Fashion loves controversial figures, and model/socialite Cara Delevingne is definitely a bit of a controversial figure – in the Fashion Spot forums at least. She’s been accused of only getting fashion jobs because of her socialite status, of being annoying for pulling faces and putting her personality out there, but Cara’s got an undeniably beautiful face and she wouldn’t be climbing the fashion ranks if her name was all she had to bank on. One of Cara’s latest coups is gracing the cover of Style.com/Print’s Spring 2013 issue. Matt Irwin photographed the British covergirl in a tight, perfectly imperfect beauty shot with slightly mussed brows and smudges of pink lipstick marring her pout.
“It's amazing! I love the smeared lipstick. It looks not so boring,” DariaDeva posted about the cover.
“I don't know why, but it makes me smile,” Egoiste wrote. “Maybe because she is so fierce, dangerous, and then she has lipstick on her face, like little kid.”
Lagerfeldboy commented: “Those captivating eyes with the wing liner and the excessive mascara create such a visually breathtaking beauty close-up and cover. I even love the little imperfection of the smeared makeup,” he added.
In addition to a profile on Cara (whom Mario Testino calls the “new Kate Moss”), this issue features an interview and portfolio showcase on Nicolas Ghesquiere and his Spring 2013 Balenciaga collection, a feature on Alexander Wang’s casting process for Spring 2013, a feature on the “fashion marriage” of Marc Jacobs and stylist Katie Grand, and the fashion face-off between Raf Simons at Dior and Hedi Slimane at YSL. There’s also a whole lot more style.com coverage of the Spring 2013 fashion season in print form, making this a must-have overview of the most recent Fashion Month.