Inside the fashion magazine’s glossy pages, however, the songstress reveals a decidedly racier look. Styled by Nicola Formichetti, a.k.a. Lady Gaga's former stylist, the photo shoot features Rita in a series of provocative outfits – including one where she wears nothing but black lingerie, furry pink shoes, a fishnet stocking and a floral robe.
Her mother is a fan of her daughter's saucy ensembles. “When I wear crazy stuff, my mom'll say, 'I need sex. I need glamah,” Rita tells the magazine in her West London accent.
And while she’s often compared to Rihanna and other brazen starlets, Rita says she doesn't try to compete with anyone else. "For me, it's like, look forward," she says. "You don't have to look side to side. If you start looking from side to side, you get confused."
For the 23-year-old style icon, that means trying her hand at an exhaustive list of business ventures, including acting, music and beauty collaborations. The Rimmel spokeswoman is following in Kate Moss’ footsteps, having recently teamed up with the brand to launch her own makeup collection.
“I got obsessed with makeup and makeup artists when I was young, “ she reveals.
Read more of Rita Ora’s interview in the August issue of Flare magazine and what the behind-the-scenes shoot below!