… Surely you must have been living on a deserted island with no internet connection and no access to any news whatsoever for the better part of three years. We have loved Cara Delevingne for a long time and as many of you will know we have featured her on numerous occasions on both Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook. We therefore think it is about time she gets her own article here at Just The Design.
Born to English parents with two blonde siblings, Poppy and Chloe, and raised in the heart of London’s Belgravia she comes from a tight knit family with English family values. The fact that Cara has reached explosive fame over the last couple of years is perhaps not so surprising considering that her mother Pandora was a socialite of the 80’s before she married Charles Delevingne. Today Pandora works as a personal shopper with the Dutchess of York as one of her closest friends. Her family is by all standards exceptionally well connected and socially very active.
Cara began her modelling career at the tender age of ten, when she was photographed by Bruce Weber for Italian Vogue. Two years later she was the drummer in a band named the Clementines with an ambition to become the next Hannah Montana. At that time she also auditioned for Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. Alright, she didn’t get the part, but one could say that she was always destined to be in the public eye. Fast forward to 2012, and the rise to fame was complete. In 2012 she won the Model Of The Year award at the British Fashion Awards, and British Vogue recently described her as the “Star Face” of the 2012/2013 show season. She is currently the face of Burberry, having previously both worked with DKNY and Chanel. One could argue that Burberry had a huge influence on making Cara famous. We beg to differ. We think that Cara has been an excellent investment for Burberry and that they are reaping the financial benefits of being the brand that eventually signed her. No matter what, we think it is a partnership made in heaven.
This English 90ies child is following in the footsteps of Kate Moss in so many ways. Not only is she being managed by Sarah Doukas, head of Storm Model Agency, who played a huge influence in Kate Moss career as a model, but she has also has swag and personality of her own to match. Described by Marc Jacob’s as a dwarf, she is somewhat short for being a catwalk model, but as we all know by now, what she doesn’t have in height, she makes up for with her edgy and grungy style and personality. Perhaps more importantly, she does not take herself too seriously, and often post photos of herself pulling faces and wearing normal clothes that anyone could emulate. This also plays a massive part in her incredible rise from school girl to super model and a social phenomenon. We can relate to her, because she is not trying to be anything else than herself.
We love you, Cara.
For Pepe Jeans
Cara Delevingne by Mert & Marcus the Cover In W Magazine September 2013
Cara Delevingne At The Marie Claire 25th Birthday Bash February 2014
Photographed By Terry Richardson
Cara Delevingne Faded Jeans Red Coat
Cara Delevingne Street Style
Cara Delevingne As Good As It Gets
Cara Delevingne Backstage At Burberry