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#1 OFFLINE   VeniceBambi

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 05:57 AM

I wanted to discuss what kinds of inspirations Lana uses when shes forming a type of persona.

 

1. Priscilla Presley

 

So much of Lana's appearance has been heavily inspired by Priscilla. I realize that even her nose job was inspired by Priscilla's upturned, pointy nose. Lana's nose job wasn't that massive but she did revise her nose tip and change the bridge.  (I don't hate on Lana for doing this at all, I'm plastic positive  :cuteface: ) Lana truly is good at inventing a persona for herself, I actually find that to be an art of its own. She even posed in a car similarly to how Priscilla Presley did. I also heard that Lana wanted to perform one of Elvis's songs but Priscilla didn't give her permission, though she does this to other artists too. I wonder if Priscilla is aware of how Lana likes to emulate her looks. I'm sure she'd be flattered though. I know that Lana has a thing for Elvis so maybe she wanted to mimic the kind of beauty he found attractive in Priscilla. Lana has always been beautiful though, and she didn't go too far as she still has her own unique look. I think as the years went on she stopped trying to emulate her though. 

 

2. Marilyn Monroe

 

When it comes to her mannerisms and speaking voice in interviews, the way that Lana acts is very reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe. I had watched a video of Marilyn one day, totally unrelated to Lana, and I couldn't help but think of Lana in her past interviews. If Lana did lie about being a Gemini purposely, I wonder if it's because Marilyn is a Gemini. Priscilla is one too!!

 

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Curious as to what others think about this topic, and if anyone has any other people in mind that she might take inspo from? 

 

(Sorry if I did this wrong, this is my first thread  :ohno: )

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:39 AM

Pat herself! See that smile and dare to tell me Lizzy didn't try to pull of that smile :flutter:

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:44 AM

Have you seen what Lana looks like now?

 

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You're 5 years too late with this thread. 

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:59 AM

Have you seen what Lana looks like now?

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You're 5 years too late with this thread. 

 

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But that was taken with a potato (Perhaps  taken by a potato as well) . And i mean look at that lighting. :creep:   


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:04 AM

But that was taken with a potato (Perhaps  taken by a potato as well) . And i mean look at that lighting. :creep:   

 

with a potato, by a potato, of a potato, for the potato masses


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:07 AM

with a potato, by a potato, of a potato, for the potato masses

Forever and always. I can't help but feel like I might be a potato sometimes


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:25 AM

Have you seen what Lana looks like now?

 

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You're 5 years too late with this thread. 

 

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Clearly, I'm not talking about who Lana is now. I'm talking about any kind of persona that shes created and what kinds of inspirations she used for them.

   

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plz dont derail.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:26 AM

I always saw the Lana persona as being perfect for the wife/girlfriend of a mobster/gangster from a Martin Scorsese movie. Especially in 2012. She had the perfect look and vibe for it. It sucks that she never got any film roles.

 

If she had been alive in the 70s, I could have seen her in The Godfather movies. She also said the The Godfather 1 & 2 were her favorite movies in a 2011/12 interview.

 

She embodies this persona in the song 24, too.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:26 AM

There was an entire spread of Lana’s inspirations in a newspaper here in like 2017 (gotta love that journalist, he’s as much of a stan as we are), I could try to find it again? I wouldn’t say it’s very interesting because they’re all figures and persons we already know of, but, yeah, I guess I could make a list of that article if anyone wants me to? =P

 

Edit: Aw, the article is locked unless you become their subscriber.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:28 AM

I'd argue britney spears(lizzy grant era and fake Southern accent) and Sharon tate aswell
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:45 PM

Nancy Sinatra
Dolores Haze (1997 film version - the hair color)
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:48 PM

another in memoriam thread  :um:


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:21 PM

another in memoriam site   :um:


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:44 AM

I always saw the Lana persona as being perfect for the wife/girlfriend of a mobster/gangster from a Martin Scorsese movie. Especially in 2012. She had the perfect look and vibe for it. It sucks that she never got any film roles.

 

 

 

Oh but she did she just wasn't very good at it  :teehee:


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:47 AM

how are these the same person

 

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 02:09 AM

how are these the same person

 

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That's not Lana that's the Elizabot


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 02:48 AM

Oh but she did she just wasn't very good at it  :teehee:


She was more than adequate for that particular film lol
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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:22 AM

ok so ppl r hating my thread

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:14 AM

It's very obvious with Marilyn, Sharon Tate, Nancy Sinatra and Priscilla (oh and Dolores Haze). Almost like she was constantly switching between them all back in 2011-2013, but taking the best parts.
I remember an old interview when asked what advice she'd give fans and she said "look at how your idols got famous and do that" or SOMETHING like that, I may have wildly twisted her words, I can't remember.

As for her actual personality/persona, the quiet, dreamy, inspired type- I think most of that actually came from her shyness once she started getting a lot of attention. The delicate way she spoke and the words she chose were probably her just being careful about what she said because we know she couldn't handle hate very well in the beginning. She talked slower and steadier, like someone who had been conditioned to be polite and only speak with intelligence, which is actually quite reminiscent of ladies in the 50s/60s too lol.


Ever since then I don't think she's tried as hard to channel other people. She got noticed, she had her platform, so she decided she didn't have to work as hard to get approval. My bet is, after consulting her friends that are also famous (The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Courtney Love, etc) they really gave it to her about being her absolute self, and that probably helped.
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Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:30 PM

I always saw the Lana persona as being perfect for the wife/girlfriend of a mobster/gangster from a Martin Scorsese movie. Especially in 2012. She had the perfect look and vibe for it. It sucks that she never got any film roles.

 

If she had been alive in the 70s, I could have seen her in The Godfather movies. She also said the The Godfather 1 & 2 were her favorite movies in a 2011/12 interview.

 

She embodies this persona in the song 24, too.

I would've lovedddd to see her try out a role like this. But I think she said once acting isn't for her? Though I think its just that she isnt confident in her acting- which doesnt mean its bad. In her song "live or die" she sounds like someone in love with a mobster haha and off to the races reminds me of that too. I hope she does more for that aesthetic ;(


There was an entire spread of Lana’s inspirations in a newspaper here in like 2017 (gotta love that journalist, he’s as much of a stan as we are), I could try to find it again? I wouldn’t say it’s very interesting because they’re all figures and persons we already know of, but, yeah, I guess I could make a list of that article if anyone wants me to? =P

 

Edit: Aw, the article is locked unless you become their subscriber

aww whats the newspaper called? maybe that article was reposted somwhere


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