Lana Del Rey covers Tokyo Numero as Snow White: creepy or kind of cool?

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is still everywhere, people, and now she’s taking over Japan in the March issue of Tokyo Numero. I do apologize to my ancestors (I am 1/4 Japanese although no one ever believes it even to my face) for whatever caused this dreadful export of Lana’s not at all fake lips to Eastern shores. It’s not really fair to the world at large that everyone shall know the pleasure of such an ultra-manufactured pop star, but I guess it was inevitable. For this magazine shoot, Lana is clearly going for the Snow White vibe on the cover, and she appears to have been styled as a manga heroine for most of the other shots. This one with the creepy lip pose is really bizarre, and Lana sounds like she must have been smoking some sort of joint during the interview as well. Here are some excerpts:

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Her life philosophy: She “loves to take things as they come and live fast and freely.”

She’s so selfless: “I find when my life is about other people i am more passionate and creative because I’m not getting in my own way. I feel the most beautiful when I’m being of service to other people.”

Why she studied metaphysics: “It bridged the gap between God and science. I was interested in God and how technology could bring us closer to finding out where we came from and why.”

[From Tokyo Numero]

I am assuming that Lana’s declaration of wanting to be “of service to other people” is in line with her recently vocalized desire to be the next Angelina Jolie, and she’s probably merely giving lip service to studying metaphysics because it makes her sound intelligent. Don’t forget for a moment though that this is the same chick whose lyrical genius includes the phrase, “my p-ssy tastes like Pepsi cola.”

Here’s some more of the editorial from Tokyo Numero. This shoot is the stuff from which fake-lipped nightmares are made.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Photos courtesy of Tokyo Numero

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  1. DailyNightly says:

    The Kate Bosworth of the music industry. She’s not happening and really needs to go away.

  2. Cherry says:

    She looks like a weird, creepy plastic doll. Which is apparently the look she’s after in all her photoshoots (remember those crazy H&M photos?), so job well done I suppose.

  3. Tanah says:

    The second shot with the red hair bow looks like the main character from Studio Ghibli’s ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’. The main character travels about on a broom and is a young witch.

  4. i'm french don't kill me says:

    the cover also may be a hommage of Eve (or a campaign to eat apples)

  5. Bubbling says:

    Oh Lord what’s up with the hate?! And I don’t understand why readers condone with such negative attitude? It’s one thing not liking someone or something but constantly saying it’s worthless cause you don’t like it is just childish. As for the lyrics- she uses irony a lot in her lyrics and her appearance…

  6. mystified says:

    We we even be talking about her if it wasn’t for her faux cool name?

  7. gg says:

    Somebody explain to me why she looks like a dead-eyed wax dummy and somebody settled for these photos?

  8. Barb says:

    Why do I always have to think of a grouper when I see pics of her?!

  9. SmokeyBlues says:

    Haters get a grip. Lana is a sexy lady full of talent and originality, I listen to her album all the time and it rocks.

  10. I love her music and I think she’s pretty – albeight in a creepy, manufactured way.

  11. sweet says:

    Wow, why all the hating? And saying Lana del rey “aint happening”? Sold 3 million copies, all shows sold out. How is that not happening?

    And if you listen to her old songs, before she became “lana del rey”, it is in the same genre, just a bit less dramatic. Now she is behind a big record label and has the resoruces to do greater things with her music. (for example involving Philadelphias orchestra). But she still has kept her own old style. Also, her new name goes better with the music. Sounds sensual and a bit exotic. Elizabeth Grant is the opposite. She changed names like hundreds of other musicians! Some of the biggest stars have done the same. Madonna, cher, lady gaga? You think lady gaga was born as lady gaga? lol

    And for the appearance, she changed her total look yes. And again, i take the example of lady gaga. Look at her old vids, before she became famous, did she have the same style? No. I understand if you think she looks fake, but to judge her cause she changed looks?!

    She was lucky to be born rich, dont really understand why its something negative, oh in the hipster eyes it really is. And her songs are STORIES, not her own life. Just like beyonces songs are love stories, but she admitted that she barely had any experience with dating before Jay Z. Does this mean she is lying?!

    Plus – You cant deny she is talented, no matter what you think of her. Her voice is really unique and can hit beautiful notes.

  12. claire says:

    Gawd I cannot stand this woman. Lana, go away. Far far away. It ain’t gonna happen, sweets.

  13. DetRiotGirl says:

    I think her music is generally boring, and I don’t like her manufactured personality. But, I do think she’s beautiful; fake lips and all! I kind of love these shots. They’re colorful and whimsical. She may be pretentious and annoying, but I think her stylists did a lovely job here.

  14. Gaby says:

    This person is simply ridiculous.

  15. Nico says:

    I like her music but I can’t staaand her Self. Those lips are creeeeepy.

  16. california angel says:

    Bedhead, if you want check out the Rammstein video for “Sonne”, very cool interpretation of the Snow White story…

  17. Tess says:

    Unpopular opinion but…I like her. Yes she’s a bit manufactured and yes she has fake lips. However, her lyrics are catchy and the girl has talent. In particular, her cover of “Blue Velvet” is awesome, in my opinion. She’s clearly savvy enough to try and play the hipster music market for what it is. I give her respect for her musical savvy and talent. Honestly, to not like a person is one thing, but to bash them so consistently for such superficial reasons as I see here (and I know and love how celebitchy operates, snark and all, even when I don’t agree) is a little pathetic. Find a new reason to bash her, because the criticism I see here are tired and very very petty.

  18. wonderwoman21 says:

    Her lips and nose are terrifying! Ee gad.

  19. RosettaStoned says:

    Eww, I hate the last photo the most, where she’s sitting on the park bench that looks identical to the one outside the old folk’s home here in town… Lana honey that is not a good look while you’re waiting to visit Aunt Ethel.

  20. wendy says:

    I LOVE her album. I listen to it all the time. From what I understand she writes her own lyrics, which are actually quite good.
    Who cares if she got an image overhaul.
    I think she looks good.

    Go Lana!

  21. EscapedConvent says:

    Somehow I think she might be the perfect girl for John Mayer. They could bore each other silly with their self-reflection.