Though, it does shed light on her sartorial musings. For one, Rihanna, the "S&M" singer, doesn't mind pain. "It’s not about pain," she says referring to her penchant for 4" heels. "It’s about the commitment. I say to myself, ‘I want to look like this,’ and worry about the pain later." Looking like "this" consists of "bad b*tch" style, a man's jacket, and fake jewelry. "My jewelry’s all fake — from Claire’s. Or I get it from my mom’s boutique in Barbados," she confesses.
According to Balmain's Olivier Rousteing, Rihanna is the new "Super Woman." Her jackets, then, are her capes: "It gives you an attitude. It makes a gown look cool." For Rihanna, that may be true, but for everyone else — including Vogue's Sykes — it might not be the case. But, hey, one of the RiRi rules of style is to take risks, and this cover story offers plenty of options; bras optional with 'em all.
For the full interview, head on over here. Or, pick up the issue hitting stands February 25.