Disclaimer #1: I’m from Ottawa. Born and raised. Disclaimer #2: I love Rihanna. Ever since “Pon de Replay.” Disclaimer #3: This post about Rihanna in an Ottawa Senators jersey is me being selfish so that this moment can live forever on the interwebz. Disclaimer #4: I believe this moment is a sign from the universe that me and Rihanna are meant to be. Disclaimer #5: I will now try to work Rihanna in a Sens jersey into a meaningful and useful andPOP article.
A jersey or any other sports team apparel, whether from your fav team or not, is a classic staple in anyone’s wardrobe. The only trick is making it fashionable and working into everyday outfits—not just for game day. Sports apparel are handy items for any streetwear ensemble. Even if you’re not a sports fan, there are still ways to incorporate the trend into your look.
Now you might be saying that people wear sports jerseys all the time—which is true—and that there is nothing new to this “trend”–which is a little true too. But here’s the catch: rocking sports jerseys and sports apparel was in its heyday in 90′s hip hop and streetwear. With the emerging 90′s fashion revival, you too are seeing the big return of trendy sportswear to the masses. It’s no longer just for the diehard sports fans to rock a jersey or snapback (and don’t let those diehard sports fans discourage you from wearing their team logos). A big sign that this is true is the announcement that the iconic 90s Starter jackets are set to make their return this fall, first with the NFL line followed by the NBA collection.
The Good Old Hockey Game: Rihanna
Here is Rihanna in West Hollywood using a heritage Ottawa Sens jersey as a dress. Now I don’t recommend using a sports jersey as a dress because not everyone can pull it off, but clearly Rihanna can and beside she probably doesn’t give a fuq. Anyways, she glams up her look with nice gold accessories and and golden Tom Ford ankle cuff shoes. I like this look because it makes me want to believe that the people of Barbados are all diehard hockey fans.
Now this isn’t a slight to Montreal Canadiens fans (however, you will notice that there will be no Toronto Maple Leafs pics on this post) but this is an example of how not to wear a jersey as a dress. Nicola Roberts (one fifth of U.K. girl group Girls Aloud) actually wore this to a ‘red carpet’ event for the premiere of her reality show. This look is strictly streetwear! It’s all about context, so the posh surrounding just makes her cheap in comparison. Plus, she could have done a lot better accessorizing her outfit! Obviously this wasn’t well received in the U.K., where someone mistook this outfit to be from an American football team.
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If you thought the original Thrift Shop video by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was awesome, then prepare to be amazed.
Interpreting the song through MSPaint, YouTuber LiteralMSPaint has recreated his own music video for the song via low-budget stick figures and hilarious references and puns.
I’m trying really hard to say something witty about this video, but nothing comes to mind. The video speaks for itself, so prepare to laugh and be impressed!!
I’ve written a couple articles about Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ song “Same Love” now and it gets me EVERY TIME. No seriously, it makes me all teary eyed and weepy in the office because I’m overwhelmed at how beautiful the message is. Ben Haggerty performed the song with Mary Lambert on Ellen, bringing the audience to their feet.
Before they performed, Ellen, who is married to Portia de Rossi, told the audience how much the song means to her and why everyone should care about the artists: “No other artist in hip hop history have ever taken a stand for marriage equality like they have.”
I love one of the top rated comments on YouTube:
This song made me come out, don’t be afraid. I’m only 19 and it went really fucking good, I didn’t get any negativity from my family or friends, I got support and acceptance all around. But take it slowly, start with your best friends, then some of your family members, once I did that I made a status on facebook. Just make sure you word it out right. I only did that 2 months ago, and I’ve never been more happy, just remember in the end you’re doing it for yourself