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Barbadian designer gets big boost after Rihanna rocks her crochet dress




Barbadian designer Shanice Taylor has been drumming up a lot of business since business mogul Rihanna wore her crochet dress.

Taylor learned how to crotchet seven months ago to start another stream of income after the pandemic affected her retail business. The mother of three did not expect her design to be worn by fellow Barbadian native and music-entrepreneur mogul Rihanna; and then featured on British Vogue barely a year into her new craft.

Her life changed overnight when Rihanna shared a photo of herself in Taylor’s crochet dress to promote the latest addition to her Fenty Skin, Butta Drop. Followers of the fashion icon quickly caught on with her outfit. Soon the hashtag #outfitforthesummer and #vaxedandwaxed flooded the comments section under the post.

Then Riri tagged her as the designer of her sexy cream crotchet dress.
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“I wasn’t even checking social media when this post came out. I was just home like a normal day and my friend …messaged me and told me ‘Shanice look you dress there!’ It was surreal. It was like a dream because I never dreamt that my dress would actually get worn by Rihanna,” Taylor shared.

Taylor had just a small following on social media. After the tag, everything has changed. She now has pending orders from the USA, Germany, Ghana, and Canada and her phone has not stopped ringing since her dress was featured in British Vogue as well.

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“That [Instagram post] took me to a whole other level. I have been getting hundreds of requests and I am just taking it day by day. I am thankful for every moment and I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

She is now living every newbie designer’s dream of having such a huge endorsement from none other than the trendsetter herself — Rihanna — who left a sweet comment under Taylor’s Instagram post.

Taylor now hopes her business attains new heights. “I hope it goes really far. I’m just going to keep doing it and hopefully, it takes off from her,” Taylor said to Barbados Today.

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