So I’ve already said enough about Lana Del Rey‘s shortcomings as an artist/empty signifier/hubristic first year Pratt student to last me for quite some time. But what about Lana Del Rey, model? As it turns out, she’s actually really good at that. She should do it more!
The latest issue of L’Officiel Paris features the cyberbullied singer/songwriter in a retro styled editorial that gives James Dean and Marilyn Monroe‘s ghosts a rest for once and draws on the iconography of an equally mythologized, if infinitely classier, country called Spain. From the red lips to the mid-length, wavy hair to the beautiful clothes, this is a feast for the eyes. Much credit should go to photographer Nicole Nodland, who got some really beautiful shots. But Ms. Del Rey is great and posing and conveying moods, too. And this goes without saying, but she looks lovely. If only she’d been born in an era before trip hop, she might have been a silent film star.
(Via Refinery 29)
Photos: L’Officiel Paris