Rihanna covers American Vogue for the third time, and her latest spread is her most dazzling yet!
We got a sneak peek when fuzzy images of the cover and a inside pics leaked online, but now we have the full spread as well as Rihanna’s interview.
In the mag she talks fashion tips, not always wanting to be famous, her love of menswear and her ever-changing hairstyles.
It’s quite the lengthy read, but here are a few excerpts:
Her take on undergarments:
“If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra. If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.”
On comparing her talent to other artists:
“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. ”
On her love of menswear:
When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn’t want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor. All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes. I loved wearing hats and scarves and snapbacks on my head. It was my way of rebelling. I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts. 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.”
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. I love baggy things. I wear men’s clothes, men’s shoes, oxfords, creepers…etc.
You will never be stylish if you don’t take risks. If you go into a men’s shop and try something, they would look at you like, that’s a bad bitch.”
On always changing her hairstyle:
“It’s not my hair, but the girl who donated it, she’s the bomb. 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.”
You can read the rest of Rihanna’s interview via Vogue. Check out some more fabulous photos from the spread.