“The point is to be audacious, even jaw-dropping or button-pushing — while remaining true to yourself.” – Anna Wintour on Rihanna, CFDA Fashion Icon Award 2014

Kabog ni mamang! Panalo ang quote nya na “She can beat me, but she can’t beat my outfit!” Lavet! Winner ka dyan! Very true! Hahaha! Here’s the transcript of her speech. Love love love Riri!

“Growing up I didn’t have a lot of access to fashion. But as far as I could remember, fashion has always been my defense mechanism. Even as a child I remember thinking, “She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.”And to this day I mean, that is how I think about it. I can compensate for all my weaknesses with my fashion. And so really, you really can … I enjoy the most that you can tell so much about who someone is just by their style — the way they put fashion together. And I think fashion has been an outlet for me to express myself, to speak up, to say who I am and to be very loud about it at times, and I just like to have fun with it. Fashion is just a world of thrills, it’s exciting, there’s no rules, there’s just … I mean, SHE has tons of rules [gestures at Anna Wintour] … Scratch that! Scratch that! There are RULES! But rules are meant to be broken.”


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Watch the acceptance speech here!