British fashion model, actress and
singer Cara Delevingne took to Twitter to explain her absence from
the fashion world.
The 23-year-old Delevingne last year
told London's The Times that she is “not doing fashion work
Last month, Yves Saint Laurent
announced Delevingne as the face of its new collection.
In a series of tweets, which she
described as “word vomit,” Delevingne explained the absence.
“Can we just set the record
straight... I never said I was quitting modeling. I do not blame the
fashion industry for anything. I suffer from depression and was a
model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred,” she wrote.
She added: “I am so lucky for the
work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended
up completely exhausting myself. I am focusing on filming and trying
to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at
Delevingne first opened up about her
battle with depression last year, saying it started when she was 15
The openly bisexual Delevingne is
currently dating singer-songwriter St. Vincent (real name Annie