Rihanna is on the cover of the November issue of Vogue, but it’s not the first time the singer has been featured on the front of the famous glossy. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, Rihanna wears a strapless red Valentino dress in the photo. She’s seated among hay at the Tejon Ranch in Lebec, California and shows off her new pixie haircut. Inside the pages of the magazine, the singer wears more beautiful designs by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Dior Haute Couture, and more.
Rihanna was first featured on the cover of Vogue in April 2011 sporting a mermaid-inspired look. In the cover photo, which was also shot by Leibovitz, the singer wore a sheer floral Chanel gown and accented the look with her bright red hair.
The poses from each cover are similar and Rihanna wears red lipstick in both photos, but other than this, the covers are much different. The changes are fitting considering the singer believes she has changed as a person since the first cover photo was shot. Rihanna says she’s fearless and is now much more comfortable with who she is. She’s grown up and learned to not only embrace change, but to infuse it into her fashion sense and her music, which has been made obvious through her much-talked-about outfit choices and scandalous tracks.
No Rihanna interview would be complete without some talk of Chris Brown, so of course the topic of their relationship came up. The singer says there was a point when she and Brown couldn’t be friends because they hated each other so much, but they’ve made progress and are now rebuilding their friendship. There’s so much “obsession” with the former couple because the public doesn’t see what happens behind the scenes, so rumors abound and stir up media attention no matter what’s actually going on between them. She’s still trying to get used to the fact that people are going to make up stories about them, but she’s hoping that once the public finds some sort of closure for the relationship, they’ll stop being so consumed with it.
Whether or not Brown is the man in her life, Rihanna does admit that she’s interested in dating. She says she hasn’t been on a real date in a long, long time, but that she would love to. “I’m a woman. A young woman, vibrant, and I love to have fun, “ adds Rihanna. She just wants to go out with someone, talk, and laugh for a night, which must be hard to do when all eyes are on you.
You probably have plenty to say about Rihanna’s love life, but what do you think of her two Vogue covers? She’s now part of a small group of people to cover the magazine twice, which she made clear with a tweet stating, “Mama I made it! Here’s #2.”