Rihanna appears on the April cover of Vogue, which is the venerable fashion Bible's "shape" issue -- celebrating the female form in all its glory! On the cover, Ri Ri wears a nude gown and flowing, wavy, flame-red hair.

In the accompanying feature, Rihanna talks about her style evolution; she began with a safe, risk-free image and steadily morphed into a sexy, dangerous and unpredictable siren. Through it all, it was the snip of the scissors that sparked a metamorphosis.

The pop star credits chopping off her hair into her now-signature pixie cut as the catalyst for her career taking off. Suddenly, she was everywhere! "When I cut my hair, the whole sound changed, my style changed."

The 23 year-old singer also said she is finally comfortable in her own skin and she has a newly cultivated appreciation for her body. She said, "I  just feel sexy. For the first time, I don't want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it." Let's hope teenage girls read this story and learn to follow Rihanna's lead with that positive attitude towards her body.

The fashion icon also revealed that she puts a lot of thought into her look and isn't afraid to take chances. "I dare myself to make something work," she said about her thought process when it comes to clothes. 'I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that's a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me. I think that's the thrill in fashion."

Watch Behind the Scenes From Rihanna's Vogue Shoot