Rihanna seems kind of nuts, but in a good way. She used to look like most pretty pop singers, with long hair and tiny vests. But now she gets her hair cut like that boy from school who smelled like ham, and dresses like the leader of a time-travelling army of angry strippers from the future. Yet somehow this makes her look better. Sexiness is a complicated science.

She's wearing all sorts of weird, flesh-revealing get ups in the new issue of Italian Vanity Fair, one of which amounts to just some spangly gloves and a tattoo. This is a good outfit. Who do we speak to about making this a trend for women in 2010? Is it that Gok Wan guy?

Highlights from the FHM Rihanna archive:

1/ Rihanna: the girl with the million dollar legs

2/ Maroon 5 vs. Rihanna