Just when you thought Rihanna couldn't become any more of a fashion icon, the sartorial innovator/risk-taker went and did the unthinkable—even for her—for her Tush magazine cover and spread. No, it doesn't involve tush—unlike her shoot for Lui magazine, which resulted in her departure from Instagram. Instead, it's all about Rihanna's hair, which is long, white, and coordinated with her eyebrows.
But obviously, if anyone can make white hair and brows cool, it's going to be Rihanna. In the shoot, Ri takes white hair from Golden Girls status to sci-fi nymph. I'm not even sure what's happening in 75% of the photos, but it still makes me want to grab a bottle of bleach and go to town.
The highlight (heh) has to be Riri's all-white sandy look where she wears some kind of brass headband (ouch?) and a spiny side attachment that doubles as a clever joke. #Tumbleweave, y'know?
Rihanna's other all-white look is equally compelling. It's like a painting in the sense that you could stare at it for hours and still keep finding new things. Like, what exactly is up with Ri's headgear? Is it three headbands held together by pearl-beaded chains that Miley could have made in a crafts session? Or some kind of fashion-forward fascinator we mortals aren't yet hip to? IDK, but I like it. Likewise, her white ostrich feather coat is awe-inspiring.
Riri wears even more feathers (!) in an iridescent, crow-like look where she just kind of chills on top of what looks like a body of water. Or, are those clouds? Is she flying? I wouldn't be surprised, TBH.
An immediate way to draw the sun to your legs? Wear reflective thigh-high boots. Between them and the silver jewelry across her nose, Rih will definitely be evenly tanned.
Here we see Rihanna's desert goth chic attempt, paired with with a head fascinator that reminds me of organic chemistry.
As for looks you and I could copy, the closest would have to be her simple purple-lipped look where she wears a handful of chains and a drape-y leather jacket.
I know it's only September, but I'm calling it now: between this, Lui, and her wolf woman W cover, Rihanna won 2014 editorials.