Never been much of a Lana Del Rey fan. To me, her voice and her whole “thing” is like the human equivalent of Klonopin or something. And I’m not quite sure how she got crazy style icon status, but you know, you get your own Mulberry bag and suddenly everybody cares what kind of lipstick you wear. In any case, Ms. Del Rey was spotted coming back from a late night deli run in London Tuesday night, and she was wearing this coat. Which makes her look exactly like the cowardly lion.
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There was a moment there when I thought Lana Del Rey would be but a blip on our collective cultural radar given that, um, everyone kind of seemed to hate her, but with big-name brands like Mulberry, Jaguar, and H&M backing the controversial songstress, it seems like Lana will have a role in the zeitgeist for the foreseeable future. The real question is no longer, “who is she and what is she doing here,” but rather, “should she really be playing in David Lynch territory?”
Del Rey channels the director’s trademark grim atmosphere in a new video ad spot for H&M borrowed straight from the Lynch repertoire, complete with a rendition of “Blue Velvet.” As one of those really awful fangirls who believes in the sanctity of all things Lynchian, I’m not exactly excited about the homage, but I guess if there’s any pop singer who can do this tricky thing justice, it’s probably going to be Lana Del Rey. She’s kind of creepy, and I’m totally into it. [Spin]
Lana Del Rey is a music-world Svengali and she knows it. There’s nothing I can say about her that somebody hasn’t said already, and better than I ever could considering I’m all kinds of ambivalent about Lana: as a singer, as a performer, as a persona, as a human being (part of me isn’t quite convinced that she’s not computer-generated). It would seem that the songstress has some unexpected fans, however, at British GQ, where she was named 2012′s Woman Of The Year. And, shocker, she’s naked on the cover! The special issue depicts Lana stripped bare save for a face full of dramatic makeup and a body dripping with opulent jewels. There’s something about this first photo that is charming to me — she’s not posing provocatively or vamping it up, and she looks really pretty and totally vulnerable. I also think it’s nice to see that she isn’t whippet-thin and has, like, thighs and stuff. She just looks very soft and not at all like she’s starving. Looking good, Lana! [Refinery29]
This got us thinking about other celebs who’ve bared it all for the sake of a photo spread. Just for fun, we decided to give you a little peep show. Go ahead, look. You know you want to.
I don’t know why, but I picture Lana Del Rey as having the personality and the voice of Kristen Wiig’s “Saturday Night Live” character “Sexy Shanna” — the “sexy” secretary with the high-pitched Marilyn Monroe-ish voice who’s kind of a dumb vixen. I’m not saying she’s actually like that, but something about her affect makes me think she’s a pretty girl who farts a lot.
She’s the star of the new H&M fall ad campaign, and while the shots are beautiful, some of her poses are cracking me up. Check out her looks — and our captions — after the jump!
Lana del Rey ranks pretty high on my list as far as seriously questionable celebrities go — is she legitimately talented or the fortunate byproduct of an “image makeover” and a powerhouse PR team? Chances are we will never know, but it’s whatever because I kind of enjoy her. I like her makeup and her music makes me feel sassy and light-hearted, which is a rarity for moody, tempestuous me! I also like her clothes, but only sometimes. This is one of those times: an embroidered off-white skirt is sweet and girly, but paired with a comfortable cropped sweater borrowed from the boys (literally — snag a V-neck in a youth XL or 14 for the perfect abbreviated length) and an easy pair of flats, the whole look takes on new sporty dimensions. No matter your opinion of Lana, you’ve got to commend her for her style savoir-faire — you can get the deets after the jump. Keep reading »
I have a mixed bag of emotions regarding Lana del Rey, but I’m pretty consistent with my love of her hair and makeup. Voluminous sixties-inspired bouffants paired with heavy-lidded cat eyes is just the type of thing I’m into, and Lana usually nails the look. Usually. Whatever’s going on here is so, so questionable: large and in charge with, like, a cluster of fake butterflies pinned to it? Could someone please explain this to me? I’m afraid I don’t understand.
Has anyone else noticed how much singer Lana Del Rey and breakout star of “Moonrise Kingdom” Kara Hayward look alike? Kara could practically be Lana’s baby sister or mini me. What do you think? (Below, a comprehensive guide to celebrity look-a-likes.)
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I think we can all agree that Lana del Rey is not set to become the next star on the Adele spectrum. The singer-songwriter’s album, performances, and appearance have been panned by critics and consumers alike since she first gained notoriety via — what else? — the Internet. For me, she’s an incredibly guilty pleasure on par with Katy Perry: I will never, ever expose my love to any of my Young Hip Brooklyn (credit: Ami) friends, but they will have 300+ plays on my iTunes. Del Rey doesn’t have much more to offer than your average pseudo-edgy (ahem, potentially fabricated history of meth addiction?) bubblegum pop star, but I would be lying through my teeth if I said that I didn’t try to emulate her hair and makeup on an everyday basis. Her fashion choices aren’t even that impressive to me (though her Met Ball look could have been stellar had she shed the cape) but whoever does her face nails it every time. Her usual simple-yet-glamorous look is the one I aspire to recreate: well-defined, flicked-out eyes with long lashes, thick groomed brows, neutral lips, and long, side-parted hair styled in retro waves recall Brigitte Bardot. Am I a straight up fraud for loving this controversial star’s beauty style? [Canada.com]
Seriously, what is it about gothy singer Marilyn Manson? Does he smell really good? Poop gold bricks? Because I can’t figure out why all these really attractive women keep letting them touch their boobs. Manson has dated a veritable basketball team of hotties: Rose McGowan, Dita Von Teese, Evan Rachel Wood, porn star Stoya Doll, “America’s Next Top Model” winner CariDee English — and his latest conquest seems to be Lana Del Rey, if the gossip rags are true. What’s his magic guys? You tell me.
Deciding to bare your midriff is a bold fashion choice. People are gonna stare. If you are going to reveal your midsection to world, you must be comfortable, confident, and it really doesn’t hurt if you’re incredibly toned. I’ve heard this is a trend now. If Lana del Rey is doing it, it must be! I’d better start doing my crunches ASAP. The singer gave the world a glimpse of her bare stomach at a recent Guns N’ Roses concert. Her midriff really seems to be enjoying itself. Cue “Welcome To My Midriff” sung to the tune of “Welcome To The Jungle.” Click through to see more sexy celebs baring midriff. [Buzzfeed]