If you’ve been waiting to get a glimpse of Rita Ora’s rumoured wedding to Taika Waititi, then you’re in luck. Sort of. The singer dropped the video for her brand new single, “You Only Love Me”, on 27 Jan. and it follows the build-up to her music vid wedding. Although, somehow we don’t quite think this is art resembling real life. Particularly as these fictional nuptials don’t have a particularly happy ending.
While Ora is surrounding by five brightly-coloured, admittedly quite annoying, bridesmaids, as she prepares for her big day, the impending event is ruined when her venue sets on fire. While the fun OTT storyline makes for a great video, it’s the list of celebrity cameos that really caught our attention. They might be easy to miss with their short appearances, but crossover celebs are one of our favourite things.
In the opening scene, a retro TV is set up with messages from Ora’s friends and “wedding guests”. They include Lindsay Lohan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Addison Rae, Chelsea Handler, and Kristen Stewart. Now that’s a guest list we need to see on the dancefloor. But they aren’t the only surprise cameos. There is a knock on the door later in the video as the wedding dress arrives, delivered by none other than Sharon Stone! Dressed in a pink leopard print top and huge floral statement earrings, Ora screams as the actor steps in to greet the wedding party. It seems as though Stone is making quite the name for herself having recently surprised the “Saturday Night Live” audience during Sam Smith’s performance on 21 Jan.
While Ora has never explicitly spoken of her supposed marriage to Waititi, E! News confirmed the news on 9 Aug. although details of the wedding have been scarce. Although perhaps the vintage wedding dress Ora wears in the video was inspired by real life?
While there’s been no official confirmation as to whether the design was similar to the one Ora may have chosen, we can use it as a base for our wedding imagination. And when the singer posted snaps on Instagram prior to the relase, she added the caption, “What happens when a dream just feels oh so very real?” So maybe, just maybe, the idea for the video was inspired by real life? The wedding themed music video includes Ora wearing a 1987 vintage Yves Saint Laurent wedding gown, obtained from Shrimpton Couture, and it is pretty stunning.
The retro YSL dress includes swathes of cream silk that fall effortlessly from the bardot neckline, while the mullet hem reveals white platform heels. In addition to the off-the-shoulder neckline, layers of tulle create voluminous sleeves. The shapeless dress is accompanied by a matching tulle veil that falls to the hip and covers her 80s-styles beehive hairdo that is accentuated with glistening ear cuffs. In typical throwback style, Ora’s makeup has also been given the 80s treatment with pink eyeshadow and smudged graphic liner.
The wedding dress costume makes a change from Ora’s recent style choices. A fan of the naked dress, she opted for a sheer lace co-ord to ring in New Year’s Eve, a see-through pink lace dress at a pre-Golden Globes party, and a red naked dress with matching thong at the Fashion Awards in December.
While Ora’s fashion and beauty confidence continues to soar, she recently debuted a new side boob tattoo as well, her musical courage is also on the up with her upcoming album. “It’s my love story, basically, to the world, but I wanted people to really connect to it. There’s different faces of love: it’s not just being in love with a person, you can be in love with going and getting a pint, which is my favourite thing to do,” she told to GQ Hype as she appears on the latest cover. Here’s to hearing more about her romance with Waititi, her personal hobbies, and seeing more incredible outfits.