Yasmin and Simon Le Bon support Comic Relief *updated*

UPDATED 17th March 2013: The Blue Steel Appeal auctions have ended.  The highest bid on the dog walk with the Le Bons was £3,433.00 (just over €4000 and US$5000); and Yasmin’s Temperley dress, £240.90 (about €282 and US$364).  Both auctions raised a total of £3679.90 to benefit Red Nose Day and Comic Relief.  Congratulations to the winners!

Male model and spokesman David Gandy has recruited many of his fashionable friends to donate items and unique experiences for Blue Steel Appeal in benefit of Comic Relief, a charity endeavor dedicated to changing lives across the UK and Africa through the power of entertainment.

Yasmin and her three dogs

The Le Bons have donated an opportunity for a very exclusive meet and greet, in which the winner can spend an hour with the couple while walking their dogs through London’s beautiful Richmond Park.  100% of the final sale price will benefit Comic Relief.  You can place your bid on eBay.

Yasmin has also donated one of her Temperley dresses, modeled in this photo by the lovely Amber Le Bon.  Bid on it on eBay.

The auctions run through March 17th, and Gandy promises that new items will be added on a regular basis.

Yasmin and Amber Le Bon for Monsoon spring/summer 2013

It is Monsoon‘s 40th anniversary, and to mark this season’s special Heritage Collection, Yasmin Le Bon and daughter Amber have been chosen to embody the Monsoon woman of spring/summer 2013.MonsoonHeritage7 The images were shot last November by Anders Overgaard in Rajasthan, India, which served as the backdrop for the brand’s first collection in 1973.  Monsoon began out of Rajasthan through the sale of hand-lot printed clothes that were made in neighboring villages.  The Heritage Collection reflects these roots, as many of the pieces in the collection feature hand-lot printing, embroidery, batik, and natural cottons and silks from India and particularly from Rajasthan.MonsoonHeritage1

View behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot and learn more about how the Heritage Collection was produced in this video, narrated by Monsoon founder Peter Simon.  (It is a large file [159 mb], so if you’d rather not wait and aren’t particular about the quality, check it out at The Daily Mail’s You Magazine.  For that reason, please download it and do not watch it on the website!)


You can also view all the images from the Monsoon spring/summer 2013 Lookbook on Yasmin’s website.MonsoonHeritage2

Many kind thanks to Monsoon for providing the images and video.