Chanel previously announced this is the year of Gabrielle, known as Coco to her friends. The famed fashion house will release a new namesake handbag and have countless surrounding projects in the works. They’ve taken to social media to release four teaser videos for their upcoming campaign, featuring none other than Chanel muse, Cara Delevingne. Other icons of the design house that have been included are Caroline de Maigret, Kristen Stewart, and Pharrell Williams.
In the teaser, Cara displays that fun and quirky personality we love so much. Sitting tall against a deep gray background, she wears a light blue hoodie underneath a tweed jacket we can only assume bears a Chanel label — and topped off with a classic gray beanie which feels characteristically Cara. In the clip, Cara dances around in her seat, repeating the name Gabrielle Chanel in sing-song tone.
The Delevingne girls talk about tough childhood and reveal how close they really are
The Delevingne sisters have spoken about their close bond — and revealed just how far they would go for one another.
In their first interview as a trio, model and actress Cara joked that if her elder siblings Poppy and Chloe killed someone, “I would help bury the body”.
The sisters spoke to PORTER magazine about the difficulties they faced when they were younger. Their mother, Pandora, 56, struggled with heroin addiction before they were born and was later diagnosed as bipolar.
Cara, 24, slept in Poppy’s bed for years as a child and said that both her sisters helped to bring her up.
Poppy, 30, who is also a model, said: “We have all learned that addiction and mental illnesses are illnesses and I think a lot of people overlook that it is a chemical imbalance; it’s like cancer, a sickness and people need to see it as that. So when people ask me, ‘Are you angry with your mum?’ I’m like, ‘No there is nothing to be angry about’.”
She added: “There were tricky times. I was 12 when it all started happening, which is the time you really need a mum — getting your period, wanting to know what sex is about. Cara was six years younger. She slept in my bed for years. She would literally twine her body around mine when I tried to sleep. To have each other was just so, so vital.”
Cara, who has branched out into acting on top of a hugely successful modelling career, said of her sisters: “Oh my God, it’s incredible to have these two. I don’t know what I would do without them, it would be horrifying.
“We have been through everything together. They helped bring me up. They taught me my love of music. We used to do dance routines to the Spice Girls, which we still do.
“I wouldn’t ever want to imagine a world without Poppy and Chloe. Put it this way, if one of them killed someone I would help bury the body.”
Eldest sister Chloe, 32, a charity campaigner who has two children, added: “We are very lucky, the chemistry between us is kind of perfect.”
Poppy is following in Cara’s footsteps by going into acting, with roles this year in King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
She often seeks her younger sister’s advice, saying: “She is such a doer, Cara, she is so ambitious. She has always known what she wants and she’s a hustler. Sometimes I call her and I’m like, you need to help me hustle, and she is like, ‘Come on!’”
Last week, I had one of the most incredible experiences of my life meeting South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. I was with Girl Up and UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, to learn more about the work UNHCR is doing to respond to the refugee crisis and help provide education for refugee girls. Girls forced out of their homes, girls who just want an education, girls who worry about being pressured to marry before they even hit puberty.
As a champion of Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s campaign to unite and empower girls around the world, I’m proud to raise awareness for their work providing thousands of refugees in Uganda and Ethiopia with access to education—but to see it in action, in the flesh, was moving beyond words.
Our week-long trip began with visits to refugee entry points in northern Uganda along the border of South Sudan. We actually walked across the same bridges as the 460,000 refugees (an average of 2,000 per day) who have entered Uganda in the last six months alone.
As we came back up from the river, we passed many people walking on foot, carrying all their belongings and children on their backs. Just thinking about how many people were doing that journey with so much stuff, and to be walking for weeks…you can’t comprehend it. Their strength is unparalleled. We talked with UNHCR partners and Ugandan government officials at the border who give refugees a hot meal, medical services, and transport to a settlement where they can begin to rebuild their lives again.
By Cara Delevingne
Read more: An exclusive travel diary from Uganda, where South Sudanese refugee girls want nothing more than to learn.
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