Lana Del Rey Shot By Ellen Von Unwerth For ‘Lovecat’!

Lana Del Rey for “Lovecat.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Lovecat”

I mean, can you even? Because THIS? This is everything. Lana Del Rey shot by Ellen von Unwerth for the music issue of Lovecat magazine dropping Friday, Feb. 17. Yeah, just let these separate pieces of information greet each other in your brain and MAKE. IT. SPLODE.

Lana Del Rey for “Lovecat.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Lovecat”

Lovecat mag founder and editor Prince Chenoa nutshells it thus: “We wanted to celebrate women in music! And there’s only one woman in music right now making all the noise, no matter what her critics say, and that’s the gorgeous and talented Ms. Lana Del Rey. Plus, what other photographer can capture that essence and beauty like Ellen von Unwerth?”

Truth. And MTV Style’s got THE exclusive.

In the issue, feline-eyed Lana Del Rey looks divine, revealing immaculately manicured claws and positively dripping in diamonds courtesy of Celine. The interview, conducted by Lovecat co-editor Jacob Dekat, is characteristically spooky-kooky in that American Gothic chic that’s very LDR. To wit:

LOVECAT: Tell us something that no one knows about you…

LANA DEL REY: “When I was young, I had a tree house and in order to get to the top of it, me and my sister had to climb up a satin Christmas ribbon. One day, on my way up the ribbon snapped and I fell 15 feet on to a fire pit. I broke my ribs and never told anyone except my mother. Last year I stopped into a Unitarian church and and a man came up to me out of the blue and told me he was a clairvoyant and that the reason why I had a shallow, breathy voice was because I had fallen out of a tree house 15 years ago. I still can’t get over how strange it is that he knew that.”

COME ON. What? So good. Can’t you just picture it all LDR POV? The milky Virgin Suicides lighting. The blue of her veins pressing against the translucent skin of the backs of her hands (so we can’t see her nails, which is a pity). Hands scaling a red and green braided ribbon rope, the hazy sun casting foreboding shadows of leaves, the bright and dark blocking our vision so we hear the horrifying crack and know before she even falls. And then the fire pit RUSHING up and the snap of bone. MAN.

Lana Del Rey for “Lovecat.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Lovecat”

Of course THIS is another day, a grown-up LDR via EVU, which is the diametrical opposite to any of the wan stuff I just made you envision *cascading reverie spirit fingers* and we are loving the dramatic, retro, man-eater glamour. And I mean that in the sense that she is bewitching the entire world with her eyeballs and languid poses and should possibly entertain the notion of carrying an ENORMOUS gem expressly to be photographed with it in her mouth because wow.

Lana Del Rey for “Lovecat.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Lovecat”

And a jewel to leave you with:

LOVECAT: What is your biggest indulgence?
LANA DEL REY: “My biggest indulgence is being an artist. I still think it’s beautiful that I make music for a living. The music videos that I make myself are expensive and it takes money to clear all the copyrights… My second indulgence is diamonds. I have a jeweler in Brooklyn named Uri and he makes me all my custom gold and diamond pieces—grills, triple rings, etc.”

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