Because she looks different even from her hanging-out-with-Lady Gaga days, right? And that was, what, mere months ago? All I know is that we found a pretty flattering photo of Lana back in April, when she dyed her hair dark, but this Vogue Australia cover really tells a different story when it comes to flattery.
Here’s a few choice excerpts from Lana’s interview, and no, I don’t know why she’s in Vogue anyway, either.
Lana on breaking into film writing business:
“When I was starting, I had a vision of being a writer for film and that’s what I am doing now. I’m so happy. Hopefully I will branch into film work and stay there. That will be my happy place. I’d like to stay in one place for a long time.”
On pretty much no more music (which is good for many, many people, myself included):
“I said everything I needed to say before I wrote this record. I don’t even talk that much. God, talking in interviews is the most I’ve talked in years.”
On concert crowds making her nervous:
“I love to take care of the songs – that’s my natural place – then, when I get on stage that’s not my elements. Sometimes I kneel down because I am trembling or touch the audience because I don’t know what else to do. But the nice thing about the kids is that they feel bad for me, and pass me soft toys!”
On not caring too much about her public image:
“I never expressed myself through fashion. I loved flowers in my hair, I loved guys who wore leather, but I didn’t get creative… From the age of about seven I had really specific tastes that never changed. I loved wearing white, old fur and gold. It’s funny because now people in fashion kind of came to my rescue when other people said they didn’t like the record but that was unexpected for me because I was never really that. I wear lots of white and blue shirts from Brooks Brothers and shorts when I’m in LA, and I wear this white cotton sundress every day when no-one’s looking at me. I think it’s Topshop.”
So she doesn’t sound nearly as full of herself as you’d expect someone who’s probably spent more on plastic surgery than Demi Moore ever has, right? And that’s got to count for something, now, doesn’t it?
Also, what do you think a Lana Del Rey-penned movie would be like? I’d imagine it’d have a lot of 80’s music, feather boas, and probably some errant cocaine use. But I could be wrong. It might just be heroin instead, I don’t know.