Lana Del Rey & Prada SS 2012

( If you want, scroll down to the bottom of the post- click play so you can listen to the music while you read.)

In my mind, Lana Del Rey should be starring in this campaign, or at least wearing these clothes daily.

Lana Del Ray, who rose to fame on Youtube with her iMovie-made vintage infused home videos, subject of mass ridicule for her performance on SNL, is absolutely fascinating. She is one part manufactured Bridget Bardot, one part “Gangsta Nancy Sinatra” and then she is an also a Cat Power wannabe meets modern day Lolita and a wounded Elaine from The Graduate… all at once. Her face, with its fake lips, is just so interesting. I think this is the only time I’ve ever liked fake lips. I almost want to call her a sad indie Katy Perry, if you know what I mean… Retro inspired, almost caricature like, and while one is super saccharine California Girl, the other is Hollywood Sadcore.

And I think she’s going to be the next biggest thing in fashion. What I like about her and her music, is that you don’t have to be technically masterful at music to move people. And intrigue.

Enter Prada SS 2012. Its Go Greece Lightening retro hot rod heaven… Why does it feel like Prada’s campaigns just DESTROY all other campaigns ever?Steven Meisel, that’s why.

But I think she needs to star in them, these models seem so prim compared to the sadcore faces she could make with those lips. Her whole persona is just so textured… even if it is fake. (Its 2012, of course, she rose to fame on the internet.)


(OH  MY LORD! Those green pump/mules. The white sling backs. HOLY AWESOME.  The floral ankle bracelets!!!! Yowsa.)


Look, someone already mocked up a fake Prada campaign starring Lana:



And its good. Isn’t it?

I have to tell you, I’ve also been digging the album, and the videos:


Love her or hate her?


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  1. colette says:

    Love her videos. Very pretty girl but her lip implants kinda freak me. Her family is VERY wealthy and I think that bumped her a bit based on her natural talent. Performs every live show terribly. Cool vintage video montage and retro look I love. Great fashion and makeup so that is her angle.

    Yeah. That’s about all of my feelings on Ms. Del Rey.

    • Nicole Cohen says:

      She’s not a great live performer, or a great singer… but she created something eye-catching, and thats herself.

  2. MMish says:

    love her music, her lips really bother me though…i guess it shouldnt matter what she looks like as long as her music is enjoyable, it just saddens me that she thought she had to blow up her lips so people would like her more

    • Nicole Cohen says:

      I like the lips because I see them as part of her tragedy, if you know what I mean. It seems more of a statement about womanhood, sexiness and Desire than just simply wanting to look better- like a rhobh housewife. Maybe I give her too much credit.

  3. I am completely obsessed with her right now. I can’t stop listening to her music and I am fascinated with her persona. She’s like this glamorous vixen, Lolita, modern Brigitte as you said. There is something so intriguing about her. The “Videogames” video is such a great embodiment of so much that is LA. So glad that I’m not the only one who is majorly digging Lana these days!

  4. I’m luke warm and cool about her music still….however Lana Del Rey is totally stunning. You put it well in saying she’s textured. She makes me want to listen again and look again.

  5. l like her music, never have seen her in person. she is intriguing…

  6. LLLLLOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEE HER! The way she looks and her voice. It’s haunting in all the right ways.
    I love your Prada collaboration too.

  7. This is friggin genius, Nic. Spot-on, perfection comparison. You always have such a great eye for these things; and I couldn’t agree more! She is inexplicably intriguing, and so gorge. I love her lips—jealous!—and everything about her… she’s so ridiculously cool, and whether or not its manufactured, it works. And yeah. Refer to one of my Friday playlists from over 3 months ago… I still can’t stop listening. xo

  8. I could not agree more!!!


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