If I had to choose my number one girl crush, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second: Lana Del Rey. She is “Young and Beautiful ” and her music brings me to a “Dark Paradise.” And since I know I’m not the only one obsessed with her, I figured a feature about her would cure any “Summertime Sadness” you may be experiencing…
Ok, so I’ll cut it out with the puns, but Lana really is an inspiration in terms of both fashion and attitude. Not only is she a singer with a unique, haunting, smoky voice, but she also writes all her own songs. Her music is mysterious and a bit somber, but soothing at the same time. Her lyrics paint a picture of her troubled past that she has bravely faced and overcome. She pushes boundaries with her music and we see the same boldness in her style.
Lana’s image is the perfect blend of femininity and edge and is self-described as a “gangster Nancy Sinatra.” Her vintage vixen look is reminiscent of the pin-up girls from the 1940’s and 50’s: full hair with big waves, patriotic graphics, and Daisy Dukes. Lana always goes retro with high-waisted numbers and swing skirts. She’s often seen in two-piece combos, wide-brimmed sun hats, and a high, often collared, neckline. To offset her playful, girly innocence, Lana adds sex appeal with sheer detailing and bold pops of color – like red – against soft pastels. To display her IDGAF attitude, she often dons a tongue-in-cheek graphic tee and bold jewelry.
To get Lana’s style, start with one of her iconic pieces: a thickly flowered headband. Next, grab a pair of cutesy shades, like these heart-shaped gems from Kazbah brand MARIALIA. To finish off the look, use mascara and eye-liner to create dramatic lashes. File those nails into a pointy shape and paint them a bubbly shade. Use a barrel-waver to create a soft, polished hairstyle.
- *MKL Accessories The B Triple Finger Ring in Gold
- 8 Other Reasons The Last One Standing Choker in Gold
- Reverse The Floral Two Piece
- Harlett The Rose Hair Crown
- *Sole Boutique The Dazey Shoe in Peach
- MARIALIA Ruby Red Swarovski® Heart Sunnies
- Crooks and Castles The G3 Box Tee in White
- UNIF The Mosh Shorts in Blue
– Haley Brennan