Assisted Stylist Brent Lawler and Rita Ora’s team at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018
Photo Credit- Instagram @ritaora
Style Jason Rembert
Hair Brent Lawler
Makeup Kathy Jung
Client Rita Ora
I’m back, booked in, and ready for a big 18 hours of all things Rita Ora. As an assistant, we aren’t always told what kind of job we’re doing because some shows or events are kept secret from the public. I made my way to Ritas hotel for a morning of glam to then be informed we will be glamming Rita for the one and only Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. I remember growing up and watching this show religiously, I couldn’t believe I was going to be working at the biggest fashion show in the world. And little did I know this would be the very last VS show before their very long overdue rebrand.
Rita was dressed head to toe in Versace, Donatella herself had designed the outfit for Rita, and wow was it amazing. A full diamonte bodysuit with matching thigh-high boots, beret hat, and a skirt to change out of mid-performance. Rita was drenched in Versace jewelry and accessories we tied necklaces around her wrists and belts around her neck. It’s amazing how you can change up accessories to make things work ( You can use fishing wire to add length to accessories or to make them smaller).
The VS show is filmed twice and then the best shots from both takes are merged together for television. The first show is for media and clients and the second show is strictly for celebrities and sponsors. As I followed Rita around backstage I rubbed shoulders with celebrities I had only seen through a TV or computer screen.
Rita’s second look was fresh off the runway, Versace of course. She was dripping in what looked like a liquid gold dress.
Stylist Tip! – When wearing fishnet stockings it’s a great idea to wear a pair of skin-colored stockings underneath, that way it compresses your legs and makes them look super smooth, toned, and firm. If you want your legs to not move at all pop another pair of stockings on underneath the fishnets.