Pop star and beauty mogul Rihanna has been tapped as the cover star of Vogue Australia‘s May issue.
The issue also features the music icon’s Savage X Fenty lingerie line. Shots for the issue were taken in London as the publication said the Star insisted on styling in her own brand.
Rihanna is pictured posed in different pieces from the Savage X Fenty topped with snazzy topcoats, overcoats and blazers.
Vogue writing on the cover said;
“Since her Savage X Fenty lingerie debuted one year ago, Rihanna has taken a completely and undeniably empowering approach to the business of making us feel really good about ourselves from the inside out, whatever our body type, culture, age or life stage. She has channelled her own intuition about how things in this cruel and careless world could be, and all her boundless energy has quite simply connected.
Perhaps she has managed it because she isn’t the prescriptive skinny (white) woman. She has embraced her own body type, real curves and all, and she isn’t insecure or self-conscious about it, which for a global phenomenon is unheard of. Refreshing. It comes from a good place, and for her Navy, as she likes to refer to those women who follow her – @badgalriri 69 million and rising – she naturally leads and inspires. Her position is unique”
The singer had some years back been recruited by the first Australian Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard as an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education. The two had first met at a dinner in New York and had after then gone on visitations to schools in Malawi as part of charity work for the foundation.
Speaking to Vogue on the star Gillard said:
“I believe Rihanna sees education as a real enabler. She left school young because she was discovered young, so she’s conscious that she didn’t finish her own schooling. She talked to me about her brothers and how determined she’d been that they finished school, so I think she’s got this very personal sense that individual education really matters.”
Read full cover story on vogue.com.au
By Sarah Oyedo