Fashionably on Video: “R.I.P.” by Rita Ora

Thanks to the website Music Fashionland, we almost have a completed list of what London based, Albanian artist Rita Ora rocked in the music video for her  electro-guitar driven lead U.K. single “R.I.P.” featuring Tinie Tempah.  The fashion (which includes some vintage pieces) is definitely high street glamour, which inevitably showcases black, leather, denim (often ripped or shredded), accented studs, zippers, and grommets, and plaid.  It is a popular choice for the twenty-something pop star and celebrity circle as Rihanna and Cassie have worn similar to looks to what’s seen in the video in past months.  It’s not an original way of presenting hi/lo style since this certain way of casual dress is so easily mimicked, but it is representative of the contradictory youthful but traditional rebellious, just within the specific themes of classic rock ‘n roll simplicity, hipster + hip-hop gaudiness, and even little punk rock touches.  The results are always exciting to observe, as there is an intendedly visual gritty and aggressive demeanor, this can be increased or decreased depending on your accessories, foot wear, and make-up choices.

–Shardae Jobson

an example of high street glamour from Rihanna (wearing knee-high Christian Louboutin)

custom made backless + gold chained jumpsuit by Stephen Doherty

ripped white jeans and white cropped sleeveless top by Marques Almeida (including on set and runway photo shots), Stussy stars and stripes beanie, and Air Jordans (both on Rita)

singer and model Cassie also wore the Marques Almeida jeans, in light blue, for her appearance on BET’s 106 and Park

 

denim and white short jumpsuit/romper by MCQ by Alexander McQueen from Spring/Summer 2012

watch Rita Ora’s (who’s signed to Roc Nation) “R.I.P” now on YouTube!

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