Photo courtesy of: justjared.com
Photo courtesy of: justjared.com

By SAHAR DIKA, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Bold, blonde and beautiful, Rita Ora, Jay-Z’s latest protégé, hardly ever goes unnoticed. After wowing the UK with her music charm and sassy style, Rita Ora is rapidly making her way into the hearts of Americans everywhere.

Fashion’s newest muse, Ora has been rocking red carpets in Marchesa, Stephane Rolland Couture, Emilio Pucci, Alexander McQueen and countless others.

The Red Carpet isn’t the only place that Ora shows off her fashion forward attitude. Somehow, her signature matte red lipstick and bulky gold jewelry has won the hearts of so many.

Ora keeps her sense of urban fashion alive while twisting it with an oh-so-classy upkeep. It’s obvious that the 22 year old hasn’t lost sight of who she is and where she came from.

Born in Kosovo, Ora and her family moved to East London when she was just a year old. She grew up on Portbello Road and graduated from Sylvia Young Theater School. Ora has been known to have enjoyed singing at a very young age and was signed to Roc Nation by Jay-Z in 2009.

After her single, “Hot Right Now,” reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, Rita Ora released “How We Do,” just a few weeks later. With artists such as Kanye West, Drake and will.i.am working on her first album, it’s no surprise that Rita Ora is on fire.

As of late, fashion has taken a turn for the funky, daring and over-the-top world of bright colors and crazy prints, two things that Rita Ora has been known to favor. “I don’t really follow trends,” says Ora. “I just pick out what I like. To tell you the truth, I don’t think I could tell you what the latest trend is.”

Front row at Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood, knowing the trend is obviously not a requirement to score an invitation to fashion’s hottest shows.

Rita Ora is on the rise. She’s taken a front seat to music and has made her entrance into the world of fashion. The young star will certainly have many more moments in the spotlight and we’re looking forward to her style along the way.