Lana Del Rey in Los Angeles

Posted on June 06, 2012

Oh, here we go. Apparently someone needs some attention.


Lana Del Rey leaves the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles.

Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Berg’ Sandal

Guess the classic chanteuse looks weren’t quite cutting it, were they? Or maybe they’re past their sell-by date. Either way, Lizzie has opted for the full-on Winehouse (by way of Priscilla Presley and Bobbie Gentry). We shouldn’t encourage her. The hair’s only going to get higher and higher the more we all look at her. We’re sorry we’ve subjected you to this. Look away now, kittens. And let us never speak of this again.

On the other hand, if she wanted to sing Ode to Billie Joe right now, we wouldn’t stop her.


[Photo Credit: Josephine Santos/,]

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  • I love the Ode to Billy Joe! Those are also great shoes. I don’t really know who this girl is.

    • Jessi03

      The shoes are fabulous!

      • see a resemblance between the girl there and Lana del Rey?

    • I agree on all points!  Ode to Billy Joe is a great, SAD song.  Those shoes are fabulous.  And who IS she?  And why should I care?

      • Vanessak69

        She was a an up and coming indie singer for about 5 minutes (although I found her first single “Video Games” mad annoying) until she appeared on SNL as the musical guest and seemed nervous and fidgety and plagued by pitch problems and everyone ripped her to shreds. Now she’s either an over-hyped triumph of style over substance or a bullied genius, depending on whose outraged internet comments you read.

        Kristen Wiig did a kind of funny spoof of her on Weekend Update if you just want to go to Hulu and watch that instead.

  • Wow, yeah. Everything you said. I do kind of love the shoes though. That’s it. 

  • charlotte

    Sidenote: Did anyone else watch Moonrise Kingdom and see a resemblance between the girl there and Lana del Rey?

  • letter_M

    good god.
    and– she looks like she’s quite drunky, no?  

    • Anathema_Device

       yeah, she does. But the 4-pounds of eyelashes she’s sporting can’t help much either.

    • Annalise Moon

      Maybe, but she hasn’t had a drink for 8 years, would be strange for her to just restart now.

      • drdarke

        Either she’s backslid badly, @google-56eb6d9768eac7062ccaa7f7cf71a382:disqus – or that ensemble is really selling “substance-abusing falling star”.

        I hope it’s the latter, b/c all that requires is dressing better.

    • drdarke

      Wow – now that is a trainwreck just waiting to happen.

      And not just a fashion one, either.

  • Violina23

    She looks like her hair is going to make her tip over… I feel woozy just looking at it. 
    But alas, I have seen it — I cannot un-see it… 🙂

    • I tried to erase the hair by focusing on the rest and I accidentally saw her friend’s ode to cameltoe cutoffs. There’s no escaping the horror of this picture.

      • OmegaMu

        Mom jean daisy dukes!

  • Laylalola

    She went to Walgreen’s and got the Bumpit kit, the clip-in extensions, and the fake eyelashes. I’m sure she’s wearing a $1.99 aerosol knockoff of a designer fragrance too.

  • Imasewsure

    Funny… I went Sharon Tate but Bobbie Gentry/Priscilla Presley is spot on… love being old enough to have these references floating around in my head!!

    • MoHub

       Yep. Great references for those of us who spent our formative years in the ’60s.

  • Chillmer

    I like it? I have a thing for tall hair.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      I agree.. It is not “now” by any means, but it was and always will be a cool look – for someone like her, with like one song, it’s definitely costume-y and trying too hard, but whatever – If I hadn’t read the name, I wouldn’t know who it was – just a girl doing the retro thing.  I don’t mind the tall of the hair – it’s just kind of a lot of hair in general. 

  • You know, I don’t hate it?
    I mean, whatever is going on with that hair is an issue, but it’s not hideous. Plus those shoes are great.

  • hughman

    Tammy Faye Baker. 

    •  Nope.  The eyelashes aren’t clumped together enough.

  • sockandaphone

    oh honey no.

  • This is getting weirder and weirder…

  • anotherEloise

    Priscilla Presley – my first take exactly.   But no mention of the giant butterflies on the side of her head?   I let out a shriek when I saw those!

  • She’s looking a little…er…medicated?

    • MilaXX

       My thoughts exactly

  • MilaXX

    Oh dear looking a bit tore up from the floor up

  • crash1212

    Given her handler’s studded/camel toe/daisy dukes, perhaps they were attending a costume party? Hair is a puzzle, but I love that dress.

  • mountainFashionista

    I think she’s trying to channel Karen Black’s character (Connie White) from Nashville, in how she looks and how she sounds.

    And now I want to watch Nashville again!

  • Sara__B

    I often criticize Kristen Stewart for hanging on to unpleasant teenage attitudes and mannerisms long past her teens, but THIS creature is 26, and she’s even worse. Isn’t her 15 minutes of fame over yet?

    • 26?! The two of them don’t look a day over 14, out for a night on the town with their fake IDs.

  • Sobaika

    I think she looks kind of great? Minus the hair butterfly ornamentation. The hair in general, actually. But the dress belongs in my closet.

    • Sara__B

      I hate to admit it, but that IS a great dress.

  • If we look, will she go away?

    ETA: I can’t quite decide whether the drunkface is exactly wrong or exactly right for the drag queen aesthetic she’s got going on. I tend to think you’ve got to hold it together a least little bit with that much cocker spaniel on your head.

  • the shoes are FAB!  can’t stand her.  i honestly don’t get the fascination…nothing can make me get past her SNL ‘performance’.

  • MzzPants


  • J MN

    Ohh boy, the walk of shame.  Her ‘friends’ or handlers are all ready, waiting for the fall hands extended or around her waist; bet they all held their breath with photogs around and her maneuvering those bricks.  Thank god no stilettos.

    I kinda dig this retro look for a fun night out, it had to be an attention getter.  Overall the dress, shoes and hair works for this look.  If it becomes her signature there’ll need to be an intervention.

    • TieDye64

      I know, I laughed to see hands ready to steady her. Or catch her. 

  • mjude

    i am still trying to figure out who in the hell she is?  but i could go for a round of “ode to billie joe” right now…

  • melanie0866

    She’s looking down because she can’t walk in those shoes.  See, her GF is holding her up.

  • padma sallah

    There was a time when you’d want to increase your height and you’d wear high heels. Apparently things are different now. Sky high hair is what you need to add a few inches.

  • Lina_bee

    I assume she wasn’t driving. God help the rest of LA if she was.  As for the outfit & styling: just NO. Cut this shit out, child. IT ISN’T YOUR LOOK, and if all you’ve got going is a hairstyle, then maybe you should rethink the direction of your career.

  • rh33

    She’s auditioning for Valley of the Dolls: The Musical.

  • Geno Boggiatto

    And all in her favorite ASOS dress…

  • MK03

    Oh, honey. Don’t EVEN try to compare yourself to Amy Winehouse. She had more talent in her toe than you have in your whole situation.

  • JasmineAM

    My irrational hate is flaring up again!

  • deathandthestrawberry

    Say something nice: I like the dress.

    How weird that her friend/handler is wearing cut-offs and a tatty shirt while Lana is dressed to the nines. Attention-seeking, much?

    • Those denim cutoffs are the real issue here. They’re positively horrifying!

      • deathandthestrawberry

        No doubt!

  • BrooklynBomber

    On the other hand, if she wanted to sing Ode to Billie Joe right now, we wouldn’t stop her.

    Well, it was just the 3rd of June. . . 

  • Anathema_Device

    I like those outstretched hands on the left side of the first photo. It looks like a parent waiting for his/her newly walking child to take a header.

    So, she saw a hole in the big retro hair line-up and decided to step in, eh? Not loving it.

  • CarolinLA

    What time does the Harper Valley PTA meet?

  • Dress and bag are fierce. The hair looks like Chris March’s team did it.

  • SpcilK

    Who is she? Porn Star?

  • 3boysful

    Before I even got all the way to your comment, I was thinking she was channeling  Amy Winehouse . . . and Lady Godiva!

  • joe_tey83

    I think nobody actually took her that seriously enough to have a sell-by date for her whatever. People are just pointing and laughing without giving a shit. Sell-by, don’t sell-by, dress like Winehouse, dress chanteuse, whatever. Who cares.

  • kimmeister

    Well, she is doing the dark-eyeshadow-in-the-crease look that T & Lo like so much, but that is only seen on drag queens nowadays.

  • another_laura

    Thank you for the Bobby Gentry reference – mwah!!

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i dont think she could.

  • Rand Ortega

    That is 1 cracked out weave.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Is she just drunk or something?  Who is helping her?  

  • TSkot

    I don’t know who she is, but let her have some fun with her hair.  She looks hot.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I can’t believe Lorenzo likes her. I’m going to go sulk. After I steal her shoes. 

  • Judy_J

    A family of four could live in that hair.

  • NurseEllen

    She could sing “Ode to Billy Joe”, but she’d be a few days off.  Opening line: It was the third of June, another sleepy dusty delta day.

  • j_anson

    That hair is… wow.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    The gals from the B52’s are the only one’s that can really work that hairdo….

    • boweryboy

      . . . like  30 years ago. 

      Love them still but they’re imo kind of a caricature of themselves now.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        yes circa Love Shack days, now not quite so much

  • Ridiculous. Insufferable. Why did I look….

  • I actually like the look, although the hair is quite tall.  She just finished 3 shows here last night; I can only assume she was either going to or coming from her show.  The pictures from the concerts online show her wearing this outfit with that thing in her hair.  I LOVE the shoes!  

  • MsMajestyk

    Well, Lana Rey never had a lick of sense, pass the biscuits, please.

  • PETA’s going to lose their collective minds over that raccoon skin wig.

  • nannypoo

    She’s a pathetic fame whore. I won’t even look.

  • alwaysanswerc

    Whatever. I’ve seen hair taller than that on Greek Row.

  • Addicted2Glamour

    Sad. Her hair is so Desperate. 

  • shopgirl716

    No idea who she is but I dig those shoes.  God I’m old.

  • Allison Woods

    From the dress down, yes, from the neck up….NO.

    And cameltoemomjeandaisyduke? Nononoonono pokemyeyesoutwithastick!!

  • Feeling that outside forces are just pushing her out on the masses.  Fabulous shoes, though.

  • CatherineRhodes

    Throw her back on SNL for more (unintended) hilarity.

  • Who is this person?

  • boweryboy

    Oooo gurl.  You drunk.

    I LUV the hair. I do.  I’m a sucker for that big 60s hair. And the dress is darling.

    Hate the shoes with the dress but they are fierce.

    If she were sober walking the red carpet I would give her an A for audacity.

  • guest2visits

    I guess she’s going the full Winehouse if someones’s been hired to catch her before she falls over.
    I like the dress, though it looks like it might be too short for anything but this kind of ‘event’.
    She’s pretty, and looking the part, whatever it is.

  • I like the shoes, but is there no picture of her actually *wearing* them? The only picture of her that shows up is the one from the thighs up where she looks like her friend is partially holding her up.

    Anyway, she’s one of those celebrities who I (irrationally?) hate. I can’t stand her music, and thus don’t get why she’s such a “thing.” The hair looks ridiculous (Any Winehouse, anyone?), and the dress is just OK but nothing to write home about. 

    • Shallow people think her music is deep and she’s kind of pretty in a sculpted plastic way, so now she’s a thing. (Hopefully just a temporary thing.)

  • quiltrx

    ‘Scilla called, and she said you will never, EVER be even half as glorious as she was on her wedding day.  The end.

  • TieDye64

    Heavily medicated Priscilla Presley. That hair is all kinds of crazy ridiculous, and I’m all for the retro crazy piled up/ratted hair. This? NO.

  • alyce1213

    Make it stop.  
    Also, her toes are dragging on the ground.

  • aristida_girl

    she looks kinda drunk, I hope someone got her a cheeseburger to eat on the way home : )

  • Snore.

  • cleep1000

    Ridiculous-looking. And the shoes aren’t all that.

  • RzYoung

    How do you even get hair to go that big?! I’d be paranoid all night that it would slump off to the side

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Looks like we might be on the verge of another “celebrity” breakdown…. that’s a lot of hair to have to shave off!! 

  • MoHub

    “Lizzie has opted for the full-on Winehouse (by way of Priscilla Presley and Bobbie Gentry)”

    Target hit! That’s exactly where my beady little brain went—especially with the Priscilla Presley and Bobbie Gentry references for us old farts.

  • Cathy S

    If she’s going for Amy Winehouse, she has a long long way to travel. She’s not carrying that off at all.

  • that hair is awful.  it’s wearing her.

  • ugh… she looks like she’s BEGGING for the winehouse comparisons. which she shouldn’t do. she is no Amy.

    • It’s really insulting that she’d even try to be compared to Amy. Amy’s voice was astonishing; no one had a voice like her. Lana del whatever, on the other hand, has a voice like a dozen other girls on youtube. I don’t understand what the hell is supposed to be so great about her. :

      • I’d never even heard of her until the SNL thing. She’s cute, but she’s not that talented. I wish she’d go away.

        • Neither had I! I didn’t think her performance was as awful as people kept insisting, but I thought her singing was bland and affected and her songs were absolutely fucking ridiculous; so self-impressed and shallow (like Lana herself).  I don’t know. Maybe I’m just too old and should go chase kids off my lawn or something.

          • No, I’m 22 and I wasn’t impressed after. She didn’t sound horrible on SNL, she just seemed like she was sleep singing. it was really uncomfortable…

  • oohsparkley!

    That hair is Amy Winehouse on STEROIDS.

  • She wants to (have been) be in Nashville SO BAD! It’s sweet, if crazy.

  • GTrain

    Can’t stand LDR in this look but I’m happy for the reference to Bobbie Gentry! 

  • Please don’t let this become…a thing.

  • BrightsideSusan

    I would stop her – have you heard that woman’s voice when it hasn’t been corrected in the studio?  Geez.

  • jessicasac

    I hate full mini skirts, it always throws the proportion way off. They look best fitted at the waist and down to the knees or right above the knee.