It seems that we don’t need another TV search this year for Britain’s next top model, as Vogue magazine agrees that we already have one!
Vogue named British born Cara Delevingne as the star face of 2012/2013 and compiled an online style file collating some glamorous snapshots to prove why. Her bleached blonde locks, slight frame and heavy eyebrows have won her campaigns for Burberry, Chanel and DKNY, and her way into the hearts of the UK's fashion elite. She's everywhere at the moment and even had a small acting role in the film Anna Karenina - she literally shone at the red carpet premiere in a metallic Burberry dress.
There is a certain degree of envy (especially when the Burberry campaign had her draped around new favourite Eddie Redmayne) but you can’t help but like her. She isn’t aloof like some top supermodels and echoes that Kate Moss “one of us” quality. In fact, take a look at the festival shoot in Vogue’s online gallery and all you’d need to do is add some rain and a pair of Wellington boots and you can imagine a young Kate at Glastonbury!
The 2012 British Fashion Awards Model of the Year has put her fresh stamp on the tomboy-chic look. Her statement eyebrows have become known as a ‘power brow’ and were the talk of London Fashion Week. To emulate her modern red carpet look, you just need the ‘brows’ and one of the fab going out dresses from Very.co.uk.
Delevingne’s laid-back off-duty style makes her accessible and likeable - and the fact that she was seen munching an enormous pretzel at the recent DKNY shoot in New York makes us love her even more. Constantly posting pictures on Instagram and Tumblr, Delevingne likes to share her thoughts with her fans and give us an insight into the exciting - yet pretty down-to-earth - world she inhabits.
Should a supermodel be this accessible? Doesn't a true supermodel need that statuesque, steely glare to create intrigue? Well, Delevingne has proven she can pout with the best but it seems it’s her own style that allows her to claim her position as the world’s new top model. And you can’t raise an eyebrow to that!