In advance of their 5 day rickshaw race in early November through Madhya Pradesh in India as part of Travels to My Elephant, an effort inspired by the work of the late Mark Shand to help call attention to the plight of endangered Asian elephants and support their conservation, Yasmin and Amber have established a Virgin Money Giving page to raise money for Quintessentially Foundation and Elephant Family.
From this March: Yasmin and Amber with actress Joanna Lumley pose alongside one of the rickshaws that will be raced as a part of Travels To My Elephant
Amber, who set up the page, writes that funds raised will go to helping save endangered Asian elephants, a cause close to both of their hearts. She adds that those who donate will be added to an email list to receive fun pictures and videos of them from the roads of India.
Elephant Family, the organization founded by conservationist Mark Shand, is dedicated to saving the Asian elephant, whose numbers have plummeted by more than 90% in the past century, from extinction. Quintessentially Foundation aims to improve the education, health, and welfare of disadvantaged people worldwide. Your donation will help support both of these important causes.
So far, £267.50 has been raised with a goal of £10,000. Donations will be accepted through November 1st.
Visit Yasmin and Amber’s Virgin Money Giving page to donate.
Yasmin was selected as the muse of innovative fashion designer Mary Katrantzou to appear alongside her in this week’s issue of Stylist Arabia, which was guest edited by Katrantzou and features a look at her upcoming collections.
In the interview inside, Katrantzou speaks of admiring Yasmin since seeing ad campaigns of her as a teenager, praises her individual sense of style and the energy and passion she brings to whatever she does, and says that she feels “so honoured to share the cover with her.” Yasmin, meanwhile, fondly remembers the first Katrantzou show she ever saw, finds the concept of supermodel “absolutely hysterical, no one is saving any souls here,” says “I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t be” a feminist, and shares the name of her favorite song on Duran Duran’s latest album Paper Gods (hint: it’s a bonus track).
Check out a videoclip from the shoot on Stylist Arabia’s Instagram.
Life Through a Lens
Stylist Arabia 15 September 2015
photographer: Antonio Petronzio
fashion editor: Devinder Bains
interview: Cressida Meale
Visit Stylist Arabia’s website for information on how to download the entire magazine for free on their app.