Rita Ora in Marchesa at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

Posted on November 04, 2013

Rita Ora attends the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards at Wembley Arena in London in Marchesa.

Marchesa Fall 2013 Collection





[Photo Credit: Zak Hussein/INFphoto.com, IMAXtree]

    • Glam Dixie

      I can’t imagine the human that this would look good on.

      • Nariya

        Maybe Iman? She did that pink fluffy one that one time. Then again, it’s debatable as to whether Iman is human.

      • Fyolette

        Fan Bingbing with a played down updo, bold dark lip and a thin black belt

    • RussellH88

      Big Bird at a wedding.

    • styrch


      • Glam Dixie

        Now all I can picture is everyone around her asking for her to pass them a tissue all night.

      • RussellH88

        I don’t know if it’s the lighting, but the runway version looks a light brighter and cleaner whereas Rita’s version looks kinda dingy.

        • alyce1213

          I think the color is the least of the problems.

    • lunchcoma

      This looks like a grade school art project gone wrong.

    • lobsterlen

      Tissue box cozy dress?!?!

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Hahahahaha she thought putting a belt on it would give it shape ahahahahahaha.

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        I don’t think putting on a girdle on top would give it shape.

    • CommenterFormerlyKnownAsR

      It’s preposterous, but I think it works as well on her as it could on anyone. And she looks awfully happy in her ball of fluff.

    • jmorino08

      Can we reassign “Of course” to Marchesa since Lea seems to have moved on from her T&A phase? Because OF COURSE that’s Marchesa!

      • mshesterp

        I don’t think they’re even trying anymore. They’re just embracing their flat-out ridiculousness.

      • sojourneryouth

        Seriously. Put DOWN the crack pipe, Georgina!

    • Deb Oswald

      I just keep looking at her extraordinarily black eyebrows.

      • alyce1213

        I don’t get the big black eyebrows. Or the too-light candy pink lipstick for that matter.

        • Tatiana Luján

          I think this is the worse makeup I’ve seen on her.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      My cat did this to the last toilet paper roll in the house! I never thought of using it as a dress. Hmmmm….

    • boweryboy

      It’s refreshing she’s not wearing her go-to horrid red lipstick. That is all.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Rita, you’ve been Marchesa’d. I’m so sorry, dear.

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        That could be a culinary term….soaked in buttermilk, rolled in seasoned flour and Marchesa’d!

        • alyce1213

          Annabelle & Ginny: Dipped in a big pile of random foofaraw. Whatever sticks, stays.

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            THIS – When I think Marchesa, I think foofrawy, frippery and too too much. It is now a verb. I have made it so.

            • decormaven

              It’s going in the OED as we speak.

        • RussellH88

          Maybe it could be used for any food that’s covered in coconut.

        • MoHub

          Sounds like a Paula Deen recipe.

          • RussellH88

            Only if you use white flour.

            • MoHub

              And fry it in mass quantities of butter.

      • Rhonda Shore

        that’s it, in a nutshell…despite that, i think she looks pretty. i like her coloring a lot and feel like it saves her from what could sink others. Also, she looks like she thinks it’s all working and that’s a plus.

      • Julie Ree

        And this is why it is “the beautiful Georgina Chapman” on PRAS, not the talented Georgina Chapman.

        • Rhonda Shore

          it is funny how they always say that! From host to host…

        • alyce1213


      • Glam Dixie

        You’ve fallen for another of their classic pranks, Bazinga!

    • alyce1213

      Is this a parody of Marchesa? I think someone’s pranking us.

      • kirkyo

        I’m not on the Marchesa hate wagon but this is getting me close.

    • randeekay

      It looks like the art kids make in elem. school where you glue tissue paper to a fake tree. No bueno!

    • Jessica Freeman

      “OMG!!! Yessssss! I want to wear the dress that looks like tissue paper!!!” Said no one ever.

      Halloween was last week dear.

      • zenobar

        It reminds me of the homecoming floats we made in high school. All those tissue paper rosettes!

        • Jessica Freeman

          Also those tissue paper flowers we made in elementary school.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Wow – nothing is working here. The dress is silly. The make up is HORRIBLE!! Everything is working to f up her eyes, her skin tone, her smile, her teeth. The nail bracelet is so random. Does not go here at all.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      “Rita Ora in Marchesa” is exactly what I expected.

    • Danielle

      WERQ-ing that Cartier nail bracelet tho.

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      Peeling birch tree realness. Nay, missy, nay.

    • Hetha Innis

      The one thing Marchesa and Stella McCartney have in common is the disdain they seem to invoke from the bitter kittens. Not without good reason.

      • MoHub

        Sorry to disagree, but there are plenty of good reasons for our disdain.

        • Hetha Innis

          “Not without good reason” – means exactly that.

          • MoHub

            Sorry. Read too fast; didn’t see the not.

      • Hetha Innis

        and I think she at least scores points for wearing something such as this to a teen awards venue!

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          Cuz kids today love toilet paper!

          • alyce1213

            Those bear commercials carry subliminal messages.

          • Hetha Innis

            the frilly, juvenile nature of the dress is what I was referring to :-)

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Frilly, you’ve got that right! So frilly, my toddler rhumba pants couldn’t have held a candle to that dress.

    • marlie

      It’s… a dress made out of… used Kleenex? There is no woman on Earth who would look good in this dress.

    • LipstickForPigs

      Someone should have stepped away from the eyebrow pencil. I like a strong brow as much as anyone, but those are disturbingly akin to the fake fuzzy mustache I got my 7 year old to complete his cowboy costume this Halloween.

    • Qitkat

      Just how many dollar stores did she have to clean out for those little bags of cheap faux flowers?

    • unbornfawn

      Tarred and feathered. Run out of town on a pole.

    • Laurieandclaire

      This is off topic, but is anyone else pissing themselves with anticipation of TLos miss universe costume coverage?

      • alyce1213

        The captions always reduce me to tears. Can’t wait.

    • Tracy_Flick

      Did anyone else participate in making floats for homecoming parade? This has that chicken-wire-stuffed-with-napkins vibe.

      I think it might have been closer to working had her makeup been better. The heavy black and white eye shadow and nude lip look like she’s got a mask on (like those cartoon bandit masks).

      • Kelly

        Homecoming chicken wire with tissues / napkins — exactly. And those eyebrows are frightening. Like a cartoon villain.

    • CT14

      All I see are toilet paper carnations for parade floats.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Anyone remember “The Chicken Lady” from Kids In The Hall?

      • MoHub


    • jspark

      Actually I think this could have been fun, but the slit ruined it. If you’re going to be a stick of cotton candy for halloween you don’t need a peak of the weird cardboard cone thing underneath.

      • Fannie Wolston

        ora belt

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      “Your inspiration for this challenge is, hairy butts.”

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        “Your inspiration for this challenge is, cold and flu season.”

        • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

          You just know that your critique would be “slutty CVS disco pharmacist on a Nyquil binge”.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      I know what happened. Georgina was laying in her bubble bath and looking at herself in the morning. She is the “beautiful Georgina Chapman” after all. She thought I look fabulous! I must design a dress that looks exactly like this. I think she did an excellent job.

    • JulieTy

      Toilet paper bride.

      • MaggieMae

        Look at your doggies! Swoon!

        • JulieTy

          Thank you! They are precious, if I do say so myself. 😉

    • lucyloo222

      Against her hair, dress and lipstick her teeth looked corn yellow. I am sure they are not really that yellow but whoa, that smile looks like butter.

    • MaggieMae

      I’m trying to find a delicate way of saying this, and having no luck. She’s really beautiful, but reeks of trash rather than class. I don’t know if that’s part of her manufactured professional image, or what the deal is. Sigh.

    • rissa42210

      this is a mess

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      This dress looks like the garbage dump challenge on PR, before anyone started sewing.

    • Trickytrisha

      Dunno if the lighting is really bad or her makeup person had too much Red Bull, but her face looks strange here, almost yellow including the teeth. Those teeth usually are perfectly fine and white, so I suspect the lighting or camera might be the culprit.

      However… the lighting isn’t responsible for the hiddy dress. The beeeaaauuutiful Georgina Chapman and her designing partner have that honor. As an aside…. why does Georgina always get the TV gigs and publicity and not Keren?

      • demidaemon

        She’s not the “beautiful” Georgina Chapman. Also, she isn’t blowing the boss.

        Was that out of line? You guys tell me.

        • Trickytrisha

          Merely tiptoeing up to the line and wiggling a toe above it?

    • demidaemon

      She’s wearing a dress made of loofahs in the shape of a loofah. How original. How ugly.

    • MilaXX

      She just looks so pleased to be dressed like a toilet paper dolly. Hair and makeup look lovely, but honey that is strictly an editorial dress.

    • ChelseaNH

      Well, if she must wear that dress, at least she picked the right venue.

    • KT

      The dress is ridiculous, the makeup is AWFUL. Go home girl

    • ojosazules

      What the fuck is this supposed to be, exactly? This is batshit, even for Marchesa. Why is she wearing it?

    • Sharon Newland

      All I can see is a big pile of used tissues…

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Sometimes, you just want to wear a silly dress. OTOH, her hair and her eyebrows look like they don’t belong to the same person.

    • formerlyAnon

      It is a very silly, over done dress. She’s a pop singer at some BBC Teen radio awards. Everything would have been well if she’d had silly, over-done hair, not “no hair stylist showed so I did it myself” hair.

    • Fannie Wolston

      she could be a foot model…

    • http://www.dogsdotcom.blogspot.com/ Plink

      Big bird. But I’m sure someone has already said that.

    • quiltrx

      Wow, she looks even more stupid than she usually does.

    • Lisa_Co

      Mentioning this only because Georgina is a PRAS judge, but the runway version looks a bit avant garde, no?

    • Aurumgirl

      It’s like she’s the reincarnation of Phyllis Diller, especially where the make up is concerned. I don’t want to badmouth Phyllis Diller, as she had her own style and the woman was funny. But I don’t think it’s a flattering look for a very young woman.

    • Pterodactyl111

      Oh God, I’m so happy she got her roots touched up.

    • Gatto Nero

      Anything Marchesa makes me itch. Overwrought fluff.