There’s a new model of the moment in town that has us caught between adoration and envy. And she also happens to have British it-girl status flowing through her veins… that we wish to emulate. If you haven’t been living under a rock, the name Cara Delevingne (pronounced: de-le-veen) means something to you. And if you have, it’s okay, because that’s what MTV is for.
Here’s a rundown of our subject: At 18, she’s one-third of the exclusive-invitees-only-party-hopping Delevigne Sisterhood, notorious for giving the Middletons a run for their money. And now at 20, she’s entered the fashion scene at full force, having become an in-demand sweetheart digested by designers, editors and other Voguettes alike as frequently as low-fat lattes, sans the calories.
Want to be her? Of course you do, silly! Here’s how:
1 ) Master the art of making goofy faces.
2 ) Befriend the daughter of a major agency’s CEO to kick-start your modeling career. Only supermodel friends thereafter.
3 ) Confuse/captivate/convince the adoring world to fall in love with your many beautiful goofy faces.
4 ) Know when to turn that goofy face into the face of a Burberry ad campaign, so you too can be paid to cozy-up to Eddie Redmayne.
5 ) Secure a spot on the family tree of an extremely wealthy, affluent line of ancestry (or convince nice Belgravia folk to adopt you) so you can pursue a day job as a socialite-turned-model. (Side note: Belgravia is the Gangnam District of London).
6 ) Use men’s hair restoration products, like the kind that induce crop rotation on your great uncle’s head, on your eyebrows instead, so you can grow a pair as marvelous as Cara’s. Cara loves eyebrows.
7 ) Take the initiative to build your portfolio/ensure the fashion forces that may be are still fighting for you, by practicing your goofy face-making skills whenever a camera’s around.
8 ) Date a boy from One Direction (or find a guy with an equally lovely mop of hair), and then pretend you’re not dating him.
9 ) Maybe use that hair restoration stuff on your head too. You’ll want long, luscious locks. Don’t forget to dye ‘em blonde.
10 ) Have socially ambitious older sisters to “support” you in the front row at fashion shows. Bonus points if one of them is named ‘Poppy.’
11 ) Have you fulfilled all of the above? Well, congratulations – you’re officially Cara Delevingne! Now go turn your 8-year-old brother’s Bart Simpson pajamas into an outfit and don it at fashion week. Because only Cara can pull that sh*t off.
+ HOW TO BE: Agyness Deyn (The other Brit-It-Girl)
+ HOW TO BE: Alexa Chung (Ok, clearly we’re obsessed with the UK or something.)
+ HOW TO BE: A ~Fashion Blogger~ (Because… everybody’s doing it.)
+ HOW TO BE: Lana Del Rey (p.s. Is LDR still *a thing*?)
+ HOW TO BE: Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom (Because swoon)