Rita Ora, the singer, songwriter, fashion & beauty star, and Instagram Queen, is GLAMOUR’s new cover star.
We think you’ll agree, she looks mega fierce on our Moschino-inspired red and yellow cover. Styled by our very own Natalie Hartley, Rita rocks a Black Label Ralph Lauren suit teamed with the BEST manicure we’ve ever seen – Michelle Humphrey, you nailed it!
In the issue, out 11 August, Rita opens up about enjoying seeing sexy photos of herself:
“Every girl, without fail, loves to look at a sexy picture of herself. Whether it’s a selfie, topless on Instagram or me doing photo shoots in my bra and knickers, it’s because I wanna look back and show my kids I had nice photos. It’s the way of the game, it’s how it’s evolved, it’s how we express ourselves, whether it’s through our skin or our mouths. I think people are just finding something to complain about because they’ve been spoilt, honestly. We’ve had everything, what is there new? But if you don’t like it, don’t look.”
“I love being glamorous,” she coos. “I hate being caught off-guard at an airport, I’m ‘shiiiiit!’ You’re an entertainer, you’re meant to be an illusion, giving light out there, something to believe in. Like all my idols. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, they were myths of greatness.”
She also revealed what it was like to meet her idol, Madonna: “I was hyperventilating, I was so scared…I always thought she was like an enigma and this was the moment I found out she was human. And she’s just so cool…she’s a legend.”
If you follow Rita on social media, you’ll know that she loves spending time with her girls. In particular her ‘wifey’ Cara Delevingne (who actually stopped by to see Rita on her shoot!), and last month’s GLAMOUR cover star, Ellie Goulding: “Only a few people in this industry stick by their word and those girls do,” she notes. “It’s a pact. I can smell the difference.”
But out of all of her girls, it’s her mum that’s the biggest inspiration in her life: “…When I see my mum I remember. The struggle of adjusting. To pick up two kids and a husband and adapt to a new world, new language, no job. That’s what you call a fucking inspirational woman.”
The September issue, featuring Rita Ora, is out on 11 August. Alongside GLAMOUR’s iconic handbag size, we also have a special collector’s ‘supersized’ edition, available at selected newsagents nationwide.