Oh, the sexy irony.
Rihanna posted new bikini pictures of herself and assistant Melissa Forde over the weekend, during the same time period when she also announced her first-ever clothing one, one we presume will cover a lot more of the body than the outfits donned by the singer in these photos:
I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time," Rihanna said of the fashion endeavor, which will involve the company River Island and debut in 2013.
"River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.”
It's unclear when the images above were shot, but they were just released and snapped in Sardinia. Click on each for an enlarged version.