At first glance at this week's Rolling Stone cover we though Rihanna's denim panties--or are they supposed to be shorts?--were spray painted on to her perfect rear. Then Rihanna clarified matters with a tweet: "They're denim printed shorts made of chainmail" (apparently other people were curious, too). Of course, RiRi is also covering Vogue this month, wearing Chanel pre-fall. Which do you prefer: Chanel or, um, chain mail hot pants?
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Rihanna's Stylist on Her Rolling Stone Cover: "If Rihanna and Kid Rock Had a Baby..."
It's hard not to notice Rihanna's Rolling Stone cover. The pop star's flawless booty takes center stage, barely covered by a teeny-tiny pair of denim hot pants. Only they're not denim. The magic booty "shorts" are actually "metal mesh shorts" according to the credits (Rihanna tweeted that they were "chain mail"), custom made by Michael Schmidt Studios for the shoot's stylist, B. Akerlund. You might have heard of B. Akerlund--she's also styled Lady Gaga (she styled Gaga's bubbly Rolling Stone cover and the video for "Paparazzi"), Madonna, and countless other pop icons. So we had to know, just what was she thinking with those shorts? "The inspiration was if Rihanna and Kid Rock had a baby," she told us. Fair enough. Let's just hope that doesn't actually happen IRL.
Image of the Day: Crystal Renn Covers Vogue Mexico
Here's Crystal Renn looking stunning as usual on the April cover of Vogue Mexico. Click through to see the full editorial spread. It's worth it. mo
Rihanna To Cover April Issue of American Vogue
Vogue cover subjects don't usually reveal that they're about to be Vogue cover subjects to nearly three million people but that's just what Rihanna did when she tweeted yesterday to her 2.8 million followers, "Just wrapped my first American Vogue cover shoot with Annie Leibovitz…Rah! #SEXY." The tweet is now down, which would imply that Riri wasn't really supposed to let her cover coup slip. Oh, well. Regardless, we have word from a source that Rihanna is indeed slated to cover Vogue's April issue, following Lady Gaga. It marks Rihanna's first cover for the magazine (she covered Vogue Italia's September couture supplement). Kristen Stewart (February), Lady Gaga (March), now Rihanna...we like where Vogue is headed with their cover models in the new year. Lots of first timers and diversity too.
Image of the Day: Justin Bieber Wears Dolce & Gabbana and Kelly Kapowski
This is what Justin Bieber wore at last night's MuchMusic Video Awards. He's wearing a Dolce & Gabbana blazer and, um, Kelly Kapowski underneath. Which makes me feel old. Because the Biebs is obviously too young to ever have watched Saved By the Bell when it was on the air and now he's appropriating it as some kind of ironic statement. To quote Jessie Spano, "I'm so scared!" But anything to raise awareness of the awesomeness that was SBTB I suppose.