The British singer, who starred in the fall 2011 campaign for ck one jeans,
is now equally comfortable in couture. She was among the celebrities who
posed for Karl Lagerfeld in Chanel’s “The Little Black Jacket” project.
But one thing she never goes without is her trademark red lipstick. Quoting a
lyric from her song “Uneasy,” Ora explained: “The line is, ‘My makeup is my
armor for the dramas that I always fight.’ It’s just saying that my red lipstick is
almost like my mask for all the lifestyle dramas that I face, like everybody else.”
The Jay-Z protegee is preparing to perform at summer festivals across Europe,
and recording the follow-up to her breakthrough album “Ora” for a fall release.
“I’m in that phase where I feel like I’m a newborn baby again,” she said. “A
second album is a very important time for artist. It’s the point where it’s,
‘Are you sticking around, or are you going?’ It’s like the make-or-break, for me
anyway.” Ora revealed that she hopes to eventually follow in Rihanna’s
footsteps by launching her own fashion range.
“I really, really look up to her, the growth of her career and how she’s really
planned everything out. She’s been around for ages and she’s just now releasing
a label. To me, if I was to do that, it would be at a point where I feel like my music
has spoken enough,” she explained.