Rihanna gets another well-deserved cover and editorial in Vogue:
Rihanna covers the November 2012 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
Inside, she says things that are bound to get people talking:
On her relationship with Chris Brown: “The world hasn’t let go. They haven’t seen any progress in our friendship, because they don’t see anything. But they’re not on the inside. They can’t see what I see, unless they’re sitting in my point of view. I guess I’ll learn to accept that.”
On wanting to have fun on a date: “I would love to go on a date. You don’t think that? I’m a woman. A young woman, vibrant, and I love to have fun. No one asks. Trust me on that. I’m waiting for the man who’s ballsy enough to deal with me. And I have too many vaginas around me at this point!”
On the main qualities she looks for in a man: “Seriously, all I want is a guy to take me out and make me laugh for a good hour and take my ass back home,’ she said. ‘He doesn’t even have to come up. All I want is a conversation for an hour.”
Our take on the Chris Brown thing is this: It’s fucked up, but she’s free to make her own fucked-up life choices. When people start railing against it because they want her to be a role model, we have only one thing to say: STOP TURNING TO CELEBRITIES TO BE ROLE MODELS. And if the response to that is, “They already ARE role models, whether we want them to be or not,” then we say, rather than spending your energy railing against her for being a poor role model, spend it preaching to other people that celebrities make shitty role models. If there’s one thing we’d love to get across with this site (and it’s the entire thesis of our book), it’s that celebrities should be treated like the court jesters they are instead of like the messianic figures the media tries to turn them into. Teach your children well: Rihanna is a talented pop singer and a stunningly beautiful woman, but no one should look at her as anything more than that.
Having gotten THAT heavy topic out of the way, let’s look at Rihanna giving face and wearing pretty dresses.
Valentino Lace Dress. Gaspar Fingerless Gloves.
Dior Haute Couture Hand-embroidered Silk Cutoff Dress. Céline Mules.
Michael Kors Crimson Embroidered Floral-lace Dress.
Rosamosario Bustier Bodysuit and Revillon Lace Pencil Skirt with Mink-and-fox Trim.
Marc Jacobs Sequined Silk Top and Skirt.
She makes a shitty template upon which one should model their life, but she sure as hell knows how to work a dress and a camera.
[Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz for vogue.com]