Anna Wintour loves her some Rihanna. And why wouldn’t she? Every time the pop star is on the cover of Vogue she kills it.
The glossy shifts gears with Robyn Rihanna Fenty’s third cover for the March 2014 issue. Riri rocks a black sequined crop top, jeans, a pixie cut and minimal makeup. It’s simplicity at its finest and Riri is serving face. But casual is not typically Vogue’s style, especially not for its covers.
Vogue tagged along with the fashion icon on a shopping trip to talk all things style, fame, religious beliefs and moving to New York City.
On whether or not Rih wears panties:
“If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra. If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.”
The pop star says she loves men's fashion and taking risks.
"I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor," she told Vogue. "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 b-tch.'”
Riri also admits she never wanted to be famous, she just wanted to sing. When asked about singers that may have a better voice than her she has an opinion.
“It’s not all down to my voice," she says. "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.”
And speaking of fashion, Rihanna is giving edgy grunge, girl next door, baggy tomboy '90s fashion throughout the spread. On the cover she resembles Lisa Bonet (or Denise Huxtable from “The Cosby Show”) so much so that you have to do a double take. The oversized flannel and black jacket is giving '90s R&B vibes-- when singers could sell records looking like tomboys yet still be considered sexy.
This spread a testament to age old adage “less is more.” Rihanna really has become a fashion icon. Put her in a garbage bag and she’ll make it look flyer than a gown on any red carpet. Rih pulled off every last look flawlessly.
(Photos: Vogue Magazine, March 2014)