At yesterday’s Girl Up #GirlHero Awards in Los Angeles, at which Cara Delevingne was an honoree, the model and actress took to the stage and began her acceptance speech by tossing off her heels. “I’m taking these off. Apparently stilettos were invented by men, so,” she quipped, cementing her status as a beacon of refreshing irreverence. Per usual, Delevingne’s above-neck look was equally spotlight-worthy, combining a futuristic feel with strategically retro notes in a moment worthy of a vanguard.
A first look found focus on Delevingne’s metallic eyeshadow, a medley of silver, chrome, and bronze applied to create a graphic cat eye that offered a luminous counterpart to the actress’s signature power brow. And rather than the allover sterling that’s played up her penchant for silver in year’s past, Delevingne combed her shoulder-skimming blonde into a sleekly twisted half-up style reminiscent of 1940’s glamour, with ombré lengths and silver hoops teaming with her state-of-the-art makeup to ensure the vibe skewed contemporary. Looking to get a jump on light-catching holiday beauty? Delevingne’s chromatic eye offers an aspirational jumping off point.