Rihanna Covers Vogue, Talks Fashion Rules: "If I'm Wearing a Top, I Don't Wear a Bra"
Spoiler alert: Rihanna is indeed on Vogue's March cover.
As if you didn't already know after photos from the upcoming issue leaked online last week and speculation began to build that the singer had landed her third U.S. cover—now we've got the official confirmation.
For her first magazine cover in 2014, the pop star went back to her black pixie haircut and minimal makeup. Donning embellished jeans and a sheer Louis Vuitton top, she embodies the "Go Bold" spring fashion ideals the coverlines refer to.
Last month, fashion bible successfully managed to keep images from Lena Dunham's debut under wraps, but this time it appears Rihanna's fans (or as the pop star calls them her "navy") we're too excited to wait for Anna Wintour's preferred timeline.
Inside the issue, Rihanna dishes on the personal fashion rules that create her signature style. "If I'm wearing a top, I don't wear a bra. If I'm wearing a bra, I just wear a bra." (See cover for example.)
Undergarments aside, her real fixation is menswear, which started at an early age. "I love baggy things. I wear men's clothes, men's shoes, oxfords, creepers." she explains, adding: "When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn't want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor. All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes. I loved wearing hats and scarves and snapbacks on my head. It was my way of rebelling. I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts."
Now let's flashback to November 2012, when the singer still had her pixie cut and sported a sizzling red Valentino dress on her second cover for the publication. This was just a little over a year after she landed her first cover for the magazine and was then sporting her "Rihanna Red" hairstyle, which she paired with a see-through floral Chanel gown.