Rihanna channels the Great Royal wife of Akhenaten Egyptian pharaoh, who probably had more power than her husband over a 1330 BC before Christ. She is a legendary female icon in Egypt.
Published on Friday, October 27, the cover of the fashion magazine shows a Rihanna wearing Nefertiti’s iconic blue headpiece. And unlike Nefertiti, the pop star reveals her long brown locks and wears a Gucci blue coat.
For a complete dramatic look, Rihanna sports bold blue eye-make up and a shimmering baby pink lipstick as she strikes a pose for the camera. The shoot was undoubtably inspired by the singer’s tattoo of Nefertiti, which she revealed in 2013 February issue of Rolling stones magazine.
— The Style Print (@thestyleprint) February 8, 2013