Earlier this week, we got our first glimpse at Rihanna's upcoming cover and spread for V Magazine. While the five images from the spread certainly could've held us until the full issue drops on May 7, today must be our lucky day, because even more images have been released.
While IRL Rih may be all about that pizza-print bikini lifestyle, for V, she's into heavy blue eyeliner, sparkly hoops, and, of course, a fur to lounge in. This is definitely not what my poolside photos look like—I wear waaaaay more fur in mine (JK).
In another photo, Rih pairs her light hair with a white bathing suit and knee-high boots. While boots aren't the preferred beach footwear of many people, if Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele and Rihanna are on board, we should probably be looking into getting beach-ready knee-highs, right?
And, finally, from the new release comes perhaps the greatest two photos of our generation—Rihanna in a Juicy Couture velour sweatshirt and using a cup as, essentially, a pasty. Between the bright colors, the way Rihanna holds a straw, and the revival of Juicy, these photos are flawless. BRB, getting both of them tattooed across my back—no regrets!
If these images have piqued your interest—and, um, if they haven't you should probably get your pulse checked—you can preorder Issue 95 on V's website.