Cara Delevingne To Music Labels: ‘This Is Who I Am, I Dress The Way I Want To Dress’

Cara Delevingne is one of the most well-rounded talents in the entertainment industry. Having started modelling in 2009 immediately after leaving school, she was crowned Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and has since been featured in fashion shows for companies such as Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Mulberry, and Jason Wu.

Just a few days ago, she and Kate Moss joined forces to model a party collection for Mango, a high-end Spanish fashion chain. Kate, who is 41, and Cara, now 23, last modelled together for Burberry, a British luxury fashion house that distributes fragrances, cosmetics, and outwear.

Born in Hammersmith, London, and growing up in Belgravia, London, which is among the most expensive residential areas in the world, Cara started modelling when she was just 10. However, she was only able to make a major breakthrough in her career at 19 in 2011 while working at the ASOS fashion house’s London office. This was after being spotted by Christopher Bailey of Burberry.

To highlight just how engaged she was soon after, she modelled for more than half a dozen fashion houses during the 2012 Paris Fashion Week, which included Chanel, Nina Ricci, Paul & Joe, and Stella McCartney. This year, however, she has toned down her modelling engagements as she focuses more on her acting career.

Consequently, Cara Delevingne has only made one appearance for Chanel this year, which was at Paris Fashion Week. She strutted the runway accompanied by Kendall Jenner, with the duo donning almost identical dresses. Her decision to transition to acting is despite making a not-so-shabby $3 million this year from her modelling career, according to Marie Claire.

According to the site, her impressive earnings have also been partly boosted by her company — Cara & Co, which helps her avoid high British taxes. That said, she is still experiencing teething problems in her acting career, as seen in her recent Paper Towns promotion interview with Good Day Sacramento. It was said to be unbearably awkward, primarily because of her dry humor and inexperience handling interviews. The following is one of her awkward exchanges during the interview.

Good Day Sacramento: “Did you get a chance to read it [script] or do you even have time to sit and read these days you’re so busy?”

Cara: “No, I never read the book. Or the script actually, I kind of winged it. No, of course I read the book, I think the book’s amazing. John Green is an incredible author.”

According to the Washington Post, when asked if she anything in common with Margo, her character in Paper Towns, she answered, “No, I actually hate her. Yeah, of course, we have a lot in common.”

That said, Cara Delevingne is also trying to venture into music, and the following was her recent revelation about how that’s going, as reported by Us Magazine.

“I think it’s something that’s always been important to me — music first. And I always knew that when I did this one day, if I did this one day, if I were to go around and play my music for labels, shop it around, and try to get signed, I would make it a point to be like, ‘This is who I am, I dress the way I want to dress,’ and I just wanted to find a label that would accept me for that so they wouldn’t try to mold me into anything.”

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