Rihanna for ELLE Magazine’s May 2012 Issue
Rihanna was the cover girl of ELLE Magazine’s May 2012 Issue:
Rihanna has graced the cover of many many magazines during her career. Believe it or not, we’ve covered a large number of them already here on Rihanna Overdose. In today’s installment of Vintage RiRi we will take you back to her May 2012 ELLE Magazine spread. We have already covered her ELLE shoots from the UK April 2013 and US July 2010 Issues.
On the cover of ELLE, Rihanna looked amazing in a Yellow Studded Leather Jacket, Bandeau and Skirt designed for Versace’s Spring 2012 Collection. The lemon leather pieces feature gold multi-sized studs and epaulets. Her jacket offers zip-fastening cuffs, three front zip-fastening pockets and a front flap pocket. She also wore David Yurman’s Gold Cable Bracelets and a Large Oval Link Necklace. We’ll take a closer look at the latter piece in just a moment.
Review: Spring 2012 Versace Collection
The editorial opens with the title, Let’s Get Loud!, as Rihanna is introduced as the one that stands out most when it comes to the merging of music and fashion. In this photo, Rihanna wore a stunning Duchess Satin One-Shoulder Dress with Swarovski Crystals and Paillettes from designer label, Atelier Versace. This dress was featured in Atelier Versace’s Spring 2012 Couture Collection.
Rihanna’s jewelry consisted of a Large Oval Link Necklace designed by David Yurman. On her wrists, she wore ornate gold cuffs with eagles on them from Balmain’s Fall 2012 Collection.
Review: Balmain’s Fall 2012 Collection
In this photo, Rihanna danced with this gentleman wearing a Spring 2012 dress designed by Roberto Cavalli. This dress is pleated and features leopard print trim along the bottom. This dress wasn’t featured during the runway show, but several other amazing pieces were! You can review them all below.
Here, Rihanna posed in a look from Emporio Armani’s Spring 2012 Collection. This jersey dress is white with black trimming and retails at $775.00. The majority of the collection was clean monochrome, as with Rihanna’s dress. As you look through the range below, you’ll notice an occasional interjection of marbled pastel print, pink and green hues, along with sequins.
In this next shot, Rihanna is Forever Strong as the editorial focuses its attention on her success on the pop charts and her big screen debut with the film, Battleship. Rihanna is wearing a Polyamide Crop Top and Skirt designed by Jil Sander. These pieces are a part of her Spring 2012 Collection. Rihanna paired her outfit with Spring 2012 Givenchy Embellished Sandals.
In this shot, Rihanna strips down to a Only Hearts by Helena Stuart Rayon and Lycra Bralette. She paired her Bralette with Fleur of England High-Waisted Shorts. Over her lingerie, she wore Maison Close’s Villa Cancan Stretch Net Skirt. In another photo attached to this one, Rihanna can also be seen wearing an Alexander Wang Peacoat and Dior Suede Sandals.
In this last shot from the editorial, Rihanna is shown walking from behind. However, just because we can’t see her face, doesn’t mean we don’t have a host of high-fashion pieces to reveal for you! Here, Rihanna wore a Jean-Paul Gaultier Bra with a Christian Dior Pencil Skirt. This skirt features a fitted silhouette and hems at then knee. On her feet, she wore Gucci Suede and Python Sandals.