T’is the season: how Cara Delevingne does Christmas

As Jimmy Choo releases its holiday campaign led by Cara, the supermodel shares her festive traditions and party-season style


You're starring in the Jimmy Choo holiday campaign, what is your idea of the perfect Christmas?

Friends, family, food, feast, fiesta and obviously lots of presents!

Do you have any family traditions that you would never let go of?

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We love a good Christmas cracker. Putting the angel on top of the tree, decorating the tree and opening the stockings on Christmas morning with all the kids are all traditions. Also putting carrots, a little glass of whiskey and mince pies out for Father Christmas to eat - because he's so greedy!

When it comes to gifting, what are your failsafe tips?

I love giving presents all year round. My favourite thing about gifting is that it actually doesn't matter how much money you spend. I think sentimental presents are really special. I like to do a mixture of fun, crazy, whacky presents and then also give something that really means something to someone.

Hand-in-hand with Christmas comes party season and New Year. What makes the perfect party outfit?

Glitter, sparkles, a feather boa if you're interested. Obviously, a Santa hat or funny glasses. I like a good outfit change, so if you have a little Santa bag stockpiled with different outfits that you can put on and swap with people, I think that's fun.

Do you have any party traditions? Like Christmas Eve in the pub in your home town or friends that you get together with every year?

Usually, because my family is so big, we have a 'fake' Christmas where we go to a place in the countryside and have our own little celebration before Christmas all together. Of course, I love a good pub gathering around Christmas time and drinking eggnog – which is disgusting but you have to drink it because it's Christmas! I do also like a bit of carolling while I'm there.

Can you describe your favourite party season outfit of all time?

I really love to dress up - and I'm not just talking about looking nice. I like to put on a crazy outfit and be an elf or a reindeer. Or even if I just wear a nice sparkly dress with a red nose, it's something different and quirky - it's not just a normal party outfit. I like to have some sort of accessory, even if it's just horns.

How do you think your style has evolved as you've gotten older and changed the emphasis of your career?

As I've grown up, my style has changed. I guess I wear statement T-shirts and baseball caps less and it's more about a beret and leather jacket. I think it's just matured in a way, but I still like to be comfortable in what I wear.

The collection includes several unisex styles, some of which you were pictured wearing - androgyny has become such a staple in stylish womens’ wardrobes - what is your top tip for mastering the look?

As I feel about life, being male or female is less 'opposite' now than it ever has been. I don't think it's necessarily about picking something that a man would wear. I think it's about feeling comfortable, whether it is masculine or feminine. If you decide to wear a suit I don't think that necessarily has to be a masculine thing to wear. To master that look, it's just about being comfortable with whatever you feel that day, whether you decide to wear a ball gown or you decide to wear whatever you think a man would wear.

What were your favourite shoes from the shoot and why?

My favourite shoes from the shoot were definitely the black Maine heeled boots with the multi-coloured gems. I think they really represent cities, New York and the different coloured lights - that flashy outer layer. With New York being the city that never sleeps, they are the perfect shoes to wear and they're also really comfortable.


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