Last night, friends and fans of Rita Ora came down to prestigious London hotspot, Annabel’s for an exclusive dinner to launch both Ora’s Notion cover and her return to music. Guests in attendance included Ora’s friend and labelmate Charli XCX, alongside Jodie Harsh, Ora’s sister Elena and the founders of Dsquared2, Dean Caten and Dan Caten. Five of Rita’s fans were picked to join the occasion having been selected from a social media competition.
Guests were treated to a three-course meal within the opulent surroundings of the private member’s club which was founded in 1963 by entrepreneur Mark Birley and remains one of the most exclusive locations in the capital. Dishes on the night’s menu included confit duck, baked aubergine, grilled octopus and exotic pavlova, and, of course, plenty of champagne.
Charli XCX attending the Rita Ora dinner
Editor of Notion Phie McKenzie
sister Elena Ora showing her support
Rita Ora and Charli XCX
Emma McQuiston, Viscountess of Weymouth, and Lady Violet Manners attend the Rita Ora dinner and performance at Annabel's
Rita performing at her event
(L to R) Guest, Pete Gay and Ali Tamposi attend the Rita Ora dinner and performance
Jodie Harsh and Charli XCX at the event
Founders of DSquared, Dean Caten and Dan Caten attend the Rita Ora dinner
Following dinner, Ora, accompanied by two backing singers, took to the stage to perform acoustic versions of some of her best-loved hits, alongside a delicate rendition of her new track ‘Your Song’. It was a wonderfully intimate evening that no doubt will go down in Notion history as one of its favourite launches.