Rihanna looking oh-so-stylish in Versace and wearing David Yurman jewelery is Elle Magazine May 2012 cover girl. The photo shoot was shot as a mini movie at Veluzat Motion Picture Ranch northwest of Los Angeles . Here is the synopsis of the photo shoot/movie.
“For this month’s cover shoot, ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee imagined a romantic narrative starring Rihanna as the fiery heroine in a passionate affair with a salsa dancer. On an early February morning, the ELLE production team transformed the Veluzat Motion Picture Ranch northwest of Los Angeles into the ideal backdrop: a windswept town evocative of documentary photographer Robert Polidori’s shots of deserted, patina-rich Havana interiors. Photographer Tom Munro went full Hollywood, using a RED digital camera to film the entire shoot as a movie, with dialogue, extras—the works! We couldn’t think of a better way for Rihanna to embrace her new persona as a blond bombshell—a color she chose exclusively for our shoot—than acting out in fabulous couture pieces from Atelier Versace and styles from Balmain and Jil Sander. Ursula Stephen, RiRi’s hairstylist and longtime friend, smoothed her bold new locks with a conditioning mask, and makeup artist Mylah Morales chose black eyeliner to give our cover girl a sultry look. Whether Rihanna was hamming it up during love scenes or defying gravity by running across the set’s dirt roads in sky-high Dior heels, her unstoppable energy was as infectious as the salsa music playing on set.”
You can view behind the scenes photos and highlights from the interview at Elle. Purchase your copy of this issue at a magazine stand near you on April 17.