The singer says she refuses to let record labels dictate her style.
British pop star Rita Ora has American domination on her sights and in her latest fashion feature for Elle, the songstress is showing us she's all personality with a lot of style. On one of the double covers for the magazine's Women in Music issue, Ora wears a fabulous Chanel Haute Couture pink tulle, organza and feather dress with leather gloves. In the other, the singer rocks a strapless bra by Calvin Klein and a Mickey Mouse headpiece by Philip Treacy.
In her interview, Ora revealed how she scored the red Marchesa gown that she wore to the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards by refusing to play coy.
"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.'"
Ora is clearly proud and in control of her fashion decisions. She's horrified by the idea that a record label might dictate her look. "That should never be allowed," she exclaimed. "It's like somebody telling you what to sing."
The May issue of Elle magazine hits newsstands April 23.
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(Photo: Elle Magazine, May 2013)