl style, thank you very much!
Rihanna was already in Paris on the European leg of Valerian's international press circuit. It should not be overlooked that she was promoting her biggest thespian effort yet, but found time to enact global change in her downtime and meme herself. The perfect woman doesn't exi-...nevermind. The perfect woman does exist: Rihanna!
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