Rihanna as “Glamour Magazine”’s September cover girl.
Photo: Courtesy of “Glamour Magazine”
BAM. Here come the September issues! Exhibit A: Glamour rolls out with cover girl heavy-hitter Rihanna and GOOD LORD if she doesn’t look wonderful. As anyone who religiously reads a style blog knows, September is kind of a big deal for fashmags since it marks the onslaught of fall/winter trends, and URRybody knows that’s when the big bucks fly. Gracing a cover for this first autumnal month is a pretty big honor, and as the mags start to trickle into view, you’ll notice that the privilege is not bestowed upon just anyone. CASE IN POINT.
On this cover, the bodacious Barbados beauty illustrates how to transition into fall without having to renounce summer entirely. Sure, she’s wearing pants here. But they’re not just any pants. They’re sparkly, black SEQUINED pants (crucial distinction, people). And she’s paired them with a white backless halter top—the sartorial equivalent to “business in the front, party in the back.” Finally, her voluminous big barrel scarlet curls remind us that the changing of the seasons brings about the return of our hair’s long-lost best friend: crisp fall air that’s totally devoid of coif murdering HUMIDITY. Bless you, Riri, you beacon of hope, you shining example of unrealistic expectations—aka the IDEAL aspirational cover girl.