Rihanna is fashion’s wildest icon; at least she is to W magazine. The CFDA Fashion Icon award winner is the cover girl for the fashion mag’s September issue. Her piercing green eyes take center stage as her faux Meadowlark septum piercing and tribal makeup serve as the daring featured guests.
The pop princess, who’s currently on the Monster Tour with Eminem, took to her Twitter account to share a few photos from the bold issue. The spread was shot by Mert & Marcus and styled by Edward Enninful. Seemingly inspired by tribal glamour, Rih rocks a combination of heavy jewels and lavish furs.
Pieces include a Candice Angélini mask that is worn as a headpiece, a Lynn Ban choker with an animal’s skull, Alexander McQueen cape, and thigh-high Marc Jacobs boots.
Red carpet ready makeup is ditched for tribal looks that’ll have us all painting our faces maroon. Rihanna is simply stunning in this genius spread. Flip through to see more photos from W magazine’s September issue and let us know if you’ll be picking up a copy.