17 September 2012
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Video: Lana Del Rey

Sad-eyed crooner's new ad for H&M is all kinds of dumb

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Lana Del Rey’s haunted ’60s shtick started to irritate some a good while ago now, but even those susceptible to her charms will have a hard time defending this tacky ad for H&M. Featuring a Kashmir-sweatered Del Rey crooning ‘Blue Velvet’, the whole thing comes off as a cack-handed attempt to position her brand smack dab in the middle of the current vogues for all things Lynch and Mad Men, right down to the inexplicable inclusion of a dwarf in a trilby hat. ’Cos dwarves are well trippy, right guys?

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