Rihanna lands her third VOGUE cover and was dubbed by the magazine as “fashion’s most exciting new muse.” Our favorite bad girl graced the pages of VOGUE rocking her signature pixie cut, along with designer threads by Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, Rodarte and many more.
The spread is a combination of sultriness and edginess. Inside the Bajan beauty dished on her love for weaves, being a rebel, and how fashion is apart of her brand. She also gives us a clue on what’s going on when she posts those crazy Instagram pics.
Take a peek:
Who Rihanna Follows on Instagram
“Instagram is my way of communicating to the world,” she says. “When I’m on tour, I keep fans in the loop. I don’t really think about it too much. Literally, I can be sitting in a car and be bored, so I do a selfie just because I’m bored. Or if my dog is running around in circles and I think that’s funny, I put it on Instagram.” As for who Rihanna follows on Instagram? “I follow girls from the Middle East. It gives you ideas.”
On Being a Rebel
“I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain, or against society’s tight lane, and I’m aware of that sometimes. It might not be fitting with the norm, but that’s OK for me.”
“It’s not my hair, but the girl who donated it, she’s the bomb,” says Rihanna. “Black girls never let anyone see this,” she adds, pulling apart the locks at the back of her head to show me the intricate workings of the false hair, which is woven into a net attached to her own. “I have two main hair people I work with. They’re always with me. I’m like, ‘I’m bored! I wanna change my hair!’ That’s the good thing about a weave. You can do whatever with it.”
Rihanna and Fashion
She wants to start a fashion label soon. She thinks fashion is a big part of her success. “It’s not all down to my voice. There’s people with way more talent than I when it comes to singing. Bigger voices. But people want to know who you are. Fashion is a clear indication, a way to express your attitude, your mood.”
Rihanna is definitely a trend setter and fashion’s “IT” girl. The 5’8 songstress is a muse for designers like Alexander Wang, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, and Tom Ford.
Is Rihanna your favorite style star? She’s definitely at the top of my list.
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Image Credit:David Sims, Vogue, March 2014