Here’s UK pop star Rita Ora, out and about in London. Lately, celebs love to color on their Hermès Birkins because it is just so subversive, and Rita has apparently followed suit. Because sometimes it just isn’t gratifying enough to simply own a $10,000 handbag.
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The Met Gala is like the fashion industry’s prom; the popular girls and boys come out in their finest gowns and baubles, ready to celebrate their own fabulousness and that of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Although the 2014 Met Gala had a rather straightforward theme (“white tie and decorations,” or, in other words, “very fancy”), stars, models and socialites still managed to find plenty of places to infuse their own personal style into their sartorial choices.
UK pop star Rita Ora was spotted bouncing from afterparty to afterparty in Milan after being a special guest, along with Katy Perry, at the Moschino Fall 2014 runway show. Rita is proudly displaying what we’re going to call the Moschino Quilted Suit Jacket Bag, since it seems to be an obvious Chanel reference to both the brand’s handbags and its signature bouclé suits.
The Grammys are always pretty weird, and the 2014 Grammy Awards followed proudly in that tradition. (Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons as a backing band? Sure, why not?) Along with everything else, the stars’ (the ones who bothered to show up and walk the carpet, anyway) handbag choices weren’t exactly in line with what we’ve seen at previous awards shows this season.
Fashion loves Rita Ora, and the burgeoning British pop star seems to love fashion right back. Ora’s Rihanna-esque personal style perfectly straddles the divide between streetwear and luxury that the industry is exploring with gusto at the moment, which makes her exactly the kind of celebrity on whom brands want to see their clothes.