Christmas really did come early this year!
Not only were we gifted with Rihanna's return to Instagram over the weekend, we've also been given the singer's December Elle cover and spread a month in advance.
And just as one might expect, all the photos are HAWT!!
On the front of the mag, Rih poses in a somewhat abstract ensem that was styled with a bold, dark lip along with minimal eye makeup and frazzled hair.
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Then inside the magazine, RiRi channels a nearly nekkid Cruella de Vil, poses topless in nothing but a polka dot veil, and is fierce in ways that only Rih can be in a variety of other outfits.
Soak up her glory by viewing the photos (above)!
[Image via Elle Magazine.]
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