Lana Del Rey…
Compared to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn, Lizzy Grant, better known as Lana Del Rey, has caught our eyes, and we think she’ll be one for the history books. Not only is it the singers original, edgy style of songs that she chooses to compose and sing, but she has the looks of a goddess, and a fashionable one at that. We think she will bud into a fashion icon for girls all over the world, and her signing career will help her achieve this. Already a model for H&M, we believe she will go on to do bigger things, like possessing for the likes of Dior or Chanel (or anything other huge fashion labels, she definitely has the looks)!
Lana’s calm, hypnotic voice has us all charmed, and with the looks to match, she completes the perfect package. And Lana isn’t just one of those ‘sing-song girly girlies’, her music is sincere, portrays a deep and meaningful character inside Lana. She has a country style voice yet there is something all-american about her… she leaves so much to the imagination!
One of my personal favourites of the 26 year old singer, is ‘National Anthem‘, a song taken form her second album “Born To Die“, where she sings about a particularly sensitive issue of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, surely touching peoples hearts everywhere. What accompanies the song so well is the video, revealing a glamourous, well-bred, ladylike Lana. In the first minute and a half of the video, where Lana is meant to be reenacting Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 perform an of “Happy Birthday, Mr. President“, she stands out, with a beautiful projection of her voice, and a cheery smiling Lana on set. The rest of the video she plays Jacqueline Kennedy, and sings of the ‘Romeo-and-Juliet-esque’ relationship she has with J.F.K; the struggles they must overcome and the romance that always lingers, truly beautiful! What’s most moving about the song, and perhaps the video, is the last minute and a half, where Lana using her speaking voice to end the song with a reenactment of the infamous Zapruder film, (a film showing Kennedy’s assassination and Del Rey) as Onassis concerning her and Kennedy’s relationship. Throughout the video, which consists of old-fashioned style movie clips (both real and fake) of JFK and Jacqueline and the private intimate moments between the two, Lana consistently presents us with a ‘lady-who-lunches’ (in some words – and perhaps Lana has a future career in acting).
But Lana isn’t just a prim, proper lady. In contrast to “National Anthem”, Lana’s third single “Blue Jeans“, shows off her more sexy, scrumptious side. We can not draw our eyes from the screen as Lana glides around the water, in that pure white bikini, which shows off her spectacular bikini-body, and also the fashionable side of Lana we know is hidden within that curvaceous bod.
Similarly, in Lana’s second single “Born To DIe” (also the title of her second studio album), we are presented with a powerful, perhaps royal, style icon, exaggerated as Lana sits in her ‘throne’, surrounded by a church-like setting and two tigers, who lie respectfully at her feet. We think Lana has the potential to get us all on our knees, begging for her attention, and perhaps her style tips, as she again shows of her body in a tight white dress, by Antonio Berardi (Spiring 2011 collection), revealing only a little skin around her chest area. She truly is breathtaking.
Just look how innocent she looks enclosed within this beautiful mans arms, yet that killer look in her eyes shows so much more, like a bird waiting to fly, and show us its full spread of feathers.We can’t wait to see more of Lana Del Rey in the future (and perhaps in the fashion world too!)