Monday, September 27, 2021

Rihanna’s Bestie, Melissa Forde Launches Line of Bucket Hats with Wale

Just when the whole world’s trying to get over Rihanna’s #BBHMM outfit, which was spotted leaving a chopper, on stage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Awards (see more on that, here), Rih’s bestie, Melissa Forde has a fashion moment to herself, launching a new line of bucket hats with Opening Ceremony.

The sidekick to Ms Fenty, who seemingly never leaves her side, has designed the line with rapper Wale’s Wrking Title brand, revealing a range of brightly hued hats that all Rihanna fans are sure to be seen in, following the star’s swift show of support of her pal’s venture.

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At the launch for the “M$$ x WT” range, which occured in ??, Rih was seen dancing with Ms Forde and rocking a matching, pineapple printed hat.

Melissa told MTV of the collection;

“I used t oalways love to see LL Cool J, Missy Elliot and Run DMC [in bucket hats], and in the Caribbean, we call them floppy hats… so I’d say it was a combination of hiphop and Caribbean inspiration for me.

For the rasta print, Wale’s African and I’m Caribbean, so I just felt that would be a dope combination to represent us.”

The hats retail for $55 and are available here though we predict they’ll sell out pretty swiftly. For now, see Melissa Forde’s “M$$ x WT” bucket hat collection in the lookbook below – which she shot herself, in LA – and let us know if you’ll be rocking one in the comments box or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @SPICETVAFRICA.

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Image source: Saintheron.com, Mtv.com

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