Is there something in the water in London this week that's making visiting U.S. pop stars bust out the particularly annoying, raunchy behavior and really cringe-worthy fashion? First, Miley Cyrus trotted around town in what looked like 23-year-old hand-me-downs from Madonna's Blond Ambition World Tour. Then, Rihanna stepped out, guns blazing (as evidenced by the crazy pic to the left) ... or should I say penis clutch blazing?!
Yup, she's making that lewd gesture because she has in her hand a $442 purse designed by Vivienne Westwood sporting a gold, glittery ... PENIS. Looovely. And because I know you wanna see, here's a pic of the abominable thing up close that RiRi posted to Instagram ...
Rihanna captioned the pic, "Super impressive!!!" Is it now? Why is this impressive? No. It's unnecessary and ridiculous. I'm all about sexual imagery being used in a way that makes you think or is interesting or provocative. This is none of the above. It looks like something my 12-year-old self would have spied and giggled about at Spencer's during a trip to the mall. Come on, Vivienne Westwood -- you can do a helluva lot better than THAT!
As for Rihanna, though, yuck! Is she trying to step up her game to make sure she's on par with Miley's? Does she feel threatened by the recent overexposure of Miley's super-pointy tongue and slightly pointy bras? Oh, man, now I'm having flashbacks to eight or nine years ago when Paris Hilton, LiLo, Britney all tried to out-wardrobe malfunction and vajayajay-flash one another with the paparazzi. Except this feels way more intentional. Somebody, please, make it stop!
What kind of "statement" do you think Vivienne Westwood and Rihanna were attempting to make with this clutch?