Rita Ora in Natalia Kaut

Posted on June 21, 2013

The dress is okay and that hair is not; let’s get that out of the way now.


Rita Ora attends the launch of Sony Xperia Access in London in a Natalia Kaut dress with Arabesque detail paired with Michael Kors ankle-strap sandals.

Michael Kors Fall 2013 Ankle-Strap Sandal

What struck us her was the face, and just how pretty she looks with (relatively) toned-down makeup. In fact, we’d go so far as to say her face looks adorable here, and that’s not a word we think we’ve ever used to describe her. She might want to tone down the Nicki/Ri aesthetic and go for something a little quirkier in her style. It might suit her better. Time to ditch the blonde, hon. You’re ripe for a makeover.

The dress is … fine. She’s dressing for attention and that fits the bill. The shoes are an afterthought. Maybe she’s getting tired of this look herself.



[Photo Credit: Fred Duval/Getty Images, michaelkors.com]

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  • But at least her roots aren’t 6 inches long. And I like the style for her.

  • charlotte

    The dress looks like a hooker’s umbrella, but I agree that her face looks much better like this.

    • maggiemaybe

      “The dress looks like a hooker’s umbrella…” That is so very perfect I think you win comment of the day!

  • tignor

    the underarm tattoo makes her look like she hasn’t shaved the pitts

    • ToniMacAttack

      Yeah, that is a seriously strange placement…

  • Annarosa

    “the dress is okay”? guys? are you all right? is there anything I can do for you, sweetiepies?
    that dress looks like a plastic chinese umbrella.
    love the make up.
    wrong shoes.
    and that’s it.

    • Sagecreek

      Agreed. And it also includes the notorious “design pointing out the vagina”, which the unks usually catch.

      • marlie

        And I’m pretty sure most of the sheer parts are un-lined. EW.

    • Lanus

      Yes, I think we need to guide them to the fainting couch and fetch some nice cold drinks. Clearly the Uncles are Unwell.

  • Heather

    I’m wondering if she could rock a 50s pinup look?

    • MoHub

      Maybe she could commission a design from Kenley Collins.

    • alyce1213

      Hmmm, very interesting thought. She has the right look and attitude, but I suspect that with her taste level she’d way overdo it and it would become annoying.

  • teensmom99

    I think the dress would be much better if it were all lifted up–the top would fit better and the length would be more flattering.

  • Annarosa

    ehm, no, sorry, disagree.

  • I cannot imagine that garment being anything other than really uncomfortable.

    • Lori

      It looks like a person would be sweating buckets 5 minutes after putting it on.

      • Even with all the ventilation through the illusion netting.

        • MoHub

          Actually, illusion netting doesn’t breathe.

      • alyce1213

        She could be hosed down without ruining the dress.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        I’m just imagining the sound it’ll make when she finally peels it away from her skin.

        • marlie

          Like getting up from Grandma’s plastic covered-couch in her un-air-conditioned home, in the middle of August.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      It’s like the dress equivalent of jelly shoes.

  • majorbedhead

    Oh, look. Another attention hungry singer/actress in another dress full of cutouts. *yawn*

  • alyce1213

    Bordello shower curtain. No to everything here.

    • MoHub

      Very Storyville indeed.

  • jhedman

    In addition to all of the other valid criticism, that hem length makes my eye twitch.

    • ampg

      Yes, three inches off the bottom would at least bring the proportions into line.

  • Sagecreek

    With respect, Unks, that dress is very, very NOT okay.

  • veleri

    I’d love to see her brunette.
    btw: nope the dress. nope the shoes (not with that dress). just nope.

    • gabbilevy

      I suspect with darker hair (and prettier styling), the dress could work. Maybe not WERQ, but it had potential. The shoes, however, will never not be terrible.

      • veleri

        does she even have a stylist? I believe she just grabbed something out of her closet and that’s it.

        • Annarosa

          the most awful closet ever

        • marlie

          She had THIS just hanging in the back of her closet?! That’s a frightening thought.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    Yeah, we don’t need another tacky popstar!!! Show them how is doing Rita!

  • carnush

    Lovely makeup. That’s all I have.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Done done done with the cut outs. It’s so very boring now.

  • hyperionic

    Really? I think her hair looks fine and that dress is ugly and vulgar.

    • Jessica Freeman

      At least she doesn’t have her roots showing, so points for that.

      • You don’t see roots?

        • Jessica Freeman

          Not dark black ones like most of Holly wood does.

  • Poeta Paz

    Why so many stars go for that yellow fake color of hair? Terrible!

  • DTLAFamilies

    How does this girl manage to look mixed race? Is it the makeup? The dye job? I assume it’s a deliberate choice to give her cred ala Teena Marie.

    • RebeccaKW

      Rita Ora is Albanian, so she’s very eastern European in look.

  • formerlyAnon

    I agree she’s looking good, especially considering the hair and close up of the dress. Why is it I think this dress is cute on her and I though Kylie Minogue looked depressingly vulgar yesterday in what was arguably a much less tacky frock?

    Clearly, I am not yet even a lowly journey(wo)man of fashion criticism.

  • MilaXX

    She often picks potentially cute dresses but then loses the plot with styling.

  • Glam Dixie

    The shade of blonde she uses is really unflattering to her skin tone.

  • fringebenefit

    The shoes are too heavy for the intricacy of the dress, and she would definitely look better as a brunette, whoever she is.

  • barbarienne

    It’s bad enough we can see her ladybits, but did the dress really have to have maxi-pad-packaging floral patterns? SUBTLE, NO?

  • Erin Hines

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I am sick of sheer. Sick of it. They don’t even try anymore. “we’ll slap a see-thru sheet on her, bedazzle her bits, (not too much, cause that’s what we’re selling) and send her off! Fashion!”

  • MannahattaMamma

    who IS this woman & why do we have to keep looking at her? is that really a patent-leather dress? it’s like someone’s idea of what to do with leftover little-girl shoes

  • Nimith

    Well bugger me! I didn’t know that she was capable of smiling!

  • melanie0866

    The hem length + ankle strap = stumpifying

  • Sadie-Ann

    I can see that a little. In the face and eyebrow areas.

  • MoHub

    Victorian flocked wallpaper.

  • Rand Ortega

    Circus Stripper.

  • JeWawa

    Porn star

  • CT14

    I find myself obsessing on her hair.

    The top third is not a bad blond–there’s a little metallic glint to it like my daughter’s has. The bottom half? Dead dry straw. The dark eyebrows are not helping, and I like a strong brow.

    I’d like it darker, but chopping it short and clearing out the dead weight would do so much.

  • CT14

    I see Jessica Alba, if I squint, but only in the second shot.

  • marlie

    The first thing I noticed was that her nails clash with her dress. And let’s not speak of the dress, since she’s clearly going for “LOOK AT MEEEE!!”

  • none of it’s ok with me, okay maybe the shoes are all right. that dress looks like it’s made of plastic and it makes me sweat just to look at it. she may be “ripe” for a makeover in more way than one. see what i did there?

  • ailujailuj

    Hmm… Never seen pit hair tat before.

  • GTrain

    I love the shoes.

  • ItsDicey

    C’mon girl. Make it interesting, not just ticky-tacky.

  • demidaemon

    The dress length is just bad. It makes her look stumpy. It also feels like it is one cut-out away from being a set of pasties. The idea and pattern is kind of cool; the end result is not.

  • amanda lynn

    her tattoo looks like armpit hair.