It's a case of bad girl gone good for Rihanna this month - the Barbadian singer has swapped her usual street style for full on glamour in July's Harpers Bazaar!

Gracing the cover of the high fashion magazine in a white Calvin Klein dress, 24-year-old Rihanna looks amazingly fresh faced and naturally beautiful, but it's the photo shoot that accompanies her interview inside that have got us particularly excited this afternoon. Shot by Camilla Akrans, the images show a stunning RiRi posing in a number of gold and white pieces from covetable designers such as Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Emporio Armani, and Paco Rabanne.


With her bronze makeup, taupe nails and shimmering skin, RiRi looks better than ever, but there is one thing about her body that's driving her crazy. Having recently lost a little weight, Rihanna talks about how she'd rather have a few curves; in particular, a shapely bottom half. The singer explained, "I miss my ass. It just went away! I need a butt. I have an idea of one, but it's not living up to its full potential right now". As well as opening up about her body, her love life and her ex Chris Brown, Rihanna also told Harper's Bazaar that she like to rebel through her "music, through [my] fashion, tattoos, and [my] hair."

Although the singer manages to pull off the sweet and innocent look, our favourite images from the editorial are perhaps the ones with the most attitude - a fashion forward embellished Balmain mini dress with Manolo Blahnicks and a heavily sequinned long sleeved dress by Tom Ford worn with leopard print boots sent tingles down out spines.


Rihanna has surprised us a number of times this year, particularly at the Times 100 Gala, where she wore an almost demure Marchesa dress, and at the MET Gala where she looked better than most in a subtle yet sexy Tom Ford gown. As much as we like watching you change your style RiRi, we'd love to see even more of this please!

What do you think of Rihanna's shoot for Harper's Bazaar? Do you like it when she dresses up or do you prefer her laid back look? Let us know in the comments below.

[Global Grind]