Absolutely Lovely Lana del Ray
No this isn’t a post about music, really. It’s a post about Lana Del Ray, who I’m absolutely loving at the moment. (“Born To Die” has been looping endlessly on my iPod the past week.)
Not only does she have massive talent and the most haunting voice, but her overtly-retro style just adds that something extra to the whole package. There is something so very timeless about that voice, those beautiful eyes, and the pouty, slightly petulant mouth.
She looks equally at ease wearing a 40s red lip and shiny waves, channeling a mod gamine, or playing a flower-child.
I love that her approach to retro styling isn’t overly-predictable, and that there is always a touch of fresh modernism to her look, unlike stars like Dita von Teese who are “purists” in terms of adhering consistently to a certain time and makeup look (who is lovely of course, but not always the most exciting person to follow when it comes to makeup).
Do we have us a new style icon? I’d like to think so!