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Thankfully for us, Lana Del Rey took off from working on Paradise, the reissue of her hit album Born To Die, to model for Vogue Australia’s October cover. 

The 26-year old songbird posed for the Nicole Bentley-shot cover in an amazing floral dress by Gucci, while Lana discusses her thoughts on everything ranging from writing films, to how she is publicly perceived. Some standout pieces from the interview are as follows:

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On trying her hand at being a film writer:

“When I was starting, I had a vision of being a writer for film and that’s what I am doing now. I’m so happy. Hopefully I will branch into film work and stay there. That will be my happy place. I’d like to stay in one place for a long time.”

On not having anything to say on a new album:

“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.”

On stage fright hampering her live performances:

“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 caring too much about her public image:

“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.”

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You can take a gander at the images from Lana Del Rey’s spread in the October issue of Vogue Australia in the gallery above, however if you would like to see some behind-the-scenes action from the shoot, press play on the video below!

SOURCE: Vogue Australia

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