Humbled and blessed. That’s how native designer Shanice Taylor is feeling at this time.
Taylor has been crocheting for simply seven months however she has already achieved a objective that different designers have solely dreamed of.
Hailing from Rihanna Drive, Bridgetown, St Michael, a stone’s throw away from the childhood dwelling of worldwide recording artiste Rihanna, Taylor has made a crochet piece worn by the celebrity herself.
In an unique interview with Barbados TODAY, Taylor defined how she made it occur.
“It began throughout quarantine after I approached Melissa [Rihanna’s best friend]. She normally comes and spends a while with my neighbours, so I simply approached her someday and requested if she’d thoughts sporting considered one of my swimsuits and she or he stated, ‘Certain.’”
Taylor stated Melissa agreed. She then requested her if she may make a costume for her, which she did. She defined that the singer and her greatest buddy had been on the island when it was approaching Rihanna’s birthday so Melissa stated she would give Taylor’s costume to Rihanna for her birthday.
The photograph of Rihanna sporting Taylor’s design was featured on the Vogue web site on Tuesday.
“When it obtained posted I wasn’t even checking social media, considered one of my buddies noticed it and was like, ‘Shanice, Shanice that is the costume.’ I then obtained on social media and noticed … To be trustworthy, it was actually surreal, I couldn’t even imagine it myself as a result of I by no means in 1,000,000 years anticipated my costume to go thus far,” she stated.
She advised Barbados TODAY that whereas nonetheless in shock over the way it has blown up, she has gotten hundreds of requests and has plans to proceed crocheting.
“I hope it goes actually far. I’m simply going to maintain doing it and hopefully it takes off from her,” she stated.