Lana del Ray H&M commercial: proper Lynchian homage or fake-lipped mess?

Lana del Ray

Now we resume our irregular programing wherein Lana del Rey and her completely real lips continue to inexplicably take over the world. During our last episode, Lizzie Lana was taking off all her clothes as GQ UK’s Woman of the Year. Now she’s looming over Berlin, Germany in this new (and seriously huge) H&M advertising campaign. This is a bit excessive even for a billboard display, right?

Lana del Ray

In addition to the print campaign for H&M, Lana has also filmed a new television spot that is obviously meant as a homage to David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. In the commercial, Lana sings a bit of the movie’s titular song before a little person runs in and cuts the sound. It suffices to say that there’s quite a bit of “Twin Peaks” influence involved in this ad spot as well. Take a look if you can stand it:

That’s not all though! The commercial (which was shot by Swedish director Johan Renck), which is actually a teaser for a “fashion film” that will be available on H&M’s website at some point on Wednesday. See? Lana del Ray is everywhere, and she’s not going away anytime soon even though she’s promised to stop recording songs and transition into screenwriting. And yeah, some producer has probably already decided that she’s got the makings of an actress too. Gird your loins, people.

Here are some of the other shots from the H&M campaign. I know it makes me a “hater” to admit that I just don’t get this chick, but that’s the damn truth of the matter.

Lana del Ray

Lana del Ray

Lana del Ray

Photos courtesy of H&M and WENN

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  1. Lupe says:

    I can’t. I just can’t.

    • Chop24 says:

      I f**king love this girl! Fake lips and all…ever her heard sing live other than SNL? YouTube her. She’s great. I do think she suffers from a bit of stage fright though…

    • Chop24 says:

      I love this girl! Fake lips and all…ever her heard sing live other than SNL? YouTube her. She’s great. I do think she suffers from a bit of stage fright though…

  2. Miss Beca says:

    she’s like the music world’s Blake Lively. famous for no reason anyone can adequately describe.

  3. marie says:

    Why is she a thing?!? (I’m serious, I have no idea. I watched her on SNL and thought she was horrible)

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Why is Katy Perry a thing ya know? Why was Miley Cyrus a thing? I feel like these chicks just time it right with a certain teen audience and hit the effin’ jackpot. She sucks. Talentless muppet thing.

      • marie says:

        you are so right..

      • Me Too says:

        As sad as it makes me to say this, I think Katy Perry actually has a little talent. This girl, I just don’t get. Why is she suddenly the “it” girl? She’s got no visible talent. Her SNL gig was a bust. I don’t think she’s unusually pretty. I think I read somewhere her father is rich. He is apparently buying her way through a career in entertainment and someone must be buying it.

  4. sheila says:

    ah, so this is how Laura Palmer died.

  5. evadstructn says:

    i dont get this chick either. but heaps of people i know love her. her music is a bit contrived for my tastes.

  6. LadyAnne says:

    I’m with you, Bedhead. And those lips are a nightmare to look at.

    • Lacie says:

      Almost painful, right? Like looking at Lisa Rinna a couple of years ago.

      Must. Look. Away!

      In other words, my eyes feel about her lips the way my ears feel about her music.

  7. lady_luck says:

    I like her voice and a few of her songs. But I too, do not “get” her. And at the expense of seeming a bit judgemental, I get the subtle impression she acts “wh-reish” and is proud of that.

  8. Ford Prefect says:

    Her eyes are so dead and her face so lifeless that she’d make the perfect zombie.

    • Snail says:

      Yeah, I think she is really creepy. Kind of a bad vibe, kind of shrill, in a way. Those icky super long nails, too… She doesn’t give off a ‘forward’ vibe for women. Sort of Stepford wives, valley of the dolls… who needs it?!

  9. Seagulls says:

    How did she happen all of a sudden? Who is she? Her lips look like a plastic surgery nightmare in that they’re on the border of ludicrous and normal, and they’re just scary.

  10. Tillie says:

    I like it and I like her music too.

  11. Jae says:

    These are already out ’round the world: seen them in Moscow yesterday.

    These pictures of her creep me out.
    Although all the pictorials of her do – her weird face+doll-styled hair+semi-dead eyes+Photoshop equals some freaky Uncanny Valley sh*t.

  12. Hakura says:

    I don’t see the big attraction either (Plus those clothes aren’t particularly flattering to her body…at all.)

  13. Blue says:

    Her lips look so….weird & slug like.

  14. Nanea says:

    Isn’t it nice when daddy’s money can buy you new lips, a new name, a music career, fame&fashion?

    It’s a good thing I outgrew H&M’s target group some time in the last millennium. That means I don’t even have look at ads any longer.

    • BangBang says:

      No amount of money can buy you the success that Lana has had. I know plenty of rich kids that want to become the next big thing, to no avail because they don’t have “It” Lana has “It” in spades. Her album sold 2 million despite what all the naysayers say. Of course she had a major leg up on everyone else, but the fact is she is talented and interesting and I loved her debut album. She also looks like a younger and cuter Julia Roberts, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

      People just love to hate her and it’s a bit insane. You don’t like her? She’s not forcing you to listen. I can’t stand Adele and think she’s so overrated and boring so I ignore her. I do think the hate comes from a place of insecurity about her background tbh.

      Oh and if you continue to call her Lizzie instead of Lana I expect you to do this to everybody who has changed their name, Bowie, Gaga etc etc.

      • Gabriella says:

        Lana only gets more hated on because she was expected to be a genuine indie star, but turned out to be just as manufactured as every other popstar. Like Gaga and Bowie themselves.
        I must admit, she wouldn’t be as big even with all the financial support and team of producers if she didn’t have some ‘it’ factor.
        Only her ‘it’ seems to be draining off, you know? I don’t know, speaking as a former fan, she doesn’t appeal to me as she did when she peaked.
        It’s not interesting anymore, just predictable Lana gimmicks and yawn yawn yawn…

  15. KC says:

    Her face is hilarious in the far right shot at the top where she’s caressing her collar. And the singing in the video wasn’t as bad as I was expecting (it was actually pretty good), her face was horrible though. How can she even try to say that she hasn’t done anything to it?

  16. KC says:

    “some producer has probably already decided that she’s got the makings of an actress too.”

    I was at a wedding in March and a guy at my table that had flown in from New York was part of her marketing team. He was talking about how they were finding creative ways to market her (ie, shove her down people’s throats). He was talking about how they were coming up with unique ways to get her name out there and I specifically remember him mentioning that they got her a modeling contract (which had recently been anounced) and that they were looking to get her into acting. So watch out for that if they can get anyone to take the bait.

    Unfortunately he was across the table from me and the guy next to me was flirting up a storm so I didn’t get to hear much else, which was quite annoying at the time. It was the first time in my life I had a chance to get real, first hand gossip! And that was the point that I realized I am probably too invested in these things and decided to step away from the blogs for a month or two. (It was still annoying though.)

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I wish that guy had left you alone!

      A great new way of marketing her would be to teach her how to sing and remind her of the definition of “derivative”.

      Then again, why bother when people will obviously still listen to her regardless.

      • KC says:

        Ugh, I know! I wanted to ask the marketing guy if they were worried about people not taking her seriously as a singer if they kept having her do things like modeling, because it is happening. I just wanted to see if they had thought of the potential blowback, or if they even acknowledged that it was happening. At the very least I wanted to hear about any other hair-brained ideas they had to distract people from her singing!

      • BangBang says:

        You are in a frenzy girl! Breathe.

      • KC says:

        @BangBang: More like a not entirely awake ramble. It was early on the west coast, and I suck at self editing when I’m tired. Sorry for the long posts, I really should have just stuck to the meat of the story instead of going off on a personal tangent.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh man-I would have loved if it you picked that dude’s brain!

        There was nothing “rambling” about your post.

        @ Bangbang-stan for Del Rey elsewhere pleaseandthankyou.

      • KC says:

        I wasn’t apologizing for the first paragraph, just the second one and the second post where I got a bit more personal, which wasn’t totally relevant. I know that annoys some people, so sorry for that if it bothered anyone. I should have written it more like I did in response to post #34. Although I was way less sorry after I read the other responses BangBang posted.

    • BangBang says:

      My comment was not a reply to you!! Sorry, it was to the crazy cat lady.

  17. Monica says:

    I heard this chick and let me tell you way trying to rip off Hope Sandoval’s sound. Cept Hope is great.

    • geekychick says:

      Lana is clear Nancy Sinatra rip-off to me. At least with the sound.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        You’re both right.

        Personally, I think she sounds a bit like the teacher on the Charlie Brown cartoons, you know the “wah wah wah wah”?
        Only after 10 quaaludes.

      • Sofie says:

        Well she does call herself “the gangster Nancy Sinatra,” so that definitely was intentional.

  18. some bitch says:

    I don’t “get” this girl and her voice is terrible. That SNL gig was unforgivable in my eyes.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “But she just gets nervous!”
      “She’s a great singer, just not good live.”
      “It was just because it was one of her first major performances, she’s been good every other time!”

      [my impersonation of a Del Rey Stan]

      Ok I need to stop replying to every post now. You guys get my drift-I think she’s atrocious. I’m a *hater*. WGAF.

  19. SmokeyBlues says:

    Lana is excellent. She’s talented and sexy, I love her album, and I will keep defending her. She’s my girl! Get over the fact she had her lips done, it’s petty to get so hung up on that.

    • Gabriella says:

      The problem is not the lips. The inflated lips are not as annoying as the fact that she thinks she can fool us all by saying this hyaluronic mess is god-made.

  20. geekychick says:

    I just can’t with her face. It looks so unnatural, so fake, it’s reminds me of Joker’s groupies in Micheal Keaton’s Batman. She may be sugar, spice and everything nice, but the only thing I can’t think of when I hear her name? “My God, how is she gonna live with that face and the fact she ruined it on purpose, for few tabloid fronts and hype?”

  21. AfroSappho says:

    That face terrifies me. Her ads are on every bus in New York City, so I walk around in fear.

    She looks like she’s made of wax.

  22. Esmom says:

    She reminds me of Julia Roberts.

  23. Bubbling says:

    I don’t understand how and why people’s opinions on this site always gravitate towards same point. There are celebs we all love or we all love to hate. That said, I think Lana is dope, but nothing too good or bad…

  24. serena says:

    You’re not alone. I totally don’t get her. Also, not that photogenic in my opinion (bad make up and .. gosh, big hair.. really?) with a dumb dazed expression.

  25. A. says:

    I don’t care what anyone says, I love this girl! I love her voice, her music, her style, everything! I’m not going to go there and say she’s original and underground, because she’s not but I like her as a ‘package’!
    …And these constant comments about her lips are pointless.

  26. diva says:

    The only song I can tolerate of hers is that National Anthem song. Otherwise I have no clue how and why she is making music.

  27. Kellie says:

    I love her. I love her music, her style, its all good to me. I first saw her on saturday night live and was hooked.

  28. sevenlumina says:

    As Tyra would say, she has dead eyes in all of those photos (and the “music video”)! I think she’s pretty but she just doesn’t have presence.

  29. Hotpockets says:

    I actually really like some of her songs and this was after being exposed to her bad SNL performance. I watched some of her other live performances and they were hit or miss, some good and others, kind of questionable.

    Is she completely manufactured? Of course. They all are and I am not just referring to the ladies, but even someone like Lil Wayne is paid and bought for, sold as a image and product to be marketed to a demographic, they have to cover them all.

  30. lady_luck says:

    She looks a bit lifeless and soul-less like a maniquin or a vampire.

  31. Blondie says:

    That commercial was horrible.

  32. Hanna says:

    Hilarious face. Her lips are just… i honestly don’t know. Slug like I guess. She’s just too much.

  33. BangBang says:

    People on this site love Pink and Adele. I mean, that says pretty much all.

  34. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Agree nanea – who did she sleep with to get this gig; why can’t they hire real models not talentless, brainless wax figures – her attempted explanation of indie music is priceless in its vacancy and stupidity – the full quote was posted several weeks ago on this site – why are advertisers hiring these people someone must be getting paid off.
    Bangbang people on this site also love tina turner, jimi hendrix, zeppelin,queen, barbara streisand, blondie, the stones, U2, etc. you know actual talented musicians, not this purveyor of useless weak noise.
    Great story KC did the word “talent” ever come up in the conversation you overheard?

    • BangBang says:

      That’s all very well (except for U2 gross) but people seem to FAWN over Pink and Adele on this site which is really just too funny. The hate for Lana is just a reflection of how women feel about themselves. There is no other explanation for this vitriol. In my opinion, Pink is just about the grossest human being I have ever seen and her music is so so so so tragically bad but do I ever comment on her stories? Nope. Hatred is not the opposite of love. Apathy is.

      • TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

        The hate for this chick is how women feel about themselves – please, are you kidding, people, the public reject her because she gives manufactured a bad name – She has NO talent simple as that.

    • Hotpockets says:

      In Hollywood, it’s never who you know, but who you blow.

    • KC says:

      I only heard the first 5-10 minutes of the conversation before the other guy started talking to me (after which I only heard bits and pieces), but no, I never heard him say anything about talent or singing. All he talked about was thinking up different ways to get her out there in “unique” ways and finding different ways to get people to recognize her. I don’t know if she has a separate team to market her singing, but they hired his team specifically to find non-singing ways to make her famous and thereby boost her career. He also said that he does it for other people, but Lana was the specific example he used, and his current project. I remember him saying that they were the ones that got her a modeling contract and that they were looking into getting her into acting. I internally cringed at the idea of her acting. (Even she admits she doesn’t have a stage presence so how is she supposed to act?!)

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “In my opinion, Pink is just about the grossest human being I have ever seen and her music is so so so so tragically bad but do I ever comment on her stories?”

        Well at least you never comment about her or give your opinion or anything.

  35. Julia says:

    Tiresome… tiresome in the extreme… She looks bored and vacant. She bores me to tears

  36. Stacy Dresden says:

    I want to be her for Halloween. Anybody got any ideas on which Lana “look” is most quintessentially Lana?

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Just take two Oscar Meyer weiners and glue them to your lips. Trust me, everyone will know who you are right away.

  37. Alana Fajina says:

    Lana can do no wrong in my book. I will take the “dead eyes” and altered lips ANY DAY over Rhianna, Katy Perry, Gaga OR Adele. To each their own, and Lana’s music speaks to me. More so than I can say for a lot of “artists” I have heard lately.

  38. EscapedConvent says:

    I just noticed that whole cities are being wallpapered with photos of the “Lana del Rey.” That street in Berlin—yeah, I’d say excessive is putting it mildly. I’m not sure Princess Diana got that much exposure.

  39. The Original Victoria says:

    The question is WHY is she still relevant. Two million copies sold? I don’t believe it. I smell inflation there. Because I just don’t by this faux Lizzie West wannabe is doing anything 2 mill worthy.

    And well….beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that.

  40. celine says:

    i luv her and just ordered the sweater she is wearing in the last picture and the leggings.

    middel finger up, laughing hard,


  41. Jayna says:

    I love her album. I would never pay to see her live, though. I love her ’60s look that she and Adele are rocking. It makes for an interesting and different photoshoot.

  42. mln89 says:

    her hair looks atrocious and her lips look weird as usual. typically her hair and her makeup compensate for her ridiculous lips, but not this time: she looks all around awful. and i’ve never seen twin peaks (it was before my time, but i will try to check it out on youtube now) but whatever the inspiration, this commercial is insipid.

  43. squeaker says:

    I will admit her music style is different for the time but it’s way to repetitive. Lowly and seductive can only go so far.

  44. elle says:

    Sometimes I wish I was white so I could look as cute as her. sigh… :(

  45. I Choose Me says:

    I don’t really get her either but you know what? I listened to a couple of her songs and they kind of stayed with me. I love Blue Jeans and Born to Die. I dunno, maybe its the gritty, noir-ish style of her videos I like and her voice just seems to go with that. Eh. Verdict, she doesn’t bother me.

  46. erin says:

    Wow, this chick got beat with the fug stick hard.

  47. HappyJoyJoy says:

    I absolutely LOVE her. Everything about her, manufactured or not. I love love love her.

  48. Luffy says:

    I really like Lana’s music. It takes a certain level of sadness to get it, but have you ever listened to her lyrics? They’re good. Better than a lot of nonsensical pop fluff out there. So why the hate?

    • Kate says:

      Because she DOES have nonsensical pop lyrics, she just mumbles them and then people act like she’s a brilliant artist. At least that’s why I don’t like her.

  49. hmm says:

    Sorry–LOVE THIS BITCH. Guilty pleasure.