Lana Del Rey may or may not be engaged to Barrie-James O’Neill of the “Scottish alternative folk band” Kassidy. Okay, raise your hands if:
a.) You didn’t know Lana Del Rey even had a boyfriend.
b.) You’ve ever heard of Barrie-James O’Neill.
c.) You’ve ever heard of Kassidy.
d.) You’ve ever heard of “Scottish alternative folk” as a genre.
I’m not hating! I’m just learning so much today!
I adore dear Lana. She gets a lot of hate, most of it seemingly for no real reason. (Rumor has it one major fashion company passed on using her as their spokeswoman because they didn’t like her long fake nails. H&M to the rescue!) I don’t understand the anger. Listen to her music, give the girl a chance. Watch any other live performance of hers that wasn’t the SNL ones. She’s good.
This is a pretty substantial ring. Surely she must realize that people are going to interpret this as an engagement ring. Apparently though, she’s worn this ring before; but on her ring finger. Perhaps she’s so in love with it that she wants it to take up permanent residence on the chosen finger. Now I want to see her wedding dress. Now. Even if she isn’t engaged, I don’t care, I still want to see it! Now.
Lana’s not saying anything. As of now, her latest tweet is simply “GATSBY”. Until it’s confirmed or denied, I guess we’re kinda outta luck. (That was a reference to one of her earlier songs, so for the 2 of you out there who got it, high five!) O’Neill isn’t saying anything either. He’s probably really focused on his Scottish alternative folk music at the moment.
Image by NY Mag.