Leave it to the cultural force known as Robyn Fenty, or Rihanna, to eschew pants and a shirt in favor of thigh-high denim-and-crystal stiletto boots, Isabel Marant hot pants, and an Alexander McQueen embellished coat for a cover shoot with British Vogue for its April 2016 issue.
Other images show Rihanna in sparkly Western-flavored ensembles, including the cover itself, which features Rihanna in a white cowboy hat, looking like the most glamorous cowgirl ever.
The shoot (which is Rihanna’s second cover with British Vogue) was the singer’s way of exclusively announcing her collaboration with beloved shoe designer Manolo Blahnik called “Denim Desserts” and features crystal- and sequin-embellished denim pumps, sandals, and, of course, those denim chap boots, complete with a belt to hold them up.
So how and why does one wear a pair of thigh-high chap boots? Rihanna summed it up pretty succinctly in her interview with British Vogue, “Guuurrrl! Those boots are dangerous! If you’re trying to get back home to your bed, don’t wear them boots! You will get kidnapped in those boots, those boots are trouble.”