Long time no read, fellow Navy! Due to my health problems this site has hardly been updated lately, but I am willing to make up for all the posts that are missing. Just a quick update: no, Rihanna still keeps new album to herself. But lately we were blessed with an amazing collaboration between our girl and artists Lorna Simpson for ESSENCE Magazine.
Rihanna covers January/February cover of ESSENCE
A series of original photographic collages for the cover and 12-page portfolio entitled “Of Earth & Sky” featuring Rihanna are something the Fenty Skin and Fenty Beauty founder hasn’t done yet. I am mesmerized by her natural beauty and Lorna Simpson’s ability to capture it so well.
Speaking of their collaboration, Rihanna said:
“Lorna is a legend,” said Rihanna, 32, of the artist whose lauded career spans three decades. Although teaming with Simpson was an idea conceived with her creative director, Jahleel Weaver, Rihanna was trepidatious about taking the first step. “Honestly, I just didn’t think I could get her,” Rihanna laughed. “But I like reaching for the stars and I like challenging myself. It’s a natural trifecta,” she said. “It’s like magic.”
Lorna called the collaboration “an amazing opportunity”:
“[Collaborating] with Rihanna and ESSENCE magazine is quite incredible,” Simpson said while on set. “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.”
See more photos from the shoot below!