March covers are getting leaked left and right these days, with Rihanna‘s March Vogue cover showing up earlier than planned and Miley Cyrus‘ W cover leaking just last week. Rihanna wears a beaded, sequined black crop top over embellished denim bottoms with a pixie cut and minimal makeup. I think she looks fantastic, but it seems a bit out of place with Vogue‘s typical covers.
I’m frankly very surprised that Rihanna’s wearing something so casual as jeans on the Vogue cover, especially given that the photo spread includes shots of her in fancier attires. Vogue isn’t above putting a casual look on its cover (Lena Dunham certainly wasn’t in an evening gown), but this seems more Teen Vogue than something Anna Wintour had to sign off on.
The leaked photos from the inside are another story–they seem to have really fixated on the 90s formalwear theme and it looks fantastic. While all the sequins on the cover veered a bit towards Limited Too formal-wear, these shot are glamorous, sexy, and a perfect fit for Rihanna (even more so, given her recent penchant towards 90s formalwear).
This Versace dress is perfection:
This Miu Miu number makes me nostalgic for spaghetti straps.
Those two looks are my favorite, but RihannaDaily posted a composite of the complete spread. I see the miserable Rodarte Spring 2014 collection–which may have found its match in Rihanna–and the Saint Laurent lips top we saw on Hailee Steinfeld a few months back. It looks excellently styled and fitting of Rihanna.