Melissa Forde, the brown-skin beauty accompanying pop superstar Rihanna in nearly every picture, is much more than her BFF. She’s stepping out on her own, creating her own brand of bucket hats just in time for warmer temperatures, M$$XWT.

The line consists of three unique styles: the “Black Beauty,” a hat made of a fine black mesh, the “Rastaprint,” an updated take on the classic print and the “Pink Pineapple,” a vibrant adaption of the tropical plant. And of course when it came to finalizing the designs and the ad campaign, her best gal pal Ms. Fenty played a huge role.

Even D.C. rapper Wale snagged the photographer, known for her photography skills of Rih-Rih’s tours, to design vibrant colored bucket hats for his own line, Wrking Title.

The collection is available now, costing $55 each hat.
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