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Rihanna in ELLE

Rihanna ELLERihanna CatwomanRihanna channels Catwoman in these cool shots by Mariano Vivanco. She’s wearing a leather mask by TheatrHall, and a hat by House of Flora for PPQ. I’d say she looks ‘fierce’, but that’s so not something I’d actually say!

Dita Von Teese Models First 3D Printed Dress

ImageThis elaborate, lattice design dress is a collaboration between stage costumier Michael Schmidt and the innovative Francis Bitonti Studio, based in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Schmidt has created stage outfits for some of the most outlandish and exciting performers – from Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Courtney Love and Grace Jones to Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and – obviously – Dita Von Teese. Schmidt’s design for the gown is based on the Fibonacci sequence and was 3D modelled by Francis Bitonti, before finally being 3D printed in Nylon by Shapeways. Once the 17 separate pieces of the garment were completed, they were dyed black, lacquered and embellished with over 13,000 Swarovski crystals.3D Printed Gown DetailDita also wore the dress at the unveiling at New York’s Ace Hotel last night.Dita Von Teese Ace HotelAlthough the cartoon-like burlesque star said that the dress was quite comfortable and ‘super light’, I’m not entirely convinced. Undoubtedly, the dress looks pretty cool, but it seems like it didn’t take her long to change out of the gown into a more practical Roland Mouret shift dress.

Who is the most illegally shared artist near you?

Following the release of data collected by monitoring firm Musicmetric, the BBC have used this information to create an interactive tool. By entering your post code you can find out who – according to the research – is the most pirated artist near you.

The data also reveals the top 20 most torrented albums in the UK, which are as follows…

1. Ed Sheeran – +
2. Rizzle Kicks – Stereo Typical
3. Rihanna – Talk That Talk
4. Jessie J – Who You Are
5. Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
6. Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events
7. Ben Howard – Every Kingdom
8. Chase & Status – No More Idols
9. Chris Brown – F.A.M.E
10. Gotye – Making Mirrors
11. Noel Gallagher – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
12. Drake – Take Care
13. Adele – 21
14. Kanye West – Watch The Throne
15. Beyoncé – 4
16. Snow Patrol – Fallen Empires
17. The Script – Science & Faith
18. James Morrison – The Awakening
19. JLS – Jukebox
20. Florence and The Machine – Ceremonials

Having seen that list, I thought that the most pirated artist in my area would be one of the more pretentious acts, such as Gotye or Florence and The Machine – I do live in east London. At a push, I might have guessed Rizzle Kicks or Chase & Status because they have a bit more urban credibility. So…who is the most pirated artist near me?Yep, apparently it’s Pitbull! I suppose Hoxtonites aren’t as pretentious or cool as everyone likes to think. At least we’re not stuck in the past, though – in Fulham the most illegally shared artist is supposed to be The Proclaimers? Really quite a strange result…