This Aaron Paul -approved “Breaking Bad” parody music video, featuring a dead-on impression of Lana Del Rey, is pretty darn perfect. (It also contains spoilers, so don’t watch if you’re one of those weird people who hasn’t caught up with the rest of us real fans, ahem.) Sigh … what are we going to do without this show?! [YouTube]
I suppose if you absolutely insist on wearing black lace flares, a fringed band tee, a flannel shirt, and a backwards cap all at once, somewhere, some way, some how, a Courtney Love concert might just be the right (or only) place to do it. Right, Lana Del Rey? [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
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!