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:
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