- He spoke to me with words and I looked at him with feelings.
- I was on fire and he used me to light his cigarette.
- I didn’t want to be one half of something that didn’t exist.
- He didn’t know something was wrong when I said that I was fine.
- I tried breaking down his walls and broke myself in the process.
- He was my best-selling novel; I was the dream he forgot about in the morning.
- I was where he would go to remember how much people miss him when he’s gone.
- We only kissed in the dark.
- He’s too damaged; I’m too weak.
- I didn’t have patience for the word “maybe.”
- He guarded himself with tsunamis. I protected myself with fire.
- I made a home out of him, but he wouldn’t let me in.
- Waiting as a form of hell.
- The one who cares less controls the relationship and we were both power-hungry.
- I wanted words and I got nothing.
- We were both afraid of being alone but did not embrace each other’s company.
- He was alright letting go of nice things.
- The false hope became my only companion.
- It wasn’t my choice, I swear. I stepped outside for air and he locked the door.
- I asked for a glass of wine and he laced it with arsenic.
- He never had feelings, only ideas.
- We were always two strangers learning how to fall in love with each other again.
- My friends thought I was crazy.
- The less I gave, the more I got back.
- I could forgive him for being afraid. I couldn’t forgive him for being a coward.
- He did nothing as he watched me leave.
- I said nothing as he reduced me down to nothing.
- He was like an ulcer on the inside of my cheek that my tongue could not stop touching until it got infected.
- I became obsessed with the one who did not love me.
- No one truly loved him and it made him insecure.
- Terrible people awaken all the terrible parts inside of you.
- I panicked.
- He changed his mind.
- Withholding affection as a form of punishment.
- He kissed me a paragraph and I replied with a novel.
- The truth hurt, but our lies were worse.
- Sometimes the things we love will kill us, but weren’t we dying anyway?
- He sent me a text that said “wanna chill?”
- I wanted to be happy more than I wanted him to be mine.
- People are people and we destroy everything we touch, including each other.
- I could turn him into poetry, but I could not make him love me.
- We both wanted our secrets back.
- I was a consolation prize.
- One minute he was a cigarette break, and the next he was a forest fire.
- His smile was beautiful; his heart was a crippled old thing.
- I might’ve been gone, but at least I never walked out.
- He was a mountain I had to climb; I was a poem he didn’t understand.
- Absence was always present.
- He was the most addicting drug of all and forced me to go to rehab.
- His confidence thrived off my envy.
- I was born for leaving.
- He only knew what I wanted him to.
- I loved the person I thought he was.
- I didn’t want him to push me off the same cliff twice.
- I deserved happiness, so I left.
I know that most of my fashion inspirations of the week have been Old Hollywood figures, but if I only looked back into the past, I’d never see the wonderful fashions of the future. It’s important to have a healthy compartmentalization of vintage fashion and modern trends.
That compartmentalization can be found in singer and songwriter, Lana Del Rey. Lana, who is best known for her songs “Blue Jeans” and “Young & Beautiful”, has certainly made a name for herself in the fashion world as well as the music industry. Her eclectic fashion merges with her quirky and intrinsic poetic nature, resulting in the burgeoning of a fashion icon.
Lana Del Rey is probably one of the few modern fashionistas that I identify with. Like me, Lana is very much inspired by vintage fashion and draws inspiration from Old Hollywood figures such as Marilyn Monroe. Lana’s gently curled hair, strategic makeup and delicately placed accessories are something right out of the past.
While definitely inspired by nostalgia, Lana is sure to take advantage of the current world of fashions as well. Whether she utilizes that through crop tops, cut-off jeans and shorts or a pair of worn sneakers, Lana manages to integrate today’s trends to the vintage looks that she loves wearing.
One of Lana’s most famous lyrics are, “Live fast, die young, be wild and have fun.” It’s obvious that this lyric is applied to most aspects of her life, including her fashion philosophy. She is not afraid to wear big and bold patterns and I am sure by this point, she has worn every colour in the rainbow.
The best way to look at fashion is to make yourself a blank canvas, in which your fashion are your colours and pastels. That is the Lana Del Rey guarantee.
Sure, Lana looks great when she’s all dolled-up. But what people forget is that Lana is a New York City girl; she is comfortable with her jeans and sneakers. And that isn’t a bad thing. The casual look can be done in a way that makes you look like a cool cat while still being comfortable. Whenever Lana wore a pair of jeans or denim cut-offs, she always paired them with a printed top or graphic shirt to keep herself from looking sloppy.
Pairing the look with a pair of low top converse or Keds gives you the casual cool look that Lana Del Rey certainly has inspired.