Having only stepped into the spotlight last year, Rita Ora hasn't had so much of a style evolution, but the R.I.P. singer has had plenty of style hits. We've previously compared her look to that of Barbadian pop star Rihanna and it's fair to say that the pair are flying the flag for urban-meets-glamourpuss fashion. While it does appear that Rita has taken a few sartorial tips from fellow Jay-Z prodigy RiRi, the lady herself is adament that her true style icon is No Doubt front woman Gwen Stefani.
In an interview with ASOS Magazine Rita revealed "I always thought she [Gwen Stefani] was so cool. I think I'm man enough to admit she made me want to wear red lipstick. When I saw it on her, I thought she was the prettiest person in the world." Since finding out Ora’s inspiration her platinum blonde waves suddenly make total sense. Teamed with a kick-ass wardrobe of leopard print, crop tops and beanie hats it would appear that the 21-year-old is the true inheritor of Gwen's nineties Ska Queen Crown.
A flexible fashionista, Rita is equally capable of scrubbing up for a red carpet event as she is rocking street wear on stage. At the MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 she arrived in a sophisticated red Marchesa frock, while at a recent Radio 1 appearance the singer ditched her hoodies in favour of a sophisticated body-con black leather dress. If recent rumours of her relationship with Rob Kardashian are true, we reckon she'll need to start embracing more of that figure hugging fashion to fit in with Kim K et al.