When I kiss him, I can taste on his tongue the
colors of the sky when the melt together in a
sunset. Grazing my fingers down his chest is
sprinting down my city’s streets at 3 AM
because the pounding of my heart is loud
enough to resemble heavy footfalls on cold
pavement. He is the embodiment of an
hourglass counting down the time I have left
to be sane until I fall into his arms, into
madness, into all I’ve ever wanted to slip into.
I can see the craters between his hipbones
and I feel alien resting my head against them,
like he is too foreign for my skin to ever
But sometimes, you don’t need a concrete
language to communicate; only two
heartbeats and a strong shot of bravery.
The Full Shoot: Rihanna photographed by Inez and Vinoodh and styled by Katy England for AnOther Magazine S/S 2015
Rihanna into the world of Alexander McQueen, the shoot is a celebratory
layering of the past, the present and the future. From footwear from
Lee McQueen’s 1997 collection for Givenchy – a heel itself inspired by a
seventeenth-century Chopine shoe – to a one-of-a-kind glittering
harness, military coat and pinstripe wool trousers custom-made
especially for Rihanna and AnOther Magazine by McQueen’s creative
director, Sarah Burton.