Throwback Thursday: Russian Roulette live on Skavlan

On October 20, we celebrated the 5th birthday of ‘Russian Roulette‘, iconic single from Rihanna’s fourth studio album ‘Rated R’. It is one of my favourite songs and tackles the issue I think all of us can relate to. Her performance of this song on a Norwegian-Swedish television talk show Skavlan is one of my […]

Throwback Thursday: 2010 American Music Awards performance

We are back with the Throwback Thursday series which will be back every two weeks from now on since I am pretty much most of the time occupied with my university work now. Today we are going four years back, to the 2010 American Music Awards. Rihanna’s performances at award shows are always commented by […]

Throwback Thursday: Rihanna receives her first Grammy Award

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Throwback Thursday: 2012 Hackney Weekend

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Throwback Thursday: Rihanna’s first Vogue US cover


Throwback Thursday series is back! Due to tons of photos and little time for anything else I did not post anything last week. I am still in awe of Rihanna’s recent TUSH Magazine photoshoot so I changed the topic of this week’s post last minute.

Today we are going back in time to 2011, when Rihanna got her first American Vogue cover, the most prestigous one out of all Vogue editions. After almost 6 years in the industry at that time she finally got the cover of the most prestigious fashion magazine in the world. What took Vogue and Anna Wintour so long? I do not know but Rihanna has been setting trends and pushing bounderies from at least 2007 when her Good Girl Gone Bad era was in full effect.  As for 2014 she has covered different editions of Vogue seven times, including four covershoots for American Vogue (three regular + one MET Gala issue). In June 2014, she received CFDA Fashion Icon Award from Anna Wintour herself.

But let’s go back to the main topic: April 2011 issue of American Vogue. In January 2011 Rihanna broke the news on Twitter:

“Just wrapped my first American Vogue cover shoot with Annie Leibovitz…Rah! #SEXY”

The whole fashion world has shaken. The bad girl Rihanna, who rocked vibrant red hair at that time, gets her first Vogue US cover. No one really knew what to expect. Annie Leibovitz is one of the world’s most recognizable fashion photographers and it was the first time the ladies worked together. Check out the Behind the Scenes video.

The cover and the shoot was published in the middle of March, 2011. The photoshoot was accompanied by the story and interview titled: Rihanna: Living Out Loud. The photos were taken in Los Angeles. In Vogue App we could see exclusive content that was not included on the site or in the paper version of the magazine.


For the cover photo Rihanna channeled her inner mermaid in Chanel dress from their 2011 Pre-fall collection. In the story we can read:

“I love reading people. I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, the reason they wore that dress, the reason they smell the way they do.”

Rihanna once said if she was not a singer she would be a psychologist. Her advices for the fans and the observations she makes are always on point so I think she would be really good at it.


In this Body Electric photo Rihanna is rocking Hervé Léger by Max Azria cutout swimsuit and Alexander Wang open-toe booties. Rihanna’s body looks amazing but how did she feel about it at that time?

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