Rihanna for Vogue Brazil

Long time I haven't posted a Rihanna stan post. But, in case you missed it, that girl damn near broke Instagram yesterday with shot after annoyingly photogenic, IDGAF glam shot, from her Vogue Brazil May cover shoot, photgraphed by Mariano Vivanco. riri15 riri18 riri17 riri16 riri13 riri12 riri11 riri10 riri9 riri8 riri7 riri5 riri4 riri3 riri2 riri1 riri14

 

I can't believe how big this spread was. Did they have room for anything else in this issue? Here's all the pictures, including the two alternate covers. Btw,  from what I've seen on Facebook and Instagram, the Caribbean girls are loving the blue soap/ cement sink realness.

Jus. Ugh.

Images courtesy Vogue Brazil/Mariano Vivanco/http://fuckyeahrihanna.tumblr.com.

Conservative Chic

20131020-161609.jpg It's another day here on Earth, and of course that means Rihanna has given us something to talk about. However, in a break with tradition, this time we're discussing how much clothes our girl Riri had on.

Riri's in Abu Dhabi, and while there, her photographers, Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leopuld, shot a stunning series of photos of her posing in front of the world's largest mosque, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. In the pics, Ri appears conservatively covered from head-scarf to jumpsuited toe.

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20131020-162556.jpg It's Rihanna of course, and wherever she goes she draws controversy. The pictures are undeniably beautiful and while she's receiving praise for respecting cultural requirements, some see it as disrespectful to take glamourous style snaps outside the sacred site to begin with.

Whenever Rihanna posts a picture it zooms out to her 10 million plus Instagram followers and always causes a stir. However, one only need look to the effortlessly elegant style of Sheikha Mozah of Qatar, or one of the Middle East's more modern style setters like Ascia Al-Faraj (below, a master in layering, turbans and a strong brow) whose unique takes on conservative values help us all over the world understand that embracing conservative traditional mores doesn't mean abandoning personal style.

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Picture Credits: Rihanna Instagram, Ascia AKF Instagram

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Cause of Rihanna basically. Here's @badgalriri thanking Miuccia Prada for her latest gift of sexy S&M thigh high garter belted boots (yes, they exist).

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And here's John Legend's fiancée Chrissy Teigen (who is amazing and hilarious btw and if you don't follow her you should go NOW and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and her blog www.sodelushious.com) having someone spray her down (with water, oil, self tanner? This is my brother's DREAM JOB btw. Every time I am involved in a fashion show he asks if I need extra "oilers" backstage.) in what I can only presume is preparation for a photoshoot.

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Now we've all seen Rihanna naked so many times that it's no longer headline news. Now it's more about her new creative ways to be naked. But fully naked Chrissy shocked me a little, and yet didn't shock me at all (she's a friend in my head so I feel like I know her).

As a human when I see pics like this my first instinct is always to judge. But as Kathryn, my second instinct is always, "Damn I wish I could do that." Lol. Yes full on envy and not of these ladies' amazing bodies either.

I think Rihanna herself said in a recent interview, "I'm posting pictures of myself ... To tell the truth about myself. I've got so much to think about, why bring all this extra shit by being dishonest?"

Social media has let us into celebrities' lives in ways that no one could ever have conceived even 10 years ago and I think it's refreshing to see an honest representation, even if it's a little crazy ... or naked.

So, if you had an amazing body, a kajillion dollars and could never be fired would you be on Instagram naked too? I sure know I would...lol