Cara Delevingne W Magazine: Rihanna Best Friend, Rumored Coke-Using Model Talks Greece, Kate Moss and More in September Issue
Cara Delevingne's W Magazine spread shows Rihanna's best friend and rumored coke-using model in natural, toned down looks. She opened up about her love of Greece, relationship with Kate Moss and more personal things in the magazine's September issue.
At age 21, the young model has already had big fashion moments in major campaigns including DKNY, Fendi, Mulberry and H&M. She has also fought through staunch criticism for her 5'9" height and psoriasis.
"[My psoriasis] only happened during Fashion Week!," Delevingne said. "Which is, of course, the worst time of the year for me to be covered in scabs. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, and I'm sensitive."
Luckily, the young catwalker had a great person and supermodel to help her in such a time of need.
"Kate [Moss] saw me before the Louis Vuitton show at 3 a.m., when I was being painted by people to cover the scabs," she continued. "She said, 'This is horrible! Why is this happening? I need to help you.' She got me a doctor that afternoon; Kate gives really good advice."
Having Moss in her corner means a lot to the stunner, who has had to prove herself to many designers. In fact, her journey to finding her best self as a model is quite a story.
"In the beginning, I was thinking, How do I set myself apart from the other girls?" she said about her road to becoming one of fashion's hottest models of the moment. "So many girls were taller, skinnier and prettier. And I'm not a girly girl at all...I treat the camera like a person - I gaze into it. Photos are a flat thing, and you need to put life into them."
Delevingne, who was discovered at the age of 10 by an owner of a London modeling agency, Sarah Doukas, has made her mark on fashion. And though she loves it, she is looking to move into acting, singing and more.
And the model, who just took a trip to Greece that made her rather sad, learns a lot about show business and life from her close friend, Rihanna.
"I called Rihanna, " Delevingne said about what she did to make herself feel better in Greece. "She said, 'It's easy to drown yourself in work. That's a form of escapism. So if you're alone and you want to cry, cry.' And I did. But by then, it was time to leave and get back to my life."
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