It’s easy for most celebrities to keep their Vogue covers under wraps. But Rihanna has a Navy, and they constantly need to be fed. Last week, her March cover leaked and now, more details from the spread are out.
On her third cover for the fashion bible, the Bajan singer poses with absolute ease and talks about her love of fashion and what sets her apart. As if we don’t know already. This go round’ she was photographed by David Simms, unlike the previous two shot by Annie Leibovitz, but kept to her pixie cut that she had on the November 2012 cover.
For the cover she’s wearing a Louis Vuitton applique top and embellished jeans, but also wears Spring 2014 looks from Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Versace, Maison Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein in the spread.
For the interview writer, Plum Sykes talks to Alexander Wang, Olivier Rousteing and Rihanna herself. The pair enjoy an afternoon of playing dress up while chatting about her current life events. Seemingly more stable and happy than ever before, the 26-year-old keeps the conversations honest, yet light.
On wearing painful heels: “It’s not about pain. It’s about the commitment. I say to myself, ‘I want to look like this,’ and worry about the pain later. I’ve had nights I had to tiptoe home and the balls of my feet wouldn’t even allow me to stand.”
On her accessories: “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.”
On being famous: “I never wanted to be famous. I just wanted my music to be heard all over the world.”
On Instagram: “Instagram is my way of communicating to the world. 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. I follow girls from the Middle East. It gives you ideas.”
On moving to New York full time: “I’ve downsized. I want a smaller closet. I want simpler. I want to just take it back to what’s important.”