Rihanna is the face of Essence Journal’s January/ February 2021 situation in what’s an unique collaboration with Fenty Magnificence and celebrated artist Lorna Simpson in reinterpreting modern-day glamour.
It’s not the common photoshoot however is anything regular or common with the island magnificence? In line with Essence, as a primary within the model’s 50-year historical past, they commissioned the esteemed Lorna Simpson to work with the worldwide star. The shoot provides a collection of unique photographic collages for the duvet and 12-page portfolio entitled “Of Earth & Sky.”
Rihanna is quoted within the journal referring to Lorna as a legend as her profession spans three many years. “Truthfully, I simply didn’t suppose I may get her,” Rihanna says of the thought she and her inventive director got here up with after which determined that Lorna could be one of the best particular person. “however I like reaching for the celebrities and I like difficult myself,” she stated.
Simpson is understood for her artwork that re-contextualizes photographs of black ladies from classic pages of Ebony and Jet journal. In 2018, she was awarded the Paul Getty Medal, and he or she was additionally honored by the Whitney Museum of American Artwork, amongst others.
The collages characteristic crisp photographs of Rihanna in varied outfits and kinds as she embodies varied components of earth and sky, giving full 70s vibes.
In the meantime, the make-up artist who prepped Rihanna shared on Twitter her expertise working with the artist- “I used to be so nervous earlier than the essence shoot as a result of clearly I met Rihanna earlier than however doing her make-up is one other degree you recognize. I keep in mind simply saking in my mattress then I needed to keep in mind ‘you bought this’. I used to be like she select me for a purpose. It’s so fab.”
The make-up artist, who can be of Guyanese heritage, as is Rihanna, reacted to a fan saying, “Guyanese ladies unite.” She stated, “precisely and folks don’t even understand she is and he or she talked about it many instances.”
I used to be so nervous earlier than the essence shoot as a result of clearly I met Rihanna earlier than however doing her make-up is one other degree you recognize. I keep in mind simply shaking in my mattress then I needed to keep in mind you bought this. I used to be like she select me for a purpose. It’s so fab
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