Singer Lana Del Rey is as much a part of the fashion world as she is the world of music. Her latest appearance is on the cover of Vogue Australia, prettily styled in pastels and floral embellishments, face haloed by braids.
With so many copies and fakes being produced, how do brands prove their points of differentiation? One way is to raise awareness of their levels of craftsmanship. It’s not as detailed as the making of a Globe-Trotter suitcase video we saw last week, but this video shows how a Mulberry “Del Rey” bag (yes, inspired by Lana) is put together from start to finish.
One of Prada’s 1950s inspired bodysuits gets a fresh outing on the cover of Glamour Germany’s September 2012 issue, with Lana Del Rey inside. The red orchid headband and bling jewellery give the whole look an exotic-meets-LA feel.
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Lana Del Rey is an all-over creation, a persona. Lana Del Rey doesn’t just stick to a particular style, she is that style. She’s the hair, the makeup, the long talon nails, the “gangster Nancy Sinatra” dress sense. This is not an accusation of falseness, though she has been accused of that before; this is just a statement of truth, that the way we look…
Blue jeans may be the most famous and traditional kind, but keeping denim interesting for the coming cold season means mixing it up with colour. Whether it's a statement red or an earthy, autumnal tone, coloured jeans are a worthwhile investment for your casual wardrobe. Read on for the full report.
Update: the full set of Lana Del Rey’s campaign images have now been released. You can view them after the break. Lana Del Rey may be on the books of major model agency Next, but there’s a difference between model and celebrity. Models are usually chameleons playing roles, celebrities are booked for their star power and influence. They’re asked to play the role of themselves.…
Rain or shine, there’s nothing quite like a hot coffee and some long-reads to start off your Sunday morning. Here are five reads worthy of your weekend – view them all after the break.
One of the questions circling Lana Del Rey is whether she was born or made. And if you count manufacturing to her image and her sound, her name even, does that lessen her credibility as a singer as well as her authenticity? Probably not when you consider that the machine of pop music transforms most artists before spitting them back out for public consumption. And…
Forming habits, an unlikely style icon, the colourful history of the shopping mall, and a question of whether Karl Lagereld should concentrate his efforts into doing fewer things better. And to cap it off, an interview with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. View our 5 weekend reads after the break.
Aren’t we all a creation of some kind? Singer (and budding style icon) Lana Del Rey stands accused of being just that. Meanwhile, The Artist brings the opulence of ’20s fashion to the screen, J.C Penney gets reinvented, and Veronique Nichanian takes up the challenge of being a woman designing “luxury by the old definition” for Hermes menswear. After the break: 5 weekend reads.