Poppy Delevigne and younger sister Cara are in the midst of a fashion moment; if they’re not strutting their stuff on the catwalk they’re parked in the front row. But who exactly are this pair of fair-haired beauties?
As the daughters of Selfridges’ personal shopper, Pandora, and property developer, Charles, Poppy and Cara grew up sharing a classroom with the likes of Lily Allen, Alice Dellal and the Jagger brood at their Hampshire boarding school.
Also blessed with Condé Nast’s managing director, Nicholas Coleridge as a godfather and Joan Collins as a godmother, the pair were destined for big things since birth. Coupled with their blue-blooded birthright is the fact that both girls are absolutely stunning and radiate with sun-kissed tresses, big blue peepers and glowing pale skin perfection.
Signed to Storm Models in London, 24 year old Poppy was the first of the Delevigne dynasty to step in front of the camera lens. The long-legged beauty has since racked up campaigns for Anya Hindmarch, Mango and Burberry, as well as being a brand ambassador for Chanel and Versace. Even though she models for high end designers, Poppy doesn’t take herself too seriously: once, she didn’t realise she had worn her Alberta Ferretti dress backward to a New York charity function and chuckled when her fashion faux pas was pointed out (see pic below).
City chic with a punky edge, Poppy says she dresses to suit her mood and her favourite high street shops are Mango and Topshop. She’s now taken her English Rose look stateside— where she once shared a flat with fellow London beauty Sienna Miller—and has signed with Elite models New York.
An inch and a half shorter and six years younger, little sister Cara has been modelling since the age of eight, when she appeared in Italian Vogue (not a bad start!). Hot on Poppy’s modelling heels, she too recently signed with Storm models.
Cara is a regular on the Asos.com catwalk and has been welcomed into the Burberry modelling family as the face of their spring/summer 2011 campaign. She’s also a big fan of our very own highstreet emporium, A|Wear, and was the stunning face of their sixties-inspired ‘Factory Girl’ collection.
Cara loves leather and is rarely seen without her perfecto style biker jacket or leather skinnies. Unlike her big sis, Cara has fixed herself firmly in London, and is the most sought after face by Ireland and the UK’s top photographers. She hopes one day to move from photos to film however as she recently told the Daily Mail: “I enjoy modelling, but my passion is acting, that’s what I want to do.”
Poppy and Cara Delevigne at Glastonbury
Here’s what the stylish siblings wore to Glastonbury and to follow a style file of the fashionable duo:
Poppy wore a Mulberry Carter Camera bag with a Belstaff leather jacket, Wrangler denim shirt, red Paige jeans and Hunter wellies.
Cara wore River Island dungarees over a bikini top, with trainers and a Mulberry bag. Her sunglasses were by Burberry Brights.
- Gillian Brett
See the Delevigne’s sister’s style in the gallery below