Step off, Kim Kardashian. Wait your turn, Kendall Jenner. Rihanna has just scored her third cover of Vogue, establishing herself as a true style icon.
For the March 2014 issue, the magazine explores “The Rihanna Effect,” examining “how the unstoppable pop diva became a full-on fashion force.”
In the feature, a number of high-profile designers call Rihanna their “muse,” and the singer reveals she might launch a serious fashion line of her own:
“It’s not all down to my voice. There’s people with way more talent than I when it comes to singing. Bigger voices. But people want to know who you are."
"Fashion is a clear indication, a way to express your attitude, your mood.”
It wasn't always this way for her. Rihanna reveals she was “very much a boy in my style [and] demeanor” when she became a teen, as a “way of rebelling.”
“I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts,” she says.
Her personal style has since gone through many iterations. As you know, Rihanna makes big statements these days with her hair, shoes, and jewelry.
“I’m like, ‘I’m bored! I wanna change my hair!’” the soon-to-be 26-year-old tells the magazine. “That’s the good thing about a weave. You can do whatever with it.”
Rihanna further shares that despite not wearing bras if she's wearing a top, she does not necessarily set out to be viewed as being controversial:
“I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain."
"[A lot of times I'm against] society’s tight lane, and I’m aware of that sometimes. It might not be fitting with the norm, but that’s OK for me,” she adds.
Rihanna, who says she has “a very firm relationship with God,” goes on, “I never wanted to be famous. I just wanted my music to be heard all over the world."
"Then it happened and fame came with it. I can’t ever imagine feeling used to it.”
We'll never quite get used to Rihanna pictures like these either ... GULP: