Lana Del Rey Is 'Oh So Pretty' For 'British Vogue'

Lana Del Rey for British "Vogue."
Photo: Courtesy of British "Vogue"

OK, it's official. Lana Del Rey is EVERYWHERE. The "Video Games" chanteuse's incandescent rise to fame has become a cross-continental event. Not only has she arrived stateside in a sort of Lana-Turner-plucked-from-the-stool-of-a-diner sort of way, she's a total sensation over in the U.K. now, too. Case in point, the cover of British Vogue. Not to shout it or anything, but this is MAYJAHHH. Shot by world renowned photo king Mario Testino wearing a gorgeous yellow broderie anglaise blouse from Louis Vuitton's spring collection, Del Rey looks like a retro Hollywood starlet in an art deco jeweled hairpiece and cat eyes but keeps her trademark Brooklyn hipstah cred with a three-fingered matte sparkle knuckle ring. Also? British Vogue thinks she's "Oh so pretty!" and also fascinating. What else did they have to say?

In an accompanying interview with Del Rey that was published back in October 2011, Vogue reveals how she first came up with her name: "I was going to Miami quite a lot at the time, speaking a lot of Spanish with my friends from Cuba—Lana Del Rey reminded us of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue." (We wonder if she pronounces Cuba "Coooba." Just a random thought.) She also described her music as "Hollywood sadcore" (LOVE THAT) and said that her musical inspirations are everyone from Elvis and Eminem to avant-garde goth queen Diamanda Galas.

Del Rey's music has been popular in the U.K. fashion world for a while now and was used in a few Spring 2012 runway shows, including Christopher Kane's, of which she said, "I think they chose 'Video Games' because it embodies summertime sadness. Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past. I think both the song and the collections touch on the light and the dark side of life." She also mentioned that Chanel and Versace were among her favorite designers (and we're guessing she'll be wearing nothing BUT designer everything from here on out). In an industry that falls in and out of love with people and ideas from season to season, it's interesting to see how Lana Del Rey continues to endure. We can't wait to check out more when the March 2012 issue of British Vogue hits newsstands on Feb. 6.

{via British Vogue}

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