Rihanna covers V Magazine Issue 95 in no shirt, a Versace bathing suit bottom, and matching bright aqua eyeliner. Oh, and her hair is platinum—like, pretty much the blondest we've ever seen her. Seriously, if summer could be encapsulated in one photo, it would be this, right?
The Steven Klein shoot, styled by queen Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele—who also styled Selena Gomez on V's last cover—features Rih enjoying a number of summer's finest activities, including sitting in a pool and eating a popsicle. Because she's Rihanna, she does each wearing fur—if you see anyone at the pool this summer accessorizing her bathing suit with a fur shrug, you know why (that person will be me).
In another shot, she sunbathes in a pink Polo Ralph Lauren bathing suit and bright yellow Alexandre Vauthier fur coat. Of course, sure. In an excerpt from the interview, Rih reveals a lot about how busy she's been, including the fact that she's been working "on two albums." Excuse me, WHAT?!? She says:
I didn’t actually take time off. The past two years are the hardest I’ve ever worked. I’ve been working on two albums, an animated film, shooting for multiple magazines, designing for Puma and Stance [socks], a new line of fragrances, a summer tour, I launched my first annual Diamond Ball at the end of last year, and I’ve also been developing several projects to be revealed in the near future.
While we know she's starred in Home, covered basically every magazine on Earth, is collaborating with Puma, and has released a number of fragrances, the two album reveal comes as, um, a bit of a surprise.
The full issue will be out on May 7, but you can pre-order it now on V's site. Summer has come early and it's all thanks to Rihanna. Bowing forever at this goddess.