Looks like newly single Rihanna’s been indulging in some major retail therapy to get over her split from baseball star Matt Kemp. After retreating to her native Barbados to lick her wounds, RiRi was spotted hob-nobbing with Topshop giant Sir Philip Green, fuelling speculation that the Bajan beauty will step into Kate Moss’s recently vacated shoes as the next celebrity designer for the monster British high street fashion chain.
While her low-key dinner date with Sir Phil and music mogul Simon Cowell has been branded ‘purely social’ by camp RiRi, a Topshop spokesman declined to comment on the meeting at the island’s swanky Sandy Lane resort – leading gossips to suggest there is much more to this high-profile hook-up than meets the eye. “Philip is a huge fan of Rihanna, and she just adores Topshop,” said an insider close to the singer. “She would love to try her hand at fashion design, and Philip is impressed with her edgy sense of style. A collaboration between these two would be a total no-brainer.”
After recently playing celebrity stylist to lucky fans at Topshop’s flagship London store , and rumours she’s booked to perform at Sir Philip’s birthday party later this year, we’re thinking the RiRi and Topshop pairing may be more than just a fashion flash in the pan. Watch this space!