While i-D may be bimonthly, that doesn’t stop the magazine from pulling out all the stops when its newest installment is set for release. The British glossy tapped Rihanna for its pre-spring edition dubbed “The Music Issue,” making the star the perfect choice. Paolo Roversi shot the songstress-turned-Puma creative director sporting braids, a Celine top and a piercing gaze.
Forum members were as fast as lightning to voice their opinions. “I like the 90s vibe… and that she isn’t styled like her usual glamazon,” appreciated kokobombon.
“This looks wonderful, the styling, the hair, everything. Very different mood for Rihanna as well – interested in seeing the full shoot,” added Luxx, also showing enthusiasm toward i-D‘s new cover.
Forum member mistress_f couldn’t agree more about the different vibe. “The 90s styling is really working here. She looks great and it might be the first time in ages I’m finding something interesting about i-D even though I couldn’t care less about Rihanna,” she noted.
Feeling the same way was MON: “Even though the hair is not my cup of tea, this still pleases me. It’s not the typical high fashion Rihanna. And yes, there is indeed some 90s vibe to it which I love.”
“Love this! Rihanna pulls off that style like no other and it’s always great to see Paolo stepping out of his comfort zone,” complimented Marc10, echoing everyone else’s sentiments.
“I immediately thought of FKA Twigs when I saw this, perhaps it’s the braids? Either way, I find the lip colour is quite vile. Since the i-D reader is bound to fall within Rihanna’s demographic fold I won’t begrudge her this cover. Does she have a new album out?” asked Benn98, having a slightly different opinion.
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