Rihanna pictured as a 14-year-old girl modeling costumes in her home country of ...

Rihanna pictured as a 14-year-old girl modeling costumes in her home country of ...
Rihanna pictured as a 14-year-old girl modeling costumes in her home country of ...

Years before becoming a singing sensation and fashion designer, Rihanna was just a 14-year-old girl showcasing her flair for creativity in her home country of Barbados.

Photos of the future superstar capture Rihanna modeling and designing costumes. 

Barbadian designer Anwar Muhammad, 72, said Rihanna used to help him create styles for a street festival back she was 'just Robyn.'

Future superstar: Years before becoming a singing sensation and fashion designer, Rihanna was just a 14-year-old girl showcasing her flair for creativity in her home country of Barbados

Future superstar: Years before becoming a singing sensation and fashion designer, Rihanna was just a 14-year-old girl showcasing her flair for creativity in her home country of Barbados 

Even at a young age, Muhammad said Rihanna was 'destined' to be 'number one'. 

Muhammad said that Rihanna and her friends would visit his studio in Roberts Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael to help him create costumes for Crop Over. 

'To be honest I would not say I played a major role in her career but I am still proud of her, I think her designs are out of this world and I am simply happy I got to see glimpses of that potential all those years ago,' Anwar recalled. 

He shared photos of Rihanna working on the designs with her friends from a scrapbook that he kept throughout the years.   

Young designer: Muhammad said that Rihanna and her friends would visit his studio in Roberts Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael to help him create costumes for the street festival Crop Over

Young designer: Muhammad said that Rihanna and her friends would visit his studio in Roberts Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael to help him create costumes for the street festival Crop Over

Anwar met Rihanna 19 years ago while taking photos for her school's sports day at her alma mater, The Combermere School. 

'Back then I was a photographer taking pictures of Combermere's sports day. I looked back in the stands and saw this one girl and asked if I could take her picture. 

'There was just something about her, she stood out in the crowd. Even then she was destined to number one,' he recalled. 

Back then: Anwar also told the story of how he first met Rihanna 19 years ago at her alma mater The Combermere School

Back then: Anwar also told the story of how he first met Rihanna 19 years ago at her alma mater The Combermere School

Memories: He shared photos of Rihanna working on the designs with her friends from a scrapbook that he kept throughout the years

Memories: He shared photos of Rihanna working on the designs with her friends from a scrapbook that he kept throughout the years

Helping out: Anwar explained that he was making costumes for a tribute to the popular Soca band Krosfyah. He asked the group if they wanted to assist him, a request to which they readily agreed

Helping out: Anwar explained that he was making costumes for a tribute to the popular Soca band Krosfyah. He asked the group if they wanted to assist him, a request to which they readily agreed

Anwar explained that he was making costumes for a tribute to the popular Soca band Krosfyah. He asked the group if they wanted to assist him, a request to which they readily agreed.

Muhammed said that the children came over to his studio almost every day but Rihanna's focus and dedication to the project set her apart.

'Her mother used to drop her off on mornings. She wasn't Rihanna then, just Robyn,' he reminisced 'That year we were paying special tribute to the music band Krosfyah so we designed costumes as such.'

He continued, 'She was always focused, more so

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