100 calorie pack Gwen Stefani — singer Rita Ora — made a dramatic fashion statement in DSquared2 gold strappy heels and a figure hugging white peplum dress with exaggerated shoulders by Thierry Mugler for her red carpet arrival at the 2012 MOBO Awards on Saturday (November 3) at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
The 21-year-old snatched up the award for Best Newcomer at the show. The following day, Rita performed her new single “Shine Ya Light” on the ‘X Factor UK.’ Watch the music video for the track after the jump!
Back To Business In London
On Wednesday night (October 10), everybody’s favorite group of “almost but not quite there” singers came out to celebrate the 8th Annual Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards which was presented by Hennessy V.S. at Webster Hall in New York City.
Angelica Pickles Rita Ora, Diddy’s current concubine Cassie and Acting president of the Greasy But Nonetheless Beautiful Faces of America club (you know, when Stacey Dash can’t make the meetings) Melanie Fiona were all found in the V.I.P. section sipping complimentary drinks and slipping their albums in women’s unattended purses.
The party was rounded out by HOT 97′s Miss Info, rapper Wale, model Jessica White, and blazing Brit Estelle.
Left without access to her cobalt blue crayon, (LaTavia is good for one thing and one thing only: misplacing shit) Beyonce relied on her anonymous-yet-undoubtedly-fabulous gay Latino intern to type up a brief note in support of Rita Ora for her official website.
That’s so sweet.
If the task were solely left up to Kid Creole the note would have probably read something along the basic lines of “I’m your girl, you my girl, we — the world and all of those living in it with vaginas, honorary vaginas, and voices — your girls. Don’t you know that we love you?”
Thank you for holding your girl down, Raul. Read King Bey’s girl powah message below.
Reduced calorie Gwen Stefani, Roc Nation signee Rita Ora, hit the streets of Manhattan on Tuesday (June 19) in gear by The Hundreds and not much else. She finished the hopped-up-off-the-toilet-and-said-the-hell-with-wearing-pants look off with a pricey pair of boots by Blumarine featuring velcro closure and an external platform.
What’s your verdict on her style?
Steppin’ Out In SoHo
Rita Ora was spotted in the streets of London en route to the Hackney Picture House to perform for BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘Live Lounge’ at the Hackney Academy on Friday (June 8). I hate to keep saying this . . . well not really, but if this whole music thing doesn’t work out modeling for Karmaloop is her next best option.
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The 21-year-old blonde bombshell says that although she was ready to drop her album back in 2009 she was purposely left by label Roc Nation to incubate. For two years Rita found her writing voice, partied with friends, experienced young love (her rumored current boo is Rob Kardashian), and most importantly was at the side of her mother as she struggled with breast cancer (Mama Ora has since recovered).
She will never be Curry Goat but Stewed Oxtails aren’t half bad either.
After a successful US campaign Rita Ora returned home across the pond to perform her forthcoming UK single, “R.I.P.” on ‘Later With Jools Holland’ this week. Watch the London raised Roc Nation signee give her first televised live performance after the jump.