Rita Ora in Katie Eary at the V Festival

Posted on August 20, 2013

Styling is about so much more than just picking out things to wear, darlings. Rita, for instance, clearly just picked out things to wear here.


Rita Ora attends the V Festival 2013 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England in a Kate Eary leopard ensemble paired with Giuseppe Zanotti platform sandals.

Katie Eary Spring 2014 Collection

Giuseppe Zanotti Fall 2013 Platform Sandal

Because a decent stylist would say in an imperious, yet loving voice (like Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries), “Either the top or the pants, but not both. And the shoes are for a different look entirely.”

Wouldn’t we all benefit from having an imperious stylist who looked and sounded like Julie Andrews., kittens? The answer is yes.

Cute pieces, but not all in the same look at the same time, Rita.

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, nymag.com, giuseppezanotti.com]

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  • Diego!

    I disagree, clearly she is having lots of fun and is not taking this outfit seriously. She radiates a good vibe and I feel she is having so much fun with it that she doesn’t care what we could say about her outfit. I actually like it very much how it looks on her, even the drag shoes!

  • Karen Belgrad

    Awwww… Little Pebbles is all grown up.
    “So let the sun shine in
    Face it with a grin
    Smilers never lose
    And frowners never win
    So let the sun shine in
    Face it with a grin
    Open up your heart and let the sun shine in”

    • mjude

      i will now be signing that song for the rest of the day. one of my favorite episodes. oh yeah dont care for the outfit.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    she has no personality, i’ve never heard one of her songs. She look’s exactly like Rihanna, in a very bad way

    • Me Again

      “Radioactive” is a pretty good song.

  • Krista Nielsen

    No comments on the gentleman in the last photo? Makes her outfit look great in comparison!

    • Nope. We don’t comment on “civilian” clothes.

      • Krista Nielsen

        That makes sense. It’s just two people in head to toe matchi-ness makes it seem like they were at some crazy English music festival pajama party… and if that were the case, in that context her leopard > his palm trees.

    • sugarkane105

      The two of them together do kinda make it look like a high-fashion pajama party. Which I would totally go to.

  • Nancer

    LOVE the shoes! Of course, I would never have an occasion to wear them, but still – they are fabulous!

  • sagecreek

    I still love those shoes, although I am a good 25 years past being able to carry them off.

    • 3boysful

      Me, too, but for some reason I really like them. Especially in the red.

  • Joan Wilder

    This is Rihanna’s outfit.

    • StellaZafella

      I think Rihanna would have known, and chosen, either the top or the bottoms on her own…and paired either one with something FIERCE.

      • And tiny.

      • Glam Dixie

        Rihanna would probably have pulled that shirt down under her butt and worn it as a dress.

      • Imasewsure

        I think you are giving RiRi too much credit… it would have been either part of a bikini paired with this outfit and I’m not sure that would have been an improvement (well, ok maybe)

      • conniemd

        Rihanna would have paired the pants with a black bra or that crazy leather bra top with chains she was wearing a few weeks ago.

  • nannypoo

    I have never seen her act or heard her sing or watched her mime or do whatever it is that she does, but for some reason I can’t stand her. Maybe that first picture is the reason.

    • Constant Reader

      Tea hit the monitor at “watched her mime of whatever it is that she does”!

  • LipstickForPigs

    I keep hoping her 15 minutes will expire soon.

    • Karen Belgrad

      I live in an awesome bubble where her 15 minutes haven’t even started. Outside of TLo, I have no idea who she is!

      • LipstickForPigs

        I feel like she is the sub-generic version of RiRi. I don’t like either of their styles, but I respect Ri as an artist. This one? Not so much.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    I dunno…judging from the guy in the background, this is pretty much standard for this event!!! 😉

  • RebeccaKW

    It’s a bit wack-a-doo, but she looks better in it than she should. At least I’m not seeing boob or butt.

  • elemspbee

    that first pic–her face must’ve hurt. My face is hurting looking at it.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    That’s a super comfortable Tony the Tiger Halloween costume! Just needs some painted on whiskers.

  • kimmeister

    I’m surprised she can get men’s pants to fit her.

    • alyce1213

      They fit?

      • kimmeister

        Well, they’re not falling off her hips, but then again, she may have on a belt or safety pins or something.

  • Zubaz realness.

  • MilaXX

    I actually don’t mind the outfit. it fit’s her personality even if it is a little RiRi-lite. The look reminds me of Rhianna wearing that prison stripe men’s suit. The shoes however, are a bridge too far.

    • ashtangajunkie

      RiRi-lite is the perfect description. I don’t mind this either.

    • Tatiana Luján

      This look reminds me too of of Rhianna wearing that prison stripe men’s suit. But I like Rita Ora’s attitude a lot more.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I really like her haircut.
    The clothes are crazy, but I kinda like them. Ate least they appear to be her size and she looks like she’s having fun and not taking herself or the ridiculous look seriously.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I don’t hate this the way that I should. Having said that, those pants would look fantastic with a simple black tank and different shoes. I enjoy those shoes, but not with this.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Oh no girl. I don’t mind the outfit, but the shoes are type awful. If there were any time to wear some kicky-yet-exclusive sneakers, this was it.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I love it. I think it’s really fun. And she’s having fun it looks like. She’s far better dressed than the guy in the palm tree pajamas paired with pink glasses behind her.

  • Lily-Rygh

    This is Gwen Stefani’s outfit, Rita. Please give it back to her right now.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    I couldn’t say it better. All the pieces are great and she’s the gal to rock them. But not together.

  • Glam Dixie

    I only know this lady from what I see of her here on TLo but I feel blonde is not her color. Neither is Tony the Tiger orange/pink. But despite all of that she looks like she is enjoying herself, so there’s that.

  • kimbalala

    guy in the background has a more tragic outfit, if you can believe it.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Those are some serious Mickey Mouse (Strip)Club shoes.

  • madscntst

    In my version of events, the imperious stylist who looks and sounds like Julie Andrews says, “Take her away and have her shot.”

  • Nicholas Paganelli

    Can we discuss the all-palm-tree suit in the background of the last shot? The Vans and the hot pink glasses are really setting it off nicely…

  • Dancer

    Looks like the dude behind her also needs the same lesson with Julie Andrews

  • Synnamin

    I hate the outfit, but she’s having so much fun, that I have to LOVE. and she’s usually on my IHL

  • Andrea

    That first shot is a little too reminiscent of Anna Nicole Smith for my comfort.

    • Lori

      Yes, and channeling that particular human train wreck is never a good idea.

  • Imasewsure

    I like all the parts too but not together as Ms Andrews/TLo so grandly state – no matter how “fun” or “comfy” she might look, it’s gotta look better than this in public!

  • formerlyAnon

    Oh, sweetie. Orange animal print?
    (The fella in the dreadful designer palm trees behind her needs the same memo, IMO. I’m pretty sure we saw those on this blog not so long ago and they look even worse on a person at a party.)

    But she looks so joyful, I don’t mind as much as I should.

  • Dagney

    I kind of dig it. She is clearly at home in this, and that confidence makes the look.

  • Shawn EH

    I call this a step up for her; at least the parts match and fit. It’s easy to imaginine the top with black capris and good shoes, of course. Talk about somebody who actually should try to Bardot (rather than Marilyn) sometimes!

  • boweryboy

    Circus clown.

  • marlie

    I guess crazy, over-the-top is her thing, so… I’m not mad at her. It’s still a fugly print, though.

  • Laurie Landry

    OOoo the top, with black skinny jeans and the red shoes pictured would have been CUTE!

  • Qitkat

    I’d like to see Heidi Klum glam this look up for her annual Halloween party.

  • Kent Roby

    SItting on a window ledge 30 stories up while drinking vodka from a bottle and waving a red flag would only be SLIGHTLY more of a desperate cry for attention than this outfit.

  • crash1212

    Such a pretty girl. Such a heinous outfit.

  • Anniebet

    What is the male model carrying? It looks like a blankie out of the same material fitted with a handle.

  • Introspective

    horrible. a whole lot of eye searing red. no style to be seen here.

  • CT14

    Her toes are blue.

    Shouldn’t she continue the matchy matchy?

  • demidaemon

    My problem is that she looks like she mugged that poor male model and enjoyed it yet forgot to have the clothes tailored for her female body.

  • Yes. Definitely yes. To the Julie Andrews question. Not to the above outfit.

  • The blue polish on the toenails seems to bug me the most.

  • How has no one mentioned the guy wearing Palm Beach in the background?

  • Jai Piper

    Maybe I’m crazy but if you took what the three guys in the background are wearing and tossed them all in a cauldron of weirdness, it result would be Rita’s outfit.

  • prettybigkitty

    I hope she was not hanging out with the dude wearing the full Hawiian tropic get-up behind her. That combination has the potential of inflicting major retina damage. Ouch.

  • I am in complete awe at the guy behind her in the last picture. WHAT is that “outfit”?!

  • queen b*tch

    I don’t know – all over prints seems to be the theme of the events, check out the dude in the full Hawaiian behind her

  • librarygrrl64

    Orange is in my top 3 favorite colors, but this is a mess. No.