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There’s just something mystical about Erykah Badu and we can’t quite put our finger on it. It could be her enchanting voice, her free-spirited ways–whatever it is, she’s channeled her energies into the latest issue of Vogue Italia.

Shot by Francesco Carrozzini, the neo-soul singer draws us into the pages in head-to-toe Givenchy. As the face of Riccardo Tisci’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, it’s only right.

Images of Erykah’s spread show her standing tall in an African-themed piece from the Spring 2014 collection and draped on a chair in a gown glittering with sequins. On her feet are Tisci’s latest collab with Nike: the Air Force 1 Hi Boots.

In her interview, Erykah chats with the magazine about “music, fashion, family and cosmic vibrations,” and touches on that voodoo of hers:

“There are those who say I am not to be looked in the eyes, otherwise you end up hypnotized.”

Check out more from her spread, plus a behind-the-scenes video of her shoot below.