Monday, 30 January 2012

Lana Del Rey - Born to Die! Xx

We are loving Lana Del Rey born 21 June 1986 as Lizzie Grant
in Lake Placid New York
 her songs include Americana themes including 
glamour, beauty, fame, boys, love,
surfing, Coney Island, James Dean, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe. 
Her artistic influences are Elvis Presley, Allen Ginsberg, 
Britney Spears, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Leonard Cohen, 
The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Antony and the Johnsons 
John Waters, artists Mark Ryden and Marilyn Minter, 
and photographers Juergen Teller and Philip-Lorca diCorcia. 

In 2010, as Lizzie Grant an EP entitled Kill Kill was released 
by Five Points Records with producer David Kahne

 Re-named in June 2011 a collection of songs 
called Lana Del Reywas released. 
Del Rey was signed with Stranger Records and the 'Video Games' single was issued.

In October 2011 she signed with Interscope Records.

released 31 January

Born to Die video  New Single

Lana is a mesmerising talent with an original voice and despite
her vintage reference a majorly modern attitude.
Apart from anything else she looks amazing
with a timeless glamour and
she just doesn't care about the cynics which, in itself is very cool.

 Her official NYC debut was at the Bowery Ballroom 
which you can read about on 

The stage was set with four huge balloons that projected vintage images of 
Elvis, Las Vegas and Marilyn Monroe - 
apparently she made her entrance to the score of Psycho
and she sang without you, blue jeans, video games, born to die, 
summertime sadness, you can be the boss, 
off to the races, radio, and million dollar man 

(all images used for promotion and not intended to infringe copyright)

Russian Interview

German Interview

Aliona Doletskaya
 Ex Editor on Russian Vogue now International Editor on 
Interview Germany and Russia

check my post on the Prada 24 h museum in Paris
where she is pictured with Carine Roitfeld

Sean and Seng film for Interview Magazine

Above pictures for Nov/Dec 2011 Wonderland Magazine

We are completely loving Blue Jeans 
which has echoes of
Chris Isaak's Wicked Game

Chris Isaak

Blue Jeans is a genius of a video of Lana mixed with
Super 8 film image collage of Monaco, Las Vegas, Tupac, gangstas, 
neon lights and roses. 
Lana Del Rey would make the best face for the Prada SS12 Campaign
and their Americana Collection right now.
She would suit the high octane Dolce and Gabbana and Versace Glamour
- and she is looking straight out of a Guess campaign aswell.
Lana is like any Dolce Vita starlet -  Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood,
Gina Lollobrigida, Brigitte Bardot - Rita Hayworth 
- she is pure 24 carat glamour with
that rock edge.

The Famous Saturday Night Live Performance 

of Video Games

and on David Letterman

We are just loving Lana Del Rey - a legend already!

until next time  J Xx

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