More than just a starlet known for her insane riffs, Rihanna has become a style icon to many the world over. It's no surprise then, that she's been trying her hand at design collaborations. Teaming up with the leading purveyor of sleek sexy shoes, the footwear collection is slated to launch this coming May.

A total of six limited edition designs in denim — from heeled sandals to thigh-high boots — have been embroidered with intricate patterns inspired by Rihanna's hand tattoos. Always been a fan of the singer's ink? Here's an elegant and non-permanent way of procuring them for yourself.

Speaking of the collaboration with Mr Manolo Blahnik, Rihanna professed: "I have always loved Manolo Blahniks. Mr Manolo's shoes are the most luxurious and timeless shoe there is! His designs make women feel incredible when they wear them, so to be able to collaborate with him and combine our sensibilities has been a dream come true!" 

The Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik collaboration will be available only in the following countries and stores: The Burlington Arcade (London), 54th Street (New York), and Elements (Hong Kong), from 5 May.