Rihanna is no stranger to covers and kicks off 2021 a’front of the January/February issue of Essence Magazine.
The singer/entrepreneur is no stranger to firsts either. Which is exactly what the stunning spread is.
Because, for the first time in the publication’s 50 year history, the much lauded Lorna Simpson was commissioned to interpret modern-day beauty in collaboration with RiRi.
‘Of Earth & Sky’ is the end product.
It’s billed as an original photographic collages – comprised of the cover shot and 12-page portfolio.
On working with Rih, multi-award winner Simpson said:
“[Collaborating] with Rihanna and ESSENCE magazine is quite incredible. As an artist, I’m able to deliver these unusual images of someone who is so well-known and so recognizable… It’s an amazing opportunity.”
The Bajan superstar – who just launched her Fenty Skin line globally – concurred, adding. “It’s a natural trifecta,” she said. “It’s like magic.
Check out the ethereal shoot below…
Here’s hoping the constant flow of shoots and visuals will be paired with new music imminently.