Rihanna Was Her Own Photographer & Stylist For Her Vogue Italia Shoot
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Rihanna Was Her Own Photographer & Stylist For Her Vogue Italia Shoot

It should come as no surprise to the Rihanna Navy that the pop star-turned-entrepreneur can do it all.

But Rihanna proved it once again this month when it was revealed that she shot and styled herself for this month’s Vogue Italia cover.

With a tagline of “Rihanna by Rihanna,” Ms. Fenty came correct with a dress by Valentino and a face beat by — what else? — Fenty Beauty.

Jahleel Weaver, a longtime collaborator of the pop princess, was tagged as being partially responsible for the project direction. Prior to this cover, Weaver also envisions creative projects for the Fenty brand and recently envisioned Rihanna’s Essence Magazine cover.

Rihanna first appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia back in September 2009. Twelve years later, she’s back on the cover — except this time, she curated and executed the whole shoot.

“On set, Rihanna played simultaneously the artist and the muse, the observer and the observed, the director and the character, experimenting on the fine line that exists between the two sides of an artist,” said Vogue Italia about its delightful cover girl.

 

 

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And Vogue Italia’s editor-in-chief said that this “Do It Yourself Issue” is part and parcel of its larger creative vision of minimalism and more artistic control.

“We’ve never invited the featured person to do everything by themselves: to pose, take the photographs and choose the clothes to wear,” said Emanuele Farneti. “If there was a right occasion for this new experiment, it could only have been the DIY issue. Neither could there have been a better protagonist than Rihanna – who has appeared on so many covers, but never like this time in the version in which she, and only she, has chosen to portray herself, without filters or any mediation.”

 

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