Rihanna is covering the August 2012 issue of HARPER'S BAZAAR magazine and she is showcasing her natural beauty on the cover wearing a white CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION cut-out dress, NEIL LANE jewelry and nude lips which completed her look. In the issue out on newsstand July 17, Riri talks about food, sex, being rebellious through her music & living life in the public eye. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and see more images from her feature.
Dress, Paco Rabanne. pacorabanne.com. Sandals, $695, Manolo Blahnik
On why she chose to do the remix of "Birthday Cake" with Chris Brown:
I had no idea of the backlash it would cause. "The fans could have said, 'We don’t want anything to do with it,'"......"I understood that people had every right to be concerned about it. But I didn't see it that way because I'm in a different place."
On opening up in a relationship: I have been conservative in my love life… it's pretty much nonexistent. If I come across someone who I find really cool, I'll hang out. But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just—I don't let people in."
On being in love:
"When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I'd feel that pain in my life. I'm afraid of feeling that again."
On her body and butt:
"I don't know if there's something going on with my body right now, but I’m eating everything in life!" she laughs. "I miss my ass. It just went away! I need a butt. I have an idea of one, but it's not living up to its full potential right now."
Dress, $10,000, Ralph Lauren Collection. ralphlaurencollection.com.
Top, $795, Alexander Wang
Dress, and belt, $2,100, Balmain. Barneys New York; Pumps, $595, Monolo Blahnik.
Dress, and boots, $2,980, Tom Ford