Exclusive First Look: Rihanna Compares Fashion to Her Love Life in 'Harper's Bazaar'

07/06/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Rihanna Harper's BazaarCamilla Akrans for Harper’s Bazaar

Rihanna is a self-proclaimed rebel in most every area of her life — except for one.

“[I'm] rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos and my hair,” the superstar says in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar. But she also spills: “I have been conservative in my love life … it’s pretty much nonexistent. If I come across someone who I find really cool, I’ll hang out. But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just — I don’t let people in.”

The Barbadian beauty, who covers the magazine’s newsstand edition (left) in a white silk Calvin Klein Collection dress paired with a gold chain-linked Neil Lane bracelet, also reveals how hurt she’s felt in previous relationships.

“When I was in love, I fell so hard … The way it made me feel was priceless,” she admits. “And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I’d feel that pain in my life. I’m afraid of feeling that again.”

Although the star is cautious when it comes to matters of the heart, she’s once again proven via the magazine’s subscriber edition (below) that she’s very comfortable taking fashion risks. On the second cover she rocks a gold long-sleeve gown and knee-high snakeskin boots, both by Tom Ford.

And while it seems Rihanna is generally content (and really, who wouldn’t be in those killer snakeskin boots?!), there is something she says she’s missing. “I need a butt. I have an idea of one, but it’s not living up to its full potential right now.”

For more photos from the shoot click over to HarpersBazaar.com/Rihanna, and for the full interview, buy the August issue, on newsstands July 17.

Rihanna Harper's BazaarCamilla Akrans for Harper’s Bazaar

–Jennifer Cress

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Jon on

Interesting Covers, and what RiRi had to say!

Jan on

I agree with her 100%, I’m the same way. After such deep hurt, one guards the heart with tender loving care. I don’t know if there’s any way to reverse it, either. If so, I haven’t found it yet. Peace, everyone.

Sarah on

I hope badly no one’s taking fashion tips from her. Her fasion and hairstyle is always SO unbelievably tacky!

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nacho on

The only song I actually know from her is Umbrella – which yes, is SOOOO rebellious! You rebel you. Give me a break!

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Conservative with her heart maybe but conservative with her body?…um yeah, that’s not the word around town.

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