Rihanna covers the prestigious September issue of British Vogue in a matter of days and she’s made history as the first Black woman to ever grace the September cover in the publication’s 102-year history. While the full story hasn’t been released, here are 4 things we discovered about the Bajan business mogul from the cover shoot and story.
Her bold eyebrow look isn’t the result of over-plucking
Rihanna’s barely-there eyebrows on the cover of the magazine aren’t the result of a makeup artist painstakingly plucking her signature full brows. Isamaya Ffrench, who used Fenty Beauty for the shoot, confirmed to The Huffington Post that they achieved the look by covering Rih’s real brows and then drawing the uber-thin brows over them.
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September issue of @britishvogue, styled by @edward_enninful and shot by @nick_knight, on newsstands Friday August 3. Wearing a @prada dress and gloves @savagexfenty lace body. Hair by @yusefhairnyc, make-up by @isamayaffrench using @fentybeauty, floral artistry by @azumamakoto, nails by @jennynails and set design by @tomotattle
Rihanna worries about keeping her curves and staying in shape like the rest of us
“I’m about to get back into the gym and stuff, and I hope I don’t lose my butt or my hips or all of my thighs. I’ll lose some but not all,” she explained per E! Online. “And I think of my boobs, like, ‘Imma lose everything, everything goes!’ But, you know, it comes with a price. You want to have a butt, then you have a gut.”
She knows a thing or two about managing dating expectations
“I think a lot of people meet people and then they’re dating the idea of what the person could become, and that person never shows up and then they’re just mad disappointed,” she said. “A person can always get better, they can always get worse, but you’ve got to be fine with what you met them as.”
Rih is particular about who she befriends
“I’m very picky about friends. I don’t like to open myself up to everyone and so when you find people who are great and loyal, you don’t want to let go of that,” the hitmaker said. “I’ve been out here on my own since I was a teenager, so these people become like your family.”