Full Circle

It has been almost 10 years since Rihanna first covered the August 2017 issue of Paper Magazine during her “Good Girl Gone Bad” era. Since then there has been a whole lot of looks and bold fashion statements from Rihanna. It seems every album released ushered in a new era in fashion for Rihanna and her fans, the navy. Some of my favorite fashion eras are the looks from the “Loud” era (every single look with that red hair was perfection) and from more recent times, her long dreadlocks.

This cover to me is full circle not just for Rihanna but for stylist Fucci. Fucci is a stylist that rose to fame with the help of Rihanna. She loved the Polyvore looks her created and encouraged him to do more of that. Now Fucci is signed to Wilhelmina and is one of the stylists to look out for in the fashion industry. His looks are very edgy with an urban twist and that is what is brought to this cover story. The theme of this editorial must have been “ghetto chic“. Rihanna portrays an ultra high fashion ghetto queen in this editorial. The colored hair and colorful clothes are trade marks of the beautiful African-American fashion. Can’t get enough of this. Fucci and Shannon Stokes took Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Acne Studio and other beautiful brand and translated them into a perfectly executed vision. Congratulations to the Island Princess and Fucci on another beautiful work done.

Jacket by 5:31 Jérôme, bra by Dior, dress by Faith Connexion, earrings by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes and bracelet by Lynn Ban. Lighter by Sicko Cartel.

Jacket by 5:31 Jérôme, bra by Dior, dress by Faith Connexion, earrings by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes and bracelet by Lynn Ban.

On Rihanna: Jacket by 5:31 Jérôme, bra by Dior, dress by Faith Connexion, earrings by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes and bracelet by Lynn Ban. Lighter by Sicko Cartel.
On Mallory Merk: Top by Fenty Puma
On Duckie Thot: Top, bottoms and gloves by Fenty Puma, hoodie by Reconstruct Collective

Suit, earrings and pendant necklace by Chanel, necklace and rings by Lynn Ban

Shirt by Marc Jacobs, shorts by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, hat by Mitchell & Ness, boots by Maison Margiela, rings and earrings by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes, necklace by Aether 79

On Rihanna: Shirt by Marc Jacobs, shorts by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, hat by Mitchell & Ness, boots by Maison Margiela, rings and earrings by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes, necklace by Aether 79
On Poster Boy: Hoodie by Homies Wonderland and pants by John Lawrence Sullivan

Shirt by Marc Jacobs, shorts by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, hat by Mitchell & Ness, boots by Maison Margiela, rings and earrings by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes, necklace by Aether 79

Overalls and jacket by Acne Studios, top by Paco Rabanne, shoes by Christian Louboutin, earrings by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes, earrings by Area, necklaces, bracelets and rings by Ambush Design, ring by Dior

Coat by Bally, shirt by Reiss, bra by Dior, jeans by Dsquared2, earrings by Area, rings by Lynn Ban and necklaces are Rihanna’s own

Shirt by No. 21, bra by & Other Stories, skirt by Marni, boots by Dior, gloves by Acne Studios, and jewelry by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes

Shirt by No. 21, bra by & Other Stories, skirt by Marni, boots by Dior, gloves by Acne Studios, jewelry by My Enemy by Chris Habana x Shannon Stokes, eyeglasses by Gentle Monster

Coat by Bally, shirt by Reiss, bra by Dior, jeans by Dsquared2, earrings by Area, rings by Lynn Ban and necklaces are Rihanna’s own

Dress and earrings by Proenza Schouler, necklace by Marques’ Almeida, belt by Marni and shoes by Christian Louboutin

Dress and earrings by Proenza Schouler, jacket and necklace by Marques’ Almeida, belt by Marni and shoes by Christian Louboutin

 

 

Stylists: Farren Fucci at Wilhelmina and Shannon Stokes

Hair: Yusef at Factory Downtown

Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench at Streeters using Tom Ford Beauty Makeup

Photo Assistants: Butch Hogan and David Morett

Digital Tech: Joseph Borduin

Hair Assistant: Naphia at Factory Downtown

Makeup Assistants: Angela Christodoulou and Fatimot Isadare

Nails: Maria Salandra at Vision Nation Artists

Postproduction: Justine Foord at Silhouette Studio