By now, most of you are aware that Rihanna will return for the third time to our beloved Vogue US on their March cover 2014. For those who are living under the rock, here is the cover:
On her weave:
“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.”
On her jewelry:
“My jewelry’s all fake—from Claire’s. Or I get it from my mom’s boutique in Barbados. Her shop’s called FAB-U-LUS.” (I love that Rihanna, who, according to Forbes, earned $43 million last year, wears throwaway jewelry.)
On fashion tips:
“It’s fierce. This is dope leather. More than anything, I like a jacket. You can do anything with a great jacket, the bigger the better. You can have any silhouette underneath. It gives you an attitude. It makes a gown look cool.” She is sounding authoritative. I could learn something from her about fashion. “I love baggy things. I wear men’s clothes, men’s shoes, oxfords, creepers.”
On her rebellious personae:
“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.”
On what her fans means to her:
“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.”
Read more at Vogue.
The only question I want to ask is, Why did Anna choose that god-awful cover instead of this flawless portrait?