• Rihanna graces Paper Magazine cover


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    Rihanna really can't make a photoshoot where she's looking bad! The superstar singer managed to rock almost every color of the rainbow in the latest Paper Magazine issue! Make sure to check all the photos and get the magazine when it's out on newstands!

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    PAPER MAG: It's been almost ten years since Rihanna first graced our cover back in August 2007. It was right when she'd released her explosive third album Good Girl Gone Bad featuring the smash single "Umbrella." Back then, just like her album's title implies, Rihanna was at a turning point in her career, starting to break out of the glossy, pop princess mold and find her voice and her unique sense of style. "[Good Girl Gone Bad] really represents my liberation," she told our writer Bevy Smith at the time.

    In the decade since, she's certainly found that freedom. She's dropped five more albums, including last year's hit Anti; was named CFDA's Fashion Icon of the Year in 2014 (and accepted the award in that unforgettable, crystal-studded see-through Adam Selman gown); designed two Fenty Puma collections with the athletic brand (and will debut her third in Paris on March 6th); received the MTV Video Vanguard Award last August; and even traveled to Cambridge, MA, earlier this week to accept Harvard's Humanitarian of the Year Award. And, amidst all this, what's nearly as remarkable as her creative and professional accomplishments is the fact that she's remained the cool, DGAF chick who will bring a bedazzled flask to the Grammys and often returns home to Barbados to don a bejeweled bikini and feathered headdress for carnival.

    Now, the woman who can do it all is lending her talents to Hollywood; she's part of the all-female Ocean's Eight cast, starring alongside acting heavyweights like Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway. For our spring #BreakTheRules cover, our team took inspiration from her budding acting career and chameleon-like powers of transformation to cast her as a high fashion clerk in a bodega of the future. "We thought it would be interesting to put a superstar like Rih in such an everyday surrounding," says Shannon Stokes, who styled our shoot alongside Farren Fucci. "And Farren added the 'future' angle to give it a twist, so it became a challenge to envision what a girl who worked there might look like," he added.

    Click through to see Badgal behind the counter and pick up a copy of our new issue when it hits stands March 6th.

    Splash photo: Shirt by No. 21, bra by & Other Stories, skirt by Marni, boots by Dior, gloves by Acne Studios, and jewelry by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes

    Stylists: Farren Fucci at Wilhelmina and Shannon Stokes

    Hair: Yusef at Factory Downtown

    Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench at Streeters using Tom Ford Beauty Makeup

    Photo Assistants: Butch Hogan and David Morett

    Digital Tech: Joseph Borduin

    Hair Assistant: Naphia at Factory Downtown

    Makeup Assistants: Angela Christodoulou and Fatimot Isadare

    Nails: Maria Salandra at Vision Nation Artists

    Postproduction: Justine Foord at Silhouette Studio

    Stylist Team: The Fashion Mansion Group, Lade, Karissa Mitchell, Kali Mackay, Jade Mayo, Devon Milan, Neha Shaki, Brittany Hall Extras: Duckie Thot, Mallory Merk, Poster Boy

    Location: Alphabet City Deli & Grill, 54 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009





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    Guest Faithz

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    Rih , and let your colorful Personality shine through.

    Grocery shopping never looked so good!

     

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    Guest Faithz

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    Every one of Rihanna Cover Girl shoots OR like

    no other We have ever seen, What a way to go Rih.

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    Guest Faithz

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    Rih has a beautiful glow about her

    that clearly comes from within. So its

    safe to say She's Glowing from the inside!!

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    Guest Faithz

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    The hair is eye catching, and the color of Money!

    I love the Cover Shoot.

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    Guest Christian

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    Hey Rihanna Daily 
    My Name IS Christian 
    Rihanna sing an few Songs for ME
    In 2014 2013 so Seen 

    Oceans 
    Monster for to heal my Soul because Off theres an mindreader in her mind and we Had an mental Talk about some idees 
    This IS what you came for because Off that She wanted to make an präsent 

    Here IS an addres Where She can come 

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    Mainzer Straße 13
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    Christian Lenter 


    Take ME BETTER with Anyhow in the After Off your Paris Shows 

    Try to Tell her this please i Hope IT that She will find some Time 

    IS also because Off an Project for Barbados to Talk and to have some sience on One thing 

    If She Where there for that to Support this 

    Explains later

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