Rihanna graces the November 2012 issue of American Vogue which is her second cover for the fashion bible, having been previously featured on the (much more exciting) April 2011 cover.

The singer was shot by Annie Leibovitz wearing a red Valentino Resort 2013 lace dress, with the rest of her editorial seeing her wearing looks by Dior Couture, Michael Kors and Rosamosario.

Rihanna tells Vogue how busy she’s been adding the finishing touches to her seventh studio album, ‘Unapologetic’, which is out on November 19.

She also talks about new hair, dating and where she stands with Chris Brown.

On her new pixie-cut hairstyle: “Spur of the moment. My hair was supposed to be down to my ass [at the VMAs].”

On dating: “I would love to go on a date. You don’t think that? I’m a woman. A young woman, vibrant, and I love to have fun. And I have too many vaginas around me at this point. Seriously, all I want is a guy to take me out and make me laugh for a good hour and take my ass back home. He doesn’t even have to come up. All I want is a conversation for an hour.”

On rumours she was doing cocaine at Coachella: “They knew it was marijuana. It was completely clear to them. I just thought it was uncalled for. I don’t do cocaine. I don’t like being associated with anything that’s untrue.”

On the “Birthday Cake” remix with Chris Brown: “I didn’t think it could be anything detrimental to my career. I was on a tour bus ride between two cities, listening to my album, thinking, Oooh, maybe I should make this into a duet. And I started coming up with a bunch of people, and his name crossed my mind. I thought, we haven’t made a song in so long together…it could be a little shocking.”

On the public’s fascination with her relationship with Chris: “I don’t know if people will stop soon, but I feel like as soon as they have closure to it, they will. … But they’re not on the inside. They can’t see what I see, unless they’re sitting in my point of view. I guess I’ll learn to accept that.”

Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue