As a renowned party animal, she doesn't need many excuses to let her hair down to excess.
So Rihanna took to the Barbados carnival scene with aplomb, partying through to the early hours of Saturday morning in the island's capital Bridgetown.
And the 25-year-old singer looked typically striking in a nearly sheer white monokini, decorated with sparkling metallic panels.
Green face paint, blue and silver sunglasses, practical baseball boots and a white veil over her new short curly hairdo completed the look.
The star clutched a drink in one hand as she grinded behind several other partygoers at The Foreday Morning Jam party.
At one point, she also showed off the backless detail of her ensemble, getting down on all fours for some kind of breakdance move.
The bash, which took place on the street, began at midnight and ended at 6am, with Rihanna seemingly in it for the long haul.
'Woke up in paint and a veil from partying in de street all morning!!! #Barbados #FOREDAYmorning CROP OVA almost here!' she wrote on her Twitter on Saturday after her night out.
However, there was time for recovery for the singer, who tweeted that she was back to work, taking part in a new cover shoot - 'Glam starts now,' she wrote.
Rihanna was showing off her new curly hair style, switching from a menagerie of long wigs she has been sporting on stage during her Diamonds tour.
The star is currently on a two-month break from her world tour after recently jetting back home to Los Angeles from Europe.
She will travel east next month for shows in Macau, Manila and Singapore.