Lana del Rey covers L’Officiel Paris mag: lovely & fresh or creepy as ever?

Lana del Rey

Lana del Rey covers the April issue of L’Officiel Hommes Paris, and well, at least it’s better than Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s “let’s get it on, baby” March cover. In recent months, Lana has attempted to fully go global in her ubiquity with turns in Tokyo Numero and Madame Figaro, not to mention last year’s GQ Woman of the Year cover and Vogue UK invasion. And like those shoots, this one doesn’t make much sense at all.

Of course, the editorial is strange in part because it features Lizzie Grant Lana, who is clearly trying to be a fashion chick these days, and for some reason, the magazines are indulging her every whim. If you could tell me what is going on in these two particular shots, I’d greatly appreciate it.

Lana del Rey

Lana del Rey

The rest of the shoot isn’t nearly as weird and is actually kind of lovely albeit in a manufactured sort of way. I do realize that every pop star is manufactured in a sense, but Lana clearly went overboard during this particular incarnation of her human life. Just like Vanity Fair recently put it, “Lana Del Rey hatched fully formed from the pop incubator.” Yep, that sounds about right.

Lana del Rey

Lana del Rey

Lana del Rey

Photos courtesy of L’Officiel Paris

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  1. celine says:

    love lana.
    gorgeous as always.

  2. GoldenState says:

    Ok, something about her….bugs. She often employs sensational lyrics, as well as highly-charged sexual innuendos in her music. But then, when she interviews, she puts on this innocent, oh-so-shy girl persona? So confused. Own your sexuality and weirdness, girlfriend. I don’t believe the breathy, little girl act you’ve got going on for a second.

    • bns says:

      This is what bothers me about her, too. That and her weird nose kob, lip injections and botoxed face.

    • Lily says:

      Avril Lavigne is a punk a** if you listen to her song. She’s a cute but boring puppy in interviews. Johnny Depp play mostly deranged cray-cray in his films but he’s the shyest and nicest man in real life.
      This is what music/films/art in general are for – it allows you to freely express another side of you personality.

      • GoldenState says:

        But when you get paid millions of dollars to “express a different side” of yourself, one begins to wonder where personality stops and cashing in begins. It’s hard to separate the two, you know? This might be her expression, but I also think she is really invested in advertising herself in a specific, disingenuous way.

      • Lily says:

        She probably is trying to sell a certain crafted image of herself but isn’t it what every entertainers in this industry do? If you have a manager, an agent and/or a publicist then you’re marketed. It’s a fact, nowadays no celebrites become celebrity without a team. And it’s the same for politicians, at least entertainers and artists don’t hold our futur in their hands.

        I don’t care for her “true” personality tbh, I just enjoy the final result. That being said I’ve been following her work from her very beginning as Lizzy Grant, she’s been doing pretty much the same thing music wise: dark-sexy-sad-dramatic melodies and lyrics with a taste for old Hollywood glam and fake nails. That’s Lizzy Grant. Lana Del Rey is just a more sexy and fashionable version for the public.

  3. mimifarrow says:

    Señora del Rey managed to close her mouth in one shot. ¡Bravissimo!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Overrated and overexposed. Daddy’s money can buy everything including music career. She is everywhere except music charts.

  5. Mrs. Peacock says:

    She resembles a young Elizabeth Perkins, circa her “Big” with Tom Hanks days.
    Makes me want mini corn cobs.

  6. marie says:

    I still don’t get her, no idea what her appeal is and not completely sure what she does

  7. BB says:

    Too much plastic surgery! Lana/ Lizzy Grant is a manufactured pop tart courtesy of her daddy’s money!

  8. EscapedConvent says:

    What’s going on in these first 2 pics? Well, the first one is clearly a candid shot of her getting ready for Conclave in Rome. Lana decided it would be tres chic to become the first female Pope, & this was the shot she submitted for consideration. Note the very serious expression, & the almost-closed mouth.

    The second pic is trickier—but I think she tried to audition for “Oz, the Great & Powerful”. She lifted off, & then got stuck.

  9. Leah No-No says:

    “Free from the burden of the tragically un-hip and Americans who ‘don’t get it’, Lana Del Rey has wings installed during her collagen injections and finally takes flight” – the 3rd picture

  10. Nanea says:

    Lizzie neither likes her natural face nor her given name, and then, when people pronounce the new name like Layna, she says it’s Lorna.

    Too bad daddy isn’t rich enough to buy up those parts of the internet that still feature the old before things – the old face, the old music – in addition to all things new, and all those photo-shoots.

  11. Molly says:

    Her lips look much better. I think she’s easing up on the fillers.

  12. dcypher1 says:

    i find her unoriginal and manufactured by her record label. like a barbie. and those lips yuck.she looked fine before those things on her face. why can artist just be all natural in all aspects of their life and art.

  13. Alana Fajina says:

    The bottom 2 pics are amaze!!

  14. Happy21 says:

    She is the creepiest woman in the biz these days. She looks like a corpse no matter what she is wearing or doing. Yick!

  15. Gemini08 says:

    I find it funny how some people bash Lana Del Ray for being “manufactured”. Apparently they haven’t been paying attention to pop music lately! Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna… they are ALL manufactured. And get a TON of help in by way of autotune. So what makes Lana any diffrent??

  16. Ana says:

    The 2nd pic is Cardinals inspired fashion, right? LOL

  17. Sweet Dee says:

    Wow all that makeup and face tweaking and high fashion and she’s still wonky-looking oatmeal to me. They’re trying to make her a thing, but it’s not working, IMO. Her music is boring, her face is fake, and her dad paid for her recording contract.

    Lizzie Grant, you may now join Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift at the pre-paid table.

  18. Kristin says:

    She’s an odd one … sometimes she looks absolutely amazing – the epitome of beauty. And then sometimes she’s totally fug.

  19. Jay says:

    Honestly, I like the look they’ve given her in this shoot much more than her usual aesthetic. The red lip and curled hair really suit her.

  20. Helena says:

    It’s L’OFFICIEL Paris, not l’officiel hommes.

    Please get your sources right before ‘bitching’.
    My magazine, L’Officiel would be greatful for it.