BRIT Awards Fuggish Carpet: Rita Ora

Are you kidding me with this stance? She makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa look like it has exemplary posture.

[Photos: Getty]

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Comments (47):

  1. Jenni

    It also basically had a satin bustle :s Not good.

  2. Antof9

    No comment on the black witch nails? Or the fact that in the first Leaning Tower of Pisa pose she looks like a crabby Piper Perabo?

    I don’t understand that stance. At all.

  3. Karen G

    I’d be falling over if I attempted that.

    • Callie

      RIght?! I actually find it weirdly impressive. Emphasis on the weird. But impressive nonetheless. The only time I could make that pose would be briefly passing through it as I fall over.

  4. julyol1972

    She doing the “Victoria Beckham pose” which though I love me some Victoria, makes me a bit stabby on a normal day. Rita needs to STOP!!! She has proven yet again that she doesn’t have a style identity of her own. Plus, this dress is heinous – that bustle thingamajiggy at the back is ridiculous.

  5. EmilyAP

    Her hair and eyebrows almost distract me from her horrible outfits.

  6. Ghanimatrix

    Methinks I spy a potential Fug Madness finalist…

  7. Joyce

    Whoever she is she sure does have strong calf and thigh muscles!

  8. glee

    I just replicated the pose (many years of dancing way long ago). It’s doable – think of it as leaning on a cane (obs without one) and crossing one leg way over to the front and other side of the body to balance – but has to be rehearsed numerous times (ie highly unnatural and painful if you are not 19). Don’t forget to square the shoulders if you are going for the tower of Pisa look! The supporting leg can be straight or slightly bent.

    Also, is Rita Ora the new Jessie J? I mean Brit pop that never happen? And that dress is atrocious – but does higlight that straight leg cross-over action.

    • Caroline

      I just tried it and gave myself a thigh cramp. I admire her athleticism.

  9. meggiemoo

    I laughed out loud when I saw the first slide…

  10. Carrie

    I’m kind of in love with her and I don’t know why.

  11. Rayna

    GFY Heather, no, Hulk didn’t tear the fabric with his fists, he GNAWED THE SLEEVES OFF.

    Remember when there was that 15 minutes where the fad was all unfinished edges and half cut, half sewn, inside out, etc. shizzle? Yeah, that.

  12. Liz

    Her hair is what kills me every time – it’s so horrendous with her coloring and eyebrows.

  13. Kat

    You guys, she’s clearly just trying to prove that she deserves to do a remake of Smooth Criminal.

  14. Talley Lach

    I spy side boob!

  15. h² fashion

    I haven’t seen her get it right yet… here’s to another disaster.

  16. testington

    I just don’t understand how or why she is being forced upon the public like this. I’ve only ever heard one of her songs, R.I.P., and it is awful. One Rhianna is already way more than enough, we really don’t need another one.

  17. TaraMisu

    From Wikipedia: For fashion inspirations, Ora also cites Gwen Stefani[36] as her most influential style icon. In addition to Stefani, Ora has drawn great inspiration stylistically from Marilyn Monroe and Daphne Guinness through fashionable trends in both vintage clothing and retro wear.[37][38]
    (I had to find out who this person is)

    Get OUT! She will never ever come close to emulating Gwen. Ever.

  18. Alicia

    I do not get any of this, not the stance, the dress, the clutch, ugh! The color and cut of that dress is just atrocious. And her “I’m so sexy” pose in that third picture is gross.

  19. Jen

    I keep looking for one of those plastic stands that people purchase for show Barbie dolls to make them stand up. Seriously, how the HECK is she staying upright?

    • MegoPachego

      Thank you! I was searching the comments for this! It looks like she’s affixed to a Barbie stand that has been rendered askew in some sibling tug-of-war.

      Dear Rita Ora: You have (some) money! Although apparently not enough to pay a seamstress to fix up hems that have been chewed by mouse armies. Kindly purchase yourself a Barbie stand that holds you upright. Or fix your mouse problem. We cannot deal with both issues at once.

  20. Daenerys

    She looks like she could be in the Smooth Criminal video with Michael Jackson.

  21. Jenny

    I just can’t with this girl! Please, whoever is trying to make this girl happen, just stop.

  22. Cecilia

    She is an example of how blond isn’t for everyone.

  23. Maura

    Who’s Rita Ora?

  24. Helen

    On someone very feminine and elegant, I think this dress might work and even be quite pretty. I’m thinking, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron…

    Rita Ora cannot pull off something this girly – or this formal.

    It’s like seeing Ke$ha in white satin. Just no.

  25. Vandalfan

    I saw a version of “Taming of the Shrew” once where, whenever the city of Pisa was mentioned, the servants all leaned to one side, just like Rita is demonstrating. It was hilarious.

    This dress is too big for her.

  26. karacocoa

    That pose is ridiculous. And she always looks like she needs a bath.

  27. Lola

    I love how everybody piles on this poor person (whom no one really knows) yet invariably gives unanimous tongue baths to people like Kate Middleton or Emma Stone no matter what ridiculous outfit they’re sporting.

    • Um...

      well, YEAH.
      They actually dress nice and I’ve never seen them trying to outpose the Pisa Tower.

    • kickassmomnyc

      well, YEAH.
      Because this “poor” person (whom no one really wants to know) gets to go to RC events, even though she’s a complete nobody, and consistently perpetrates crimes against fashion.

  28. Susan

    That poor girl desperately NEEDS a V-8 juice STAT!!!!!

  29. buttercup

    Rita Ora = If J.Lo, Rihanna, and Eva Mendes had a baby, but somehow not as hot as that sounds. The hair is not doing her any favors.

  30. deliane

    gorgeous color!

    that said.. TTH-itis. (trying too hard)

  31. Vi

    If I hadn’t seen the ‘over the shoulder’ pose, I would have sworn someone was behind her, holding her up! How does she maintain that pose???? I can just imagine the laugh the photog gallery had from this.
    That being said, the color is nice, but the fabric looks super cheap and looks like it was cut with a lawnmower. Fire your stylist, Rita dear, they are doing you no favors.

  32. Lily1214

    Why is she leaning like that?

  33. Squirrel!

    Dress? What dress? I can’t get back the cantilevered effect.

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  37. Soapstef

    She’s needs an appointment with Jessie J’s new team of miracle workers like…….NOW!