Rita Ora is one of the hottest and trendiest artist in the UK, so it’s only right that she makes her first cover appearance on UK’s ELLE magazine. On the May 2014 issue, shot by Thomas Whiteside, the Roc Nation songstress goes topless wearing only a Dior skirt, and showing her ‘Rosetta’ tattoo.
“It’s based on an original piece by Alberto Vargas, who was an incredible illustrator in the 1930s. He was one of the creators of the pin-up image. That’s our build, our power,” Ora explains about the body art.
She adds: “That’s why I was obsessed with it; learning what men don’t understand about women and what women don’t understand about men. I was obsessed with the painting a long time ago, and then I got it done six months ago.”
“I just love pretty things, whether it is art, a song or a pair of shoes.”
The issue hits newsstands on Thursday 3 April 2014.