7 posts tagged "Lana Del Rey"
Today is Lana Del Rey’s 28th birthday. The melancholic pop songstress, aka Lizzy Grant, has good reason to celebrate, hot on the heels of releasing her highly anticipated new album, Ultraviolence, earlier this month. Del Rey’s breakthrough Born to Die record has become a bona fide classic despite receiving early critical backlash. (Who could forget her famous flub on SNL?) It will forever be our official soundtrack of summer 2012. New hits, including “Brooklyn Baby” and “Shades of Cool,” are already in heavy Spotify rotation here at Style.com.
Del Rey has become a fashion icon in her own right, due to her chameleon-like style. One day she’s rocking a signature flower crown and bohemian dress onstage, and the next she’s channeling Jackie O. with a statement-making bouffant alongside A$AP Rocky in her “National Anthem” music video. Sometimes she sticks with a classic blue-jeans-and-white-shirt combination, paired with perfectly polished tips. Here, we’ve collected several of our favorite Lana looks from over the years. With her star now on the rise again, this next year will surely deliver more memorable moments from the reigning queen of “Summertime Sadness.”
Though most festivalgoers consumed themselves with the “street” style in Indio, we shouldn’t forget whom we actually dashed to the desert to see. Pharrell’s hat, Lorde’s take on normcore, and André 3000′s on-trend beauty embrace were just a few of the style statements we saw at Coachella. Here, some of the most notable sartorial choices from the Coachella music festival:
British singer/songwriter Bryan Ferry kicked off day one of Coachella in an embroidered floral tux combo from Kim Jones’ Fall ’13 Louis Vuitton collection.
One half of the electrofunk duo Chrome paired Saint Laurent’s Sumi Ink Club moto jacket in the best way possible, with ripped jeans.
Beyonce’s stylish sis Solange wore a red-hot runway look from Max Mara Spring ’14 for weekend one and Azede Jean-Pierre Spring ’14 during weekend two.
Crop tops are completely unavoidable when it comes to festival attire, but when Kid Cudi showed up in a cropped sweatshirt (on both weekends), he had us feeling all sorts of nineties nostalgia à la Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Props to the “Pursuit of Happiness” singer for showing the ladies how it’s done.
Not seeing Pharrell in his Vivienne Westwood hat is like not seeing flower crowns at Coachella. When we weren’t ogling the music mogul’s impressive guest roster, the “Happy” singer’s Technicolor-adorned denim cutoffs caught our attention—a sure sign that the singer is clearly up on the trends.
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey’s feminine sartorial choices always seem to complement her lullaby-like melodies, but the songstress opted for bolder statements of dress during both weekends of the festival. The “Video Games” singer wore vibrant minidresses replete with blown-out floral prints—a look that channeled go-go girl meets flower child.
Dum Dum Girls
The Dum Dum Girls kept true to their vampy aesthetic and wore all black e’rything. The desert heat did not prevent the all-female rock band from avoiding dark ensembles—they just wore less fabric, like mesh tops and nipple pasties.
Seventeen-year-old singer Lorde, who usually opts for a more gothic style of dress, kept it casual for her performances, showing up in an all-white sports-bra-and-baggy-pants combo during weekend one, and a loose-fitting suit with white leotard during weekend two.
Outkast don’t mess around when it comes to beauty trends. Singer André 3000 nailed two of the season’s mane moments when he returned to the stage (for weekend two) in a braided, platinum wig.
Krewella singer Jahan Yousaf repped her roots in a black muscle tee that read “Hug Me, I’m Paki,” which she paired with liquid-looking, leatherlike leggings and Adidas high-tops.
Joshua Hodges of the electronica band STRFKR took us from the California desert to a deserted island. The Oregon-born front man gave us all sorts of Gilligan’s Island vibes in a sunshine yellow shirt and straw basket-weave hat.
It seems that Lana Del Rey has cured her “Summertime Sadness.” In last year’s popular warm-weather jam (which actually came out in 2012 but exploded in the summer of 2013 after it was remixed by French DJ Cedric Gervais), the artist sings of “dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight.” Well, it seems like SoundCloud’s latest leak may be Del Rey’s direct follow-up. Titled “Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight,” the song surfaced last night, just ahead of Del Rey’s Ultraviolence tour, which kicks off at Coachella next weekend. The new tune not only boasts the heady, legato melodies we’ve come to love, but also funky guitar riffs akin to the groove of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” Does it have the potential to become a summer anthem? Absolutely—no remixing required.
We’ve already noted the influence Angelina Jolie had on this year’s Met ball red carpet. No less influential: Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow’s cape-and-gown Tom Ford look was Oscar night’s best, and it’s proven to have legs at the Met, too. Gwyneth’s stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman Walker, told me at an event in Paris that she was inspired by Jackie Kennedy’s timeless chic when working on Gwyneth’s Academy Awards look. Last night, some of those donning capes, like Maria Grazia Chiuri, in Valentino, went for classic, too. But there were just as many others who chased glitz and glam. Lana Del Rey sparkled in custom Altuzarra, and Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, in Dolce & Gabbana, reminded me of an Italian movie star from the sixties. Sally Singer was lacy in Nina Ricci, but the cherry on the surrealist cake goes to Linda Fargo in custom Naeem Khan. Shocking, Schiaparelli-style.