Rihanna's got to be mighty cold on the November issue of Vogue, seeing as how she's wearing a red eyelet mini dress in the middle of a field. But no matter! It's Vogue, Vogue is fabulous and Vogue does't care about the weather.
The cover, which Rihanna excitedly tweeted about a few weeks ago (she then deleted said tweet, presumably after Anna Wintour left a pair of bloody Chanel booties in her bed in lieu of a horse head), is much less avant-garde than her April 2011 cover, where she rocked crimson mermaid hair and a bejeweled mermaid gown.
This time, they styled her in a much less polished manner--she rocks the Halle Berry pixie almost as good as Halle Berry, and the dress she wears on the cover is gorgeous without being too precious. Also, ohmygod her makeup. Rihanna's worn a red lip for a long time, but they got the color and matte-ness perfect on this go. Her smoky eye is also cosmetic perfection.
From what we saw of her Annie Leibovitz-shot editorial, she's looking mighty badass in her cover story, in a semi-sheer lace and leather gown and almost full sleeves (who needs shoulder covers?) in the middle of a windy, dusty road.
Check out her cover story here, she discusses a multitude of vaginas and twitter oversharing; it's a good time.