Press - This stylist is giving Rihanna’s outfit inspiration for everyone in Metro

Stylist and model Gess Pugh is making headlines and delivering on inspiration with Rihanna looks you can pull right from your own closet. Gess finds Rihanna looks on Pinterest and / Instagram them re-creates them from her own wardrobe. We are thrilled to see Gess create her FIRST #RIHCreate look from our very own Signature Tunic Shirt in Midnight Navy (available here.)

Gess's experience as a stylist in New York City contributed to her desire to get even more creative with her looks. "I was extremely anxious and frustrated going into NYFW because so many of my outfit ideas couldn’t come to fruition because I couldn’t find items in my size,’ she says. ‘I was upset because my straight size friends NEVER have this problem, they have access to soooo much and rarely have to worry if someone else will have their exact outfit on. But that’s a reality for plus-size women, which is so defeating when you work in fashion. Instead of giving up hope, I decided to pull my sleeves up and throw together looks I could be proud of. Rihanna is my no.1 style inspo and I was nervous that I wouldn’t look as good as her or do her outfits justice. But I’m damn proud, y’all.’

So are we! Gess is giving us inspiration to take a deeper look at styles we have and to invest in pieces that go the distance. Even more so, she proves the benefits of rolling up your sleeves and thinking beyond limitations. Congrats on the project Gess! See more this article here. 

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