Lana Del Rey and her selfie on the cover of 'Intro.'
Photo: Intro Magazine
Considering #selfie was last year’s word of the year for Oxford Dictionary and every Instagram user on the planet, we’re not surprised to see that a magazine published an editorial spread consisting solely of smartphone portraits taken by its subject. But the fact that Lana Del Rey stars in that spread is not something we would have guessed. Over her three-year meteoric rise as Lana Del Rey, Lizzy Grant has positioned herself as the queen of all things vintage Americana. So, it’s pretty unexpected to see her through the lens of something as current as a selfie rather than a handheld grainy retro camera like the one used to shoot her “National Anthem” video. But the change of scenery—er, filter?—is suiting her well.
Here at MTV Style we get really excited when the worlds of music and fashion meet, so Coachella is like a homecoming of sorts, where everyone tries a little harder and flaunts their style, whether they’re turning up their usual look or testing out some riskier #FASHUN. With a star-studded lineup and killer surprise guest list, it’s safe to say that this year Coachella had some of its most eye-catching moments yet—and this was only Weekend One.
Katy Perry at Coachella 2014.
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Katy Perry didn’t perform but she was (easily) spotted around the festival all weekend long—who could miss her with that new slime-green hair? Obv, Katy didn’t wear a flower crown; she already had a lot going on in the hair department. Katy showed that her green 'do is actually more versatile than you’d think, pairing it with a very ladylike black-and-white ensemble and a turquoise pencil skirt and matching crop top.
A still from Lana Del Rey's 'Tropico' teaser.
Photo: Lana Del Rey's YouTube Page
Lana Del Rey has been quietly teasing Tropico, her short film, for months. Today, for the first time since this summer, there was news on the project in the form of a thirteen-second clip. Prior to the clip, Lanahad only provided images: first came a very Adam and Eve-y image of her holding a snake, which revealed that Tropico existed in the first place. Then came her second Adam and Eve image, in which she sported a flower bikini and stood next to model Shaun Ross in a dark forest. The final image was Lana in a veil, kneeling on the ground, evoking the Virgin Mary. Those images were rapidly released at the end of July and in the beginning of August, and since then we've heard nada. Way to leave us hanging, LDR.
Lana Del Rey on the cover of the November issue of 'NYLON.'
After hearing nary a peep about Lana Del Rey for months, she's popped back into our lives big time in the past few days. First, of course, was her role in the Kimye engagement: Kanye hired a 50-piece orchestra to play her song, "Young and Beautiful" as the soundtrack to the proposal. Then, she crops up on NYLON's November cover with insanely shiny, deep auburn hair (it's not that far of a cry from her dark brown hair the last time we saw her, on the Tropico poster, but it's noticeably lighter). Where ya been, LDR? It doesn't really matter, TBH, we're just happy to have you back.
On the cover, Lana wears a Calvin Klein denim shirt, a black bustier from Nasty Gal, and a DKNY skirt. She may be laying low, but she can still bring it when it comes to magazine covers: she has, after all, had ample experience. Gone is her signature cat eye; in its place a some subtle pink eyeliner and mascara.
It feels like we haven't seen Lana Del Rey in forever, but just this week the self-proclaimed "angel headed hipster" released some huge news on her Twitter feed--she's starring in a short film! She posted the simple tweet "TROPICO" along with an image featuring her and model Shaun Ross standing side by side in a dark forest. We don't know much (OK, fine, anything) about the movie, but judging by their outfits, we have a feeling it's going to be pretty amazing. Lana sported a bikini made entirely of roses and leaves, which kind of looks like two flower crowns... for your body? We don't know how exactly to describe the floraly nature of her ensemble, but let's just say someone did some serious work to keep those bad boys in place. *bows down*
Whew, the Cannes Film Festival is huge, y'all. If you can barely keep up with all the red carpet events, screenings, and press conferences, don't worry—you're not alone. The celeb-studded, week-long event (which just started yesterday) is guaranteed to bring out some insanely amazing fashion statements, and we've hand-picked the top need-to-know moments from the festival so far so you don't have to! (You're welcome.) Check 'em out, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
'BLING RING' LADIES EMMA WATSON AND CLAIRE JULIEN BARED THEIR MIDRIFFS
Emma Watson and Claire Julien at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 15.
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Emma Watson already put us to shame with her killer airport style upon arriving to Cannes, and yesterday we got to peep her first Bling Ring photo call ensemble, which was equally awe-inducing. She sported a burgundy two-piece Christopher Kane number with feather trim and pointy black pumps. Oddly enough, her co-star Claire Julien also wore a midriff-baring look! She showed off an all-white Balmain halter and skater skirt paired with peep-toe heels, which means, yep, showing skin is officially in, y'all.
Demi Lovato, Rita Ora and Lana Del Rey attend shows at London Fashion Week.
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Just when you thought the Fashion Week madness was over, we're going to jump across the pond for even more outrageous designer looks, fancy schmancy parties and that's right, a plethora of well-dressed celebs. Welcome to Londontown! Although we're full of jealousy that we're not sipping on tea or practicing our British accent in red telephone booths, we're happy to see that some of our favorite celebs have appeared front row at this season's London Fashion Week. Demi Lovato, who we talked trends with at the Los Angeles Topshop opening, also made an appearance at the store's Fall 2013 fashion show, sticking with a basic black leather jacket, sneaker(s) and her bedazzled orthopedic boot. (Who else could make the best of an injury and look GOOD doing it!?) As mentioned earlier, we're completely on board with Rita Ora's bestie t-shirt supporting gal pal Cara Delevingne as she walked down the Burberry runway. Rita's sleek navy jacket and pants make the simple sketched tee pop even more. Although we've mostly seen Lana Del Rey on magazine covers of late, it's nice to see the singer out and about IRL. She hit up the Mulberry show, punctuating her structured black outfit with long red nails and posing for pictures with British It girl, Alexa Chung.
Lana Del Rey performs "Burning Desire" for Jaguar's new music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Jaguar
It seems like forever ago when we first announced that Lana Del Rey was the new face of Jaguar cars (come to think of it, it kinda was...) But now, almost six months later, we've FINALLY got a first look at her new campaign! The Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible ad comes in the form of a super slick new music video for her forthcoming single "Burning Desire," penned and performed by Lana herself. The clip dropped this morning, and showcases LDR singing sultrily and giving off major glam retro vibes — what else is new?— dressed in a floor-length silk vintage gown by Ghost. The gorgeous outfit is pure Lana: retro with a body-hugging silhouette that fits her curves so perfectly, it's almost like she was POURED into the dress. It's no secret that our girl loooooves white, but it seems she's swapped her recent foray into the '80s for a tried and true classic Lana look.
Lana Del Rey on the March 2013 cover of 'Numero Tokyo.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Numero' Tokyo
If there's one thing we love about Lana Del Rey, it's her ability to channel that badass "gangster Nancy Sinatra" look into every magazine shoot she does. Case and point: Her latest cover with Numero Tokyo. The March 2013 issue, photographed by Mariano Vivanco and styled by Miranda Almond, shows Lana transformed into an oh-so-sultry '60s-era Snow White with a giant red bow on her head and "poisoned" red apple in tow. Her beauty game knocked it out of the PARK—she sported an exaggerated cat eye (with liner on both the top and bottom lid), strong brows, light pink lips, and super dark bronzer to define her cheekbones. She left her long, brown hair down in soft waves, which gives her an ethereal, Disney princess feel. LOVE.
Lana Del Rey at last night's Golden Globes after party and in L.A. this weekend.
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Considering the singer's original billing as a "gangster Nancy Sinatra" and throughout her subsequent incarnations (rock 'n roll, old school glamazon, sultry chanteuse...you get it) Lana Del Rey has seen more than her fair share of style transformations these past few months. She's switched up her hair, flaunted a gold tooth, and most recently grinned in long underwear on the cover of Rolling Stone Mexico. But when LDR debuted yet another new look this weekend, it still threw us for a loop! We're used to seeing Lana channel other decades in her fashion choices, but nothing quite so specifically '80s until now. The singer hit a pre-Golden Globe Awards party on Friday wearing a tan overcoat and copper-colored dress, both by London designer IZMAYLOVA. Accessorized with classic white Pedro Garcia pumps and a David Swarovski clutch, the neutral ensemble is undeniably retro, don't you think? The prim and proper vibe is a far cry from the '70s bohemian she's been channeling, but turns out the star is sticking with her latest look...for now, anyway, since she continued this secretary-chic streak throughout the weekend.