Rihanna is red hot, rocking Chanel and making history as Vogue Magazine’s April 2011 covergirl.
At the tender age of 23, the pop sensation has now gained the honor of being the youngest Black woman to cover the high fashion magazine…. twice!
The singer first appeared topless in the Italian version of the magazine, and now she’s showing off her flawless shape in the publication’s 10th anniversary ‘shape’ issue.
‘Over the holidays, and even during filming, I realized that I actually like my body, even if it’s not perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy,’ she told the magazine.
‘For the first time, I don’t want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it’s not unhealthy, so I’m going to rock with it.’
More shots + behind the scenes video of Rihanna’s VOGUE shoot below:
Rihanna figured out that style mattered to her early on.
“When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else,” she says. “So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls. And I got desperate for things that weren’t available in Barbados. I would cut things out of magazines. I was obsessed with creating a visual with clothing, and the way things are combined.”
How does she think about fashion now?
“It’s become more about taking a risk. When I am putting looks together, I dare myself to make something work. I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that’s a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me. I think that’s the thrill in fashion.”
Read more excerpts from Rihanna’s Vogue interview HERE. The issue hits stands later this week…