“With her deliberate take on Ann Margret’s bombshell visuals, Lana’s slightly surreal brand of Americana retro falls in line perfectly with fashion’s recent provocative references to the past.”
– Rolling Stone
Such a true statement! We saw some images of Lana Del Rey while looking for a model to feature here, and were convinced they were pictures taken back in the sixties. Her sixties inspired hair, makeup, and wardrobe selections took us instantly back to those days of go-go girls, vinyl boots and brightly colored tops with miniskirts!
Lana Del Rey has been the stage name of Elizabeth Grant since 2011. Elizabeth was born in 1985 and raised in Lake Placid New York. She has enjoyed successes as a singer-songwriter and model.
Currently Del Rey is one of two candidates being considered to record the theme song for the next James Bond movie. The other contender is Sam Smith, a new singing sensation from England.
Last year Lana did the hit theme song for “The Great Gatsby” – (Young and Beautiful) , and also recorded the song “Once Upon a Dream” for the Disney movie “Maleficent”.
She has had an equally successful run in fashion modeling, having graced the cover of Vogue numerous times, as well as Rolling Stone, GQ, L’Officiel, and Fashion, to name a few.
We hope you enjoy these photographs of the beautiful and talented Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, aka Lana Del Rey!
I can’t help it but notice the similarities in the tune from Kylie Mingoue’s new video “Sexercise” to the one a few years back from Justin Timberlake called “My Love”.
Justin Timberlake’s Chorus:
Yeah, because I can see us holding hands Walking on the beach, our toes in the sand I can see us on the countryside Sitting on the grass, laying side by side You could be my baby, let me make you my lady…
Kylie Minogue’s opening of the song sounds similar to me. Am I delusional?
Flexin’ real tight Keep on moving so nice Move it for me tonight Let me see you sexercize It’s not just your body Gotta keep it up with me My mind is seven sea Let me see you sexercize
There is a hint of hosiery in both, so I don’t forget such things. If it has stockings in it, I remember.
Recently I’ve been visiting Victoria, BC for the weekend. It’s a city on Vancouver island, full of local artists. Maybe I would not even mention this fact, but coincidentally I was just reading about how their local band called Hot Hot Heat got one of their songs copied by a famous European singer.
Russian/Ukrainian singer, who goes under the name of Elka (pronounced Yolka), for the past two years gained enormous popularity in former USSR for her song called “Provence”. But she is now accused of plagiarism, the chorus of her song is almost identical to the tune from the Hot Hot Heat song called “Shame On You”.
You can listen to the music in the video below where they alternate between the Canadian original and the song that is thought to be the knock off. Obviously, Elka completely denies such accusations and says that the song came to her composer from outer space by SMS.
Copyright violations make many of us upset, but think of it this way, you’d probably would never find out about this Hot Hot Heat song if a popular singer wouldn’t snatch it, as they say.
But why is it that the same tune performed by Elka got so much attention and the original didn’t? Perhaps because of her beautiful video clip, uplifting lyrics (her song is about her exciting anticipation of her trip tomorrow to the suburbs of Paris), and of course her large promotional budget.
Would you say that it is possible that Elka’s composer didn’t actually copy that song and simply came up with such a similar tune? I’d love to hear your opinion.
Katie DiCicco is a young woman who’s voice had the whole Europe dancing a couple of years back to the #1 hit song Chica Bomb, the single by Dan Balan.
In case you forgot who is Dan Balan, let me remind you – he is one of the boys who sang the Romanian Numa Numa song. Their band split up, so he continued his career on his own.
In her recent feature with Stoli TV Katie mentions that she has a degree in apparel design from Cornell university.
Could her fashion background explain this wonderfully styled photo that appeared as a cover for her Sugar Killer album? As you are probably guessing, I loved this photo so much because of those black and white pantyhose that show off Katie’s legs.
According to Katie’s PR team (who by the way provided me with this beautiful uncropped photo) there is going to be another single coming out soon and a video to follow, but this time it will not be with Dan Balan.
As soon as they release that secret, I’ll do a post here to keep you current. You can also follow Katie DiCicco’s career by connecting with her through Social Media.
As I was browsing Youtube, I came across the hottest music video from 2004 by the Swedish artist Eric Prydz.
Besides that this is a great song for working out, they have a very nice dance team there in bodysuits and shiny pantyhose.
The lead dancer is in fact a qualified aerobics instructor. Her name is Deanne Berry and she is from Australia, teaching up to this very day!
From her Facebook page “Deanne Berry is an Australian dancer/model/fitness expert and choreographer best known for her appearance in the music video for the single “Call on Me” by Eric Prydz. Deanne was seen with Mr Motivator on GMTV for a month and now Sport Relief!!”
Hey, if I can dress up like that for an aerobics class, I’m joining!