Making for a tremendous surprise, Yasmin appears on the cover and inside of this week’s F Magazine. She was shot by Alan Gelati, who has lensed her multiple times over the past several years, with fashion editor Chloe Beeney, hair by Philippe Tholimet for David Artists, makeup by Omer Faruk Dinç for David Artists, and manicure by Lucie Pickavance for Carmen.
Stella 13 June 2021
In advance of Yasmin’s interview during Stella Live on 19 June 2021 (which is being held virtually this year, and you can get a ticket to the online event here), she is on the cover and photographed inside of the 13 June 2021 issue of Stella, which is issued free with the Sunday edition of the Telegraph.
She was interviewed inside her bustling London home where, in her usual self-effacing style, she shares some bits about her life, her career, surviving the COVID lockdown, and hitting the odd-side of her 50s:
“From the youngest age I wanted to be another person – much more patient, tolerant and open-minded. My father was so unmaterialistic… I couldn’t ever allow myself to be part of a privileged ghetto. I can’t let go of my father’s example.”
“[I won’t wear miniskirts] with bare legs, though, not any more. Apart from that, there aren’t many rules. The only thing I can’t do now I’m 56 is granny chic. A Chanel jacket looks great on a 20-something, but you can’t do ironic granny style when you are a granny.”
Who’d have thought that the impulsive marriage back in 1985 between the flamboyant pop star and the doe-eyed 21-year-old model he’d spotted on the cover of a magazine would prove to be a rock of ages? The bride wore Benetton because it was the only store open that morning, and received a £30 wedding ring that she has since tried repeatedly to lose, “but it always makes its way back to me.”
Yasmin took the girls everywhere, including on tour with Duran Duran. “I was pretty strict. We had to be. I said, ‘Look, if you’re going to come to all these nice places, you have to behave.'”
“The hardest thing about marriage,” she says, “isn’t the rows, it’s the indifference. Luckily Simon makes me laugh, a lot.” That doesn’t mean being together for so long during lockdown was easy. “He really is mad sometimes. He likes to provoke, whereas I sometimes worry about the tone I used to say hello to someone 30 years ago.”
She jokes that she’s fantasised about killing him over the years. “A lot. He’s horrified by the many methods I’ve imagined.”
Photographer: Adam Whitehead
Fashion Director: Sophie Warburton
Makeup: Wendy Rowe
Hairstylist: Liz Taw
Photography Director: Krishna Sheth & Naomi McCullen
Madame Germany January/February 2020
Yasmin steps into the new decade with a cover and editorial in the January/February 2020 issue of German Madame magazine. The team behind this shoot are photographer Simon Emmett, fashion editor/stylist Natalie Manchot, hairstylist Tyler Johnston, makeup artist Kelly Cornwell, and casting director Sergio Bongiovanni. Simon Emmett most recently shot Yasmin for the March 2019 issue of L’Officiel Switzerland, and Tyler Johnston last worked with Yasmin four years ago on the April 2015 issue of Elle Germany.
Stella 17 March 2019
Yasmin was featured in this past weekend’s Stella magazine, a supplement to the Telegraph. Inside, she displays her stunning beauty and irreverent, witty, filterless remarks.
The older you get, the more you need to hold on to your rock’n’roll. I like [to shop for] labels that design for people like me – characters who just never want to grow up. I would be a rock chick for ever. I wear more miniskirts now than I did in my 20s and 30s. I’m sure people say things behind my back, but what I don’t hear or see doesn’t hurt me.
I don’t go on social media, really. You have to be so careful not to spend your time comparing and despairing. It’s so easy to do, no matter how good of a place you’re in. I just think if I don’t see all those people, then I feel like I’m in a happy, positive place, and consequently I feel quite differently about myself.
I’m lucky if I do two dry days. It’s nice to take care of yourself and it’s good for my liver to have a rest sometimes, because it does work hard. I love you, liver. But I can’t really stick to anything. Life’s too short.
photographer: Nick Haddow
stylist: Lorna McGee
hair: Ken O’Rourke
makeup: Sarah Reygate
Elegance magazine issue #2 2019
Yasmin continues her recent career renaissance with an appearance in Dutch magazine Elegance, with photographs by Stephanie Pistel, fashion editor Pedro Dias, makeup by Clare Read, hair by Tracie Cant, and post by Stephan Lesger.
L’Officiel Switzerland March 2019
L’Officiel Switzerland marks its 5th anniversary by featuring Yasmin on its cover, one of the many inspiring, pioneering women to grace the pages of its March issue.
photographer: Simon Emmett
stylist: Lorna McGee
hair: Tracie Cant at Premier
makeup: Liz Pugh at Premier
digital assistant: Sam Ford
photo assistant: Tom Frimley
stylist assistant: Sara Mtimet
Marie Claire Italia March 2019
Italian Marie Claire has selected 4 supermodels to be featured on the covers of their March 2019 issue as part of their “Generazione top” whom they celebrate as having marked the past four decades of fashion and of our lives.
In her 50s, Yasmin is described as a “madre e nonna che vive senza nostalgia,” who finds that the most drastic change she has experienced in over 30 years in the public eye is the loss of anonymity. “Social networks have given the chance to be more creative and open to the world, if you want to. The problem is understanding when it’s time to turn off, to click the ‘off’ button. Today it seems obligatory to have to spread one’s private life.” Yasmin is a fairly recent addition to Instagram but is wary over the frequent obsession with the numbers of one’s followers and the pressures of today’s world to comment on everything, no matter how minor. “For me the important thing is who follows you, not how many people follow you. It’s an empty world, it’s not mine.”
photographer: Álvaro Beamud Cortés
stylist: Maria Giulia Riva
makeup: Luciano Chiarello for Atomo Management
hair: Alessandro Rebecchi for Green Apple
Country & Town House December 2018
Yasmin is on the cover and inside of the December 2018 issue of Country & Town House. The 54 year old grandmother barely looks a day older from when she first appeared in the magazine 7 years ago.
photographer: Rachell Smith
fashion director: Nicole Smallwood
makeup: Nathalie Eleni
hair: Simon Izzard for Blushes Salons
photographer’s assistants: Oscar Yoosefinejad and Jess Ralph
stylist’s assistant: Meg Edmond
Vanity Fair En Route September 2018
Yasmin appears on the cover of Vanity Fair En Route, a supplement to the September 2018 issue of Vanity Fair UK, out today.
Inside, she describes her experience of test-driving the latest Ford Mustang GT convertible. (Her verdict? She was particularly fond of the “earthy rumble” of the motor and the ease of putting the top down but lamented that it was not smooth at low speed despite its torque and lacked the aspect of immediacy and danger she expected in other performance cars.) Read the full review on Vanity Fair’s website.
photographer: Matt Holyoak
stylist: Hannah Teare
Stella 15 July 2018
Yasmin appears on the cover and inside of this past weekend’s Stella magazine, where she was photographed in some of the pieces she will be selling tomorrow on Vestiaire Collective.
In the accompanying interview, she talks about becoming a grandmother (daughter Saffron gave birth to son Taro in June), her decision to part with pieces of her wardrobe, and her determination not to grow old gracefully.
photographer: Richard Truscott
fashion editor: Caroline Leaper
stylist: Harriet Elton
hair: Tracie Cant at Premier
makeup: Kenneth Soh at Frank
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