Cara Delevingne, 26, has been modelling since leaving school in 2009, when she signed with Storm Models, responsible for Kate Moss’ rise to ‘super’ status. She has graced the cover of magazines as diverse as Glamour, Vogue, Elle, W, GQ, and alternative press such as Garage and Love magazines and walked for fashion houses such as Chanel, Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Fendi, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana and Victoria’s Secret. In 2012, Cara was crowned Model of the Year at the British Fashion awards, an honour she reprised in 2014.
Born in London into a prominent aristocratic family whose ancestors include Viscounts, Baronets, Majors and Lord Mayors of London, Cara has had a stellar career in modelling, branching into acting and is a staunch supporter of LGBTQ youth charities and humanitarian projects. In the Northern Spring, Cara was named the face of Burberry Her, the latest fragrance from the iconic British brand that helped launch her career. According to the brand, “Cara Delevingne embodies the energetic spirit of a Londoner”, which is ideal for this new interpretation of Burberry Her.
The campaign, shot by Juergen Teller is quite literally a celebration of the English capital, her cherished hometown. The creative captures a carefree, adventurous spirit and demonstrates Cara’s full skill set, as she sings her own version of ‘Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner’ and traipses around London soaking up the ambience and the blossom-lined streets during spring. “London has that freedom and that zest for life that I definitely hold dear to my heart.”
‘Her’ eau de parfum is the first gourmand with a british twist by Burberry, “A burst of red and dark berry notes lightened by a luminous, white woody accord”. The bottle is luxurious yet understated, inspired by an archival Burberry fragrance design.
Of the campaign and the long-lasting relationship with Burberry, Cara said “I think Burberry is very evolutionary in terms of how they change”. “There’s something very young spirited about the brand. It has that freedom and that zest for life that I definitely hold dear to my heart and Burberry does as well.” Cara first signed with Burberry in 2011, aged 19, in a campaign alongside Eddie Redmayne. Her style and persona have certainly evolved since her teenage years and Burberry Her is the perfect reflection of this more sophisticated Burberry woman. “Burberry Her is more layered . . . it has two sides to it. It has that masculine element in terms of the bottle and it’s cooler, it’s more withdrawn, which I like.”
In between pursuing her acting career, Cara has close ties with Swiss timepiece brand Tag Heuer, partnering with the iconic brand for the new Carrera Lady. The refined and feminine Carrera Lady watches have been emboldened with an elegant design, while staying true to the Carrera line’s daring personality and iconic heritage. With their feminine flair and understated sophistication, any one of the new models in the Carrera Lady 36 mm collection will make the ideal accessory for the discerning and confident modern urban woman.
Cara captures the style and personality of the new Carrera Lady watches: Fearless and feminine, Cara’s personality and reputation are a perfect complement to these contemporary products. “For me a watch is not only a fashion accessory, it’s also something that reflects who you are and your way of life,” said Cara. “In that regard, I like my watch to be daring, bold, and noticeable.” She continued: “The first thing you notice when you look at the Carrera watches is the design, the lines, the elegance without being too classic. I really like the touch of colour, the stainless-steel bracelet, and how you can wear them with different looks throughout the day.” Looking forward to new projects, including appearing with Orlando Bloom in ‘Carnival Row’, a new Victorian fantasy show launching on Amazon Prime this August in which she plays a fairy called Vignette, Cara is enthused and energetic about uniting the worlds of fashion and film.
“Acting has always been my dream—it’s definitely where I see my future,” the young supermodel told Harper’s Bazaar in 2012 at the London premiere of her film debut, ‘Anna Karenina’ (wearing Burberry, of course!) No doubt, with her chameleon genius, Cara Delevingne will continue to light up the silver screen and delight followers of fashion.