Dawn Richard’s everyday outfits are dramatic enough. Just take that fringed, jewel-encrusted bodysuit that she recently wore with a matching cowboy hat that redefined the so-called “yeehaw agenda,” as she put it. But in classic Leo fashion, she takes things even further when she’s dressing for her birthday. Last year, she fashioned a cascading canary yellow durag that was so long it doubled as a cape, and this year, she managed to one-up herself by turning the idea of the birthday suit on its head.
Richard, who just celebrated her birthday yesterday, has been posting a series of dramatic outfit shots in an undisclosed location seemingly somewhere in the American Southwest given the background: vast blue sky and classic desert brush. She’s been posing in copper bodysuits with metallic heeled boots and white button-downs, which she paired with little else. But her “birthday suit,” as she describes it, is her most eye-catching look of the week yet. With her heeled shoe resting atop a pile of chopped wood, haystacks perfectly aligned behind her, Richard took on her big day in a deconstructed Y/Project denim pair of pants, a barely-there back bra, and a Louis Vuitton bandana which she used to obscure part of her face. What better way to celebrate Leo season than turning yourself into the chicest outlaw in town?
Originally Appeared on Vogue