24.12.12 Best Of

Best Newcomer 2012 – Rita Ora

Rita Ora was crowned Best Newcomer for 2012.

Considering the majority of the comments on her posts hadn’t been very complementary, with most accusing Rita of copying Rihanna’s style, I must say this comes as a huge shock.

The British singer, who is not afraid to take fashion risks and known for her blonde tresses and signature red lippie à la Gwen Stefani, has supported mostly British designers like Julien MacDonald, Stella McCartney, McQ by Alexander McQueen, House of Holland and Vivienne Westwood.

Other designer favourites include Marchesa, Mugler and Stephane Rolland for her dramatic music awards looks; plus, Emilio Pucci and Alexandre Vauthier have provided her with something uber hot for when she wants to take the sexy route.

While I continue to be shocked by this result, I am happy that she ditched the sneakers which she wore with most dresses earlier on in the year. It was so Lily Allen circa 2006.

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27 Responses to Best Newcomer 2012 – Rita Ora

  1. Yeliz December 24, 2012 at 14:49 #

    I’m shocked too. Her Vivienne Westwood and Emilio Pucci looks were stunning, but I can’t say the same about the majority of her looks.
    I voted for Bella Heathcote. Who was your best newcomer, FC?

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2012 at 15:04 #

      Emilia Clark

      • Christine December 24, 2012 at 15:37 #

        +2

      • Roux December 24, 2012 at 16:11 #

        Emilia Clarke got my vote too, after the Emmys how could she not? Really shocked that Rita Ora won.

      • justme December 24, 2012 at 17:50 #

        Same here.

      • Rashmi December 24, 2012 at 18:43 #

        Same here! I really thought she will make it!

  2. Alina December 24, 2012 at 14:51 #

    Just NO!

    • Jess2 December 24, 2012 at 15:08 #

      It is a no from me too Alina. With the likes of Emilia Clarke and Allison Williams, Rita just does not cut it imo, at all!!!

      • Mick December 24, 2012 at 16:25 #

        + 2! Pretty much everyone else in the category was better I think

        • Ella December 25, 2012 at 08:25 #

          You’re not kidding! Allison Williams was my vote, but seriously, anyone OVER Rita IMO

        • Quinn December 26, 2012 at 04:42 #

          “Pretty much everyone else in the category was better I think” – I know right?? can’t believe she won this category.

  3. noo December 24, 2012 at 14:53 #

    I love Rita’s style so very much :D I think she makes red carpets more fun and interesting!

  4. Koma December 24, 2012 at 15:45 #

    wow, I can’t believe that she won this! my favorites were Emilia Clarke and Cody Horne!

  5. justme December 24, 2012 at 17:49 #

    To say I am confused would be an understatement. Hmmmm o_O

  6. Amy December 24, 2012 at 19:13 #

    I was relieved to see that most of the comments express my state of mind. Rita Ora? no way. I think it’s because her last looks were the better ones (VV Westwood, Calvin Klein) so people remembered her otherwise there was no way. Especially between : Emilia Clarke, Krysten Ritter (she’s been there for a while but is new on the RC), and co.

  7. Marybeth December 24, 2012 at 20:16 #

    Oh no! :(
    I have liked many of Rita’s looks from the neck down but, sad to say, that hair and shoveled-on make-up make everything she puts on look cheap and trashy.
    (For me it was a toss-up between Emilia Clark and Bella Heathcote.)

  8. MEME December 25, 2012 at 06:07 #

    While I don’t like most of her looks and shocked too by her being voted best new comer, I don’t see the Rihanna comparisons at all. From what I’ve heard Rita has always had the same look for years, meanwhile Rihanna’s look changes with every new album she releases. Rita’s look needs some serious polish.

  9. EmmaWoodhouse December 25, 2012 at 14:54 #

    I really dislike Rita’s style. Allison Williams, Bella Heathcote, and Emilia Clarke were all more deserving imo.

  10. NeekaB December 25, 2012 at 21:49 #

    How did Emilia Clarke lose?!?

    • Dhppy December 29, 2012 at 20:18 #

      Far too much reliance on one designer, namely Chanel, and her shoe choices were often boring.

  11. J December 26, 2012 at 05:24 #

    I hate the hair!! Makes the rest of her outfits look cheap.

  12. TeaAtTwo December 26, 2012 at 20:42 #

    Flabbergasted at this result. One or two fans must have been voting repeatedly. Until she improves her hair and make-up I’ll continue to be mostly indifferent to her looks.

  13. Moxie December 27, 2012 at 18:09 #

    I voted for Krysten Ritter.

  14. si December 27, 2012 at 21:49 #

    i actualyl love her style too

  15. Dhppy December 29, 2012 at 20:11 #

    I went with Bella Heathcote. I didn’t love every choice she made, but she always took risks, and many of her shoe choices were gorgeous. All of the photos of Rita Ora above are fantastic, but I must agree with others on the appreciation of her from “the neck down”.

  16. Shaina January 1, 2013 at 18:38 #

    Hm, shocking.

  17. katie January 2, 2013 at 15:51 #

    Who was voting for Rita?, she is sexy looking, but i don’t like her style at all its like she still has to come into her own…

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