Rihanna will grace the cover of ELLE UK’s April 2013 Issue. Here’s a first look (Updated 3.10.13):

Elle UK has taken to their website to reveal Rihanna’s brand new cover shoot for their April issue. She was photographed by Peruvian photographer Mariano Vivanco in a series of monochrome outfits.

Mariano Vicanco has done shoots for many internationally recognized magazines, including covers for Dazed & Confused, Muse Magazine, Vogue Hommes Nippon, Numéro, Numéro Homme, i-D, Hercules, Electric Youth, Details, GQ Italy, GQ Spain, Man About Town, Wonderland, Allure, Elle, as well as the American, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese and Greek editions of Vogue. Rihanna brought her glam team: stylist Mel Ottenberg, make up artist Mylah Morales, and hair stylist Ursula Stephen on board for yet another amazing project.

Louis Vuitton | Rihanna For River Island

On this cover of Elle UK, (one of the four) Rihanna is wearing a cropped top from Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection and a zip detail maxi skirt from her River Island Collection. She coupled this with a matching checkered skirt and heels from the Louis Vuitton collection in another photo from the spread pictured below. Marc Jacobs explained what his inspiration was for this “checkerboard theme” he had this to say according to VOGUE UK:

He had been inspired by the work of artist Daniel Buren – with whom he collaborated on the set too. “His work is very graphic with the use of grids and so I took inspiration from his sculptures and installations,” said Jacobs backstage after the show. And the escalators were a case in point. “They’re a moving pattern, a rhythm, it’s a mathematical equation,” he said. “I just liked graphic patterns, the colour with light.” AnnaSophia Robb also wore the Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Checkerboard Crop Top and Miniskirt in Teen Vogue’s February 2013 issue.

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Review: Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 Collection


Rihanna For River Island | Prada

In this special cover that will be available on March 6th, Rihanna is sporting a top from her River Island Collection. This striped cropped bra top is available for £30 (approx. $45.57 US) on River Island’s website and Opening Ceremony. She is covering this top with a Prada silk and satin stole.

Rihanna revealed her collection at London’s Fashion week. To see more from her collection along with interviews and reviews, refer to our full recap of the event (here).

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Rihanna For River Island | PPQ

On the third of four covers from Elle UK magazine, Rihanna again puts her amazing clothing line on display. In this photo she is wearing an overall dress that she designed. This dress retails at £70 (approx. $106.34) and is available NOW!

In another photo from the inside of the magazine here, Rihanna again wore the navy dungarees from her collection. But to compliment this, she wore a wool felt hat designed by House of Flora for PPQ. The Autumn/Winter 2011 ‘cat ears’ were showcased at London’s Fashion Week back in 2011.

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Review: Rihanna For RI Spring/Summer 2013 Collection


Dion Lee | TheatrHall | Maison Michel | Rihanna for River Island

On the last special subscribers cover of ELLE UK, Rihanna wore a leather mask designed by TheatrHall. She also wore a viscose-mixed top designed by Dion Lee.

The brand TheatrHall specializes in theatrical clothing and disguises (jabot shirts with lace, cape, hats, wigs and Venetian masks, vests and old trousers) for public, weddings, fancy dress, costumers, and public spectacles. In this photo, Rihanna is wearing their Plain Black Venetian Mask. Thanks ikimbo 🙂

Rihanna wore Dion Lee’s Harness Bra in white from his Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. This Dion Lee halterneck harness-inspired knit bralette is Australian-made from 100% viscose rayon spandex and features a stretchy fit with double ribbed straps. This item is available for Pre-order in black on Moda Operandi’s website.

In these behind the scenes photos, you are able to see Rihanna’s complete look. She has paired her Dion Hall harness bra with a veiled headband from Maison Michel’s Spring/Summer Collection. This black headband with a black lace veil attachment from Maison Michel features a black lace cat ear detail with off-white flower embellishment and the signature embellished designer initial. You can find an assortment of ‘ears’ from Maison on Opening Ceremony’s website. Actress Dakota Fanning has worn these attractive headbands as well. The particular headband Rihanna wore was available on