Gold two-piece for a sexy photo shoot on a yacht in Rio
If there is a defining item of clothes that best encapsulates the pop icon that is Rihanna, it has got to be the bikini.
Over the last few weeks, the Bajan singer has rarely been seen out of a skimpy two-piece, and that didn’t change on Sunday when she took part in a photo shoot on a luxury yacht in Rio.
Opting for a gold number on this occasion, Rihanna, 25, showed off her enviable physique, and just why the bikini was pretty much made for her.
Chilled: Rihanna carried a champagne flute of what looked to be a Mimosa
Trim: The singer showed off her toned figure in the teeny tiny two-piece
The singer matched the gold detail on the swimsuit to her oversized hoop earrings and bracelets; wearing her hair in a naturally curly style that blew softly in the tropical wind.
In between poses, Rihanna sipped from a champagne flute and chatted to her friends and team members who joined her on the luxury yacht just off the coast of the famous Copacabana Beach.
It’s a wonder why the singer has never thought to bring out a swimwear collection, having instead collaborated with River Island to create a capsule line of urban streetwear for women.
Topping up her tan: The DefJam recording artist has been bronzing her skin over the last few weeks in Brazil and in her home town
Audience: Rihanna was watched by her team and the crew as she posed for shots
Metallic: Ri Ri opted for a gold bikini with metal detail to go with her hoop earrings and bracelets
Natural: The Barbadian singer wore her hair in curls that blew softly in the wind
Break time: The recording artist takes a seat while the photographer takes five minutes to re-energise
Nautical theme: The photographer made sure to get a good range of shots on the sea vessel
Her second collection for the British fashion retailer, Rihanna said: ‘The pieces in the collection that take their inspiration from 90’s Hip Hop and have a ghetto fabulous feel.’
‘I literally designed everything I want to wear, exactly how I want to wear it.’
That’s the same sort of attitude the singer has brought to every aspect of her life, from posing topless in a Vogue Brasil magazine shoot, to her music which has seen her collaborate with a plethora of musical talent since she signed her six-album record deal with DefJam in 2005.
Relax: The Stay singer laid down on a sun lounger during one part of the shoot
Having fun: The photo shoot seemed to be a laid back affair for the singer, as they floated off the coast of the famous Capacabana beach
Sailing in style: The singer and her crew enjoyed the luxury yacht under the tropical sun
Always lubricated: Rihanna carried around the champagne flute throughout the shoot
New single: Rihanna has recently featured on Shakira’s new single for Can’t Remember To Forget You
Top Forty: The single became Ri Ri’s 39th hit single in the UK Singles Chart and Shakira’s 11th
Her most recent match-up was with Colombian singer Shakira, where Ri-Ri featured on her latest release Can’t Remember To Forget You.
Taken from Shakira’s upcoming fourth English and overall tenth studio album, the single reached No. 11 on the Official UK Singles Chart, giving the singer-songwriter her 11th UK Top Forty hit and Rihanna her 39th.
Where’s the swimwear line: The singer is so often seen in bikinis, it’s surprising she hasn’t released a collection
What a view: Off the Brazilian coast, the sea-dwellers could witness the picturesque Copacabana beach
Promotion: Rihanna has been non-stop tweeting about the new single with Shakira
Star in stripes: Rihanna stepped out in a colourful wrap dress last week
However, their chart success so far hasn’t matched that of Pitbull’s new single Timber, for which Ri Ri was offered the featured vocals.
She turned it down because she wouldn’t have time to do both, so Ke$ha was brought in as a replacement.
Timber currently sits at No. 3 on the UK Singles Charts, and No. 1 on the US Billboard Singles Charts.a
Meeting the fans: The singer made sure to leave a lasting memory for some Brazilian girls who spotted her outside her hotel
Having a sip: Rihanna drains her glass for one shot
Living in luxury: Clearly there was a decadent theme to go with the nautical location
Great day for it: nothing but sunshine came down upon them in Rio
Source : Daily Mail