We are prone to a girl crush here at Topshop HQ, and our latest female fixation is new pop star Rita Ora. We’ve been crazy about her style ever since she sat front row at our Unique AW12 show. Aside from her awesome voice, she’s got great fashion sense: her look is a modern mash-up of ghetto chic and Marilyn Monroe retro glamour – this is a lady who knows her way around a bralet. In the video for her song Hot Right Now she’s a vision in high-tops, hot pants and a faded fluro crop top, which clashes nicely with her peroxide hair and scarlet lips (always a winning combination.)
Rita’s ultimate heroines are Gwen Stefani and Beyoncé – we can’t even begin to tell you how much we love both those women, especially Gwen (from her punk-grunge-rave ‘90s look, to Harajuku Hollaback girl, to the modern-day goddess we know and love) With style icons like those, how can she possibly fail? Rita’s debut single R.I.P. will be out on the 6th May so keep a look out!