Get Lana Del Rey’s style
Lana Del Rey likes to think of herself as ‘Gangster Nancy Sinatra’ or ‘Lolita lost in the hood’, but for us, Rey will always be an epitome of old-school Hollywood glamour and noir despair. Her deep baritone voice and sultry looks take us to a world of magic and mayhem. With the release of her new album, Ultraviolence, we take a look at our style files and give you a low-down on the 28-year-old singer-songwriter’s best looks from her music videos.
'BORN TO DIE'
Wearing Oxford shirts with schoolgirl skirts and daisies in her hair, Rey cuts a heart-breaking picture. But it’s her white column dress with the floral headgear, when she’s calmly crooning “Oh, my heart it breaks every step that I take…” on that throne, that stands out for us.
Get the look: A floral headband makes for a hipster element and complements that elegant gown. Keep the jewellery minimal with rings.
Floral headband, Rs 2,000, Topshop.com
Leather pumps, Rs 7,999, Aldo
Satin twill gown, Rs 28,934, Lanvin
Filigree metal ring, Rs 4,200, Isharya
Think sad but ethereal, and you’re close to Rey’s look in ‘Summertime Sadness’. Soft, summery dresses, and her favourite floral headband, all seen in sepia tones, make it oh-so-Lana.
Get the look: Think lace and cutwork separates in whites. Add a little element of rebel with a pair of metal-toed boots.
Metal bracelet, Rs 43,000, Tod’s
Metal-toe mesh boots, price on request, Balmain
Lace crop top, price on request, Roberto Cavalli
Acetate sunglasses, price on request, Burberry
Metal spike cuff, Rs 6,500, Atelier Mon
Singing her love for the blue jeans-wearing boyfriend, Rey, in her all-white maillot, is the one who looks “fresh to the death”. Take her cue, and wear that modest swimsuit glamorously.
Get the look: Add a little drama to a simple maillot by teaming it with bold jewellery and bright shoes.
PVC patent heels, price on request, Christian Louboutin
Nylon swimsuit, Rs 24,174, Charlie by Matthew Zink at Net-a-porter.com
When we see this poster, we think ladylike with undertones of danger. Drawing inspiration from Jackie-O, the song shows her wearing ’60s-inspired dresses, diamonds and boxy hats.
Get the look: Pair a pastel, brunch dress with a classy necklace and metallic pumps. Note: Keep the shine minimal.
Georgette flared dress, Rs 65,000, Emporio Armani
Leather pumps, Rs 14,990, Kenneth Cole
Pearl cluster ring, Rs 1,150, Pipa + Bella
‘Azalea’ collar, Rs 27,820, Swarovski
Leather boots, Rs 18,000, Diesel Black Gold
Staying true to the theme of escapism, Rey sings about an open road ahead with adventures waiting to happen. Dust off your denims, pull on your boots and get ready to ride.
Get the look: Frayed denim shorts, a grungy denim jacket, cowboy boots and a palm ring – check, check and double check. Now all you need is a tire swing.
Gold plated Swarovski palm ring, Rs 2,394, Bansri at Perniaspopupshop.com
Denim shorts, Rs 2,400, Levi’s
Denim jacket, Rs 3,890, Zara
Distressed denim jeans, Rs 15,300, J brand at Denim Story
Leather biker jacket, Rs 8,000, Guess
Knit T-shirt, price on request, Lacoste
Rolling down the beachside, walking down the streets of LA, the video resembles an ’80s style noir movie. Wearing a biker jacket and scarlet dress, Lana makes for convincing Hollywood ‘sadcore’.
Get the look: Go rock star in a leather biker jacket, ripped denims and boots. Keep the colours deep and dark.
‘Coco Sheer’ ring, price on request, Zariin