Throwback-ish Thursday: Rihanna brings a '90s vibe to the new cover of i-D magazine

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i-d Magazine just dropped a preview of the Pre-Spring 2015 Music Issue on us and the glossy features pop high-priestess Robin Rihanna Fenty as its cover girl.

The Bajan princess' pout is darkly lined; she's rocking mammoth shoulder-grazing gilded hoop earrings; and she gazes intently out at us from behind a curtain of painstakingly styled "doobie braids." It's very 90's Bjork-meets Funkdafied Da Brat-meets chola-meets FKA Twigs.

Of course upon further inspection, we realize that the cover — shot by Paolo Roversi — is actually channeling Throwback Thursday deep cuts RiRi: Check the uncanny resemblance to Fenty's childhood #TBT pic, below.

Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.