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When Cara Delevingne was a little girl, she didn’t dream about owning a grown-up handbag—she thought of purses as sort of "mommy" things. Instead, the self-confessed tomboy admits that she was in search of more utilitarian carryalls, like the guys had.
But how things have changed—Delevingne, a model, aspiring actor, sometime musician, and, let’s face it, this moment’s It girl, if that hackneyed term retains any currency, has just collaborated on the Mulberry Cara Delevingne Collection, a group of handbags being launched today at precisely 1:30 p.m. London time, at a London Fashion Week event at Claridge's that will feature birch trees, a pack of whippets, and last, but certainly not least, Delevingne herself swaying on a bespoke swing.
It all began when Delevingne, working with the Mulberry folks at a shoot in a country estate, began musing about how much fun it would be to create a handbag. No fools, they immediately took her up on the idea, and from then things progressed incredibly swiftly, Delevingne recalls. She worked with the Mulberry team to select leathers, decide upon just the right handles and buckles, always keeping in mind that young women like herself aren’t interested in changing their bags every five minutes. These days, you want something crafted to take you from day to night to the next day.
The Delevingne bags will be available in three sizes and a range of leathers, and include a special limited edition inspired by the model’s lion tattoo. Delevingne, who is, after all, a genuine English rose, is proud that her co-creations are made in Britain, and perhaps prouder still that her bag has straps that convert from backpack to shoulder to hand-held, so the satchel is prepared to enhance any mood.
Asked to pick a favorite from the variety of colors and leathers available, she demurs—it’s like asking someone to pick a favorite child! But a moment later Delevingne confesses a soft spot for a camouflage hair-calf version. She laughs, explaining that the hardest aspect of the whole project has been waiting for the official release, so that she can begin Instagram-ing her proud baby pictures to her legions of followers, all around the world.