From her style to that red lipstick she wears oh-so-well, it’s safe to say there are a number of reasons why we’re obsessing over the singer. Yesterday, she celebrated the release of her latest single dressed as SpongeBob SquarePants, but today, she’s lost her top to cover the May issue of ELLE UK.
Wearing nothing but a Dior skirt and Cartier bracelet, Rita shows off an obsession of her own: her ribcage tattoo named Rosetta.
“It’s based on an original piece by Alberto Vargas, who was an incredible illustrator in the 1930s. He was one of the creators of the pin-up image. That’s our build, our power,” she explains to Elle. ‘That’s why I was obsessed with it; learning what men don’t understand about women and what women don’t understand about men. I was obsessed with the painting a long time ago, and then I got it done six months ago.”
In her interview, Roc Nation’s princess exposes another thing: that she’s “in love for the first time” ever with DJ/producer boyfriend Calvin Harris, whom she’s been dating since last May:
“There are so many things. The fact that he got something out of me that I never thought I had. Yes, like falling in love. I just didn’t think I had it. I’d never experienced it before. And I was just like in the wilderness, thinking, ‘Will it ever happen?’”
Ahhh, love. It’ll do that to you.
The Brazilian beauty didn’t only get one cover for the issue–she got two. Rita shared her second one on Instagram earlier today, and yes, she’s fully clothed.
See more from her spread below, and head over to ELLE to watch Rita on set from behind the lenses of Google Glass.
PHOTO CREDIT & SOURCE: ELLE UK