#WCW Series – Lana Del Rey

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Welcome to Mrs S. LDN 3rd Woman’s Crush Wednesday!!!

Get in touch if you fancy doing it with me!!

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown

Lana Del Rey

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D.O.B: 21 June 1985

Age: 32

Singer – Songwriter – Model

Bio in more depth: Good ole Reliable Wiki….

12 Fun Facts about Lana

  • Lana’s full name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.
  • Lana is of Scottish decent and was raised Roman Catholic.
  • Lana suffered from alcoholism at a young age, but has been sober since 2004.
I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so fucking cool. A great deal of what I wrote on Born to Die is about these wilderness years. When I write about the thing that I’ve lost I feel like I’m writing about alcohol because that was the first love of my life. My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, ‘I’m fucked. I am totally fucked’. Like, at first it’s fine and you think you have a dark side – it’s exciting – and then you realise the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it. It’s also a completely different way of living when you know that… a different species of person. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me
  • Lana grew up pretty well off and spent a lot of time the Chateau Marmont in L.A. & travelled around the world with her parents…. If I ever get to LA staying even 1 night here would be an absolute dream!
  • Lana has gone by a number of different stage names over the year but finally decided to go with “Lana Del Rey” because it “reminded [her] of the glamour of the seaside”. 
  • Lana has had her look described as “Gangster Nancy Sinatra” and “Lolita got lost in the hood”.
  • One of her main musical idols is Kurt Cobain. In an interview with Sirius FM, she said. “When I was 11, I saw Kurt Cobain singing ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ on MTV and it really stopped me dead in my tracks. I thought he was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. Even at a young age, I really related to his sadness.”
  • Lana is a big fan of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita. References to the book can be found all over her album Born to Die
  • Lana is a Liverpool FC fan! I promise not to hold this against her.
  • Lana’s sound has been dubbed “Hollywood sad core”.
  • Lana’s video for the song Video Games was self made!!
  • Lana references many pieces of literature in her music. From Tennessee Williams to Walt Whitman and Nabokov.

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6 of My Fave Quotes from Lana

“It takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it, to know what true freedom is”

“When your happiness is someone else’s happiness, that is love”

“Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it.”

“Distance sometimes lets you know who is worth keeping, and who is worth letting go.”

“Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past.”

“Doing What you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness”

Another musician that gives me goosebumps. I just love her throw back to yester years vibes. I really do sometimes think I was born in the wrong decade…….

Tune in every Wednesday for my Woman’s Crush!

Lots of Love…

Mrs S.

xxx

20 thoughts on “#WCW Series – Lana Del Rey

    1. You saw her????? Mega jealous!! I’m not a big concert goer but she’d be one of like to see live for sure!! I’d say it was unreal!! Where did you see her?? I fell more in love with her after this!! Xx

    1. Could you imagine! I’d kill to be that cool and blasé about my style!! When researching her she seems to have fallen into this kinda style out of comfort for gigging long hours and wanting to be comfy…. My comfy is slicked back hair and yoga pants 😂😂😂 xxx

    1. Emma that’s amazing!! So glad I can include people others haven’t had the chance to find out about!! Mission accomplished!! 😍😍
      That is my favourite quote and what spurred me to do this series!!
      PS LOVING the FB group!!! Xxxxx

  1. I have such a love for Old Hollywood and so I also really like her style and vibe. I do not listen to much of her music, but I found the quotes and information interesting. xx

    1. I saw your name pop up and thought for sure you’d be all over her!!! You need to get into her music!! Video games was the first one I got hooked on…. I heard a slowed down version that was 6 minutes long or something like that and paused for the whole thing! It was one of those wow moments for me!! If you do have a listen would love to hear what you think!!!
      So glad you liked it I’m having so much fun doing these!! Xxxx

    1. The Maleficent song is so goosebumpy….. My all time fav of hers tho has to be Video Games! I just cannot get enough of it! She is defiantly one of my favourite voices for sure! xxx

    1. Amen to that!! Thank you!! Im having so much fun with it!! If you fancy joining in yourself please do!! 🙂 xxx

    1. Day know what… That is so true!! Thinking on her now she is every bit the lady…. I didn’t come across one “bad” thing at all! People spoke so highly off her to!!
      No joke her voice gives me chills….. Her and Sam Smith need to hook up with a duet…. Imagine! xx

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