Christmas has come early for Rihanna as her designer buddies Donatella Versace, Stella McCartney and Miuccia Prada have showered her with gifts she's only too eager to share via social media
The regular handwritten thank you letter is officially dead - and it's been buried in a digital coffin. The proof? Rihanna's badgalriri Instagram account, of course.
Christmas has certainly come early for the singer, who has received a truckload of early presents from her fashion designer besties. But forget sending thank-you letters; instead she has Instagrammed her various hauls posting abbreviated words of thanks alongside each image.
'Dear Rihanna here is a handbag from my new Spring Collection. Hope you enjoy. XO Donatella' said Italy's favourite blonde bombshell, to which Rihanna replied: 'Major baby! Thank u'.
A large box from team Prada contained 'Some FW13 Prada and Miu Miu love for the cutest girl who will wear them like no other' with said love made manifested with shoes, round sunglasses and a blue and red chequered Prada bowling bag. 'Christmas!!' wrote Rihanna in thanks, 'Thank you Miuccia and your wonderful team.'
And it doesn't stop there. 'We are such huge fans we hope you like this special out fit we made for you' wrote the Rodarte sisters with said outfit consisting of a beaded bustier with a skirt or possibly a pair of shorts so small they were swamped by the hand-drawn card. 'Love you more,' gushed RiRi.
And finally, a pink fluro clutch and bra top came by way of Stella McCartney. 'To Rihanna Love Stella' with a hand-drawn holly leaf read the card, to which RiRi responded simply: 'Wifey'.
With 10,707,049 Instagram followers (and rising), a picture speaks a thousand words but for the rest of us, we're sure granny would appreciate your dropping her a line by more traditional methods.