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Rihanna’s New Fashion Show is a Star-Studded Style Extravaganza | Jamie Tuohy

Take the two most stylish ladies in Girls Aloud (that’s Cheryl and Nicola, in case you’re wondering), combine them with the experience of quirky designer Henry Holland and add two international superstars, in the form of Katy Perry and Rihanna and what have you got?

Well, I’m no mathematician, but to me, that equation looks like the recipe for an explosive new fashion show!

Styled to Rock is a new series which will be produced by and star Rihanna, who will oversee 12 competitors, all vying for a chance to dress the We Found Love hitmaker for one of her London concerts. Rihanna will be joined by Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, fashion designer Henry Holland and stylist Lysa Cooper, all of whom will act as mentors on the reality show.

The show promises to be the most celeb-packed extravaganza EVER, with Nicola’s bestie and fellow bandmate Cheryl Cole joining the show to set a task for the 12 young designers. Rihanna has also exploited her contact list by getting California Girl Katy Perry to appear on the show to set the candidates a fashion assignment as well.

However, the stellar line up doesn’t end there! Oh no! Cheryl and Katy will join the ranks of Pixie Lott, The Saturdays, Tinchy Stryder, Little Mix, Katy B, Rizzle Kicks, The Scissor Sisters and Katy B, who will all appear as guests, setting challenges on the show.

The music has for the title sequence has been produced by Calvin Harris and hair stylist extraordinaire Nicky Clarke will oversee the looks each week before the designers showcase their offerings to the star-studded panel. YES, I’m out of breath as well!

A spokesman for the show said: ‘There’s no room for mistakes – these are very real briefs – no musical artist wants a fashion disaster on their hands in front of merciless photographers and harsh fashion critics.’

Nicola was delighted to work with Rihanna, saying she is “truly original” and said that her mate Cheryl was more than happy to be a part of the show, revealing, “She loves anything like that and I think the fact it was undiscovered talent and these fresh, young designers, she loves her clothes so it was just a given and she really enjoyed it.”

Lysa Cooper, Henry Holland and Nicola Roberts at the Styled to Rock Premiere

Okay, just like Beyoncé, “I don’t know much about ALGEBUHH (anyone else notice how she says algebra? LOVE IT), but this is surely a formula for a ratings winner?

Watch the 10 week long series on Sky Living HD from 14 August. See the first clip of the new series here:


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