If there was any doubt that Rihanna—the singer, songwriter, designer, muse, actress, etc.— has got us all wrapped around her finger, let us please bring your attention to her right-hand pointer. The artist landed at JFK Airport yesterday, just days before her anticipated Savage x Fenty show for New York Fashion Week. From her hand hung what we can only assume is her carry-on luggage: a handbag resembling a New York City yellow taxi. It was about the size of her palm.
The bag, from Delvaux’s Les Miniatures Big Apple Collection, dangled from Rihanna’s manicured fingers and accented an outfit that’s actually not too far from what the rest of the world wears on an airplane: sweatpants and a cut-off hoodie. In photos she’s seen smiling and looking happy, which is more than many of us can say when making our way out of a crowded airport terminal.
But Rihanna is not your average flyer—nor average anyone, for that matter. Still, people had questions (and guesses as to what was in that tiny bag).
Though this is not the first time Rihanna’s dabbled in the micro bag trend, this latest style seems especially surprising in the hands of such megastar talent. One who’s on the verge of a huge New York Fashion Week moment. One who, rumor has it, will release a new album by end of year. One who’s recently been named the world’s richest female musician. And one who, well, just got off a plane.
And yet, in this unbothered, unencumbered, big mood, there’s so much hiding up Rihanna’s sleeve at this moment, she doesn’t even need a bag. The one she’s holding is just a reminder that she has it secured.
Originally Appeared on Glamour