Barbadian superstar Rihanna takes the cover of Interview Magazine‘s Summer 2019 edition captured by fashion photographer Pierre-Ange Carlotti. in charge of styling was Mel Ottenberg, with set design from Jabez Bartlett at Streeters, and production by Sylvia Farago. Beauty is work of hair stylist Yusef at Factory Downtown, and makeup artist Stephane Marais at Studio 57. For the covers Rihanna is wearing selected looks from Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello.
“I never used to be this way. It’s only the last couple years that I started to realize that you need to make time for yourself, because your mental health depends on it. If you’re not happy, you’re not going to be happy even doing things that you love doing. It’d feel like a chore. I never want work to feel like a chore. My career is my purpose, and it should never feel like anything other than a happy place. I’ve made little things a big deal, like going for a walk or going to the grocery store. I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me. It was like, “I need to make time for this.” Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time. On my calendar we now have the infamous “P,” which means personal days. This is a new thing.” – Rihanna for Interview, on taking time for herself.
Photography © Pierre-Ange Carlotti for Interview Magazine – www.interviewmagazine.com