Not really turning away

Rihanna on the cover of Vogue Brasil May 2014Barbadian singer Rihanna — I mention her origins mostly out of delight at having discovered that there’s a proper demonym for folks from Barbados — is on the cover of Vogue’s Brazilian edition for May. This was perhaps inevitable, given her international sex-symbol status and her tendency to mix up her wardrobe: slightly squarish country singer Miranda Lambert has said that she’s a great admirer of Rihanna’s style, though she adds that “I don’t necessarily get inspired by the whole no-bra thing.”

I don’t really blame Miranda for that. And besides, this is about as whole a no-bra thing as you can get:

Rihanna in Vogue Brasil May 2014 wearing damn near nothing

Rihanna’s 2012 album was titled Unapologetic. She apparently wasn’t kidding.


  1. Tatyana »

    27 April 2014 · 1:24 pm

    80 years passed since Josephine Baker’s scandalous performances – and still the same shtick is considered risque. And then we’re told there is a movement in society’s tolerances – even “progress”!

  2. CGHill »

    27 April 2014 · 6:19 pm

    It is indeed the same old shtick. It’s persisted all these years because it works — and because we never seem to run out of professional Puritans.

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