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March 12, 2013  | by: Susie Bijan
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Lana Del Rey may be the reigning queen of chill (and gloriously sadcore) anthems perfect for blasting on a lazy day off, but don’t think this makes her unconcerned when it comes to her multi-faceted career. Del Rey is currently working on a new album – fresh off the heels of the release of her brilliant Born to Die: Paradise Edition – and keeps her name in the news with various promotional appearances (including a surprising visit to Anfield: who knew she was a Liverpool fan?)

And the husky-voiced singer is definitely not wasting any time (or effort) establishing herself as a reigning style icon: Del Rey is the new face gracing the cover of French magazine L’officiel’s April issue.

Del Rey debuted a fresh brunette hairdo sometime last fall, and it seems to suit her current style perfectly: she looks divine in L’officiel’s editorial, where she dons garments by the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Ralph Lauren. Right now, with her darker locks, she seems to be owning a look that I can only describe as “goth femme fatale royalty.” Her look at the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week  - with the skin-tight black playsuit, knee-high leather boots and matching smokey eye makeup – was the epitome of rocker chic, and her jet-black locks helped deliver serious glam Morticia Addams vibes.

Her hair is a tamer, dark auburn color in L’officiel’s spread, where she plays up the naughty and nice image thanks to some gorgeous art direction that takes inspiration from Catholic and Spanish iconography. The spread is beautifully styled and photographed by Nicole Nodland, who has captured Del Rey in a variety of photoshoots that highlight the singer’s progressive fashion choices throughout her career.

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Perhaps my favorite look in the L’officiel editorial is where she dons head-to-toe Saint Laurent, from Hedi Slimane’s spectacular spring/summer 2013 debut. When I first saw the clothes appear on the runway last fall, I could hardly think of a celebrity that could represent Slimane’s strong, bohemian aesthetic. Del Rey now seems to fit the bill: she radiates an untouchable elegance in her brown maxi-dress and trademark Saint Laurent floppy Stetson hat (that tucks in her voluminous hair perfectly, by the way).

What do you think of Lana Del Rey in L’officiel? What is your favorite look? Tell us below and see the entire editorial here.

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