Rihanna has graced the cover and pages of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia next month, in her July/August 2014 feature, covering up in beautiful haute couture. The reigning CFDA Fashion Icon channeled her Arabian queen vibes donning full-length dresses, embellished knitwear, veils & headpieces and super cat eye makeup, shot on location in Mountain Mermaid, Topanga, California by top photographer Ruven Afanador. Rihanna wears Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana with Cartier to accessorise on the front cover. Watch the behind-the-scenes video below and take a look at the beautiful shots that will appear in the issue.
I wanted to do something high fashion, but still something traditional to their culture. And I get to work with [Ruven Afanador], all of his stuff looks magical! – Rihanna of the photoshoot
Photography © Ruven Afanador