Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"Put his favorite perfume on, Go play a video game"

With a sultry voice and a fashion style to match, Lana Del Rey is a style icon in the making. She was born June 21, 1986 in New York City, NY as Elizabeth Woolridge Grant and signed her first recording contract with 5 Points Records at the age of 20. Her stage name is a combination of the late Hollywood actress Lana Turner and the Ford Del Rey. 

Her music video "Video Games," filmed using her own web cam and old home movies, was a commercial hit on YouTube and had everyone wondering who this girl with the beautiful voice. Even with criticism over her "bad" performance on Saturday Night Live, everyone was still intrigued by her. Her album Born to Die sold almost 2.8 million copies and is one of the best selling albums of 2012. 

"Video Games" music video: 

Her style is described as a "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" and is a mixture of the 60's, a hipster, and old Hollywood glamour. Her sense of style has gotten the attention of many in the fashion industry. She is the face of H and M's fall and holiday collection, the face of the Jaguar F- type luxury car, and the name behind Mulberry's It Bag, the Del Rey. 

The Del Rey Bag:
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In honor of her album, Born to Die:The Paradise Edition, releasing today, we've put together a collection of her amazing style. Enjoy and Happy Tuesday!
XO Wil Harris

10 comments:

  1. Great feature, her voice is amazing, its so refreshing to see a singing star who doesn't use garish and sultry clothing and style to sell records.

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    1. Thank yo Sam! We agree, her clothes are the right touch of sultry.

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  2. Love this post, I know it's weird but I hadn't really heard of her until seeing the H&M ads and then I listened to her song Video Games and loved it, listening to it now that you shared it too and I think there is something very cool and edgy about her. Very exciting she got a Mulberry deal and I like how her name is so catchy and came from a food truck. hehe

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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    1. Thanks Dale! Love it, fashion always finds a way to bring you to something new.
      XO

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  3. She is absolutely gorgeous! Love her music as much as I love her style!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  4. She is just all around awesome! Great sound, style and I love those bags :)

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  5. I'm not gonna lie, I hated her guts when she first came out a year ago. I didn't like what she did to her face and I was irritated with the manufactoredness of her image. Especially when she admitted in an interview that her manager chose her name. Wtf.

    BUT, when her album came out in January, I fell in love. Her voice is beautiful and her songs are haunting. So while I'm not a huge fan of the girl (though I really have to admit, her style rocks) I am a mega-fan of her music.

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    1. Yeah, everyone was talking about her face, especially her lips in the "Video Games" video. Aside from that, her style and voice are amazing!

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  6. I have yet to listen to her, I'll give it another couple of months. I think it's because they hyped her up so much so early, i thought it was very undeserving when artist that have been out for a decade don't get her acknowledgement. but I do like the Mulberry bags...I'll give her a listen soon enough.

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XO Wil Harris