Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rockstar 101: Rihanna for Elle Magazine

Singer Rihanna
for Elle Magazine July 2010
Photography: Tom Munro
[source]




Rated R
star Rihanna recently sat down with Elle Magazine to talk about fashion, dating, and her life in the spotlight for their July 2010 issue.
Above are shots from the story as well as behind the scenes video. Check out snippets below and see the full article at Elle.com

On turning her dream of popstardom into reality:
“If I were in Barbados still, I would be dreaming about this. I asked for it, and I love it, so why am I complaining? My first day on tour, I remember saying ‘I’m so tired—this is so much.’ Then I thought, What the fuck? You asked for this—you prayed to God to tour like
Madonna.”

On her new man (baseball star Matt Kemp):
“I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”

On designers she admires:
“It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”

On the past year (Chris Brown):
“A year ago, I was very confused. Because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”

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