Rocking her fame on the Elle magazine July 2010 issue cover shoot; … not sure when they actually shot this but as you probably know by now Rihanna has changed her hair already.
Here is some back stage action:
As everyone knows Rihanna has been killing us with her cutting edge high fashion style for the past 2-3 years, Elle keep that edgy look whilst making it a little vintage.
Most of the looks are safari inspired although they opted for bright sparkles on the cover; .. they get very wild inside with the help of designers from Lanvin & Cartier to Cavalli & Phillip Lim.
In the interview she talks about her favourite designers and a little about her love life … read more from the Elle interview below:
On Rated R album: “I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity—a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”
On Matt Kemp: “I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”
On popstardom : “If I were in Barbados still, I would be dreaming about this. I asked for it, and I love it, so why am I complaining? My first day on tour, I remember saying ‘I’m so tired—this is so much.’ Then I thought, What the fuck? You asked for this—you prayed to God to tour like Madonna.”
On designers she admires: “It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a JeanPaul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”
On Chris Brown: “A year ago, I was very confused. Because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel to feel the pain, the confusion.”