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Charli XCX: I want to work with Ora

Charli XCX would love to collaborate with Rita Ora, and thinks she’s a “really cool girl”.

The Boom Clap singer teams up with stars including Gwen Stefani on her upcoming album Sucker.

And Charli admits in a new interview she has already set her sights on making music with Rita.

“I'm into Rita Ora right now. She's a really cool girl,” Charli told Australia’s Yahoo!7.

“I love Gwen Stefani too. I’m so happy to have collaborated with her as a writer on some songs on her upcoming album.”

British songstress Charli also revealed her musical inspirations.

While she was previously influenced by pop icons like Britney, her newer sound has more of a rock edge.

“When I was younger my inspiration was definitely Britney Spears,” Charli said. “But whilst making my new album I've been massively inspired by a lot of Yé-yé pop artists – from France Gall to Brigitte Bardot. I’ve also been inspired by Annabella lwin and Debbie Harry.”

Charli has become something of a fashion icon thanks to her unique sense of style and desire to stand out from the crowd.

But the 22-year-old star admits she wasn’t always so up on fashion trends, and had her fair share of faux pas when she was younger.

Asked about her biggest fashion mistakes, Charli replied: “Probably when I was a lot younger and went through my ‘emo’ phase. I would wear, like, six belts at once with a skirt over a pair of trousers.”

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