It’s 2020 and Rihanna didn’t deliver on her promise to drop her album in 2019. We mourned, but it’s time to move. And luckily, she constantly gives us something to move on to.
In this instance, we won’t be boppin’ to new beats, but the Barbados-born beauty did just give us some fire new images to be inspired by. Fashionista, beauty mogul, Grammy-winning artist, and now — Ri Ri the magazine, courtesy i-D.
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🖤 HI @badgalriri! 🖤 To kick off the new decade and our 40th anniversary year, i-D and the global icon that is Rihanna have collaborated on a special, limited edition issue – titled ‘rihannazine’. This visually-driven project is a celebration of incredible people, handpicked by Ri and i-D for their inspirational and progressive impact across culture, art, fashion and activism. Stay tuned throughout the week as Rihanna takes over the i-D Instagram page, interviewing those leading the charge for change in 2020. Hit the link in bio to preorder #rihannazine exclusively at i-Dstore.co 🛒 [i-D SPECIAL EDITION 01 2020] . . Photography @mario_sorrenti Editor-In-Chief & styling @alastairmckimm Creative Director @lauragenninger @studio191ny Casting director @samuel_ellis Hair creative director @yusefhairnyc Hair @naphiisbeautifulhair Make-up Kanako Takase Nail technician @jennynails at @clmagency using CHANEL Les Vernis and CHANEL La Crème Main. Set design @emmaroachstudio at @streetersagency. Full credits on i-D.co @badgalriri wears @fenty #Rihanna #Fenty
Of course, Rih was thrilled to partner with the company that touts itself as “the original fashion and style bible.”
And the i-D editor-in-chief, Alastair McKimm, reflected on what this moment means for the mag:
“A new year. A new decade. i-D’s 40th anniversary. It’s hard not to reflect, but i-D has only ever reflected on the times we live in.
Reaching this milestone deserved something monumental. Something we’ve never done before in our 40-year history; and who better to collaborate with on this special edition than Rihanna, the woman that embodies charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent?
A woman who is a voice for change, inclusivity, authenticity, diversity, female empowerment and represents what it means to live your life to its full potential.
Working with Rihanna we handpicked the people featured in this project for many different reasons but what unites them is that everyone featured is incredibly inspirational.
I can’t thank everyone enough for being part of this special moment, and as for Ri, you blow my mind!
This is our 2020 manifesto… Enjoy.”
And enjoy we will! Take a look at the visual and the pics below…
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In this film captured by Mario Sorrenti, Rihanna and her handpicked cast share their pearls of wisdom with i-D, to take with you into the new decade. i-D SPECIAL EDITION 01 2020 Director @mario_sorrenti Editor-In-Chief & styling @alastairmckimm Fashion director & styling @mr_carlos_nazario Casting director @samuel_ellis Video Editor @tomivin #Rihannazine available at i-Dstore.co Cast @adesuwa @adutakech @adwoaaboah @alexademie @alvaclaire @amaelsesser @aminamuaddi @annaewers @anokyai @ohashuhlee @bellahadid @gigihadid @imaanhammam @uglyworldwide @jilla.tequila @kelelam @kenturah @kittycash @kylasorad @leikeli47 @lenawaithe @mannatsirat @micarganaraz @mona_tougaard @mowalola @palomija @parrisgoebel @raisaflowers @renellaice @riconasty @badgalriri @roxanegay74 @selenaforrest @sitabellan @_skylardiggins_ @taranajaneen @tommygenesis @iamugbad @vanessavanjie @tightcorsetloosemorals @yolandareneeking @youngma #ZadieSmith
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