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Cara Delevingne has opened the doors to her quirky Mad Hatter-inspired Los Angeles home, revealing an array of off-the-wall decor, from a ball pit to a pink ‘vagina tunnel’.  

The Suicide Squad actress welcomed cameras into her ‘adult playhouse,’ and revealed that her home includes a ‘pink p****y palace’ featuring a swing and a stripper pole, as well as a secret passageway crafted in the style of a woman’s private parts. 

The 28-year-old model showed off the unique features of her home in a new video for Architectural Digest, taking viewers through a tour of Alice in Wonderland-inspired abode.

It comes as she  candidly discussed her sexuality on a podcast, revealing she’s ‘taken pride’ in her enjoyment of sex and wants to ‘take away the stigma’ around orgasms.

Interior design: Cara Delevingne has a cozy 'vagina tunnel' inside her Los Angeles home

Interior design: Cara Delevingne has a cozy ‘vagina tunnel’ inside her Los Angeles home

Stimulating: The actress has thrown open her doors for Architectural Digest, showing off the pink hideaway with a white ball seemingly meant to represent the clitoris

Stimulating: The actress has thrown open her doors for Architectural Digest, showing off the pink hideaway with a white ball seemingly meant to represent the clitoris

'I come in here to think, I come in here to create. I feel inspired in the vagina tunnel,' she explained

She explained, showing how she can come out on the other side through a washing machine door

‘I come in here to think, I come in here to create. I feel inspired in the vagina tunnel,’ she explained, showing how she can come out on the other side through a washing machine door

Back there! The tunnel is in her living room, and can be hidden behind a mirrored door

Back there! The tunnel is in her living room, and can be hidden behind a mirrored door

Sexy: She also has a 'pink p****y palace' featuring a swing and a stripper pole

Sexy: She also has a ‘pink p****y palace’ featuring a swing and a stripper pole

Play room: The room has plush walls and seems like a good place to relax

Play room: The room has plush walls and seems like a good place to relax

The home was designed with architect Nicolò Bini of Line Architecture, whom Cara describes as the Mad Hatter to her Alice in Wonderland.

It includes lots of color, patterns — and a vagina tunnel, which the magazine describes as ‘a secret passageway concealed behind a low, painted panel, which leads from the living room to an adjacent bunk room.’ 

Tucked away behind a mirrored door in the living room, the tunnel has a pink cushion on the inside of the door and nearly-closed pink drapes on either side. Between the fabric are darker pink feathers, as well as a hanging white ball seemingly meant to represent the clitoris.

‘One enters the so-called rebirth canal through a vulval soft sculpture (think Judy Chicago on acid) and then proceeds to crawl out of a round washing-machine door suggestive of a rectum,’ the piece reads.

Cara explains: ‘I come in here to think, I come in here to create. I feel inspired in the vagina tunnel.’

Creative: The home was designed with architect Nicolò Bini of Line Architecture, whom Cara describes as the Mad Hatter to her Alice in Wonderland

Creative: The home was designed with architect Nicolò Bini of Line Architecture, whom Cara describes as the Mad Hatter to her Alice in Wonderland

Artsy: Cara's home is full of statement pieces, from Gucci wallpaper to a James Turrell art piece (pictured)

Artsy: Cara’s home is full of statement pieces, from Gucci wallpaper to a James Turrell art piece (pictured)

'I love slipping into these various characters, so I wanted my home to reflect lots of different themes and moods,' she said

‘I love slipping into these various characters, so I wanted my home to reflect lots of different themes and moods,’ she said

Not so understated: She certainly had fun with colors, patterns, and statement pieces

Not so understated: She certainly had fun with colors, patterns, and statement pieces

Music to our ears! The living room has a see-through Wurlitzer piano, which is though to be worth upwards of $20,000

Music to our ears! The living room has a see-through Wurlitzer piano, which is though to be worth upwards of $20,000

In the nude: Cara said she likes to play the piano naked

In the nude: Cara said she likes to play the piano naked

Showing off: She was excited to show off all of her bold wallpaper, calling this one her favorite

Showing off: She was excited to show off all of her bold wallpaper, calling this one her favorite

In the video tour, Cara then shows ‘where this lovely labia leads,’ taking the camera into the room on the other side, exiting through a washing machine door.

Announcing that she’s ‘rebirthed an cleansed,’ she shows off a bedroom featuring a full-size bed bunk bed tossed with a Christian Dior throw blanket. The bedroom also had bold wallpaper, something Cara used throughout the house.  

She told the publication: ‘My work requires me to put on many different hats and costumes. I love slipping into these various characters, so I wanted my home to reflect lots of different themes and moods.’

Cara’s home is full of statement pieces, from Gucci wallpaper to a James Turrell art piece.

The model’s close friend Kendall Jenner has her own $750,000 James Turrell sculpture, which was made with computer-programmed LED lights. While Cara didn’t reveal the price tag on hers, it was sure to have cost a pretty penny.

Empty house: Though she has a nice setup in the dining room, the pandemic has prevented her from entertaining

Empty house: Though she has a nice setup in the dining room, the pandemic has prevented her from entertaining

Bright spot: The dining room has eight bright yellow chairs

Bright spot: The dining room has eight bright yellow chairs

Loving it: She gushed over the shade of blue in her kitchen and pointed out a rotisserie chicken oven

Loving it: She gushed over the shade of blue in her kitchen and pointed out a rotisserie chicken oven

For the birds: This Gucci wallpaper, which costs $510 for two panels measuring 2.25ft x 11.5ft each, was another favorite for Cara, who also loves the latticework on the ceiling

For the birds: This Gucci wallpaper, which costs $510 for two panels measuring 2.25ft x 11.5ft each, was another favorite for Cara, who also loves the latticework on the ceiling 

Her fave! One of her bathrooms is a shrine to David Bowie

Her fave! One of her bathrooms is a shrine to David Bowie

Memorabilia: She even has a guitar signed by the late rock legend

Memorabilia: She even has a guitar signed by the late rock legend

Sleepover! For guests, she has this full-size bunk bed in a room with more bold wallpaper

Sleepover! For guests, she has this full-size bunk bed in a room with more bold wallpaper

‘I just tend to kind of stand in front of it and stare at it,’ she says. ‘But don’t stay too long because you might start to hallucinate.’

In her main sitting room, Cara has a unique lattice ceiling, Gucci wallpaper featuring herons, which costs $510 for two panels measuring 2.25ft x 11.5ft, potted plants, and a light fixture that is one of the star’s ‘favorite pieces in the room.’

‘It reminds me of being in England,’ she says.

The kitchen is painted blue with gold fixtures, and contains a ‘massive pantry’ and a rotisserie chicken oven built into the wall, which Cara admits she hasn’t been able to do much entertaining in her home due to the pandemic. 

Other interesting touches throughout the home include a Chanel surfboard, a guitar signed by the late David Bowie, Japanese puzzle boxes, and a see-through Wurlitzer piano — which she likes to play naked — and which is thought to be worth upwards of $20,000.

The model says that while her whole house embraces a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party feel, each room has a different theme, from jungle to old English to Beverly Hills hotel. 

Her game room has arcade machines include a Playboy pinball machine, and Cara admits that 'Hugh Hefner is a big inspiration for this house. This kind of feels like my Playboy mansion'

Her game room has arcade machines include a Playboy pinball machine, and Cara admits that ‘Hugh Hefner is a big inspiration for this house. This kind of feels like my Playboy mansion’

Playing around: She even has a ball pit built into the house, which she gamely uses

Playing around: She even has a ball pit built into the house, which she gamely uses

High stakes: The star likes to play games and showed off her poker table

High stakes: The star likes to play games and showed off her poker table

Hangout spot: She has a screening room with a projector and screen that descends from the ceiling

Hangout spot: She has a screening room with a projector and screen that descends from the ceiling 

Rack 'em up! Also among her games is this vintage pool table

Rack ’em up! Also among her games is this vintage pool table

She also keeps a scooter to scoot around the house because the hard floors hurt her feet.

The model clearly likes to embrace her inner child, and says that having a costume cupboard, a pool table, a poker tent, and even a giant ball pit can help her to maintain a ‘childlike innocence’ and ease stress.

‘The meaning I have from this house is just never grow up, you know?’ she says. ‘Always kind of maintain some sort of childlike innocence or joy or just the need for fun. They’re really great for stress. You can’t cry in a ball pit. I’ve tried.’

Her game room has arcade machines include a Playboy pinball machine, and Cara admits that ‘Hugh Hefner is a big inspiration for this house. This kind of feels like my Playboy mansion.’

She even has at least one secret door that blends into a wall and leads upstairs.

Drinks, anyone? The star has several elaborately-decorated bars

Drinks, anyone? The star has several elaborately-decorated bars

Ommm! She said her bedroom makes her feel calm

Ommm! She said her bedroom makes her feel calm

Kick back! The master bathroom has a huge tub and a television for relaxing

Kick back! The master bathroom has a huge tub and a television for relaxing

Dressing up: The star has a large closet for her clothing and accessories

Dressing up: The star has a large closet for her clothing and accessories

‘I love things like escape rooms,’ she says.

Upstairs, Cara has a whole shelfing system for hats, which she encourages guests to wear. 

Meanwhile, her bedroom features more bold wallpaper, a purple duvet, and a huge mirror in place of a headboard.

‘Every time I walk in here I feel calm,’ she says. 

‘We also have these lovely bouquet vagina flowers,’ she adds, gesturing to a vagina-shaped floral arrangement. ‘It’s vagina appreciation.’

A door in her bedroom leads to a large walk-in closet, which has racks of clothes along all four walls and a dresser in the middle.

Nearby, the master bathroom features a steam shower, a large tub, a big-screen TV — and a door to her shoe cupboard, a closet just for footwear like trainers, boots, and ‘one or two pairs of heels.’ 

Another room boasts a pull-down screen for watching movies, a luxe bar, and a range of musical instruments.

Outside, Cara’s backyard boasts a swimming pool and two trampolines.

‘It still feels like a home,’ she says. ‘There’s a proper dining room and living room and a great kitchen. But it’s also a kind of journey. The deeper in you go, the more treasures you discover.” 

Extra space: She even has an entire shoe cupboard for more casual footwear

Extra space: She even has an entire shoe cupboard for more casual footwear 

Goofing around: Upstairs, a whole shelving system is dedicated to hats

Goofing around: Upstairs, a whole shelving system is dedicated to hats

Lookin' good! She encourages friends to wear them when they come over

Lookin’ good! She encourages friends to wear them when they come over

Chill: Outside, Cara's backyard boasts a swimming pool with fun pool toys

Chill: Outside, Cara’s backyard boasts a swimming pool with fun pool toys

Her revelations about her graphic home comes as she appeared on Josh Smith’s Make It Reign podcast and explained she believes people still find the topic of sex ‘unbelievably uncomfortable’ and she wants to ‘open up the conversation’ around self-pleasure.

Cara, who admitted her own sexuality changes like a ‘pendulum swinging,’ added that it’s ‘important’ to discuss the taboo subject of women taking pleasure from sex, as it’s something she unknowingly ignored for many years.

She explained she’s changing the stigma around the topic by launching her own line of sex toys, saying: ‘It’s not trying to alienate men and women or how you identify, it’s about opening the conversation of self-pleasure and what it means to you.’ 

‘It’s really taking pride in my sexual identity, my sexuality and taking pride in my sexual needs as well, to take ownership of my orgasm.’

Cara went onto add: ‘It’s so much easier to tell a partner what you want if you know what you want. We’re taught that men are hornier creatures — it’s just not true.

‘It’s still there, just a bit more under the surface, but the needs are very much the same. We’re not taught to honour that, or think about that. It comes last, the pleasure part.

‘The amount of times I’d have sex and that wasn’t even a thought — ”Oh I could have an orgasm right now” — it was just sex. That wasn’t even on the list of things during sex. It’s important to talk about these things.’

During the interview Cara said the way she ‘defines’ herself ‘changes all the time’ and spoke about how much more ‘comfortable’ she is now with her sexuality than what she used to be.  

The actress also revealed when she was younger she would ‘self-shame’ because of her sexuality,  but has now learnt to embrace who she really is. 

Getting a tan: There's plenty of room to lay out in the sun with friends

Getting a tan: There’s plenty of room to lay out in the sun with friends

Safety first! She also has two trampolines built into the ground

Safety first! She also has two trampolines built into the ground

Do it all! The yard has plenty of space to exercise and relax

Do it all! The yard has plenty of space to exercise and relax

Most important! Of course, there is also another stocked bar

Most important! Of course, there is also another stocked bar

Cara has had a string of high profile romances over the years. She split from Ashley Benson in April last year following a two-year relationship. 

She has also been previously linked with Paris Jackson, musician St. Vincent, actress Michelle Rodriguez, Jake Bugg and Harry Styles. 

Cara said: ‘The way I define myself still changes all the time, whether it’s pansexual, bisexual – I don’t really know.

‘It’s like a pendulum swinging, but almost now I feel far more comfortable being bisexual than I used to. I’ve kind of felt because I was lacking in my desire for women or love for women that I kind of just went one way and now it changes a lot more.

‘I feel a lot more free and being more comfortable in it because before I was like, “oh, I’m gay”. That comes with self-shaming.’  

Pansexuality is defined as ‘sexual, romantic or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity’. 

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Fraser to attend Oireachtas committee on Zappone controversy

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The State’s highest ranking civil servant will appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain the circumstances around the now-scrapped appointment of Katherine Zappone as special envoy.

The secretary general of the Department of Taoiseach Martin Fraser will appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs next week.

Members of the committee are expected to ask Mr Fraser to explain in detail when precisely Ms Zappone’s name was communicated to the Department of the Taoiseach.

Controversy erupted in late July over an attempt by Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to appoint Ms Zappone as a special envoy for freedom of expression and LGBTQ+ rights.

On Monday, former minister Zappone turned down an invitation to appear before the committee to discuss the matter.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin was not aware of plans to appoint her before they came before Cabinet just before the summer recess.

Moreover, Fianna Fáil has disputed a claim from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s that Ms Zappone was named as a UN special envoy in a memo sent to the Taoiseach’s office the day before the Cabinet discussed the proposed appointment.

“The memo with the name of Katherine Zappone was in the Taoiseach’s office, the day before the Cabinet meeting,” Mr Varadkar said earlier this month.

“Notwithstanding that, Simon Coveney and I had a responsibility to flag that to him as a Minister, me as a leader in Government, there should be good faith and no surprises, and I’ve spoken the Taoiseach about that, and apologised.”

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath disputed this and said that an “under the arm memo” sent to the office of the Taoiseach the day before the Cabinet meeting on July 27th did not mention Ms Zappone.

Mr Fraser’s decision to appear before the committee means the controversy will continue into another week.

Mr Fraser, who has been secretary general at the Department of the Taoiseach for a decade, is to move from Government Buildings late next year to become the Irish ambassador in London.

In mid-September, the Dáil voted confidence in Mr Coveney by 92 votes to 59.

Separately, Mr Varadkar has now sought to downplay reports of a “sting” operation arising from the Zappone affair, whereby a junior minister reportedly gave false information to a senior minister during a phone call, which then made its way to a journalist.

The Tánaiste said he had spoken with Patrick O’Donovan, reportedly the junior minister involved, but said he had not been shown text messages arising from the “sting” and that “there have been no confrontations” about it.

“He’s shown me no text messages or anything like that. This is an internal matter that will be dealt with within Fine Gael,” Mr Varadkar said. “I’m aware of what’s been reported and I’ve spoken to all the Fine Gael cabinet Ministers about this.”

Asked whether Ms Zappone should attend or otherwise respond to written questions from the Oireachtas committee, Mr Varadkar said it was a matter for her and the committee, arguing the Government had “moved on”.

Speaking in New York on Monday, the Taoiseach also sought to draw a line under the controversy, saying Ms Zappone was a “private citizen”. Mr Martin said: “As far as I’m concerned we’ve had enough debate about it now.”

“This was in effect, an under the arm memo which means it is brought to Cabinet on the morning of the Cabinet meeting itself and that was the first time that the name Katherine Zappone was with the Taoiseach and with all of the other Cabinet colleagues so that is certainly the case.”

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How much it costs to buy near new Nine Elms and Battersea tube stations

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Two new Underground stations opened this week – Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station.

But while the areas feature lots of new housing for London, people looking to move to there and jump on the Tube’s extended Northern Line will pay a hefty price tag.

The average price of a house in Nine Elms is £726,131, according to Zoopla, but they have got cheaper. This is a drop of more than 6 per cent on a year ago, the equivalent of £50,000. 

But that average price doubles to £1,501,091 once you narrow a buyer’s search area from the wider Nine Elms area to just the Nine Elms development site, which is the new housing just south of the River Thames. 

And there’s the opportunity to spend much more – among the three homes we found below in the location was a flat in Battersea Power Station for £16million.

A luxury penthouse high up on the eleventh and twelfth floors of Battersea Power Station is for sale for £16million with estate agent Copperstones - see more details below

A luxury penthouse high up on the eleventh and twelfth floors of Battersea Power Station is for sale for £16million with estate agent Copperstones – see more details below

Two new Underground stations have opened this week: One at Nine Elms and the other at Battersea Power Station

Two new Underground stations have opened this week: One at Nine Elms and the other at Battersea Power Station

Buyers looking at the Nine Elms development will need a typical budget of £1.5m, according to property website Zoopla

Buyers looking at the Nine Elms development will need a typical budget of £1.5m, according to property website Zoopla

Billions of pounds of investment have been pumped into the area in recent years, including through the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.

The decommissioned coal-fired power station is now luxury flats and penthouses – while there has also been the building of a new US Embassy in Nine Elms.

Despite the recent falls in average house prices near the stations, property experts suggest that values will rise, at least in the surrounding areas.

Billions of pounds of investment have been pumped into the Nine Elms area in recent years, including through the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station

Billions of pounds of investment have been pumped into the Nine Elms area in recent years, including through the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station

Buying agent Henry Pryor said: ‘While some might expect the new stations to be full of people fleeing the Nightmare on Nine Elms Street, these new infrastructure nodes are really going to give the area a genuine lift.

‘Lower Chelsea and the area around Battersea Park may well see prices bumped up by as much as 10 per cent, even if many buyers in SW11 thought that they were high enough.’

We take a look at three properties for sale at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms 

1. Two-bed flat, Battersea Power Station, £1.15m

This luxury flat is close to the Battersea Power Station Underground station, which opened this week in London

This luxury flat is close to the Battersea Power Station Underground station, which opened this week in London

The modern property is on the market for £1.15million and is being sold via estate agents Martin & Co

The modern property is on the market for £1.15million and is being sold via estate agents Martin & Co

Inside, there is an open-plan living area with a fully-fitted kitchen, while outside there is a covered and tiled private balcony

Inside, there is an open-plan living area with a fully-fitted kitchen, while outside there is a covered and tiled private balcony

There are two bedrooms, including the main one boasting an en-suite shower room and room for a baby's cot

There are two bedrooms, including the main one boasting an en-suite shower room and room for a baby’s cot

There is also a smaller balcony at the rear of the flat that overlooks the railway tracks that carries commuters in and out of central London

There is also a smaller balcony at the rear of the flat that overlooks the railway tracks that carries commuters in and out of central London

This luxury two-bedroom flat is in the redeveloped Battersea Power Station and has an asking price of £1.15m.

It has an open-plan living area with a fully-fitted kitchen and a large private balcony.

Residents have access to a library, private cinema, communal gardens, a gym, swimming pool and a concierge service. The flat is being sold via estate agents Martin & Co.

2. Six-bed penthouse, Battersea Power Station, £16m

The modern interiors include designer crittall-style doors and walls, which are made from many panes of glass

The modern interiors include designer crittall-style doors and walls, which are made from many panes of glass

The property has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms - including this one with a cooper bath -, a roof terrace and two parking spaces

The property has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms – including this one with a cooper bath -, a roof terrace and two parking spaces

The penthouse boasts far-reaching views from the private balcony across the River Thames and towards the city

The penthouse boasts far-reaching views from the private balcony across the River Thames and towards the city

The London penthouse has a hefty price tag and is being sold via estate agents Copperstones for £16million

The London penthouse has a hefty price tag and is being sold via estate agents Copperstones for £16million

This luxury penthouse is on the eleventh and twelfth floors of Battersea Power Station, with views across the River Thames and the capital.

It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a roof terrace and two parking spaces.

You’ll need deep pockets to buy it due to its £16million price tag. It is being sold by estate agents Copperstones.

3. Three-bedroom flat, Nine Elms, £3.95m

The three-bedroom flat is in the Ambassador Building in Nine Elms and has a light interior with walnut parquet flooring

The three-bedroom flat is in the Ambassador Building in Nine Elms and has a light interior with walnut parquet flooring

The luxury home has floor to ceiling windows and is being sold via estate agents Johns & Co with an asking price of £3.95m

The luxury home has floor to ceiling windows and is being sold via estate agents Johns & Co with an asking price of £3.95m 

The famous Sky Pool floats 10 storeys up between two skyscrapers at the Embassy Gardens development in London

The famous Sky Pool floats 10 storeys up between two skyscrapers at the Embassy Gardens development in London

This flat is in the Ambassador Building in Nine Elms at the Embassy Gardens development – home to the Sky Pool.

It is three bedrooms, walnut parquet flooring, marble work surfaces and floor to ceiling windows.

It has an asking price of £3.95m and is being sold via estate agents Johns & Co.

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Public spending may have rocketed over the past 20 months due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic but it appears that tax cuts and welfare increases will be on the table nonetheless when the Government sets out its budget on October 12th.

As Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently said, there will be tax measures aimed at “middle-income people in particular”, as well as a welfare package to offset the impact of the rising cost of living.

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