Rihanna for Harper's Bazaar US August 2012

I have a huge girl crush on Rihanna - who doesn't? Her perfectly even skin tone, almond shaped eyes and natural luscious lips make this superstar a beauty icon. Sure, her taste in men isn't all that great and her music videos are starting to borderline on trashy but the world still watches on in awe. US Harper's Bazaar have taken notice of Rihanna, choosing to put her on the cover of their upcoming August 2012 issue (available from newsagents on July 17). These stylish fashion images were beautifully shot by photographer Camilla Akrans.

In her interview with Harper's Bazaar Rihanna talks about her weakness for tattoos, fashion, and discusses her love... including Chris Brown. In this stunning editorial, Rihanna models designs from high end designers Balmain, Tom Ford, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander Wang, Paco Rabanne, Emporio Armani, Donna Karen New York and Cartier. To read more, be sure to by your copy of Bazaar's August 2012 issue.