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It's November 2008 in a Manhattan Mobile Home Park, a doe-eyed, bleach blonde girl is giving a proud tour of her humble trailer park home to Index Magazine, "it's like, you can have your own place, and you have a chance at your own life.
That's what it makes me feel." Her name is Elizabeth (Lizzy) Grant, but we now know her by the name of Lana Del Rey; the soulful 23-year-old playfully strolls along in her black vintage jacket and a baby blue ribbon tied around her hair.
She smirks and giggles nervously as she describes the flowers in her garden, "I grew blue hydrangea! And ivy." The flowers would later become signature iconography to the Lana Del Rey brand, a consistency she seems to uphold to this day.