Music & Fashion: Rita Ora
Hy guys, welcome back! These days are crazy... there's so much to do in the newsroom, everyone runs like crazy, I barely have time to breath and I had no time to take care of my baby blog. But I'm back... at least for now! Anyway, let's get serious! The music icon I chose for this month is one of the most interesting voices in the contemporary music scene. She's blonde, with amber skin and a bad girl look. Kosovar anturalized english, she's a true shining star of pop music with a natural diva attitude that lead her to be one of the most photographed stars on red carpet. I'm talking about her, Rita Ora.
Her career in the showbusiness starts in 2004 as actress to flow then in the msuic field thanks to the Eurovision Song Contest, a singing competition from which she's eliminated in the qualyfing final. But it's just matter of time before her soul - pop face hole in the heart of a special talent scout, the rapper Jay-Z who offers her a cameo in the music video of Young Forever.
This is the moment when fame comes knocking at her door. In september 2009 the label Roc Nation releases her first album called Ora. Inspired by great artists like Tina Turner, Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin and Gwen Stefani she mixes in her music R&B, dance and pop, creating a modern and original sound that is perfectly matched with a femme fatale look.
Her original sound is reflected in her own style... we can't say she's a traditional style icon: her looks often appear excessive and extravagant and they provoque mixed reactions among fashion addicted. She's a tuff with a very personal idea of style. And an artist, a star with a personality like that couldn't pass unnoticed and escape the watchful and provocative eye of editor and fasion designers who wants her on the covers of their magazines and in the audience of fashion shows and social events. Are examples of that the cover for Asos Magazine and the contract she signed as new face of "Material Girl", the clothing line launched by Madonna and her sixteen daughter Lourdes. And if her correlation with fashion doesn't look strong enough to you, you can add an intimate relationship with the top model Cara Delevigne, a girl who doesn't just see fashion, but lives it every day!
I'm not really a big fan of Rita's style, but I can't deny it's pretty original: it's fresh, unusual, alternative and variegated... in one word "unique". She prefers a sporty - glam mood, that draws from streetwear but is mixed with super cool details; she doesn't either dislike manlike mises (without giving up to strong details) and the super diva looks made of gown, pumps and sequins that she shows off on red carpet.
Here, a short gallery of her looks. Main elements of her style are:
- sweatshirts: wider is better;
- denim: that is on top or bottoms it doesn't matter. Denim is the key word;
- high heels, maybe to match with gym suit pants;
- headbands, that acentuate her bad girl look;
- maxi accessories, to embellish the outfits.
Rebel and alternative: these may be the words to describe her.
What do you think about?