Lana Del Rey and Kristen Stewart don’t have a lot of things in common, which is to be expected since one’s an indie musician and the other a mainstream movie star. With that in mind, they do share a couple of things this month. Both just landed the October 2012 cover of an international edition of Vogue, and both are wearing floral Gucci dresses to boot. Someone over at Gucci’s publicity division is certainly doing their job to make sure their garments get massive exposure.
Del Rey looks ever the ethereal hippie child she’s carved her public persona out to be, while Stewart kinda looks like the cold man-eating siren the media has portrayed her since her very public cheating scandal. That said, both ladies look fabulous on their respective covers and fashion editorials.
In her interview with Australia’s Vogue, Lana discusses her stage fright, fashion sense and lacking material for new songs. Meanwhile, Kristen discloses to British Vogue her struggles to play it cool in the industry and dying her hair blonde for her new movie, On The Road. Check out photos and quotes below from both ladies.
On Her Fashion Evolution
“I never expressed myself through fashion. I loved flowers in my hair, I loved guys who wore leather, but I didn’t get creative… From the age of about seven I had really specific tastes that never changed. I loved wearing white, old fur and gold. It’s funny because now people in fashion kind of came to my rescue when other people said they didn’t like the record but that was unexpected for me because I was never really that. I wear lots of white and blue shirts from Brooks Brothers and shorts when I’m in LA, and I wear this white cotton sundress every day when no-one’s looking at me. I think it’s Topshop.”
On Having Stage Fright
“I love to take care of the songs – that’s my natural place – then, when I get on stage that’s not my elements. Sometimes I kneel down because I am trembling or touch the audience because I don’t know what else to do. But the nice thing about the kids is that they feel bad for me, and pass me soft toys!”
On Not Having Anymore Material To Write
“I said everything I needed to say before I wrote this record. I don’t even talk that much. God, talking in interviews is the most I’ve talked in years.”
For more of Lana Del Rey’s fashion spread, head over to http://www.vogue.com.au/
On Playing It Cool In The Industry
On Dying Her Hair Blonde For On the Road
“I feel like my whole body rejects it, but it was really important for the character. It was like learning an accent!”
“I know if you haven’t thought about how you want to present a very packaged idea of yourself then it can seem like you lack ambition. But, dude, honestly? I can’t. People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing that you want and making lots of money out of it. But, you know, I’m not that smooth. I can get clumsy around certain people. Like if I were to sit down and think, ‘OK, I’m really famous, how am I going to conduct myself in public?’ I wouldn’t know who that person would be! It would be a lot easier if I could, but I can’t.”
On The Beat Generation
“There is always going to be that seam of people who want things differently to the standardized version. It’s not necessarily a rebellious thing, it’s just who they are. That world back then, it just seems freer to me than anything I could ever touch and I’m fully nostalgic for it, even though I wasn’t even alive then. It’s the loyalty aspect of it all. I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don’t get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive.”
For more of Kristen Stewart’s fashion spread, head over to http://www.vogue.co.uk/