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SneakHER Style: Rihanna Pairs Puma Creepers With a LaQuan Smith See-Through Maxi

Rihanna is a big LaQuan Smith fan! The songstress was spied over the weekend in Brazil for her Rock In Rio concert appearance in a braided embroidered Cleopatra maxi dress from Smith’s Spring 2016 collection: Rihannas-Rio-De-Janeiro-Rockin-Rio-Concert-LaQuan-Smith-Spring-2016-Italian-Braided-Embroidered-Cleopatra-Maxi-Dress-in-Money-Green-

Sheer is the operative word for this see-through maxi and Rihanna, always one to take fashion risks, paired the frock with a black string bikini underneath. The singer rounded out the look with a pair of her Fenty x Puma Creepers in wheat.

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The dress, from LaQuan's Spring 2016 collection, was originally modeled in gold with Rihanna rocking a similar design (no doubt custom) in BBHMM green.

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Rihanna's Puma x Rihanna WMNS Creeper looks to be a lighter custom shade made especially for the pop princess, but you can nab a similar look in the recently release wheat colorway. Ringing in at $120.00, the sneakers feature a suede classic upper silhouette and a double-wide rubber creeper sole with leather liner and waxed laces,

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I definitely think Ri looks gorgeous! Personally, I'd have loved to see this dress in a knee length cut to show off the shoes a bit more and perhaps the black and white Creepers would have been a better color selection, but I certainly can appreciate Ri for rocking her own brand no matter the getup.

What do you think?

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Meet Some Of The #Chickspiring Women Featured In Solange x PUMA's "Word to the Woman" Collection

Solange Knowles and PUMA have joined forces once again for the launch of the latter's Fall 2015 collection dubbed, "Word to the Woman." Solange steps in to profile 15 influential women from various industries to give some real-life appeal to the celebration of women and female empowerment. When I saw the headline (and the corresponding website) for this movement, I instantly did a small dance in my swivel chair. Even though I didn't exactly know the full story quite yet - I knew that Puma and Solange together is always a pretty good thing.

Now that we've got some perspective on the collection that “celebrates women who innovate and redefine roles in varied walks of life" we thought it would be pretty awesome to meet some of the women selected to represent #Chickspiration from different perspectives.

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This "Word to the Women" drop marks the first in two scheduled releases for this collection. The shoes feature a revamped take on Puma's iconic suede with mono coloring and patterns carved in the shoe's upper. Available in four bold and striking colorways, each are priced at $90 USD and are now available on PUMA.com.

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We're feeling everything about this collection and this content! Take a look at more by visiting the official website.

Cop or Can? Kylie Jenner's Minna Parikka 20MM Bunny High Top Sneakers

Over the weekend, Kylie Jenner took to Instagram to show off her shadow and a pair of sneakers that instantly made us inquire. Luckily we were able to find the deets on her crispy Minna Parikka 20MM Bunny Calfskin High Top Sneakers. 002_438a0315-e9cc-4509-a76c-6d908c9e825d

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The all whites from this cute Helsinki-based boutique come equipped with a 20mm rubber sole, leather lining and are 100% calfskin. And yes, those are leather "bunny ear" tongues.

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The sneaker retails for about $354.00 USD and comes in a number of colors including black and leopard. So, are you copping or canning these kicks? Personally, while I think they are super cute, I'd have to pass up that $354.00 price tag. Let us know your take and if you're looking to purchase, head to Minna Parikka's online shop now.

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Cop Or Can? Pharrell Williams Unveils adidas Originals "Dear Baes" Tour Pack

That adidas x Pharrell rain just won't let up. This week Pharrell unveiled his latest collaborative effort with adidas Originals, a range of apparel inspired (and modeled) by his back-up performers - The Baes. Ai, Brya, Christina, Mette, Munchie, Nita, Rhea and Aye unleash their creativity on a collection of sports-inspired silhouettes and leisurewear. Each Bae took on a color from Pharrell’s Supercolor range, added bold expressive prints, and voila! We've got a selection of vibrant oversized boyfriend tees, graphic print leggings, cropped tops, matching circle skirts and racer shorts.

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The Baes’ debut collection is available now at adidas Originals in-store and online.

Cop Or Can: Nike Dunk High Celebrates 30 Years With Patent Leather

Did you know the Nike Dunk High celebrates 30 years this year? In honor of the occasion, the classic basketball silhouette returns with a new lifestyle look and a ton of premium details. Quilted stitched lining and a lunarlon insole lead to luxe patent leather panelling and a gum outsole. The vibrant Gym Red pairs nice with the bold white ‘Nike’ branding on the tongue and heel. See below:

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Available at select European retailers on June 4th, we’ll keep up-to-date on when you can expect these state side. So, is this a cop or a can for you?

Props: Sneaker News

Cop or Can: COMME des GARÇONS PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Collection

COMME des GARÇONS and its PLAY imprint team up once again with Converse for what will undoubtedly be another popular collab. Summer 2015 finds us face-to-shoe with a brand new set of sneaks and that signature red PLAY logo. COMME and Converse switch it up a bit this go round as they swap out the newer Chuck Taylor All Star in favor of a premium 70's version of the OG silhouette. But, the brand didn't stray too far off course in the colorway department, sticking to the same black and off white scheme as their predecessors complete with contrasting heel stripes and a large PLAY logo.

The full collection will launch exclusively at Dover Street Market London, Dover Street Market New York and COMME des GARÇONS New York on May 14th before hitting additional CdG stockists on May 15th.

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So, cop or can? I wasn't lucky enough to cop the last collection so, I'll probably be keeping my eyes peeled for a pair of these high tops. So, yea. We're going with cop. :)

Props: HB

Cop or Can? Melody Ehsani x Reebok Black Top Pump x Ventilator

After slaying their V-Day 2015 capsule collection, frequent collaborators Melody Ehsani and Reebok Classics team up once again for that good good. Melody and her signature outside-the-box design meet Reebok's classic silhouettes with the release of another dual pack in the form of the M.E. Black Top Pump and M.E. Ventilator. Given that the Ventilator has been everywhere as of late thanks to its anniversary year, it was only a matter of time before Melody put her creative spin on it.

Each silhouette features three lace options, removable lace locks, and Melody's signature handwritten note on the shoe's interior. While both are reasonably priced for a limited edition release (Black Top Pump - $200; Ventilator - $120) keep in mind that once these are gone via Melody's online shop, you'll be hard pressed to find them for anything less than 400 or 500 on the resale market.

Take a look below and stay tuned for more deets before the official release on 4/24.

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