Rih posted a slow motion video of herself gliding towards the sundeck of a villa wearing a black bikini and a wisp of a beach cover-up. In her hand was Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch, the cloud-like It bag that spawned countless waitlists when Daniel Lee released it as his first major accessory for the house, and which the popstar has in black as well as the mist calf leather iteration (she also owns the Cassette bag and the quilted mules, too).
The look set the tone for a trip that will see her check out of work work work, but keep a toe in the fashion pool and flex her status as an influencer. The entrepreneur has previously credited her stylist and Fenty collaborator Jahleel Weaver as the instigator of her luxury accessory purchases, which have an air of forbidden fruit about them as Bottega Veneta is backed by rival fashion conglomerate Kering. “Thank you for spending all my money on Bottega bags,” Rihanna said in an Instagram shout-out to her “spirit animal”. “Thank you for making sure that I stopped wearing sweats and Uggs in the airport.” Weaver, it seems, was also behind that fleece tracksuit look at JFK.