Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Rise and Rise of Cara Delevingne

Okay I said I'd 'keep up the blogging' in 2013 but due to exams and other boring things it has fallen to the wayside a bit. So I thought I'd bounce back with a post about my main girl, the gorgeous Cara Delevingne, who seems to have appeared out of nowhere.

Two years ago, if you'd have mentioned the name Cara Delevingne to anyone they'd probably have given you a blank look or asked "Is she related to Poppy Delevingne?" They are sisters but that's not the point. Poppy's been modelling since 2008 but is now nowhere near as ubiquitous as the heavily eyebrowed Cara, who in the last two years alone has been the face of Burberry's S/S'12 campaign and Chanel's 2013 Resort campaign, achieved the position coveted by every model as a Victoria's Secret Angel and graced the cover of Vogue and several other magazines. So, how to understand the rise and rise of Cara Delevingne?

In 2009 she signed to Storm Model Management, one of the world's leading model agencies which also represents names as big as Lily Cole and Alexa Chung, whilst still at boarding school. This was also the year she got to the final casting for the role of Alice in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland film, but after losing to Aussie Mia Wasikowska was asked to be George Bamford's Alice in his Wonderland themed photoshoot (a photographer favoured by publication companies such as Condé Nast).

In 2010 we saw her at various social events, such as the Remember Me premiere looking slightly bewildered with sister Poppy.

She appeared in H&M's 2011 Authentic Collection...

...before Burberry took a liking to her and made her the new face of their Beauty range.

This then led to her being the face of their S/S 2012 campaign getting cosy with none other than Eddie Redmayne (who turns out to be 31 nowadays, if you thought he was 21 like I did)...

After having been described by British Vogue as the "star face" of the autumn/winter 2012-2013 show season (having appeared on the catwalk for brands such as MoschinoJason WuOscar de la RentaBurberryDolce & GabbanaFendi, Victoria's Secret, Stella McCartney and Chanel), she was made the face of Chanel's Resort 2013 Campaign, resembling a Marie Antoinette-esque pixie:

Delevingne was then revealed as the face of DKNY's colourful S/S 2013 campaign, where she can be seen strutting through the streets of New York:

Quite the rise to fame. At the end of 2012 she was also crowned Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards and played a small part in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina where she played Aaron-Johnson's (urgh) love interest...

SO MUCH CARA. Just remember: however hard you work, Cara works harder.



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