Inlägg taggade: Fan of the week

2:52 16 Dec 2016

As a special Holiday treat to us all I’ve gotten a chat in with my favorite fangirl of all time – Renri. She is THE most dedicated fan you’ll ever meed, relentless in her devotion to Rihanna and always nice, sweet and supportive of other fans.

1) Name

2) Where do you live?

3) Occupation?
Yoga instructor

4) Number of times you’ve seen Rihanna live?
3 times

5) Best fangirl moment?
My best fangirl moment is hugging with her at backstage of LOUD tour and her kissing me during S&M at DWT. I can’t choose one.


You’re one of the most dedicated fans I’ve ever seen (truly inspirational!). How did that happen? How did you become a fangirl?
Thank you. I just love her so much and I’m thankful to her so much, she makes me strong. And I love coordinating Rihanna products with my fashion style and I love taking photos!

Do you think you’re the biggest navy in Japan? I can’t imagine it!
Hahaha I don’t know others but I think I’m one of the biggest navy in Japan ;-) 


How would you describe the navy?
Rihanna’s fan who support and doing some work for Rihanna like voting, RIHquesting, promoting. 

Why Rihanna?
She is very cool and so sweet! And I love her music and music video so much!

When did she first notice you?
When I met her at LOUD tour backstage.


What’s your tips for fans trying to gain followers and catch their fave’s attention?
I’m really not interested in getting followers. I just post what I want to post when I want to post. But I’m appreciate to my followers if they like my posts. I usually don’t check Rih’s online or not. I just enjoy wearing her products , listening to her music, I’m always thankful to her and I post pics when I’m excited and happy. 

How does it feel to interact with her? Do you ever get used to it?
No, my heart always beats so fast and I’m super happy when she likes or comments on my photos or videos.

image3 yrtyrty
Will you share a personal Rihanna encounter with us? Something she’s told you, taught you or done.
First time she saw me and said ”I like your hair!” I had red hair at that time. I remember every single word she told to me.

What we’re all wondering: how much is your collection of Rihanna stuff is worth (if you have to guess)?
I can’t guess. It’s a lot~.


Do you have everything she’s made? Because it kinda feels like you do (dream life)!
Not everything but I try to get some items from every collection.

Are your family Rihanna fans too?
Sure! We always listen to Rihanna songs in our car!And we love her because she is very sweet and beautiful! We know she is the best!

What would you say is the best part of stanning?
Wearing her design clothes, kicks, perfumes, cosmetics, shades and listening to her songs, reading her magazine, everything Rihanna is the best part of stanning.


Are there any negative sides to it?
Nothing. She just makes me happy.

Besides from supporting our fave, what do you enjoy doing?
Teaching yoga and watching basketball games (I’m a fan of KingJames!) .

What are your dreams for the future?
AWT Japan Please!

7:26 22 Nov 2016

I first met her at the Monster Tour in 2014, when we queued together for houuuurs before witnessing Rihanna murder the stage in New Jersey. It was my first ever Rihanna concert and the people I had around me will forever be held real close to my heart. And now you get to know her a little better too!

Fan of the Month is Meg:


1) Name and age?

Megan, 21.

2) Where do you live?
New Jersey, I rep NY though. I’ve lived in Jersey for about six years now, but born and raised in New York. I plan on moving back in the next couple of months.

3) Occupation?
I’m currently working as an accounts payable specialist, it’s just a fancy name for an accountant without a degree! I don’t see myself working in a cubicle for the rest of my life, I’ve already gotten a taste of it and don’t like it.

4) Number of times you’ve seen Rihanna live?
I’ve seen Rihanna three times!

5) Best fangirl moment?
Ahhh I’d have to say the best fangirl moment for me was when she followed me on twitter in 2014, she’s also liked a selfie of mine which was pretty cool.


What did you you think of the AWT?! What show/s did you see?
I saw her at AWT Philly and then again in Philly for the Made In America Festival. Of course both shows were sick!

What was the best part of the show?
The best part about AWT is when she first comes out, the entire stadium shakes and you don’t know what direction she’s coming from, you just hear her voice, it’s completely haunting.

And what is the best part of stanning for Rihanna?
That she cares about all of us so deeply and you feel like one big family being part of the navy.

What else do you enjoy doing besides stanning for $he?
I consider myself to be an artist, I have my hands in a lot right now. I’ve been working on a few photo shoots that I can’t wait to share. Also I’m super into fashion, I’ve shared some sketches of mine on Twitter, the navy gave me such awesome feedback on them btw!


I’m currently working on starting my own brand, Dorothy Studios. The aesthetic of my brand has a lot to do with Rihanna’s CR Fashion Book shoot. One of the corsets I’ve designed was completely inspired by a photo from it. I wanted the aesthetic of the clothing to match the name, Dorothy, so I knew the direction I wanted to go in was some sort of vintage. I started designing corsets even before I saw the shoot, but once I saw the CR Fashion Book shoot- I knew I wanted to go more with that Marie Antoinette vibe, I was completely sold!


If you got the opportunity to work with Rihanna on something, what would it be and what would you be doing?
It would definitely be something fashion related, no question. I fell in love with her sense of style way before I fell in love with her music. In my wildest dreams, I would work with her designing something for her own brand or maybe something Fenty x Puma related!

Where does your inspiration come from and where can we see your stuff?
I can pull inspiration from almost anything, that is one of the perks of being an artist your brain is always working that way. As far as finding inspiration for my photo shoots, I like to work with materials. For example, I’m working on a shoot right now completely inspired by construction products such as- instillation, blocks of wood, and paint cans. Another shoot I’ve been working on is called ”The Clay Coat”. I’ve molded clay flowers and placed them onto a coat and painted them. So I like to work from the ground up in my shoots, I like to start bare and then create. I wouldn’t even say I have using regular clothes in mind, I want to either hand-make all of the clothes I decide to use or create them from distinct materials. 


I found inspiration for my designs by choosing a specific era in fashion, the 18th century, and researching the sh*t out of it! There was a designer in France named Rose Bertin, she was a dressmaker and milliner to the queen. She was known for her extravagant and showy gowns and some say the mother of haute couture, a queen herself! I became obsessed with looking at every detail of her gowns. I have some new boot sketches I’m working on now, my first time trying out designing shoes. The boots are covered in satin bows, cameo pins, and ribbon, can’t wait to share!

Thank you Meg! <3

11:37 10 Okt 2016

I’ve decided to make this a monthly feature instead of a weekly one. It’s one of my favorite parts of the blog and I hope to keep introducing you to a lot more fangirls, I just don’t have the time to keep it up as a weekly feature.

With that being said, I’m so happy about introducing you to this girl. She’s one of the most inspirational people I’ve gotten to know in the fanbase and her name is Melina!


Name and age?
Melina, 32.

Where do you live?

Jewelry designer and smith.

Number of times you’ve seen Rihanna live?
I really don’t know the number of times I’ve seen Rihanna live… A lot!

Have you attendet ”ANTI WORLD TOUR”?
I’ve been at 3 ANTI World Tour concerts.


What was the best part of the show?
I have many favorite parts. I really enjoyed the start of the show. It’s so special and it becomes so personal and emotional when she starts the concert with Stay. My heart was shaking and I felt the tears in my throat everytime I experienced it. Love on the Brain is pure magic in every single way live!! I absolutely loved the new version of Man Down. I would lie if I didn’t say that everytime she recognized me or sent kisses to me was so indescribable and definitely favorite parts of the show as well. And when she signed my album I was just in all tears.


You’re one of the lucky people who have Rihanna’s follow on Instagram. How did that happen and how did you react?!
I don’t know what made Rihanna follow me on Instagram. But during that time two other girls that already had Rihanna’s follow made a shoutout on different days and after a while Rihanna followed me. It’s been a few years now that Rih follows me and I still can’t describe how happy and grateful l am for that. My reaction was just pure joy.

Does it affect what you post? Are you thinking about her seeing it?
I used to get a lot of hate for posting private pictures on Instagram and I deactivated my page for a few months last year. I’ve gotten hate for being a mom and having a fan account. But now when I look back at it, that has only made me stronger. I don’t care anymore and will post whatever I feel for in that moment that I’m in.

My account is a mix of personal pictures and Rihanna related pictures. I would post exactly the same pictures even if didn’t have Rihanna’s follow.

Will you share a personal Rihanna encounter with us? Something she’s told you, taught you or done.
Rihanna has written to me many times both privately and under my pictures. She wrote me during both the Diamonds World Tour and the Anti World Tour. Those moments have been my favorites because I felt that my Instagram life and my real life got bound together in a way I never expected. It felt so real and it wasn’t just letters on the screen. It was Rihanna in real life noticing me. That was a dream coming true!

fullsizerender-1 fullsizerender

How would you describe the navy?
The Navy is very loyal to Rihanna and dedicated and I really love that.

Some navys are really fake and say anything just to climb in a hierarchy that they’ve created. They’re manipulative, loud, word geniuses behind the screen and in real life they’re quite, basic and act like cheeps. After every concert this year I’ve actually unfollowed a few of this type. So therefore I don’t follow new people often and I don’t want many followers as well. Some are attention seekers and cause problem. I don’t want that in my life.

And we have the other part of the Navy, the good ones :) I’ve gotten to know some navy that are literally like my family. I love them so much and I have their back for life! Everytime I’m in a bad place in life they get me back to a better place again. I’m so grateful for that. That’s something that is so amazing because if it wasn’t for Rihanna I would never have met these beautiful souls around the world.

You’re extremely creative and are starting to be successful within you’re field. Tell us what you do and where we can find your products!
I design modern statement jewelry for my own brand ”Saga Melina”. Every piece is handmade in Sweden. Some of my jewelry have been nominated in design awards and been shown in different magazines, which is absolutely crazy! You can find my pieces in different stores in Sweden and Ireland, on world wide shipping web stores and very soon in England and Hong Kong :)

You can look on

img_6457fullsizerender-6Jewelry by Saga Melina.

How did you get into arts?
My way to get into art is pretty much tragic but it ended well.

I used to work as project manager for United Nations in Sweden until the moment I hit my head in a traffic accident in 2011. The damages on my brain took away my good memory. I was really bad and when I were at my worst I sometimes forgot what my name was or who I were. It’s been a really hard time, I’ve forgotten like 70% of my memories before the accident and that includes a lot of moments with my children. I couldn’t continue work in the way I used to for United Nations and so I quit.

I started to get interested in working with my hands because it was like therapy for me at that time of difficulty and I noticed that I got an extremely flowing creativity. So I started practicing silversmithing and stone composure for over 2 years. The doctors said that before the accident the intellectual part of my brain was dominant and because of the accident it switched and the creative part took over. During that time I started customizing jewelry and sell through Instagram and that’s the start of Saga Melina. Now because I personally experienced setbacks in life I give 10% of profits to charity annually.

Does Rihanna inspire your creative process?
Rihanna inspires me a lot. Every piece I make is created to exude confidence and promote an individual style. That’s something that I’ve been inspired by her to do.

What are your dreams for the future?
I have many dreams but the biggest one is that my 1 year old son Levi gets healthy from his spinal cord problems and won’t need any more surgery’s. But I know that that’s unfortunately impossible. Another big dream is to see Rihanna wearing my jewelry.

fullsizerender-2First in line for the Malmö show aka dedicated navy.

5:15 13 Jun 2016

It’s finally time for Fan of the Week again! This time, it’s the beautiful Dannia’s turn.


1) Name and age?
Dannia & 22.

2) Where do you live?

3) Occupation?
I just completed my degree at university and I work part time at a super market.

4) Number of times you’ve seen Rihanna live?
5 times I’ve seen her live.

5) Are you attending ”ANTI WORLD TOUR”?
Yes I’m going to see her June 24.


How did you get into Rihanna?
Truthfully I like a lot of celebrities but no one compares to Rihanna. I feel like I connect to her on a different level where as everyone else sometimes are temporary or because they are what’s hot right now. I’ve loved Rihanna from the beginning and feel like I’ve grown up with her and she’s helped me with my confidence so much. I used to think that I was ugly (sometimes I still do) lol, but the point is that Rihanna’s music gave me this certain confidence that no one else have to me. I was born in Jamaica but migrated to England from a very young age and at times I felt so out of touch with my culture, it was hard to have someone to look up someone that understood what it felt like being a young Caribbean girl where our accents are celebrated by some and mocked by others. Rihanna showed me that it was okay to be different and eventually I became comfortable with being me. I started dressing the way I wanted to dress, I didn’t dress to impress anyone or to fit in. I dressed to express me.

Do you consider Rihanna a ”role model”? Has she ever taught you anything or motivated/inspired you?
When Rihanna started doing hair colors that inspired me to take a leap and start doing it too. Some people used to call me Rihanna because everything I did was inspired by her. I used to get so sad over boys not liking me back or boys taking the piss out of me but Rihanna’s music just gave me confidence boost and reminded me that I was the shit! Literally, whenever I feel down I just listen to her songs and it humbles me. I went through a bad breakup in December and hands down ”Needed me, Love on the brain” healed me in ways I cannot explain. Sometimes I still get sad over the situation but when I listen to Needed me especially it just reminds me that I am better than what my past was. It reminds me that I don’t need anyone and that they need me.

Rihanna is my role mode honestly, she’s so carefree and so caring, the fact that she’s an island girl just like me warms my heart. Rihanna doesn’t do anything to fit in. She likes to be different and that reflects back to me honestly because if you pay close attention to her career over the years, how can you NOT admire her? A woman that’s taken so many risks that others are scared to take because it’s not society’s ”norm”. That’s why Rihanna’s fandom has grown so much over the years. All her albums show her growth as a woman, as an artist. The pop, the reggae, the rock, the r&b. I love it. It inspires me to do and be better than what is expected of me. Her empowering black women touches me. People always have so many negatives things to say about her, but she’s never let that phase her or stop her from doing what she’s destined to do and that’s why I fight as hard as I do today despite what others say. I’ll never put anyone above her, literally. My own family can’t say anything bad about her or I get upset. I loveeeeeeee Robyn! I’ve been with her from the start and always going to be here.


Where do you see yourself in the future? What’s the dream job and will you still stan for Rih?
My dream job is to be a writer. I’ve written a book and when I first wrote it which you can find on wattpad the characters were white, at first it wasn’t something I thought about deeply but then I sat down and reflected on myself and saw the error in what I was doing. I’m a black Jamaican female. Yes I live in England and it’s a white man county but the struggles I’m writing about in my book… Depression, anxiety, self harm, I’m a black woman’s that’s gone through these things so why am I writing in the perspective of a white person? And so I stopped the publication of my book and decided to rewrite it. Because like Rihanna said blacks we are magic!! And I want to do something that she and other black girls can be proud of me for. I wanna be the Rihanna in writing!!! And of course I’ll always Stan her! That’s my queeeen! Even on my wedding day imma let my husband know that he don’t compare to ha and he better respect it.


Dannia also has a fan account on Twitter, which you can find here.

11:03 6 Jun 2016

The world’s biggest Desperado fan is also our Fan of the week. Everyone say hi to Tara!

1) Name and age?
Tara Turnpenny, aged 17.

2) Where do you live?
I live out the outskirts of Manchester, UK.

3) Occupation?
Currently, I have a part time job which I work on weekends. As well as being a full time college student studying law.

4) Number of times you’ve seen Rihanna live?
Unfortunately, none. Due to my age my parents only really started letting me go to concerts in 2014/2015 and because they didn’t really want to come with me it meant that I missed out on her previous tours….which sucks but I’m sure there’s many more to come to make up for it!

5) Are you attending ”ANTI WORLD TOUR”?
Yes!!! I’ll be attending Wembley, Coventry, Manchester and Malmo! Im super excited, with it being my first time seeing her live I’m struggling to contain myself. It’s been stressful planning but thankfully it has all worked out and I’m sure I will have the time of my life. It still doesn’t seem real that I’ll be meeting so many of my twitter friends who I’ve known for year whilst we all go and embrace what we love the most.


What does it mean to be a navy?
Honestly, it means everything to me. It doesn’t seem two minutes ago when I made my Stan account and started making so many friends. They’re all like my family. I couldn’t imagine how my life would be if I wasn’t a navy. It brings so much joy and happiness out of me that could never be replaced. I truly believe I’ve made friends for a life time and thats all because of Rihanna, and I don’t know what i’d do without them.

Will you share a personal Rihanna encounter with us?! Something she’s told you, taught you or done.
There’s quite a few that comes to mind, one that really stands out for me was when she followed me on Twitter a month after she had on Instagram back in 2014. I remember it so clearly, and it seems to be an hysterical moment within the navy. I just remember being in the car on the way to go see my horse and I was having one of those moments where I was praying she’d follow me back, and as I walked to the field to get my horse…literally as soon as I clipped the lead rope onto her my phone went crazy and thats when I saw it; and me being me of course lost the horse in the whole excitement of it and that was the first thing I tweeted. I laugh about it whenever I think about it.


A more recent one which really touches me is from February this year; I was having a really rough month due to an illness and it marked 6 months since I had to sell my horse after nearly 4 years of owning her. I really felt down and so I told Rihanna about it in her DM’s and she replied. It was my first DM from her, and I was just so glad and relieved that she knows about my illness and me losing my horse which was a huge part of my life for so long. I can honestly say that she helped me get through, her advice was so heart warming and now I can go about my daily business without that feeling of being lost. I really couldn’t thank her enough.



You’re kinda famous for editing videos in the navy. Is that something you wanna work with when you get older? And with Rih perhaps?
Yes! Editing videos is something i’ve enjoyed for so many years. It all began when I was around 10 and I used to edit videos of my horses that fitted with different music…I really fell in love with it. I really feel like i’ve progressed whilst being in the navy with the types of videos I produce, I mean I actually go through my old videos and I’m shocked at how much I’ve improved. I’m planning on leaving college and doing a film degree at university, focussing in on the editing side of it…although I’m not totally sure what career path I would go down as i’m stuck between music videos, tour visuals and other marketing campaigns, so I guess I’m just waiting for what works out the best!

My dream is to work with Rih, either on a music video, campaign or tour visuals…because i’ve been doing fan made videos for her for so long it would really be a dream come true for her to notice my work. I have many more unseen projects to come, and I’m so excited to share them with everyone.

You’re also (very) famous for being a Desperado Stan. What’s the deal about that song?!
Oh yes, Desperado is my song. My obsession with it is actually becoming laughable. I just don’t know what it is with this one song…it just does something to me?! It belongs in a art museum because that’s purely just what it is…Art. When I found out it was on the ANTI World Tour Setlist I honestly started fitting, I’ve never loved a song so much in my life until Desperado came into my life. I am so excited, yet scared to witness it live….i’m sure its a spiritual, out of body experience when she hits that high note but, I really don’t even think i’ll make it that far? I think everyone else is eager to see my reaction as much as I am to be honest!

In 10 years, what’s your dream life? Will Rihanna be a part of it?
In 10 years I hope to be enjoying life with my dream job of video editing, hopefully in the US which is where i’m eager to move to and study whilst at University. I’ll be 27 by then, and no doubt I will probably still have twitter, still talking about Desperado. I don’t know if things would change, I mean as I’m getting older my love for Rih doesn’t change so I’m more than certain I will still be up to my old ways doing what I love the most.


Mest läst Stockholm

Håll dig uppdaterad!

Gilla Nöjesguiden!

Vill du få veta precis allt som händer på nö Gilla oss på Facebook!


Andra bloggar