Lana Del Rey Covers Vogue U.K., Talks Style and Not Writing Another Record


Lana Del Rey Vogue U.K March
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Lana Del Rey fronts Vogue U.K's March issue.

Vogue U.K. has tapped the most polarizing—and, dare we say, beguiling—woman in music to front its March issue. Have at it, blogosphere!

Fresh off her controversial Saturday Night Live performance, Lana Del Rey gives her "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" style (see: sparkly knuckleduster, pointy red-tipped talons, retro waves) a high fashion twist thanks to a pale yellow broderie anglaise blouse and collar from Louis Vuitton's Spring 2012 collection for the Mario Testino-lensed cover shoot.

Inside, she plays up her pop pinup look with a pink marabou-trimmed Meadham Kirchhoff party dress; pink and green embroidered Prada bodysuit paired with a red floral Piers Atkinson headband; and Giambattista Valli's silver lurex hot pants worn with a silk-mix Viktor & Rolf blouse boasting a red sequined collar.

When it comes to describing her own fashion tastes, however, the girl famous for singing about sundresses and blue jeans remains somewhat evasive.

"If I'm going to be on television, I guess I should wear something nice, but that's as far as it goes," says Del Rey, who counts Christopher Kane, Dior, and Mulberry as fans.

She does cite Grace Kelly as a style muse, but is more forthcoming about her musical influences, which include Biggie Smalls, Nirvana, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra.

Born Elizabeth Grant, the chanteuse, who admits she has a boyfriend, calls her stage name "the name for an art project that I could build a sonic world around." Surprisingly, she doesn't appear to be interested in playing the long game.

"I don't think I'll write another record," she says. "What would I say? I feel like everything I wanted to say, I've said already."

But then what would people talk about?

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