Rihanna wows fans in adorable pink mini dress during Macy's launch

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Rihanna is posh and pretty in pink at the RiRi by Rihanna fragrance unveiling at Macy's Downtown Brooklyn on Monday (August 31) in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hagans/Steed Media Service)

There’s no question Rihanna is a huge pop star. Today, in Downtown Brooklyn, NY, fans slept overnight on the sidewalk in anticipation of the debut of her new fragrance, RiRi by RIhanna, at Macy’s.

“I know I made a great decision coming to Brooklyn because Brooklyn fans are on another level,” says the 27-year-old star who looked amazing wearing Vivienne Westwood, glammed in Alison Lou jewelry, a Mikimoto pearl necklace and complete with matching Christian Louboutin heels.

The first 400 people to buy her perfume were to be given VIP passes to meet her at the event. RiRi is the first in the trilogy of fragrances separate from the dozen other past fragrances the Baja star has launched.

The scent is a crisp floral – fruity and it comes in a pink bottle of the new design compared to the rest of the collection.

The top notes include accords of mandarin, cassis, rum and passion fruit. Its floral heart captures flowers of pink freesia, jasmine, orange blossom and honeysuckle. The base notes are Indonesian sandalwood, skin musk, Siam benzoin and vanilla.


Labor Day fashion

It's time to start catching those end of summer sales. Before the pickings get slim, you need to start planning how you are going to bid adieu to summer.

Maxi Dress with Ruffle ($24.95) at H&M
Steve Madden Women's Shoes, Wildness Platform Wedges, ($49.50) at Macy's
Women's Watch with Interchangeable Straps - Gold/Black ($29.99) at Target
Flavia Foldover Clutch ($79.50) at Banana Republic
Illesteva Leonard tortoise sunglasses ($165) at ditto.com
TopShop's Bug Drop Earrings ($28) at us.topshop.com


b michael AMERICA RED Collection available at Macy's

In 2011, approximately three percent of the clothing sold in the U.S. was actually manufactured here, according to a report from the American Apparel and Footwear Association. In 1960, that number was 95 percent. Legendary New York original, fashion designer B. Michael is committed to a collection Made-in-America. His newest collection, b michael AMERICA RED, is available in 10 Macy's stores.

"I am excited by the opportunity to share my point of view of Advanced American Style with a broader audience. We are especially pleased to have Macy's as the retailer to launch the collection -- the quintessential American Department Store," he shares.

b michael AMERICA RED takes inspiration from the dramatic looks that the designer created through his collaboration with costume designer Ruth Carter for Whitney Houston in the upcoming film SPARKLE, which released nationwide August  2012. Priced between $155 and $400 the collection features dresses, some with sleek jacket options that seamlessly transition from daytime to evening.  These easy-to-wear pieces offer a contemporary spin on the designer's signature aesthetic with clean lines, retro-inspired feminine silhouettes, dramatic sleeves and striking necklines providing a modern and versatile twist.  Neutral tones and solids figure prominently in the color palette, with bold prints making an appearance in key pieces.

b michael AMERICA RED Ready to Wear collection available in the following MACY'S locations:
Macy's Herald Square, New York, New York
Macy's Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia
Macy's State Street, Chicago, Illinois
Macy's Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois
Macy's Metro Center, Washington DC
Macy's Union Square, San Francisco, California
Macy's Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Macy's South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California
Macy's Lenox Square, Atlanta, Georgia
Macy's Dadeland, Miami, Florida