Maybe she is a recreation, with newly inflated lips and a retro image. Frankly I don’t care. She has the most amazing voice and in Video Games, one of the best songs and videos of the year. She also has truly incredible personal style. I am of course talking about Lana Del Rey, who is my style icon for the month of November.
Lana has an old-fashioned film starlet feel. Huge eyes and the most talked about lips of the moment are teamed with Brigitte Bardot/Claudia Cardinale lustrous hair. And then there’s the clothes.
Lana describes herself as a ‘gangsta Nancy Sinatra’ and could well be her best judge. Her vintage style to me could best be described as pin-up. Think Cybil Shepherd in ‘The Last Picture Show’ crossed with Veronica Lake and you have Lana Del Rey. She mixes those retro prints and styles, mini hot pants, ladylike blouses and slogan t-shirts with the sorts of hoop earrings that aren’t usually seen this side of JLo. She is also no slouch in the designer department, wearing the Prabal Gurung floral print dress that had previously been spotted on SJP.
Lana is so visually exciting that I am really looking forward to seeing her blossom into a true style icon. I think this is definitely a case of watch this space.
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