In the midst of her highly anticipated European tour, Lana Del Rey garnered herself some added exposure by covering Fashion magazine”s June 2013 issue
The “Blue Velvet” songstress rocked designer duds from Catherine Malandrino and Pink Tartan for the Mark Williams-shot cover and chatted about everything from who inspires her to clearing the air about the anti-feminist rumors.
Check out GossipCenter”s recap of Miss Del Rey”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Fashion!
On the women she looks up to:
“I believe in Amy Winehouse. I know she”s not with us anymore but I believe she was who she was and in that way she got it right. I would say an actress like Lauren Bacall also got it right. She never let anyone [persuade] her to be something she wasn”t. She was strong. She always looked like she knew what she was doing.”
On being labelled an anti-feminist:
“I get it. It looks like I”ve chosen a path of submission. But I”m a modern day woman in so many senses. I pay my way and work hard for things but it is my choice that at the end of the day I have a dominant male in my life that is hands-on. Someone who wants what he wants the way I do. I get so tired of trying to have it only my way, it”s nice to have someone else who also has their life and opinions. I have to be so assertive in life that it”s nice to feel escape through a really a passionate romance.”
On life with boyfriend Barrie-James O”Neill:
“He”s on tour and opens for me. We sing some Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood duets together. I”ve been seeing him for a year and a half and he”s even more of a meticulous, devout artist than I am. He can”t keep his hands off the piano, ever. Whenever I”m not writing he always ask, “Why aren”t you writing” We kick each others a****. We give each other input every night.”