❝ I grew up on a really small island. And I didn’t have a lot of access to fashion. But as far as I can remember, fashion has always been my defense mechanism. Even as I child I remember thinking, ‘She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.’ Even today I feel I can compensate all of my weaknesses with my fashion. It’s been a way for me to express myself. To speak up and say who I am. And to be very loud about it.
Rihanna accepting the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award (via cocainemoss)