While gearing up for the August 27 release of her debut album ORA, Roc Nation’s Rita Ora flicked it up for a sweet and shiny spread in the September issue of British GQ.
Posing for renowned fashion photog Simon Emmett, Rita’s trio of fun looks include a sugary sweet shot of her enjoying a colorful lollipop, another in a shimmery Jeremy Scott dress that barely covers her little 21-year-old booty and some spiked Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and one more of her busting out of a Marni jumpsuit while peeking over the top of a pair of Dolce & Gabbana shades. (Shout out to Celebrity-Gossip for the help with the designers. I never could’ve written that last sentence without you.)
She also took the time to shine some light on how her life has changed since hitting it big:
“I shared a room with my sister and I had to not make noise when she was sleeping. Now I have my own place, it’s like – I don’t even have to be quiet.”
On the best advice her CEO Jay-Z has ever given her:
“The best advice he gave me was, ‘Have you seen Chris Martin perform? You know it’s literally just him on a stage? And he just rocks it out. Jay told me, ‘You don’t need dancers and stuff around you.”
On the thought process behind her album title:
“It’s my name but also ‘ora’ in my language means ‘time,’ and it took me so long to do this album. Like three years.”
And, of course, Jack Daniels whiskey:
“I don’t literally take a shot of Jack in the morning, I mean, I have once. I have a few times. But it’s not like I do it all the time.”
British GQ‘s September issue is on newsstands now. Check out Rita’s spread below.