Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cara Delevingne, Top British Model

Yes, Cara is All That and a Bag of Curlers

Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne.

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne (born 12 August 1992)  (think of it as 'Cara day Levine' and you won't be too far off) is an English fashion model, socialite, actress and singer who is a fixture in the British tabloids.

Cara Delevingne

She is so good, she was able to retire before the age of 23. That's good!

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Cara at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2012.

She won the 2014 British Fashion Award as Model of the Year. Basically, she is Europe's most exciting model at the moment.

Cara Delevingne

With a bit of a reputation as a party girl, Cara comes from a distinguished British family full of lords and baronets and ladies in waiting and things like that.

Cara Delevingne

Cara also walked in the 2012 and 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows, with many more to come.

Cara Delevingne

She only missed the 2014 show because she won top honors at another fashion show held the same week.

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Cara bouncing about at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Cara was born in London, England, the daughter of property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne and Pandora Anne Delevingne.

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Cara with Taylor Swift at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

She has two older sisters, Chloe and Poppy, while her godmother is actress Joan Collins. Joan Collins! You simply don't get any more British than this girl.

Cara Delevingne

With a pedigree and looks like Cara's, she could do just about anything that she wanted, and she chose modelling.

Cara Delevingne
Cara prancing about in front of the Biebs. The original plan was for her to use roller skates, but that was changed to ultra-high heels.

She signed with Storm Model Management in 2009 and promptly nabbed top clients Burberry and Clements Ribeiro for 2010 fashion shows.

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Justin Bieber is impressed during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Cara has way too many covers to list. Some of the more interesting ones are:
  • October: Allure
  • September: Vogue UK
  • March: LOVE
  • February: Garage, Vogue Brazil
  • January: Numero Tokyo, Vogue UK
  • December: i-D
  • November: Grazo Spain
  • October: W Korea, Vogue Australia, Vogue Girl Korea
  • September: Madame Figaro France, Vogue Japan, Industrie, Numero France, InStyle, Germany, W
  • August: Elle Belgium, Grazia Italy
  • July: Vanidades Argentina, The Best Shop Serbia
  • June: LOOK, Miss Vogue UK, Vogue Portugal, Vogue China
  • May LOOK, Glamour Hungary, Grazia UK
  • April: SI-Style
  • March: LOOK,, Vogue UK, STREET, Emirates Woman, EMMA Shopping
  • February: Fabulous, Grazia Spain, S Moda, InStyle Germany
  • January: STREET
and on and on. And on some more.

Cara Delevingne

Basically, Cara gets whatever covers Cara wants, when she wants them. She is the current 'It' girl, invited to all the parties and wanted everywhere.

Cara Delevingne Taylor Swift

Yes, that is more top covers in two years for Cara than probably anybody else on the planet aside from a top supermodel can nab in a career.

Cara Delevingne
Cara closed this section which featured several of the girls - nobody wanted to have to follow her

Rather than go through all her shows and top clients and all that - she has them all and picks and chooses - let's simply note that Cara won 'Model of the Year' in 2012 at the British Fashion Awards - and it was richly deserved.

Cara Delevingne
Cara after a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

With her fame and charms, Cara is a natural for film roles calling for the pretty girl in period pieces and the like, and that is exactly how she is branching out.

Cara Delevingne

Cara's roles include a small part in the 2012 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina,' in the Kate Beckinsale thriller 'The Face of an Angel,' and roles in films in production at the time of this writing "Pan" (2015) and "Tulip Fever" (2017). Other roles include "Life in a Year" (2018" and "Fever Heart" (2018). So far, Cara has been learning her acting craft in independent films, but she is acting with top talents such as Jaden Smith, Ethan Hawke and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cara Delevingne

Naturally, this girl also sings - did you even doubt that was coming? - and already put out a 2013 tune called 'Sonnentanz,' which is a duet with Will Heard.

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Cara delighted to be on the cover of the paper for some reason or another

Cara is still young, but she bestrides the British modelling world like the Colossus of Rhodes. She has been named to more 'Top 100' lists than you can shake a stick at, and not just in the lads magazines; she was named to The Sunday Times Magazine's '100 Makers of the 21st Century' list of movers and shakers.

Cara Delevingne

She also has an uncanny resemblance to lads' goddess Emma Watson. Well, we can all pretty much agree that Cara Delevingne moves it and shakes it with the absolute best.

Incidentally, most models videos - top models, sexy videos of international models who are household names - get maybe 5k hits on their videos, 20k if they're lucky. Cara? That video of her explaining what is in her handbag has well over two million views and climbing. Her accent is so posh that it's almost not even English at all, with flat tones that at times almost sound American. Quite a priceless young lady.

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Cara Delevingne

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Cara has a delightful sense of humor that makes fun of pretension that can be misconstrued at times. She is delightfully amusing if you 'get it.'

Cara Delevingne

Sometimes, though, people don't "get it." For instance, after the December 2014 Brit Awards in London, which Cara attended in lieu of the nearby Victoria's Secret Fashion show being held that week (Cara had a good excuse, being named Model of the Year), something went down that sent tongues wagging.

Cara Delevingne

As is an open secret amongst the models, attractive young female singers are wont to hang out with them and even date them. To wit, Miley Cyrus has been reportedly dating Stella Maxwell. Taylor Swift, of course, has become a fixture at Victoria's Secret events whilst in the midst of a relationship with Karlie Kloss.

Cara Delevingne

Cara is not known to be dating any females, but she has a wicked sense of humor. Cara reportedly makes fun of Taylor behind her back, calling her "boring," though she affects friendship in person. It may all be innocent sophomoric fun, but Karlie Kloss is not amused when Cara makes fun of her girlfriend.

Cara Delevingne

Karlie confronted Cara after the Brit Awards, and they had a major row. Cara is no stranger to such things, having, according to the gossip magazines, got into a row with Naomi Campbell about "disrespecting" Rihanna on another occasion. Clearly, Cara is a girl of firm opinions who stands her ground. To add insult to injury, Karlie was booted from the Angels lineup soon after, being replaced by Stella Maxwell - Miley's honey. Naturally, one wonders whose sure hand may have had something to do with that. There is no question who is top dog on the modelling scene these days.

Cara Delevingne
Cara and Annie Clark.

Cara recently jumped on the "I like girls too" bandwagon that seems to be quite popular these days among young female celebrities (such as Miley Cyrus and Amber Heard). It is impossible not to be a bit cynical about this, especially when some of the celebrities appear in carefully posed voyeuristic photographs "making out" with other women - poses that often appear quite artful and suspiciously similar. Anyway, all snarkiness aside, Cara has received a great deal of publicity recently (as of this writing) while promoting her first movie role ("Paper Towns"). She did the full press junket, including an interview for Vogue in which Vogue insinuated that this bisexual thing may just be a "phase." Cara had this to say:
“It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it. But I have erotic dreams only about men. I had one two nights ago where I went up to a guy in the back of a VW minivan, with a bunch of his friends around him, and pretty much jumped him.”
Nah, nothing sensational about that.

Cara Delevingne

Cara is is currently dating singer Annie Clark, who performs under the name St. Vincent, and Cara reportedly has been with at least one other girl in the past. As to the interpretation that this might be a "phase" in her life - which the above quote certainly seems to support in a sense, unless you are quite adamant that nothing could possibly ever be the case - Cara had this to say:
“My sexuality is not a phase. I am who I am.”
Fair enough. Naturally, the gay/lesbian community erupted in an uproar that anyone could suggest anything to the contrary and collecting petitions etc. for some purpose or another.

Cara Delevingne
The duo in Cannes in May 2015

Interestingly, though, Cara later gave another interview in which she stated:
"I haven't made a concrete decision about anything." 
So, the impression grows that Cara either has no deep perspective on this (which certainly seems reasonable), or maybe simply is playing the press. Only time will tell - it sure seems to have been merely a phase with Amber Heard, who is now happily married to Johnny Depp. Obviously, everyone is different and there are shades of gray and who knows what goes on in anyone's head and things change and blah blah blah. The bottom line, though, is this - Cara turns out to be great at promoting her projects. And really, that's what it is all about.

Cara Delevingne

One might think that the life of a supermodel is all champagne breakfasts and whiskey sour nights. Well, it may be all that, but it also can be a very real and at times trying experience. Nobody is asking anyone to feel sorry for someone like Cara, who for all intents and purposes has it made in the shade. However, she revealed that the busy schedule and stress of being on display caused her to develop psoriasis. Makeup artists hid the skin condition with their usual tricks, but they had to done protective gear before they would touch her.
"People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something."
Psoriasis is not contagious, but you know how people are, and you can't really blame them. Anyway, even supermodels have their trials and tribulations, and it is nice that Cara opened up about this condition that affects many people.

Cara Delevingne

All of this has led to Cara apparently abandoning one of the most successful starts to a modelling career in modern times. She now considers herself an actress, not a model. Cara is set to appear in films such as "Suicide Squad," "Tulip Fever" and "London Fields." With her talent for getting publicity, all are sure to draw a crowd.

Cara Delevingne
The top model in Europe not drawing any attention.
Cara Delevingne

"Why can't Bieber be out on the catwalk waiting for me?? He can move around!!!!!"
Cara Delevingne

So long, Cara!


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