August 20 2014

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10 posts tagged "Rita Ora"

The King of Pop’s Newest Video to Be Released Via Twitter, North West’s Big Modeling Gig, and More of the News You Missed Today


baby-north-sizedLeave it to Michael Jackson…
At 10 p.m. EST tonight, Michael Jackson will do what no man has done before. The King of Pop (or, rather, the Jackson estate and Epic Records) is set to release the music video for the new single “A Place With No Name” through the Jackson Twitter account (@michaeljackson), marking the first time a new music video has ever been released in a single tweet. [Forbes]

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora do Kill Bill
Speaking of new music videos, two of fashion’s favorite ladies of the moment, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, unveiled their Kill Bill-inspired video for “Black Widow” today. (They opted for the old-fashioned way.) Click here to watch. Catch the two performing live together at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 24. [E!]

Baby North flies solo…
It was only a matter of time before North West kicked off her modeling career. She appeared in Kim and Kanye’s Vogue spread, but the 13-month-old has just scored her first solo gig in the newest issue of CR Fashion Book. She was photographed by none other than Michael Avedon, grandson of Richard. [The Telegraph]

Dancers, runners, and yogis storm the runway…
Activewear brand Athleta has just announced its debut on the NYFW roster. Don’t expect a classic runway show, however. Dancers, runners, and yogis will all be rocking the latest pieces from Athleta as part of a two-story installation, choreographed by Luam Keflezgy (who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé and Britney Spears) and styled by Zanna Roberts Rassi. There will be a media show and another one open to the public on September 3 at 6 p.m. Here’s an early preview.

Crazy health trend of the day…
A new study shows that 100 bites of food in the day reportedly “adds up to 1,700 calories and 1,100 for women,” and people who counted their bites lost more weight than those who did not. To track your bite count, the researchers at Clemson University created the Bite Monitor, which is set to be released in about a year. Until then, we’ve lost count at 15…or was that 56? [Refinery29]

Photo: Michael Avedon

The 15 Stylish Looks You Loved Most This Week


01mWith fashion week but a month away, summer is drawing to a close for That being said, we’re embracing the sunshine as much as possible before NYFW, namely with our Look of the Day polls. This week, we asked you to vote on your favorite minidresses, beachy braids, and even skateboards—things we will surely miss when the chill settles in. On Tuesday, we focused on feminine lace dresses in super-bright hues. Dior’s nearly-neon citrus frocks won your vote, while Elle Fanning’s embroidered orange Christopher Kane dress was a close second. Coming in third was Valentino’s striped number from Resort ’15, which would be perfect for a last-minute jaunt to Spain.

On Wednesday, we rounded up the coolest beat-the-heat summer braids. Amber Heard’s one-sided plait (which also showed off a glittering chandelier earring) won your vote and likely inspired hundreds of DIY versions. Rita Ora got in on the action with rainbow-dyed cornrows at Radio 1′s Big Weekend back in May, and Diane Kruger wore an intriguing double-braid to the premiere of The Birdge. On Friday, we found enough cool skateboarding pictures to make you reconsider your morning commute. Cara Delevingne, Binx Walton, and just about every guy on the Venice Boardwalk definitely know how to ride in style. Click here for all of the week’s winners, plus a few runners-up for additional summer inspo.

Rita Ora Goes Marilyn for Roberto Cavalli


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Is Rita Ora the modern-day Marilyn Monroe? Roberto Cavalli certainly thinks so. The designer tapped the saucy songstress to be the face of his Fall ’14 campaign, in which she appears pinup glam with platinum locks. An exclusive look at the Francesco Carrozzini-lensed ads debuts above. “I love Rita’s energy—she’s strong, charismatic, and she’s a Renaissance woman,” Cavalli told “I chose to portray her as a modern-day Marilyn, a contemporary interpretation of iconic sensuality.” Does this mean Mr. Cavalli prefers blonds?

Editor Picks: Summer Jams


Brigitte BardotIn today’s music feature, we asked some of our fashionable friends to share what’s playing on repeat on their iPods this summer. Now it’s our turn to share what’s pumping at these days. Here, our editors share a few more songs to add to your playlist right now. Happy listening.

Nicole Phelps, Executive Editor

What’s your song of the summer?
“Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand” by The Who.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you listen to this song?
My husband and I do a pretty great version of this old Who song, if I do say so myself. My favorite place for a sing-along is our East Village roof right before sunset.

Amber Kallor, Senior Beauty Editor

What’s your song of the summer?
“I Will Never Let You Down” by Rita Ora.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you listen to this song?
Ever since interviewing Rita Ora, I’ve had her new single on repeat at the office. Inside my headphones, it’s a nonstop dance party.

Brittany Adams, Associate Fashion Editor

What’s your song of the summer?
“Hive” by Earl Sweatshirt.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you listen to this song?
This summer, it’s my go-to jam for cruising around Resort appointments (which involve a lot of subway and sidewalk time).

Katharine K. Zarrella, Associate News Editor

What’s your song of the summer?
“Ciel de Lit” by Brigitte Bardot.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you listen to this song?
I most enjoy listening to this Bardot tune while strolling around my neighborhood in heels on a sunny afternoon. If I’m in a particularly good mood, I’ll do a little shimmy on the sidewalk.

Rachel Walgrove, Social Media Editor

What’s your song of the summer?
“Hideaway” by Kiesza.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you listen to this song?
Ever since a friend introduced me to this song by Canadian artist Kiesza, I haven’t been able to listen to it just once. It’s a good song to listen to at work because it’s upbeat enough but not overpoweringly loud. I’d also recommend watching the music video, or you can check out Kiesza on the Fendi site, as the brand recently announced her as the face of its Color Block eyewear collection.

Kristin Anderson, Assistant Editor of Special Projects

What’s your song of the summer?
“Catalina” by the Descendents.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you listen to this song?
I still spend summer downtime wandering aimlessly, listening to the Descendents and sipping iced coffees, just like I did at age 16.

Emily Farra, Editorial Coordinator

What’s your song of the summer?
“It All Feels Right” by Washed Out.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you listen to this song?
Even if you’re just sitting at your desk, this song makes you feel like you’re on a sun-dappled beach without a care in the world. It’s precisely what I’ll be listening to next time I’m on vacation—or at least pretending to be, in Central Park.

Photo: RDA / Getty Images

Rita Ora Joins Kanye and Pharrell on Team Adidas



Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Mary Katrantzou…and now Rita Ora. WWD broke the news today that the British pop singer will be the latest female artist collaborator for Adidas. Her line of footwear, apparel, outerwear, and accessories will start rolling out on August 21 and run for three seasons until Fall 2015. “I’m a massive fan of the brand,” Ora told WWD. “I grew up working at a sneaker store when I was 16 and am a huge sneakerhead. It’s so cool that I’m able to do this with a brand that I sold when I was younger.” Ora has become ubiquitous of late, thanks to four No. 1 singles in the U.K. and her distinct personal style—a flashy mix of streetwear and high fashion. She’s joining an already stacked roster of designers at Adidas, which includes fashion heavyweights Rick Owens, Raf Simons, and Jeremy Scott. Is she up to the challenge? “I always come from the approach that they are designers and I am an artist,” she told WWD. “The biggest advice that [Adidas] said is to be yourself and be confident in what you’re doing and confident in what you wear.”