On the second of three covers for Elle magazine’s Women in Music May 2013 issue, Rita Ora wears a textured and feathered Chanel Couture frock – the same Chanel dress we saw recently on Charlotte Casiraghi – with a blossoming headpiece by Ken O’Rourke, black leather gloves and open-toe over-the-knee leather boots.
On her second cover, the British singer was photographed in Calvin Klein and a glittering, ultra-chic Mickey Mouse headpiece by Philip Treacy, with black whiskers pencilled in on her nose. The rest of her high-fashion photo shoot – which was shot by Thomas Whiteside – sees her wearing Dior Couture and Valentino Couture.
Inside the magazine, the singer opens up about her personal style, meeting Jay-Z and even her childhood idols, the Spice Girls.
You can read more over at Elle.com or read some of the extracts below.
On her childhood idols, the Spice Girls: “I just remember watching them – not even meeting them – and I was completely mesmerized. It feels great to meet someone who is not human, but is.”
On meeting Jay-Z in 2009 after her ‘big break’: “I didn’t think in a million years that I’d fly to New York to meet one of the biggest music moguls of our time.”
On not allowing her label to dictate her music: “That should never be allowed! It’s like somebody telling you what to sing.”
On her Marchesa MTV EMA dress: “I went up to [Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman] and said, ‘Hi, I’m Rita. Nice to meet you. I need to wear your dress.’ She was like, ‘What dress?’ They’ve got 10 million dresses. I said, ‘Look, I have your dress as the screen saver on my phone. This red dress needs to be on my body.’”
Credit: Thomas Whiteside for Elle US