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See ‘Wild Child’ Rihanna on the Cover of W’s September Issue (Forum Buzz)

W has pulled out all the stops for its all-important fall fashion extravaganza. The magazine tapped Rihanna to cover its September 2014 issue and enlisted Turkish photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to capture the “Rude Boy” singer. Styled by Edward Enninful, the 26-year-old wears a dress from Donna Karan, an Ashley Lloyd headdress, Amrapali ruby and diamond ear cuffs and a Meadowlark septum ring teamed with a Stephen Dweck sterling silver and pyrite necklace. Not to mention the dramatic makeup look from Dior.

W Magazine September 2014 Rihanna Mert & Marcus

IMAGE CREDIT: WMAGAZINE.COM VIA TFS FORUMS

Our forum members are on the fence regarding Rihanna’s second cover of the American fashion publication (she previously starred on the cover of the February 2010 issue). “Ugh… I love Rihanna but, this. Is. Awful,” wrote [J.]Oliver.

“Her nose looks HUGE !! A close-up shot should be a perfect idea for a girl as beautiful as Rihanna but this is one of the most unflattering covers I’ve ever seen,” commented a disappointed Wolkfolk.

Miss Dalloway also seemed disinterested and posted, “This does nothing for me! Where are the clothes on these Sept covers! And even when it’s not that overused LV collection, it’s an Allure close up with bad hair and makeup! This doesn’t appeal to me!”

The remaining members were ecstatic, however. GarageGlamorous appreciated the concept: “At least they didn’t [go] for a boring or safe cover with a celebrity, and that itself is a big plus for me. I agree with the person who mentioned the concept was cool, I’m looking forward to a dark editorial for September.”

“Judging by that cover something tells me the content is going to be FIERCE!” enthused Breathless, clearly enticed by what the cover has to offer.

Discussion later shifted toward the content after a review was posted inside the thread. “The review sounds EPIC! Can’t wait!” exclaimed Nepenthes.

See inside the thread to read the review of the issue and check out Rihanna’s cover story. A few previews of the fashion editorials have also kindly been posted. Feel free to join the discussion and share your own opinion here.

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