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Rihanna's WHITE HOT "HARPER'S BAZAAR" 2012 August Cover & Spread, Talks Fearing LOVE Again + Rih ATTENDS Grandmother's Wake

Rihanna trades in her all black everything and tomboyish style she's been rocking lately...for the white hot August 2012 issue of HARPER'S BAZAAR. See Rihanna donning a series of designer gowns and suits, and honoring her Gran Gran Dolly inside.....

 

Rihanna, rocking a cutaway Calvin Klein Collection dress and Neil Lane jewelry above and on the cover, may be dealing with the death of her Grandmother.  But in HARPER'S BAZAAR, she seems to be figuring out her life the way she wants to.

The vulnerable rock star reveals that she's rebellious, is scared of falling in love again, and wants her ass back.  Here's a few highlights:

On her rebellious behavior:

"I'm rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair. I have been conservative in my love life… it's pretty much nonexistent. If I come across someone who I find really cool, I'll hang out. But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just—I don't let people in."

On Chris Brown's "Birthday Cake" remix:

"The fans could have said, 'We don’t want anything to do with it." I understood that people had every right to be concerned about it. But I didn't see it that way because I'm in a different place."

On being fearful of love again:

"When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I'd feel that pain in my life. I'm afraid of feeling that again."

On her new extra slim body:

"I don't know if there's something going on with my body right now, but I’m eating everything in life!" she laughs. "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."

 

Dress, $10,000, Ralph Lauren Collection.

Golden hot!  Dress, and boots, $2,980, Tom Ford.

Top, $795, Alexander Wang.

Paco Rabanne dress. Sandals, Manolo Blahnik

Dress, and belt, Balmain. Barneys New York; Pumps, $595, Monolo Blahnik.

Emporio Armani top, $375.  Donna Karan New York skirt, Cartier cuff.

 

The issue hits newsstands July 17. Rih seems pleased with the shoot tweeting: "I'm on a Bazaar cover #LegitEliteModelShit #phuckyocareer"

 

Watch Behind The Scenes footage below:

 

In other Rih Rih news:

 

Rihanna accompanied family to a local funeral home ahead of her late grandmother Clara Brathwait 's funeral in New York City.

Afterwards, Rihanna and family were spotted out to dinner at TGI Fridays restaurant.

 

BONUS:

More deets on Rihanna new Sky Living reality show have been released. It will star Rihanna, Henry Holland, Nicola Roberts and Lysa Cooper (above) and be called Styled To Rock.

Celebrating British fashion, Rihanna will pick twelve unknown designers to be challenged by the mentors to create outfits for a string of A-list music artists to wear for a variety of occasions, including stage, shoots, high-profile events and more.

Sadly....American fans can only hope to see the show online. But if successful....maybe RiRi will bring it across the pond.

Photos via Elder Ordonez/INFphoto.com/Camilla Akrans

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Rihanna can wear ANYTHING and

Rihanna can wear ANYTHING and make it look good. She should be a fashion model. Too!
brenda Loving's picture

The pics are hot! Rih looks

The pics are hot! Rih looks amazing!
BlackVesper's picture

This crazy broad will forever

This crazy broad will forever be alone with her stank attitude. She's the type to throw stones then hide her hands, don't believe me ask Drake and Chris Brown. I still don't understand why 2 guys would fight over high priced cajun pu$$y because clearly she got the last laugh. Can't wait for her "reign" to be over.
tori's picture

I don't like the cover

I don't like the cover
caribbean_dream_girl's picture

I love Rihanna.

I love Rihanna.
Perhaps's picture

Great pictures ,and I love

Great pictures ,and I love every piece in the photo shoot .
OhPlease's picture

Good looking cover, she looks

Good looking cover, she looks beautiful. Blessings to her and her family.
Ms. P's picture

Her Hair is ON POINT!

Her Hair is ON POINT! Checkout BlackHairGenius.com
BlackHairGenius's picture

She is so fine and she have

She is so fine and she have fabulous beautiful legs!!!
BigJohn's picture

I generally like her, but she

I generally like her, but she needs to come off that innocent crap. She was beatin the crap out of Chris and destroying his property waaaaaay before he finally hit her back! Chris' mother said she was at the house the day she went on a rampage smashin' shyt.
Ayesha Nurredin-Nored's picture

Oh yea she used to throw down

Oh yea she used to throw down Chris flat screen TV and when he would replace it she would get mad and brake it again. Yes little Miss Rainshine is violent. That's something her grandmother died knowing that her granddaughter was a very violent person because Rihanna used to do shit in front of Chris family & her family.Rihanna own aunt said that she saw Rihanna after the incident and told reporters that her face did not look like that picture and that she had a small tiny mark on her face.

You know this because you

You know this because you were there in the room with them, right?
tinytexan's picture

I like you even more now

I like you even more now Rihanna. I hope you and Chris get back together. You should have stayed with that Sexy ass Matt Kemp. That was a real man for you. Plus you gone have to stop fucking Jigga, he's getting too old for you. I know, you have to do what Beyonce isn't capable of but you have to let him go Girl.
lola69's picture

Honey Matt was just using

Honey Matt was just using Rihanna. He had no respect for her and was in it because he thought she could get him endorsements. After nothing happened he left her ass for a big ass bit tits dark female. Her skim looked so smooth and she was fine as hell. So Rihanna staying with Matt lol

I know what its like to fall

I know what its like to fall in love with a person who is wrong for you but she can and does deserve better, but hard to move on

I wish she would just stop! I

I wish she would just stop! I mean seriously just stop already. You are not suffering in the love department when you are exposing your body to the world every chance you get. You have slept with several men and probably women since Chris Brown. Stop acting like you are just so distraught. I mean just stop it! Every time she does an interview she is this sweet innocent woman on paper. Then you track her life and she is raunchy, rude, disrespectful, vulgar, whorish, wild, and just any negative name you can give to a chick. I'm just so over her acting like the public is so stupid that just because she says it, we believe it. Actions speak louder than words any day of the week. Rihanna is used up, nasty, out of control with her life. Yeah she cleans up nice but normally she is a hott Ghetto drunk, high, mess! sorry but that's what I see, not how I feel.
meekmeek's picture

that photo with the Alexander

that photo with the Alexander Wang shirt over her face...#gavemelife! that is a gorgeous photo of her! now I will not comment on her twitter lol she surely had someone in mind when she posted the link to these photos and said " I'm on a Bazaar cover ‪#LegitEliteModelShit‬ ‪#phuckyocareer‬" lol
The Oracle's picture

I understand how she feels in

I understand how she feels in the butt department. I'm slim with no ass too. lol
I Am Anonymous's picture

honey JOIN the CLUB! I use to

honey JOIN the CLUB! I use to give myself life when I passed by a mirror and caught a glimpse of my own azz lol and sadly I have worked out so much and lost it all...you know its bad when your man comments on it 0_o lol
The Oracle's picture

She looks great.

She looks great.
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