Almost a decade after she first covered Paper in August 2007, Rihanna goes punk in a grocery shop for the March cover of the magazine.

For our spring #BreakTheRules cover, the Paper team took inspiration from her budding acting career and chameleon-like powers of transformation to cast her as a high fashion clerk in a bodega of the future.

“We thought it would be interesting to put a superstar like Rih in such an everyday surrounding,” says Shannon Stokes, who styled the shoot alongside Farren Fucci. “And Farren added the ‘future’ angle to give it a twist, so it became a challenge to envision what a girl who worked there might look like,” he added.

Photographed by Sebastian Faena, the Anti singer is seen wearing a range of multicoloured hair and futuristic looks from designers such as Acne Studios, Marc Jacobs, Dior and Proenza Schouler.

See more about the shoot over at Paper.

Creative Direction: Shannon Stokes

Hair: Yusef at Factory Downtown

Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench at Streeters using Tom Ford Beauty Makeup

Photo Assistants: Butch Hogan and David Morett

Digital Tech: Joseph Borduin

Hair Assistant: Naphia at Factory Downtown

Makeup Assistants: Angela Christodoulou and Fatimot Isadare

Nails: Maria Salandra at Vision Nation Artists

Postproduction: Justine Foord at Silhouette Studio

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