Brand New Woman
Lana Del Rey is back, and feeling happy
If in years past Lana Del Rey was the dreamy-eyed best friend to her fans, consoling them through heartbreak, cajoling them into adventures, the 2017 Lana reads more like a knowing older sister. On her new album, Lust for Life, she advocates appreciating every romance, and celebrating the joys of being alive – a 180° turn from her debut album Born
To Die. She even smiles on the cover. And in our cover story Lana shares a surprising new truth: happiness is now the only thing that matters to her.
Style-wise, the New Yorker has always favoured a rose-tinted retro look, embracing swingy ’50s sundresses, thigh-skimming Mod frocks and ’70s-style prairie dresses, all accented with her signature cat-eye and pillowy lips. On the red carpet she dials it up in floor-length gowns by the likes of Altuzarra and Vivienne Westwood, with the occasional vintage piece thrown in. As for the arresting gaze and poise – that’s all Lana. Whether coy or confident, happy or sad, Lana Del Rey represents the freedom to be whoever you want to be. No apologies necessary.
Earrings, RM399, Swarovski Shoes, RM3,890, Manolo Blahnik Necklace, Dior
Bag, Prada Prada
Dress, approx. RM11,490, Rosie Assoulin at modaoperandi.com
Scarf, RM1,850, Hermès
YSL Beauté All Hours Foundation, RM270