Topless and in a Dior pastel pink skirt, with her hair slicked back and a ingénue makeup look, Rita Ora is definitely hot right now. Excuse the awful pun. Anne-Marie Curtis from ELLE’s styling team writes on elle.co.uk “I wanted to do something quite polished…and quite stripped back, but something slightly old-school-glamour as well.”

The initial theme as Asian, kimonos and colourful patterns, the sequinned Gucci dress on the subscriber cover was gorgeous, with a heavy 70s opium feel, reminiscent to Louis Vuitton s/s 2011 campaign (remember that?). With appearances from a Prabal Garung printed skirt and Fausto Puglisi palm printed kimono, the shoot was grown-up, elegant and beautifully simple.

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Ora was photographed by Thomas Whiteside, showed off her sexy side on the provocative cover, giving fans a good glimpse at her sizable Rosetta tattoo decorating her ribcage. On this, she said in the issue: “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,”