40 quick fire questions with cara delevingne
Cara Delevingne is, by strong consensus, ‘a right royal LOL.’ As the model, actress, drummer, beauty, joker, prankster and idol to Delevingners the world over, turns 22 we manage to tear her away for a quick fire round of questions.
Photography Tyrone LeBon
Hi Cara, what are up to right now?
I'm trying to go back to sleep.
What's your favourite place on earth?
What's your favourite meal?
Anything meat or cheese; my ideal would be a cheese steak.
How do you travel?
Fast and high.
Stone wash or tie-dye?
Plain or pattern?
Both. Depends on my mood, but generally plain, as I have a lot of pattern to my personality. If I am feeling boring then I might add pattern.
Lipstick or lip-gloss?
Lipstick. I talk too much to wear lip-gloss and it sticks to my hair.
Cats or dogs?
Cats, because they are less available. Dogs give you everything, while cats play hard to get and I love the chase.
Granny pants or thongs?
Big up granny pants!
What's the one thing you can't live without?
I really cannot live without salt and sugar.
Can you write me a haiku about your week?
Beat my drums
Agent smashes the calm
Slow silence resumed
If we got matching tattoos, what would they be?
I'd get 'your name' on my bum.
What's in your handbag right now?
Polaroid camera, Persol sunglasses, a Dimepiece hat, my iPod, Beats by Dre headphones, two phones, rollies, a Naked Juice Green Machine smoothie, Burberry wallet, toothbrush and pair of pants just in case...
Who do you dream about?
Aww thanks. What's the best thing about being 22?
Regularly getting away with murder.
What's the worst?
Being treated like a child.
What does love sound like?
In my mind it sounds like dubstep, but in truth it sounds like Al Green or Barry White.
Who is the best kiss you've ever had?
If I told you I would have to kiss you.
Who runs the world?
What's on your iPod right now?
Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Azealia Banks, Rita Ora, Rihanna, Beyonce, Jai Paul, Notorious B.I.G.
What keeps you awake at night?
What makes you go to sleep?
People, can't sleep with them, can't sleep without them.
What's your favourite song to play on the drums?
OK, so Dave Grohl, Mel B, Alexa Chung, and Spiderman are coming for dinner, what's on the menu?
Fuck me, they were over last week, how did you know?? I served crispy meat ragu with cheese on top, Sloppy Joe's and MacFries, followed by more cheese, and then strawberries and cream for dessert.
What's the best song to sing while you're getting ready for a night out? Having a romantic night in? In the shower? While you're skipping down the street?
I always need a soundtrack to my life, to affirm events, this soundtrack involves mostly 90s hip hop or R'n'B. Tracks include I'm So Special by Movado and Get Up by James Brown. Night out would be anything drum 'n' bass; a night in would be Jai Paul. In the shower it would have to be Anastasia or All Saints. And I never skip down the street.
If you could time warp yourself to any point in history when would it be, who would you hang out with?
Studio 54. My mum is there (it would definitely be the best party ever). Anna Wintour is also there with Bob Marley, Andy Warhol and Jerry Hall. And I'm naked.
What is the most precious thing in your wardrobe?
My Burberry leather jacket and my Annina Vogel necklace.
Describe your flat to me...
It's home to an obsessive compulsive hoarder. It is filled to the brim with stuff.
If Ryan Gosling came over to you right now, what would you say to him?
We wouldn't be talking, as I would already be licking him.
If you had your own band what would they be called and who else would be in it?
Jimi Hendrix on guitar, Lars Ulrich on drums, Axl Rose on bass, Bob Marley would lead on vocals with me. We would be called The A Team.
What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done?
Errrr... I was really drunk and got on stage to sing with Jack White and Mark Ronson. Only time I have ever blushed.
How long does it take you to decide what to wear?
Five to ten minutes max.
What's the closest you have ever come to death?
When I single-handedly tackled Godzilla on a Japanese subway. It was cool. I escaped with just minor burns on my bum.
What's your favourite insult?
'Yo mama's such a slag there's a party going on in her mouth and everyone's coming...'
What's your biggest inspiration?
Strong independent women.
What's the best bargain you've ever got?
A real life Wolverine claw for £5.
What's the biggest shopping mistake you've ever made?
Shopping with my mother because she's a spendaholic and I have learnt from her.
So what does it feel like to be Cara Delevingne?
Like you'd expect.
What are you doing for the rest of the day?
When are you going to let me go back to sleep?
Text Hanna Hanra
Photography Tyrone LeBon
Fashion Director Charlotte Stockdale
[The Q+A Issue, no. 324, Spring 2013]