On Saturday Rihanna surprised the entire world by releasing the first single from her next album. Titled FourFiveSeconds, the song features emotionally-charged lyrics and powerful vocals. Kanye West sings along on the track while music legend Paul McCartney added a soothing instrumental via acoustic guitar. You can purchase it on iTunes now.
The single cover was shot by photography duo Inez & Vinoodh who have worked with the Bajan singer on numerous occasions and last year she became a big fan of their jewellery line (click here for a refresher). The shoot was styled by Mel Ottenberg who chose denim looks for all three parties. Rihanna’s jacket is actually a vintage denim shirt that was procured for the shoot. Slicked back hair and a delicate necklace by Xiao Wang completed the look. Take a closer look at the necklace below.
It’s Xiao Wang’s Diamond Elements chain necklace, which has a 14k gold bead chain with a double loop at its center. Dangling from the loop is a pale brown diamond set in a bezel. Xiao Wang is a New York-based jeweller, actress and model who prefers to use recycled gold and untreated gemstones in her designs. This piece in particular is currently sold out online but was previously sold at Twist for $1,220. Contact Twist or Muse Showroom if you are interested in purchasing.
Update: Rihanna revealed in a behind the scenes clip for the music video that it’s a vintage Sean John jacket owned by Kanye West.