COVER: RIHANNA BY ANNIE LEIBOVITZ, VOGUE US, NOVEMBER 2012
Posted on October 13, 2012
That Rihanna reign just don’t let up…
Having secured yet another UK no.1 with new single Diamonds as well as dropping the official album name and artwork 2 days ago, Ms Fenty carries on her promotional onslaught, captured by Annie Leibovitz’s lens kneeling in a red Valentino Resort 2012 lace dress in the middle of a golden field for the November cover of US Vogue.
The singer is giving all sorts of “don’t f*ck with me” attitude accompanied, bizarrely, by the quote “I Love to have Fun.” That may be the case dear, but you sure as hell don’t look like it here!
Aside from that small mishap, I think the cover is great! Rihanna’s demeanor here coincides perfectly with her “Unapologetic” theme this year, and because of the setting, it’s almost as if she is paying tribute to the Loud era, but with a much more sinful edge. The girl pillar box red curls, the layering and the nostalgic summer haze have been replaced with a sharper image, khol rimmed eyes, a severely cut black pixie crop and bundles of attitude.