Ariana Grande was recently promoting her new makeup line R.E.M. beauty, which is currently selling at Ulta Beauty and Selfridges. On August 26, she posted some photos and a short video of herself leaving the famous London department store wearing a fun vintage-style look from Prada.
She wore a black bandeau top that left her shoulders and abs bare, which she paired with an A-line skirt in a green checkered pattern that swept down to her ankles. The skirt is from Prada’s spring/summer 2022 collection. Co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons want the pieces to have a modern appeal while playing with the dressy cuts of more historical looks.
Under the hem, Grande wore a pair of black pumps to complete the entire ensemble’s hint of glamour. In the video, she is carrying one of the well-known yellow Selfridges bag and approaches an SUV with an ad for her makeup line printed on the door. In a carousel of pics on her timeline, she showed off the look, turning to flash her shoulder tattoo to the camera.
Grande had her brunette locks swept back into a ponytail with a side part and some long soft bangs along one side of her face. She kept her makeup very natural, with light eyeshadow and a nude lip.
The singer and actress has been working on the film adaptation of the musical Wicked and promoting her line, but that doesn’t mean a new album is off the table. While posting about her R.E.M. line in late July, a fan on TikTok warned the pop icon, “Pls remember you’re a singer.”
Grande responded, writing in a comment, “I have actually never felt more at home in my voice or like more of a singer.”
Though she’s clearly comfortable standing up for herself, Grande took a moment to thank the other fans who defended her, writing back, “Love u so much.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.