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Daily Style Phile: Sultry Hipster Songstress, "SNL" Disaster, Who/What Is Lana Del Rey?

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By now, you've probably heard a lot about Lana Del Rey and, until you saw her perform on SNL over the weekend, may have been wondering why all the indie kids have felt compelled to discuss her for months. A lot of what you're hearing may be hard to reconcile. She's gorgeous! She's trashy! She's the next big thing in pop music! She was the worst musical guest in "Saturday Night Live" history!

Don't sweat it, it actually all makes sense when you put it together. So here, for the initiated and uninitiated alike, is your one-stop guide into the crazy, contradictory world of a brand new singer who's already one of the most buzzed about acts of 2012 and hasn't even released an album.

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